Hawaii Biological Survey Staff


Norine W. Yeung, Ph.D.

Malacology Researcher

phone: 808-847-8218
fax: 808-847-8252
email: norine[at]bishopmuseum.org


  • Ph.D., Zoology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu.
  • M.S., Zoology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu
  • B.S., Zoology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu

Research Interests

  • Evolutionary mechanisms and processes that generate, maintain, and in some cases, reduce biodiversity
  • Bridging the gap between science and public outreach through the development of environmental education curricula
  • Conservation of Pacific Island biodiversity, with emphasis on terrestrial snails

Field Work and Museum Studies

  • Extensive surveys throughout the Hawaiian Islands, limited field work in SE USA
  • Using historic and recently collected museum specimens to assess the systematics of Hawaiian land snails
  • Digitization of museum collections

Professional Experience

  • Malacology Researcher, Bishop Museum (2015-present)
  • Research Collaborator – Smithsonian Institution, US National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC (2011-2015).
  • Assistant Research Faculty - University of Hawaii, Pacific Biosciences Research Center, Center for Conservation Research & Training, Honolulu, HI (2010-2015)

Selected Publications

Meyer, WM, DA Gary, NW Yeung, K Leung, PA Curry, C Dirks, J Leon, DTB Ressler and KA Hayes. 2014. Snail plant preferences in Mt. Kaala Natural Area Reserve, Oahu, Hawaii. Journal of Molluscan Studies doi: 10.1093/mollus/eyu065

Kim, JR, KA Hayes, NW Yeung and RH Cowie. 2014. Diverse gastropod hosts of Angiostrongylus cantonensis, the rat lungworm, globally and with a focus in the Hawaiian Islands. PLoS One 9(5): e94969 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0094969

Durkan, TH, NW Yeung, WM Meyer III, KA Hayes and RH Cowie. 2013. Evaluating the efficacy of land snail survey techniques in Hawaii: implications for conservation throughout the Pacific. Biodiversity and Conservation 22: 3223-3232.

Curry, PA and NW Yeung. 2013. Predation on endemic Hawaiian land snails by the invasive snail Oxychilus alliarius. Biodiversity and Conservation 22: 3165-3169.

Yeung, NW, KA Hayes and RH Cowie. 2013. Effects of washing produce contaminated with the snail and slug hosts of Angiostrongylus cantonensis with three common household solutions. Hawaiian Journal of Medicine and Public Health 72 (6) (Supplement 2): 83-86.

Kim, JR, KA Hayes, NW Yeung and RH Cowie. 2013. Definitive, intermediate paratenic and accidental hosts of Angiostrongylus cantonensis and its molluscan intermediate hosts in Hawaii. Hawaiian Journal of Medicine and Public Health 72 (6) (Supplement 2): 10.

Hayes, KA, NW Yeung, JR Kim and RH Cowie. 2012. New records of alien Gastropoda in the Hawaiian Islands: 1996-2010. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 112: 21-28.

Christensen, CC, NW Yeung and K.A. Hayes. 2012. First records of Paralaoma servilis (Shuttleworth, 1852) (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Punctidae) in the Hawaiian Islands. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 112: 3-7.

Meyer, WM, III and NW Yeung. 2011. Trophic relationships among terrestrial molluscs in a Hawaiian rain forest: analysis of carbon and nitrogen isotopes. Journal of Tropical Ecology 27(4): 441-445.

Yeung, NW, DB Carlon, and S Conant. 2009. Testing subspecies hypothesis with molecular markers and morphometrics in the Pacific White Tern complex. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 98: 586-595.

VanderWerf, EA, LC Young, NW Yeung, and DB Carlon. 2009. Stepping stone speciation in Hawaii’s flycatchers: Molecular divergence supports new island endemics within the ‘Elepaio. Conservation Genetics, DOI 10.1007/s10592-009-9958-1.

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