Professor David Edwards - Publications
Routledge Handbook of Forest Ecology. Routledge.
Where are mines located in sub‐Saharan Africa and how have they expanded overtime?. Land Degradation & Development. View this article in WRRO
Economically viable forest restoration in shifting cultivation landscapes. Environmental Research Letters, 15(6).
Mass–abundance scaling in avian communities is maintained after tropical selective logging. Ecology and Evolution, 10(6), 2803-2812. View this article in WRRO
Severe human pressures in the Sundaland biodiversity hotspot. Conservation Science and Practice, 2(3).
Rapid recovery of thermal environment after selective logging in the Amazon. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 278, 107637-107637.
A distinctive new species of flowerpecker (Passeriformes: Dicaeidae) from Borneo. Zootaxa, 4686(4), 451-464. View this article in WRRO
Conservation of Tropical Forests in the Anthropocene. Current Biology, 29(19), R1008-R1020.
Global wildlife trade across the tree of life. Science, 366(6461), 71-76. View this article in WRRO
The impact of secondary forest regeneration on ground-dwelling ant communities in the Tropical Andes. Oecologia, 191(2), 475-482.
Secondary forest fragments offer important carbon‐biodiversity co‐benefits. Global Change Biology. View this article in WRRO
Author Correction: Global loss of climate connectivity in tropical forests. Nature Climate Change, 9(10), 795-795.
: A database of diversity and species abundance distributions from habitat fragments. Ecology, 100(12).
Tropical forest subjected to intensive post-logging silviculture maintains functionally diverse dung beetle communities. Forest Ecology and Management, 444, 318-326.
Global loss of climate connectivity in tropical forests. Nature Climate Change. View this article in WRRO
ThermStats : an R package for quantifying surface thermal heterogeneity in assessments of microclimates. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. View this article in WRRO
Land rents drive oil palm expansion dynamics in Indonesia. Environmental Research Letters. View this article in WRRO
Top 100 research questions for biodiversity conservation in Southeast Asia. Biological Conservation, 234, 211-220.
Phylogenetic and Trait-Based Prediction of Extinction Risk for Data-Deficient Amphibians. Current Biology, 29, 1557-1563. View this article in WRRO
Author Correction: The environmental costs and benefits of high-yield farming. Nature Sustainability, 2(4), 339-341.
Land‐sparing agriculture sustains higher levels of avian functional diversity than land sharing. Global Change Biology. View this article in WRRO
A machine learning approach to map tropical selective logging. Remote Sensing of Environment, 221, 596-582. View this article in WRRO
Actively restoring resilience in selectively logged tropical forests. Journal of Applied Ecology, 56(1), 107-118.
The neotropical reforestation hotspots : a biophysical and socioeconomic typology of contemporary forest expansion. Global Environmental Change, 54(Science 297 5583 2002), 148-159. View this article in WRRO
Impacts of tropical forest disturbance on species vital rates. Conservation Biology, 33(1), 66-75.
Combined impacts of deforestation and wildlife trade on tropical biodiversity are severely underestimated. Nature Communications, 9(1). View this article in WRRO
The environmental costs and benefits of high-yield farming. Nature Sustainability, 1(9), 477-485. View this article in WRRO
Quantifying carbon stocks in shifting cultivation landscapes under divergent management scenarios relevant to REDD+. Ecological Applications, 28(6), 1581-1593. View this article in WRRO
Impacts of selective logging management on butterflies in the Amazon. Biological Conservation, 225, 1-9.
Physiological and immunological responses of birds and mammals to forest degradation: A meta-analysis. Biological Conservation, 224, 223-229.
Debugging diversity - a pan-continental exploration of the potential of terrestrial blood-feeding leeches as a vertebrate monitoring tool. Molecular Ecology Resources, 18(6), 1282-1298.
Ecosystem-based management of coral reefs under climate change. Ecology and Evolution, 8(12), 6354-6368. View this article in WRRO
Protecting tropical forests from the rapid expansion of rubber using carbon payments. Nature Communications, 9(1). View this article in WRRO
Tropical forests are thermally buffered despite intensive selective logging. Global Change Biology, 24(3), 1267-1278. View this article in WRRO
Riparian reserves help protect forest bird communities in oil palm dominated landscapes. Journal of Applied Ecology, 55(6), 2744-2755.
Contrasting impacts of land-use change on phylogenetic and functional diversity of tropical forest birds. Journal of Applied Ecology, 55(4), 1604-1614.
Using markets to leverage investment in forest and landscape restoration in the tropics. Forest Policy and Economics, 85, 103-113.
A pantropical analysis of the impacts of forest degradation and conversion on local temperature. Ecology and Evolution, 7(19), 7897-7908. View this article in WRRO
Study context shapes recommendations of land-sparing and sharing; a quantitative review. Global Food Security.
Impacts of oil palm expansion on avian biodiversity in a Neotropical natural savanna. Biological Conservation, 213, 225-233.
Reframing the evidence base for policy-relevance to increase impact: a case study on forest fragmentation in the oil palm sector. Journal of Applied Ecology, 54(3), 731-736.
The Effects of Restoring Logged Tropical Forests on Avian Phylogenetic and Functional Diversity.. Ecological Applications. View this article in WRRO
Tropical secondary forest regeneration conserves high levels of avian phylogenetic diversity. Biological Conservation, 209, 432-439. View this article in WRRO
Incorporating intraspecific trait variation into functional diversity: Impacts of selective logging on birds in Borneo. Methods in Ecology and Evolution.
Climate change mitigation: potential benefits and pitfalls of enhanced rock weathering in tropical agriculture.. Biol Lett, 13(4).
Source-Sink Dynamics: a Neglected Problem for Landscape-Scale Biodiversity Conservation in the Tropics. Current Landscape Ecology Reports, 2(1), 51-60.
Denial of long-term issues with agriculture on tropical peatlands will have devastating consequences. Global Change Biology, 23(3), 977-982. View this article in WRRO
Do fragment size and edge effects predict carbon stocks in trees and lianas in tropical forests?. Functional Ecology, 31(2), 542-552. View this article in WRRO
Perverse Market Outcomes from Biodiversity Conservation Interventions. Conservation Letters. View this article in WRRO
Extreme thermal heterogeneity in structurally complex tropical rain forests. Biotropica, 49(1), 35-44. View this article in WRRO
Quantifying carbon and amphibian co-benefits from secondary forest regeneration in the Tropical Andes. Animal Conservation, 19(6), 548-560.
Effects of landscape configuration and composition on phylogenetic diversity of trees in a highly fragmented tropical forest. Journal of Ecology. View this article in WRRO
Thermally buffered microhabitats recovery in tropical secondary forests following land abandonment. Biological Conservation, 201, 385-395. View this article in WRRO
Conservation: The rainforest's 'do not disturb' signs. Nature, 535(7610), 44-45.
The impact of tropical forest logging and oil palm agriculture on the soil microbiome. Molecular Ecology, 25(10), 2244-2257.
Life after logging in tropical forests of Borneo: A meta-analysis. Biological Conservation, 196, 182-188. View this article in WRRO
Reducing the impacts of Neotropical oil palm development on functional diversity. Biological Conservation, 197, 139-145.
Sparse Data Necessitate Explicit Treatment of Beta-Diversity: A Reply to Bush et al.. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 31(5), 338-339.
Selective logging in tropical forests decreases the robustness of liana–tree interaction networks to the loss of host tree species. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 283(1826).
Managing Neotropical oil palm expansion to retain phylogenetic diversity. Journal of Applied Ecology, 53(1), 150-158.
Preventing tropical mining disasters. Science, 350(6267), 1482-1482.
Logging cuts the functional importance of invertebrates in tropical rainforest. Nature Communications, 6(1).
Land-Sparing Agriculture Best Protects Avian Phylogenetic Diversity. Current Biology, 25(18), 2384-2391. View this article in WRRO
Would protecting tropical forest fragments provide carbon and biodiversity cobenefits under REDD+?. Global Change Biology, 21(9), 3455-3468.
Increasing Demand for Natural Rubber Necessitates a Robust Sustainability Initiative to Mitigate Impacts on Tropical Biodiversity. Conservation Letters, 8(4), 230-241. View this article in WRRO
Increasing human dominance of tropical forests. Science, 349(6250), 827-832.
Impacts of selective logging on insectivorous birds in Borneo: The importance of trophic position, body size and foraging height. Biological Conservation, 188, 82-88.
An ant–plant by-product mutualism is robust to selective logging of rain forest and conversion to oil palm plantation. Oecologia, 178(2), 441-450.
Effect of scale on trait predictors of species responses to agriculture. Conservation Biology, 29(2), 463-472.
Minimizing the biodiversity impact of Neotropical oil palm development. Global Change Biology, 21(4), 1531-1540.
How Should Beta-Diversity Inform Biodiversity Conservation?. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 31(1), 67-80.
Retaining biodiversity in intensive farmland: epiphyte removal in oil palm plantations does not affect yield. Ecology and Evolution, 5(10), 1944-1954.
Selective-logging and oil palm: multitaxon impacts, biodiversity indicators, and trade-offs for conservation planning. ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS, 24(8), 2029-2049.
Microhabitats in the tropics buffer temperature in a globally coherent manner. Biology Letters, 10(12), 20140819-20140819.
Improved timber harvest techniques maintain biodiversity in tropical forests. CURRENT BIOLOGY, 24(23), R1119-R1120.
Tropical crops: Cautious optimism--Response. Science, 346(6212), 928-928.
A double-edged sword for tropical forests. Science, 346(6205), 38-40.
A global strategy for road building. Nature, 513(7517), 229-232.
Optimizing carbon storage and biodiversity protection in tropical agricultural landscapes. GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY, 20(7), 2162-2172.
Cheap carbon and biodiversity co-benefits from forest regeneration in a hotspot of endemism. Nature Climate Change, 4(6), 503-507.
Saving logged tropical forests. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 12, 147-147.
Sustainable Management in Crop Monocultures: The Impact of Retaining Forest on Oil Palm Yield. PLOS ONE, 9(3). View this article in WRRO
Functional attributes change but functional richness is unchanged after fragmentation of Brazilian Atlantic forests. JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY, 102(2), 475-485.
Microhabitats reduce animal's exposure to climate extremes.. Glob Chang Biol, 20(2), 495-503.
Logging and conservation: Economic impacts of the stocking rates and prices of commercial timber species. Forest Policy and Economics, 38, 65-71.
Mining and the African Environment. CONSERVATION LETTERS, 7(3), 302-311.
Maintaining ecosystem function and services in logged tropical forests. TRENDS IN ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION, 29(9), 511-520.
EDITOR'S CHOICE: Surrounding habitats mediate the trade-off between land-sharing and land-sparing agriculture in the tropics. Journal of Applied Ecology, 51(5), 1337-1346.
Land-sharing versus land-sparing logging: reconciling timber extraction with biodiversity conservation. GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY, 20(1), 183-191.
Does logging and forest conversion to oil palm agriculture alter functional diversity in a biodiversity hotspot?. Animal Conservation. View this article in WRRO
Impact of Logging and Forest Conversion to Oil Palm Plantations on Soil Bacterial Communities in Borneo. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 79(23), 7290-7297.
Trophic flexibility and the persistence of understory birds in intensively logged rainforest. Conservation Biology, 27(5), 1079-1086.
Navjot's nightmare revisited: Logging, agriculture, and biodiversity in Southeast Asia. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 28(9), 531-540.
Impacts of Intensive Logging on the Trophic Organisation of Ant Communities in a Biodiversity Hotspot. PLoS ONE, 8(4).
Impacts of logging and conversion of rainforest to oil palm on the functional diversity of birds in Sundaland. Ibis, 155(2), 313-326.
Biodiversity despite selective logging. Science, 339(6120), 646-647.
Trait-dependent declines of species following conversion of rain forest to oil palm plantations. Biodiversity and Conservation, 22(1), 253-268.
Trophic Flexibility and the Persistence of Understory Birds in Intensively Logged Rainforest. Conservation Biology.
Reliable, verifiable and efficient monitoring of biodiversity via metabarcoding. Ecology Letters.
Logging and conservation: Economic impacts of the stocking rates and prices of commercial timber species. Forest Policy and Economics.
Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas. Nature, 489(7415), 290-293.
Bar-winged Wren Babbler Spelaeornis troglodytoides: A first record for Vietnam, with speculation for 17 further avifaunal additions. Forktail(28), 136-138.
Impacts of logging and rehabilitation on invertebrate communities in tropical rainforests of northern Borneo. Journal of Insect Conservation, 16(4), 591-599.
Public goods, public services and by-product mutualism in an ant-fern symbiosis. Oikos, 121(8), 1279-1286.
Indonesia's REDD+ pact: Saving imperilled forests or business as usual?. Biological Conservation, 151(1), 41-44.
Green labelling, sustainability and the expansion of tropical agriculture: Critical issues for certification schemes. Biological Conservation, 151(1), 60-64.
Does Indonesia's REDD+ moratorium on new concessions spare imminently threatened forests?. Conservation Letters, 5(3), 222-231.
Assessing trophic position from nitrogen isotope ratios: Effective calibration against spatially varying baselines. Naturwissenschaften, 99(4), 275-283.
Reduced-impact logging and biodiversity conservation: A case study from Borneo. Ecological Applications, 22(2), 561-571.
An accessible site for Vietnam’s Chestnut-eared Laughingthrush Garrulax konkakinhensis. BirdingASIA, 17, 104-105.
High conservation value or high confusion value? Sustainable agriculture and biodiversity conservation in the tropics. Conservation Letters, 5(1), 20-27.
Cost-effective conservation: Calculating biodiversity and logging trade-offs in Southeast Asia. Conservation Letters, 4(6), 443-450.
Underestimating the costs of conservation in Southeast Asia. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 9(10), 544-545.
The conservation value of South East Asia's highly degraded forests: evidence from leaf-litter ants. PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 366(1582), 3256-3264.
Carbon emissions: Loophole in forest plan for Indonesia. Nature, 477(7362), 33.
The search for unknown biodiversity.. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 108(32), 12971-12972.
The high costs of conserving Southeast Asia's lowland rainforests. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 9(6), 329-334.
Green labelling being misused. NATURE, 475(7355), 174-174.
Rehabilitation of Logged Rain Forests: Avifaunal Composition, Habitat Structure, and Implications for Biodiversity-Friendly REDD+. BIOTROPICA, 43(4), 504-511.
Degraded lands worth protecting: the biological importance of Southeast Asia's repeatedly logged forests. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 278(1702), 82-90.
The Symbiotic Habit. Animal Behaviour, 81(1), 357-358.
Protecting degraded rainforests: Enhancement of forest carbon stocks under REDD+. Conservation Letters, 3(5), 313-316.
Wildlife-friendly oil palm plantations fail to protect biodiversity effectively. CONSERVATION LETTERS, 3(4), 236-242.
The high value of logged tropical forests: lessons from northern Borneo. BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION, 19(4), 985-997.
Predicting the effect of climate change on aggregation behaviour in four species of terrestrial isopods. Behaviour, 147(2), 151-164.
Large estragole fluxes from oil palms in Borneo. ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, 10(9), 4343-4358.
Can the failure to punish promote cheating in mutualism?. OIKOS, 119(1), 45-52.
The evolution of intermediate castration virulence and ant coexistence in a spatially structured environment. Ecology Letters, 12(12), 1306-1316.
The value of rehabilitating logged rainforest for birds.. Conserv Biol, 23(6), 1628-1633.
A Plant Needs Ants like a Dog Needs Fleas: Myrmelachista schumanni Ants Gall Many Tree Species to Create Housing. AMERICAN NATURALIST, 174(5), 734-740.
The roles of tolerance in the evolution, maintenance and breakdown of mutualism. NATURWISSENSCHAFTEN, 96(10), 1137-1145.
‘Spectacled flowerpecker’: a species new to science discovered in Borneo?. BirdingASIA, 12, 38-41.
Tolerating castration by hiding flowers in plain sight. BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY, 63(1), 95-102.
Protection in an ant - plant mutualism: an adaptation or a sensory trap?. ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, 74, 377-385.
The roles of sensory traps in the origin, maintenance, and breakdown of mutualism. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 61(9), 1321-1327.
Assembling a mutualism: Ant symbionts locate their host plants by detecting volatile chemicals. Insectes Sociaux, 53(2), 172-176.
Selection for protection in an ant-plant mutualism: Host sanctions, host modularity, and the principal-agent game. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 273(1586), 595-602.
Experimental demonstration of species coexistence enabled by dispersal limitation. Journal of Animal Ecology, 73(6), 1102-1114.
Quaternary land bridges have not been universal conduits of gene flow. Molecular Ecology.
Impacts of selective logging on the oxidative status of tropical understory birds. Journal of Animal Ecology.
Glucocorticoids link forest type to local abundance in tropical birds. Functional Ecology.
Impacts of selective logging on avian phylogenetic and functional diversity in the Amazon. Animal Conservation.
The effects of tropical secondary forest regeneration on avian phylogenetic diversity. Journal of Applied Ecology.
Fine‐scale barriers to connectivity across a fragmented South‐East Asian landscape in six songbird species. Evolutionary Applications.
The Impact of Selective-Logging and Forest Clearance for Oil Palm on Fungal Communities in Borneo. PLoS ONE, 9(11), e111525-e111525. View this article in WRRO
Large estragole fluxes from oil palms in Borneo. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 10(1), 1517-1557.
Secondary tropical forests recover dung beetle functional diversity and trait composition. Animal Conservation. View this article in WRRO
Rubber agroforestry in Thailand provides some biodiversity benefits without reducing yields. Journal of Applied Ecology, 1-14. View this article in WRRO
Mapping pervasive selective logging in the south-west Brazilian Amazon 2000–2019. Environmental Research Letters. View this article in WRRO