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Scientific Publications and Media

Also find our conference presentations, posters and research-grant case reports.


Scientific Publications


International Conferences


Grants Awarded

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June 2020

The botanical and floral diversity of the Bay Islands, Honduras, has received little scientific attention. The team from Kanahau, with the help of botany expert Dr, Sven Batke of Edge Hill University, UK, report an additional locality for the mycoheterotrophic species Voyria aphylla (Jacq.) Pers. (Gentianaceae), from within mixed swamp forest and neotropical savannah habitat on the island of Utila.

Our Scientific Output: List

Research Index


Please find below a chronological list of Kanahau's scientific output dating from 2012 - until present, that has been published after peer-review in reputable and relevant scientific journals. Our research index consists of the article references complete with title-click links to the open-access online publications. This list is regularly updated with new publications from our research, so stay tuned! 

Stesha A. Pasachnik, Chad Montgomery, Andrea Martinez, Nardiah Belal,  Steven Clayson and Shane Faulkner (2012)

Herpetological Conservation and Biology 7 (3): 391-398

Andrea Martinez and Steven M. Clayson (2013)

Herpetological Review 44 (4): 624

Courtney Miller (2014)

University of New Orleans; Senior Honors Theses. Undergraduate Showcase. Paper 63.

Tom W. Brown, Daisy F. Maryon, Matthijs P. Van den burg and George Lonsdale. (2017)

Mesoamerican Herpetology 4 (2): 493-497

Tom W. Brown, Daisy F. Maryon and George Lonsdale (2017)

Mesoamerican Herpetology 4 (4): 974-979

Tom W. Brown, Daisy F. Maryon and Steve M. Clayson (2017)

Herpetological Review 48 (3): 645-646. 

Tom W. Brown, Matthijs P. Van den burg, Daisy F Maryon and Cristina Arrivillaga (2018)

IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians  25 (1): 31–3

Daisy F. Maryon, Diego Ardon, Andrea Martinez, Steve Clayson and Stesha Pasachnik (2018)

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T44181A125203850. Accessed on 06 July 2018. (Check it out on the IUCN website)

Tom W. Brown (2018)

Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (EcoPics): 16 (7): 404-404. DOI: 10.1002/fee.1945.   

Tom W. Brown (2019)

Anolis Newsletter VII.  - Find in: Stroud, J.T., Geneva, A.J., Losos, J.B. eds. (2019). Anolis Newsletter VII. Washington University, St. Louis MO,

Cristina Arrivillaga and Tom W. Brown (2019)

Herpetozoa 31 (3/4): 237-239

Tom W. Brown and Flavia Diotallevi (2019)

IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians 26 (2) 151-154

Tom W. Brown, Adam C. Algar and Nahun Molina (2019)

 SAURIA 41 (2) 43-49 

Tom W. Brown, Maya Masters, Isabella Rossito and Daisy F. Maryon (2019)

SAURIA 41 (2): 55–62

Cristina Arrivillaga and Tom W. Brown (2019)

The Herpetological Bulletin 148: 43-44

Tom W. Brown and Flavia Diotallevi (2019)

 SAURIA 41 (4) 71-76

Tom W. Brown (2020)

Captive & Field Herpetology 4 (1): 1-4 

Tom W. Brown, Jordan Hill and Stewart Nielson (2020)

SAURIA 42 (1): 66-72

Tom W. Brown, Nathan Manwaring, Dennis Holfling and Oliver Honschek (2020)

Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 14 (2): 165-171 

Tom W Brown, Cristina Arrivillaga and Sven Batke (2020)

Sciencia hondurensis 3 (1): 17-20 

Eric Angel Ramos, Andrea P. Izaguirre, Luis Herrera, Edoardo Antunez, Tom W. Brown and Nataly Castelblanco-Martinez (2020)

Latin American Journal of Aquatic Mammals (LAJAM)

Daisy F. Maryon, Tom W. Brown and David C. Lee (2020)

IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians 27 (1): 84-86

Tom W. Brown (2020)

SAURIA 42 (4): 57–61

Tom W. Brown, Flavia Papini and Steven M. Clayson (2020)

IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians 27 (3): 432-433

Eds. Daisy F. Maryon, Stesha Pasachnik, Charles R. Knapp, Tom W. Brown and Tandora Grant

Iguana Specialist Group (ISG) IUCN SSC. Imprint: Gland, Switzerland : IUCN, 2021

Notes on the diet and reproduction of the bark scorpion Centruroides gracilis (Scorpiones: Buthidae) on Utila Island, Honduras

Anna M. Davison, Tom W. Brown & Cristina Arrivillaga (2020)

Euscorpius  - Occasional Publications in Scorpiology.  No. 314 

Caribbean Sharp-nosed Pufferfish (Tetraodontidae: Canthigaster rostrata) Tetrodotoxin Poisoning in Two Dogs in Honduras

Tom W. Brown, Andrew Lacqua, Daisy F. Maron & Ana Daniela Sansur (2020)

Caribbean Journal of Science 50: 219-224

 Tom W. Brown (2020)

Master of Research (MRes) Thesis - Unversity of Nottingham, UK.

Tom W. Brown, Ely Augustinus, Andrea Izaguirre & Jose Mario Solis (2021)

Caribbean Journal of Science 51 (1): 30-36

Daisy F. Maryon, Tom W. Brown and David C. Lee (2021)

Herpetological Review 52(2):405

Emma H. Higgins, Doreen S. Boyd, Tom. W. Brown, Sarah H. Owen and Adam C. Algar (2021)

Ecology and Evolution 2021;00:1–11.

Tom W. Brown and Francin V. Murcia (2021)

IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians 28(2): 229–233

Susannah S. French, Emily E. Virgin, Kwanho C. Ki, Daisy F. Maryon, Ashley B. C. Goode, Stesha A. Pasachnik (2021)

Journal of Herpetology  55(2): 192-200

The Bats (Chiroptera) of Utila Island, Honduras: species checklist and recommendations to conserve a cave roost

Andrea M. Martinez Murillo, Tom W. Brown, Steve M. Clayson (2021)

Journal of Bat Research & Conservation 14(1): 222-235

Cueva de Murciélagos Brandon Hill, (Bat Cave), Isla de Utila, Honduras - SICOM S-H-003

Ana D. Sansur, Andrea M. Martinez, Luis E. Pérez, Tom W. Brown (2022)

Red Latinoamericana y del Caribe para la conservación de los Murciélagos (RELCOM)


Planktonic Egg Masses of the Diamondback Squid Thysanoteuthis rhombus in the Western Caribbean, Honduras; a Comprehensive Review of Global Observations

Our Scientific Output: List

International Conferences

Our Kanahau staff and research team have had opportunity to present information and research at various international conferences, universities and formal events. We keep track of our conference efforts here, and provide links to online works where possible.

1-2 November 2016

Daisy Maryon (Primary Presenter), David Lee, Stesha Pasachnik, Tom Brown, Holly Black, Steve Clayson. Paper presented at IUCN SSC Iguana Specialist Group Annual Meeting 2016, Malolo Lailai, Fiji.

December 2016

Daisy F. Maryon (Primary Presenter), David C. Lee, Emma Hayhurst, Stesha A. Pasachnik and Steven Clayson. Poster presented at the University of South Wales.

November 2017

Daisy F. Maryon (Primary Presenter), David C. Lee, Tom Brown, Emma Higgins and Stesha A. Pasachnik. Paper presented at IUCN SSC Iguana Specialist Group Annual Meeting 2017, Cuba

8-12 January 2019

Emma Higgins (Primary Presenter), Doreen S Boyd, Tom W. Brown &  Adam C Algar. Poster (CS7-11) presented at International Biogeography Society (IBS) Conference 2019, Malaga, Spain.

July 2019

Daisy F. Maryon (Primary Presenter), Tom W. Brown and David C. Lee. Poster presented at the conference Island Biology 2019, University of Reunion.

November 2019

Tom W. Brown (Primary Presenter) & Daisy F. Maryon. IUCN SSC Iguana Specialist Group Annual Meeting 2019, Roatan, Honduras.

Saving the Swamper — Research Updates and Outreach on Útila, Honduras

November 2019

Daisy F. Maryon (Primary Presenter), Tom W. Brown and Ana Daniela Sansur.  IUCN SSC Iguana Specialist Group Annual Meeting 2019, Roatan, Honduras.

Kanahau School of Nature: A holistic approach to teach environmental education in Utila Island, Honduras

November 2020

Ana Daniela Sansur (Primary Presenter). IUCN SSC Iguana Specialist Group (ISG) Annual Meeting 2020 (online conference).

Updates on Útila Spiny-tailed Iguana Project (Ctenosaura bakeri) – Saving the Swamper

November 2020

Daisy Maryon (Primary Presenter), Tom W. Brown and David C. Lee. At IUCN SSC Iguana Specialist Group (ISG) Annual Meeting (Online Conference)

Grants and Funding

A Little Help Goes a Long Way

As a non-profit NGO, Kanahau and its researchers owe great thanks to various funding bodies for their financial support. We do not have fancy facilities, marketing offices, or high-paid staff salaries, instead our non-profit business model injects funding straight back into conservation research activities. Without successful grant applications and interns, our biodiversity research and study of threatened species on Utila would cease to be possible. External funding is often sought to conduct species specific projects, with finances dedicated to covering logistical and costs of active species research,  population monitoring and conservation action. External funding is also essential to run and maintain our facility,  provide alternative incomes to our local staff, generate community initiatives/workshops and purchase new equipment which can improve our efficiency and output!

Our Scientific Output: Grants

A growing legacy

Over the years, our efforts on Utila have earned us the reputation of being the most scientifically active and research-orientated conservation NGO on the island, and we seek to maintain this by continuing to fund, develop, communicate and publish the results of new studies.  Kanahau couldn’t have reached these milestones without an incredible team of volunteers, students and staff. We are honored to support researchers in the pursuit of biological knowledge, and could not be happier to pursue what it is we love and consider to be our mission in life - to better understand, appreciate and protect our natural world.


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Our latest journal articles and preprint manucripts are uploaded here

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