Staff Publications 2013

  1. Ang, H. P. & S. K. Tan, 2013. New records of the molluscan classes Caudofoveata and Solenogastres in Singapore. Nature in Singapore, 6: 143–148.
  2. Ang, Y. C., J. Puniamoorthy, A. C. Pont, M. Bartak, W. U. Blanckenhorn, W. G. Eberhard, N. Puniamoorthy, V. C. Silva, L. Munari & R. Meier, (2013). A plea for digital reference collections and other science‐based digitization initiatives in taxonomy: Sepsidnet as exemplar. Systematic Entomology, 38(3): 637-644.
  3. Ang, Y., L. J. Wong & R. Meier, 2013. Using seemingly unnecessary illustrations to improve the diagnostic usefulness of descriptions in taxonomy–a case study on Perochaeta orientalis (Diptera, Sepsidae). ZooKeys, 355: 9.
  4. Bowsher, J. H., Y. C. Ang, T. Ferderer & R. Meier, 2013. Deciphering the evolutionary history and developmental mechanisms of a complex sexual ornament: the abdominal appendages of Sepsidae (Diptera). Evolution, 67(4):1069-1080.
  5. Carrasco, L. R., R. Coker & A. R. Cook, 2013. Who should pay for global health, and how much? PLOS Medicine, 10(2): e1001392. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001392.
  6. Carrasco, L. R., M. Jit, M. I. Chen, V. J. Lee, G. J. Milne & A. R. Cook, 2013. Trends in parameterization, economics and host behaviour in influenza pandemic modelling: a review and reporting protocol. Emerging Themes in Epidemiology, 10(1), 3.
  7. Chua, M. A. H., N. Baker, R. K. H. Yeo & N. Sivasothi, 2013. New locality records for two species of flying squirrels (Mammalia: Rodentia: Sciuridae) in Singapore. Nature in Singapore, 6: 301–305.
  8. Cranston, P. S., Y. C. Ang, A. Heyzer, R. B. H. Lim, W. H. Wong, J. M. Woodford & R. Meier, 2013. The nuisance midges (Diptera: Chironomidae) of Singapore's Pandan and Bedok Reservoirs. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 61(2):779-793.
  9. Davie, P. J. F & P. K. L. Ng, 2013. A review of Chiromantes obtusifrons (Dana, 1851) (Decapoda: Brachyura: Sesarmidae), with descriptions of four new sibling-species from Christmas Island (Indian Ocean), Guam and Taiwan. Zootaxa 3609 (1):1-25.
  10. de Bruyn, M., L. Rüber, S. Nylinder, B. Stelbrink, N. Lovejoy, S. Lavoue, H. H. Tan, E. Nugroho, D. Wowor, P. K. L. Ng, M. N. Siti Azizah, T. von Rintelen & G. R. Carvalho, 2013.  Climatic history predicts evolutionary relationships across three biodiversity hotspots.  Systematic Biology, doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syt007.
  11. Hibino, Y., P. A. Todd, C. D. Ashworth, , M. Obuchi & J. D. Reimer, 2013. Monitoring colony color and zooxanthellae (Symbiodinium spp.) condition in the reef zoanthid Palythoa tuberculosa in Okinawa, Japan. Marine Biology Research, 9: 794-801.
  12. Hibino, Y., P. A. Todd, S-Y Yang, Y. Benayahu & J. D. Reimer, 2013. Molecular and morphological evidence for conspecificity of two common Indo-Pacific species of Palythoa (Cnidaria: Anthozoa). Hydrobiologia, 10.1007/s10750-013-1587-5.
  13. Husana, D. E. M., T. Kase & P. K. L. Ng, 2013. On a new species of freshwater crab of the genus, Ovitamon Ng & Takeda, 1992 (Crustacea: Brachyura: Potamidae) from Panay Island, Philippines. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 61 (2): 651–655.
  14. Jeevanandam, N., & R. T. Corlett, 2013. Fig wasp dispersal in urban Singapore. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 61 (1): 343–347.
  15. Klaus, S., J. C. E. Mendoza, J. H. Liew, M. Plath, R. Meier & D. C. J. Yeo, 2013. Rapid evolution of troglomorphic characters suggests selection rather than neutral mutation as a driver of eye reduction in cave crabs. Biology Letters, 9(2).
  16. Klaus, S., S. Selvandram, J. W. Goh, D. Wowor, D. Brandis, P. Koller, R. Meier, C. D. Schubart, B. Streit, P. K. L. Ng & D. C. J. Yeo, 2013. Out of Borneo − Neogene diversification of Sundaic freshwater crabs (Crustacea: Brachyura: Gecarcinucidae: Parathelphusa). Journal of Biogeography, 40: 63-74.
  17. Kwik, J. T. B., Z. Y. Kho, B. S. Quek, H. H. Tan & D. C. J. Yeo, 2013.  Urban stormwater ponds in Singapore: potential pathways for spread of alien freshwater fishes.  BioInvasions Records, (2013), 2: 239-245.
  18. Lai, S., L. G. Gillis, C. Mueller, T. J. Bouma, J. R. Guest, K. S. Last, A. D. Ziegler & P. A. Todd, 2013. First experimental evidence of corals feeding on seagrass matter. Coral Reefs, 32:1061-1064.
  19. Lam, K. M. & P. A. Todd, 2013. Spatial differences in subtidal epibiotic community structure in marina at Keppel Bay, Singapore. Nature in Singapore, 6: 197–206.
  20. Lambkin, C. L., B. J. Sinclair, T. Pape, G. W. Courtney, J. H. Skevington, R. Meier, D. K. Yeates, V. Blagoderov & B. M. Wiegmann, 2013. The phylogenetic relationships among infraorders and superfamilies of Diptera based on morphological evidence. Systematic Entomology, Systematic Entomology, 38: 164–179.
  21. Lee, L. K., A. Earnest, L. R. Carrasco, T. L. Thein, V. C. Gan, V. J. Lee, D. C. Lye & Y. S. Leo, 2013. Safety and cost savings of reducing adult dengue hospitalization in a tertiary care hospital. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 107 (1): 37-42. doi:10.1093/trstmh/trs009.
  22. Lee, S. H., A. B. C. Ng, K. H. Ong, T. O’Dempsey & H. T. W. Tan, 2013. The status and distribution of Ficus hispida L.f. (Moraceae) in Singapore. Nature in Singapore, 6: 85–90.
  23. Lee, S.-K. , J. C. E. Mendoza, P. K. L. Ng & W. Kim, 2013. On the identity of the Indo-West Pacific littoral xanthid crab, Leptodius exaratus (H. Milne Edwards, 1834) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Xanthidae). The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 61 (1): 189–204.
  24. Liew, J. H., H. H. Tan, Y. Yi & D. C. J. Yeo, 2013.  Ecology and origin of the introduced cichlid Acarichthys heckelii in Singapore’s fresh waters – first instance of establishment.  Environmental Biology of Fish, doi 10.1007?s10641-013-0201-z.
  25. Lim, R. C. J., H. H. Tan & H. T. W. Tan, 2013. Official Biological Emblems of the World. Raffles Museum Of Biodiversity Research, National University Singapore, Singapore. 231 pp. Uploaded 7 August 2013.
  26. Lok, A. F. S. L., W. F. Ang, B. Y. Q. Ng, T. M. Leong, C. K. Yeo & H. T. W. Tan, 2013. Native Fig Species as a Keystone Resource for the Singapore Urban Environment. Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore. 55 pp.
  27. Low, B. W., N. K. Ng & D. C. J. Yeo, 2013. First record of the invasive Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne Edwards, 1853 (Crustacea: Brachyura: Varunidae) from Singapore. Bioinvasions Records, 2 (1): 73-78.
  28. Low, M. E. Y., S. K. Tan & T. H. Ng, 2013. Pila conica (Wood, 1828), or Pila scutata (Mousson, 1848)? the correct name for the native apple snail of Singapore (Gastropoda: Ampullariidae). Nature in Singapore, 6: 55–60.
  29. Maeda, K. & H. H. Tan, 2013. Review of Stiphodon (Gobiidae: Sicydiinae) from western Sumatra, with description of a new species. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 61 (2): 749–761.
  30. Malhado, A. C. M., R. D. S. de Azevedo, P. A. Todd, A. M. C. Santos, N. N. Fabré, V. S. Batista, L. J. G. Aguiar & R. J. Ladle, 2013. Geographic and temporal trends in Amazonian knowledge production. Biotropica, 46: 6-13.
  31. Neo, L., A. T. K. Yee, K. Y. Chong, C. Y. Kee, R. C. J. Lim, W. Q. Ng, X. Y. Ng & H. T. W. Tan, 2013. The vascular plant flora of Bukit Batok, Singapore. Nature in Singapore, 6: 265–287.
  32. Neo, L., A. T. K. Yee, K. Y. Chong, H. H. T. Yeo & H. T. W. Tan, 2013. The vascular plant flora of abandoned plantations in Singapore II: Punggol end forest. Nature in Singapore, 6: 7–17.
  33. Neo, L., A. T. K. Yee, K. Y. Chong, C. Y. Kee & H. T. W. Tan, 2013. The vascular plant flora of Admiralty Forest, Singapore. Nature in Singapore, 6: 61–72.
  34. Neo, L., A. T. K. Yee, K. Y. Chong, H. H. T. Yeo & H. T. W. Tan, 2013. The vascular plant flora of Dover Forest. Nature in Singapore, 6: 73–83.
  35. Neo, M. L., P. L. A. Erftemeijer, J. K. L. van Beek, D. S. van Maren, S. L-M Teo & P. A. Todd, 2013. Recruitment constraints in Singapore’s fluted giant clam (Tridacna squamosa) populations – A dispersal model approach. PLOS ONE, 8(3): e58819. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0058819.
  36. Neo, M. L. & P. A. Todd, 2013. Conservation status reassessment of giant clams (Molluscs: Bivalvia: Tridacninae) in Singapore. Nature in Singapore, 6:125–133.
  37. Neo, M. L., P. A. Todd, S. L-M Teo & L. M. Chou, 2013. The effects of diet, temperature and salinity on survival of larvae of the fluted giant clam, Tridacna squamosa. Journal of Conchology, 41: 369-376.
  38. Ng, D. J. J. & D. C. J. Yeo, 2013. Terrestrial scavenging behaviour of the Singapore freshwater crab, Johora singaporensis (Crustacea: Brachyura: Potamidae). Nature in Singapore, 6: 207–210.
  39. Ng, P. X. & H. H. Tan, 2013. Fish diversity before and after construction of the Punggol and Serangoon reservoirs, Singapore. Nature in Singapore, 6: 19–24.
  40. Nghiem, L. T. P., T. Soliman, D. C. J. Yeo, H. T. W. Tan, T. A. Evans, J. D. Mumford, R. P. Keller, R. H. A. Baker, R. T. Corlett & L. R. Carrasco, 2013. Economic and Environmental Impacts of Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in Southeast Asia. PLoS ONE, 8(8): e71255.
  41. Ong, C. W., J. D. Reimer & P. A. Todd, 2013. Morphologically plastic responses to shading in the zoanthids Zoanthus sansibaricus and Palythoa tuberculosa. Marine Biology, 160:1053–1064.
  42. Phelps, J., L. R. Carrasco, E. L. Webb, 2013. A framework to assess supply-side wildlife conservation. Conservation Biology.
  43. Phelps, J., L. R. Carrasco, E. L. Webb, L. P. Koh & U. Pascual, 2013. Agricultural intensification escalates future conservation costs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 110 (19), 7601-7606.
  44. Rheindt, F.E., L. Christidis, S. Kuhn, S. de Kloet, J. A. Norman & A. Fidler, 2013. The timing of lineage diversification within the most divergent parrot clade. Journal of Avian Biology, in press.
  45. Rheindt, F. E., A. M. Cuervo & R. T. Brumfield, 2013. Rampant polyphyly indicates cryptic diversity in a clade of Neotropical flycatchers (Aves: Tyrannidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 108: 889-900.
  46. Rheindt, F. E., M. K. Fujita, P. R. Wilton & S. V. Edwards, 2013. Introgression and phenotypic assimilation in Zimmerius flycatchers (Tyrannidae): population genetic and phylogenetic inferences from genome-wide SNPs. Systematic Biology, in press.
  47. Rheindt, F. E. & R. O. Hutchinson, 2013. The discovery of a new Locustella bush warbler on the island of Taliabu, Indonesia. Birding Asia, in press.
  48. Rheindt, F. E., J. A. Norman & L. Christidis, 2013. Extensive diversification across islands in the echolocating Aerodramus swiftlets. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, in press.
  49. Sew, G., & P. A. Todd, 2013. The effects of human–dolphin interaction programmes on the behaviour of three captive Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins (Sousa chinensis). The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 61 (1): 435–442.
  50. Siti M. Yaakub, R. L. F. Lim, W. L. Lim & P. A. Todd, 2013. The diversity and distribution of seagrass in Singapore. Nature in Singapore, 6: 105–111.
  51. Shih, H-T., P. K. L. Ng & M-Y. Liu, 2013. Systematics of the Indo-West Pacific broad-fronted fiddler crabs (Crustacea: Ocypodidae: genus Uca). The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 61 (2): 641–649.
  52. Stevens, M., P. R. Cheo & P. A. Todd, 2013. Color change and camouflage in the horned ghost crab, Ocypode ceratophthalmus. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 109: 257-270.
  53. Tan, H. H., 2013. The identity of Betta rubra (Teleostei: Osphronemidae) revisited, with description of a new species from Sumatra, IIndonesia. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 61 (1): 323–330.
  54. Tan, H. H., 2013a.  Stars-and-stripes pufferfish from Singapore Straits.  Singapore Biodiversity Records, 2013: 1.
  55. Tan, H. H., 2013b.  Banded krait on Pulau Ubin.  Singapore Biodiversity Records, 2013: 2.
  56. Tan, H. H., 2013c.  Sharksucker on tilapia host.  Singapore Biodiversity Records, 2013: 5.
  57. Tan, H. H., 2013d.  Plantain squirrel gathering mangrove algae.  Singapore Biodiversity Records, 2013: 11.
  58. Tan, H. H., 2013e.  A post-larval yellow soapfish.  Singapore Biodiversity Records, 2013: 12.
  59. Tan, H. H., 2013f.  Peacock bass in Upper Seletar Reservoir.  Singapore Biodiversity Records, 2013: 97.
  60. Tan, H. H., 2013g.  Owl moth Erebus ephesperis visiting Hoya inflorescence.  Singapore Biodiversity Records, 2013: 98.
  61. Tan, H. H., 2013h.  Hasselt’s bony-lipped barb at Sime forest.  Singapore Biodiversity Records, 2013: 99.
  62. Tan, H. H. & K. K. P. Lim, 2013. Three new species of freshwater halfbeaks (Teleostei: Zenarchopteridae: Hemirhamphodon) from Borneo. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 61 (2): 735–747.
  63. Tan, H. H. & D. C. J. Yeo, 2013.  Variable reed snake attempting to swallow earthworm.  Singapore Biodiversity Records, 2013: 10.
  64. Tan, J. Y. H., L. H. C. Tan, G. Quek, V. S. F. Lim & H. H. Tan, 2013. The fish fauna of Bukit Brown, Singapore. Nature in Singapore, 6: 229–237.
  65. Tan, M. B. N. & H. T. W. Tan, 2013. The Laws Relating to Biodiversity in Singapore. Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore. 96 pp.
  66. Tan, S. K., Y.-L. Lee & T. H. Ng. 2013. The status of the apple snail, Pila scutata (Gastropoda: Ampullariidae) in Singapore. Nature in Singapore, 6: 135–141.
  67. Tan, S. K. & M. E. Y Low. 2013. First record of Babylonia spirata (Linnaeus) in Singapore, with notes on congeners in the local seafood trade (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Babyloniidae). Nature in Singapore, 6: 191–195.
  68. Tan, S. K., H. E. Ng & L. H. S. Nguang, 2013. A new species of Phalium Link, 1807 (Gastropoda: Tonnoidea: Cassidae) from the Sunda Shelf. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 61 (2): 507–514.
  69. Tan, S. Y., C. Y. Koh, H. J. M. Siow, T. Li, H. F. Wong, A. Heyzer & H. T. W. Tan, 2013. 100 Common Vascular Plants of the Nee Soon Swamp Forest, Singapore. Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, National University of Singapore, Singapore. 261 pp.
  70. Tanzil, J. T. I., B. E. Brown, R. P. Dunne, J. N. Lee, J. A. Kaandorp & P. A. Todd, 2013. Regional decline in growth rates of massive Porites corals in Southeast Asia. Global Change Biology, 19: 3011-3023.
  71. Todd, P. A., W. Zhao & L. M. Chou, 2013. Environment-induced colour changes in the massive corals Diploastrea speciosa and Diploastrea heliopora. Nature in Singapore, 6: 173–178.
  72. Tóthová, A., R. Rozkošný, L. Knutson, S. N. Kutty, B. M. Wiegmann, R. Meier, 2013. A molecular phylogenetic analysis of Sciomyzidae (Diptera) and some related genera. Cladistics, 29: 404–415.
  73. Wipfler, B., K. Schneeberg, A. Löffler, F. Hünefeld, R. Meier & R. G. Beutel, 2013. The skeletomuscular system of the larva of Drosophila melanogaster (Drosophilidae, Diptera)–a contribution to the morphology of a model organism. Arthropod Structure & Development, 42: 47-68.
  74. Wong, H. F., S. Y. Tan, C. Y. Koh, M. H. J. Siow, T. Li, A. Heyzer, A. H. F. Ang, Mirza Rifqi bin Ismail, A. Srivathsan & H. T. W. Tan, 2013. Checklist of the Plant Species of Nee Soon Swamp Forest, Singapore: Bryophytes to Angiosperms. National Parks Board and Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, National University of Singapore, Singapore. 521 pp.
  75. Yaakub, S. M., E. Chen, T. J. Bouma, P. L. A. Erftemeijer & P. A. Todd, 2013. Chronic light reduction reduces overall resilience to additional shading stress in the seagrass Halophila ovalis. Marine Pollution Bulletin, doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.11.030.
  76. Yaakub, S. M., R. L. F. Lim, W. L. Lim & P. A. Todd, 2013. The diversity and distribution of seagrass in Singapore. Nature in Singapore, 6: 105–111.
  77. Yap, N. W. L., Y. Lin & P. A. Todd, 2013. Chelae force generation at variable gape sizes in the mud crab, Scylla olivacea (Brachyura: Portunidae). Nature in Singapore, 6: 179–185.
  78. Zhao, L., A. S. H. Ang, A. Srivathsan, K. F. Y. Su & R. Meier, 2013. Does better taxon sampling help? A new phylogenetic hypothesis for Sepsidae (Diptera: Cyclorrhapha) based on 50 new taxa and the same old mitochondrial and nuclear markers. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 69(1): 153-164.