Publications


Variation in stem mortality rates determines patterns of above-ground biomass in Amazonian forests: implications for dynamic global vegetation models.
Glob Chang Biol 2016 Dec 19;22(12):3996-4013. Epub 2016 May 19.
School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS6 2QT, UK.

Evolutionary heritage influences Amazon tree ecology.
Proc Biol Sci 2016 Dec;283(1844)
School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK.

Estimating the global conservation status of more than 15,000 Amazonian tree species.
Sci Adv 2015 Nov 20;1(10):e1500936. Epub 2015 Nov 20.
Jardín Botánico de Missouri, Oxapampa, Pasco, Peru.

Brown spider monkeys (Ateles hybridus): a model for differentiating the role of social networks and physical contact on parasite transmission dynamics.
Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 2015 May;370(1669)
Department of Environmental Sciences and Program in Population Biology, Ecology and Evolution, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA Department of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA

Hyperdominance in Amazonian forest carbon cycling.
Nat Commun 2015 Apr 28;6:6857. Epub 2015 Apr 28.
School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK.


Phylogenetic relationships of Mesoamerican spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi): Molecular evidence suggests the need for a revised taxonomy.
Mol Phylogenet Evol 2015 Jan 8;82 Pt B:484-94. Epub 2014 Nov 8.
New York University, Department of Anthropology, 25 Waverly Place, NY, NY 10003, United States; University of Texas at Austin, Primate Molecular Ecology and Evolution Laboratory, Department of Anthropology, 2201 Speedway Stop C3200, Austin, TX 78712, United States. Electronic address:

Revisiting the phylogenetic relationships, biogeography, and taxonomy of spider monkeys (genus Ateles) in light of new molecular data.
Mol Phylogenet Evol 2015 Jan 4;82 Pt B:467-83. Epub 2014 Nov 4.
Center for the Study of Human Origins, New York University, Department of Anthropology, 25 Waverly Place, New York, NY 10003, United States; University of Texas at Austin, Primate Molecular Ecology and Evolution Laboratory, Department of Anthropology, 2201 Speedway Stop C3200, Austin, TX 78712, United States. Electronic address:

Are all species necessary to reveal ecologically important patterns?
Ecol Evol 2014 Dec 2;4(24):4626-36. Epub 2014 Dec 2.
Ecology and Biodiversity Group, Utrecht University Utrecht, the Netherlands ; Section Botany, Naturalis Biodiversity Center Leiden, the Netherlands.

Markedly divergent estimates of Amazon forest carbon density from ground plots and satellites.
Glob Ecol Biogeogr 2014 Aug 22;23(8):935-946. Epub 2014 Apr 22.
School of Geography, University of Leeds Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK.


Evolutionary renovation of L/M opsin polymorphism confers a fruit discrimination advantage to ateline New World monkeys.
Mol Ecol 2014 Apr 24;23(7):1799-812. Epub 2014 Mar 24.
Department of Integrated Biosciences, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, Chiba, 277-8562, Japan.

Hyperdominance in the Amazonian tree flora.
Science 2013 Oct;342(6156):1243092
Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, Netherlands.


Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas.
Nature 2012 Sep;489(7415):290-4
Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science and School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland 4878, Australia.




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