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Dr. Hilda Waqa-Sakiti


Job Title: Lecturer

Courses currently taught: PC 425: Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)

Tel: 3231089

Email: sakitiwaqa_h@usp.ac.fj

Research Interests: Environmental Management, Conservation & Biodiversity, Terrestrial Ecology, Insect Taxonomy & Biogeography and Climate Change


  1. Waqa-Sakiti, H. Taxonomy, Host Selection, Biogeography and Species Distribution Modelling of the Fijian Long-horned beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). PhD Thesis, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.
  2. Waqa-Sakiti, H. 2006. Diversity and Distribution of forest canopy coleopteran along an altitudinal gradient on Eastern Viti Levu, Fiji. MSc Thesis, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.


Journal Papers, Books & Technical reports:

  1. Aguilar, G. D., Waqa-Sakiti, H. and Winder L. 2016. GIS for Conservation: Using Predicted Locations and an Ensemble Approach to Address Sparse Data Sets for Species Distribution Modelling: Long-horned Beetles (Cerambycidae) of the Fiji Islands. Unitec ePress. Retrieved from http://www.unitec.ac.nz/epress/.
  2. Waqa-Sakiti, H., Winder, L. and Lingafelter, S. 2015. Review of the genus Ceresium Newman, 1842 (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in Fiji. ZooKeys, 532: 15- 53.
  3. Marinov, M. and Waqa-Sakiti, H. 2014. A Fieldguide to the Odonates of Viti Levu, Fiji. USP Press, Suva.
  4. Waqa-Sakiti, H. 2013. Insects. In: Tuiwawa, M, V., Pene, S. & Tuiwawa, S. H. (eds.) A Rapid Biodiversity Assessment, Socioeconomic Study and Archaeological Survey of the Rewa River Mangroves, Viti Levu, Fiji. IUCN Oceania, Suva, Fiji.
  5. Waqa- Sakiti H., Stewart A., Cizek L. and Hodge S. 2013. Patterns of three species usage by long-horn beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) in Fiji. Pacific Science, 68 (1).
  1. Waqa-Sakiti, H. 2013. Chapter 5- Insects. In Tuiwawa, M., Pene, S., and Tuiwawa S. (Eds). A rapid biodiversity assessment and archaeological survey of the Fiji REDD+ pilot site, Emalu forest, Viti Levu, pp. 59- 63. Institute of Applied Sciences, USP, Suva.
  2. Aalbersberg, B., Avosa, M., James, R., Kaluwin, C., Lokani, P., Opu, J., Siwatibau, S., Tuiwawa, M., Waqa-Sakiti, H. and Tordoff. A. 2012. Ecosystem profile: east melanesian islands biodiversity hotspot. University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.
  1. Waqa-Sakiti H. and Winder L. 2012. Diversity and distribution of forest canopy coleopteran on Eastern Viti Levu, Fiji Islands. Pacific Conservation Biology, 18 (3): 177- 185.
  1. Waqa-Sakiti, H., Liga, A. and Cakacaka, T. 2011. Entomology report of the upper Wainavadu and Waisoi, Namosi Province. Institute of Applied Science, the University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.
  2. Tuiwawa, M., Tuiwawa, S., Koliyavu, T. Waqa-Sakiti, H., and Naikatini, A. and Nakoro, E. 2010. Rapid assessment of the district, Nakasaleka, Fiji Islands – water and nature initiative (WANI) project. Institute of Applied Sciences, the University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.
  3. Waqa, H., and Lingafelter, S. 2009. New Fijian Callidiopini (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). New Fijian Callidiopini (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). Bishop Museum Occasional Papers, 106: 3-15.
  4. Van Gossum, H., Beatty, C., Charlat, S., Waqa, H., Markwell, T., Skevington, J., Tuiwawa, M. and Sherratt, T. 2007. Male rarity and putative sex-role reversal in Fijian damselflies (Odonata). Journal of Tropical Ecology, 23: 591- 598.
  5. Prasad, S., and Waqa-Sakiti, H. 2007. Butterflies of the Fiji Islands. University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.