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D. Kerfahi et al. (2018) Distinctive soil Archaeal communities in different variants of tropical equatorial forest. Microbial Ecology

Ferry Slik et al. (2018)  Phylogenetic classification of the world's tropical forests. PNAS

Polyanna Bispo, et al. (2017). Drivers of metacommunity structure diverge for common and rare Amazonian tree species. Plos One 12 (11): e0188300.
Salindra Dayananda et al. (2017) Topography and soil type are critical to understanding how bird and herpetofauna communities persist in forest fragments of tropical China. Biological Conservation 215: 107-115.
Jiajia Liu et al. (2017) Patterns and drivers of plant biodiversity in Chinese university campuses. Landscape and Urban Planning 164: 64-70.
Lan Qie et al. (2017) A long-term carbon sink in Borneo’s forests, halted by drought and vulnerable to edges. Nature Communications 8: 1966.
Rahayu Sukri et al. (2017). Global Register of Introduced and Invasive Species- Brunei-Darussalam. Invasive Species Specialist Group ISSG. Checklist Dataset accessed via on 2017-10-09.
Martin Sullivan et al. (2017) Diversity and carbon storage across the tropical forest biome. Scientific Reports 7: 39102.
Ming-gang Zhang et al. (2017) Priority areas for the conservation of perennial plants in China. Biological Conservation 210: 56-63.
Valerio Avitabile et al. (2016) An integrated pan-tropical biomass map using multiple reference datasets. Global Change Biology 22: 1406-1420.
Kingsly Beng et al. (2016) The utility of DNA metabarcoding for studying the response of arthropod diversity and composition to land-use change in the tropics. Scientific Reports 6: 24965.
K. Dayananda et al. (2016) Effects of forest fragmentation on nocturnal Asian birds: A case study from Xishuangbanna, China. Zoological Research 37(3): 151-158.
Brigitte Fiala et al. (2016) Phytogeography of three closely related myrmecophytic pioneer tree species in SE Asia: implications for species delimitation. Organisms Diversity & Evolution 16: 39-52.
Carla Monoy et al. (2016) Temporal changes in tree species and trait composition in a cyclone prone Pacific dipterocarp forest. Ecosystems 19: 1013.
Bhinu Tripathi et al. (2016) Distinctive tropical forest variants have unique soil microbial communities, but not always low microbial diversity. Frontiers in Microbiology 7:376.
Ming-gang Zhang et al. (2016) Using species distribution modelling to delineate the botanical richness patterns and phytogeographical regions of China. Scientific Reports 16: 22400.
Shengbin Chen, et al. (2015) Latitudinal diversity gradients in bryophytes and woody plants: the roles of temperature and water availability. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 53: 535-545.
Shengbin Chen et al. (2015) Spatial patterns and environmental correlates of bryophyte richness: sampling effort matters. Biodiversity and Conservation 24: 593-607.
Kyle Dexter et al. (2015) Floristics and biogeography of vegetation in seasonally dry tropical regions. International Forestry Review 17: 10-32.
Mareike Roeder et al. (2015) Phylogenetic clustering increases with succession for lianas in a Chinese tropical montane rain forest. Ecography 38: 832-841.
Mareike Roeder et al. (2015) Proximity to the host is an important characteristic for selection of the first support in lianas. Journal of Vegetation Science 26: 1054-1060.
Ferry Slik et al. (2015) An estimate of the number of tropical tree species. PNAS 112: 7472-7477.
Rachakonda Sreekar et al. (2015) The use of species-area relationships to partition the effects of hunting and deforestation on bird extirpations in a fragmented landscape. Diversity and Distributions 21: 441-450.
Jie Yang et al. (2015) Local-scale partitioning of functional and phylogenetic beta diversity in a tropical tree assemblage. Scientific Reports 5: 12731.


Sugeng Budiharta et al. (2014) Estimating the aboveground biomass of Bornean forest. Biotropica 46: 507-511.

Jia-Jia Liu & Ferry Slik (2014) Forest fragment spatial distribution matters for tropical tree conservation. Biological Conservation 171: 99-106. 

Jia-Jia Liu et al. (2014) Topography related habitat associations of tree species traits, composition and diversity in a Chinese tropical forest. Forest Ecology and Management 330: 75-81. 

Niels Raes et al. (2014) Historical distribution of Sundaland’s dipterocarp rainforests at Quaternary glacial maxima. PNAS 111: 16790-16795. 

James Richardson et al. (2014) The influence of tectonics, sea level changes and dispersal on migration and diversification of Isonandreae (Sapotaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 174: 130-140 . 

Ling-Ling Shi et al. (2014) Variation in forest soil fungal diversity along a latitudinal gradient. Fungal Diversity 64: 305-315. 

Ge Tang et al. (2014) Phylogenetic support for the Tropical Niche Conservatism Hypothesis despite the absence of a clear latitudinal species richness gradient in Yunnan’s woody flora. Biogeosciences Discussions 11: 7055-7077. 

Nic van der Velden et al. (2014) Monodominance of Parashorea chinensis of fertile soils in a Chinese tropical rain forest. Journal of Tropical Ecology 30: 311-322. 

Jie Yang et al. (2014) Functional and phylogenetic assembly in a Chinese tropical tree community across size classes, spatial scales and habitats. Functional Ecology 28: 520-529. 

Ming-Gang Zhang et al. (2014) Major declines of woody plant species ranges under climate change in Yunnan, China. Diversity & Distributions 20: 405-415.

Rhett Harrison et al. (2013) Consequences of defaunation for a tropical tree community. Ecology Letters 15: 678-694.
Xiao-Xue Mo et al. (2013) Change in phylogenetic community structure during succession of traditionally managed tropical rainforest in Southwest China. Plos One 8: e71464.
Ferry Slik et al. (2013) Large trees drive forest aboveground biomass variation in moist lowland forests across the tropics. Global Ecology and Biogeography 22: 1261-1271.
Ted Yahara et al. (2013) Global legume diversity assessment: Concepts, key indicators, and strategies. Taxon 62: 249-266.
Chuck Cannon et al. (2012) A proposal for expanding capacity for conservation science education in the tropical Asia-Pacific region. Biology International 50: 85-94.
Ze-Xin Fan et al. (2012) Hydraulic conductivity traits predict growth rates and adult stature of 40 Asian tropical tree species better than wood density. Journal of Ecology 100: 732-741.
Deli Zhai et al. (2012) Rubber and pulp plantations represent a double threat to Hainan’s natural tropical forests. Journal of Environmental Management 96: 64-73.
Shi-Bao Zhang et al. (2012) Leaf element concentrations of terrestrial plants across China are influenced by taxonomy and the environment. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21: 809-818.
Ming-Gang Zhang et al. (2012) Using species distribution modelling to improve conservation and land use planning of Yunnan, China. Biological Conservation 153: 257-264.
Daniela Guicking et al. (2011) Comparative chloroplast DNA phylogeography of two tropical pioneer trees, Macaranga gigantea and Macaranga pearsonii (Euphorbiaceae). Tree genetics and Genomics 7: 573-585.
Sam Van Hoang et al. (2011) Human and environmental influence on plant diversity and composition in Ben En National Park, Vietnam. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 23: 328-337.
Ferry Slik et al. (2011) Soils on exposed Sunda Shelf shaped biogeographic patterns in Southeast Asia's equatorial forests. PNAS 108: 12343-12347.
Ferry Slik et al. (2011) Limited edge effects along a burned-unburned Bornean forest boundary seven years after disturbance. Biotropica 43: 288-298.
Peter van Welzen et al. (2011) Wallace’s Line and plant distributions: two or three phytogeographical areas and where to group Java? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 103: 531-545.
Xiao-Xue Mo et al. (2011) Limited impact on plant diversity and composition of traditional forest management in a tropical seasonal rainforest in SW China. Biological Conservation 144: 1832-1840.
Shi-Bao Zhang et al. (2011) Spatial distribution of wood traits in China are controlled by phylogenetic and environmental constraints. Global Ecology and Biogeography 20: 241-250.
Gary Paoli et al. (2010) Biodiversity in the REDD. Why efforts to reduce anthropogenic carbon emissions from forest may undermine long-term biodiversity conservation in Indonesia. Carbon Balance and Management 5: 7.
Oliver Phillips et al. (2010) Drought mortality relationhips for tropical forests. New Phytologist 187: 631-646.
Ferry Slik (2010) Biodiversity in burned concession areas. In Sheil, D., Putz, F.E., Zagt, R.J. (eds) Biodiversity conservation in certified forests. ETFRN News 51: 170.
Ferry Slik et al. (2010) Environmental correlates for tree biomass, basal area, wood specific gravity and stem density gradients in Borneo's tropical forests. Global Ecology and Biogeography 19: 50-60.
Ferry Slik et al. (2010). Fire as a selective force in tropical forests: Species specific habitat preference and functional traits influence tree abundance after fire. Oecologia 164: 841-849.
Campbell Webb et al. (2010) Biodiversity inventory and informatics in Southeast Asia. Biodiversity and Conservation 19: 955-972.
Peter van Welzen et al. (2010) Key to the Malesian species of Mallotus (Euphorbiaceae). Blumea 55: 285-290.
Niels Raes et al. (2009) Botanical richness and endemicity patterns of Borneo derived from significant species distribution models. Ecography 32: 180-192.
Ferry Slik et al. (2009) Environmental correlates for tropical tree diversity and distribution patterns in Borneo. Diversity and Distributions 15: 523-532.
Peter van Welzen & Ferry Slik (2009) Patterns in species richness and composition of plant families in the Malay archipelago. Blumea 54: 166-171.
Gary Paoli et al. (2008) Soil nutrients affect spatial patterns of aboveground biomass and emergent tree density in southwestern Borneo. Oecologia 155: 287-299.
Ferry Slik et al. (2008) Tree diversity, composition, forest structure and aboveground biomass dynamics after single and repeated fire in a Bornean rain forest. Oecologia 158: 579-588.
Ferry Slik et al. (2008) Wood density as a conservation tool: quantification of disturbance and identification of conservation priority areas in tropical forests. Conservation Biology 22: 1299-1308.
Ferry Slik et al. (2007) Structure, plant species diversity and plant species composition of the Gunung Lumut Protection Forest. In: H.H. de Iongh, G.A. Persoon and W. Kustiawan (eds) Options for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use in lowland forests of Southeast Borneo. Proceedings of a workshop organized on 19 May 2006 in Leiden, The Netherlands. Pp71-107.
Karl Eichhorn & J.W.F. Slik (2006) The plant community of Sungai Wain, East Kalimantan, Indonesia: Phytogeographical status and local variation. Blumea Supplement 18: 15-35.
Ferry Slik (2006) Estimating species specific wood density from the genus average in Indonesian trees. Journal of Tropical Ecology 22: 481-482.
Ferry Slik & Bas van Balen (2006) Bird community changes in response to single and repeated fires in a lowland tropical rainforest of eastern Borneo. Biodiversity and Conservation 15: 4425-4451.
Soraya Sierra et al. (2005) A taxonomic revision of Mallotus section Philippinensis (former section Rottlera – Euphorbiaceae) in Malesia and Thailand. Blumea 50: 221-248.
Ferry Slik (2005) Assessing tropical lowland forest disturbance using plant morphological and ecological attributes. Forest Ecology and Management 205: 241-250.
Peter van Welzen et al. (2005) Plant distribution patterns and plate tectonics in Malesia. Biol. Skr. 55: 199-217.
Barbara Gravendeel et al. (2004) Epiphytism and pollinator specialization - drivers for orchid diversification? Proceedings of the Royal Society London B 359: 1523-1535.
Ferry Slik (2004) El Niño droughts and their effects on tree species composition and diversity in tropical rain forests. Oecologia 141: 114-120.


Ferry Slik & Karl Eichhorn (2003) Fire survival of lowland tropical rain forest trees in relation to stem diameter and topographic position. Oecologia 137: 446-455.

Ferry Slik et al. (2003) Macaranga and Mallotus (Euphorbiaceae) as indicators for disturbance in the mixed lowland dipterocarp forest of East Kalimantan (Indonesia). Ecological Indicators 2: 311-324.

Ferry Slik et al. (2003) A Floristic analysis of the lowland dipterocarp forests of Borneo. Journal of Biogeography 10: 1517-1531.


Ferry Slik et al. (2002) Effects of fire and selective logging on the tree species composition of lowland dipterocarp forest in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Biodiversity and Conservation 11: 85-98.


Ferry Slik & Peter van Welzen (2001) A phylogeny of Mallotus (Euphorbiaceae) based on morphology: indications for a pioneer origin of Macaranga. Systematic Botany 26(4): 786-796.

Ferry Slik & Peter van Welzen (2001) A taxonomic revision of Mallotus sections Hancea and Stylanthus (Euphorbiaceae). Blumea 46: 3-66.


Sarah Bollendorff et al. (2000) A taxonomic revision of Mallotus section Polyadenii (Euphorbiaceae). Blumea 45(2): 319-340.

Ferry Slik et al. (2000) Key to the Macaranga Thou. and Mallotus Lour. Species (Euphorbiaceae) of East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore 52: 11-87.

Peter van Welzen et al. (2000) Checklist of the genera of Thai Euphorbiaceae – I. Thai Forest Bulletin (Bot) 28: 59-111.


Ferry Slik (1998) Three new Malesian species of Mallotus section Hancea (Euphorbiaceae). Blumea 43: 225-232.