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Tropidolaemus subannulatus

Journal Publications

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Moore JH, Gibson L*, Amir Z, Chanthorn W, Ahmad AH, Jansen PA, Mendes CP, Onuma M, Peres CA, Luskin MS*. 2023. The rise of hyperabundant native generalists threatens both humans and nature. Biological Reviews 98:1829-1844. URL

Hazard QCK, Froidevaux JSP, Yoh N, Moore J, Senawi J, Gibson L*, Palmeirim AF. 2023. Foraging guild modulates insectivorous bat responses to habitat loss and insular fragmentation in peninsular Malaysia. Biological Conservation 281: 110017. URL

Jin Y, Hu S, Ziegler AD, Gibson L, Campbell JE, Xu R, Chen D, Zhu K, Zheng Y, Ye B, Ye F, Zeng Z*. 2023. Energy production and water savings from floating solar photovoltaics on global reservoirs. Nature Sustainability. URL

Dai Y, Yang S, Zhao D, Hu C, Xu W, Anderson DM, Li Y, Song X-P, Boyce DG, Gibson L, Zheng C, Feng L*. 2023. Coastal phytoplankton blooms expand and intensify in the 21st century. Nature 615:280-284. URL

Braczkowski AR, O’Bryan CJ, Lessmann C, Rondinini C, Crysell A, Gilbert S, Stringer M, Gibson L*, Biggs D. 2023. The unequal burden of human-wildlife conflict. Communications Biology 6:182. URL | PDF

Pi X, Luo Q, Feng L*, Xu Y, Tang J, Liang X, Ma E, Cheng R, Fensholt R, Brandt M, Cai X, Gibson L, Liu J, Zheng C, Li W, Bryan BA. 2022. Mapping global lake dynamics reveals the emerging role of small lakes. Nature Communications 13:5777. URL

Moore JH, Palmeirim AF, Peres CA, Ngoprasert D, Gibson L*. 2022. Invasive rat drives complete collapse of native small mammal communities in insular forest fragments. Current Biology 32:2997-3004. URL

Hu Y, Gibson L, Hu H*, Ding Z, Zhou Z, Li W, Jiang Z, Scheffers BR. 2022. Precipitation drives species accumulation whereas temperature drives species decline in vertebrates of the Himalayas. Journal of Biogeography 49:2218-2230. URL

Ma Y, Choi C-Y, Thomas A, Gibson L*. 2022. Review of contaminant levels and effects in shorebirds: Knowledge gaps and conservation priorities. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 242:113868. URL | PDF

Wang X, Feng L*, Qi W, Cai X, Zheng Y, Gibson L, Tang J, Song X-P, Liu J, Zheng C, Bryan BA. 2022. Continuous loss of global lake ice across two centuries revealed by satellite observations and numerical modeling. Geophysical Research Letters 49:e2022GL099022. URL

Pereira KS, Gibson L*, Biggs D, Samarasinghe D, Braczkowski AR. 2022. Individual identification of large felids in field studies: common methods, challenges, and implications for conservation science. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 10:866403. URL | PDF

Jetz W*, ...Gibson L, et al. 2022. Biological Earth observation with animal sensors. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 37:293-298. URL | PDF

Liu J*, Zhang T, Gibson L. 2022. Transboundary conservation's rise. Science 375:154. URL

Choi C-Y, Xiao H, Jia M, Jackson MV, Lai Y-C, Murray NJ, Gibson L*, Fuller RA. 2022. An emerging coastal wetland dilemma between mangrove expansion and shorebird conservation. Conservation Biology 36:e13905. URL | PDF

Chen Y, Atzeni L, Gibson L, Sun Y, Yang Z, Shi K*, Dudgeon D. 2022. Urban expansion and infrastructure development reduce habitat suitability for Asian elephants in southwestern China. Journal of Wildlife Management  86:e22204. URL

Dehaudt B*, Amir Z, Decoeur H, Gibson L, Pereira Mendes C, Moore J, Nursamsi I, Sovie A, Luskin M. 2022. Common palm civets (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) are positively associated with humans and forest degradation with implications for seed dispersal and zoonotic diseases. Journal of Animal Ecology 91:794-804. URL

Hou X, Feng L*, Dai Y, Hu C, Gibson L, Tang J, Lee Z, Wang Y, Cai X, Liu J, Zheng Y, Zheng C. 2022. Global mapping reveals increase in lacustrine algal blooms over the past decade. Nature Geoscience 15:130-134. URL | PDF

López-Bosch D, Rocha R, López-Baucells A, Wang Y, Si X, Ding P, Gibson L*, Palmeirim AF*. 2022. Passive acoustic monitoring reveals the role of habitat affinity in sensitivity of sub-tropical East Asian bats to fragmentation. Remote Sensing of Ecology and Conservation 8:208-221. URL | PDF


Ktitorov P, Heim W, Kulikova O, Gibson L*. 2022. Cross the sea where it is narrowest: migrations of Pacific Swifts (Apus pacificus) between Sakhalin (Russia) and Australia. Journal of Ornithology 163:19-26. URL

Palmeirim AF, Gibson L*. 2021. Impacts of hydropower on the habitat of jaguars and tigers. Communications Biology 4:1358. URL | PDF

Choi C-Y, Shi X, Shi J, Gan X, Wen C, Zhang J, Jackson MV, Fuller RA, Gibson L*. 2021. China's Ecological Conservation Redline policy is a new opportunity to meet post-2020 protected area targets. Conservation Letters 15:e12853. URL | PDF

Wang X, Feng L*, Gibson L, Qi W, Liu J, Zheng Y, Tang J, Zeng Z, Zheng C. 2021. High-resolution mapping of ice cover changes in over 33,000 lakes across the North Temperate Zone. Geophysical Research Letters 48:e2021GL095614. URL

Hu Y, Scheffers B*, Pan X, Hu H, Zhou Z, Liang D, Wenda C, Wen Z, Gibson L*. 2021. Positive abundance-elevational range size relationship weakened from temperate to subtropical ecosystems. Journal of Animal Ecology 90:2623-2636. URL | PDF

Andersson AA, Gibson L, Baker DM, Cybulski JD, Wang S, Leung B, Chu LM, Dingle C*. 2021. Stable isotope analysis as a tool to detect illegal trade in critically endangered cockatoos. Animal Conservation 24:1021-1031. URL

López-Bosch D*, Huang JCC, Wang Y, Palmeirim AF, Gibson L*, López-Baucells A. 2021. Bat echolocation in continental China: a systematic review and first acoustic identification key for the country. Mammal Research 66:405-416. URL | PDF

Yong DL*, Heim W, Chowdhury SU, Choi C-Y, Ktitorov P, Kulikova O, Kondratyev A, Round PD, Allen D, Trainor CR, Gibson L, Szabo JK. 2021. The state of migratory landbirds in the East Asian Flyway: Distributions, threats, and conservation needs. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 9:613172. URL | PDF


Chen Y, Sun Y, Atzeni L, Gibson L, Hua M, Li K, Shi K*, Dudgeon D. 2021. Anthropogenic pressures increase extinction risk of an isolated Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) population in southwestern China, as revealed by a combination of molecular- and landscape-scale approaches. Integrative Zoology 17:1078-1094. URL

Cho Y, Jeong S*, Lee D, Kim S-W, Park RJ, Gibson L, Zheng C, Park C-R. 2021. Foraging trip duration of honeybee increases during a poor air quality episode and the increase persists thereafter. Ecology and Evolution 11:1492-1500. URL | PDF


Liu J, Yong DL, Choi C-Y, Gibson L*. 2020. Transboundary frontiers - an emerging priority for biodiversity conservation. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 35:679-690. URL | PDF

Zhang L, Pacifici M, Li BV, Gibson L*. 2020. Drought vulnerability among China's ungulates and mitigation offered by protected areas. Conservation Science and Practice e177. URL | PDF

Khwaja H*, Buchan C*, Wearn OR, ...Gibson L, ...Challender DWS. 2019. Pangolins in global camera trap data: Implications for ecological monitoring. Global Ecology and Conservation e00769. URL | PDF

Dai Y, Feng L*, Hou X, Choi C-Y, Liu J, Cai X, Shi L, Zhang Y & Gibson L. 2019. Policy-driven changes in enclosure fisheries of large lakes in the Yangtze Plain: Evidence from satellite imagery. Science of the Total Environment 688:1286-1297. URL | PDF


Liu J, Coomes D*, Gibson L, Hu G, Liu J, Luo Y, Wu C & Yu M*. 2019. Forest fragmentation in China and its effect on biodiversity. Biological Reviews 94:1636-1657. URL | PDF

Coleman JL*, Ascher JS, Bickford D, Buchori D, Cabanban A, Chisholm RA, Chong KY, Christie P, Clements GR, De La Cruz TEE, Dressler W, Edwards DP, Francis CM, Friess DA, Giam X, Gibson L, Huang D, Hughes AC, Jaafar Z, Jain A, Koh LP, Kudavidanage EP, Lee BPYH, Lee J, Lee TM, Leggett M, Leimona B, Linkie M, Luskin M, Lynam A, Meijaard E, Nijman V, Olsson A, Page S, Parolin P, Peh KSH, Posa MR, Prescott GW, Rahman SA, Ramchunder SJ, Rao M, Reed J, Richards DR, Slade EM, Steinmetz R, Tan PY, Taylor D, Todd PA, Vo ST, Webb EL, Ziegler AD, Carrasco LR*. 2019. Top 100 research questions for biodiversity conservation in Southeast Asia. Biological Conservation 234:211-220. URL | PDF

Guo F, Bonebrake TC & Gibson L*. 2019. Land-use change alters host and vector communities and may elevate disease risk. EcoHealth 16:647-658. URL | PDF

Yue S*, Bonebrake TC & Gibson L. 2019. Human-snake conflict patterns in a dense urban-forest mosaic landscape. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 14:143-154. URL | PDF

Yue S, Bonebrake TC & Gibson L*. 2019. Informing snake roadkill mitigation strategies In Taiwan using citizen science. Journal of Wildlife Management 83:80-88. URL | PDF

Gibson L*, Hofford A, Dudgeon D, Song Y, Chen Y, Baker DM & Andersson A. 2018. Hong Kong's delayed ivory ban endangers African elephants. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 16:378-380. URL | PDF

Hu Y, Ding Z, Jiang Z, Quan Q, Guo K, Tian L, Hu H* & Gibson L*. 2018. Birds in the Himalayas: What drives beta diversity patterns along an elevational gradient? Ecology and Evolution 8:11704-11716. URL | PDF


Andersson A & Gibson L*. 2018. Missing teeth: discordances in the trade of hippo ivory between Africa and Hong Kong. African Journal of Ecology 56:235-243. URL | PDF

Luskin MS*, Lee JSH, Edwards DP, Gibson L & Potts MD. 2018. Study context shapes recommendations of land-sparing and sharing; a quantitative review. Global Food Security 16:29-35. URL

Gibson L*, Wilman E & Laurance WF. 2017. How green is 'green' energy? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 32:922-935. URL PDF +cover

Wijedasa L*, ...Gibson L, et al. (137 authors) 2017. Denial of long-term issues with agriculture on tropical peatlands will have devastating consequences. Global Change Biology 23:977-982. URL | PDF


Gibson L*, Yong DL. 2017. Saving two birds with one stone: Solving the quandary of introduced, threatened species. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 15:35-41. URL | PDFNature 

Rostro-García S, Kamler JF*, Ash E, Clements GR, Gibson L, Lynam AJ, McEwing R, Naing H & Paglia S. 2016. Endangered leopards: range collapse of the Indochinese leopard (Panthera pardus delacouri) in Southeast Asia. Biological Conservation 201:293-300. URL | PDF

Gibson L*, Lynam AJ, Bradshaw CJA, He F*, Bickford DP*, Woodruff DS, Bumrungsri S & Laurance WF. 2013. Near-complete extinction of native small mammal fauna 25 years after forest fragmentation. Science 341:1508-1510. URL | PDF

Gibson L*. 2013. Steering conservation on a path towards hope. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 28:329-330. URL | PDF


Gibson L* & Koenig A. 2012. Neighboring groups and habitat edges modulate range use in Phayre's leaf monkeys (Trachypithecus phayrei). Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 66:633-643. URL | PDF


Gibson L*, Lee TM*, Koh LP, Brook BW, Gardner TA, Barlow J, Peres CA, Bradshaw CJA, Laurance WF, Lovejoy TE & Sodhi NS. 2011. Primary forests are irreplaceable for sustaining tropical biodiversity. Nature 478:378-381. URL | PDF


Sodhi NS, Butler R, Laurance WF & Gibson L*. 2011. Conservation successes at micro-, meso- and macroscales. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 26:585-594. URL | PDF


Bradshaw CJA*, Laurance WF, Gibson L, Ehrlich PR & Brook BW. 2011. Homage to an avant-garde conservation leader, Navjot Sodhi. Conservation Biology 25:1056-1058. URL | PDF


Gibson L*. 2011. Possible shift in macaque trophic level following a century of biodiversity loss in Singapore. Primates 52:217-220. URL | PDF


Gibson L* & Sodhi NS. 2011. Habitats at risk: a step forward, a step back. Science 331:1137. URL | PDF


Singh HS & Gibson L*. 2011. A conservation success story in the otherwise dire megafauna extinction crisis: the Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica) of Gir forest. Biological Conservation 144:1753-1757. URL | PDF


Larney E*, Whitty T, Gibson L, et al. 2007. Return of wild Phayre's leaf monkey infants to their social group in Phu Khieo Wildlife Sanctuary, Thailand. Natural History Bulletin of the Siam Society 55:193-196.


Gibson L*. 2006. The role of lethal control in managing the effects of apparent competition on endangered prey species. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34:1220-1224. URLPDF

Book Chapters

Koh LP, Kettle CJ, Sheil D, Lee TM, Giam X, Gibson L & Clements GR. 2013. Biodiversity state and trends in Southeast Asia. In: Encyclopedia of Biodiversity (Second Edition):509-527. URL | PDF


Sodhi NS, Gibson L & Raven PH (editors). 2013. Conservation Biology: Voices from the Tropics. Wiley. URL

Media Coverage

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The Conversation. February 23, 2023. Losing a calf to wolves in Sweden hurts. But if lions take one in Uganda, a farming family’s income is gone.

Mongabay. July 14 2022. Small mammals stranded by hydropower dams die out surprisingly fast: study.

The Conversation. December 16 2021. Hydroelectric dams take toll on endangered big cats, study shows.

The Guardian. December 15 2021. How border walls are triggering ecological disaster.


BBC. December 9 2021. Hydroelectric dams linked to tiger and jaguar losses.

Mongabay. December 9 2021. Tigers, jaguars under threat from tropical hydropower projects: study.

SCMP (South China Morning Post). October 13 2018. Educating Hong Kong youth key to stopping ivory trade, elephant charity says.

Mongabay. September 5 2018. Delay in Hong Kong's ivory ban endangers elephants and is 'legally unnecessary'.

SCMP. September 5 2018Delay on full ban of ivory trade in Hong Kong could encourage elephant poaching, study shows.

Science. June 8 2018. China takes new steps to lure science talent from abroad.

Mongabay. December 4 2017. The curious case of the phantom hippo teeth.

ScienceDaily. October 25 2017. Among 'green' energy, hydropower is most dangerous.

The Guardian. October 8 2017. Fatal extraction: how demand for hippos' teeth is threatening them with extinction.

Fox News. October 5 2017. Hippos in danger because of desire for their teeth.

SCMP. August 24 2017. Holes in data for hippo teeth imports point to illegal trade in Hong Kong, HKU study finds.

The Straits Times. February 3 2017. Pitch to use S'pore's Javan mynahs for 'rescue' act.

The Guardian. January 9 2017Let's send home these 'expat' species. Starting with donkeys and rabbits.


Science. January 4 2017. Can escaped pets rescue endangered species?

SCMP. January 4 2017. Hong Kong a sanctuary for cockatoos driven to brink of extinction in native lands.

Mongabay. January 4 2017. Exotic populations hold hope for internationally traded endangered species.

BBC. January 3 2017. New beginning for illegally traded endangered species.

CNBC. February 4 2016. Meet Hong Kong's primate troublemakers.

Reuters. April 13 2014. Multi-year study sees species wiped-out by forest fragmentation.

New York Times. September 26 2013. In fragmented forests, rapid mammal extinctions.

BBC. September 26 2013. Forest fragmentation triggers 'ecological Armageddon'.

The Conversation. September 26 2013. Fragmented forests warn of ecological collapse.

BBC. September 15 2011'No substitute' for virgin forest.

BBC. April 5 2011. Big cats prefer the taste of wild flesh.

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