Publications

Scientific Journal


Fiame Leo, Sadaki ASAKUMA, Kenji FUKUDA, Akitsugu SENDA, and Tadasu URASHIMA. Determination of Sialyl and Neutral Oligosaccharide Levels in Transition and Mature Milks of Samoan Women, Using Anthranilic Derivatization Followed by Reverse Phase High Performance Liquid Chromatography. Japan. 2010. 

Fiame Leo, Sadaki Asakuma, Tadashi Nakamura, Kenji Fukuda, Akitsugu Senda and Tadasu Urashima. Improved determination of milk oligosaccharides using a single derivatization with anthranilic acid and separation by reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography. 2010.

Yuji Oda, Dai Mikumo, Fiame Leo and Tadasu Urashima. Discrimination of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Saccharomyces paradoxus strains by the SUC2 gene sequences. Japan. 2010. 

Xiao Yang, Seeseei Molimau, Geoff P. Doherty, EleciaB. Johnston, JonMarles-Wright, Rosalba Rothnagel, Ben Hankamer, Richard J. Lewis & Peter J. Lewis. The structure of bacterial RNA polymerase in complex with the essential transcription elongation factor NusA. Vol 10. QLD. Australia. 2009.

Kenji Fukuda, Tala Shi, Kentaro Nagami, Fiame Leo, Tadashi Nakamura, Kumi Yasuda, Akitsugu Senda, Hidemasa Motoshima and Tadasu Urashima. Effects of carbohydrate source on physicochemical properties of the exopolysaccharide produced by Lactobacillus fermentum TDS030603 in a chemically defined medium. 2009.

Fiame Leo, Shukichi Hashida, Daiju Kumagai, Kenji Uchida, Hidemasa Motoshima, Ikichi Arai, Sadaki Asakuma, Kenji Fukuda1 and Tadasu Urashima. Studies on a Neutral Exopolysaccharide of Lactobacillus fermentum. Japan. 2007.

Lee, B.H., Annis, P., Tumaalii, F. and Won-Sik Choi. Fumigant Toxicity of Essential Oils from Myrtaceae family and 1,8-cineole against 3 major stored-grain insects. J. Stored Products Research 40: 553 – 564; 2004.

Kusnandar, F., Tumaalii, F. and Hosken, R.W. The Rheological and Microbiological Aspects of UHT processed chickpea liquid meal models. J. Texture Studies. Vol 34(3): 303-315; 2003. 

Kusnandar, F., Tumaalii, F. and Hosken, R.W. UHT processed chickpea liquid meal: A novel concept of a convenient liquid food. Indo. J. Food Tech. & Industry 13(1): 86-96; 2002.

Lee, B.H., Annis, P., Tumaalii, FFumigant Toxicity of Essential Oils and Monoterpenes against the Red Flour Beetle, Tribolium castaneum Herbst. J. Asia-Pacific Entomol.5(2): 237-240; 2002.

Tumaalii, F. and Wootton, M. Properties of starches isolated from Western Samoa breadfruit using a traditional method. Starch/Starke 40:7 – 10; 1988. (ii)

Wootton, M. and Tumaalii, F. Composition of flours from Samoan breadfruit. J. Food Sci., 49(5): 1396 – 1397; 1984a. 

Wootton, M. and Tumaalii, F. Breadfruit production, utilisation and composition – a review. Food Tech. Aust. 37(10): 464 – 465; 1984b.

Elena E Lazar-Baker, Kylie A Crampton, Betty Kenny, Kuinimeri A Finau.Samantha Gangai, and Isidora Ramita. Stewart Postharvest Review. An International journal for reviews in postharvest biology and technology. Postharvest disease management of horticultural produce in the pacific Island Countries: a brief overview 

Kuinimeri A Finau. Literature Review on Avocado Oil for SROS technological purposes. reviewed: 2011 

Hunter, D.L.G.G. Yapa and M. Eaqub (1993) Direct and residual effects of P and K fertilization on the yield of maize. (Zea mays L.) and chemical properties of a tropical Mollisol of Western Samoa. Journal of South Pacific Agriculture. USP Alafua Campus, Apia, Samoa. 2(1): 35-40. 

Hunter, D.L.G.G. Yapa, N.V. Hue and M. Eaqub (1995) Comparative effects of green manure and lime on the growth of sweet corn.  (Zea mays) and chemical properties of an acid Oxisol in Western Samoa. Communication in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. Athens. 26(3&4): 375-388. 

Hunter, D.and L.G.G. Yapa (1996) Comparative effects of lime, green manure and NPK fertilizer on soil acidity and maize growth on an acid Oxisol from Western Samoa. Journal of South Pacific Agriculture. USP Alafua Campus, Apia, Samoa. 3(1&2): 15-20. 

Hunter, D.J.,L.G.G. Yapa and N.V. Hue (1997) Effects of green manure and coral lime on corn growth and chemical properties of an acid Oxisol in Western Samoa. Biology and Fertility of Soils. 24(3): 266-273. 

Hunter, D.J.,D.A.M.K. Rasch, M. Wang and E. Chan (1998) A statistical selection procedure. Journal of South Pacific Agriculture. USP Alafua Campus, Apia, Samoa. 5(1): 1-9. 

Hunter, D.J.and N.S. Tuivavalagi (1998) Effect of organic matter and frequent fertilizer applications on tomato production in a coralline soil. Journal of South Pacific Agriculture. USP Alafua Campus, Apia, Samoa. 5(2): 63-65. 

Aregheore, E.M. and D. Hunter (1999) Crude Protein and Mineral Composition of Samoan Ruminant Forages. Journal of South Pacific Agriculture. USP Alafua Campus, Apia, Samoa. 6(1): 35-39. 

Malaki, I.,D. Hunter, N. Tuivavalagi, M.W.; Ullah and F. Amosa (2003) The effects of sodium hypochlorite dipping temperature and duration of storage, on the quality of fresh taro corms destined for overseas markets. Journal of South Pacific Agriculture. USP Alafua Campus, Apia, Samoa. 10(1&2): 16-22. 

Dakuidreketi, A., D. Perera, A. Selu, N. Faumuina, D.J. Hunter,and M. Eaqub (2003) Earthworm species, population and biomass in some Upolu soils of Samoa. Short Communication. Journal of South Pacific Agriculture. USP Alafua Campus, Apia, Samoa. 10(1&2): 40-43. 

Siose, T.K, R.R. Prasad, D. Perera, A. Selu, N. Faumuina,D.J. Hunterand M. Eaqub. Organic matter status of some Samoan soils and its contribution to plant nutrition. Published in 2007, the issues of 2004. Journal of South Pacific Agriculture. Volume 11(1&2): 22-26. 

Aregheore, E.M., D. Hunter,D. Perera and M.T. Mautoatasi (2007) The Soil-Plant-Animal Phenomena: Serum Mineral Status of Fiji Fantastic Sheep Grazing Batiki Grass  (Ischaemmum aristatum Var.  indicum)  and Pangola Grass  (Digitaria decumbens)  in Samoa. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances 6 (3): 349-357.  

Aregheore, E.M. and Hunter, D.J.(2007). The role of local feed resources in the economic empowerment of smallholder livestock farmers in Pacific island countries. Pacific Economic Bulletin, 22(3):145-151. 

Ebenebe, A.A., K. Navacu, and D.J. Hunter(2011). Relative impacts of some insecticides on infestation and damage by leaf-eating caterpillars and on non-target arthropod diversity in head cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata) crops in Samoa. Journal of South Pacific Agriculture. Volume 14. In press. 

D.Scott, T.H. Tsang, L. Chetty, S. Aloi ,B.Y. Liaw, "Mechanistic Understanding of monosaccharide-air flow battery electrochemistry," Journal of Power Sources 196 (2011): 10556-10562. 

Woo, C., Kook, S., Rogers, P., Marquis,C. Tupufia,S. C. et al.,"A Comparative Analysis on Engine Performance of a Conventional Diesel Fuel and 10% Biodiesel Blends Produced from Coconut Oils," SAE Int. J. Fuels Lubr. 8(3):2015, doi:10.4271/2015-24-2489. 

Woo, C., Kook, S., Rogers, PL and Tupufia, S.(2013) Utilisation of coconut oil based 10% biodiesel to improve performance of an automotive?size common rail diesel engine. Proc. Aust. Combustion Symposium. Nov. 6?9, University of Western Australia 

Samani Tupufia, Young Jae Jeon, Adesoji Adesina, Chris Marquis and Peter Rogers (2012). Enzymatic Conversion of Coconut Oil to Biodiesel. Fuel Processing Technology. Pg 721-726. 

(To be submitted to Nature Journal) 
Winterstein T.F.F.E Bio-ethanol production from Breadfruit in Samoa 


Technical Reports


Faumuina. N, The effects of drip irrigation on the growth and yield taro. The University of the South Pacific, Alafua. 2007. 

Organic matter status of some Samoan soils and its contribution to plant nutrition. T.K Siose, R.R Prasad, D. Perera, A. Selu, N. Faumuina, D.J. Hunter, M. Eaqup, Journal of South Pacific Agriculture, Vol. 11, 2004.

Tumaalii, F. and Driver, G.E. Long life sausage technology and ration packs. Department of Defence: Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Scottsdale;1996.

Tumaalii, F. and Driver, G.E. Combat Ration Pack Shelf-life: Sensory shelf-life determination and modelling. Department of Defence: Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Scottsdale; 1996.

Tumaalii, F., Driver, G.E., Cavanough, P., Chicks, P. and Willis, K. Freeze Dry Technology and Product Development. Department of Defence: Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Scottsdale; 1996.

Driver, G.E., Tumaalii, F., Harwood, M.S., and Yam, M.A. Trial and Evaluation of Australian Re-designed Ration Packs: Lightweight Individual Meal ration Pack (IMCR) and Combat ration Five man (CR5M). Department of Defence: Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Scottsdale; 1996. (iii) 

Tuivavalagi, N., K. Morrison and  D. Hunter, (1999) Opportunities for Science Students in the Fields of Agriculture. Problems, Research and Issues in Science, Mathematics, Computing and Statistics. Science Faculty, National University of Samoa. 2(1): 135-141. 

 Hunter, D.J.(2003) Assessment of the effectiveness of traps in controlling Rhinoceros beetle damage to palm trees in Savaii, Samoa – Biometrics input. 19 pp. 

 Hunter, D.J.(2003) Assessing the effectiveness of Confidor insecticide and Metarhizium anisopliae fungus in controlling beetle damage in corms of taro (Colocasia esculenta) in Fiji and Vanuatu: Statistical considerations. 47 pp. 

 Hunter, D.J.(2004) Further evaluation of the effectiveness of promising insecticides in controlling beetle damage on corms of taro (Colocasia esculenta) in Fiji, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea: Statistical considerations. 51 pp. 

 Hunter, D.J.(1997) Case studies from Western Samoa. Department of Mathematics, Wageningen Agricultural University, Wageningen, The Netherlands. 36 pp. 

 Hunter, D.(2001) Statistical Methods for Agricultural Experiments. A reference manual for researchers in the Pacific island states. Institute for Research, Extension and Training in Agriculture (IRETA), USP Alafua Campus, Samoa. 41 pp. 

Amosa, F. and  D.J. Hunter (2008:1) Procedures Manual. Alafua Forensic Drug Testing Centre, USP Alafua Campus, Samoa. 21 pp. 

 Gaufa Salesa Fetu, Notise Faumuina, Luaao F. Maiava. (2011) Samoa Avocado Oils : Processing into Export Products and Commercialization Opportunities. Indutrial Research Division (SROS). to view report go to Official Documents 

 Richard Parish, Samani Tupufia, (2007). "Report on Friendly Ground Dove (Gallicolumba Stairii) Work on Nuutele Island and Upolu Islands, Samoa." IAS Technical Report No. 2007/02. Institute of Applied Science. University of South Pacific. 

 Samani.T, E.Fuimaono,T.Molimau,S.Vaai,K.Asora,Dr F.Tumaalii. 2009. The Effects of Chemical and Microbiological Contamination on Vaitoloa Mangrove and its Ecosystem. 


Conference Proceedings


Presentation at Samoa Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment “Environment Week” Winterstein T. E. Interrelationship Between the Environment and Energy. October, 2007 

Lee, B.H., Annis, P. and Tumaalii, F. 1,8-cineole as a potential fumigant for wheat. Australian Postharvest Technical Conference, 20 – 30 July 2002, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

Chaitiemwong, N., Hansell, R., Tumaalii, F., Adams M. and Hosken R. The effect of modified atmosphere packaging on microbiology of fresh seafood. 33rd Annual AIFST Convention. 20 – 23 August 2000. Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia.

Kusnandar, F.R., Tumaalii, F. and Hosken, R.W. Application of Rapid Visco Analysis to development of grain-based liquid meals. 33rd Annual AIFST Convention. 20 – 23 August 2000. Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia. 

Autar, M.L., S.N. Lal, T. Vasuidreketi, F. Atumurirava and  D. Hunter (2004) Investigations into the effect of four insecticides on the taro beetle (Papuan uninodis Prell)infestation on taro (Colocasia esculenta Linn.) in two selected sites in Fiji. Poster presentation in Entomology Congress, Brisbane, Australia, 

Stolte, J., C.J. Ritsema, W. Vermeulen, D. Hunter , M. Elder, W. Liebregts, E. van den Elsen (2004) An erosion model as tool for farmers involvement for defining land use strategies in Fiji and Samoa. Oral Presentation at ISCO2004 Conference, Brisbane, Australia. 

E. M. Aregheore, D. J. Hunter , I. Malaki and J. P. Bhati (Eds.) (2008) Proceedings of a Regional Workshop on Improving the Efficiency of Small-Scale Dairy Farming in the Pacific, 4-8 August 2008, Suva, Fiji. 87 pp. 

 D.J. Hunter , J. Francis, M. Taylor and P. H. Luteru (Eds.) (2008) Synthesis Report on the Reshaping of Tertiary Education in Agriculture, 10-12 September 2008, Apia, Samoa. 31 pp. 

 D.J. Hunter J. Francis, M. Taylor and P. H. Luteru (Eds.) (2008) Workshop Proceedings on CTA/USP Regional Workshop on the Reshaping of Tertiary Education in Agriculture, 10-12 September 2008, Apia, Samoa. 97 pp. 

Nakalevu, T. and  D. Hunter (1997) MAFFA/PRAP Calliandra provenance trial: Naduruloulou, Fiji. PRAP Project 1 – Farming Systems in LowLands. PRAP Working Paper No. 97-5. 

Tuivavalagi, N., M. Reddy, E. Adams and  D. Hunter (2001) Soil Erosion and its Management in Traditional Farming Systems and in Monocropping. In: Norman, D., I. Ali, M. Tofinga and M. Umar (Eds.). Improvement and Development of Traditional Farming Systems for the South Pacific. Proceedings of an IRETA Workshop held at IRETA, USP Alafua Campus, 18 – 22 October, 1999. p. 23-25.  

 Hunter, D.J.,  H.P. Hockey, S. Halavatau, N.S. Tuivavalagi and M. Umar (2001) Statistical Methods for Agricultural Experiments. Report of a Regional Training Workshop held at IRETA, USP Alafua Campus, Samoa, 28 August – 1 September 2001. 95 pp.  

Tuivavalagi, N.S.,  D.J. Hunter  and F. Amosa (2001) Tackling Land Degradation and Unsustainable Land Use in Samoa – with Emphasis on the Agriculture Sector. Samoan Environment Forum 2002, No 3. Proceedings of the National Environment Forum 2001. p. 32-36.  

Ebenebe, A.A., F. Amosa, M. Eaqub, A.C. Ebenebe, and  D. Hunter  (2006). Biofertilisers and Biopesticides: Prospects In Sustainable Agriculture In The South Pacific Islands. Paper presented at the IRETA/CTA Regional Workshop on Organic Certification and Marketing in the Pacific, July 31 – Aug 4, 2006 – USP, Alafua Campus, Apia, Samoa.  

 Samani Tupufia, Young Jae Jeon, Adesoji Adesina, Chris Marquis and Peter Rogers (2011)"Evaluation of biodiesel production from coconut oil using both alkali and enzyme processes" Poster presentation in 2011 Bioenergy Conference of "Towards 2020: Growing our Sustainable Future", Queensland, Australia 23-25 November 2011. 

 Samani Tupufia Chris Marquis and Peter Rogers (2013) " Enzymatic Conversion of Coconut Oil for Biodiesel Production" Power point Presentation in 2013 Bioenergy Conference of " Building the Future: Biomass for Environment, Economy and Society". New South Wales, Australia. 

Samani Tupufia, Eiko.Fuimaono, 2009 "The effects of Chemical and Microbial contamination at Vaitoloa mangroves and its ecosystem" Presentation . Oral Presentation at Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment: Division of Environment and Conservation. Apia, Samoa.