Ellwood Lab

Evolutionary Biology, Ecology, Biogeography, Entomology, Conservation

Luo, W., Lin, D., Lin, Z., Yang, X. & Ellwood M.D.F. (2016) Edge effects and canopy cover jointly inhibit the dispersal of exotic plants in a tropical forest. Biological Conservation. In review.

Wang, Youshi, Ellwood, M.D.F., Miller, A., Wen, S., Dattaraja, H., Suresh, H., Raman, S. & Chu, C.J. (2016) Average species abundance quantifies the temporal effects of disturbance on community composition in tropical forests. Ecography. In review.

Wang. X., Ellwood, M.D.F., Ai, D., Zhang, R. & Wang, G. (2016) Species abundance distributions describe the niche-neutrality continuum. Journal of Plant Ecology. Resubmitted following revision.

Donald, J., Weir, I., Bonnett, S., Maxfield, P., Murray, D. & Ellwood, M.D.F. (2016) Microbes drive decomposition in a rainforest restoration project. Restoration Ecology. Resubmitted following revision.

Donald, J., Maxfield, P., Murray, D. & Ellwood, M.D.F. (2016) Tropical epiphytes at the Eden Project contribute to rainforest canopy science. Sibbaldia. 14: 55-69.

Bonnett, S.A.F, Maxfield, P.M., Hill, A. & Ellwood, M.D.F. (2016) Biogeochemistry in the Scales. In: Mathematical Advances Towards Sustainable Environmental Systems. Furze, J.N., Gupta, A.K., Reynolds, D., McClatchey, R. and Swing, K. (eds). Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-43900-6. pp 347. [pdf]

Ellwood, M.D.F., Bluthgen, N., Fayle, T.M., Foster, W.A. & Menzel, F. (2016) Competition can lead to unexpected patterns in tropical ant communities. Acta Oecologica. 75: 24-30. [pdf]

Dawkins, T.D.C. & Ellwood, M.D.F. (2015) What constitutes a healthy soil? The Biologist  62: 26-30. [pdf]

Ai, D., Chu, C.J., Ellwood, M.D.F., Hou, R. & Wang, G. (2013) Migration and niche partitioning simultaneously increase species richness and rarity. Ecological Modelling 258: 33-39. [pdf]

Barnes, R.S.K. & Ellwood, M.D.F. (2012) Spatial variation in the macrobenthic assemblages of intertidal seagrass along the long axis of an estuary. Estuarine, Coastal & Shelf Science. 112: 173-182. [pdf]

Wang, Y., Ellwood, M.D.F., Maestre, F.T., Yang, Z., Wang G. & Chu, C.J. (2012) Positive interactions can produce species-rich communities and increase species turnover through time. Journal of Plant Ecology 5: 417-421. [pdf]

Barnes, R.S.K. & Ellwood, M.D.F. (2012) The critical scale of small-scale spatial variation in ecological patterns and processes in intertidal macrobenthic seagrass assemblages. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 98: 119-125. [pdf]

Ellwood, M.D.F., Northfield, R.G.W., Mejia-Chang, M. & Griffiths, H. (2011) On the vapour trail of an atmospheric imprint in insects. Biology Letters  7: 601-604. [pdf]

Barnes, R.S.K. & Ellwood, M.D.F. (2011) The significance of shore height in intertidal macrobenthic seagrass ecology and conservation. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 21: 614-624. [pdf]

Barnes, R.S.K. & Ellwood, M.D.F. (2011) Macrobenthic assemblage structure in a cool-temperate intertidal dwarf eelgrass bed in comparison with those from lower latitudes. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 104: 527-540. [pdf]

Foster, W.A., Snaddon, J.L., Turner, E.C., Fayle, T.M., Cockerill, T.D., Ellwood, M.D.F., Broad, G.R., Chung, A.Y.C., Eggleton, P., Chey, V.K. & Yusah, K.M. (2011) Establishing the evidence base for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem function in the oil palm landscapes of South East Asia. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Series B 366: 3277-3291. [pdf]

Ellwood, M.D.F., Manica, A. & Foster, W.A. (2009) Stochastic and deterministic processes jointly structure tropical arthropod communities. Ecology Letters 12: 277-284. [pdf]

Fayle, T.M., Ellwood, M.D.F., Turner, E.C., Snaddon, J.L., Yusah, K.M. & Foster, W.A. (2008) Bird’s nest ferns: islands of biodiversity in the rainforest canopy. Antenna 32: 34-37. [pdf]

Dial, R.J., Ellwood, M.D.F., Turner, E.C. & Foster, W.A. (2006) Arthropod abundance, canopy structure, and microclimate in a Bornean lowland tropical rain forest. Biotropica 38: 643-652. [pdf]

Compton, S.G., Ellwood, M.D.F., Low, R. & Watson, J. (2005) Dispersal of fig wasps (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) across primary and logged rainforest in Sabah (Malaysia). Acta Soc. Zool. Bohem. 69: 37-48. [pdf]

Ellwood, M.D.F. & Foster, W.A. (2004) Doubling the estimate of invertebrate biomass in a rainforest canopy. Nature 429: 549-551. [pdf]

Ellwood, M.D.F., Jones, D.T. & Foster, W.A. (2002) Canopy ferns in lowland dipterocarp forest support a prolific abundance of ants, termites and other invertebrates. Biotropica 34: 575-583. [pdf]

Ellwood, M.D.F. & Foster, W.A. (2002) Techniques for the study and removal of canopy epiphytes. In: The Global Canopy Handbook: Techniques of Access and Study in the Forest Roof, pp. 115-119. A.W. Mitchell, K.R.J. Secoy and T. Jackson (eds). The Global Canopy Programme, Oxford. 

Ellwood, M.D.F. & Foster, W.A. (2002) Techniques for inserting and positioning lines in forest canopies. In: The Global Canopy Handbook: Techniques of Access and Study in the Forest Roof, pp. 24-28. A.W. Mitchell, K.R.J. Secoy and T. Jackson (eds). The Global Canopy Programme, Oxford.

Ellwood, M.D.F. & Foster, W.A. (2001) Line insertion techniques for the study of high forest canopies. Selbyana 22: 97-102. [pdf]

Disney, R.H.L. & Ellwood, M.D.F. (2001) An intriguing new genus of scuttle fly (Diptera: Phoridae) from Borneo. Fragmenta Faunistica 44: 319-328. 

Compton, S.G., Ellwood, M.D.F., Davis, A.J. & Welch, K. (2000) The flight heights of chalcid wasps (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) in a lowland Bornean rain forest: fig wasps are the high fliers. Biotropica 32: 515-522. [pdf]

2015 What makes a healthy soil? In: ProCam northern meeting. p 3.

2013 On the vapour trail of an atmospheric imprint in insects, in: Climate change and insects, Royal Society of Entomology & Rothamsted Research. p 11.

2011 Establishing the evidence base for the rational design of oil palm landscapes in South East Asia, in: Tropical biodiversity: surviving the food, energy and climate crisis, Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Bali, Indonesia. p 23.

2010 On the threshold of eusociality: the population structure and biology of passalid beetles, in: Trajectories toward sociality, XVI Congress, International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Denmark. p 56.

2009 Detecting neutrality in arthropod communities of the rainforest canopy, in: Forest canopies: conservation, climate change and sustainable use, 5th International Canopy Conference, Bangalore, India. p 91.

2008 Detecting neutrality in tropical rainforest arthropods, in: Past and recent history of tropical ecosystems: cross-continental comparisons and lessons for the future, Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Suriname, South America. p 123.

2008 Dissection of community structure reveals neutrality among tropical arthropods, in: Celebrating entomology: contributions to modern science, 23rd International Congress of Entomology, Durban, S. Africa. p 1439.

2005 The distribution and abundance of canopy arthropods and their relationship to canopy structure and microclimate in a Bornean forest, in: Canopy ecology: tropical vs temperate forests, 4th International Canopy Conference, Leipzig, Germany. p 90.