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Publications: Dr Tom Fayle

Tuma J, Frouz J, Veselá H, Křivohlavý F, Fayle TM ( 2022 ) . The impacts of tropical mound-building social insects on soil properties vary between taxa and with anthropogenic habitat change . Applied Soil Ecology vol. 179 ,
Fayle TM, Klimes P ( 2022 ) . Improving estimates of global ant biomass and abundance . Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences vol. 119 , ( 42 )
Advento AD, Yusah KM, Salim H, Naim M, Caliman JP, Fayle TM ( 2022 ) . The first record of the parasitic myrmecophilous caterpillar Liphyra brassolis (Lepidoptera, Lycaenidae) inside Asian weaver ant (Oecophylla smaragdina) nests in oil palm plantations . Biodiversity Data Journal vol. 10 ,
Liang J, Gamarra JGP, Picard N, Zhou M, Pijanowski B, Jacobs DF, Reich PB, Crowther TW et al. ( 2022 ) . Co-limitation towards lower latitudes shapes global forest diversity gradients . Nature Ecology and Evolution
Xing S, Hood ASC, Dial RJ, Fayle TM ( 2022 ) . Species turnover in ant assemblages is greater horizontally than vertically in the world's tallest tropical forest . Ecology and Evolution vol. 12 , ( 8 ) e9158 - e9158 .
Cazzolla Gatti R, Reich PB, Gamarra JGP, Crowther T, Hui C, Morera A, Bastin J-F, de-Miguel S et al. ( 2022 ) . The number of tree species on Earth . Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences vol. 119 , ( 6 ) e2115329119 - e2115329119 .
Xing S, Fayle TM ( 2021 ) . The rise of ecological network meta-analyses: problems and prospects . Global Ecology and Conservation vol. 30 , e01805 - e01805 .
Moses J, Fayle TM, Novotny V, Klimes P ( 2021 ) . Elevation and leaf litter interact in determining the structure of ant communities on a tropical mountain . Biotropica vol. 53 , ( 3 ) 906 - 919 .
Boyle MJW, Bishop TR, Luke SH, van Breugel M, Evans TA, Pfeifer M, Fayle TM, Hardwick SR et al. ( 2021 ) . Localised climate change defines ant communities in human-modified tropical landscapes . Functional Ecology vol. 35 , ( 5 ) 1094 - 1108 .
Klimes P, Bishop TR, Fayle TM, Xing S ( 2021 ) . Reported climate change impacts on cloud forest ants are driven by sampling bias: A critical evaluation of Warne et al. (2020) . Biotropica vol. 53 , ( 4 ) 982 - 986 .
Zahra S, Novotny V, Fayle TM ( 2021 ) . Do Reverse Janzen-Connell Effects Reduce Species Diversity? . Trends in Ecology and Evolution vol. 36 , ( 5 ) 387 - 390 .
Edwards FA, Edwards DP, Hamer KC, Fayle TM ( 2021 ) . Tropical land-use change alters trait-based community assembly rules for dung beetles and birds . Oecologia vol. 195 , ( 3 ) 705 - 717 .
Bladon AJ, Lewis M, Bladon EK, Buckton SJ, Corbett S, Ewing SR, Hayes MP, Hitchcock GE et al. ( 2020 ) . How butterflies keep their cool: Physical and ecological traits influence thermoregulatory ability and population trends . Journal of Animal Ecology vol. 89 , ( 11 ) 2440 - 2450 .
Hood ASC, Advento AD, Stone J, Fayle TM, Fairnie ALM, Waters HS, Foster WA, Snaddon JL et al. ( 2020 ) . Removing understory vegetation in oil palm agroforestry reduces ground-foraging ant abundance but not species richness . Basic and Applied Ecology vol. 48 , 26 - 36 .
Segar ST, Fayle TM, Srivastava DS, Lewinsohn TM, Lewis OT, Novotny V, Kitching RL, Maunsell SC ( 2020 ) . On the Perils of Ignoring Evolution in Networks . Trends Ecol Evol vol. 35 , ( 10 ) 865 - 866 .
Zohner CM, Mo L, Renner SS, Svenning J-C, Vitasse Y, Benito BM, Ordonez A, Baumgarten F et al. ( 2020 ) . Late-spring frost risk between 1959 and 2017 decreased in North America but increased in Europe and Asia . Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A vol. 117 , ( 22 ) 12192 - 12200 .
Tuma J, Eggleton P, Fayle TM ( 2020 ) . Ant-termite interactions: an important but under-explored ecological linkage . Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc vol. 95 , ( 3 ) 555 - 572 .
Houadria MYI, Feldhaar H, Fiala B, Lestina D, Chung A, Salleh A, Justin H, Kokorova P et al. ( 2020 ) . Reduced benefits of ant occupation for ant-trees in oil palm compared with heavily logged forest . Symbiosis vol. 81 , ( 1 ) 79 - 91 .
Segar ST, Fayle TM, Srivastava DS, Lewinsohn TM, Lewis OT, Novotny V, Kitching RL, Maunsell SC ( 2020 ) . The Role of Evolution in Shaping Ecological Networks . Trends Ecol Evol vol. 35 , ( 5 ) 454 - 466 .
Lamarre GPA, Fayle TM, Segar ST, Laird-Hopkins BC, Nakamura A, Souto-Vilarós D, Watanabe S, Basset Y ( 2020 ) . Monitoring tropical insects in the 21st century . Tropical Ecosystems in the 21st Century , vol. 62 ,
Dumbrell AJ, Turner EC, Fayle TM ( 2020 ) . Tropical Ecosystems in the 21st Century, Volume 62 Preface . TROPICAL ECOSYSTEMS IN THE 21ST CENTURY , vol. 62 ,
Tuma J, Fleiss S, Eggleton P, Frouz J, Klimes P, Lewis OT, Yusah KM, Fayle TM ( 2019 ) . Logging of rainforest and conversion to oil palm reduces bioturbator diversity but not levels of bioturbation . Applied Soil Ecology vol. 144 , 123 - 133 .
Mottl O, Yombai J, Fayle TM, Novotný V, Klimeš P ( 2019 ) . Experiments with artificial nests provide evidence for ant community stratification and nest site limitation in a tropical forest . Biotropica vol. 52 , ( 2 ) 277 - 287 .
Steidinger BS, Crowther TW, Liang J, Van Nuland ME, Werner GDA, Reich PB, Nabuurs GJ, de-Miguel S et al. ( 2019 ) . Climatic controls of decomposition drive the global biogeography of forest-tree symbioses . Nature vol. 569 , ( 7756 ) 404 - 408 .
Arnan X, Andersen AN, Gibb H, Parr CL, Sanders NJ, Dunn RR, Angulo E, Baccaro FB et al. ( 2018 ) . Dominance-diversity relationships in ant communities differ with invasion . Glob Chang Biol vol. 24 , ( 10 ) 4614 - 4625 .
Houadria MYI, Klimes P, Fayle TM, Gullan PJ ( 2018 ) . Host‐plant dissections reveal contrasting distributions of Crematogaster ants and their symbionts in two myrmecophytic Macaranga species . Ecological Entomology vol. 43 , ( 5 ) 601 - 611 .
Yusah KM, Foster WA, Reynolds G, Fayle TM ( 2018 ) . Ant mosaics in Bornean primary rain forest high canopy depend on spatial scale, time of day, and sampling method . PeerJ vol. 6 ,
Nakamura A, Kitching RL, Cao M, Creedy TJ, Fayle TM, Freiberg M, Hewitt CN, Itioka T et al. ( 2017 ) . Forests and Their Canopies: Achievements and Horizons in Canopy Science . Trends Ecol Evol vol. 32 , ( 6 ) 438 - 451 .
Plowman NS, Hood ASC, Moses J, Redmond C, Novotny V, Klimes P, Fayle TM ( 2017 ) . Network reorganization and breakdown of an ant-plant protection mutualism with elevation . Proc Biol Sci vol. 284 , ( 1850 )
Gibb H, Dunn RR, Sanders NJ, Grossman BF, Photakis M, Abril S, Agosti D, Andersen AN et al. ( 2017 ) . A global database of ant species abundances . Ecology vol. 98 , ( 3 ) 883 - 884 .
Hudson LN, Newbold T, Contu S, Hill SLL, Lysenko I, De Palma A, Phillips HRP, Alhusseini TI et al. ( 2016 ) . The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) project . Ecol Evol vol. 7 , ( 1 ) 145 - 188 .
Parr CL, Dunn RR, Sanders NJ, Weiser MD, Photakis M, Bishop TR, Fitzpatrick MC, Arnan X et al. ( 2016 ) . GlobalAnts: a new database on the geography of ant traits (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) . Insect Conservation and Diversity vol. 10 , ( 1 ) 5 - 20 .
Colwell RK, Gotelli NJ, Ashton LA, Beck J, Brehm G, Fayle TM, Fiedler K, Forister ML et al. ( 2016 ) . Midpoint attractors and species richness: Modelling the interaction between environmental drivers and geometric constraints . Ecol Lett vol. 19 , ( 9 ) 1009 - 1022 .
Ellwood MDF, Blüthgen N, Fayle TM, Foster WA, Menzel F ( 2016 ) . Competition can lead to unexpected patterns in tropical ant communities . Acta Oecologica vol. 75 , 24 - 34 .
Gray CL, B.I. Simmons, T.M. Fayle, D.J. Mann, E.M. Slade ( 2016 ) . Are riparian forest reserves sources of invertebrate biodiversity spillover and associated ecosystem functions in oil palm landscapes? . Biological conservation. vol. 194 , 176 - 183 .
Gibb H, Sanders NJ, Dunn RR, Watson S, Photakis M, Abril S, Andersen AN, Angulo E et al. ( 2015 ) . Climate mediates the effects of disturbance on ant assemblage structure . Proc Biol Sci vol. 282 , ( 1808 )
Fayle TM, Edwards DP, Foster WA, Yusah KM, Turner EC ( 2015 ) . An ant-plant by-product mutualism is robust to selective logging of rain forest and conversion to oil palm plantation . Oecologia vol. 178 , ( 2 ) 441 - 450 .
Fayle TM, Turner EC, Basset Y, Ewers RM, Reynolds G, Novotny V ( 2015 ) . Whole-ecosystem experimental manipulations of tropical forests . Trends Ecol Evol vol. 30 , ( 6 ) 334 - 346 .
Ewers RM, Boyle MJW, Gleave RA, Plowman NS, Benedick S, Bernard H, Bishop TR, Bakhtiar EY et al. ( 2015 ) . Logging cuts the functional importance of invertebrates in tropical rainforest . Nat Commun vol. 6 ,
Fayle TM, Eggleton P, Manica A, Yusah KM, Foster WA ( 2015 ) . Experimentally testing and assessing the predictive power of species assembly rules for tropical canopy ants . Ecol Lett vol. 18 , ( 3 ) 254 - 262 .
Gray CL, Lewis OT, Chung AYC, Fayle TM ( 2015 ) . Riparian reserves within oil palm plantations conserve logged forest leaf litter ant communities and maintain associated scavenging rates . J Appl Ecol vol. 52 , ( 1 ) 31 - 40 .
Fayle TM ( 2015 ) . Moral hazard in ecology . Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution vol. 3 ,
Fayle TM, Scholtz O, Dumbrell AJ, Russell S, Segar ST, Eggleton P ( 2015 ) . Detection of mitochondrial COII DNA sequences in ant guts as a method for assessing termite predation by ants . PLoS One vol. 10 , ( 4 )
Konopik O, Gray CL, Grafe TU, Steffan-Dewenter I, Fayle TM ( 2014 ) . From rainforest to oil palm plantations: Shifts in predator population and prey communities, but resistant interactions . Global Ecology and Conservation vol. 2 , 385 - 394 .
Hudson LN, Newbold T, Contu S, Hill SLL, Lysenko I, De Palma A, Phillips HRP, Senior RA et al. ( 2014 ) . The PREDICTS database: A global database of how local terrestrial biodiversity responds to human impacts . Ecology and Evolution vol. 4 , ( 24 ) 4701 - 4735 .
Yusah KM, Fayle TM ( 2014 ) . The first record of a fly of the family Milichiidae (Diptera) interacting with an ant of the genus Polyrhachis Smith, 1857 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) . Biodiversity Data Journal ( 2 ) e4168 - e4168 .
Luke SH, Fayle TM, Eggleton P, Turner EC, Davies RG ( 2014 ) . Functional structure of ant and termite assemblages in old growth forest, logged forest and oil palm plantation in Malaysian Borneo . Biodiversity and conservation vol. 23 , ( 11 ) 2817 - 2832 .
Miller JA, Schilthuizen M, Burmester JL, van der Graaf L, Merckx V, Jocqué M, Kessler PJA, Fayle TM et al. ( 2014 ) . Dispatch from the field: ecology of ground-web-building spiders with description of a new species (Araneae, Symphytognathidae) . Biodiversity Data Journal ( 2 ) e1076 - e1076 .
Fayle TM, Turner EC, Foster WA ( 2013 ) . Ant mosaics occur in SE Asian oil palm plantation but not rain forest and are influenced by the presence of nest‐sites and non‐native species . Ecography vol. 36 , ( 9 ) 1051 - 1057 .
Senior MJM, Hamer KC, Bottrell S, Edwards DP, Fayle TM, Lucey JM, Mayhew PJ, Newton R et al. ( 2013 ) . Trait-dependent declines of species following conversion of rain forest to oil palm plantations . Biodiversity and conservation vol. 22 , ( 1 ) 253 - 268 .
Klimes P, Idigel C, Rimandai M, Fayle TM, Janda M, Weiblen GD, Novotny V ( 2012 ) . Why are there more arboreal ant species in primary than in secondary tropical forests? . J Anim Ecol vol. 81 , ( 5 ) 1103 - 1112 .
Snaddon JL, Turner EC, Fayle TM, Khen CV, Eggleton P, Foster WA ( 2012 ) . Biodiversity hanging by a thread: the importance of fungal litter-trapping systems in tropical rainforests . Biol Lett vol. 8 , ( 3 ) 397 - 400 .
Fayle TM, Edwards DP, Turner EC, Dumbrell AJ, Eggleton P, Foster WA ( 2011 ) . Public goods, public services and by‐product mutualism in an ant–fern symbiosis . Oikos vol. 121 , ( 8 ) 1279 - 1286 .
Foster WA, Snaddon JL, Turner EC, Fayle TM, Cockerill TD, Ellwood MDF, Broad GR, Chung AYC et al. ( 2011 ) . Establishing the evidence base for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem function in the oil palm landscapes of South East Asia . Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci vol. 366 , ( 1582 ) 3277 - 3291 .
Woodcock P, Edwards DP, Fayle TM, Newton RJ, Khen CV, Bottrell SH, Hamer KC ( 2011 ) . The conservation value of South East Asia's highly degraded forests: evidence from leaf-litter ants . Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci vol. 366 , ( 1582 ) 3256 - 3264 .
Fayle TM, Manica A ( 2011 ) . Bias in null model analyses of species co-occurrence: A response to Gotelli and Ulrich (2011) . Ecological Modelling vol. 222 , ( 7 ) 1340 - 1341 .
Yusah KM, Fayle TM, Harris G, Foster WA ( 2011 ) . Optimizing Diversity Assessment Protocols for High Canopy Ants in Tropical Rain Forest . Biotropica vol. 44 , ( 1 ) 73 - 81 .
Fayle TM, Bakker L, Cheah C, Ching TM, Davey A, Dem F, Earl A, Huaimei Y et al. ( 2011 ) . A positive relationship between ant biodiversity (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and rate of scavenger-mediated nutrient redistribution along a disturbance gradient in a south-east Asian rain forest . MYRMECOLOGICAL NEWS vol. 14 , 5 - 12 .
Fayle TM, Dumbrell AJ, Turner EC, Foster WA ( 2010 ) . Distributional Patterns of Epiphytic Ferns are Explained by the Presence of Cryptic Species . Biotropica vol. 43 , ( 1 ) 6 - 7 .
Fayle TM, Manica A ( 2010 ) . Reducing over-reporting of deterministic co-occurrence patterns in biotic communities . Ecological Modelling vol. 221 , ( 19 ) 2237 - 2242 .
Fayle TM, Turner EC, Snaddon JL, Chey VK, Chung AYC, Eggleton P, Foster WA ( 2010 ) . Oil palm expansion into rain forest greatly reduces ant biodiversity in canopy, epiphytes and leaf-litter . Basic and Applied Ecology vol. 11 , ( 4 ) 337 - 345 .
Edwards DP, Ansell FA, Woodcock P, Fayle TM, Chey VK, Hamer KC ( 2009 ) . Can the failure to punish promote cheating in mutualism? . Oikos vol. 119 , ( 1 ) 45 - 52 .
Fayle TM, Chung AYC, Dumbrell AJ, Eggleton P, Foster WA ( 2009 ) . The Effect of Rain Forest Canopy Architecture on the Distribution of Epiphytic Ferns (Asplenium spp.) in Sabah, Malaysia . Biotropica. vol. 41 , ( 6 ) 676 - 681 .
Turner EC, Snaddon JL, Fayle TM, Foster WA ( 2008 ) . Oil palm research in context: identifying the need for biodiversity assessment . PLoS One vol. 3 , ( 2 )
Disney RHL, Fayle TM ( 2008 ) . A new species of scuttle fly (Diptera : phoridae) parasitizing an ant (Hymenoptera : Formicidae) in Borneo . SOCIOBIOLOGY vol. 51 , ( 2 ) 327 - 332 .
Aldridge DC, Fayle TM, Jackson N ( 2007 ) . Freshwater mussel abundance predicts biodiversity in UK lowland rivers . Aquatic Conservation Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems vol. 17 , ( 6 ) 554 - 564 .
Field J, Turner E, Fayle T, Foster WA ( 2007 ) . Costs of egg-laying and offspring provisioning: multifaceted parental investment in a digger wasp . Proc Biol Sci vol. 274 , ( 1608 ) 445 - 451 .