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Biodiversity Research Group
Author: Richard Corlett
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Head of research Group: Prof. Dr. Ricahrd Corlett

E-mail: rlett@xtbg.org.cn

Selected Publications


 1.  Corlett, R.T. and R.B. Primack (2011) Tropical Rainforests: An Ecological and Biogeographical Comparison. Second Edition. Wiley, UK.

2.  Dudgeon, D. and R.T. Corlett (2011) The Ecology and Biodiversity of Hong Kong. Second Edition. Cosmos Books, Hong Kong. [In Chinese and English editions]

3. Ng, P.K.L., R.T. Corlett and H.T.W. Tan (2011) (eds.) Singapore Biodiversity: An Encyclopedia of the Natural Environment and Sustainable Development. Editions Didier Millet, Singapore.

4.  Corlett, R.T. (2009) The Ecology of Tropical East Asia. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

5. Jim, C.Y. and R.T. Corlett (2006) (eds.) Sustainable Management of Protected Areas for Future Generations. IUCN, Switzerland, and Friends of the Country Parks, Hong Kong.

 Journal articles and book chapters 

 6. Corlett, R.T. (2013) The shifted baseline: Prehistoric defaunation in the tropics and its consequences for biodiversity conservation. Biological Conservation available on-line 

7. Gonzálvez, F.G., Santamaria, L., Corlett, R.T., Rodríguez-Gironés, M.A. (2013) Flowers attract weaver ants that deter less effective pollinators. Journal of Ecology In press 

8.Laurance, W.F. et al. (2012) Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas. Nature 489: 290-294.

9. Corlett, R.T. (2012) Climate change in the tropics: the end of the world as we know it? Biological Conservation 151: 22-25.

10. Chong, K.Y., Lee, S.M.L., Gwee, A.T., Leong, P.K.F., Ahmad, S., Ang, W.F., Lok, A.F.S.L., Yeo, C.K., Corlett, R.T., & H.T.W. Tan (2012) Herbarium records do not predict rediscovery of presumed nationally extinct species. Biodiversity & Conservation 21: 2589-2599.

11. Tan, C.K.W, & R.T. Corlett (2012) Scavenging of dead invertebrates along an urbanization gradient in Singapore. Insect Conservation and Diversity 5: 138-145.

12.  Campos-Arceiz, A., Traeholt, C., Jaffar, R., Santamaria, L. & R.T. Corlett (2012) Asian tapirs are no elephants when it comes to seed dispersal. Biotropica 44: 220-227.

13. Corlett, R.T. (2011) Impacts of warming on tropical lowland rainforests. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 26: 606-613.

14.  McConkey, K.R., Prasad, S., Corlett, R.T., Campos-Arceiz, A., Brodie, J.F., Rogers, H. & Santamaria, L. (2012) Seed dispersal in changing landscapes. Biological Conservation 146: 1-13.

15.  Corlett, R.T. (2011) Vertebrate carnivores and predation in the Oriental (Indomalayan) Region. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 59: 325-360.

16. Corlett, R.T. (2011) Seed dispersal in Hong Kong: past, present and possible futures. Integrative Zoology 6: 97-109.

17. Corlett, R.T. (2011) How to be a frugivore (in a changing world). Acta Oecologica 37: 674-681

18. 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: a practitioner’s guide to forest genetics. Springer, Dordrecht, Berlin, pp. 83-92.

19. Chong, K.Y., Corlett, R.T., Yeo, D.C.J., & 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

20. Duncan, R.P., Clements, S.E., Corlett, R.T., et al. (2011) Plant traits and extinction in urban areas: a meta-analysis of eleven cities. Global Ecology & Biogeography 20: 509-519.

21. Lucas, P.W., Corlett, R.T., Dominy, N.J., et al. (2011) Dietary analysis II: food chemistry. In: Field and Laboratory Methods in Primatology: A Practical Guide, 2nd edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 255-270.

22. Corlett, R.T. (2010) Trouble with the grey literature. Biotropica 43:3-5.

23.Posa, M.R.C., Wijedasa, L.S., Corlett, R.T. (2011) Biodiversity and conservation of tropical peat swamp forests. BioScience 61:49-57

24. 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.

25. Pei, K. J.-T., Lai, Y.C., Corlett R.T. and K.-Y. Suen (2010) The larger mammal fauna of Hong Kong: species survival in a highly degraded landscape. Zoological Studies 49:253-264.

26. Corlett, R.T. (2010) Megafaunal extinctions and their consequences in the tropical Indo-Pacific. In: Terra Australis 32: Altered Ecologies: Fire, Climate and Human Influence on Terrestrial Landscapes. ANU E-Press, Canberra, pp. 117-131.

27.  Nichol, J.E., Wong, M.S., Corlett, R.T. and D.W. Nichol (2010) Assessing avian habitat fragmentation in urban areas of Hong Kong (Kowloon) at high spatial resolution using spectral unmixing. Landscape and Urban Planning 95:54-60.

28. Corlett, R.T. (2010) Invasive aliens on tropical East Asian islands. Biodiversity and Conservation 19: 411-423

29.  Hahs, A.K., McDonnell, M.J., McCarthy, M.A., Vesk, P.A., Corlett, R.T., et al. (2009) A global synthesis of plant extinction rates in urban areas. Ecology Letters 12:1165-1173.

30. Corlett, R.T. (2009) Seed dispersal distances and plant migration potential in Tropical East Asia. Biotropica 41: 592-598

31. Williams, N.S.G., Schwartz, M.W., Vesk, P.A., McCarthy, M.A., Hahs, A.K., Clemants, S.E., Corlett, R.T., et al. (2009) Future directions. A conceptual framework for predicting the effects of urban environments on floras. Journal of Ecology 97: 4-9

32.  Leung, G.P.C., Hau, B.C.H. and R.T. Corlett (2009) Exotic plant invasion in upland semi-natural plant communities of Hong Kong, China. Biodiversity & Conservation 18: 191-202

33.Corlett, R.T. and R.B. Primack (2008) Tropical rainforest conservation: a global perspective. In: Tropical Forest Community Ecology. Blackwell Science, UK, pp. 442-457.

34.Sodhi, N.S., Koh, L.P.,Peh, S.-H., Tan, H.T.W., Chazdon, R.L., Corlett, R.T., et al. (2008) Correlates of extinction proneness in tropical angiosperms. Diversity and Distributions 14: 1-10

35.Wright, S.J., Stoner, K., Beckman, N., Corlett, R.T., et al. (2007) The plight of large animals in tropical forests and the consequences for forest structure and dynamics. Biotropica 39: 289-291.

36.Corlett, R.T. (2007) The impact of hunting on the mammalian fauna of tropical Asian forests. Biotropica 39 (3): 292-303

37.Corlett, R.T. and R.B. Primack (2006) Tropical rain forests: why cross-continental comparisons are needed. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 21 (2): 104-110.

38. Corlett, R.T. (2007) Pollination or seed dispersal: which should we worry about most? In: Seed dispersal: theory and its application in a changing world. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK, pp. 525-544.

39. Corlett, R.T. (2006) Conservation of biodiversity in a highly degraded landscape: problems and prospects. In: Sustainable Management of Protected Areas for Future Generations. IUCN, Switzerland, and Friends of the Country Parks, Hong Kong, pp. 77-92.

40.Buckley, Y.M., Anderson, S., Catterall, C.P., Corlett, R.T., et al. (2006) Management of plant invasions mediated by frugivore interactions. Journal of Applied Ecology 43: 848-857.

41.Chung, K.P.S. and R.T. Corlett (2006) Rodent diversity in a highly degraded tropical landscape: Hong Kong, South China. Biodiversity and Conservation 15: 4521-4532

42. Weir, J.E.S. and R.T. Corlett (2007) How far do birds disperse seeds in the degraded tropical landscape of Hong Kong, China? Landscape Ecology 22: 131-140

43. Au, A.Y.Y., Corlett R.T. and B.C.H. Hau (2006) Seed rain into upland plant communities in Hong Kong, China. Plant Ecology 186: 13-22

44. Corlett, R.T. (2006) Figs (Ficus, Moraceae) in urban Hong Kong, South China. Biotropica 38 (1): 116-121

45. Tsang, A.C.W. and R.T. Corlett (2005) Reproductive biology of the Ilex species (Aquifoliaceae) in Hong Kong, China. Canadian Journal of Botany 83: 1645-1654

46. Yip, Y., Corlett, R.T. and D. Dudgeon (2006) Selecting small reserves in a human-dominated landscape: a case study of Hong Kong, China. Journal of Environmental Management 78: 86-96

47. Corlett, R.T. (2005) Vegetation. In: A. Gupta (ed.) The Physical Geography of Southeast Asia. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 105-119.

48. Lee, E., Hau, B.C.H. and R.T. Corlett. (2005) Natural regeneration in exotic tree plantations in Hong Kong, China. Forest Ecology and Management 212: 358-366

49. Corlett, R.T. (2005) Interactions between birds, fruit bats and exotic plants in urban Hong Kong, South China. Urban Ecosystems 8: 275-283

50. Hau, B.C.H., D. Dudgeon and R.T. Corlett (2005) Beyond Singapore: what does Hong Kong tell us about the prospects for Asian biodiversity? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 20: 281-282

51. Tang, A.M.C., Corlett, R.T, and K.D. Hyde (2005) The persistence of ripe fleshy fruits in the presence and absence of frugivores. Oecologia 142: 232-237

52. Corlett, R.T. (2004) Flowers visitors and pollination in the Oriental (Indomalayan) Region. Biological Reviews 79: 497-532.

53. Leven, M.R. and R.T. Corlett (2004) Invasive birds in Hong Kong, China. Ornithological Science 3: 43-55.

54. Yip, Y., Corlett, R.T. and D. Dudgeon (2004) A fine-scale gap analysis of the existing protected area system in Hong Kong, China. Biodiversity and Conservation 13: 943-957.

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