Dunning LT, Liabot A-L, Olofsson JK, Smith EK, Vorontsova MS, Besnard G, Simpson KJ, Lundgren ML, Addicott E, Gallagher RV, Chu Y, Pennington RT, Christin P-A & Lehmann CER. 2017. The recent and rapid spread of Themeda triandra. Botany Letters: DOI:10.1080/23818107.2017.1391120

Xi N*, Zhang C, Bloor JMG. 2017. Species richness alters spatial nutrient heterogeneity effects on aboveground plant productivity. Biology Letters (in press).

Galindon JM, Pasion B, Tongco MD, Fidelino J, Duya MR, Ong P. 2017. Plant diversity patterns in remnant forests and exotic tree species-based reforestation in active limestones quarries in the Luzon and Mindanao biogeographic sub-regions in the Philippines. Ecological  Research.

Griffith DM, Lehmann CER, Strömberg CAE, Parr CL, Sankaran M, Ratnam J, Still CJ, Powell RL, Hanan NP, Nippert JB, Osborne CP, Good SP, Anderson M, Holdo RM, Veldman JW, Durigan G, Tomlinson KW, Hoffmann WA, Archibald S, Bond WJ. 2017.  Comment on The extent of forest in dryland biomes”. Science 358: eaao1309

Singh J S & Chaturvedi R K. 2017. Tropical Dry Deciduous Forest: Research Trends and Emerging Features. Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., Singapore (in press).

Bo W, Phillips JS, Tomlinson KW. Trade-off between physical and chemical defence in plant seeds is mediated by seed mass. Oikos (in press).

Bernardo P, Charles-Dominique T, Fernandez E, Filloux D, Ortet P, Barakat M, Rebelo T A, Cousins S, Mesleard F, Cohez D, Yaverkovski N, Varsani A, Harkins G W, Peterschmitt M, Malmstrom C, Martin D P, Roumagnac P. Spatial metagenomics illuminates the impact of agriculture on the distribution and prevalence of plant viruses at the ecosystem scale. ISME Journal (in press).

Dayananda S, Mammides C, Lee M-B, Liu J-J, Pasion B, Sreekar R, Yasuda M, Quan R-C, Slik F, Tomlinson KW, Goodale E. Topography and soil type are critical to understanding how bird and herpetofaunal communities persist in forest fragments of tropical China. Biological Conservation (in press).

Chaturvedi RK, Raghubanshi AS. 2017. Assessment of allometric models for leaf area index estimation of Tectona grandis. Tropical Plant Research 4(2): 274–285

Singh JS, Chaturvedi RK. 2017. Diversity of ecosystem types in India: a review. Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy – INSA 83(3): 569-594. DOI: 10.16943/ptinsa/2017/49027.

Chaturvedi RK, Singh JS. 2017. Restoration of mine spoil in a dry tropical region: a review. Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy – INSA (in press).

Chaturvedi RK. 2017. Implication of nanotechnology for the treatment of water and air pollution. In: Emerging Trends in Agri-Nanotechnology: Fundamental and Applied Aspects, Edited by H.B. Singh, S. Mishra, L.F. Fraceto, R. De Lima, CABI (in press).

Padmanaba M, Tomlinson KW, Hughes ACH, Corlett RT. 2017. Alien plant invasions of protected areas in Java, Indonesia. Scientific Reports. (in press)

Xi N, Zhu B-R, Zhang D-Y. 2017. Contrasting grass nitrogen strategies reflect interspecific trade-offs between nitrogen acquisition and use in a semi-arid temperate grassland. Plant and Soil. DOI: 10.1007/s11104-017-3296-8

Chen Q, Tomlinson KW, Wang B. 2017. Effects of fragmentation on the seed predation and dispersal by rodents differ among species with different seed size. Integrative Zoology. (in press).

Chaturvedi RK, Raghubanshi AS & Singh JS. 2017. Sapling harvest: a predominant factor affecting future composition of tropical dry forests. Forest Ecology and Management 384: 221-235.

Liu J-J, Yu M-J, Tomlinson K, Slik JWF. 2017. Patterns and drivers of plant biodiversity in Chinese university campuses. Landscape and Urban Planning. (in press).

Chaturvedi RK, Raghubanshi AS, Tomlinson KW & Singh JS. Impacts of human disturbance in tropical dry forests increase with soil moisture stress. Journal of Vegetation Science 28(5): 997-1007.

Charles-Dominique T, Midgley GF, Bond WJ. 2017. Fire frequency filters species by bark traits in a savanna-forest mosaic. Journal of Vegetation Science. DOI: 10.1111/jvs.12528.

Leles B, Xiao X, Pasion B, Nakamura A, Tomlinson KW. 2017. Does plant diversity increase top-down control of herbivorous insects in tropical forest? Oikos.

Charles-Dominique T, Barczi J-F, Le Roux L, Midgley GF, Bond WJ, Chamaille-James S. 2017. The architectural design of trees protects them against large herbivores. Functional Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12876


Ratnam J, Tomlinson KW*, Rasquinha DN & Sankaran M. 2016. Savannahs in Asia: evidence for antiquity, biogeography, and an uncertain future. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371:

Charles-Dominique T, Davies TJ, Hempson GP, Bezeng BS, Dari BH, Kabongo RM, Maurin O, Muasya AM, van der Bank M, Bond W. 2016. Spiny plants, mammal browsers and the origin of African savannas. PNAS 113: E5572E5579.

Chen Y-J., S. Schnitzer; Y-J. Zhang, Z-X. Fan, G. Goldstein, K.W. Tomlinson, K-F. Cao, J-L. Zhang. 2016. Stomatal regulation and efficient xylem water transport regulate diurnal water and carbon balances of tropical lianas. Functional Ecology. Doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12724

Dayananda S.K., E. Goodale, M-B. Lee, J-J. Liu, C. Mammides, B.O. Pasion, R-C. Quan, J.W.F. Slik, R. Sreekar, K.W. Tomlinson, M. Yasuda. 2016. Effects of forest fragmentation on nocturnal Asian birds: a case study from Xishuangbanna, China. Zoological Research 37: 151-158.

Monoy C.C.K.W. Tomlinson, Y. Iida, N. Swenson, F.J.W. Slik. 2016. Temporal changes in tree species and trait composition in a cyclone-prone Pacific dipterocarp forest. Ecosystems.

Chaturvedi R.K., A.S. Raghubanshi. 2016. Leaf life-span dynamics of woody species in tropical dry forests of India. Tropical Plant Research 3: 199-212.

Beng K.C., K.W. Tomlinson, X-H. Shen, Y. Surget-Groba, A.C. Hughes, R.T. Corlett, J.W.F. Slik. 2016. The utility of DNA metabarcoding for studying the response of arthropod diversity and composition to land-use change in the tropics. Scientific Reports.

Harrison R., R. Sreekar, J. Brodie, S. Brook, M. Linkie, H. O’Kelly, M. Rao, B. Scheffers and N. Velho. 2016. Impacts of hunting on tropical forests in Southeast Asia. Conservation Biology 30: 972-981.

Sreekar R., G. Huang, M. Yasuda, R-C. Quan, E. Goodale, R. Corlett, K.W. Tomlinson. 2016. Effects of forests, roads and mistletoe on bird diversity in monoculture rubber plantations. Scientific Reports.

Tomlinson K.W., F. van Langevelde, D.M. Ward, H.H.T. Prins, S. de Bie, B. Vosman, E.V.S.B. Sampaio, F. Sterck. 2016. Defence against vertebrate herbivores diverges into architectural and low nutrient strategies amongst savanna tree species. Oikos 125: 126-136.


Chen Y-J, F. Bongers, K. Tomlinson, Z-X. Fan, H. Lin, S-B. Zhang, Y-L. Zheng, Y-P. Li, K-F. Cao, J-L. Zhang. 2015. Time lags between crown and basal sap flows in tropical lianas and co-occurring trees. Tree Physiology. DOI:10.1093/treephys/tpv103

Roeder M, F.J.W. Slik , R.D. Harrison , E. Paudel, K.W. Tomlinson. 2015. Proximity to the host is an important characteristic for the selection of the first support in lianas. Journal of Vegetation Science 26: 1054-1060.

Sreekar, R., G. Huang, J. Zhao, B.O. Pasion, M. Yasuda, K. Zhang, I. Peabotuwage, X. Wang, R-C. Quan, J.W.F. Slik, R.T. Corlett, E. Goodale, R.D. Harrison. 2015. The use of species-area relationships to partition the effects of deforestation and hunting in a fragmented landscape. Diversity and Distributions 21:441-450.

Roeder M., M. McLeish, P. Beckschäfer, M. de Blécourt, E. Paudel, R.D. Harrison, J.W.F. Slik. 2015. Phylogenetic clustering increases with succession for lianas in a Chinese tropical montane rain forest. Ecography 38:832-841.


Liu J-J., Y-H. Tan, J.W.F. Slik. 2014. Topography related habitat associations of tree species traits, composition and diversity in a Chinese tropical forest. Forest Ecology and Management 330: 75-81.

Tomlinson K.W., L. Poorter, F. Bongers, F. Borghetti, L. Jacobs, F. van Langevelde. 2014. Relative growth rate variation of evergreen and deciduous savanna tree species is driven by different traits. Annals of Botany 114:315-324.

Barbosa E.R.M., K.W. Tomlinson, L.G. Carvalheiro, K. Kirkman, S. de Bie, H.H.T. Prins, F. van Langevelde. 2014. Short-term effect of nutrient availability and rainfall distribution on biomass production and leaf nutrient content of savanna tree species. PLoS ONE 9: e92619. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0092619

Tomlinson, K.W. 2014. The mixed success of Mimosoideae clades invading into Australia. In: Prins HHT, Gordon I (eds) Invasion biology and ecological theory: insights from a continent in transformation. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. Pp 39-57.

Richardson J.E., A.M. Bakar, J. Tosh, K. Armstrong, J. Smedmark, A.A. Anderberg, J.W.F. Slik, P. Wilkie. 2014. The influence of tectonics, sea level changes and dispersal on migration and diversification of Isonandreae (Sapotaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 174:130-140.

Liu J-J, J.W.F. Slik. 2014. Forest fragment spatial distribution matters for tropical tree conservation. Biological Conservation 171: 99-106.

Shi L.L., P.E. Mortimer, J.W.F. Slik, X.M. Zou, J. Xu, W.T. Feng, L. Qiao, 2014. Variation in forest soil fungal diversity along a latitudinal gradient. Fungal Diversity 64: 305-315.

Yang J., G. Zhang, X. Ci, N.G. Swenson, M. Cao, L. Sha, J. Li, C.C. Baskin, J.W.F. Slik, L. Lin, 2014. Functional and phylogenetic assembly in a Chinese tropical tree community across size classes, spatial scales and habitats. Functional Ecology 28: 520-529.

Zhang M-G., Z. Zhe-Kun, W-Y Chen, C.H. Cannon, N. Raes, J.W.F. Slik. 2014. Major declines of woody plant species ranges under climate change in Yunnan, China. Diversity and Distributions 20: 405-415.

Barbosa E.R.M., F. van Langevelde, K.W. Tomlinson, K. Kirkman, S. de Bie, H.H.T. Prins. Tree species from different functional groups respond differently to environmental changes during establishment. Oecologia 174:1345-1357.



Harrison, R.D., S. Tan, J.B. Plotkin, F. Slik, M. Detto, T. Brenes, A. Itoh, S.J. Davies, 2013. Consequences of defaunation for a tropical tree community. Ecology Letters 16: 687-694.

McLeish, M.J., J.T. Miller, L.A. Mound, 2013. Delayed colonization of Acacia by thrips and the timing of host conservatism and behavioural specialization. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13: 188. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-13-188

Mo, X.X., L.L. Shi, Y.J. Zhang, H. Zhu, J.W.F. Slik, 2013. Change in phylogenetic community structure during succession of traditionally managed tropical rainforest in Southwest China. PloS ONE 8: e71464.

Roeder, M., I.D.K. Ferraz, D. Holscher, 2013. Seed and germination characteristics of 20 Amazonian liana species. Plants 2: 1-15.

Slik, J.W.F., G. Paoli, K. McGuire, I. Amaral, J. Barroso, M. Bastian, et al., 2013. Large trees drive forest aboveground biomass variation in moist lowland forests across the tropics. Global Ecology and Biogeography 22: 1261–1271.

Yahara, T., F. Javadi, Y. Onoda, L. Paganucci de Queiroz, D.P. Faith, D.E. Prado, M. Akasaka, T. Kadoya, F, Ishihama, S. Davies, J.W.F. Slik, et al., 2013. Global legume diversity assessment: Concepts, key indicators, and strategies. Taxon 62: 249-266.



Anticamara, J.A., B.O. Pasion, R.S. Gonzalez, M.R.M. Duya, P.S. Ong, 2012. Understanding high altitude reforestation in Mt. Apo, Philippines. Eurasian Journal of Forest Research 15: 31-43.

Cannon, C.H., R. Harrison, L. Qie, J.W.F. Slik, J. Chen, 2012. A proposal for expanding capacity for conservation science education in the tropical Asia-Pacific region. Biology International 50: 85-94.

Fan, Z.X, S.B. Zhang, G.Y. Hao, J.W.F. Slik, K.F. Cao, 2012. Hydraulic conductivity traits predict growth rates and adult stature of 40 Asian tropical tree species better than wood density. Journal of Ecology 100: 732-741.

McLeish, M., G. Beukman, S. van Noort, T.C. Wossler, 2012. Host plant species conservatism and ecology of a parasitoid fig wasp genus (Chalcidoidea: Sycoryctinae; Arachonia). PloS ONE 7: e44804.

McLeish, M., S. van Noort, 2012. Codivergence and multiple host species use by fig wasp populations of the Ficus pollination mutualism. BMC Evolutionary Biology 12.

Roeder, M., D. Holscher, I.D. Kossmann-Ferraz, 2012. Traits and growth of liana regeneration in primary and secondary forests of Central Amazonia. Applied Vegetation Science 15: 108-118.

Zhai, D.L., C.H. Cannon, J.W.F. Slik, C.P. Zhang, Z.C. Dai, 2012. Rubber and pulp plantations represent a double threat to Hainan’s natural tropical forests. Journal of Environmental Management 96: 64-73.

Zhang, S.B., J.L. Zhang, J.W.F. Slik, K.F. Cao, 2012. Leaf element concentrations of terrestrial plants across China are influenced by taxonomy and the environment. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21: 809-818.

Zhang, M.G., Z.K. Zhou, W.Y. Chen, J.W.F. Slik, C.H. Cannon, N. Raes, 2012. Using species distribution modelling to improve conservation and land use planning of Yunnan, China. Biological Conservation 153: 257-264.



Guicking, D., B. Fiala, F.R. Blattner, J.W.F. Slik, M. Mohamed, K. Weising, 2011. Comparative chloroplast DNA phylogeography of two tropical pioneer trees, Macaranga gigantea and Macaranga pearsonii (Euphorbiaceae). Tree genetics and Genomics 7: 573-585.

Hoang Van, S., P. Baas, P.J.A. Keßler, J.W.F. Slik, H. ter Steege, N. Raes, 2011. Human and environmental influence on plant diversity and composition in Ben En National Park, Vietnam. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 23: 328-337.

Slik, J.W.F., S.I. Aiba, M. Bastian, F.Q. Brearley, C.H. Cannon, K.A.O. Eichhorn, et al., 2011. Soils on exposed Sunda Shelf shaped biogeographic patterns in Southeast Asia’s equatorial forests. PNAS 108: 12343-12347.

Slik, J.W.F., M. van Beek, C. Bernard, F. Bongers, F.C. Breman, C.H. Cannon, K. Sidiyasa, 2011. Limited edge effects along a burned-unburned Bornean forest boundary seven years after disturbance. Biotropica 43: 288-298.

Welzen, P.C. van, J.A.N. Parnell, J.W.F. Slik, 2011. Wallace’s Line and plant distributions: two or three phytogeographical areas and where to group Java? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 103: 531-545.

Xiao-Xue, M., Y.J. Zhang, J.W.F. Slik, J.X. Liu, H. Zhu, 2011. Limited impact on plant diversity and composition of traditional forest management in a tropical seasonal rainforest in SW China. Biological Conservation 144: 1832-1840.

Zhang, S.B., J.W.F. Slik, J.L. Zhang, K.F. Cao, 2011. Spatial distribution of wood traits in China are controlled by phylogenetic and environmental constraints. Global Ecology and Biogeography 20: 241-250.



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