Staff Publications 2009

  1. Ali, F. & R. Meier, 2009. Primate home range and GRIN2A, a receptor gene involved in neuronal plasticity: implications for the evolution of spatial memory. Genes, Brain and Behavior, 8: 435-441.
  2. Austin, A., R. Anderson, S. Ahyong, L. Cook, G. Edgecombe, G. Giribet, R. Meier, H. Proctor, G. Rouse, N. Scharff & J. Waters, 2009. Invertebrate systematics - past and future. Invertebrate Systematics, 23, I-IV.
  3. Balke, M., I. Ribera, M. A. Miller, K. Sagata, A. Posman, A. P. Vogler & R. Meier, 2009. New Guinea highland origin of a widespread arthropod supertramp. Proceedings of the Royal Society London, 276: 2359-2367.
  4. Boon, P. Y., D. C. J. Yeo and P. A. Todd, 2009. Sound production and reception in two species of mangrove crabs of the genus Perisesarma (crustacea: decapoda: brachyura: sesarmidae). Aquatic Biology, 5: 107-116.
  5. Bouchet, P., P. K. L. Ng, D. Largo & S. H. Tan, 2009. Panglao 2004- investigations of the marine species richness in the Philippines. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement, 20: 1-19.
  6. Bradshaw, C. J. A., N. S. Sodhi & B. W. Brook, 2009. Flooding policy makers with evidence to save forests. Ambio, 38: 125-126.
  7. Bradshaw, C. J. A., N. S. Sodhi & B. W. Brook, 2009. Tropical turmoil? a biodiversity tragedy in progress. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 7: 79-87. (cover page article)
  8. Bradshaw, C. J. A., I. G. Warkentin & N. S. Sodhi, 2009. Urgent preservation of boreal carbon stocks and biodiversity. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 24: 541-548.
  9. Castro, P., D. Guinot & P. K. L. Ng, 2009. A new family for Sotoplax robertsi Guinot, 1984, with a diagnosis and key to the Goneplacoidea MacLeay, 1838 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura). Zootaxa, New Zealand, 2356: 36–56.
  10. Chan, K. R., P. A. Todd & L. M. Chou, 2009. An allometric analysis of juvenile fluted giant clam shells (Tridacna squamosa L.). Journal of Conchology, 39: 621-652.
  11. Chong, K. Y., H. T. W. Tan & R. T. Corlett, 2009. A checklist of the total vascular plant flora of Singapore: native, naturalised and cultivated species. Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, National University of Singapore, Singapore. 273 pp.
  12. Chou, L. M., 2009. Biodiversity in sustainable cities. In World Cities: Achieving Liveability and Vibrancy, ed. Ooi, G.L. & B. Yuen, 131-153. Singapore: World Scientific.
  13. Chou, L. M., T. Yeemin, G. Y. Abdul Rahim, S. T. Vo, P. Alino & S. Suharsono, 2009. Coral reef restoration in the South China Sea. Galaxea, 11: 67 74.
  14. De Grave, S., N. D. Pentcheff, S. T. Ahyong, T.-Y. Chan, K. A. Crandall, P. C. Dworschak, D. L. Felder, R. M. Feldmann, C. H. J. M. Fransen, L. Y. D. Goulding, R. Lemaitre, M. E. Y. Low, J. W. Martin, P. K. L. Ng, C. E. Schweitzer, S. H. Tan, D. Tshudy, R. Wetzer, 2009. A classification of living and fossil genera of decapod crustaceans. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement, 21: 1-109.
  15. Dikow, T., R. Meier, G. G. Vaidya & J. Londt, 2009. Biodiversity Research Based on Taxonomic Revisions - A Tale of Unrealized Opportunities -. Book chapter for Diptera Diversity: Status, Challenges, and Tools edited for Brill Academic Publishers by T. Pape et al., pp. 323-345.
  16. Dunn, R. R., N. C. Harris, R. K. Colwell, L. P. Koh & N. S.Sodhi, 2009. The sixth mass (co)extinction-are most endangered species parasites and mutualists? Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B:, 276: 3037-3045.
  17. Gardner, T., J. Barlow, R. Chazdon, R. Ewers, C. Harvey, C. A. Peres & N. S. Sodhi, 2009. Prospects for tropical forest biodiversity in a human-modified world. Ecology Letters, 12: 561-582.
  18. Grainger, A., D. H. Boucher, P. C. Frumhoff, W. F. Laurance, T. Lovejoy, J. McNeely, M. Niekisch, P. Raven, N. S. Sodhi, O. Venter & S. L. Pimm, 2009. Biodiversity and REDD at Copenhagen. Current Biology 19:R974-R976.
  19. Huang, D., R. Meier, P. A. Todd & L. M. Chou, 2009. More evidence for pervasive paraphyly in scleratinian corals: systematic study of Southeast Asian Faviidae (Cnidaria: Scleractinia) based on molecular and morphological data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 50: 102-116.
  20. Huang, D., K. P. P. Tun, L. M. Chou & P. A. Todd, 2009. An inventory of zooxanthellate scleractinian corals in Singapore, including 34 new species records. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 22: 69-80.
  21. Koh, T. H., W. K. Seah, L-M. Y.L. Yap & D. Li, 2009. Pheromone-based female mate choice and its effect on reproductive investment in a spitting spider.Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology, 63: 923-930.
  22. Kottelat, M. & H. H. Tan, 2009. Osteochilus flavicauda, a new species of fish from Malay Peninsula (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 20 (1): 1-5.
  23. Kuntner, M., S. Kralj-Fišer, J. M. Schneider & D. Li, 2009. Mate plugging via genital mutilation in nephilid spiders: an evolutionary hypothesis. Journal of Zoology, London 277: 257-266.
  24. Lai, J. C. Y., S. T. Ahyong, M. S. Jeng & P. K. L. Ng, 2009. Are coral-dwelling crabs monophyletic? A phylogeny of the Trapezioidea (Crustacea : Decapoda : Brachyura). Invertebrate Systematics, 23: 402-408.
  25. Lee, T. M., N. S. Sodhi & D. M. Prawiradilaga, 2009. Determinants of local people's attitude toward conservation and the consequential effects on illegal resource harvesting in the protected areas of Sulawesi (Indonesia). Environmental Conservation, 36: 157-170.
  26. Lee, J. S. H., I. Q. W. Lee, S. L.-H. Lim, J. Huijbregts & N.S. Sodhi, 2009. Changes in dung beetle communities and associated dung removal services along a gradient of tropical forest disturbance in South-East Asia. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 25: 677-680.
  27. Lim, S. G., W. S. Hwang, S. Kutty, R. Meier & P. Grootaert, 2009. Mitochondrial and nuclear markers support the monophyly of Dolichopodidae and suggest a rapid origin of the subfamilies (Diptera). Systematic Entomology, in press.
  28. Lohman, D. Prawiradilaga, & R. Meier, 2009. Improved COI barcoding primers for Southeast Asian perching birds (Aves: Passeriformes). Molecular Ecology Resources, 9: 37–40.
  29. Lok, A. F. S., W. F. Ang, S. M. L. Lee, H. H. Tan & H. T. W. Tan, 2009. The status and distribution of Barclaya (Nymphaeaceae) in Singapore. Nature in Singapore, 2: 237-245 (11 June 2009).
  30. Lok, A. F. S. L., W. F. Ang, P. X. Ng, A. T. K. Yee & H. T. W. Tan, 2009. The distribution and status in Singapore of Bulbophyllum sessile (Koen.) J. J. Sm. (Orchidaceae). Nature in Singapore, 2: 393–395.
  31. Lok, A. F. S. L., W. F. Ang & H. T. W. Tan, 2009. The status and distribution in Singapore of Dipteris conjugata Reinw. (Dipteridaceae). Nature in Singapore, 2: 339–345.
  32. Lok, A. F. S. L., W. F. Ang & H. T. W. Tan, 2009. The status of Gastrodia javanica (Bl.) Lindl. in Singapore. Nature in Singapore, 2: 415–419.
  33. Lok, A. F. S. L., P. X. Ng, W. F. Ang & H. T. W. Tan, 2009. The status and distribution in Singapore of Acriopsis liliifolia (Koenig) Ormerod (Orchidaceae). Nature in Singapore, 2: 481–485.
  34. Lok, A. F. S. L. & H. T. W. Tan, 2009. Tuberous, epiphytic, rubiaceous myrmecophytes of Singapore. Nature in Singapore, 2: 231–236.
  35. Low, M. E. Y., S. H. Tan & P. K. L. Ng, 2009. The Raffles Bulletin, 1928-2009: eight decades of brachyuran crab research (Crustacea: Decapoda). The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement, 20: 291-307.
  36. McLay, C. L. & S. H. Tan, 2009. Revision of the crab genus Garthambrus Ng, 1996, with the description of two new genera and discussion of the status of Tutankhamen Rathbun, 1925 (Crustacea: Brachyura: Parthenopidae). Zootaxa 2122: 1–50.
  37. Meier, R. & G. S. Lim, 2009. Conflict, Convergent Evolution, and the Relative Importance of Immature and Adult Characters in Endopterygote Phylogenetics. Annual Review of Entomology, 54: 85-104.
  38. Meier, R. & G. Zhang, 2009. DNA barcoding and DNA taxonomy in Diptera: An assessment based on 4261 COI sequences for 1001 species. Book chapter for Diptera Diversity: Status, Challenges, and Tools edited for Brill Academic Publishers by T. Pape et al., pp. 349-380.
  39. Neo, M. L., P. A. Todd, S. L-M Teo and L. M. Chou, 2009. Can artificial substrates enriched with crustose coralline algae enhance larval settlement and recruitment in the fluted giant clam (Tridacna squamosa)? Hydrobiologia, 625: 83-90.
  40. Ng. H. H., H. H. Tan, D. C. J. Yeo & P. K. L. Ng, 2009. Stingers in a strange land: South American freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae) in Singapore. Biological Invasions (August 2010), 12 (8): 2385 22.
  41. Norma-Rashid, Y., N. A. Rahman & D. Li, 2009. Mangrove spiders (Araneae) of Peninsular Malaysia. International Journal of Zoological Research, 5: 9-15.
  42. Pape, T., D. Bickel & R. Meier, 2009. Diptera Diversity: Status, Challenges, and Tools. Brill Academic Publishers, 1-460.
  43. Puniamoorthy, N., M. R. B. Ismail, D. S. H. Tan & R. Meier, 2009. From kissing to belly stridulation: comparative analysis reveals surprising diversity, rapid evolution, and much homoplasy in the mating behavior of 27 species of sepsid flies (Diptera: Sepsidae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 22: 2146-2156.
  44. Reimer, J. D. & P. A. Todd, 2009. Preliminary molecular examination of zooxanthellate zoanthid (Hexacorallia: Zoantharia) and associated zooxanthellae (Symbiodinium spp.) diversity in Singapore. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 22: 103-120.
  45. Richer de Forges, B., S. H. Tan, P. Bouchet, P. K. L. Ng, T.-Y. Chan; N. Saguil, 2009. Panglao 2005 - survey of the deep-water benthic fauna of the Bohol Sea and adjacent waters. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement, 20: 21-38.
  46. Sin, Y. W., J. C. Y. Lai, P. K. L. Ng & K. H. Chu, 2009. Phylogeny of Dorippoidea (Crustacea : Decapoda : Brachyura) inferred from three mitochondrial genes. Invertebrate Systematics, 23: 223-230.
  47. Sodhi, N.S., 2009. Forest fragmentation positively affecting forest birds? Animal Conservation, 12:282-283.
  48. Sodhi , N. S., C. J. A. Bradshaw & B.W. Brook, 2009. Tropical Conservation Biology: response to Lugo’s tendentious review. Environmental Conservation, 36: 11-13.
  49. Sodhi , N. S., T. M. Lee, L. P. Koh & B. W. Brook, 2009. A meta-analysis of the impact of anthropogenic forest disturbance on Southeast Asia's biotas. Biotropica, 41: 103-109.
  50. Sodhi, N. S., M. R. C. Posa, T. M. Lee, D. Bickford, L. P. Koh & B. W. Brook, 2009. The state and conservation of Southeast Asian biodiversity. Biodiversity and Conservation, 19: 317-328.
  51. Sodhi, N. S., D. Wilcove, R. Subaraj, D. L. Yong, T. M. Lee, H. Bernard & S. L. H. Lim, 2009. Insect extinctions on a small denuded Bornean island. Biodiversity and Conservation, 19: 485-490.
  52. Soo, H. P. & P.A. Todd, 2009. Welfare of fish in aquaria for aesthetically enhancing public spaces (AAEPS): An incipient welfare issue? Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 12: 263-272
  53. Sutherland, W. J., W. M. Adams, R.. B. Aronson, R. Aveling, T. M. Blackburn, S. Broad, G. Ceballos, I. M. Côté, R. M. Cowling., G. A. B. da Fonseca, E. Dinerstein, P. J. Ferraro, E. Fleishman, C. Gascon, M. Hunter Jr, J. Hutton, P. Kareiva, A. Kuria, D. W. Macdonald, K. MacKinnon, F. J. Madgwick, M. B. Mascia, J. McNeely, E. J. Milner-Gulland, S. Moon, C. G. Morley, S. Nelson, D. Osborn, M. Pai, E. C. M. Parsons, L. S. Peck, H. Possingham, S.V. Prior, A. S. Pullin, M. R. W. Rands, J. Ranganathan, K. H. Redford, J. P. Rodriguez, F. Seymour, F. Sobel, N. S. Sodhi, A. Stott, K. Vance-Borland & A. R. Watkinson, 2009. Hundred questions of importance to the conservation of global biological diversity. Conservation Biology, 23: 557-567. (Featured by Nature Blog, Science Daily, BBC Wildlife).
  54. Tan, E. J. & D. Li, 2009. Detritus decorations of an orb-weaving spider, Cyclosa mulmeiensis (Thorell): for food or camouflage? Journal of Experimental Biology, 212: 1832-1839.
  55. Tan, H. H., 2009. Observations on the Black Pomfret, Parastromateus niger (Teleostei: Perciformes: Carangidae). Nature in Singapore, 2: 167-169 (28 April 2009).
  56. Tan, H. H., 2009a. Redescription of Betta anabatoides Bleeker, and a new species of Betta from West Kalimantan, Borneo (Teleostei: Osphronemidae). Zootaxa, 2165: 59-68.
  57. Tan, H. H, 2009b. A new species of hill stream loach (Teleostei: Balitoridae) from Central Kalimantan, with redescriptions of Homaloptera tateregani Popta and Homaloptera stephensoni Hora. Zootaxa, 2171: 48-64.
  58. Tan, H. H, 2009c. Rasbora patrickyapi, a new species of cyprinid fish from Central Kalimantan. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 57 (2): 497-500.
  59. Tan, H. H., 2009d.  Betta pardalotos, a new species of fighting fish of the B. waseri group (Teleostei: Osphronemidae) from Sumatra, Indonesia. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 57 (2): 501-505.
  60. Tan, H. H. & M. Kottelat, 2009. Fishes of the Batang Hari basin, Sumatra. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 20 (1): 13-69. [PDF, 26.6 MB]
  61. Tan, H. T. W. & C. K. Yeo, 2009. The potential of native woody plants for enhancing the urban waterways and water bodies environment of Singapore. Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, and Singapore-Delft Water Alliance, National University of Singapore, Singapore. 28 pp.
  62. Tan, H. T. W., C. K. Yeo & A. B. C. Ng, 2009. Native and naturalised biodiversity for Singapore waterways and water bodies no. 1. Ficus microcarpa, malayan banyan. Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, and Singapore-Delft Water Alliance, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  63. Tan, S. K., S. H. Tan & M. E. Y. Low, 2009. On Ellobium aurismalchi (Müller, 1774) (Mollusca: Ellobiidae). Nature in Singapore, 2: 357–359.
  64. Todd, P. A., 2009. Ambiguity, bias, and compromise: an abc of bibliometric-based performance indicators. Environment and Planning A., 41: 765-771.
  65. Todd, P. A., 2009. Testing for camouflage using virtual prey and human ‘predators’. Journal of Biological Education, 43: 81-84.
  66. Todd, P. A., 2009. Using an electronic classroom response system to facilitate quizzes, activities and games (QAG) in a large class scenario. CDTL Link. Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning, National University of Singapore, 13 (1) 14-17.
  67. Todd, P. A. and L. M. Chou, 2009. How basic research on giant clam defences can influence restocking decisions. Tentacle, IUCN/SSC Mollusc Specialist Group 17: Supplement 1-2.
  68. Todd, P. A., J. H. Lee & L. M. Chou, 2009. Polymorphism and crypsis in the boring clam (Tridacna crocea): potential strategies against visual predators. Hydrobiologia, 635: 37-43.
  69. Todd, P. A., W. Qiu & Y. C. Kwek, 2009. Ontogenetic shifts in carapace patterning and/or colouration in intertidal and subtidal brachyuran crabs. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 57: 543-550.
  70. Wanger, T. C., A. Saro, D. T. Iskandar, B. W. Brook, N. S. Sodhi, Y. Clough & T. Tscharntke, 2009. Conservation value of cacao agroforestry for amphibians and reptiles in Southeast Asia: combining correlative models with follow-up field experiments. Journal of Applied Ecology, 46: 823-832. (cover page article)
  71. Warkentin, I. G., D. Bickford, N. S. Sodhi & C. J. A Bradshaw, 2009. Eating frogs into extinction. Conservation Biology, 23: 1056-1059. (Featured by New Scientist, Conservation Magazine, BBC, Royal Society Science News, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Vancouver Sun and over 40 reports)
  72. Wowor, D., V. Muthu, R. Meier, M. Balke, Y. Cai & P. K. L. Ng, 2009. Evolution of life history traits in Asian freshwater prawns of the genus Macrobrachium (Crustacea: Decapoda: Palaemonidae) based on multilocus molecular phylogenetic analysis. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 52: 340-50.
  73. Yap , L-M, Y. L. & D. Li, 2009. Social behaviour of spitting spiders (Araneae: Scytodidae) from Singapore. Journal of Zoology, London 278: 74-81.
  74. Yeo, D. C. J., S. T. Ahyong, D. M. Lodge, P. K. L. Ng, T. Naruse & D. J. W. Lane, 2009. Semisubmersible oil platforms: understudied and potentially major vectors of biofouling-mediated invasions. Biofouling, 26: 179-186 (DOI 10.1080/08927010903402438).