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Lim F, Carrasco LR, McHardy J, Edwards DP. Perverse market outcomes from biodiversity conservation interventions. Conservation Letters doi:10.1111/conl.12332

Lucey JM, Palmer G, Yeong KL, Edwards DP, Senior MJM, Scriven SA, Reynolds G, Hill JK (2017) Reframing the evidence base for policy-relevance to increase impact: a case study on forest fragmentation in the oil palm sector. Journal of Applied Ecology doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12845

Ross SRPJ, Hassall C, Hoppitt WJE, Edwards FA, Edwards DP, Hamer KC. Incorporating intraspecific trait variation into functional diversity: Impacts of forest degradation in birds in Borneo. Methods in Ecology and Evolution doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12769

Edwards DP, Lim F, James RH, Pearce CR, Scholes JD, Freckleton RP, Beerling DJ. Climate change mitigation: potential benefits and pitfalls of enhanced rock weathering in tropical agriculture. Biology Letters 13: 20160715

Edwards DP, Massam MR, Haugaasen T, Gilroy JJ. Secondary forest regeneration conserves high levels of avian phylogenetic diversity. Biological Conservation 209: 432-439 pdf

Gilroy JJ, Edwards DP. Source-sink dynamics: a neglected problem for landscape-scale biodiversity conservation. Current Landscape Ecology Reports 2: 51-60

Magnago LFS, Magrach A, Barlow J, Goncalves CE, Schaefer R, Laurance WF, Martins SV, Edwards DP (2017) Fragment size and edge effects predict carbon stocks in trees and lianas in tropical forests. Functional Ecology 31: 542-552

Matos FAR, Magnago LFS, Gastauer M, Carreiras JMB, Simonelli M, Meira-Neto JAA, Edwards DP (2017) Effects of landscape configuration, composition and edges on phylogenetic diversity of trees in a highly fragmented tropical forest. Journal of Ecology 105: 265-276

Scheffers BR, Edwards DP, Macdonald SL, Senior RA, Andriamahohatra L.R., Roslan N., Rogers A.M., Haugaasen T, Wright P, Williams SE (2017) Extreme thermal heterogeneity in structurally complex tropical rain forests. Biotropica 49: 35-44

Wijedasa L, many co-authors, Edwards DP, et al. (2017) Denial of long-term issues with agriculture on tropical peatlands will have devastating consequences. Global Change Biology 23: 977-982


Basham EW, González del Pliego P, Woodcock P, Medina CA, Gilroy JJ, Edwards DP (2016) Amphibian recovery in tropical Andean secondary forests. Animal Conservation 19: 548-560

Costantini D, Edwards DP, Mirre MJP (2016) Life after logging in tropical forests of Borneo: a meta-analysis. Biological Conservation 196: 182-188

Edwards DP (2016) The rainforest’s ‘do not disturb’ signs. Nature 535: 44-45

Edwards DP, Borah J, Eaton JA (2016) Description of the song of Yellow-throated Laughingthrush Garrulax galbanus. BirdingAsia 25: 87-88 pdf

Edwards DP, Borah J, Yimchunger TY (2016) Nagaland, north-east India: three Himalayan species new to the Naga Hills. BirdingAsia 26: 88-90 pdf

González del Pliego P, Scheffers BR, Basham EW, Woodcock P, Wheeler CE, Gilroy JJ, Medina CA, Haugaasen T, Freckleton RP, Edwards DP (2016) Thermally buffered microhabitats recovery in tropical secondary forests following land abandonment. Biological Conservation 201: 385-395

Magrach A, Senior R, Rogers A, Nurdin D, Benedick S, Laurance WF, Santamaria L, Edwards DP (2016) Selective logging in tropical forests decreases the robustness of liana-tree interaction networks to the loss of host tree species. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 283: 20153008.

Pacheco P, Cerutti PO, Edwards DP, Lescuyer G, Mejia E, Navarro G, Obidzinski K, Pokorny B, Sist P (2016) Multiple and intertwined impacts of illegal forest activities (chapter 6, pp 99-116) in Illegal logging and related timber trade – dimensions, drivers, impacts and responses. A global scientific rapid response assessment report. IUFRO World Series Volume 35 (eds Kleinschmit D, Mansourian S, Wildburger C, Purret A). International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), Vienna.

Prescott GW, Gilroy JJ, Haugaasen T, Medina CA, Foster WA, Edwards DP (2016) Reducing the negative impacts of Neotropical oil palm development on functional diversity. Biological Conservation 197: 139-145

Prescott GW, Gilroy JJ, Medina CA, Haugaasen T, Foster WA, Edwards DP (2016) Managing Neotropical oil palm expansion to retain phylogenetic diversity. Journal of Applied Ecology 53: 150-158

Socolar SJ, Gilroy JJ, Kunin WE, Edwards DP (2016) How should beta-diversity inform biodiversity conservation? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31: 67-80

Socolar SJ, Gilroy JJ, Kunin WE, Edwards DP (2016) Reply to Bush: Sparse data necessitate explicit treatment of beta-diversity. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31: 338-339

Tripathi BM, Edwards DP, Kim M, Dong K, Kim H, Adams JM (2016) The impact of tropical forest logging and oil palm agriculture on the soil microbiome. Molecular Ecology 25: 2244-2257


2015Munchique Wood-wren

Edwards DP, Gilroy JJ, Thomas GH, Medina CA, Haugaasen T (2015) Land-sparing agriculture best protects avian phylogenetic diversity. Current Biology 25: 2384-2391

Edwards DP, Laurance WF (2015) Preventing tropical mining disasters. Science 450: 1482

Ewars RM, Boyle MJW, Gleave R, Plowman NS, Benedick S, Bernard H, Bishop TR, Bakhtiar EY, Chey VK, Chung AYC, Davies RG, Edwards DP, et al. (2015) Logging cuts the functional importance of invertebrates in tropical rainforest. Nature Communications 6: 6836 pdf

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 178: 441-450

Gilroy JJ, Medina CA, Haugaasen T, Edwards DP (2015) Effect of scale on trait predictors of species responses to agriculture. Conservation Biology 29: 463-472

Gilroy JJ, Prescott GW, Cardenas JS, Castaneda P, Medina CA, Haugaasen T, Edwards DP (2015) Minimizing the biodiversity impact of Neotropical oil palm development. Global Change Biology 21: 1531-1540

Hamer KC, Newton RJ, Edwards FA, Andrews DJR, Docherty TDS, Mitchell SL, Ota T, Benedick S, Bottrell SH, Edwards DP (2015) Impacts of selective logging on insectivorous birds in Borneo: the importance of trophic position, body size and foraging height. Biological Conservation 188: 82-88

Lewis SL, Edwards DP, Galbraith D (2015) Increasing human dominance of tropical forests. Science 349: 827-832 pdf

Magnago L, Magrach A, Laurance WF, Martins SV, Meira-Neto JA, Simonelli M, Edwards DP (2015) Would protecting tropical forest fragments provide carbon and biodiversity co-benefits under REDD+? Global Change Biology 9: 3455-3468

Prescott GW, Edwards DP, Foster WA (2015) Maintaining biodiversity in intensive farmland: the retention of epiphytes in oil palm plantations does not affect yield. Ecology and Evolution 5: 1944-1954 pdf

Warren-Thomas E, Dolman PM, Edwards DP (2015) Increasing demand for natural rubber necessitates a robust sustainability initiative to mitigate impacts on tropical biodiversity. Conservation Letters 8: 230-141 pdf

Woodcock P, Halme P, Edwards DP (2015) Ecological effects of logging and approaches to mitigating impacts (chapter 30, pp 422-435) in Routledge Handbook of Forest Ecology (eds Peh K, Corlett R, Bergeron Y). Routledge, Oxford, UK



P1000945Bicknell JE, Struebig MJ, Edwards DP, Davies ZG (2014) Improved timber harvest techniques maintain biodiversity in tropical forests. Current Biology 24: 1119-1120

Carrasco LR, Larrosa C, Milner-Gulland EJ, Edwards DP (2014) A double-edged sword for tropical forests. Science 346: 38-40

Carrasco LR, Larrosa C, Milner-Gulland EJ, Edwards DP (2014) Response to Giam et al.: Tropical crops: Cautious optimism? Science 346: 928

Edwards DP, Gilroy JJ, Woodcock P, Edwards FA, Larsen TH, Andrews DJR, Docherty TDS, Hsu WW, Mitchell SL, Ota T, Williams L, Laurance WF, Hamer KC, Wilcove DS (2014) Land-sharing versus land-sparing logging: Reconciling timber extraction with biodiversity conservation. Global Change Biology 20: 183-191

Edwards DP, Magrach A, Woodcock P, Yinqiu J, Lim NTL, Edwards FA, Larsen TH, Hsu WW, Benedick S, Chey VK, Chung AYC, Reynolds G, Fisher B, Laurance WF, Wilcove DS, Hamer KC, Yu DW (2014) Selective-logging and oil palm: multi-taxon impacts, biodiversity indicators, and trade-offs for conservation planning. Ecological Applications 24: 2029-2049

Edwards DP, Sloan S, Weng L, Sayer J, Dirks P, Laurance WF (2014) Mining and the African environment. Conservation Letters 7: 302-311

Edwards DP, Tobias J, Sheil D, Meijaard E, Laurance WF (2014) Maintaining ecosystem function and services in logged tropical forests. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 29: 511-520

Edwards FA, Edwards DP, Larsen TH, Hsu WW, Benedick S, Chung A, Hamer KC (2014) Does logging and forest conversion to oil palm agriculture alter functional diversity in a biodiversity hotspot? Animal Conservation 17: 163-173

Edwards FA, Edwards DP, Sloan S, Hamer KC (2014) Sustainable management in crop monocultures: the impact of retaining forest on oil palm yield. PLOS ONE 9: e91695

Fisher B, Edwards DP, Wilcove DS (2014) Logging and conservation: Economic impacts of the stocking rates and prices of commercial timber species. Forest Policy and Environment 38: 65-71

CIMG5517Gilroy JJ, Edwards FA, Medina CA, Haugaasen T, Edwards DP (2014) Surrounding habitats mediate the trade-off between land-sharing and land-sparing agriculture in the tropics. Journal of Applied Ecology 51: 1337-1346

Gilroy JJ, Woodcock P, Edwards FA, Wheeler CE, Baptiste BLG, Medina CA, Haugaasen T, Edwards DP (2014) Cheap carbon and biodiversity co-benefits from forest regeneration in a hotspot of endemism. Nature Climate Change 4: 503-507

Gilroy JJ, Woodcock P, Edwards FA, Wheeler CE, Medina CA, Haugaasen T, Edwards DP (2014) Optimising carbon and biodiversity co-benefits in tropical agricultural landscapes. Global Change Biology 20: 2162-2172

Kerfahi D, Tripathi BM, Lee J, Edwards DP, Adams JM (2014) Impacts of selective-logging and forest clearance to oil palm on fungal communities in Borneo. PLOS ONE 9: e111525. pdf

Laurance WF, Clements GR, Sloan SP, O’Connell C, Mueller NP, Goosem M, Venter O, Edwards DP, Phalan B, Balmford A, Van de Ree R, Arrea IB (2014) A global strategy for road building. Nature 513: 229-232

Laurance WF, Edwards DP (2014) Saving logged tropical forests. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12: 147

Magnago L, Edwards DP, Edwards FA, Magrach A, Martins SV, Laurance WF (2014) Functional attributes change but functional richness is unchanged after fragmentation of Brazilian Atlantic forests. Journal of Ecology 102: 475-485

Scheffers BR, Edwards DP, Diesmos A, Williams SE, Evans TA (2014) Microhabitats reduce animal’s exposure to climate extremes. Global Change Biology 20: 495-503

Scheffers BR, Williams SE, Evans TA, Edwards DP (2014) Microhabitats in the tropics buffer temperature in a globally coherent manner. Biology Letters 10: 20140819



unlogged2Edwards DP, Laurance WF (2013) Biodiversity despite selective logging. Science 339: 646-647

Edwards DP, Woodcock P, Newton RJ, Andrews DJR, Docherty TDS, Edwards FA, Mitchell SL, Ota T, Benedick S, Bottrell SH, Hamer KC (2013) Trophic flexibility and the persistence of understorey birds in intensively logged rainforest. Conservation Biology 27: 1079-1086

Edwards FA, Edwards DP, Hamer KC, Davies RG (2013) Impacts of logging and conversion of rainforest to oil palm on the functional diversity of birds in Southeast Asia. Ibis 155: 313-326

Lee-Cruz L, Edwards DP, Tripathi B, Adams JM (2013) Impact of logging and forest conversion to oil palm plantations on soil bacterial communities in Borneo. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 79: 7290-7297

Ji Y*, Ashton L*, Pedley SM*, Edwards DP*, Tang Y, Nakamura A, Kitching R, Dolman PM, Woodcock P, Edwards FA, Larsen TH, Hsu WW, Benedick S, Hamer KC, Wilcove DS, Bruce C, Wang X, Levi T, Lott M, Emerson BC, Yu DW (2013). Reliable, verifiable and efficient monitoring of biodiversity via metabarcoding. Ecology Letters 16: 1245-1257 [*Equal contribution]

Senior MJM, Hamer KC, Bottrell SH, Edwards DP, Mayhew PJ, Newton RJ, Peh KSH, Sheldon FH, Stewart C, Styring A, Thom MD, Woodcock P, Hill JK (2013) Trait-dependent declines of species following conversion of rain forest to oil palm plantations. Biodiversity and Conservation 22: 253-268

Woodcock P, Edwards DP, Newton RJ, Khen CV, Bottrell SH, Hamer KC (2013) Impacts of intensive logging on trophic organisation of ants in a biodiversity hotspot PLOS ONE 8: e60756.

Wilcove DS, Giam X*, Edwards DP*, Fisher B, Koh LP (2013) Navjot’s nightmare revisited: Logging, agriculture and biodiversity in Southeast Asia. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 28: 531-540 [*Equal contribution]



CIMG4295Edwards DP, Woodcock P, Edwards FA, Larsen TH, Hsu WW, Benedick S, Wilcove DS (2012) Reduced Impact Logging and biodiversity conservation: A case study from Borneo. Ecological Applications 22: 561-571

Edwards DP, Fisher B, Wilcove DS (2012) High Conservation Value or high confusion value? Sustainable agriculture and biodiversity conservation in the tropics. Conservation Letters 5: 20-27

Edwards DP, Koh LP, Laurance WF (2012) Indonesia’s REDD+ pact: Saving imperilled forests or business as usual? Biological Conservation 151: 41-44

Edwards DP, Laurance SGW (2012) Green labelling, sustainability and the expansion of tropical agriculture: critical issues for certification schemes. Biological Conservation 151: 60-64

Edwards DP, Backhouse AR, Wheeler CE, Chey VK, Hamer KC (2012) Impacts of logging and rehabilitation on invertebrate communities in tropical rainforests of northern Borneo. Journal of Insect Conservation 16: 591-599

Fayle TM, Edwards DP, Dumbrell AJ, Eggleton P, Turner EC, Foster WA (2012) Public goods, public services, and by-product mutualism in an ant-fern symbiosis. Oikos 121: 1279-1286

Laurance WF, Useche DC, Rendeiro J, Kalka M, Bradshaw CJA, Sloan SP, Laurance SG, Campbell M, Abernethy K, Alzarez P, Arroyo-Rodriguez V, Ashton P, Benitez-Malvido J, Blom A, Bobo KS, Cannon CH, Cao M, Carroll R, Chapman C, Coates R, Cords M, Danielsen F, de Djin B, Dinerstein E, Donnelly M, Edwards DP, et al. (2012) Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas. Nature 489: 290-294 (Faculty of 1000)

Mahood SP, Edwards DP, Edwards FA (2012) Bar-winged Wren-babbler Spelaeornis troglodytoides: a first record for Vietnam, with speculation for 17 further avifaunal additions. Forktail 28: 136-138

Mahood SP, Edwards DP, Edwards FA, Craik R (2012) An accessible site for Vietnam’s Chestnut-eared Laughingthrush Garrulax konkakinhensis. Birding Asia 17: 104-105

Sloan S, Edwards DP, Laurance WF (2012) Does Indonesia’s REDD+ moratorium on new concessions spare imminently threatened forest? Conservation Letters 5: 222-231

Woodcock P, Edwards DP, Newton RJ, Edwards FA, Khen CV, Bottrell SH, Hamer KC (2012) Assessing trophic position from nitrogen isotope ratios: effective calibration against spatially varying baselines. Naturwissenschaften 99: 275-283



salvaged_logged_forest2Ansell FA, Edwards DP, Hamer KC (2011) Rehabilitation of logged rainforests: avifaunal composition, habitat structure, and implications for biodiversity-friendly REDD+. Biotropica 43: 504-511

Edwards DP, Larsen TH, Docherty TDS, Ansell FA, Hsu WW, Derhé MA, Hamer KC, Wilcove DS (2011) Degraded lands worth protecting: the biological importance of Southeast Asia’s repeatedly logged forests. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278: 82-90 (Faculty of 1000pdf

Edwards DP, Fisher B, Wilcove DS (2011) Green labelling being misused. Nature 475: 174

Edwards DP, Laurance WF (2011) Loophole in forest plan for Indonesia. Nature 477: 33

Edwards DP, Fisher B, Giam X, Wilcove DS (2011) Underestimating the costs of conservation in Southeast Asia. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 9: 544-545

Edwards DP (2011) The Symbiotic Habit [book review]. Animal Behaviour 81: 357-358

Fisher B, Edwards DP, Giam X, Wilcove DS (2011) The high costs of conserving Southeast Asia’s lowland rainforests. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 9: 329-334

Fisher B, Edwards DP, Larsen TH, Ansell FA, Hsu WW, Roberts C, Wilcove DS (2011) Cost-effective conservation: calculating biodiversity and logging tradeoffs in Southeast Asia. Conservation Letters 4: 443-450

Laurance WF, Edwards DP (2011) The search for unknown biodiversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 108: 12971-12972

Woodcock P, Edwards DP, Fayle TM, Chey VK, Hamer KC (2011) The conservation value of Southeast Asia’s highly degraded forests: evidence from leaf-litter ants. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 366: 3256-3264


P1030655Berry NJ, Phillips OL, Lewis SJ, Hill JK, Edwards DP, Tawatao NB, Ahmed N, Magintan D, Khen CV, Maryati M, Ong RC, Hamer KC (2010) The high value of logged tropical forests: lessons from northern Borneo. Biodiversity and Conservation 19: 985-997

Edwards DP, Hodgson J, Hamer KC, Mitchell SL, Ahmad AH, Cornell S, Wilcove DS (2010) Wildlife-friendly oil palm plantations fail to protect biodiversity effectively. Conservation Letters 3: 236-242

Edwards DP, Fisher BF, Boyd E (2010) Protecting degraded rainforests: enhancement of forest carbon stocks under REDD+. Conservation Letters 3: 313-316

Edwards DP, Ansell FA, Woodcock P, Fayle TM, Chey VK, Hamer KC (2010) Can the failure to punish promote cheating in mutualism? Oikos 119: 45-52

Hassall M*, Edwards DP*, Carmenta R, Moss A, Derhé MA (2010) Predicting the effects of climate change on aggregation behaviour in four species of terrestrial isopods. Behaviour 147: 151-164 [*Equal contribution]

Misztal PK, Owen S, Guenther AB, Rasmussen R, Geron C, Harley P, Phillips G, Ryan A, Edwards DP, Hewitt N, Nemitz E, Siong J, Heal MR, Cape JN (2010) Large estragole fluxes from oil palms in Borneo. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 10: 4343-4358



flowerpecker sp. Danum V BRL 200m 061809 VII-cropEdwards DP, Ansell FA, Ahmad AH, Nilus R, Hamer KC (2009) The value of rehabilitating logged rainforest for birds. Conservation Biology 23: 1628-1633

Edwards DP, Frederickson MF, Shepard GH, Yu DW (2009) “A plant needs ants like a dog needs fleas”: Myrmelachista schumanni ants create housing by galling trees. American Naturalist 174: 734-740

Edwards DP (2009) The roles of tolerance in the evolution, maintenance, and breakdown of mutualism. Naturwissenschaften 96: 1137-1145

Edwards DP, Webster RE, Rowlett RA (2009) ‘Spectacled flowerpecker’: a species new to science discovered in Borneo? Birding Asia 12: 38-41

Szilágyi A, Scheuring I, Edwards DP, Orivel J, Yu DW (2009) The evolution of intermediate castration virulence and ant coexistence in a spatially structured environment. Ecology Letters 12: 1-11 (Faculty of 1000)



alate larvaEdwards DP, Yu DW (2008) Tolerating castration by hiding flowers in plain sight. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 63: 95-102

Edwards DP, Arauco R, Hassall M, Sutherland WJ, Chamberlain K, Wadhams LJ, Yu DW (2007) Protection in an ant-plant mutualism: an adaptation or a sensory trap? Animal Behaviour 74: 377-385

Edwards DP, Yu DW (2007) The roles of sensory traps in the origin, maintenance, and breakdown of mutualism. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 61: 1321-1327

Edwards DP, Hassall M, Sutherland WJ, Yu DW (2006) Selection for protection in an ant-plant mutualism: host sanctions, modularity, and the principal-agent game. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 273: 595-602

Edwards DP, Hassall M, Sutherland WJ, Yu DW (2006) Assembling a mutualism: ant symbionts locate their host plants by detecting volatile chemicals. Insectes Sociaux 53: 172-176

Yu DW, Wilson HB, Frederickson ME, Palomino W, De la Colina R, Edwards DP, Balareso AA (2004) Experimental demonstration of species coexistence enabled by dispersal limitation. Journal of Animal Ecology 73: 1102-1114 (Faculty of 1000)