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


Howlett, K. & Turner, E.C. (2021) Effects of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions on parents' attitudes towards green space and time spent outside by children in Cambridgeshire and North London, United Kingdom. People and Nature. doi: 10.1002/pan3.10291

Ashe-Jepson, E., Bladon, A.J., Herbert, G., Hitchcock, G.E., Knock, R., Lucas, C.B., Luke, S.H., Turner, E.C. (2021) Oviposition behaviour and emergence through time of the small blue butterfly (Cupido minimus) in a nature reserve in Bedfordshire, UK. Journal of Insect Conservation 6, 1-16. doi: 10.1007/s10841-021-00360-5

Pashkevich, M.D., Luke, S.H., Aryawan, A.A.K., Waters, H.S., Caliman, J-P., Dupérré, N., Naim, M., Potapov, A.M. & Turner, E.C. (2021) Riparian buffers made of mature oil palms have inconsistent impacts on oil palm ecosystems. Ecological Applications. doi: 10.17863/CAM.77997

Hood, A.S-C., Aryawan, A., Advento, A., Suberkah, W., Ashton-Butt, A., Sudharto, Ps., Caliman, J-P., Naim, M., Foster, W.A., Turner, E.C. (2021) A whole-ecosystem method for experimentally suppressing ants on a small scale. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.13774

Hayes, M.P., Ashe-Jepson, E., Bladon, A.J., Hitchcock, G.E., Knock, R.I., Lucas, C.B.H., Turner, E.C. (2021) Consistent oviposition preferences of the Duke of Burgundy butterfly over 14 years on a chalk grassland reserve in Bedfordshire. Journal of Insect Conservation 25, pages 611–628

Namaki-Khameneh, R., Khaghaninia, S., Disney, R. H. L., & Maleki-Ravasan, N. (2021) The scuttle flies (Diptera: Phoridae) of Iran with the description of Mahabadphora aesthesphora as a new genus and species. PLoS ONE. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0257899

Disney, R. H. L. (2021) Phoridae (Scuttle Flies), Chapter 59:  1383-1437. In: Kirk-Spriggs, A.H. & Sinclair, B.J., eds, Manual of Afrotropical Diptera. Volume 3. Brachycera–Cyclorrhapha, excluding Calyptratae. Suricata 8. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

Lee, Y-M., Disney, R. H. L. & Zuha, R. J. (2021) Development of forensically important scuttle fly, Megaselia spiracularis (Schmitz 1938) (Diptera: Phoridae) at ambient temperatures with distinguishing features of the larval instars. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology 24: 858-865. doi: 10.1016/j.aspen.2021.07.013

Disney, R. H. L. (2021) A new species of Aenigmatias Meinert (Diptera: Phoridae) from North America. Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine 157: 181-184.

Disney, R. H. L. & Jonassen, T. (2021) A new species of Triphleba Rondani (Diptera: Phoridae) from Norway. Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine 157: 193-197.

Thunes, K. H. et al. 23 (including Disney, R. H. L.) (2021) The arthropod fauna of oak (Quercus spp., Fagaceae) canopies in Norway. Diversity 13, 332: 2-34: 1-34. doi: 10.3390/d13070332

Disney, R. H. L. (2021) Records of Scuttle flies of Scuttle flies (Diptera: Phoridae) visiting flowers of Cryptogorynae crispatula (Araceae), including new species, in China. Fragmenta Faunistica 63(2): 81-118.

Zuha, R. M., Gnanaprakasam, N., Naqib, N., Yap, J-L. & Disney, R. H. L. (2021) Megaselia dilatimana Disney, 2016 and Megaselia falloconsueta Disney, 2006, two Afrotropical species of scuttle flies (Diptera, Phoridae) newly recorded from Peninsular Malaysia. Check List 17 (3): 985–992. doi 10.15560/17.3.98.

Disney, R. H. L. & Bøggild, E. (2021) Nineteen new species of Megaselia Rondani (Diptera, Phoridae) from Denmark. Zootaxa 4975(2): 306-342.

Zuha, R. M. & Disney, R. H. L. (2021) Further new records of Woodiphora Schmitz (Diptera: Phoridae) from Bangi, Malaysia. Serangga 26(1): 70-79.             

Zuha, R. M., Yap, J-L & Disney, R. H. L. (2021) The discovery of the hitherto unknown male of Megaselia ochracea (Brues, 1911) (Diptera: Phoridae) after 112 years. Journal of Insect Biodiversity 25(1): 028–032.

Rupp, T., Oelschlägel, B., Rabitsch, K., Mahfoud, H., Wenke, T., Disney, R. H. L., Neinhuis, C., Wanke, S. & Dötterl, S. (2021) Flowers of deceptive Aristolochia microstoma are pollinated by Phorid flies and emit volatiles known from Invertebrate carrion. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 9: 11 pages. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2021.658441

Reiss-Woolever, V.J.Luke, S.H., Stone, J., Shackelford, G., & Turner, E.C. (2021) Review shows increase in social and ecological research on oil palm, but need for more interdisciplinary research. Environment Research Letters, 0-30



Boyle, M.J.W., Bishop, T.R., Luke, S.H., van Breugel, M., Evans, T.A., Pfeifer, M., Fayle, T.M., Hardwick, S.R., Lane‐Shaw, R.I., Yusah, K.M., Ashford, I.C.R., Ashford, O.S., Garnett, E., Turner, E.C., Wilkinson, C.L., Chung, A.Y.C., Ewers, R.M. (2020) Localised climate change defines ant communities in human‐modified tropical landscapes. Functional Ecology, 1365-2435.13737

​Williamson, J., Slade, E.M., Luke, S.H., Swinfield, T., Chung, A.Y.C., Coomes, D.A., Heroin, H., Jucker, T., Lewis, O.T., Vairappan, C.S., Rossiter, S.J., Struebig, M.J. (2020) Riparian buffers act as important microclimatic refugia in oil palm landscapes. Journal of Applied Ecology, 1365-2664.13784

Disney, R.H.L. (2020) Scuttle flies (Diptera: Phoridae) from the canopies of ash trees in Norway, with six new species. Fragmenta Faunistica, 63 (1): 29–45

Disney, R.H.L. (2020) A new species of Puliciphora Dahl (Diptera: Phoridae) from Malaysia. Entomol Mon Mag 156:276–278 . doi: 10.31184/M00138908.1564.3961

Pashkevich, M.D., Aryawan, A.A.K., Luke, S.H., Dupérré, N., Waters, H.S., Caliman, J-P., Naim, M., Turner, E.C. (2020) Assessing the effects of oil palm replanting on arthropod biodiversity. Journal of Applied Ecology 1365-2664.13749. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.13749

Bladon A.J., Lewis M., Bladon E.K., Buckton, S.J., Corbett, S., Ewing, S.R., Hayes, M.P., Hitchcock, G.E., Knock, R., Lucas, C., McVeigh, A., Menéndez, R., Walker, J.M., Fayle, T.M., Turner, E.C. (2020) How butterflies keep their cool: Physical and ecological traits influence thermoregulatory ability and population trends. Journal of Animal Ecology, 1365-2656.13319. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.13319

Delgado, J.A., Disney, R.H.L. & Palma, R.L. (2020) The ant host of Razorfemora zaragozae and some observations of their relationships under natural conditions. Bulletin of Insectology, 73 (2): 193-200.

Hood, A.S.C., Advento, A.D., Stone, J., Fayle, T.M., Fairnie, A.L.M., Waters, H.S., Foster, W.A., Snaddon, J.L., Ps, S., Caliman, J-P., Naim, M., Turner, E.C. (2020) Removing understory vegetation in oil palm agroforestry reduces ground-foraging ant abundance but not species richness. Basic Appl Ecol. doi: 10.1016/j.baae.2020.07.002

Disney, R.H.L. Durska, E. (2020). New species and new records of Megaselia  Rondani (Insecta: Diptera: Phoridae) from Wigry National Park (Poland). Annales Zoologici. 70(1): 97-108.

Jancik, L. & Disney, R.H.L. (2020). A new species of Aenigmatias Meinert (Diptera:  Phoridae) from Slovakia, whose larvae parasitise a queen ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine. 156: 103-108.   

Disney, R.H.L. (2020). Two new species of Phora Latreille (Diptera: Phoridae) from Germany. Entomologist’s Gazette. 71: 130-134. 

Zuha, R. M. & Disney, R.H.L., 2020. Exploitation of cracked chicken eggs by scuttle flies (Diptera: Phoridae): the first record from Malaysia. Serranga 25(1):  84-92.

Luke, S.H., Advento, A.D., Dow, R.A., Aryawan, A.A.K., Barclay, H., Eycott, A.E., Hinsch, J.K., Kurniawan, C., Naim, M., Mann, D.J., Pujianto, Purnomo, D., Rambe, T.D.S., Slade, E.M., Soeprapto, Ps, S., Suhardi, Tarigan, R.S., Wahyuningsih, R., Widodo, R.H., Caliman, J-P., Snaddon, J.L., Foster, W.A., Turner, E.C. (2020). Complexity within an oil palm monoculture: the effects of habitat variability and rainfall on adult dragonfly (Odonata) communities. Biotropica. 52:366–379

Hood, A.S.C., Pashkevich, M.D., Dahlsjö, C.A.L., Advento, A.D., Aryawan, A.A.K., Caliman, J-P., Naim, M., Head, J.J., Turner, E.C. (2020). Termite mounds house a diversity of taxa in oil palm plantations irrespective of understory management. Biotropica btp.12754

Luke, S.H., Advento, A.D., Aryawan, A.A.K., Adhy, D.H., Ashton-Butt, A., Barclay, H., Dewi, J.P., Drewer, J., Dumbrell, A.J., Edi, Eycott, A.E., Harianja, M.F., Hinsch, J.K., Hood, A.S-C., Kurniawan, C., Kurz, D.J., Mann, D.J., Matthews Nicholass, K.J., Naim, M., Pashkevich, M.D., Prescott, G.W., Ps, S., Pujianto, Purnomo, D., Purwoko, R.R., Putra, S., Rambe, T.D.S., Soeprapto, Spear, D.M., Suhardi, Tan, D.J.X., Tao, H-H., Tarigan, R.S., Wahyuningsih, R., Waters, H.S., Widodo, R.H., Whendy, Woodham, C.R., Caliman, J-P., Slade, E.M., Snaddon, J.L., Foster, W.A., Turner, E.C. (2020). Managing oil palm plantations more sustainably: large-scale experiments within the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function in Tropical Agriculture (BEFTA) Programme. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 2



Namaki-Khameneh, R., Khaghaninia, S., Disney, R.H.L. & Maleki-Ravasan, N. (2019b). Molecular identification of members of the Megaselia brevior complex (Dipterra: Phoridae) in northwest of Iran. 2nd International Congress of vector-borne diseases and climate change; Proceedings of the 4th national congress of medical entomology. Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Shiraz. Iran: 180.

Namaki-Khameneh, R., Khaghaninia, S., Disney, R.H.L. & Maleki-Ravasan, N. (2019a). Twentyone new species of Megaselia Rondani (Diptera: Phoridae) from Iran. Zootaxa, 4711: 001-050.

Namaki-Khameneh, R., Khaghaninia, S. &. Disney, R.H.L. (2019a). Faunistic study of the genus Megaselia Rondani 1856 (Diptera: Phoridae) from East Azerbaijan province including 11 new records to Iran. Applied Researches in plant protection, 8(1): 45-56 (In Persian).

Namaki-Khameneh R., Khaghaninia, S. & Disney, R.H.L. (2019b). Records of species of Megaselia Rondani 1856 (Diptera: Phoridae) from West Azerbaijan province including new records for Iran. Journal of Crop Protection, 8(2): 235-242.

Eycott, A.E., Advento, A.D., Waters, H.S., Luke, S.H., Aryawan, A.A.K., Hood, A.S.C., Naim, M., Ps, S., Pujianto, Purnomo, D., Rambe, T.D.S., Soeprapto, Suhardi, Tarigan, R.S., Wahyuningish, R., Widodo, R.H., Caliman, J-P., Snaddon, J.L., Foster, W.A.Turner, E. C. (2019). Resilience of ecological functions to drought in an oil palm agroecosystem. Environmental Research Communications, 1(10), 101004.

Hood, A.S.C., Aryawan, A.A.K., Advento, A.D., Purnomo, D., Wahyuningsih, R., Luke, S.H., Ps, S., Snaddon, J.L., Foster, W.A., Caliman, J-P., Turner, E.C., Naim, M. (2019). Understory Vegetation in Oil Palm Plantations Promotes Leopard Cat Activity, but Does Not Affect Rats or Rat Damage. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change2.

Disney, R.H.L. &  Compton, S.G. (2019). A new species of Megaselia Rondani (Diptera: Phoridae) associated with one sex of a dioecious fig tree in Thailand. Fragmenta faunistica 62(1): 47-53.

Disney, R.H.L. &  Haarto, A. (2019). A new species of Triphleba Rondani (Diptera: Phoridae) from Finland. Entomologist’s Gazette 70: 194–196 doi: 10.31184/G00138894.703.1719

Luke, S.H., Purnomo, D., Advento, A.D., Aryawan, A.A.K., Naim, M., Pikstein, R.N., Ps, S., Rambe, T.D.S., Soeprapto, Caliman, J-P, Snaddon, J.L., Foster, W.A.Turner, E.C. (2019). Effects of Understory Vegetation Management on Plant Communities in Oil Palm Plantations in Sumatra, Indonesia. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 2(July).

Woodham, C.R., Aryawan, A.A.K., Luke S.H., Manning, P., Caliman, J-P., Naim, M., Turner, E.C., Slade, E.M. (2019) Effects of Replanting and Retention of Mature Oil Palm Riparian Buffers on Ecosystem Functioning in Oil Palm Plantations. Front For Glob Chang 2:1–11 . doi: 10.3389/ffgc.2019.00029

Saifi, M., Disney, R.H.L. & Doumandji, S. 2019. A new species and new records of scuttle flies (Diptera: Phoridae) from Algeria. Zootaxa 4619(1): 189-194.

Padfield R., Hansen S., Bicknell J., Davies Z., Ehrensperger A., Slade E.M., Evers S., Papargyropoulou E., Bessou C., Abdullah N., Aplin P., Ancrenaz M., Balqis S., Barclay H., Chellaiah D., Choudhary S., Conway S., Cook S., Copeland A., Campos-Arceiz A., Deere N., Drew S., Gilvear D., Gray R., Haller T., Hood A.S.C., Huat L.K., Huynh N., Kangayatkarasu N., Koh L.P., Kumaran S., Lim R.A.H., Yeong Y.K.L., Lucey J., Luke S.H., Montefrio M., Mullin K., Nainar A., K.A.I. Nekaris, Nijman V., Nunes M., Nurhidayu S., O'Reilly P., Puan C.L., Ruppert N., Salim H., Schouten G., Tallontire A., Smith T., Tao H., Tham M.H., Varkkey H., Wadey J., Yule C., Sharif B., Sayok A., & Struebig M. (In Press) Co-producing knowledge for environmental sustainability: Defining the research agenda for palm oil. Front. For. Glob. Change

Luke S.H., Slade E.M., Gray C.L., Annammala, K.V., Drewer, J., Williamson, J., Agama, A.L., Ationg, M., Mitchell, S.L., Vairappan, C.S., Struebig, M.J. (2019) Riparian buffers in tropical agriculture: Scientific support, effectiveness and directions for policy. Journal of Applied Ecology 56:85–92 . doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.13280

Disney, R.H.L. & Bøggild, E., 2019. Fourteen new species of scuttle flies (Diptera,  Phoridae) from Denmark. Zootaxa 4543(1): 063-089.



Ashton-Butt, A., A.A.K. Aryawan, A.S.C. Hood, M. Naim, D. Purnomo, Suhardi, R. Wahyuningsih, S. Willcock, G.M. Poppy, J.-P. Caliman, E.C. Turner, W.A. Foster, K.S.-H. Peh, and J.L. Snaddon. 2018. Understory Vegetation in Oil Palm Plantations Benefits Soil Biodiversity and Decomposition Rates. Front. For. Glob. Chang. 1.

Khameneh R.M., Khaghaninia, S. & Disney, R.H.L. 2018. New  records of the scuttle flies (Diptera, Phoridae) from Iran. Journal of Insect Biodiversity and Systematics 04(3): 147-155.

Disney, R.H.L. & Kovac, D., 2018. New aquatic species of Megaselia Rondani (Diptera: Phoridae) from Bolivia. Fragmenta entomologica 50(2): 117-129.

Disney, R.H.L. & Winqvist, K., 2018. New records including new species of Megaselia Rondani and Triphleba Rondani (Diptera: Phoridae) from Finland Fragmenta Faunistica 61 (1): 11–33

Hayes M.P., Hitchcock G.E., Knock R.I., Lucas, C.B.H., Chaney, P.K., Rhodes, M.W., Turner, E.C.  (2018) Determining the long-term habitat preferences of the Duke of Burgundy butterfly, Hamearis lucina, on a chalk grassland reserve in the UK. J Insect Conserv 22:329–343. doi: 10.1007/s10841-018-0065-9

Khameneh R.M., Khaghaninia, S. & Disney, R.H.L. 2018. Scuttle flies (Dipt., Phoridae From Ardabil Province in Aran, with description of a new species. Zoology in the Middle East  DOI: 10.1080/09397140.2018.1540155

Zuha, R.M., & Disney, R.H.L., 2018. Four new Megaselia species (Diptera: Phoridae) from animal carcasses in Bangi, Malaysia. Zootaxa 4508(4): 551-561.

Redmond C.M., Auga J, Gewa B, Segar, S.T., Miller, S.E., Molem, K., Weiblen, G.D., Butterill, P.T., Maiyah, G., Hood, A.S.C., Volf, M., Jorge, L.R., Basset, Y., Novotny, V.  (2018) High specialization and limited structural change in plant-herbivore networks along a successional chronosequence in tropical montane forest. Ecography (Cop) 1–11 . doi: 10.1111/ecog.03849

Zuha, R. M. & Disney, R.H.L., 2018. A new genus of scuttle fly (Diptera: Phoridae) from Malaysia. Serangga (ISI/Scopus Journal) 23(2): 92-98

Balmford A., Amano T., Bartlett H., Chadwick D., Collins A., Edwards D., Field R., Garnsworthy P., Green R., Smith P., Waters H., Whitmore A., Broom D.M., Chara J., Finch T., Garnett E., Gathorne-Hardy A., Hernandez-Medrano J., Herrero M., Hua F., Latawiec A., Misselbrook T., Phalan B., Simmons B.I., Takahashi T., Vause J., zu Ermgassen E., Eisner R. (2018) The environmental costs and benefits of high-yield farming. Nature Sustainability 1:477–485. doi: 10.1038/s41893-018-0138-5

Disney, R.H.L., 2018. The hitherto unknown female of Puliciphora calix Carles-Tolrá (Diptera: Phoridae) from France. Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine 154: 176-178.

Zuha, R.M., Ghani, F.N.A., Santhanam, J. & Disney, R.H.L., 2018. Contamination of potato dextrose agar by Megaselia scalaris (Loew) (Diptera: Phoridae). Malaysian Applied Biology Journal 47(3): 165–167.

Jucker T., Wintle B., Shackelford G., Bocquillon P., Geffert J.L., Kasoar T., Kovacs E., Mumby H.S., Orland C., Schleicher J., Tew E.R., Zabala A., Amano T., Bell A., Bongalov B., Chambers J.M., Corrigan C., Durán A.P., Duvic-Paoli L.-A., Emilson C., da Silva J.F., Garnett E.E., Green E.J., Guth M.K., Hacket-Pain A., Hinsley A., Igea J., Kunz M., Luke S.H., Lynam W., Martin P.A., Nunes M.H., Ockendon N., Pavitt A., Payne C.L.R., Plutshack V., Rademacher T.T., Robertson R.J., Rose D.C., Serban A., Simmons B.I., Emilson, E.J.S., Tayleur C., Wordley C.F.R., Mukherjee, N. (2018) Ten-year assessment of the 100 priority questions for global biodiversity conservation. Conserv Biol 1–20 . doi: 10.1111/cobi.13159

Martínez, M., Disney, H., Canneva, B., Gonzalez-Vainer, P., & Morelli, E., Remedios, M. & Castro, M. 2018. Especies de Phoridae (Diptera) en Uruguay y nuevos registros. Boletín de la Sociedad Zoológica del Uruguay). Vol. 26 (2): 1-3 ISSN: 0255-4402.

Disney, R.H.L. & Häggqvist, S., 2018. Morphological recognition of the species of the Megaselia lucifrons (Schmitz) group (Diptera: Phoridae). Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine 154: 1-7

Riutta T., Malhi Y., Kho L.K., Marthews T.R., Huasco W.H., Khoo M.S., Tan S., Turner E.C., Reynolds G., Both S., Burslem D.F.R.P., Teh Y.A., Vairappan C.S., Majalap N. and Ewers R.M., 2018. Logging disturbance shifts net primary productivity and its allocation in Bornean tropical forests. Glob Chang Biol 12:3218–3221. doi: 10.1111/gcb.14068

Spear D.M., Foster W.A., Advento A.D., Naim, M., Caliman, J-P, Luke, S.H., Snaddon, J.L., Ps, S., Turner, E.C., 2018. Simplifying understory complexity in oil palm plantations is associated with a reduction in the density of a cleptoparasitic spider, Argyrodes miniaceus (Araneae: Theridiidae), in host (Araneae: Nephilinae) webs. Ecol Evol 1–9 . doi: 10.1002/ece3.3772



Zuha, R.J. & Disney, R.H.L., 2017. Records of Woodiphora Schmitz (Diptera: Phoridae) from animal carcasses in Bangi, Malaysia. Serangga 22(1): 161-177. ISSN 1394-5130 © 2017, Centre for Insects Systematic, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

Gibb, H., Sanders, N.J., Dunn, R.R., Arnan, X., Vasconcelos, H.L., Donoso, D.A., Andersen, A.N., Silva, R.R., Bishop, T.R., Gomez, C., Grossman, B.F., Yusah, K.M., Luke, S.H., Pacheco, R., Pearce-Duvet, J., Retana, J., Tista, M. and Parr, C.L., 2017. Habitat Disturbance Selects against Both Small and Large Species across Varying Climates. Ecography 40: 1–9. doi:10.1111/ecog.03244.

Gibb, H., Dunn, R.R., Sanders, N.J., Grossman, B.F., Photakis, M., Abril, S., Agosti, D., .... Luke, S.H., .... Parr, C.L., 2017. A Global Database of Ant Species Abundances. Ecology 98 (3): 883–84. doi:10.1002/ecy.1682.

Elizalde, L., Patrock, R.J.W., Disney, R.H.L. & Folgarait, P.J., 2017. Spatial and temporal variation in host–parasitoid interaction webs: leafcutter ant hosts and their phorid parasitoids. Ecological Entomology DOI: 10.1111/een.12477.

Kan, M.-G.., Kim, S.-H., Choi, C.-W., Disney, R.H.L. & Kwon, O.-S., 2017. Annual Occurrence Patterns and Three Dimensional Distribution of Mushroom Flies in Pleurotus ostreatus Cultivation Farms. Korean Journal of Applied Entomology 56(2): 213-222

Disney, R.H.L., 2017. REGAINING LIFE'S WINDING TRAIL (An unusual life of a scientist and poet) Austin Macauley Publishers Ltd. 468 pages.
[Paperback, Hardback & E-book -]

Disney, R.H.L., 2017. New records and new species of Metopina Macquart (Diptera: Phoridae) from Tasmania. Fragmenta faunistica 59(2): 99-104

Disney, R.H.L. & Bøggild, E., 2017. Two new species of Megaselia Rondani (Diptera: Phoridae) from Denmark. Entomologist's Monthly
Magazine 153: 121-124

Plowman, N.S., Hood, A.S.C., Moses, J., Redmond, C., Novotny, V., Klimes, P., Fayle, T.M., 2017. Network reorganization and breakdown of an ant–plant protection mutualism with elevation. Proc. R. Soc. B Biol. Sci. 284, 20162564. doi:10.1098/rspb.2016.2564

Luke, S.H., Barclay, H., Bidin, K., Chey, V.K., Ewers, R.M., Foster, W.A., Nainar, A., Pfeifer, M., Reynolds, G., Turner, E.C., Walsh, R.P.D., Aldridge, D.C., 2017. The effects of catchment and riparian forest quality on stream environmental conditions across a tropical rainforest and oil palm landscape in Malaysian Borneo. Ecohydrology e1827. doi:10.1002/eco.1827

Luke, S.H., Dow, R.A., Butler, S., Vun Khen, C., Aldridge, D.C., Foster, W.A., Turner, E.C., 2017. The impacts of habitat disturbance on adult and larval dragonflies (Odonata) in rainforest streams in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Freshw. Biol. 62, 491–506. doi:10.1111/fwb.12880

Disney, R.H.L. & Riddiford, N.J., 2017. Scuttle flies (Diptera: Phoridae) from Fair Isle, including a first record for the British Isles, and mainland Shetland. Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine 153: 21-24.

Disney, R.H.L., 2017. Scuttle (Diptera: Phoridae) recorded in Bioblitz 2016 in Cambridge, including a new species of Megaselia Rondani. Dipterists Digest 23: 153-158.



Disney, R.H.L., Bragança, M. A. L., Silva, L. A., Oliveira, M. A., Gomes, C. F. F., Souza, D. J. & Silva, C.R., (2016). New records, including new species, of Scuttle Flies (Diptera: Phoridae) associated with leaf-cutting ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Brazil. Studia Dipterologica 23(2): 183-216.

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.

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 E.C. & Snaddon J.L. (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

Prescott, G.W., Gilroy, J.J., Haugaasen, T., Medina Uribe, C.A., Foster, W.A., Edwards, D.P. (2016) Reducing the impacts of Neotropical oil palm development on functional diversity. Biological Conservation 197: 139-145

Kurz, D.J., Turner, E.C., Aryawan, A.A.K., Barkley, H.C., Caliman, J.-P., Konopik, O., Ps, S., and Foster, W.A. (2016). Replanting reduces frog diversity in oil palm. Biotropica 0(0): 1–8

Májeková, M., Paal, T., Plowman, N.S., Bryndová, M., Kasari, L., Norberg, A., Weiss, M., Bishop, T.R., Luke, S.H., Sam, K., Le Bagousse-Pinguet, Y., Lepš, J., Götzenberger, L., de Bello, F. (2016) Evaluating Functional Diversity: Missing Trait Data and the Importance of Species Abundance Structure and Data Transformation. PloS One 11(2):e0149270

Prescott, G.W., Gilroy, J.J., Medina, C.A., Foster, W.A., Edwards, D.E. (2016) Managing Neotropical oil palm expansion to retain phylogenetic diversity. Journal of Applied Ecology 53:150-158

Pfeifer, M., Kor, L., Nilus, R., Turner, E.C., Cusack, J., Lysenko, I., Khoo, M., Chey, V.K., Chung, A.C., Ewers, R.M. (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, L.D., Aziz, N., Kamarudin, N., Puan, C.L., Turner, E.C. & 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, M.S., Aziz, N., Peng, T.L., Norhisham, A.R., Puan, C.L., Turner, E.C. & 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.

Wirta, H., et al. (33 co-authors including Disney, H.) (2016) Establishing a community-wide DNA barcode library as a new tool for arctic research. Molecular Ecology Resources 16: 809-822.

Disney, R.H.L, Weber, G. & Prescher, S., (2016). Phoridae. Part 2: A new species of Megaselia Rondani (Diptera, Phoridae) from the Italian Alps and a new synonym. In: Ziegler, J. (editor): Diptera Stelviana. A dipterological perspective on a changing alpine landscape. Volume 2. Studia dipterologica. Supplement 21: 123–127 .

Weber, G., Prescher, S. & Disney, R.H.L., (2016). Phoridae. Part 3. In: Ziegler, J (editor): Diptera Stelviana. A dipterological perspective on a changing alpine landscape. Volume 2. Studia dipterologica. Supplement 21: 128-134.



Hayes, M.P. (2015) The biology and ecology of the large blue butterfly Phengaris (Maculinea) arion: 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, E.C. & Snaddon, J.L. (2015) Forest Fragments and Fragmentation. Handbook of Forest Ecology, Eds Peh K, Corlett R, & Bergeron Y. Chapter 36, pp411-422. Routledge. ISBN-10: 0415735459

Wang, W.Y. & Foster, W.A. (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)

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

Prescott, G.W., Edwards, D.P., Foster, W.A. (2015) Retaining biodiversity in intensive farmland: epiphyte removal in oil palm plantations does not affect yield.Ecology and Evolution 5:1944-1954

Gilroy, J.J., Prescott, G.W., Cardenas, J.S., Gonzales del Pliego Castañeda, P., Sánchez, A., Rojas-Murcia, L.E., Medina Uribe, C.A., Haugaasen, T., Edwards, D.P. (2015) Minimizing the biodiversity impact of Neotropical oil palm development. Global Change Biology 21:1531-1540

Sánchez, A.F., Medina, C.A., Prescott, G.W. (2015) First Record of the Genus Mycetarotes (Emery, 1913) (Formicidae: Myrmicinae) from Colombia. Sociobiology. 62:331-333

While, G.M., Williamson, J., Prescott, G.W., Horváthová, T., Fresnillo, B., Beeton, N.J., 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, L.J., Williams, D.R., Prescott, G.W., Balmford, A., Green, R.E., Eriksson, A., Valdes, P.J., Singarayer, J.S., 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

Fayle, T.M., Turner, E.C., Basset, Y., Ewers, R.M., Reynolds, G., Novotny, V. (2015). Whole-ecosystem experimental manipulations of tropical forests. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 1927, 1-13. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2015.03.010

Ewers, R.M., Boyle, M.J.W., Gleave, R.A., Plowman, N.S., Benedick, S., Bernard, H., Bishop, T.R., Bakhtiar, E.Y., Chey, V.K., Chung, A.Y.C., Davies, R.G., Edwards, D.P., Eggleton, P., Fayle, T.M., Hardwick, S.R., Homathevi, R., Kitching, R.L., Khoo, M.S., Luke, S.H., March, J.J., Nilus, R., Pfeifer, M., Rao, S.V., Sharp, A.C., Snaddon, J.L., Stork, N.E., Struebig, M.J., Wearn, O.R., Yusah, K.M. & Turner, E.C. (2015) Logging cuts the functional importance of invertebrates in tropical rainforest. Nature Communications, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms7836

Fayle, T.M., Edwards, D.P., Foster, W.A., Mohd Yusah, K., Turner, E.C. (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). Advances 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.



Foster, W.A., Snaddon, J.L., Dwi Advento, A., Aryawan, A.A.K., Barclay, H., Caliman, J-P., Kurniawan, C.,  Kurz, D.J., Mann, D., Naim, M., Purnomo, D., Pujianto, T. Dzulfikar S. Rambe, Slade, E.M., Soeprapto, Suhardi, Ps, S., Tarigan, R.S., Wahyuningsih, R., Widodo, R.H. and Turner, E.C. (2014) The Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function in Tropical Agriculture (BEFTA) Project. The Planter, Kuala Lumpur, 90, 1061, 581-591.

Slade, E.M., Naim, M., Burhanuddin, M.I., Ps, S., Caliman, J-P., Foster, W.A., Snaddon, J.L., Turner, E.C., Mann, D.J. (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.



Yusah, K. M., Turner, E.C., Yahya, B.E. & Fayle, T.M. (2013)  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., Willis, K.J., Macdonald, D.W. (2013) Biodiversity: Oil-palm replanting raises ecology issues, Nature 502 (7470), 170-171.

Fayle, T.M.Turner, E.C. & Foster, W.A. (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.



Turner, E.C.,  Abidin, Y.Z., Barlow, H., Fayle, T.M., Jaafar, M.H.H., Chey, V.K., Larenus, J., Nainar, A., Reynolds, G., Yusof, Y.B., Khoo, M.S. & Ewers, R.M. (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.

Johnson, S., Bose, A., Snaddon, J.L., Moss, B. (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, T.M., Edwards, D.P., Turner, E.C., Dumbrell, A.J., Eggleton, P. & Foster, W.A. (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.



Ewers, R.M., Didham, R.K., Fahrig, L., Ferraz, G., Hector, A., Holt, R.D., Kapos, V., Reynolds, G., Sinun, W., Snaddon, J.L., and Turner, E.C. (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

Foster, W.A., Snaddon, J.L., Turner, E.C., Fayle, T.M., Cockerill, T.D., Ellwood, M.D.F., Broad, G.R., Chung, A.Y.C., Eggleton, P., Chey, V.K. and Yusah, K.M. (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 

Ellwood, M.D.F., Northfield, R.G.W., Mejia-Chang, M. and Griffiths, H. (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. 



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. 

Fayle, T.M., Turner, E.C., Snaddon, J.L., Chey, V.K., Chung, A.Y.C., 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.

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.

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.



Andersen, S.B., Gerritsma, S., Yusah, K.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.

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  

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

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. 



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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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, E.C., Granroth, H., Johnson, H.R., Lucas, C., Thompson, A.M., Froy, H., German, R.N. & 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.



Field, J., Turner, E.C., Fayle, T.M. & 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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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

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.



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.

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. 



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.

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.

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



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

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

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.

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.



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.

Ellwood, M.D.F. & 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.D.F. 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.

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

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.

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.

Ellwood, M.D.F., 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.



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

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.

Ellwood, M.D.F. & 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.

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.



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.

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

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.

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