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Publications by members of the Insect Ecology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge (2000-onwards)

 

2016

Spear, D.M., Adams, T.A., Boyd, E.S., Dipman, M.M., & Meyer, W.M. 2016. The effects of development, type-conversion, and fire on low-elevation Southern California spider assemblages. Invertebrate Biology, In Press.

Spear, D.M., Silverman, S., & Forrest, J.R.K.  2016. Asteraceae pollen provisions protect Osmia mason bees (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) from brood parasitism. American Naturalist,187(6): 797 – 803.

Turner EC & Snaddon JL. (2016). Deforestation in Southeast Asia. Biological and Environmental Hazards, Risks and Disasters (8th volume of Disasters and Hazards). Ed Shroder J. Chapter 12.1. Elsevier (UK). ISBN: 9780123948472

Foster, W.A. (2016). A life of insects and ire. Nature 529: 152-153

Yusah, K.M. & Foster, W.A. (2016) Tree size and habitat complexity affect ant communities (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the high canopy of Bornean rain forest. Myrmecol. News 23: 15-23

Graham W Prescott, James J Gilroy, Torbjørn Haugaasen, Claudia A Medina Uribe, William A Foster, David P Edwards (2016) Reducing the impacts of Neotropical oil palm development on functional diversity. Biological Conservation 197: 139-145

David J. Kurz, Edgar C. Turner, Agung A. Aryawan, Hannah C. Barkley, Jean-Pierre Caliman, Oliver Konopik, Sudharto Ps., and William A. Foster (2016). Replanting reduces frog diversity in oil palm. Biotropica 0(0): 1–8

Maria Májeková, Taavi Paal, Nichola S Plowman, Michala Bryndová, Liis Kasari, Anna Norberg, Matthias Weiss, Tom R Bishop, Sarah H Luke, Katerina Sam, Yoann Le Bagousse-Pinguet, Jan Lepš, Lars Götzenberger, Francesco de Bello (2016) Evaluating Functional Diversity: Missing Trait Data and the Importance of Species Abundance Structure and Data Transformation. PloS One 11(2):e0149270

Prescott GW, Gilroy JJ, Medina CA, Foster WA, Edwards DE. (2016.) Managing Neotropical oil palm expansion to retain phylogenetic diversity. Journal of Applied Ecology 53:150-158

Pfeifer M, Kor L, Nilus R, Turner EC, Cusack J, Lysenko I, Khoo M, Chey VK, Chung AC, Ewers RM. (2016) Mapping the structure of Borneo’s tropical forests across a degradation gradient. Remote Sens Environ 176:84–97. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.01.014

Sasidhran S, Adila N, Mohd. Hamdan S, Samantha LD, Aziz N, Kamarudin N, Puan CL, Turner EC & Azhar B (2016) Habitat occupancy patterns and activity rate of native mammals in tropical fragmented peat swamp reserves in Peninsular Malaysia. Forest. Ecol. and Manag. 363, 140-148.

Ghazali A, Asmah S, Asmah, S,  Syafiq M, Yahya MS, Aziz N, Peng TL, Norhisham AR, Puan CL, Turner EC & Azhar B (2016) Effects of monoculture and polyculture farming in oil palm smallholdings on terrestrial arthropod diversity. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology. 19, 415-421.

Disney, R. H. L. (2016). A new species of Coniceromyia Borgmeier, 1923, (Diptera: Phoridae) from Panama Canal Zone. Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine 152: 33–36.

Hartop, E. A,, Brown, B. V. & Disney, R. H. L. (2016). Flies from L.A., The Sequel: A further twelve new species of Megaselia (Diptera: Phoridae) from the BioSCAN Project in Los Angeles (California, USA). Biodiversity Data Journal doi:10.3897/BDJ.4.e7756.

Disney, R. H. L. (2016). Three new species of Megaselia Rondani (Dipt., Phoridae) from England. Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine 152: 103-110.

Disney, R. H. L. (2016). A remarkable new species of Megaselia Rondani and the hitherto undescribed female of Triphleba truncata Michailovskaya (Diptera: Phoridae) from Russia. Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine 152: 173–179.

Disney, R. H. L. & Smith, D. A., 2016. A new species of Phalacrotophora Enderlein (Diptera: Phoridae) from England.  Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine 152: 189–192.

Zuha, R. M., Ankasha, S. J., Disney, R. H. L., Omar, B., 2016. Indoor decomposition study in Malaysia with special reference to the scuttle flies (Diptera: Phoridae). Egyptian Journal of Forensic Science 6: 216-222.

Disney, R. H. L., (2016). A newly recognized species of Nearctic Triphleba Rondani (Diptera: Phoridae). Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine 152: 261-264.

 

2015

Hayes MP (2015) The biology and ecology of the large blue butterfly Phengaris (Maculineaarion: a review. Journal of Insect Conservation 19:1037-1051.

Staubus, W.J., Boyd, E.S., Adams, T.A., Spear, D.M., Dipman, M.M., & Meyer, W.M. 2015. Ant communities in native sage scrub, non-native grassland, and suburban habitats in Los Angeles County, USA: conservation implications. Journal of Insect Conservation, 19(4): 669 – 680.

Turner EC & Snaddon JL. (2015) Forest Fragments and Fragmentation. Handbook of Forest Ecology, Eds Peh K, Corlett R, & Bergeron Y. Chapter 36, pp411-422. Routledge. ISBN-10: 0415735459

Wendy Y. Wang & William A. Foster (2015) The effects of forest conversion to oil palm on ground-foraging ant communities depend on beta diversity and sampling grain. Ecology and Evolution 5:15 (3159–3170)

Wendy Y. Wang & William A. Foster (2015) Ground-foraging ant communities vary with oil palm age. Basic and Applied Ecology 17:1 (21-32)

Prescott GW., Edwards DP, Foster WA (2015) Retaining biodiversity in intensive farmland: epiphyte removal in oil palm plantations does not affect yield.Ecology and Evolution 5:1944-1954

Gilroy JJ, Prescott GW, Cardenas JS, Gonzales del Pliego Castañeda P, Sánchez A, Rojas-Murcia LE, Medina Uribe CA, Haugaasen T, Edwards DP (2015) Minimizing the biodiversity impact of Neotropical oil palm development. Global Change Biology 21:1531-1540

Sánchez AF, Medina CA, Prescott GW. (2015) First Record of the Genus Mycetarotes (Emery, 1913) (Formicidae: Myrmicinae) from Colombia. Sociobiology.62:331-333

While GM, Williamson J, Prescott GW, Horváthová T, Fresnillo B, Beeton NJ, Halliwell B, Michaelides S, Uller T (2015) Adaptive responses to cool climate promotes persistence of a non-native lizard. Proc. Roy. Soc. B 282:20142638

Bartlett LJ, Williams DR, Prescott GW, Balmford A, Green RE, Eriksson A, Valdes PJ, Singarayer JS, Manica A (2015) Robustness despite uncertainty: regional climate data reveal the dominant role of humans in explaining global extinctions of Late Quaternary megafauna. Ecography DOI: 10.1111/ecog.01566

Tom M. Fayle, Edgar C. Turner, Yves Basset, Robert M. Ewers, Glen Reynolds, Vojtech Novotny (2015). Whole-ecosystem experimental manipulations of tropical forests. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 1927, 1-13. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2015.03.010

Robert M. Ewers , Michael J.W. Boyle , Rosalind A. Gleave , Nichola S. Plowman, Suzan Benedick, Henry Bernard, Tom R. Bishop, Effendi Y. Bakhtiar, Vun Khen Chey, Arthur Y.C. Chung, Richard G. Davies, David P. Edwards, Paul Eggleton, Tom M. Fayle, Stephen R. Hardwick , Rahman Homathevi, Roger L. Kitching, Min Sheng Khoo , Sarah H. Luke,Joshua J. March, Reuben Nilus, Marion Pfeifer , Sri V. Rao, Adam C. Sharp , Jake L. Snaddon, Nigel E. Stork, Matthew J. Struebig, Oliver R. Wearn, Kalsum M. Yusah & Edgar C. Turner (2015) Logging cuts the functional importance of invertebrates in tropical rainforest. Nature Communications, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms7836

Fayle TM, Edwards DP, Foster WA, Mohd Yusah K, Turner EC (2015) An ant-plant by-product mutualism is robust to selective logging of rain forest and conversion to oil palm plantation. Oecologia. doi:10.1007/s00442-014-3208-z

Dow, R.A. and Luke, S.H. (2015) Phaenandrogomphus safei, a new species from Sabah, northern Borneo (Odonata: Anisoptera: Gomphidae). Zootaxa 3905 (1) 145-150.

Hudson L et al. (multi-author paper) (2015) The PREDICTS database: a global database of how local terrestrial biodiversity responds to human impacts. Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1303.

Hardwick, S.R.; Toumi, R.; Pfeifer, M.; Turner, E.C.; Nilus, R.; Ewers, R.M. (2015) The relationship between leaf area index and microclimate in tropical forest and oil palm plantation: Forest disturbance drives changes in microclimate. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Volume 201, Pages 187–19

Disney, R. H. L. & Russell-Smith, A., (2015). Additions to the British list of Megaselia Rondani (Diptera: Phoridae), including two new species, from the crowns of ancient pollarded trees, Journal of Natural History 45(25-26): 1599-1626.

Disney, R. H. L. (2015) A new species of Aenigmatistes Shelford (Diptera: Phoridae from Cameroon.  Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine 151: 51-53.

Karapazarlioglu, K. & Disney, R. H. L. (2015). First record of forensic species Conicera similis (Haliday, 1833) (Diptera:Phoridae) on exhumed rabbit carcasses in Turkey. European Scientific Journal 11(9): 1857-7881.

Hartop, E. A., Brown, B. V. &. Disney, R. H. L. (2015). Opportunity in our ignorance of urban biodiversity: study reveals 30 new species and one new Nearctic record for Megaselia (Diptera Phoridae) in Los Angeles (California, USA). Zootaxa 3941(4): 451-484.

Disney, R. H. L., Bragança, M. A. L. & Teixeira, M. C. (2015). New species of scuttle flies (Diptera: Phoridae) associated with a ponerine ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Brazil. Sociobiology 62(1): 124-127.

Disney, R. H. L. (2015). Scuttle flies (Diptera: Phoridae) from the canopies of oak trees (Fagaceae) in Norway, including 13 new species. Norwegan Journal of Entomology 62: 20-52.

Disney, R. H. L. (2015). Review of Australasian Chonocephalus Wandolleck (Diptera: Phoridae). Adbvances in Zoology and Botany 3(3): 51-168.

Disney, R. H. L. (2015). A new genus of scuttle fly (Diptera: Phoridae) from Malaysia. Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine 151: 161-164.

Disney, R. H. L. & RusselL-Smith, A. (2015). Further records of Megaselia Rondani (Diptera: Phoridae) including two new species, from the crowns of ancient pollarded trees in England. Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine 151: 169-175.

Disney, R. H. L. (2015).  Diptera Phoridae (Scuttle Flies).  In Böcher, J., Kristensen, N. P., Lyneborg, L., Michelsen, V., Pape, T. & Vilhelmsen, L. Editors. Identification handbook of the Greenland entomofauna.  Copenhagen.  Chapter 17-15: 582-588.

Disney, R. H. L. (2015). Recognition of a new species of Megaselia Rondani (Diptera: Phoridae) from Finland. Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine 151: 277-280.

Zuha, R.M., Jenarthanan, L.X.Q., Disney, R.H.L. and Omar, B. (2015) Multiple species of scuttle flies (Diptera: Phoridae) as contaminants in forensic entomology laboratory insect colony. Tropical Biomedicine 32(3): 568–572.

Thunes, K. H. & Disney, R. H. L. (2015). Corrigenda to “Disney, R. H. L., 2015. Scuttle flies (Diptera: Phoridae) from the canopies of oak trees (Fagaceae) in Norway, including 13 new species. Norwegan Journal of Entomology 62: 20-52. Norwegan Journal of Entomology 62: 188-189.

Zuha, R. M. & Disney, R. H. L. (2015). A scuttle fly (Diptera: Cyclorrhapha, Phoridae) that omits sclerotization of the puparium. Studia dipterologica 21(2):173–176

Disney, R. H. L. & Prescher, S. (2015). Three new species of Megaselia Rondani (Diptera, Phoridae) from Switzerland. Bulletin de la Societe  Entomologique Suisse 88: 295-306.

Disney, R. H. L. (2015). An updated description of the montane Gymnophora lapidocola (Bezzi) (Diptera: Phoridae) that is flightless in both sexes. Fragmenta Faunistica 58(1): 37-42.

Disney, R. H. L. (2015). Three new genera of Oriental scuttle flies (Diptera: Phoridae). Fragmenta faunistica 58(2): 71-77.

 

2014

Foster WA, Snaddon JL, Dwi Advento A, Anak Agung Ketut Aryawan, BarclayH, Caliman J-P, Kurniawan C,  Kurz DJ, Mann D, Mohd Naim, Purnomo D, Pujianto, T. Dzulfikar S. Rambe, Slade EM,  Soeprapto, Suhardi, Sudharto Ps, Ribka Sionita Tarigan,  Resti Wahyuningsih, Rudi Harto Widodo and Turner EC (2014) The Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function in Tropical Agriculture (BEFTA) Project. The Planter, Kuala Lumpur, 90, 1061, 581-591.

Slade EM, Mohd Naim, Muhammad I. Burhanuddin, Sudharto Ps, Caliman JP, Foster WA, Snaddon JL, Turner EC, Mann DJ (2014) Can cattle grazing in mature oil palm increase biodiversity and ecosystem service provision? The Planter, Kuala Lumpur, 90, 1062, 655-665.

Luke, S.H.; Fayle, T.M.; Eggleton, P.; Turner, E.C.; Davies, R.G. (2014) Functional structure of ant and termite assemblages in old growth forest, logged forest and oil palm plantation in Malaysian Borneo. Biodiversity and Conservation, Volume 23, Issue 11, pp 2817-2832

Gilroy, J.J., Prescott, G.W., Cardenas, J.S., Castañeda, P.G. del P., Sánchez, A., Rojas-Murcia, L.E., Medina Uribe, C.A., Haugaasen, T. & Edwards, D.P. (2014) Minimizing the biodiversity impact of Neotropical oil palm development. Global Change Biology

Peh, K.S.-H., Lin, Y., Luke, S.H.Foster, W.A., & Turner, E.C. (2014). Book chapter: Forest fragmentation and ecosystem function. In book: Global Forest Fragmentation, Chapter: 8, Publisher: CABI, Editors: C Kettle, L P Koh, pp.96-114

Disney, R. H. L., Garcia-Rojo, A., Lindström, A. & Manlove, J. D. (2014) Further occurrences of Dohrniphora cornuta (Bigot) (Diptera, Phoridae) in forensic cases indicate likely importance of this species in future cases. Forensic Science International 241: e20-e22

Disney, R. H. L& Darlington, J. P. E. C. (2014) Invertebrate survey on the Fleam Dyke  S.S.S.I., Cambridgeshire I. Scuttle flies (Diiptera, Phoridae). Nature in Cambridgeshire 56: 32-48

Disney, R. H. L., Nitta, M., Kobayashi, M. & Tuno, N. (2014) New records of Megaselia (Diptera: Phoridae) reared from fungus sporophores in Japan, including five new species. Applied Entomology & Zoology 49: 541-552

Disney, R. H. L., (2014) Revisionary notes on the Megaselia sulphuripes (Meigen) species group (Dipt., Phoridae). Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 150: 211-225

Zuha, R. M., See, H. W., Disney, R. H. L. & Omar, B. (2014) First record of genus Puliciphora Dahl (Diptera: Phoridae) associated with rabbit carcasses placed in concealed environments in Malaysia.  Forensic Science International 245: e36-e37

Disney, R. H. L. & Fernández T., 2014. Nuevos registros de fóridos (Diptera, Phoridae) de cuevas de Jaén (Andalucía, España) y datos adicionales. Monografías Bioespeleológicas 8: 17-19.

Disney, R. H. L. & Russell-Smith, A., 2014. Additions to the British list of Megaselia Rondani (Diptera: Phoridae), including two new species, from the crowns of ancient pollarded trees, Journal of Natural History, DOI: 10.1080/00222933.2014.974703

Disney, R. H. L. & Siffointe, R., 2014. Four new species of Megaselia Rondani
(Diptera: Phoridae) from France.  Fragmenta Faunistica 57: 21-29.

Disney, R. H. L., Kutasi, C., Katona L. J. & Tóth, S. 2014.  New records of scuttle flies (Diptera: Phoridae) from caves in the Bakony Mountains, Hungary.
Fragmenta faunistica 57: 57-62.

Disney, R. H. L. & Durska, E., 2014. A new species of Megaselia Rondani (Diptera: Phoridae) and two newly found species from Poland. Fragmenta Faunistica 51: 63-66.

 

2013

M. Yusah K, Turner EC, Yahya BE & Fayle TM (2013)  An elevational gradient in litter-dwelling ant communities in Imbak Canyon, Sabah, Malaysia. Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation 9, 192-199.

JL Snaddon, KJ Willis, DW Macdonald (2013) Biodiversity: Oil-palm replanting raises ecology issues, Nature 502 (7470), 170-171.

Fayle TMTurner EC & Foster WA (2013) Ant mosaics occur in SE Asian oil palm plantation but not rain forest and are influenced by the presence of nest-sites and non-native species. Ecography 36, 1051-1057

Senior M.J.M., Hamer K.C., Bottrell S., Edwards D.P., Fayle T.M., Lucey J.M., Mayhew P.J., Newton R., Peh K. S.-H., Sheldon F.H., Stewart C., Styring A.R., Thom M.D.F., Woodcock P. & Hill J.K. (2013) Trait-dependent declines of species following conversion of rain forest to oil palm plantations. Biodiversity and Conservation 22: 253-268.

 

2012

Turner EC,  Abidin YZ, Barlow H, Fayle TM, Jaafar MHH, Chey VK, Larenus J, Nainar A, Reynolds G, Yusof YB, Khoo MS & Ewers RM (2012) The Stability of Altered Forest Ecosystems Project: Investigating The Design Of Human-Modified Landscapes For Productivity And Conservation. The Planter, Kuala Lumpur, 88, 453-468.

S Johnson, A Bose, JL Snaddon, B Moss (2012) The role of earthworms in nitrogen and solute retention in a tropical forest in Sabah, Malaysia: a pilot study Journal of Tropical Ecology 28 (06), 611-614                                           

Fayle TM, Edwards DP, Turner EC, Dumbrell AJ, Eggleton P & Foster WA (2012) Public goods, public services, and by-product mutualism in an ant-fern symbiosis. Oikos 121, 1279-1286.

Yusah K.M., Turner E.C., Yahya B.E. & Fayle T.M. (2012) An elevational gradient in litter-dwelling ant communities in Imbak Canyon, Sabah, Malaysia. Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation 9: 192-199.

Snaddon J.L., Turner E.C., Fayle T.M., Chey V.K., Eggleton P.E. & Foster W.A. (2012) Biodiversity hanging by a thread: the importance of fungal-litter trapping systems in tropical rainforests. Biology Letters 8: 397-400.

Yusah K.M., Fayle T.M., Harris G. & Foster W.A. (2012). Optimising diversity assessment protocols for high canopy ants in tropical rain forest. Biotropica 44: 73-81.

 

2011

Robert M. Ewers, Raphael K. Didham, Lenore Fahrig, Gonçalo Ferraz, Andy Hector, Robert D. Holt, Valerie Kapos, Glen Reynolds, Waidi Sinun, Jake L. Snaddon, and Edgar C. Turner (2011) A large-scale forest fragmentation experiment: the Stability of Altered Forest Ecosystems Project. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B November 27, 2011 366:3292-3302; doi:10.1098/rstb.2011.0049

William A. Foster, Jake L. Snaddon, Edgar C. Turner, Tom M. Fayle, Timothy D. Cockerill, M. D. Farnon Ellwood, Gavin R. Broad, Arthur Y. C. Chung, Paul Eggleton, Chey Vun Khen and Kalsum M. Yusah (2011)
Establishing the evidence base for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem function in the oil palm landscapes of South East Asia. Phil.Trans.R.Soc.Lond.B. 366: 3277 - 3291 PDF

M. D. F. Ellwood, Roger G. W. Northfield, Monica Mejia-Chang and Howard Griffiths (2011) On the vapour trail of an atmospheric imprint in insects. Biology Letters, doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2010.1171

Fayle T.M. & Manica A. (2011). Bias in null model analyses of species co-occurrence: a response to Gotelli and Ulrich (2010). Ecological Modelling 222: 1340-1341.

Fayle T.M., Dumbrell A.J., Turner E.C Foster W.A. (2011). Distributional patterns of epiphytic ferns are explained by the presence of cryptic species. Biotropica 43: 6-7.

Woodcock P., Edwards D.P., Fayle T.M., Newton R.J., Chey V.K.. Bottrell S.H. & Hamer K.C. (2011) The conservation value of Southeast Asia’s highly degraded forests: evidence from leaf-litter ants. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 366: 3256-3264.

Turner E.C., Snaddon J.L., Ewers R.M., Fayle T.M. and Foster W.A. (2011). The Impact of Oil Palm Expansion on Environmental Change: Putting Conservation Research in Context. In Bernardes M.A.S. (Ed.) Environmental Impact of Biofuels. InTech Press.

Fayle T.M., Bakker L., Cheah C., Ching T.M., Davey A., Dem F., Earl A., Huaimei Y., Hyland S., Johansson B., Ligtermoet E., Lim R., Lin L.K., Luangyotha P., Herlander Martins B., Palmeirim A.F., Paninhuan S., Kepfer Rojas S., Sam L., Sam P.T.T., Susanto D., Wahyudi A., Walsh J., Weigl S., Craze P.G., Jehle R., Metcalfe D. & Trevelyan T. (2011). A positive relationship between ant biodiversity (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and rate of scavenger-mediated nutrient redistribution along a disturbance gradient in a south-east Asian rain forest. Myrmecological News 14: 5-12. PDF

 

2010

Edwards, D.P., Ansell, F.A., Woodcock, P, Fayle, T.M., Hamer, K.C. Can the failure to punish promote cheating in mutualism? Oikos. 119: 45 - 52. PDF

Fayle T.M., Turner E.C., Snaddon J.L., Chey V.K., Chung A.Y., Eggleton P.E. & Foster W.A. (2010). Oil palm expansion into rain forest greatly reduces ant biodiversity in canopy, epiphytes and leaf litter. Basic and Applied Ecology. 11: 337-345. PDF

Foster W.A. (2010) The Menopausal Aphid Glue-Bomb. Current Biology 20(13): 559-560

Jackson, L., van Noordwijk, M., Bengtsson, J., Foster, W.A., Lipper, L., Said, M., Snaddon, J.L. & Vodouhe, R. (2010). Biodiversity and agricultural sustainagility: from assessment to adaptive management. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 2: 80 - 87. PDF

Fayle T.M. & Manica A. (2010). Reducing over-reporting of deterministic co-occurrence patterns in biotic communities. Ecological Modelling 221: 2237-2242.

Fayle T.M. (2010) Go to the ant thou sluggard... Trends in Ecology and Evolution 25: 431-432.

 

2009

Andersen, S.B., Gerritsma, S., Yusah, Kalsum M., Mayntz, D., Hywel-Jones, N.L., Billen. J., Boomsma, J.J., & Hughes, D.P. (2009). The life of a dead ant: the expression of an adaptive extended phenotype. American Naturalist 174: 424-433. PDF

Fayle, T.M ., Chung, A.Y.C., Dumbrell, A.J., Eggleton, P & Foster, W.A. (2009). The effect of rain forest canopy architecture on the distribution of epiphytic ferns (Asplenium spp.) in Sabah, Malaysia. Biotropica41: 676-681 PDF Suppl

Ellwood, M.D.F. , Manica, A., & Foster, W.A. (2009). Stochastic and deterministic processes jointly structure tropical arthropod communities. Ecology Letters 12: 277-284. PDF

Turner, E.C. & Foster, W.A. (2009). The impact of forest conversion to oil palm on arthropod abundance and biomass in Sabah, Malaysia. Journal of Tropical Ecology 25: 23 -30. PDF

 

2008

Snaddon, J.L., Turner, E.C . & Foster, W.A. (2008). Children’s perceptions of rainforest biodiversity: which animals have the lion’s share of environmental awareness. PLoS ONE 3(2) e2579. PDF

Turner, E.C., Snaddon, J.L., Fayle, T.M . & Foster, W.A. (2008). Oil palm research in context: identifying the need for biodiversity assessment. PloS ONE 3(2) e1572. PDF

Pike, N . & Foster, W.A. (2008). The ecology of altruism in a clonal insect. In: Ecology of Social Evolution (eds. J. Korb & J.Heinze). Chapter 2 pp 37-56 Springer: Berlin. PDF

Morris, G.M & Foster, W.A. (2008). Duelling aphids: electrical penetration graphs reveal the value of fighting for a feeding site. Journal of Experimental Biology.211: 1490-1494. PDF

Disney R.H.L. & Fayle T.M. (2008). A New Species of Scuttle Fly (Diptera: Phoridae) Parasitizing an Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Borneo. Sociobiology, 51, 327-332.

Fayle, T.M., Ellwood, M.D.F., Turner, E.C., Snaddon, J.K., Yusah, K.M. & Foster, W.A. (2008).Bird’s nest ferns: islands of biodiversity in the forest canopy. Antenna 32: 34 – 37.

Fayle T.M. (2008). Book Review of Ants of North America: A Guide to the Genera by Brian Fisher & Stefan Cover. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 152, 847.

Turner EC, Granroth H, Johnson HR, Lucas C, Thompson AM, Froy H, German RN & Holdgate R (2008). Habitat preference and dispersal of the Duke of Burgundy butterfly (Hamearis lucina) on an abandoned chalk quarry in Bedfordshire, UK. Journal of Insect Conservation. online DOI 10.1007/s10841-008-9194-x. PDF

 

2007

Field, J., Turner, E., Fayle, T. & Foster, W.A. (2007). Costs of egg production and offspring provisioning: multifaceted parental investment in a digger wasp. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 274: 445 – 451. PDF

Pike, N., Whitfield, J.A . & Foster, W.A. (2007). Ecological correlates of sociality in Pemphigus aphids, with a partial phylogeny of the genus. BMC Evolutionary Biology 7:185 - 197. PDF

Turner. E.C., Snaddon, J.L., Johnson, H.R. & Foster, W.A. (2007). The impact of bird’s nest ferns on stemflow nutrient concentration in a primary rain forest, Sabah, Malaysia. Journal of Tropical Ecology 23: 1 - 4. PDF

Snaddon, J.L . & Turner, E.C. (2007). A child’s eye view of the insect world: modern culture versus nature on perceptions of insect diversity. Environmental Conservation 34: 33 - 35. PDF

Foster, W.A. (2007). Social butterflies. The Other Insect Societies by James T.Costa. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 22: 289-290. PDF

Fayle T.M., Sharp R.E. & Majerus M.E.N. (2007). The effect of moth trap type on size and composition in British Lepidoptera. British Journal of Entomology and Natural History, 20, 221-232.

Aldridge D.C., Fayle T.M. & Jackson N. (2007). Freshwater mussel abundance predicts biodiversity in UK lowland rivers. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 17, 554-564.

 

2006

Dial. R,, Ellwood M.D.F., Turner, E.C. & Foster, W.A. (2006). Arthropod Abundance, Canopy Structure, and Microclimate in a Bornean Lowland Tropical Rain Forest. Biotropica 38, pp 643-652. PDF

Turner, E.C. & Foster, W.A. (2006). Assessing the influence of Bird’s Nest Ferns (Asplenium nidus spp.) on the local microclimate across a range of habitat disturbances in Sabah, Malaysia. Selbyana 27: 195 – 200.

Foster, W.A. (2006). Sour Grapes. The Botanist and the Vintner: how wine was saved for the world. by Christy Campbell. PloS Biology 4:e102-3. PDF

 

2005

Shingleton, A.W. , Stern, D.L. & Foster, W.A. (2005). The origin of a mutualism: a morphological trait promoting the evolution of ant-aphid mutualisms. Evolution 59: 921-926. PDF

Foster W.A . (2005). A rabbit with two million tails. Insect Herbivore-Host Dynamics: Tree-dwelling aphids. By Tony Dixon. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 20: 654-655. PDF

Compton, S.G., Ellwood, M.D.F., Low, R. & Watson, J. (2005) Dispersal of fig wasps (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) across primary and logged rainforest in Sabah (Malaysia). Acta Soc. Zool. Bohem. 69:37-48

 

2004

Ellwood, M.D.F. & Foster, W.A. (2004). Doubling the estimate of invertebrate biomass in a rainforest canopy. Nature 429: 549 – 551. PDF

Pike, N. & Foster, W.A. (2004). Fortress repair in the social aphid species Pemphigus spyrothecae. Animal Behaviour 67: 909 – 914. PDF

Braendle, C. & Foster, W.A. (2004). Defensive behaviour in primary- and secondary-host generations of the soldier-producing aphid, Pemphigus bursarius (Hemiptera: Aphididae). Journal of Insect Behavior 17: 663 – 672. PDF

Pike, N., Braendle, C . & Foster, W.A. (2004). Seasonal extension of the soldier instar as a route to increased defence investment in the social aphid Pemphigus spyrothecae. Ecological Entomology 29: 89-95. PDF

 

2002

Sumner, S., Casiraghi, M., Foster W. & Field, J. (2002). High reproductive skew in tropical hover wasps. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B. 269: 179-186. PDF

Ellwood, M . & Foster, W.A. (2002). Techniques for inserting and positioning lines in forest canopies. In: The Global Canopy Handbook (eds Mitchell, A., Secoy, K. & Jackson, T), pp 24 – 28. GCP.

Ellwood, M. Foster, W.A. (2002). Techniques for the study and removal of canopy epiphytes. In: The Global Canopy Handbook (eds Mitchell, A., Secoy, K. & Jackson, T), pp 115-119. GCP

Foster, W.A. (2002). Aphid sex ratios. In: Sex Ratios: Concepts and Research Methods (ed Hardy, I.C.W.) pp 254-265.

Foster, W.A. (2002). Soldier aphids go cuckoo. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 17, 199-200. PDF

Pike, N ., Richard, D., Foster, W. & Mahadevan, L. (2002). How aphids lose their marbles. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B269: 1211-1215. PDF

Johnson, P.C.D. , Whitfield, J.A., Foster, W.A. & Amos, W. (2002). Clonal mixing in the soldier-producing aphid Pemphigus spyrothecae (Hemiptera: Aphididae). Molecular Ecology 11: 1525-1532. PDF

Rhoden, P.K. & Foster, W.A. (2002). Soldier behaviour and division of labour in the aphid genus Pemphigus Hemiptera, Aphididae). Insectes Sociaux 49: 257-263. PDF

Ellwood, M ., Jones, D. & Foster W.A. (2002). Canopy ferns in lowland dipterocarp forest support a prolific abundance of ants termites and other invertebrates. Biotropica 34: 575-583. PDF

 

2001

 

Shingleton, A.W. & Foster, W.A. (2001). Behaviour, morphology and the division of labour in two soldier-producing aphids. Animal Behaviour 62: 671-679. PDF

Manica, A., McMeechan, F.K. & Foster, W.A. (2001). An aggregation pheromone in the intertidal collembolan Anurida maritime. Entomologia experimentalis et applicata. 99: 393-395. PDF

Ellwood, M. & Foster, W.A. (2001). Line-insertion techniques for the study of high forest canopies. Selbyana, 22: 97-102.

Foster, W.A . (2001). Raw Darwin. Charles Darwin’s Zoology Notes and Specimen lists from HMS Beagle. Trends in Ecology and Evolution16: 211. PDF

Disney, R.H.L. & Ellwood, M.D.F. (2001) An intriguing new genus of scuttle fly (Diptera: Phoridae) from Borneo. Fragmenta Faunistica 44: 319-328.

 

2000

 

Foster, W.A . (2000). Coping with the tides: adaptations of insects and arachnids from British saltmarshes. In British Saltmarshes (ed Sherwood, B), pp 203 – 221. Linnean Society/Forrest Text.

McMeechan, F.K., Manica, A. & Foster, W.A. (2000). Rhythms of activity and foraging in the intertidal insect Anurida maritima : coping with the tide. Journal of the marine biological Association UK. 80: 189-190. PDF

Manica, A., McMeechan, F.K. & Foster, W.A. (2000). Orientation in the intertidal saltmash collembolan Anurida maritima. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 47: 371-375. PDF

Johnson, P.C.D., Llewellyn, K.S. & Amos, W. (2000). Microsatellite loci for studying clonal mixing, population structure and inbreeding in a social aphid, Pemphigus spyrothecae (Hemiptera: Pemphigidae). Molecular Ecology 9: 1445-1446. PDF

Compton, S.G., Ellwood, M.D.F., Davis, A.J. & Welch, K. (2000) The flight heights of chalcid wasps (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) in a lowland Bornean rain forest: fig wasps are the high fliers. Biotropica 32: 515-522.

Shingleton, A.W. & Foster W.A. (2000). Ant tending influences soldier production in a social aphid. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 267: 1863 - 1865