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Steadmon, M., Ngiraklang K., Nagata M., Masga K., Frank K.L. (2023) Effects of water turbidity on the survival of Staphylococcus aureus in environmental fresh and brackish waters. Water Environment Research: a Research Publication of the Water Environment Federation, e10923-e10923. 

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Watson, S., Arisdakessian, C., Petelo, M., Keliipuleole, K., Tachera, D.K., Okuhata, B.K., Dulai, H., Frank, K.L (2023). Geology and land use shape nitrogen and sulfur cycling groundwater microbial communities in Pacific Island aquifers. ISME Communications, 3 (1), 58.

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Hu, S.K., Smith, A.R., Anderson, R.E., Sylva, S.P., Setzer, M., Steadmon, M., Frank, K.L., Chan, E.W., Lim, D.S., German, C.R. and Breier, J.A., 2022. Globally‐distributed microbial eukaryotes exhibit endemism at deep‐sea hydrothermal vents. Molecular Ecology.

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Amend, A. S., Swift, S. O., Darcy, J. L., Belcaid, M., Nelson, C. E., Buchanan, J.Cetraro, Fraiola, K.M., Frank, K., Kajihara, K. and McDermot, T.G & Hynson, N. A. (2022). A ridge-to-reef ecosystem microbial census reveals environmental reservoirs for animal and plant microbiomes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 119(33), e2204146119.

Cleveland, S., Arisdakessian, C., Nelson, C., Belcaid, M., Frank, K., & Jacobs, G. (2022). The C-MĀIKI Gateway: A Modern Science Platform for Analyzing Microbiome Data. In Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing(pp. 1-7).

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Yates, J., Devere, T., Sakurai-Burton, S., Santi, B., McAllister, C., & Frank, K. (2022). Case Report: Angiostrongylus cantonensis Infection Presenting as Small Fiber Neuropathy. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, tpmd220199-tpmd220199.

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Farrant, D. N., Frank, K. L., & Larsen, A. E. (2021). Reuse and recycle: Integrating aquaculture and agricultural systems to increase production and reduce nutrient pollution. Science of The Total Environment, 785, 146859.

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Winter, K., Rii, Y., Reppun, F., Hintzen, K., Alegado, R., Bowen, B., Coffman M., Deenik, J., Donahue, M., Falinski, K., Frank, K.,  ... & Toonen, R. (2020). Collaborative research to inform adaptive comanagement: a framework for the Heʻeia National Estuarine Research Reserve. Ecology and Society, 25(4).

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Winter, K., Lincoln, N., Berkes, F., Alegado, R., Kurashima, N., Frank, K., ... & Toonen, R. (2020). Ecomimicry in Indigenous resource management: optimizing ecosystem services to achieve resource abundance, with examples from Hawaiʻi. Ecology and Society, 25(2).

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Ginsberg, A. D., Chieza, N., Frank, K., Rands, A., & Vilutis, J. (2019). Piko a, piko o, piko i: Those that came before, those that are here now, and those that will come after. Journal of Design and Science.

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Hynson, N. A., Frank, K. L., Alegado, R. A., Amend, A. S., Arif, M., Bennett, G. M., ... & Yew, J. Y. (2018). Synergy among Microbiota and Their Hosts: Leveraging the Hawaiian Archipelago and Local Collaborative Networks To Address Pressing Questions in Microbiome Research. Msystems, 3(2), e00159-17.


Frank, K.L., Rogers, K.L., Rogers, D.R., Johnston, D.T., & Girguis, P.R. (2015). Key factors influencing rates of heterotrophic sulfate reduction in hydrothermal massive sulfide deposits. Frontiers in Microbiology 6, 1449

Frank, K.L., Rogers, D. R., Olins, H. C., Vidoudez, C., & Girguis, P. R. (2013). Characterizing the distribution and rates of microbial sulfate reduction at Middle Valley hydrothermal vents. The ISME journal, 7, 1391–1401.
Olins, H. C., Rogers, D. R., Frank, K. L., Vidoudez, C., & Girguis, P. R. (2013). Assessing the influence of physical, geochemical and biological factors on anaerobic microbial primary productivity within hydrothermal vent chimneys. Geobiology, 11(3), 279-29

Frank, Kiana.(2005). The Effect of Residential and Agricultural Runoff on the Microbiology of a Hawaiian Ahupua’a. Water Environment Research, 77(7), 2988-2995.

Published Abstracts

Rogers, K. L., Cario, A., Daniel, I., Frank, K. L., Garel, M., Lang, S. Q., ... & Yoshimura, K. (2020, December). Combined technologies for high-pressure sampling, transfer, enrichment, and filtration from deep-sea hydrothermal vents. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 2020, pp. B098-04).

Oshiro, K., Camacho, K., Aina, K., Steadmon, M., Setzer, M., & Frank, K. L. (2020, February). E ola i ka wai: A survey of two microbial pathogens within Hawai’iʻs kahawai along the ahupua’a. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020. AGU.

Frank, K. L., Rogers, K. L., Wheat, C. G., & Alegado, R. (2016, December). Linking benthic microbial community dynamics to diel redox variations in a near shore costal environment, Héeia Fishpond. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 2016, pp. B11F-0531).

Frank, K. L. (2016, December). The Power of Storytelling: A Native Hawaiian Approach to Science Communication. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts (Vol. 2016, pp. ED33G-01).

Reese, B. K., Sudek, S., Robidart, J., & Frank, K. L. (2016, December). Understanding Microbial Life in the Subsurface through Interdisciplinary Approaches II. In 2016 AGU Fall Meeting. AGU.

Frank, K.L., Rogers, D.R, Girguis, P.R. (2012). Key factors influencing rates of microbially mediated sulfate reduction in hydrothermal massive sulfide deposits. American Geophysical Union Fall 2012 conference: Abstract (B43G-0498).


Frank, K.L., Schrenk, M.O, Kelley D., Girguis, P.R. (2011). Physico-chemical gradients within the hydrothermal chimney Roane define sharp boundaries for microbial community ecology. American Geophysical Union Fall 2011 conference: Abstract (B22A-06).

Girguis, P., Robidart, J., Wheat, G., & Frank, K. (2010, June). Evidence for seismicity influencing deep sea primary productivity: A year-long study of microbial processes at the Juan de Fuca ridge using biological osmotic samplers. In GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA (Vol. 74, No. 12, pp. A335-A335). THE BOULEVARD, LANGFORD LANE, KIDLINGTON, OXFORD OX5 1GB, ENGLAND: PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD.

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