Staff Publications 2011

  1. Amrita, S. & R. Meier, 2011. Proboscis monkeys (Nasalis larvatus (Wurmb, 1787)) have unusually high-pitched tonal vocalisations. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 59 (2): 319–323.
  2. Ang, W. F., A. F. S. L. Lok, C. K. Yeo, B. Y. Q. Ng & H. T. W. Tan, 2011. The status and distribution in Singapore of Plocoglottis javanica Blume (Orchidaceae). Nature in Singapore, 4: 73–77.
  3. Arifin, U., D. T. Iskandar, D. P. Bickford, R. M. Brown, R. Meier & S. Kutty, 2011. Phylogenetic relationship within the genus Staurois (Anura, Ranidae) based on 16S rRNA sequences. Zootaxa, 2744: 39-52.
  4. Belle, C. C., J. Q. H. Wong, D. C. J. Yeo, S. H. Tan, H. H. Tan, E. Clews & P. A. Todd, 2011. Ornamental trade as a pathway for Australian redclaw crayfish introduction and establishment. Aquatic Biology, 12: 69-72, 2011. Doi: 10.3354/ab00324.
  5. Beutel, R. G., F. Friedrich, T. Hörnschemeyer, H. Pohl, F. Hünefeld, F. Beckmann, R. Meier, B. Misof, M. F. Whiting & L. Vilhemsen, 2011. Morphological and molecular evidence converging upon a robust phylogeny of the megadiverse Holometabola. Cladistics, 27: 341-355.
  6. Bickford, D., M. R. C. Posa, L. Qie, A. Campos-Arceiz, E. P. Kudavidanage, 2011. Science communication for biodiversity conservation. Biological Conservation, DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2011.12.016.
  7. Bohlen, J., V. Šlechtová, H. H. Tan & R. Britz, 2011.  Phylogeny of the Southeast Asian freshwater fish genus Pangio (Cypriniformes; Cobitidae) and its use as a biogeographic model.  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 61 (2011): 854-865.
  8. Britz, R., M. Kottelat & H. H. Tan, 2011. Fangfangia spinocleithralis, a new genus and species of miniature cyprinid from Kalimantan Tengah, Borneo, Indonesia (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae).  Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 22 (4): 327-335.
  9. Campos-Arceiz, A., C. Traeholt, R. Jaffar, L. Santamaria & R. T. Corlett, 2011. Asian tapirs are no elephants when it comes to seed dispersal. Biotropica in press.
  10. Chong, K. Y., R. T. Corlett, D. C. J. Yeo & H. T. W. Tan, 2011. Towards a global database of weed risk assessments: a test of transferability in the tropics. Biological Invasions 13: 1571-1577.
  11. Choo, Y., P. A. Todd & D. Li, 2011. Visitor effects on zoo orangutans in two novel, naturalistic, enclosures. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 133: 78-86.
  12. Chou, L. M., 2011. Southeast Asia's coral reef biodiversity: Can restoration reverse the loss?  INNOVATION, 36‑39.  Singapore: World Scientific, 2011.
  13. Conway, K., M. Kottelat & H. H. Tan, 2011.  Review of the South East Asian miniature cyprinid genus Sundadanio(Ostariophysi: Cyprinidae) with descriptions of seven new species from Indonesia and Malaysia.  Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 22 (3): 251-288.
  14. Corlett, R. T., 2011. Climate change in the tropics: The end of the world as we know it? Biological Conservation, DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2011.11.027.
  15. Corlett, R. T., 2011. Honeybees in natural ecosystems. In: Hepburn, H.R. & S.E. Radloff (eds) Honeybees of Asia. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 215-225.
  16. Corlett, R. T., 2011. How to be a frugivore (in a changing world). Acta Oecologica in press.
  17. Corlett, R. T., 2011. Impacts of warming on tropical lowland rainforests. Trends in Ecology & Evolution in press.
  18. Corlett, R. T., 2011. Seed dispersal in Hong Kong: past, present and possible futures. Integrative Zoology 6:97-109.
  19. Corlett, R. T., 2011. Terrestrial ecosystems. In: Ng, P.K.L., R.T. Corlett & H.T.W. Tan (eds.) Singapore Biodiversity: An Encyclopedia of the Natural Environment and Sustainable Development. Editions Didier Millet, Singapore, pp. 44-51.
  20. Corlett, R. T., 2011. The importance of animals in the forest. In: Wickneswari, R. & C. Cannon (eds.) Managing the future of Southeast Asia's valuable tropical rainforests. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. in press.
  21. Corlett, R. T., 2011. Trouble with the grey literature. Biotropica 43:3-5.
  22. Corlett, R. T., 2011. Urban biodiversity. In: Ng, P.K.L., R.T. Corlett & H.T.W. Tan (eds.) Singapore Biodiversity: An Encyclopedia of the Natural Environment and Sustainable Development. Editions Didier Millet, Singapore, pp. 88-95.
  23. Corlett, R. T., 2011. Vertebrate carnivores and predation in the Oriental (Indomalayan) region. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 59(2): 325–360.
  24. Corlett, R. T., S.-Y. Liong, P. Tkalich & L.M. Chou, 2011. Climate change and biodiversity in Singapore. In: Ng, P.K.L., R.T. Corlett & H.T.W. Tan (eds.) Singapore Biodiversity: An Encyclopedia of the Natural Environment and Sustainable Development. Editions Didier Millet, Singapore, pp. 114-121.
  25. Corlett, R. T. & R. B. Primack. 2011. Tropical Rainforests: An Ecological and Biogeographical Comparison. Second Edition. Wiley, UK.
  26. Dudgeon, D. & R. T. Corlett. 2011. The Ecology and Biodiversity of Hong Kong. Second (Revised) Edition. Cosmos Books, Hong Kong. [In Chinese and English editions]
  27. Duncan, R. P., S. E. Clements, R. T. Corlett, A. K. Hahs, M. A. McCarthy, M. J. McDonnell, M. W. Schwartz, K. Thompson, P. A. Vesk & N. S. G. Williams, 2011. Plant traits and extinction in urban areas: a meta-analysis of eleven cities. Global Ecology & Biogeography 20: 509-519.
  28. Giam, X., N. S. Sodhi, B. W. Brook, H. T. W. Tan & C. J. A. Bradshaw, 2011. Relative need for conservation assessments of vascular plant species among ecoregions. Journal of Biogeography 38: 55-68.
  29. Iskandar, D. T., D. P. Bickford & U. Arifin., 2011. A new Ingerana (Anura, Dicroglossidae) with no external tympanum from Borneo, Indonesia. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 59 (2): 213–218.
  30. Kottelat, M. & H. H. Tan, 2011. Crossocheilus elegans, a new species of fish from northern Borneo (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 59 (2): 195–199.
  31. Kottelat, M. & H. H. Tan, 2011.  Identity of Rasbora beauforti, a cyprinid fish from Borneo (Teleostei: Cyprinidae).  Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 22 (4): 319-326.
  32. Kottelat, M. & H. H. Tan, 2011.  Rasbora atranus, a new species of fish from central Borneo (Teleostei: Cyprinidae).  Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 22 (3): 215-220.
  33. Kottelat, M. & H. H. Tan, 2011.  Systomus xouthos, a new cyprinid fish from Borneo, and revalidation of Puntius pulcher (Teleostei: Cyprinidae).  Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 22 (3): 209-214.
  34. Lai, J. C. Y., J. C. E. Mendoza, D. Guinot, P. F. Clark & P. K. L. Ng, 2011. Xanthidae MacLeay, 1838 (Decapoda: Brachyura: Xanthoidea) systematics: A multi-gene approach with support from adult and zoeal morphology. Zoologischer Anzeiger – A Journal of Comparative Zoology, 50:4, 407-448
  35. Liao, T.-Y. & H. H. Tan, 2011. Brevibora cheeya, a new species of cyprinid fish from Malay Peninsula and Sumatra. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 59 (1): 77–82.
  36. Lim, G. S., M. Balke & R. Meier, 2011. Determining species boundaries in a world full of rarity: singletons and species delimitation methods. Systematic Biology, DOI:10.1093/sysbio/syr030.
  37. Lim, K. K. P. & H. H. Tan, 2011.  Addition of three cyprinid fishes to the alien fauna of Singapore.  Nature in Singapore, 4: 377-382.  5 December 2011.
  38. Loh, K. S. & P. A. Todd, 2011. Diet and feeding in the sea star Astropecten indicus (Döderlein, 1888). The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 59 (2): 251–258.
  39. Lok, A. F. S. L., W. F. Ang & H. T. W. Tan, 2011. The rediscovery in Singapore of Polystachya concreta (Jacq.) Garay & H.R.Sweet (Orchidaceae). Nature in Singapore, 4: 19–24.
  40. Lok, A. F. S. L., W. F. Ang & H. T. W. Tan, 2011. The status of in Singapore of Cystorchis variegata Bl. (Orchidaceae). Nature in Singapore, 4: 25–29.
  41. Lok, A. F. S. L., W. F. Ang, B. Y. Q. Ng, S. M. Suen, C. K. Yeo & H. T. W. Tan, 2011. Leea L. (Vitaceae) of Singapore. Nature in Singapore, 4: 55–71.
  42. Lok, A. F. S. L., W. F. Ang, K. Y. Chong, C. K. Yeo & H. T. W. Tan, 2011. Rediscovery in Singapore of Coelogyne rochussenii De Vriese (Orchidaceae). Nature in Singapore, 4: 49–53.
  43. Lok, A. F. S. L., W. F. Ang, K. Y. Chong, P. X. Ng, S. Teo, T. K. Yee, C. K. Yeo & H. T. W. Tan, 2011. The status of Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb. in Singapore. Nature in Singapore, 4: 43–48.
  44. Lucas, P. W., R. T. Corlett, N. J. Dominy, H. C. Essackjee, P. R. Hernandez, L. Ramsden, K. E. Stoner & N. Yamashita, 2011. Dietary analysis II: food chemistry. In: Setchell, J.M. & D.J. Curtis (eds.) Field and Laboratory Methods in Primatology: A Practical Guide, 2nd edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 255-270.
  45. McConkey, K. R., S. Prasad, R. T. Corlett, A. Campos-Arceiz, J. F. Brodie, H. Rogers & L. Santamaria, 2011. Seed dispersal in changing landscapes. Biological Conservation in press.
  46. Meier, R., 2011. Evolutionary Insights: Building the Tree of Life. Innovation 10: 54-56.
  47. Neo, M. L. & P. A. Todd, 2011. Quantification of water squirting by juvenile fluted giant clams (Tridacna squamosa L.). Journal of Ethology, 29: 85-91.
  48. Neo, M. L., P. A. Todd, L. M. Chou & S. L-M. Teo, 2011. Spawning induction and larval development in the fluted giant clam, Tridacna squamosa (Bivalvia: Tridacnidae). Nature in Singapore, 4: 157–161.
  49. Ng, H. H. & H. H. Tan, 2011. Silurichthys ligneolus, a new catfish (Teleostei: Siluridae) from southern Borneo, Indonesia. Zootaxa, 2793: 56-62 (2011), 17 March 2011.
  50. Ng, P. K. L. & R. T. Corlett, 2011. Biodiversity in Singapore: an overview. In: Ng, P.K.L., R.T. Corlett & H.T.W. Tan (eds.) Singapore Biodiversity: An Encyclopedia of the Natural Environment and Sustainable Development. Editions Didier Millet, Singapore, pp. 18-27.
  51. Ng, P. K. L., N. Ghotbeddin, M. Safaie, 2011. The box crab Calappa dumortieri Guinot, 1964 (Decapoda, Brachyura, Calappidae) in the Gulf of Oman. Crustaceana, 84(14): 1781-1785.
  52. Ng, P. K. L., J. C. Y. Lai, N. Ghotbeddin & M. Safaie, 2011. Calappa exanthematosa Alcock & Anderson, 1894, as a valid species of box crab from the Indian Ocean (Crustacea: Decapoda: Calappidae). Zootaxa, 3042: 1-14.
  53. Ng, T. H. & S. K. Tan, 2011. Observations of land snails feeding on the eggs of Pomacea canaliculata (Lamarck, 1822) (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Nature in Singapore, 4: 79–83.
  54. Pham, M. N., H. T. W. Tan, S. Mitrovic & H. H. T. Yeo, 2011. A Checklist of the Algae of Singapore. Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, National University of Singapore, Singapore. 100 pp. Uploaded 1 August 2011.
  55. Posa, M. R. C., L. S. Wijedasa & R. T. Corlett, 2011. Biodiversity and conservation of tropical peat swamp forests. BioScience 61:49-57.
  56. Rachmayuningtyas, B. A., D. T. Iskandar, D. P. Bickford, M. Kamsi, S. N. Kutty, R. Meier & Umilaela, 2011. Conservation Status of the only lungless frog, Barbourula kalimantanensis Iskandar, 1978 (Amphibia, Anura, Bombinatoridae). Journal of Threatened Taxa, accepted.
  57. Shih, H.-T., J.-Y. Shy, T. Naruse, H.-T. Hung, D. C. J. Yeo & P. K. L. Ng, 2011. Introduction of an Indochinese freshwater crab Sayamia germaini (Crustacea: Brachyura: Gecarcinucidae) to Taiwan: morphological and molecular evidence. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 59 (1): 83–90.
  58. Soo, P., E. Soo & P. A. Todd, 2011. An insight into the giant clam trade in Singapore. Innovation, 10: 28-31.
  59. Srivathsan, A. & R. Meier, 2011. On the inappropriate use of Kimura-2-parameter (K2P) divergences in the DNA-barcoding literature. Cladistics, in press.
  60. Srivathsan, A. & R. Meier, 2011. Proboscis monkeys (Nasalis larvatus) have unusually high-pitched vocalizations. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 59: 319–323.
  61. Tan, C. K. W., & R. T. Corlett, 2011. Scavenging of dead invertebrates along an urbanization gradient in Singapore. Insect Conservation and Diversity in press.
  62. Tan, H. H. & K. K. P. Lim, 2011.  A new species of glass-perch from Belitung Island, Indonesia (Teleostei: Ambassidae: Gymnochanda).  Zootaxa, 3085: 55-62.
  63. Tan, H. H. & K. K. P. Lim, 2011.  Rediscovery of the bigmouth stream goby, Pseudogobiopsis oligactis (Actinopterygii: Gobiiformes: Gobionellidae) in Singapore.  Nature in Singapore, 4: 363-367.
  64. Tan, S. K., S. Y. Chan & S. Panha, 2011. A new subspecies of Amphidromus (Amphidromus) atricallosus from Singapore (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Camaenidae). The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 59(1): 39–46.
  65. Tan, S. K. & R. G. Clements, 2011. Limicolaria flammea (Müller, 1774), another potentially invasive African land snail in tropical Asia. Tropical Conservation Science, 4(1): 97–102.
  66. Tan, S. K., S. H. Tan & M. E. Y. Low, 2011. A reassessment of Verpa penis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Clavagelloidea), a species presumed nationally extinct. Nature in Singapore, 4: 5–8.
  67. Tay, Y. C., J. R. Guest, P. A. Todd & L. M. Chou, 2011. Vertical distribution and settlement competencies in broadcast spawning coral larvae: implications for dispersal. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 409: 324–330
  68. Teo, S., K. Y. Chong, B. R. Kurukulasuriya, Y. F. Chung & H. T. W. Tan, 2011. The status of an exotic shrub, Acalypha siamensis Oliv. ex Gage (Euphorbiaceae), in Singapore. Nature in Singapore, 4: 227–231.
  69. Todd, P. A., W. Y. Wang, H. Huang, C. C. Belle, M. L. M. Lim, D. C. J. Yeo, 2011. The function of colourful facial bands in mangrove crab (Perisesarma) communication. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 407: 26–33
  70. Vaidya, G., D. L. Lohman & R. Meier, 2011. SequenceMatrix: concatenation software for the fast assembly of multigene datasets with character set and codon information. Cladistics, 27: 171-180.
  71. Wiegmann, B. M., M. D. Trautwein, I. S. Winkler, N. B. Barr, J.-W. Kim, C. Lambkin, M. A. Bertone, B. K. Cassel, K. M. Bayless, A. M. Heimberg, B. M. Wheeler, K. J. Peterson, T. Pape, B. J. Sinclair, J. H. Skevington, V. Blagoderov, J. Caravas, S. N. Kutty, U. Schmidt-Ottl, G. E. Kampmeier, F. C. Thompson, D. A. Grimaldi, A. T. Beckenbach, G. W. Courtney, M. Friedrich, R. Meier, & D. K. Yeates, 2011. Episodic radiations in the fly tree of life. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108:5690-5695.
  72. Wong, Y. T., R. Meier, & K. S. Tan, 2011. High haplotype variability in established Asian population of the invasive Caribbean bivalve Mytilopsis sallei (Dreissenidae). Biological Invasions, 13: 341–348.
  73. Yap, L.-M. Y. L., Y. Norma-Rashid, F. Liu, J. Liu & D. Li, 2011. Comparative biology of cave-dwelling spitting spiders (Araneae: Scytodidae): Parental care, cooperative prey-capture, cannibalism, natal dispersal and reproductive behaviour. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 59 (2): 269–284.
  74. Yeo, C. K. & H. T. W. Tan, 2011. Ficus stranglers and Melastoma malabathricum: potential tropical woody plants for phytoremediation of metals in wetlands. Nature in Singapore, 4: 213–226.
  75. Yong, D. L., L. Qie, N. S. Sodhi, L. P. Koh, K. S.-H. Peh, T. M. Lee, H. C. Lim & S. L.- H. Lim, 2011. Do insectivorous bird communities decline on land-bridge forest islands in Peninsular Malaysia? Journal of Tropical Ecology 27: 1-14.