Proceedings of past field courses

    AFEC-X 2012 AFEC-X 2011
Indonesia 2010 AFEC-X 2010  AFEC-X 2009  CTFS-AA 2008
CTFS-AA 2007 CTFS-AA 2006 CTFS-AA 2005 CTFS-AA 2004


Papers resulting from past field course projects

Journal papers of independent projects

  1. Nan Sun, etc. (2020), Niche differentiation by nest-site selection of sympatric scaly-breasted munia (Lonchura punctulata) and white-rumped munia (L. striata) in an artificial garden, Sichuan Journal of Zoology, 39(3): 316-322.
  2. Liu, X; Wang, Z-H; Huang, C-Y; Li, M-R; Bibi, F; Zhou, S-R; Nakamura, A. (2020) “Ant Assemblage composition explains high predation pressure on artificial caterpillar during early night.” Ecological Entomology. 45, 547–554
  3. Mark Jun M. Alcantara, Shrushti Modi, Tial C. Ling, Jutamart Monkai, He Xu, Shuyin Huang & Akihiro Nakamura (2019) Differences in geographic distribution of ant species (Hymeno ptera: Formicidae) between forests and rubber plantations: a case study in Xishuangbanna, China, and a global meta-analysis. Myrmecological News. 29: 135-145.
  4. Leles, B., et al. (2017). “Does plant diversity increase top–down control of herbivorous insects in tropical forest?” Oikos 126(8): 1142-1149.
  5. Zhao M, Geekiyanage N, Xu J, Khin MM, Nurdiana DR, Paudel E, et al. (2015) Structure of the Epiphyte Community in a Tropical Montane Forest in SW China. PLoS ONE 10(4): e0122210. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0122210
  6. Kai Z, Woan TS, Jie L, Goodale E, Kitajima K, et al. (2014) Shifting Baselines on a Tropical Forest Frontier: Extirpations Drive Declines in Local Ecological Knowledge. PLoS ONE 9(1): e86598. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0086598
  7. Dossa GGO, Paudel E, Fujinuma J, Yu H, Chutipong W, Zhang Y, Paz S, Harrison RD  (2013) Factors Determining Forest Diversity and Biomass on a Tropical Volcano, Mt. Rinjani, Lombok, Indonesia. PLoS ONE 8(7): e67720. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0067720
  8. Fujinuma, J., Harrison, R.D., 2012. Wild pigs (Sus scrofa) mediate large-scale edge effects in a lowland tropical rainforest in Peninsular Malaysia. PloS One 7, e37321.
  9. Beaudrot, L., Du, Y., Rahman Kassim, A., Rejmánek, M., Harrison, R.D., 2011. Do epigeal termite mounds increase the diversity of plant habitats in a tropical rain forest in Peninsular Malaysia? PloS One 6, e19777.
  10. Sreekar, R., Le, N.T.P., Harrison, R.D., 2010. Vertebrate assemblage at a fruiting fig (Ficus caulocarpa) in Maliau basin, Malaysia. Tropical Conservation Science 3, 218–227.
  11. Zhang, L., Nurvianto, S., Harrison, R., 2010. Factors affecting the distribution and abundance of Asplenium nidus in a tropical lowland rain forest in Peninsular Malaysia. Biotropica 42 (4), 464–469.

Journal papers about AFEC-X

  1. Cannon, Charles H., Rhett Harrison, Lan Qie, J.W. Ferry Slik, Jin Chen. 2012 A Proposal for Expanding Capacity for Conservation Science Education in the Tropical Asia-Pacific Region. Biology International No. 50 (December 2011) 85-94. PDF
  2. Souter, N. J., et al. (2017). “Building conservation capacity in Southeast Asia: Outcomes of the ATBC 2015 Asia-Pacific Chapter meeting conservation education symposium.” Applied Environmental Education & Communication 16(3): 149-156. PDF

Conference oral and poster presentations of independent projects

  1. Thilina S Nimalrathna, Inda Dwi Solina, Aye Mya Mon, Nirunrut Pomoim, Akihiro Nakamura. 2019. Predation on Plasticine caterpillar and other models in tropical rain forest. ATBC-AP Annual Meeting 2019, 10-13 September 2019 in MAS Athena, Thulhiriya, Sri Lanka. (2019 ATBC-AP annual Nimalrathna oral presentation_Plasticine caterpillar) (Oral presentation)
  2. Dinelka Thilakarathne, Ying Niu, Ruhama Maya Sari, Sabita Gurung, Venus Saksongmuang. 2019. Do color and posture influence the protective value of snail poop masquerading by sawfly caterpillars? ATBC Annual Meeting 2019, 30 July-3 August 2019 in Antananarivo, Madagascar. (AFEC-X 2018 Want to be poo project) (Oral presentation)
  3. Mark Jun M Alcantara, Shrushti Modi, Tial C Ling, Jutamart Monkai, He Xu, Akihiro Nakamura. 2019. Ecological impacts of rubber plantations on ants: a case study from Xishuangbanna, SW China. The 2nd Young Conservation Scientists (YCS) Conference. 24 – 26 June 2019, Suranaree University of Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand (AFEC-X 2015_Ants in rubber plantation project) (Oral presentation)
  4. Farkhanda Bibi, Manru Li, Chenyu Huang, Zhenghong Wan, Xiang Liu. 2018. Ant assemblage composition explains high predation pressure on artificial caterpillars during early night. ATBC Annual Meeting 2018, 1- 5 July, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia (AFEC-X 2017 Dummy caterpillars project) (Oral presentation)
  5. Mark Jun M Alcantara, Shrushti Modi, Tial C Ling, Jutamart Monkai, He Xu, Akihiro Nakamura. 2018. Rubber plantations replace forest ant species with habitat generalists with larger geographic distributions: a case study in Xishuangbanna, China and a global meta-analysis. ATBC Annual Meeting 2018. 1-5 July 2018, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia (AFEC-X 2015_Ants in rubber plantation project) (Oral presentation)
  6. Ade Prasetyo Agung, Ying Yu Luo, Naveen Jayalal Dissanayake, Zhanqi Chen. 2017. Colour-cue based training and memory in a jumping spider – Siler semiglaucus (Aranaea: Salticidae). ATBC-Asia Pacific Chapter Annual Meeting 2017, 25- 28 March, Xishuangbanna, China (AFEC-X 2016 Spider project) (Oral presentation)
  7. Yang Fengchun, Chaya Sarathchandra, Liu Qi, Wang Xuebing, Kim Songho, Uromi Manage Goodale. 2014. Habitat and canopy light environment determines the diversity, abundance and distribution of ground ferns. 8th Botanical garden Conference of Thailand, 2- 4 April 2014 (AFEC-X 2013_Fern project) (Oral presentation)
  8. GDA Nalaka, M Zhao, DR Nurdiana, KM Myo, Eben Goodale, Kaoru Kitajima, Rhett D Harrison*, Xu Jianchu. 2013. Factors structuring the vascular epiphyte community in a tropical seasonal rain forest. 11th INTECOL Congress 2013, Ecology: Into the next 100 years, 18 – 23 Aug 2013, A7.36 (Poster presentation)