Dieter Mueller-Dombois

Emeritus Professor of Botany

Academic Background

  • Agrar Ingenieur (German degree in Agricultural Engineering), University of Stuttgart- Hohenheim, 1951
  • B. S.F., University of British Columbia, 1955
  • Ph.D. in Forest Ecology, University of British Columbia, 1960
  • Forest Research Officer, Canada Department of Forestry, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1958-1963
  • Assistant Professor of Botany, University of Hawaii, 1963-1968
  • Associate Professor of Botany, University of Hawaii 1968-1972
  • Professor of Botany, University of Hawaii 1972 – 1990
  • Professor Emeritus, 1990

Research Support

  • Principal Investigator, “Forest Site Classification for Southeastern Manitoba”, 1959-1963, supported by Canadian Government.
  • Principal Investigator, NSF GB 23230, “Vegetation Processes on New Volcanic Surfaces in Hawaii”, 1965-1968; $24,500.
  • Principal Investigator and Field Director, Smithsonian-University of Ceylon PL-480 Ecology Project on “Monsoon Grasslands and Vegetation-Elephant Relationships in Monsoon Forests” in Sri Lanka, 1967-1969; $250,000.
  • On-Site Administrator of “Ceylon Flora Project” PL-480 Grant to Smithsonian Institution (F. R- Fosberg, P.I.) and University of Ceylon, Peradeniya, 1967-1969; $300,000.
  • Executive Director, Scientific Coordinator and Principal Investigator of Hawaii IBP (Intern. Biol. Program) Island Ecosystems IRP (Integrated Research Program) 1970-1976; $1,500,000.
  • Principal Investigator, “Ecological Investigations of Acacia koa“, supported by Bishop Estate, Honolulu, 1972-1974; $8,000.
  • Principal Investigator, National Park Service Contract CX-8000-6-0006 “Ecological Investigations of the ‘ohi’a Dieback Problem in Hawaii”, 1975-1977; $55,000.
  • Principal Investigator, NSF DEB-7910993, “Spatial Variation and Succession in Tropical Island Rain Forests”, 1979-1983; $425,000.
  • Principal Investigator, EWC-UH Collaborative Research Grant “Nutrient Potentials in Disturbed and Undisturbed Sections of a Hawaiian Rain Forest Watershed”, 1983-1984; $14,000.
  • Principal Investigator, McIntire-Stennis Grant Haw-00684 on “The Metrosideros Dieback Problem in Hawaii: Soil Nutrient and Successional Relationships”, 1982-1985; $15,000.
  • Principal Investigator, McIntire- Stennis Grant Haw-00684 on “Developing a Growth Simulation Model for Tree Senescence in Metrosideros Populations”, 1985-1987; $25,000
  • Co-Principal Investigator, NSF Grant BSR-8416178 on “The Role of Myrica faya in Altering Primary Succession in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park”. Collaborative Research with Peter M. Vitousek from Stanford University, 1985-1987; $121,000.
  • Principal Investigator, “Environmental Changes and Recovery of Cut-over Lowland Rainforest in Hawaii”. Supported by Campbell Estate, 1986-1988; $40,000.
  • Co-Principal Investigator, NSF Grant BSR-8718004 on “The Role of Myrica faya in Altering Primary Succession in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park”. Collaborative Research with Peter M. Vitousek, Stanford University, Phase II, 1987-1990; $130,000.
  • Co-Principal Investigator, NSF Grant BSR-8918525 “Ecosystem Dynamics in Hawaii”. Collaborative research with Peter M. Vitousek, Stanford University, 1990-1996; $671,025.
  • Principal Investigator, NARS (Natural Area Reserves System) Grant for Student Project, “Population Dynamics of Woody Species in the Dry/ Mesic Forest Mosaic of Pahole Natural Area, Oahu”, 1990-1991; $9,080.
  • Principal Investigator, NARS Grant for Student Project, “Vegetation Mapping of Lihau, West Maui Natural Area Reserve”, 1991-1992; $8,300.
  • Co-Principal Investigator, NSF Grant BSR-8918525 “Ecosystem Dynamics in Hawaii”. Collaborative research with Peter M. Vitousek, Stanford University, 1990-1997; $671,025.
  • Principal Investigator, MacArthur Grant 98-52474-GSS: “Initiating the Pacific-Aska Biodiversity Transect Network (the PABITRA net):, June 1998; $30,000.
  • Principal Investigator APN Award 2002-17 on “PABITRA Network for Collaborative Research on the Ecology of Global Change in Island Landscapes of the Tropical Pacific”, 2002/2003; $45,000.

Honors Awarded

  • Gifford Pinchot Award of the U.S. Forest Service for Forest Ecology Research in Hawaii, 1981
  • Double Merit Award for Distinguished Service at the University of Hawaii, 1982
  • Hawaii Governor’s Award for Service as Commissioner on the Hawaii State Natural Area Reserves System Commission, 1972-1984
  • Fujio Matsuda Scholarship, University of Hawaii, 1988
  • John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Award (97-44271) in support of book publication, $35,000, 1997
  • The Reinhold T’xen Prize, 2000
  • Honorable Doctor’s Degree in Engineering (Dr. h.c.) received from Brandenburg Technical University, Cottbus, Germany, 2004
  • Distinguished Service Award, Hawai’i Conservation Conference, 2006
  • Gregory Medal, 21st Pacific Science Congress in Okinawa, Japan, 2007

Teaching

  • General Botany, (introductory botany lecture and laboratory course). University of Hawaii, 1963-1966.
  • Evolution (intermediate-level lecture course). University of Hawaii, 1964-1966.
  • Plant Ecology (intermediate-level lecture and lab course). University of Hawaii, 1963-1966.
  • Plant and Vegetation Ecology (lecture, labs and field trips). University of Ceylon, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1967-1969.
  • Vegetation Ecology (intermediate-level lecture, indoor and field lab course); wrote a textbook in this area with H. Ellenberg: Aims and Methods of Vegetation Ecology, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 547 p. 1974; course taught every spring semester, 1970 to 1990.
  • Plant Ecology and Environmental Measurements (intermediate-level lecture, indoor and field lab course); taught every fall semester, 1969-1990.
  • Graduate Seminar in Ecology (each spring semester),  1970-1990.

Chairmanship of Graduate Students

  • Completed PhD’s: 18 dissertations
  • Completed MSc’s: 17 theses

Professional Service

  • President, Hawaiian Botanical Society, 1965-66.
  • Pacific Science Association Chairman of Committee on Ecology, Conservation and Environmental Protection, 1975-present.
  • Adjunct Research Associate, East-West Center Environment and Policy Institute 1979-1985.
  • Research Affiliate, Bernice P. Bishop Museum, 1969-present.
  • Commissioner, Hawaii State Governor’s Commission on Natural Area Reserves System, 1972-84.
  • U.S. Editor of Phytocoenologia (International J. of Vegetation Science), 1973-present.
  • Member, Ecology Commission of IUCN, 1975-1985.
  • Member, Advisory Committee of Environmental Studies Certificate, University of Hawaii, 1980-85.
  • Member, US Congress Advisory Panel on OTA Project, “Integrated Renewable Resource Management for US Insular Areas”, 1985.
  • President of ATB (Amer. Assoc. of Trop. Biology) 1986.
  • Member, Coordinating Committee of Tropical Mountain Program in IUBS “Decade for Tropics” Program, 1984-1994.
  • University of Hawaii Representative to OTS (Organization for Tropical Studies), 1986-1990.
  • National Academy of Science Delegate to 23rd General Assembly of IUBS, Canberra, 1988.
  • Member, Advisory Council of IAVS (the Intern. Assoc. for Vegetation Science) 1991-present.
  • Honorary Life Member of IAVS since 1997.
  • Honorary Life Member of PSA since 1999.
  • Member, Steering Committee of DIWPA (Diversitas in Western Pacific and Asia), 1996-present.
  • International Coordinator of PABITRA (Pacific-Asia Biodiversity Transect) Network, 1998-present.

Membership in Professional Societies

  • American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS)
  • Ecol. Soc. of America (ESA)
  • Intern. Soc. for Vegetation Science (IAVS) honorary life member
  • Intern. Soc. for Tropical Ecology (ISTE)
  • Intern. Association for Ecology (INTECOL)
  • Assoc. for Tropical Biology (ATB)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS), Fellow
  • Pacific Science Assoc. (PSA), honorary life member
  • Hawaiian Botanical Society, life member

Publications

  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1964. The forest habitat types in southeastern Manitoba and their application to forest management Can J. Bot. 42: 1417-1444.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1964. Effect of depth to water table on height growth of tree seedlings in a greenhouse. Forest Sci. 10 (3): 306-316.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1965. Techniques for studying soil-water-growth relations on an artificial slope. Pages 153-161 in Forest-Soil Relationships in North America. C.T.Youngberg, ed. Oregon State University Press. 523 p.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1965. Ecogeographic criteria for mapping forest habitats in southeastern Manitoba. Forestry Chron. (Canada) 41 (2): 188-206.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1965. Initial stages of secondary succession in the coastal Douglas-fir and western hemlock zones. Ecology of Western North America I: 38-41.
  • Doty, M. S. and D. Mueller-Dombois. 1966. Atlas for Bioecology Studies in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. University of Hawaii, Hawaii Botanical Science Paper No. 2. 507 p. Republished 1970 as College of Trop. Agric. Hawaii Agric. Expt. Sta. Miscell. Public. No. 89.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. and H.P. Sims. 1966. Response of three grasses to two soils and a water table depth gradient. Ecology 47 (4): 644-648.
  • Doty, M.S. and D. Mueller-Dombois. 1966. The biology of fresh, brackish and saline water as it contributes to tropical delta formation. Pages 253-256 in Scientific Problems of Humid Tropical Zone Deltas and their Implications. Proceedings of the Dacca Symposium. Published by UNESCO, Paris. 422 p.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1967. Ecological relations in the alpine and subalpine vegetation on Mauna Loa, Hawaii. J. of Indian Botan. Soc. 96 (4): 403-411.
  • Ellenberg, H. and D. Mueller-Dombois. 1967. A key to Raunkiaer plant life forms with revised subdivisions. Ber. Geob. Inst. ETH R’bel, Z’rich 37: 56-73.
  • Ellenberg, H. and D. Mueller-Dombois. 1967. Tentative physiognomic-ecological classification of plant formations of the Earth. Ber. Geob. Inst. ETH R’bel, Z’rich 37: 21-55.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. and C.H. Lamoureux. 1967. Soil-vegetation relationships in Hawaiian kipukas. Pac. Sci. 21: 286-299.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. and V.J. Krajina. 1968. Comparison of east-flank vegetations on Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. Rec. Adv. Trop. Ecol 2: 508-520.
  • Sims, H.P. and D. Mueller-Dombois. 1968. Effect of grass competition and depth to water table on height growth of tree seedlings in a greenhouse. Ecology 49: 597-603.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1968. Ecogeographic analysis of a climate map of Ceylon with particular reference to vegetation. Including climate diagram map of Ceylon at 1:506,880. The Ceylon Forester 8 (3&4): 39-58.
  • Crum, H. and D. Mueller-Dombois. 1968. Two new mosses of Hawaii. J. Hattori Botan. Lab 31: 293-296.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1969 Vegetation map of Ruhuna National Park, Ceylon. 5 sheets, 1:31,680. Published by Ceylon Survey Department.
  • Doty, M.S., F.R. Fosberg and D. Mueller-Dombois. 1969. Initial site studies for the International Biological Program in the Tropical and Far Western Pacific. Micronesica 5 (2): 283-293.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1970. Vegetation map of Wilpattu National Park, Ceylon. 4 sheets, 1:31,680. Published by Ceylon Survey Department.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. ed. 1970. Hawaii Terrestrial Biology Subprogram: First Progress Report and Second-year Budget. US/IBP Univ. Hawaii,Tech. Rep. No. 1, 144 p.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1971. Planned utilization of the lowland tropical forests. Nature and Resources. Unesco, Paris. 7: 18-22.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. and Malini Perera. 1971. Ecological differentiation and soil fungal distribution in the montane grasslands of Ceylon. Ceylon J. of Sci. 9 (1): 1-41.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1972. Crown distortion and elephant distribution in the woody vegetation of Ruhuna National Park, Ceylon. Ecology 53 (2): 208-226.
  • Kartawinata, K. and D. Mueller-Dombois. 1972. Phytosociology and ecology of the natural dry-grass communities on Oahu, Hawaii. Reinwardtia 8 (3): 369-494.
  • Richmond, T. De A. and D. Mueller-Dombois. 1972. Coastline ecosystems on Oahu, Hawaii. Vegetatio 25 (5-6): 367-400.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1972. Relationships between monsoon vegetation and elephants in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Wild Life Bull. 18-20: 8-11.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1972. Natural vegetation and agricultural development in the hill country of Ceylon. Loris (The J. of the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society of Ceylon) 12 (5): 262-263.
  • Mi, M.P., S. Yamashiro and D. Mueller-Dombois. 1972. Data storage and retrieval for the study of Hawaiian ecosystems. Pages 243-245 in Proceed Fifth Intern. Conf. on Systems Sciences, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. and G. Spatz. 1972. The influence of sulfur dioxide fuming on the vegetation surrounding the Kahe Power Plant on Oahu, Hawaii. Univ. Hawaii US/IBP Tech. Rep. No. 14, 46 p.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D., ed. 1972. Island Ecosystems Stability and Evolution Subprogram. Second Progress Report and Third-year Budget. US/IBP Univ. Hawaii, Tech. Rep. No. 2. 290 p.
  • Spatz, G. and D. Mueller-Dombois. 1973. The influence of feral goats on koa tree reproduction in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Ecology 54 (4): 870-876.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1973. A non-adapted vegetation interferes with soil water removal in a tropical rain forest area in Hawaii. Trop. Ecol. 24: 1-18.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1973. Soils of Ruhuna National Park. Sri Lanka Wild Life Bull. 24-26: 6-7.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1973. Natural area system development for the Pacific region, a concept and symposium. Univ. Hawaii US/IBP Techn. Report No. 26, 55 p.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. and KW. Bridges, eds. 1973. Origin and Structure of Ecosystems Subprogram. Third Progress Report and Budget for FY 74 and FY 75. US/IBP Univ. Hawaii, Tech. Rep. No. 21, 153 p.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. and H. Ellenberg. 1974. Aims and Methods of Vegetation Ecology. John Wiley & Sons, New York. 547 p.
  • Smathers, G. A. and D. Mueller-Dombois. 1974. Invasion and Recovery of Vegetation after a Volcanic Eruption in Hawaii. National Park Service Scientific Monogr. Series No. 5, 129 p.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1974. The ohia dieback problem in Hawaii: A proposal for integrated research. Univ. Hawaii/CPSU Tech. Report No. 3, 35 p.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. and F. R. Fosberg. 1974. Vegetation map of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Univ. Hawaii/CPSU Tech. Report No. 4, 44 p.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. and K. W. Bridges, eds. 1974 Origin and Structure of Ecosystems Subprogram. Fourth Progress Report and Budget Proposal for FY 75. US/IBP Univ. Hawaii Tech. Rep. No. 36, 44 p.
  • Walter, H., E. Harnickel and D. Mueller-Dombois. 1975. Climate-Diagram Maps of Individual Continents and Ecological Climatic Regions of the Earth. Vol. X of H. Walter’s Series: Vegetation Monographs of World Regions. Gustav Fischer, Stuttgart. 36 p. + 9 maps.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1975. Some aspects of island ecosystem analysis. Pages 353-366 in Tropical Ecological Systems: Trends in Aquatic and Terrestrial Research. F.B.. Golley and E. Medina, eds. Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, Berlin. Vol. 11. Ecol. Studies Series. 398 p.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. and G. Spatz. 1975. Application of the relev’ method to insular tropical vegetation for an environmental impact study. Phytocoenologia 2 (3/4 ): 417- 429.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. and G.A. Smathers. 1975. Sukzession nach einem Vulkanausbruch auf der Insel Hawaii. Pages 158-188 in Sukzessionsforschung, Ber. Intern. Symp. der Vereinigung f’r Vegetationskunde. W. Schmidt, ed. Cramer, Vaduz.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. and G. Spatz. 1975. The influence of feral goats on the lowland vegetation in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Phytocoenologia 3 (1): 1-29.
  • Spatz, G. and D. Mueller-Dombois. 1975. Succession patterns after pig digging in the grassland communities on Mauna Loa, Hawaii. Phytocoenologia 3 (2/3): 346-373.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1976. The major vegetation types and ecological zones in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and their application to park management and research. Pages 149-161 in Proceed. First Conf. on Nat. Sci. Hawaii Volc. National Park. C.W. Smith, ed. Coop. National Park Studies Unit, University of Hawaii, Honolulu. 243 p.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1977. Integrierung von Tier-und Pflanzensoziologie an der Ostflanke des Mauna Loa, Insel Hawaii. Pages 451-453 in Proceed. 20th Intern. Sympos. Intern. Soc. for Vegetation Science, R. T’xen, ed. Cramer, Vaduz.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1978. Hawaii IBP Synthesis: Brief introduction survey. The Mauna Loa transect analysis. Pages 219-230 in Proceed. Second Confer. in Natural Sciences, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. C.W. Smith, ed. Cooper. National Park Resources Studies Unit, Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa, Dept. of Botany, Honolulu. 354 p.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1978. Island Ecosystems: what is unique about their ecology. Pages 231-234 in Proceed Second Confer. in Natural Sciences, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. C.W. Smith, ed. Cooper. National Park Resources Studies Unit, Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa, Dept. of Botany, Honolulu. 354 p.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1979. Aspekte der Sukzessionsforschung auf der Insel Hawaii. Pages 491-500 in Vegetationsentwicklung (Syndynamik). Ber. Intern. Symp. der Intern. Vereinigung f’r Vegetationskunde. R.T’xen, ed. Cramer, Vaduz.
  • Pemadasa, M. A. and D. Mueller-Dombois. 1979. An ordination study of montane grasslands of Sri Lanka. J. of Ecol. 67: 1009-1023.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1979. Succession following goat removal in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Pages 1149-1151 in Proceed. First Confer. on Scientific Research in National Parks. R.M. Linn, ed. USDI National Park Service Transactions & Proceed. Series No. 5. 1325 p.
  • Qureshi, A. H., L. S. Hamilton, D. Mueller-Dombois, W. R. H. Perera, and R. A. Carpenter. 1980. Assessing Tropical Forest Lands: Their Suitability for Sustanable Uses. East-West Environment and Policy Institute, East-West Center Publ. Honolulu. 69 p.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1980 The ‘ohi’a dieback phenomenon in the Hawaiian rain forest. Pages 153-161 in The Recovery Process in Damaged Ecosystems. John Cairns, Jr., ed. Ann Arbor Science Publishers, Inc. 167 p.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. and H. Ellenberg. 1980. Methods available for vegetation classification and their suitability for various purposes. Pages 26-54 in The IBP Survey of Conservation Sites: An Experimental Study. A.R. Clapham, ed. IBP Internat’l Series No. 24. Cambridge University Press. 334 p.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. and A.L. Dahl. 1980. Monitoring island ecosystems: an approach for conservation purposes. Pages 150-159 in Proceed. of the XIVth Pac. Sci.Congress, Khabarovsk August 1979 Publ. by USSR. Acad. of Sciences, Moscow.
  • Gerrish, G. and D. Mueller-Dombois. 1980. Behavior of native and non-native plants in two tropical rain forests on Oahu, Hawaiian Islands. Phytocoenologia 8 (2): 237-295.
  • Mueller Dombois, D. 1980. Spatial variation and vegetation dynamics in the coastal lowland ecosystem, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Pages 235-248 in Proceed. 3rd Conf. on Natural Sciences, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. C.W. Smith, ed. Coop. Park Studies Unit/Univ. Hawaii. 396 p.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D., J. D. Jacobi, R. G. Cooray and N. Balakrishnan l980. Ecological Investigations of the ‘ohi’a Dieback Problem in Hawaii. Second ed. College of Trop. Agri. and Human Resources. Miscell. Public. No. 181. 64 p.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1981. Spatial variation and succession in tropical island rain forests. Hawaii Botan. Sci. Paper 41. 93 p.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D., K. W. Bridges and H. L. Carson, eds. 1981. Island Ecosystems: Biological Organization in Selected Hawaiian Communities. US/IBP Synthesis Series 15. Hutchinson-Ross Publ. Co. Distributed by Academic Press. 583 p.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1981. Some environmental conditions and the general design of IBP research in Hawaii. Pages 3-32 in Island Ecosystems. US/IBP Synthesis Series 15. Hutchinson-Ross Publ. 583 p.
  • Mueller Dombois, D. and KW. Bridges. 1981. Spatial distribution of island biota: introduction. Pages 35-76 in Island Ecosystems. US/IBP Synthesis Series 15. Hutchinson-Ross Publ. 583 p.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D., G. Spatz, S. Conant, P. Q. Tomich, F. J. Radowsky, J. M. Tenorio, W.Gagne, B. M. Brennan, W. C. Mitchell, D. Springer, G. A. Samuelson, J. L. Gressitt, W. A. Steffan, Y. K Paik, K. C. Sung, D. E. Hardy, M. D. Delfinado, D. Fujii, M. S. Doty, L. J. Watson, M. F. Stoner, and G. E. Baker. 1981. Altitudinal distribution of organisms along an island mountain transect. Pages 77-180 in Island Ecosystems. US/IBP Synthesis Series 15. Hutchinson-Ross Publ. 583 p.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1981. Spatial integration of organisms studied along the transect. Pages 181-210 in Island Ecosystems US/IBP Synthesis Series 15. Hutchinson-Ross Publ. 583 p.
  • Berger, A. J., D. Mueller-Dombois, S. Conant, F. J. Radovsky and F. G. Howarth. 1981. Community structure and niche differentiation: introduction. Pages 213-230 in Island Ecosystems. US/IBP Synthesis Series 15. Hutchinson-Ross Publ. 583 p.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D., R. G. Coorey, J. E. Maka, G. Spatz, W. C. Gagne, F. G. Howarth, J. L. Gressitt, G. A. Samuelson, S. Conant, and P. Q. Tomich. 1981. Structural variation of organism groups in the Kilauea forest. Pages 231-317 in Island Ecosystems. US/IBP Synthesis Series 15. Hutchinson-Ross Publ. 583p.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. and F.G. Howarth. 1981. Niche and life-form integration in island communities. Pages 337-364 in Island Ecosystems. US/IBP Synthesis Series 15. Hutchinson-Ross Publ. 583 p.
  • Bridges, K. W., C. H. Lamoureux, D. Mueller-Dombois, P. Q. Tomich, J. R. Leeper, J. W. Beardsley, W. A. Stefan, Y. K Paik, and K. C. Sung. 1981. Temporal variation of organisms studied. Pages 391-422 in Island Ecosystems. US/IBP Synthesis Series 15. Hutchinson- Ross Publ. 583 p.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1981. Island ecosystems: what is unique about their ecology? pages 485-501 in Island Ecosystems. US/IBP Synthesis Series 15. Hutchinson-Ross Publ. 583 p.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1981. Understanding Hawaiian forest ecosystems: the key to biological conservation. Pages 502-520 in Island Ecosystems. US/IBP Synthesis Series 15. 583 p.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1981. Ecological measurements and microbial populations. Pages 123- 184 in The Fungal Community: Organization and Role in the Ecosystems. D.T. Wicklow and G.C. Caroll, eds. Marcel Dekker, Inc. New York. 855 p.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1981. Fire in tropical ecosystems. Pages 137-176 in Fire Regimes and Ecosystem Properties. H.A. Mooney, T.M. Bonnicksen, N.L. Christensen, J.E. Lotan, and W.A. Reiners, eds. USDA Forest Service Gen. Tech. Report WO-26. 594 p.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1981. Vegetation dynamics in a coastal grassland of Hawaii. Vegetatio 46: 131-140.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1981. The ecological series approach to forest land classification. Pages 105-139 in Assessing Tropical Forest Lands: Their Suitability for Sustainable Uses. R.A. Carpenter, ed. Tycooly Internat’l, Ltd. Bray Co., Wicklow, Ireland. 337 p.
  • Pemadasa, M.A. and D. Mueller-Dombois. 1981. An association-analysis of montane grasslands in Sri Lanka. Austral. J. Ecol. 6: 111-121.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1982. Canopy dieback in indigenous forests of Pacific islands. Hawaiian Bot. Soc. Newsletter 21: 2-6.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1982. Island ecosystem stability and Metrosideros dieback. Pages 138-146 in Proceed.4th Conf. in Natural Sci., Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Coop. National Park Studies Unit Dept. of Botany, Univ. of Hawaii, Honolulu. 189 p.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D., J. E. Canfield, R. A. Holt and G. P. Buelow. 1983. Tree-group death in North-American and Hawaiian forests: a pathological problem or a new problem for vegetation ecology? Phytocoenologia 11 (1): 117-137.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1983. Population death in Hawaiian plant communities: a new causal theory and its successional significance. Tuexenia (G
  • ‘ttingen) 3: 117-130.
  • Vitousek, P. M., K. Van Cleve, D. Mueller-Dombois and N. Balakrishnan. 1983. Soil development and nitrogen turnover in montane rain forest soils in Hawaii. Biotropica 15 (4): 268-274.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D., K. Kartawinata and L. L. Handley. 1983. Conservation of species and habitats: a major responsibility in development planning. Pages 1-51 in Natural Systems for Development: What Planners Need to Know. R.A. Carpenter, ed. Macmillan Publish. Co. 488 p.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1983. Stand-level dieback in New Zealand forests and the theory of cohort senescence. Hawaiian Bot. Soc. Newsletter 22: 33-42.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1983. Canopy dieback and successional processes in Pacific forests. Pac. Sci. 37 (4): 317-325.
  • Jacobi, J. D., G. Gerrish and D. Mueller Dombois. 1983. ‘ohi’a dieback in Hawaii: vegetation changes in permanent plots. Pac. Sci. 37 (4): 327-337.
  • Balakrishnan, N. and D. Mueller-Dombois. 1983. Nutrient studies in relation to habitat types and canopy dieback in the montane rain forest ecosystem, Island of Hawaii. Pac. Sci. 37 (4): 339-359.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1983. Canopy dieback and dynamic processes in Pacific forests: introductory statement and concluding synthesis. Pac. Sci. 37 (4): 313-316; 483-489.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D., P. M. Vitousek, and K. W. Bridges. 1984. Canopy dieback and ecosystem processes in Pacific forests: a progress report and research proposal. Hawaii Bot Sci. Paper No. 44. 100 p.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1984. Zum Baumgruppensterben in pazifischen Inselw’ldern. Phytocoenologia 12 (1): 1-8.
  • Burton, P. J. and D. Mueller-Dombois. 1984. Response of Metrosideros polymorpha seedlings to experimental canopy opening. Ecology 65 (3): 779-791.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1984. Classification and mapping of plant communities: a review with emphasis on tropical vegetation. Pages 21-88 in The Role of Terrestrial Vegetation in the Global Carbon Cycle: Measurement by Remote Sensing. SCOPE 23, ed. by G.M. Woodwell. John Wiley & Sons Ltd. 247 p.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1985. ‘ohi’a dieback in Hawaii: 1984 synthesis and evaluation. Pac. Sci. 39 (2): 150-170.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1985. The biological resource value of native forest in Hawai’i with special reference to the tropical lowland rainforest at Kalapana. ‘Elepaio 45 (10): 95-101.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1985. ‘ohi’a dieback and protection management in the Hawaiian rainforest. Pages 103-474 in Hawai`i’s Terrestrial Ecosystems: Preservation and Management C. P. Stone and J. M. Scott, eds. Coop. National Park Resources Studies Unit, University of Hawaii. 494 p.
  • Mueller Dombois, D. 1985. Dieback in montane tropical rainforests: Hawaii and Papua New Guinea. Pages 201-208 in Ecology and Resource Management in the Tropics. Vol. 1, Varanasi, India.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1986. Perspectives for an etiology of stand-level dieback. Ann. Rev. Ecol. Syst. 17: 221-243.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1987. Waldsterben auf Hawaii. Geogr. Rundschau 39 (1): 39- 43.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1987. Natural dieback in forests. BioScience 37 (8): 575-583.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1987. Forest dynamics in Hawaii. Trends Ecol & Evol. 2 (7): 216-220
  • Burton, P. J., D. Mueller-Dombois and N. Balakrishnan. 1987. Effects of light intensity on the foliar nutrient content of field-grown Metrosideros polymorpha seedlings. J. Plant Nutrition 10 (6): 663-676.
  • Vitousek, P. M., L. R. Walker, L. D. Whiteaker, D. Mueller-Dombois and P. A. Matson. 1987. Biological invasion of Myrica faya alters ecosystem development in Hawaii. Science 138: 802-804.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1988. Community organization and ecosystem theory. Can. J. Bot 66 (12): 2620-2625.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1988. Towards a unifying theory for stand-level dieback. GeoJournal 17 (2): 249-251.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1988. Forest decline and dieback – a global ecological problem. Trends Ecol & Evol. 3: 310-312.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1988. Vegetation dynamics and slope management on the mountains of the Hawaiian Islands. Env. Conserv. 15 (3): 255-260.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1988. Stand-level dieback and ecosystem processes: a global perspective. Geo.Journal 17 (2):162-164.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1988. Canopy dieback and ecosystem processes in the Pacific area. Congress Plenary Lecture. Pages 445-465 in Proceed. XIVIntern. Bot.Congress. W. Greuter and B. Zimmer (eds). Verlag Koeltz. 479 p.
  • Gerrish, G., D. Mueller-Dombois and K. W. Bridges. 1988. Nutrient limitations in Metrosideros dieback forests in Hawaii. Ecology 69: 723-727
  • Itow, S. and D. Mueller-Dombois. 1988. Population structure, stand-level dieback and recovery of Scalesia pedunculata forest in the Gal’pagos Islands. Ecol. Res. 3: 333-339.
  • Jacobi, J. D., G. Gerrish, D. Mueller-Dombois and L. Whiteaker. 1988. Stand-level dieback and Metrosideros regeneration in the montane rain forest of Hawaii. GeoJournal 17 (2): 193-200.
  • Wright, R. A. and D. Mueller-Dombois. 1988. Relationships among shrub population structure, species associations, seedling root form and early volcanic succession, Hawaii. Pages 87-104 in Plant Form and Vegetation Structure. M. J. A. Werger, H. J. van der Art, H. J. During and J. T. A. Verboeven, eds. SPB Acad. Publ. The Hague.
  • van der Hammen, T., D. Mueller-Dombois and M. A. Little. 1989. Manual of Methods for Mountain Transect Studies – Comparative Studies of Tropical Mountain Ecosytems. Decade of be Tropics Program of IUBS. Published by Intern. Union of Biol. Sci. (IUBS), Paris. 66 p.
  • Loope, L. and D. Mueller-Dombois. 1989. Characteristics of invaded islands, with special reference to Hawaii. In Biological Invasions: A Global Perspective. J. Drake et al. eds. John Wiley & Sons. SCOPE 37: 257-280.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1990. Impoverishment in Pacific island forests. Pages 199-210 in The Earth in Transition. G. M. Woodwell, ed. Cambridge University Press, N.Y. 530 p.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1990. Forest decline and soil nutritional problems in the Pacific area. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 54: 195-207.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. and L. Loope. 1990. Some unique ecological aspects of oceanic island ecosystems. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 32:21-27.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. and L. D. Whiteaker. 1990. Plants associated with Myrica faya and two other pioneer trees on a recent volcanic surface in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Phytocoenologia. 19(l): 29-41.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. and J. G. Goldammer. 1990. Fire in tropical ecosystems and global environmental change: an introduction. Pages 1-10 In Fire in the Tropical Biota. J. G. Goldammer, ed. Ecol Studies Vol. 84. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg. 497 p.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1991. The mosaic theory and the spatial dynamics of natural dieback and regeneration in Pacific forests. Pages 46-60 in The Mosaic Cycle Concept of Ecosystems. H. Remmert, ed. Ecol. Studies Vol. 85.Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg. 168 p.
  • Aradhya, K. M., D. Mueller-Dombois and T. A. Ranker. 1991. Genetic evidence for recent and incipient speciation in the evolution of Hawaiian Metrosideros (Myrtaceae). Heredity 67: 129-138.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1991. Stand demography and vegetation change. Coenoses 6 (3): 139-141.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1992. Distributional dynamics in the Hawaiian vegetation. Pac. Sci. 46: 221-231.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1992. Preserving biodiversity. Pages 303-318 in Forests in a Changing Climate. North American Conference on Forestry Responses to Climate Change, May 15-17, 1990. Washington, D.C. A. Qreshi ed., published by Climate Institute, 324 Fourth St., NE, Wash. D.C. 446 p.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1992. A natural dieback theory, cohort senescence, as an alternative to the decline disease theory. Pages 26- 37 in Forest Decline Concepts. P. D. Manion and D. Lachance, eds. APS Press.
  • Kitayama, K and D. Mueller-Dombois. 1992. Vegetation of the wet windward slope of Mt. Haleakalā, Maui, Hawaii. Pac. Sci. 46: 197-220.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1992. The formation of island ecosystems. GeoJournal 28(2): 293-296.
  • Mueller-Dombois. D. 1992. A global perspective on forest decline. Env. Toxicology & Chem. 11: 1069-1076.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1992. F. Ray Fosberg: An Appreciation. Pac. Sci. 46: 107-110.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. (ed.) 1992. Vegetation ecology of the Pacific Islands: a Symposium in Honor of F. Raymond Fosberg. Pac. Sci. 46 No. 2.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1992. Potential effects of the increase in carbon dioxide and climate change on the dynamics of vegetation. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 64:61-79.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1992. Sustainable forestry: the role of eucalypts and lessons from natural and artificial monoculture systems. S.A. Forestry Journal 162:57-59.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1993. Biotic impoverishment and climate change: global causes of forest decline? pp. 338-348 in Forest Decline in the Atlantic and Pacific Regions. R. F. Huettl and D. Mueller Dombois (eds.) Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg. 366 p.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1993. Forest decline in the Hawaiian Islands: A Brief Summay. Pages 229-235 in Forest Decline in the Atlantic and Pacific Regions. R. F. Huettl and D. Mueller-Dombois (eds.) Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg. 366 p.
  • Huettl, R. F. and D. Mueller-Dombois, eds. 1993. Forest Decline in the Atlantic and Pacific Regions. Springer-Verlag Heidelberg, N.Y. 366 p.
  • Drake, D. R. and D. Mueller-Dombois. 1993. Population development of rain forest trees on a chronosequence of Hawaiian lava flows. Ecology 74 (4): 1012-1019.
  • Aradhya, K. M., D. Mueller-Dombois and T. A. Ranker. 1993. Genetic structure and differentiation in Metrosideros polymorpha (Myrtaceae) along altitudinal gradients in Maui, Hawai`i. Genetic Res., Camb. 61:159-170.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1993. Dr. Vladimir J. Krajina, 1905-1993. Haw. Bot. Soc. Newsletter 32 (3): 52-54.
  • Kitayama, K. and D. Mueller-Dombois. 1994. An altitudinal transect analysis of the windward vegetation on Haleakalā, a Hawaiian island mountain: (1) climate and soils. Phytocoenologia 24: 41-133.
  • Kitayama, K. and D. Mueller-Dombois. 1994. An altitudinal transect analysis of the windward vegetation on Haleakalā, a Hawaiian island mountain: (2) vegetation zonation. Phytocoenologia 24: 135-154
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1994. Vegetation dynamics and the evolution of Metrosideros polymorpha in Hawai’i. Phytocoenologia 24: 609-614.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1994. The importance of fragmentation to the loss of Hawai`i’s native communities. Hawaii Forests and Wildlife. Quarterly Newsletter, Hawai’i State Div. of Forestry & Wildlife. DLNR Vol. 98: 14-15.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1994. Raymond Fosberg: The professional history of an outstanding botanist. Haw. Bot. Soc. Newsletter 33:4-7.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1995. Biological diversity and disturbance regimes in island ecoystems. Pages 163-175 in Islands: Biological Diversity and Ecosystem Function. P. M. Vitousek and H. Adserson, eds. Ecol. Studies 115, Springer-Verlag. Berlin, Heidelberg, N.Y. 238 p.
  • Kitayama, K., D. Mueller-Dombois, and P. M. Vitousek. 1995. Primary succession of the Hawaiian montane rain forest on a chronosequence of eight lava flows. J. of Veg. Sci. 6: 211-222.
  • Akashi, Yoshiko and D. Mueller-Dombois. 1995. A landscape perspective of the Hawaiian rainforest dieback. J. of Veg. Sci. 6: 449-446.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1995. R. Lani Stemmermann, 1952-1995. Haw. Bot. Soc. Newsletter 34(2): 28-33.
  • Crews, T. E., K. Kitayama, J. H. Fownes, R. H. Riley, D. A. Herbert, D. Mueller-Dombois, P. M. Vitousek. 1995. Changes in soil phosphorus fractions and ecosystem dynamics across a long chronosequence in Hawai`i. Ecology 76(5): 1403-1424.
  • Kitayama, K. and D. Mueller-Dombois. 1995. Biological invasion on an oceanic island mountain: Do alien species have wider ecological amplitudes than native species? J. of Veg. Sci. 6: 667-674.
  • Kitayama, K. and D. Mueller-Dombois. 1995. Vegetation changes along gradients of long- term soil development in the Hawaiian montane rainforest zone. Vegetatio. 120: 1-20.
  • Vitousek, P. M., G. Gerrish, D. R. Turner, L. R. Walker, and D. Mueller-Dombois. 1995. Litterfall and nutrient cycling in four Hawaiian Montane rainforests. Journal Tropical Ecology. 11: 189-203.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. and K. Kitayama. 1996. Research hypotheses for DIWPA cooperation. Pages 33-37 in ‘Biodiversity and the Dynamics of Ecosystems.’ I. M. Turner, C. H. Diong, and S. S. L. Lim, eds. DIWPA Series Vol. 1. Published by Intern. Network for DIVERSITAS, Kyoto University. 383 pp.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1996. Conservation of endangered species – a noble but inadequate strategy. Pages 7-29 in ‘Hawai`i Stream Restoration Symposium” (Oct. 1994). W. S. Devick, ed. DLNR Aquatic Resources Division, 1151 Punchbowl St., Honolulu, HI 96813. Tech. Rep. 96-01. 333 pp.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1996. Watershed impairment by an alien grass on windward O`ahu. Pages 237-259 in “Hawai’i Stream Restoration Symposium’ (Oct. 1994). W. S. Devick, ed. DLNR Aquatic Resources Division, 1151 Punchbowl St., Honolulu, HI 96813. Tech. Rep. 96-01. 333 pp.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1996. Geomorphological evolution of stream ecosystems and rain forest dynamics in Hawai`i. Pages 163-206 in ‘Hawaii Stream Restoration Symposium’ (Oct. 1994). W. S. Devick, ed., DLNR Aquatic Resources Division, 1151 Punchbowl St., Honolulu, HI 96813. Tech. Rep. 96-01. 333 pp.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1997. Heinz Ellenberg, 1913-1997. Bull. Ecol. Soc. of America 78 (4): 251-252; J. of Veg. Sci. 8: 891-892.
  • Kitayama, K., E. A. G. Schuur, D. R. Drake, and D. Mueller-Dombois. 1997. Fate of a wet montane forest during soil ageing in Hawaii. Journ. of Ecology 85: 669-679.
  • Kitayama, K., R. Pattison, S. Cordell, D. Webb, and D. Mueller-Dombois. 1997. Ecological and genetic implications of foliar polymorphism in Metrosiderso polymorpha Gaud. (Myrtaceae) in a habitat matrix on Mauna Loa, Hawai`i. Annals of Botany 80: 491-497.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. and F. R. Fosberg. 1998. Vegetation of the Tropical Pacific Islands. Springer-Verlag, N.Y. Ecol. Studies Vol. 132. 773 pp.
  • Cordell, S., G. Goldstein, D. Mueller-Dombois, D. Webb, and P. M. Vitousek. 1998. Physiological and morphological variation in Metrosideros polymorpha, a dominant Hawaiian tree species, along an altitudinal gradient: the role of phenotypic plasticity. Oecologia 113: 188-196.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1998. Dieback dynamics in Pacific island and mountain forests. Pages 277-284 in ‘Modern Trends in Ecology and Environment.’ R. S. Ambasht, ed. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden. 362 pp.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1998. Heinz Ellenberg, 1913-1997. Biology International 36: 46-47.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1998. Regenwalddynamik und Landschaftsentwicklung auf den Hawai`i Inseln. Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau 51 (8): 298-304.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1998. Plant biodiversity in tropical ecosystems across the Asia-Pacific Region. Pages 105-113 in Frontiers in Biology: The Challenges of Biodiversity, Biotechnology and Sustainable Agriculture. C. H. Chou and K. T. Shao, eds. Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1998. Watershed evolution in the Hawaiian Islands. `Elepaio (Journal of the Hawai`i Audubon Society) 58 (6): 31-36.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1998. Vegetation and ecosystem research for biodiversity conservation in the Pacific Islands. Pac. Sci. Inform. Bull. 50 (1/2): 1-10.
  • Kitayama, K., H. Raito, D. Mueller-Dombois, and E. A. G. Schuur. 1998. Wood volume, foliar chemical composition, and soil nitrogen turnover of Metrosideros polymorpha (Myrtaceae) stands on a slope of Mount Haleakalā, Hawai`i. Biotropica 30 (3): 330-338.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1999. Biodiversity and Environmental Gradients across the Tropical Pacific Islands: A new strategy for research and conservation. Naturwissenschaften 86(6): 253-261.
  • Manner, H. I., Mueller-Dombois, D., and M. Rapaport. 1999. Terrestrial Ecosystems. Chap. 8, pp. 93-108 in ‘The Pacific Islands: Environment and Society.’ Moshe Rapaport, ed. Bess Press. Honolulu. 442 pp.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D., Thaman, R. A., Juvik, J. O., and K. Kitayama. 1999. The Pacific-Asia Biodiversity Transect (PABITRA), A New Conservation Biology Initiative. Pages 13-20 in Proc. of PSA Symposium on Biodiversity and Allelopathy in the Pacific at 9th Pac. Sci. Assoc. Inter-Congress in Taipei. C. H. Chou and G. R. Waller, eds. Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. 358 pp.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1999. Spatial dynamics of canopy breakdown and recovery in forest ecosystems. Pages 209-222 in Proceed. ‘Regional Seminar on Forests of the Humid Tropics of South and South East Asia’ (19-22 March 1996). Sponsored by UNESCO, NORAD & MacArthur Foundation and organized by National MAB Committee and the Natural Resources, Energy & Science Authotity (NARESA), Colombo, Sri Lanka. 345 pp.
  • Gerrish, G. and D. Mueller-Dombois. 1999.  Measuring stem growth rates and cohort analysis of a tropical evergreen tree.  Pac. Sci. 53(4): 418-429.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 1999. `Ōhi`a canopy dieback, a natural process. Environment Hawai`i, A monthly newsletter, Vol. 10 (6): 4. P. Tummons, ed. 282 Ululani Street, Hilo, Hawai`i 96720, USA.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 2000. Succession and zonation of vegetation in the volcanic mountains of the Hawaiian Islands. Acta Phytogeographica Suecica 85: 33-41.
  • Mueller-Dombois. D. 2000. Rain forest establishment and succession in the Hawaiian Islands. Landscape & Urban Planning. 51: 147-157.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 2000. Succession and zonation in the Hawaiian Islands. Proceedings of the IAVS Symposium in Uppsala, Peter S. White, coordinating editor. Opulus Press. Sweden. 4 pp.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 2000. IBOY-DIWPA Biodiversity Assessment Program in the Western Pacific and Asian Region. Protocol Manual Vol. 5 (Edition 1), 27 pp. PABITRA: The Pacific-Asia Biodiversity Transect. Published by Center for Ecol. Research, Kyoto University, Otsu, Japan.
  • Santiago, L., Goldstein, G., Meinzer, F. C., Fownes, J. H., and D. Mueller-Dombois. 2000. Transpiration and forest structure in relation to soil water logging in a Hawaiian montane cloud forest. Tree Physiology 20: 673-687.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 2000. Die Vegetation der pazifischen Inseln im tropischen Bereich. Berichte der Reinhold-T’xen Gesellschaft 12: 373-388.
  • Mueller-Dombois. D. 2001. Island Biogeography: A Geobotanical Perspective. Encyclopedia of Biodiversity. Simon Levin, editor-in-chief. Academic Press, San Diego. 16 pp.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 2001. Biological invasion and fire in tropical biomes. Pages 112-121 in K. E. M. Galley and I. P. Wilson (eds.). Proceed. Invasive Species Workshop. Fire Conference 2000; The First Intern. Congress on Fire Ecology, Prevention, and Management. Tall Timbers Research Sta. Tallahassee, Miscell. Publ. 11. 146 pp.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 2002. Research methods to initiate PABITRA: The Island Ecosystem Branch of DIWPA. Pages 183-209 in Biodiversity Research Methods, IBOY in Western Pacific and Asia. T. Nakashizuka and N. Stork (eds.). Kyoto University Press. 216 pp.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 2002. Forest vegetation across the tropical Pacific; a biogeographically complex region with many analogous environments. Plant Ecology 163: 155-176.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 2004. A lifeʻs journey filled with uncertainties. Pages 27-42 in Festschrift for conveyance of honorable PhD [Dr. h. c.] to Dieter Mueller-Dombois through the Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus, Germany May 12, 2004. 61pp.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D., Bridges, K. W., and C. C. Daehler, eds. 2005. Biodiversity Assessment of Tropical Island Ecosystems: PABITRA Manual for Interactive Ecology and Management. Chapters 1-12. First Edition published on the Internet on website www.botany.hawaii.edu/pabitra .
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 2005. Biodiversity Assessment of Tropical Island Ecosystems: Introduction. Chapter 1 in PABITRA Manual for Interactive Ecology and Management 1-6.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D., Thaman, R. R., and J. O. Juvik. 2005. Scope and design of PABITRA. Chapter 2 in PABITRA Manual for Interactive Ecology and Management 7-16.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. Jacobi, J. D., and C. C. Daehler. 2005. Vegetation. Chapter 3 in PABITRA Manual for Interactive Ecology and Management 17-47.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. and C. C. Daehler. 2005. The PABITRA project: Island landscapes under global change. Pacific Science 59 (2): 133-139.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. and N. Wirawan. 2005. The Kahana Valley Ahupua`a, a PABITRA study site on O`ahu, Hawaiian Islands. Pacific Science 59 (2): 293-314.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 2005. A Silvicultural Approach to Restoration of Native Hawaiian Rainforests. Lyonia, a Journal of Ecology and Application Vol. 8(1):59-63.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 2006. Long-term rain forest succession and landscape change in Hawai`i, The ʻMaui Forest Troubleʻ revisited. Journ. of Vegetation Sci. FORUM paper Vol. 17: 685-692.
  • Smathers, G.A. and D. Mueller-Dombois. 2007. Hawai`i, The Fires of Life–Rebirth in Volcano Land. Five Decades of Vegetation Development in the Devastation Area, Site of the 1959 Kilauea Eruption, Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. Mutual Publishing, LLC. Honolulu.142 pp. (Available via Amazon books)
  • Mueller-Dombois , D. 2007. The Hawaiian Ahupua`a Land Use System: Its Biological Resource Zones and the Challenge for Silvicultural Restoration. Bishop Museum Bulletin in Cultural and Environmental Studies3:23-33.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 2008. Pacific Island Forests: Successionally Impoverished and Now to Be Overgrown by Aliens? Pacific Science 62 (3):303-308.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 2008. The evolution of the Pacific-Asia Biodiversity Transect Network (PABITRA) in the Pacific Science Association. Micronesica 40(1/2):1-7.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D., K. W. Bridges, and C.C. Daehler (eds.). 2008. Biodiversity Assessment of Tropical Island Ecosystems: PABITRA Manual for Interactive Ecology and Management. 2nd ed. Bishop Museum Press. 255pp. (Available via Amazon books).
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 2008. Introduction. Pages 6-10 in PABITRA Manual for Interactive Ecology and Management. Bishop Museum Press.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D., R.R. Thaman, and J.O. Juvik. 2008. Scope and Design of PABITRA. Pages 11-19 in PABITRA Manual for Interactive Ecology and Management. Bishop Museum Press.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D., J. D. Jacobi, and C.C. Daehler. 2008. Vegetation. Pages 20-49 in PABITRA Manual for Interactive Ecology and Management. Bishop Museum Press.
  • Mueller-Dombois. 2008. How to construct Walter-type Climate Diagrams. Pages 80-82 in PABITRA Manual for Interactive Ecology and Management. Bishop Museum Press.
  • Tuivavalagi, N., D. Mueller-Dombois, K. W. Bridges, and O. L. Steele. 2008. Processing Relevé Data by Multivariate Analyses: The synthesis table, dendrogram, and ordination techniques. Pages 223-240 in PABITRA Manual for Interactive Ecology and Management. Bishop Museum Press.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. 2009. VEGETATION. Pages 941-947 in Encyclopedia of Islands. University of Calfornia Press. 1074pp.
  • Boehmer, Hans Juergen, Helene H. Wagner, James D. Jacobi, Grant C. Gerrish, and Dieter Mueller-Dombois. 2013. Rebuilding after collapse: evidence for long-term cohort dynamics in the native Hawaiian rain forest. Journ. of Vegetation Science 24: 639-650.
  • Mueller-Dombois, D. and H.J. Boehmer. 2013. Origin of the Hawaiian rainforest and its transition states in long-term primary succession. Biogeosciences 10:5171-5182.(An Online Journal).
  • Mueller-Dombois,Dieter, James D. Jacobi, Hans Juergen Boehmer, and Jonathan Price. 2013. `Ōhi`a Lehua Rainforest, BornAmong Hawaiian Volcanoes, Evolved in Isolation.—The Story of a Dynamic Ecosystem with Relevance to Forests Worldwide. Preface by Samuel M. `Ohukani`ōhi`a Gon III. Published by Friends of Joseph Rock Herbarium, Department of Botany, University of Hawaii. 213pp. (available via Amazon books).