Shaya Honarvar

Associate Specialist
Shaya Honarvar

Shaya Honarvar

Director, Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit

Ph.D. 2008, Drexel University

Contact Information
Phone: (808) 956-0808


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Graduate Faculty Memberships

Botany, Zoology, Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM)

Research Interests

Ecology and Conservation Biology, especially regarding sea turtles and primates


Risch, D., J. Ringma, S. Honarvar, M.R. Price. (2020) A comparison of abundance and distribution model outputs using camera traps and sign surveys for feral pigs. Pacific Conservation Biology 26; 1 – 9.

Veelenturf, C.A., E.M. Sinclair, F.V. Paladino, S. Honarvar. (2020) Predicting the impacts of sea level rise in sea turtle nesting habitat on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. PLOS ONE

Mettler, E., C.E. Clyde-Brockway, E.M. Sinclair, F.V. Paladino, S. Honarvar. (2020) Determining critical inter-nesting, migratory, and foraging habitats for the conservation of east Atlantic green turtles (Chelonia mydas). Marine Biology 167 (8): 1 – 16.

Mettler, E., C. E. Clyde-Brockway, S. Honarvar, F.V. Paladino. (2019) Migratory corridor linking Atlantic green turtle, Chelonia mydas, nesting site on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea to Ghanaian foraging grounds. PLOS ONE. 2019 Jun 21;

Honarvar, S., M. C. Brodsky, E. P. Van Den Berghe, M.P. O’Connor, J. R. Spotila. (2016) Ecology
of olive ridley sea turtles at arribadas at Playa La Flor, Nicaragua. Herpetologica 72 (4):303-308.

Honarvar, S., D. B. Fitzgerald, C. L. Weitzman, E. M. Sinclair, J. M. Esara Echube, M. P. O’Connor, G. W. Hearn. (2016) Assessment of important marine turtle nesting populations on the southern coast of Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 15(1):79-89.

Cronin, D., S. Woloszynek, W. A. Morra, S. Honarvar, J. M. Linder, M. K. Gonder, M. P.
O’Connor, G.W. Hearn. (2015) Long-term urban market dynamics reveal increased bushmeat carcass volume despite economic growth and proactive environmental legislation on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. PLOS ONE. 2015 Jul 31;10(7):e0134464. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0134464.

Owens, J. R., S. Honarvar, M. Nessell, G. W. Hearn. From frugivore to folivore: altitudinal variations in the diet and feeding ecology of the Bioko Island drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus poensis) (2015). American Journal of Primatology 77 (12) 1263-1275.

Umile, T. P., P. J. McLaughlin, K. R. Johnson, S. Honarvar, A. L. Blackman, E. A. Burzynski, R.
W. Davis, T. L. Teotonio, G. W. Hearn, C. A. Hughey, A. F. Lagalante, K. P. C. Minbiole. (2014). Nonlethal amphibian skin swabbing of cutaneous natural products for HPLC fingerprinting. Analytical Methods 6, 3277-3284.

Eberhard M. L., J. R. Owens, H. S. Bishop, M. E. de Almeida, A. J. da Silva, G.W. Hearn, S. Honarvar. Cyclospora spp. in Drills, Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. (2014). Emerging Infectious Diseases

Ting, N., C. Astaras, G. Hearn, S. Honarvar, J. Corush, A. Burrell, N. Phillips, B. Morgan, E. Gadsby, R. Raaum, C. Roos. (2012). Genetic signatures of a demographic collapse in a largebodied forest dwelling primate (Mandrillus leucophaeus). Ecology and Evolution 2, 550-561.

Honarvar, S., J. R. Spotila, and M. P. O’Connor. (2011). Microbial community structure in sand on
two olive ridley arribada nesting beaches, Playa La Flor, Nicaragua and Playa Nancite, Costa Rica. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 409, 339-344.

Fitzgerald, D. B., E. Ordway, S. Honarvar, G. W. Hearn. (2011). Conservation Challenges confronting sea turtles nesting on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 10, 177-180.

Honarvar, S., M. C. Brodsky, D. B. Fitzgerald, K. L. Rosenthal and G. W. Hearn. (2011). Changes
in plasma chemistry and reproductive output of nesting leatherbacks. Herpetologica 67, 222-235.

Worobey, M., P. Telfer, S. Souquiere, M. Hunter, C. A. Coleman, M. Makuwa, G. W. Hearn, S. Honarvar, P. Roques, C. Apetrei, M. Kazanji and P. A. Marx. (2010). Island Biogeography Reveals the Deep History of SIV. Science. 329, p. 1487

Honarvar, S., M. P. O’Connor, and J. R. Spotila. (2008) Density-dependent effect on hatching success of the olive ridley turtle, Lepidochelys olivacea. Oecologia 157, 221-230.

Lattal, K. M., S. Honarvar, and T. Abel (2004) Effects of Post-session injections of anisomycin on the extinction of a spatial preference and on the acquisition of a spatial reversal preference. Behavioral Brain Research 153(2), 327-339.

Honarvar, S., B.-K. Choi, and D. M. Schifferli (2003) Phase variation of the 987-like CS 18 fimbriae of human entertoxigenic Escherichia coli is regulated by site-specific recombinases. Molecular Microbiology 48(1), 157-171.