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Associate Professor Lian Pin Koh

Telephone +61 8 8313 0934
Position Chair of Applied Ecology and Conservation
Email lianpin.koh@adelaide.edu.au
Fax +61 8 8313 6717
Mobile +61 4 1152 4853
Building John Davies Building
Floor/Room M 05
Campus Waite
Org Unit Ecology and Environmental Science

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Biography/ Background

(Download updated Curriculum Vitae)

In February 2014, I took up the position of Associate Professor and Chair of Applied Ecology & Conservation at the University of Adelaide. I helped establish and serve as Director of the university's Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility (Facebook page), and Deputy Director of the Conservation Science and Technology Program. In addition to my university duties, I am also Founding Director of ConservationDrones.org (a US-based non-profit) and Regional Technical Advisor for Conservation International. I serve as Editor-in-Chief of Cogent Environmental Science, Editor of Biological Conservation and Editor of Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group).

I manage an international research group of approximately 8-10 students, postdocs and research assistants at any one time. Research within my group addresses emerging environmental and socioeconomic challenges, including land-use conflicts, carbon emissions, and threats to natural ecosystems and wildlife. We employ a variety of approaches including fieldwork, experimentation and computer modeling. Our overarching goal is to produce useful new knowledge to inform land-use decision and policy making.

Our group has partnered with more than 110 colleagues from over 20 countries (e.g. Australia, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Panama, Singapore, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States). We have been collaborating with researchers from Harvard University, Princeton University, Yale University, Columbia University, Cambridge University, ETH Zurich, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. We also work with nongovernmental organisations, policymakers, industry, social scientists, environmental economists, computer scientists and software developers.

Media highlights: TEDGlobal talk | WWF Fuller Symposium | National Geographic feature

2014-present

Associate Professor (Tenured), and Chair of Applied Ecology & Conservation

Environment Institute, and School of Biological Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Australia

Director of Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility | Deputy Director of Conservation Science and Technology Program

2008-present

Honorary Research Associate

Lee Kong Chian National History Museum, National University of Singapore

2013-2014

Visiting Research Scholar (on sabbatical from ETH Zurich)

Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, USA

2011-2014

Swiss National Science Foundation Assistant Professor

Department of Environmental Sciences, ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Switzerland

2011-2014

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore

2010-2011

Senior Research Fellow (Oberassistent)

Department of Environmental Sciences, ETH Zurich

2008-2010

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (ETH Fellow), *Special Profile Feature

Department of Environmental Sciences, ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Switzerland

Qualifications

2004-2008

PhD in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, USA

2001-2003

Master of Science in Biology

Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore

1999

Exchange Student

Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, USA

1997-2001

Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology (1st Class Honors)

Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore

Awards & Achievements

2014

International Recognition of Professional Excellence Prize in Terrestrial Ecology, conferred by the International Ecology Institute

2014

Australian Research Council Future Fellowship Level II

2013

Nominet Trust 100 of the World’s Most Inspiring Social Innovations using Digital Technology

for the project “ConservationDrones.org”

2013

Thomson Reuters “Highly Cited” Researcher in Ecology/Environment

“… authors who have contributed to the greatest number of highly cited papers in the Essential Science Indicators categories of research.”

2013

 2013 Young Global Leader Honor bestowed by the World Economic Forum

"…in recognition of your record of professional accomplishments, your commitment to society and your potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world through your inspiring leadership.”

2011

Swiss National Science Foundation Professorship for the project:

"Comprehensive Tradeoff Analyses of the Environmental and Socioeconomic Implications of Alternative Land-Use and Development Scenarios in the Developing Tropics"

2010

Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research Award 2010 for the project:

"A Spatially-Explicit Scenario Analysis for Reconciling Agricultural Expansion, Forest Protection, and Carbon Conservation in Indonesia"

2010

Top 50 Most Cited Articles Published in Biological Conservation 2007-2010 for the paper:

LP Koh & J Ghazoul. 2008. Biol Conserv 141:2450-2460

2008

ETH Fellowship for the project:

"Ecosystem and Societal Impacts of Biofuels" *Special Profile Feature

Teaching Interests

(All prospective interns, students and postdocs should send me an email with their CV, statement of interest and any other relevant information for consideration. Also, please refer to the university's website for current postgraduate research scholarships.)

Current

Staff and Postdocs: Adam Kilpatrick, Dr. Ramesh Raja Segaran, Dr. Kenneth Clarke, Molly Hennekam, PY Wong

 

Postgraduates: Jarrod Hodgson, Alan Stenhouse, Kylie Piper, Sreekar Rachakonda, Joshua Pandong, Lisa King, John Garcia-Ulloa

 

Undergraduates (Honours): Jessie Panazzolo, Sabine Buchheim, Wendy Warren

Alumni

Dr. Sinan Abood (Postdoctoral Researcher, 2011-2013)

Currently Spatial Analyst at USDA Forest Service and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Michigan Technological University

 

Dr. Zuzana Burivalova (PhD student, 2011-2015)

Currently Postdoctoral Researcher at Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University

 

Dr. Janice SH Lee (PhD student, 2009-2013; Postdoctoral Researcher, 2013-2014)

Currently Assistant Professor of Coupled Human-Natural Systems at the Asian School of the Environment, Nanyang Technological University

 

Undergraduates (Honours): Molly Hennekam (1st Class), Matthew Bowie (1st Class), Mei Lyn Herbertt (2nd Upper Class), Roberto Binaday (2nd Upper Class)

Research Funding

Total funding awarded to-date: > USD 3.5 million

2017

Australian Research Council Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities, Environmental Drone Lab (Value: ~400,000 USD; pending)

2017

Australian Research Council Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities, South Australian Big Data Supercomputer (Value: ~660,000 USD; pending)

2016-2019

Australian Research Council Linkage Project, Ecology and management of the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat (Value: ~200,000 USD)

2016-2019

Australian Research Council Linkage Project, Airborne spatial tracking to save endangered species (Value: ~130,000 USD)

2015-2016

Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA), Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for dog fence monitoring (Value: ~70,000 USD)

2015-2016

South Australia Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR), Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to monitor native fauna and fire impacts (Value: ~70,000 USD)

2014-2018

Australian Research Council Future Fellowship Level II (Value: ~820,000 USD)

2013-2014

WWF International, AREAS Programme Project Development Grant (Value: ~160,000 USD)

2011-2015

Swiss National Science Foundation Professorship (Value: ~1.5 million USD)

2011-2014

Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center and the Mercator Foundation Grant, Switzerland

Co-investigator: J Ghazoul; Student: J Garcia-Ulloa (Value: ~195,000 USD)

2011

National Geographic Society/Waitt Grant

Co-investigator: S Wich (Value: 15,000 USD)

2010-2011

North-South Centre Grant, ETH Zurich

(Value: 57,271 Swiss francs, or ~64,000 USD)

2009-2012

Swiss National Science Foundation Grant

Co-investigators: J Ghazoul & L Rist; Student: JSH Lee (Value: 167,704 Swiss francs, or ~187,000 USD)

2008-2010

ETH Fellowship, ETH Zurich

"Ecosystem and Societal Impacts of Biofuels" (Value: 208,300 Swiss francs, or ~233,000 USD)

Publications

(Download updated Curriculum Vitae)

Selected Publications

  1. Z Burivalova, TM Lee, X Giam, CH Sekercioglu, DS Wilcove, LP Koh. 2015. Avian responses to selective logging shaped by species traits and logging practices. P Roy Soc B-Biol Sci 282:20150164 DOI | PDF
  2. C Brun, AR Cook, JSH Lee, SA Wich, LP Koh, LR Carrasco. 2015. Analysis of deforestation and protected area effectiveness in Indonesia: A comparison of Bayesian spatial models. Global Environ Change 31:285-295 DOI | PDF
  3. MK Pandit, K Manish, LP Koh. 2014. Dancing on the roof of the world: ecological transformation of the Himalayan landscape. BioScience 64:980-992 DOI | PDF
  4. Z Burivalova, CH Sekercioglu, LP Koh. 2014. Thresholds of logging intensity to maintain tropical forest biodiversity. Curr Biol 24:1893-1898 DOI | PDF
  5. SA Wich, J Garcia-Ulloa, HS Kuhl, T Humle, JSH Lee, LP Koh. 2014. Will oil-palm’s homecoming spell doom for Africa’s great apes? Curr Biol 24:1659-1663 DOI | PDF
  6. DS Wilcove, X Giam, D Edwards, B Fisher, LP Koh. 2013. Navjot’s nightmare revisited: logging, agriculture, and biodiversity in Southeast Asia. Trends Ecol Evol 28:531-540 DOI | PDF
  7. J Phelps, LR Carrasco, EL Webb, LP Koh, U Pascual. 2013. Agricultural intensification escalates future conservation costs. P Natl Acad Sci USA 110:7601-7606 DOI │ PDF
  8. AD Ziegler, J Phelps, JQ Yuen, EL Webb, D Lawrence, JM Fox, TB Bruun, SJ Leisz, C Ryan, W Dressler, O Mertz, U Pascual, C Padoch, LP Koh. 2012. Carbon outcomes of major land-cover transitions in SE Asia: great uncertainties and REDD+ policy implications. Global Change Biol 18:3087-3099  DOI │ PDF
  9. L Gibson, TM Lee, LP Koh, BW Brook, TA Gardner, J Barlow, CA Peres, CJA Bradshaw, WF Laurance, TE Lovejoy & NS Sodhi. 2011. Primary forests are irreplaceable for sustaining tropical biodiversity. Nature 478:378-381 DOI │ PDF
  10. LP Koh, J Miettinen, SC Liew, J Ghazoul. 2011. Remotely sensed evidence of tropical peatland conversion to oil palm. P Natl Acad Sci USA 108:5127-5132 DOI │ PDF │SI │ Media
  11. LP Koh & J Ghazoul. 2010. Spatially explicit scenario analysis for reconciling agricultural expansion, forest protection, and carbon conservation in Indonesia. P Natl Acad Sci USA 107:11140-11144 DOI │ PDF │ SI │ App │ Award
  12. J Ghazoul, RA Butler, J Mateo-Vega & LP Koh. 2010. REDD: a reckoning of environment and development implications. Trends Ecol Evol 25:396-402 DOI │ PDF
  13. KS Bawa, LP Koh, TM Lee, J Liu, PS Ramakrishnan, DW Yu, Y Zhang & PH Raven. 2010. China, India, and the Environment. Science 327:1457-1459 DOI │ PDF
  14. LP Koh & DS Wilcove. 2009. Oil palm: disinformation enables deforestation. Trends Ecol Evol 24:67-68 DOI │ PDF
  15. RR Dunn, NC Harris, RK Colwell, LP Koh & NS Sodhi. 2009. The sixth mass coextinction – are most endangered species parasites and mutualists? P Roy Soc B-Biol Sci 276:3037-3045 DOI │ PDF
  16. LP Koh & DS Wilcove. 2007. Cashing in palm oil for conservation. Nature 448:993-994 DOI │ PDF │ SI
  17. NS Sodhi, LP Koh, BW Brook & PKL Ng. 2004. Southeast Asian biodiversity: an impending disaster. Trends Ecol Evol 19:654-660 DOI │ PDF
  18. LP Koh, RR Dunn, NS Sodhi, RK Colwell, HC Proctor & VS Smith. 2004. Species co-extinctions and the biodiversity crisis. Science 305:1632-1634 DOI │ PDF │ Media

Full Publication List

Papers >100 │ Citations >7500 │ H-Index 41 (Google Scholar) │ Download CV

2016 

  1. H Ivancic, LP Koh. 2016. Evolution of Sustainable Palm Oil Policy in Southeast Asia. Cogent Environmental Science in press
  2. NK Abram, DC MacMillan, P Xofis, M Ancrenaz, J Tzanopoulos, R Ong, B Goossens, LP Koh, C Del Valle, L Peter, AC Morel, I Lackman, R Chung, H Kler, L Ambu, W Baya, AT Knight. 2016. Identifying where REDD+ financially outcompetes oil palm in floodplain landscapes using a fine-scale approach. PLoS One in press
  3. JSH Lee, LP Koh, DS Wilcove. 2016. Junking tropical forests for junk food? Front Ecol Environ in press
  4. J. Hodgson, LP Koh. 2016. Developing best practices for minimising unmanned aerial vehicle disturbance to wildlife in biological field research. Curr Biol 26:R404-R405 DOI | PDF
  5. A Chaudhary, Z Burivalova, LP Koh, S Hellweg. 2016. Impact of forest management on species richness: global meta-analysis and economic trade-offs. Sci Rep in press DOI | PDF
  6. Z Burivalova, F Hua, LP Koh, C Garcia, F Putz. 2016. A crtical comparison of conventional, certified, and community amangement of tropical forests for timber in terms of environmental, eoconomic, and social variables. Conserv Lett in press DOI | PDF
  7. X Giam, L Mani, LP Koh, HTW Tan. 2015. Saving tropical forests by knowing what we consume. Conserv Lett in press DOI | PDF
  8. JSH Lee, Z Jaafar, LKJ Tan, LR Carrasco, JJ Ewing, DP Bickford, EL Webb, LP Koh. 2016. Toward clearer skies: challenges in regulating transboundary haze in Southeast Asia. Environ Sci Policy 55:87-95 DOI | PDF

2015

  1. AC van Andel, SA Serge, C Boesch, LP Koh, MM Robbins, J Kelly, HS Kuhl. 2015. Locating chimpanzee nests and identifying fruiting trees with an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. Am J Primatol 77:1122-1134 DOI | PDF
  2. Z Burivalova, TM Lee, X Giam, CH Sekercioglu, DS Wilcove, LP Koh. 2015. Avian responses to selective logging shaped by species traits and logging practices. P Roy Soc B-Biol Sci 282:20150164 DOI | PDF
  3. EA Law, E Meijaard, BA Bryan, T Mallawaarachchi, LP Koh, KA Wilson. 2015. Better land-use allocation outperforms land sparing and land sharing approaches to conservation in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Biol Conserv 186:276-286 DOI | PDF
  4. Z Burivalova, MR Bauert, S Hassold, NTL Fatroandrianjafinonjasolomiovazo, LP Koh. 2015. Relevance of global forest change data set to local conservation: case study of forest degradation in Masoala National Park, Madagascar. Biotropica 47:267-274 DOI | PDF
  5. C Brun, AR Cook, JSH Lee, SA Wich, LP Koh, LR Carrasco. 2015. Analysis of deforestation and protected area effectiveness in Indonesia: A comparison of Bayesian spatial models. Global Environ Change 31:285-295 DOI | PDF
  6. SA Abood, JSH Lee, Z Burivalova, J Garcia-Ulloa, LP Koh. 2015. Relative contributions of the logging, fiber, oil palm and mining industries to forest loss in Indonesia. Conserv Lett 8:58-67 DOI | PDF

2014 

  1. W Turner, C Rondinini, N Pettorelli, B Mora, AK Leidner, Z Szantoi, G Buchanan, S Dech, J Dwyer, M Herold, LP Koh, P Leimgruber, H Taubenboeck, M Wegmann, M Wikelski, C Woodcock. 2014. Free and open-access satellite data are key to biodiversity conservation. Biol Conserv 182:173-176 DOI | PDF
  2. X Giam, LP Koh, DS Wilcove. 2014. High-yielding tropical crops: reasons for optimism? Science 346:928 DOI | PDF
  3. LR Carrasco, TPL Nghiem, T Sunderland, LP Koh. 2014. Economic valuation of ecosystem services fails to capture biodiversity value of tropical forests. Biol Conserv 178:163-170 DOI | PDF
  4. MK Pandit, K Manish, LP Koh. 2014. Dancing on the roof of the world: ecological transformation of the Himalayan landscape. BioScience 64:980-992 DOI | PDF
  5. JC Habel, H Eggermont, S Gunter, RK Mulwa, M Rieckmann, LP Koh, S Niassy, JWH Ferguson, G Gebremichael, M Githiru, WW Weisser, L Lens. 2014. Towards more equal footing in north-south biodiversity research: European-sub-Saharan African viewpoints. Biodivers Conserv 23:3143-3148 DOI | PDF
  6. Z Burivalova, C Sekercioglu, LP Koh. 2014. Thresholds of logging intensity to maintain tropical forest biodiversity. Curr Biol 24:1893-1898 DOI | PDF
  7. SA Wich, J Garcia-Ulloa, HS Kuhl, T Humle, JSH Lee, LP Koh. 2014. Will oil-palm’s homecoming spell doom for Africa’s great apes? Curr Biol 24:1659-1663 DOI | PDF
  8. J Paneque-Galvez, MK McCall, BM Napoletano, SA Wich, LP Koh. 2014. Unmanned aircraft systems for community forest monitoring in tropical areas. Forests 5:1481-1507 DOI | PDF
  9. JSH Lee, J Garcia-Ulloa, J Ghazoul, K Obidzinski, LP Koh. 2014. Modeling environmental and socioeconomic tradeoffs associated with land sparing and land sharing approaches to oil palm expansion in Sumatra, Indonesia. J Appl Ecol 51:1366-1377 DOI | PDF

2013 

  1. LP Koh, T Koellner, J Ghazoul. 2013. Transformative optimisation of agricultural land use to meet future food demands. PeerJ 1:e188 DOI | PDF
  2. A Campos-Arceiz, LP Koh, RB Primack. 2013. Are conservation biologists working too hard? Biol Conserv 166:186-190 DOI | PDF
  3. JSH Lee, J Ghazoul, K Obidzinski, LP Koh. 2013. Oil palm smallholder yields and incomes constrained by harvesting practices and type of smallholder management in Indonesia. Agron Sustain Dev 34:501-513 DOI | PDF
  4. JSH Lee, S Abood, J Ghazoul, B Barus, K Obidzinski, LP Koh. 2013. Environmental impacts of large-scale oil palm enterprises exceed that of smallholdings in Indonesia. Conserv Lett 7:25-33 DOI | PDF
  5. DS Wilcove, X Giam, D Edwards, B Fisher, LP Koh. 2013. Navjot’s nightmare revisited: logging, agriculture, and biodiversity in Southeast Asia. Trends Ecol Evol 28:531-540 DOI | PDF
  6. J Phelps, LR Carrasco, EL Webb, LP Koh, U Pascual. 2013. Agricultural intensification escalates future conservation costs. P Natl Acad Sci USA 110:7601-7606 DOI │ PDF

2012

  1. M Indrawan, N Wahid, M Argeloo, S Mile-Doucet, J Tasirin, LP Koh, M Summers, PJK McGowan. 2012. All politics is local: the case of the Macrocephalon maleo conservation on Sulawesi, Indonesia. Biodivers Conserv 21:3735-3744 DOI │ PDF
  2. DM Evans, P Barnard, LP Koh, CA Chapman, R Altwegg, TWJ Garner, ME Gompper, IJ Gordon, TE Katzner, N Pettorelli. 2012. Funding nature conservation: who pays? Anim Conserv 15:215-216  DOI │ PDF
  3. AD Ziegler, J Phelps, JQ Yuen, EL Webb, D Lawrence, JM Fox, TB Bruun, SJ Leisz, C Ryan, W Dressler, O Mertz, U Pascual, C Padoch, LP Koh. 2012. Carbon outcomes of major land-cover transitions in SE Asia: great uncertainties and REDD+ policy implications. Global Change Biol 18:3087-3099  DOI │ PDF
  4. LP Koh & SA Wich. 2012. Dawn of drone ecology: low-cost autonomous aerial vehicles for conservation. Trop Conserv Sci 5:121-132 PDF
  5. JA Garcia-Ulloa, S Sloan, P Pacheco, J Ghazoul & LP Koh. 2012. Lowering environmental costs of oil-palm expansion in Colombia. Conserv Lett 5:366-375  DOI │ PDF
  6. X Giam, LP Koh, HH Tan, J Miettinen, HTW Tan & PKL Ng. 2012. Global extinctions of freshwater fishes follow peatland conversion in Sundaland. Front Ecol Environ 10:465-470 DOI │ PDF
  7. LP Koh & TM Lee. 2012. Sensible consumerism for environmental sustainability. Biol Conserv 151:3-6 DOI │ PDF
  8. DP Edwards, LP Koh & WF Laurance. 2012. Indonesia’s REDD+ pact: saving imperilled forests or business as usual? Biol Conserv 151:41-44 DOI │ PDF
  9. O Venter & LP Koh. 2012. Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+): game changer or just another quick fix? Ann NY Acad Sci 1249:137-150 DOI │ PDF
  10. LP Koh, HK Gibbs, PV Potapov & MC Hansen. 2012. REDDcalculator.com: a web-based decision-support tool for implementing Indonesia’s forest moratorium. Methods Ecol Evol 3: 310-316 DOI │ PDF

2011

  1. L Gibson, TM Lee, LP Koh, BW Brook, TA Gardner, J Barlow, CA Peres, CJA Bradshaw, WF Laurance, TE Lovejoy & NS Sodhi. 2011. Primary forests are irreplaceable for sustaining tropical biodiversity. Nature 478:378-381 DOI │ PDF
  2. JSH Lee, L Rist, K Obidzinski, J Ghazoul & LP Koh. 2011. No farmer left behind in sustainable biofuel production. Biol Conserv 144:2512-2516 DOI │ PDF
  3. LP Koh. 2011. Balancing societies’ priorities: An ecologist’s perspective on sustainable development Basic Appl Ecol 12:389-393 DOI │ PDF
  4. LP Koh, J Miettinen, SC Liew, J Ghazoul. 2011. Reply to Paoli et al: Explicit consideration of model uncertainties. P Natl Acad Sci USA 108:E219 DOI │ PDF
  5. CJ Kettle, J Ghazoul, P Ashton, CH Cannon, L Chong, B Diway, E Faridah, R Harrison, A Hector, P Hollingsworth, LP Koh, E Khoo, K Kitayama, K Kartawinata, AJ Marshall, C Maycock, S Nanami, G Paoli, MD Potts, D Sheil, S Tan, I Tomoaki, C Webb, T Yamakura & DFRP Burslem. 2011. Seeing the fruit for the trees in Borneo. Conserv Lett 4:184-191 DOI │ PDF
  6. J Phelps, EL Webb & LP Koh. 2011. Risky business: an uncertain future for biodiversity conservation finance through REDD+. Conserv Lett 4:88-94 DOI │ PDF
  7. LP Koh, J Miettinen, SC Liew, J Ghazoul. 2011. Remotely sensed evidence of tropical peatland conversion to oil palm. P Natl Acad Sci USA 108:5127-5132 DOI │ PDF │SI │ Media
  8. J Ghazoul & LP Koh. 2011. Seeing only REDD? A response to Law et al. Trends Ecol Evol 26:106-107 DOI │ PDF
  9. DL Yong, L Qie, NS Sodhi, LP Koh, KSH Peh, TM Lee, HC Lim & SLH Lim. 2011. Do insectivorous bird communities decline on land-bridge forest islands in Peninsular Malaysia? J Trop Ecol 27:1-14 DOI │ PDF

2010

  1. GR Clements, J Sayer, AK Boedhihartono, O Venter, T Lovejoy, LP Koh & WF Laurance. 2010. Cautious optimism over Norway-Indonesia REDD pact. Conserv Biol 24:1437-1438 DOI │ PDF
  2. LP Koh & J Ghazoul. 2010. Reply to Sloan and Stork: Spatially explicit scenario analysis for reconciling agricultural expansion, forest protection, and carbon conservation in Indonesia. P Natl Acad Sci USA 107:E172 DOI │ PDF
  3. CJ Kettle, J Ghazoul, P Ashton, CH Cannon, L Chong, B Diway, E Faridah, R Harrison, A Hector, P Hollingsworth, LP Koh, E Khoo, K Kitayama, K Kartawinata, AJ Marshall, C Maycock, S Nanami, G Paoli, MD Potts, D Sheil, S Tan, I Tomoaki, C Webb, T Yamakura & DFRP Burslem. 2010. Mass fruiting in Borneo: a missed opportunity. Science 330:584 DOI │ PDF
  4. LP Koh, TM Lee, NS Sodhi & J Ghazoul. 2010. An overhaul of the species-area approach for predicting biodiversity loss: incorporating matrix and edge effects. J Appl Ecol 47:1063-1070 DOI │ PDF │ SI │ App
  5. LP Koh & J Ghazoul. 2010. Spatially explicit scenario analysis for reconciling agricultural expansion, forest protection, and carbon conservation in Indonesia. P Natl Acad Sci USA 107:11140-11144 DOI │ PDF │ SI │ App │ Award
  6. LP Koh & J Ghazoul. 2010. A matrix-calibrated species-area model for predicting biodiversity losses due to land use change. Conserv Biol 24:994-1001 DOI │ PDF │ SI│ App
  7. J Ghazoul, RA Butler, J Mateo-Vega & LP Koh. 2010. REDD: a reckoning of environment and development implications. Trends Ecol Evol 25:396-402 DOI │ PDF
  8. J Ghazoul, LP Koh & RA Butler. 2010. A REDD light for wildlife-friendly farming. Conserv Biol 24:644-645 DOI │ PDF
  9. D Huang, Z Su, R Zhang & LP Koh. 2010. Degree of urbanization influences the persistence of Dorytomus weevils in Beijing, China. Landscape Urban Plan 96:913-917 DOI │ PDF
  10. KS Bawa, LP Koh, TM Lee, J Liu, PS Ramakrishnan, DW Yu, Y Zhang & PH Raven. 2010. China, India, and the Environment. Science 327:1457-1459 DOI │ PDF
  11. LP Koh & NS Sodhi. 2010. Conserving Southeast Asia’s imperiled biodiversity – scientific, management, and policy challenges. Biodivers Conserv 19:913-917 DOI │PDF
  12. B Yaap, MJ Struebig, G Paoli & LP Koh. 2010. Mitigating the biodiversity impacts of oil palm development. CAB Reviews 5:19  PDF
  13. NS Sodhi, LP Koh, R Clements, TC Wanger, JK Hill, KC Hamer, Y Clough, T Tscharntke, MRC Posa & TM Lee. 2010. Conserving Southeast Asian forest biodiversity in human-modified landscapes. Biol Conserv 143:2375-2384 DOI │ PDF
  14. DS Wilcove & LP Koh. 2010. Addressing the threats to biodiversity from oil palm agriculture. Biodivers Conserv 19:999-1007 DOI │ PDF
  15. J Ghazoul & LP Koh. 2010. Food security not (yet) threatened by declining pollination. Front Ecol Environ 8:9-10 DOI │ PDF │ SI
  16. WF Laurance, LP Koh, RA Butler, NS Sodhi, CJA Bradshaw, JD Neidel, H Consunji & J Mateo-Vega. 2010. Improving the performance of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil for nature conservation. Conserv Biol 24:377-381 DOI │ PDF
  17. LP Koh, J Ghazoul, RA Butler, WF Laurance, NS Sodhi, J Mateo-Vega & CJA Bradshaw. 2010. Wash and spin cycle threats to tropical biodiversity. Biotropica 43:67-71 DOI │PDF
  18. NS Sodhi, MRC Posa, TM Lee, D Bickford, LP Koh & BW Brook. 2010. The state and conservation of Southeast Asian biodiversity. Biodivers Conserv 19:317-328 DOI │PDF
  19. J Ghazoul, LP Koh & P Levang. 2010. Checking the reality check. Trends Ecol Evol 25:8-9 DOI │ PDF

2009

  1. AZ Shi, LP Koh & HTW Tan. 2009. The biofuel potential of municipal solid waste. GCB Bioenergy 1:317-320 DOI │ PDF
  2. L Rist, JSH Lee & LP Koh. 2009. Biofuels: social benefits. Science 326:1344 DOI │ PDF
  3. LP Koh, RA Butler & CJA Bradshaw. 2009. Conversion of Indonesia’s peatlands. Front Ecol Environ 7:238 DOI │ PDF
  4. LP Koh. 2009. Calling Indonesia’s US$13 billion bluff. Conserv Biol 23:789 DOI │ PDF
  5. LP Koh, P Levang & J Ghazoul. 2009. Designer landscapes for sustainable biofuels. Trends Ecol Evol 24:431-438 DOI │ PDF
  6. LP Koh & DS Wilcove. 2009. Oil palm: disinformation enables deforestation. Trends Ecol Evol 24:67-68 DOI │ PDF
  7. RA Butler, LP Koh & J Ghazoul. 2009. REDD in the red: palm oil could undermine carbon payment schemes. Conserv Lett 2:67-73 DOI │ PDF │ Models
  8. DFR Cleary, MJ Genner, LP Koh, TJB Boyle, T Setyawati, R de Jong, SBJ Menken. 2009. Butterfly species and traits associated with selectively logged forest in Borneo. Basic Appl Ecol 10:237-245 DOI │ PDF
  9. NS Sodhi, TM Lee, LP Koh & BW Brook. 2009. A meta-analysis of the impact of anthropogenic forest disturbance on Southeast Asia’s biotas. Biotropica 41:103-109 DOI │ PDF
  10. RR Dunn, NC Harris, RK Colwell, LP Koh & NS Sodhi. 2009. The sixth mass coextinction – are most endangered species parasites and mutualists? P Roy Soc B-Biol Sci 276:3037-3045 DOI │ PDF

2008

  1. LP Koh & J Ghazoul. 2008. Biofuels, biodiversity, and people: understanding the conflicts and finding opportunities. Biol Conserv 141:2450-2460 DOI │ PDF
  2. LP Koh, HTW Tan & NS Sodhi. 2008. Biofuels: waste not want not. Science 320:1419 DOI │ PDF
  3. LP Koh & DS Wilcove. 2008. Is oil palm agriculture really destroying tropical biodiversity? Conserv Lett 1:60-64 DOI │ PDF
  4. LP Koh. 2008. Can oil palm plantations be made more hospitable for forest butterflies and birds? J Appl Ecol 45:1002-1009 DOI │ PDF │ Award
  5. LP Koh. 2008. Birds defend oil palms from herbivorous insects. Ecol Appl 18:821-825 DOI │ PDF
  6. NS Sodhi, LP Koh, KSH Peh, HTW Tan, RL Chazdon, RT Corlett, TM Lee, RK Colwell, CJA Bradshaw, BW Brook & CH Sekercioglu. 2008. Correlates of extinction proneness in tropical angiosperms. Divers Distrib 14:1-10 DOI │ PDF
  7. NS Sodhi, D Bickford, AC Diesmos, TM Lee, LP Koh, BW Brook, CH Sekercioglu & CJA Bradshaw. 2008. Measuring the meltdown: drivers of global amphibian extinction and decline. PLoS One 3:e1636 DOI │ PDF

2007

  1. LP Koh & DS Wilcove. 2007. Cashing in palm oil for conservation. Nature 448:993-994 DOI │ PDF │ SI
  2. LP Koh. 2007. Potential habitat and biodiversity losses from intensified biodiesel feedstock productionConserv Biol 21:1373-1375 DOI │ PDF │ SI
  3. LP Koh. 2007. Impending disaster or sliver of hope for Southeast Asian forests? The devil may lie in the details. Biodivers Conserv 16:1373-1375 DOI │ PDF
  4. LP Koh. 2007. Impacts of land use change on South-east Asian forest butterflies: a review. J Appl Ecol 44:703-713 DOI │ PDF
  5. MK Pandit, NS Sodhi, LP Koh, A Bhaskar & BW Brook. 2007. Unreported yet massive deforestation driving loss of endemic biodiversity in Indian Himalaya. Biodivers Conserv 16:153-163 DOI │ PDF
  6. MRC Posa, NS Sodhi & LP Koh. 2007. Predation on artificial nests and caterpillars in Subic Bay, Philippines. J Trop Ecol23:27-33 DOI │ PDF

2006

  1. LP Koh & DNL Menge. 2006. Rapid assessment of Lepidoptera predation rates in neotropical forest fragments. Biotropica 38:132-134 DOI │ PDF
  2. NS Sodhi, LP Koh & BW Brook. 2006. Southeast Asian birds in peril. Auk 123:275-277 DOI │ PDF
  3. R Clements, LP Koh, TM Lee, R Meier & D Li. 2006. Importance of reservoirs for the conservation of freshwater molluscs in a tropical urban landscape. Biol Conserv 128:136-146 DOI │ PDF
  4. BW Brook, CJA Bradshaw, LP Koh & NS Sodhi. 2006. Momentum drives the crash: mass extinction in the tropics. Biotropica 38:302-305 DOI │ PDF
  5. NS Sodhi, TM Brooks, LP Koh, G Acciaioli, M Erb, AKJ Tan, LM Curran, P Brosius, TM Lee, J Patlis, M Gumal & RJ Lee. 2006. Biodiversity and human livelihood crises in the Malay Archipelago. Conserv Biol 20:1811-1813 DOI │ PDF
  6. NS Sodhi, TM Lee, LP Koh & DM Prawiradilaga. 2006. Long-term avifaunal impoverishment in an isolated tropical woodlot. Conserv Biol 20:772-779 DOI │ PDF

2005

  1. NS Sodhi, LP Koh, BW Brook & PKL Ng. 2005. Response to Hau et al.: Beyond Singapore: Hong Kong and Asian biodiversity. Trends Ecol Evol 20:282-283 DOI │ PDF
  2. NS Sodhi, LP Koh, DM Prawiradilaga, Darjono, I Tinulele, DD Putra & THT Tan. 2005. Land use and conservation value for forest birds in central Sulawesi. Biol Conserv 122:547-558 DOI │ PDF
  3. NS Sodhi, TM Lee, LP Koh & RR Dunn. 2005. A century of avifaunal turnover from a small tropical rainforest fragment. Anim Conservation 8:217-222 DOI │ PDF
  4. TM Lee, MCK Soh, NS Sodhi, LP Koh & SLH Lim. 2005. Effects of habitat disturbance on mixed species bird flocks in a tropical sub-montane rainforest. Biol Conserv 122:193-204 DOI │ PDF

2002-04

  1. LP Koh & NS Sodhi. 2004. Importance of reserves, fragments and parks for butterfly conservation in a tropical urban landscape. Ecol Appl 14:1695-1708 DOI │ PDF
  2. LP Koh, NS Sodhi & BW Brook. 2004. Ecological correlates of extinction proneness in tropical butterflies. Conserv Biol 18:1571-1578 DOI │ PDF
  3. LP Koh, RR Dunn, NS Sodhi, RK Colwell, HC Proctor & VS Smith. 2004. Species co-extinctions and the biodiversity crisis. Science 305:1632-1634 DOI │ PDF │ Media
  4. LP Koh, NS Sodhi & BW Brook. 2004. Co-extinctions of tropical butterflies and their hostplants. Biotropica 36:272-274 DOI │ PDF
  5. NS Sodhi, LP Koh, BW Brook & PKL Ng. 2004. Southeast Asian biodiversity: an impending disaster. Trends Ecol Evol 19:654-660 DOI │ PDF
  6. I Paperna, KSH Peh, P Martelli, LP Koh & NS Sodhi. 2004. Factors affecting Sarcosystis infection of rats on small tropical islands. Ecol Res 19:475-483 DOI │ PDF
  7. LP Koh, NS Sodhi, HTW Tan & KSH Peh. 2002. Factors affecting the distribution of vascular plants, springtails, butterflies and birds on small tropical islands. J Biogeogr 29:93-108 DOI │ PDF


Books and Book Chapters

  1. CJ Kettle, LP Koh. 2014. Global Forest Fragmentation, CABI, U.K.
  2. LP Koh et al. 2012. (Lead author on two chapters.) In IUFRO’s Global Assessment Report on Understanding Relationships between Biodiversity, Carbon, Forests and People: The Key to Achieving REDD+ Objectives (edited by JA Parrotta, C Wildburger & S Mansourian), International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)
  3. LP Koh, CJ Kettle, D Sheil, TM Lee, X Giam, L Gibson, GR Clements. 2013. Biodiversity state and trends in Southeast Asia. In Encyclopedia of Biodiversity (edited by SA Levin), pp. 509-527, Elsevier.
  4. LP Koh. 2011. Balancing societies' priorities: a science-based approach to sustainable development in the tropics. In Conservation Biology: Lessons from the Tropics (edited by NS Sodhi & PH Raven), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK (in press)
  5. JSH Lee, J Garcia-Ulloa & LP Koh. 2011. Biofuel expansion in Southeast Asia: environmental impacts and policy guidelines. In Socioeconomic and Environmental Impacts of Biofuels in Developing Nations (edited by PM Stromberg & A Gasparatos), United Nations University-Institute of Advanced Studies, Tokyo, Japan
  6. JSH Lee, J Garcia-Ulloa & LP Koh. 2011. Impacts of biofuel expansion in biodiversity hotspots. In Biodiversity Hotspots (edited by FE Zachos & JC Habel), Springer, New York, U.S.A.
  7. LP Koh & TA Gardner. 2010. Conservation in human-modified landscapes. In Conservation Biology for All (edited by NS Sodhi & PR Ehrlich), Oxford University Press, Oxford, U.K.
  8. LP Koh. 2007. Importance of protected areas for butterfly conservation in a tropical urban landscape. In Biodiversity and Human Livelihoods in Protected Areas: Case Studies from the Malay Archipelago (edited by NS Sodhi, G Acciaioli, M Erb & AKJ Tan), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K. 

Community Engagement

Selected International Presentations, Seminars and Lectures

  • 2015, Feb: Clinton Global Initiative University, Florida. Invited talk.
  • 2013, Jun: “Conservation Drones”, TEDGlobal 2013, Edinburgh, UK. Invited talk.
  • 2012, Nov: “The Promise of Conservation Drones and Applications on the Ground”, 2012 WWF Fuller Symposium, Washington, DC. Invited talk.
  • 2012, Oct: “Conservation Drones”, Wild Screens Film Festival, Bristol, UK. Invited talk.
  • 2012, Mar: “Balancing Societies’ Priorities: the need for New Research & Tools”, Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC), Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Gardens Yunnan, China. Plenary talk.
  • 2011, Sep: “Balancing Societies’ Priorities: Reconciling Agricultural Expansion, Forest Protection and Carbon Conservation”, Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences Seminar Series. Invited seminar.
  • 2010, Nov: "Sustainable Palm Oil Production", Nestle S.A., Sustainable Agriculture Initiatives at Nestle (SAIN) Day, Vevey, Switzerland. Invited lecture.
  • 2010, Jul: "Balancing Society's Priorities: Reconciling Food & Biofuel Production, Forests & Biodiversity Protection, and Carbon Conservation in Indonesia", Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Special Seminar, Bogor, Indonesia. Invited talk.
  • 2010, Jun: "Trade-off and Scenario Analyses for Sector Transformation: Case Study from Indonesia and Possible Implications for DRC", The United Nations Collaborative Programme on REDD in Developing Countries (UN-REDD) Workshop on Transformation and Multiple Benefits of forests and REDD+, Nairobi, Kenya. Invited talk.
  • 2009, Jul: "REDD in the Red: Palm Oil Could Undermine Carbon Payment Schemes", Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC), Marburg, Germany. Symposium co-organizer and invited speaker.
  • 2009, Jul: "Is Oil Palm the Biggest Threat to Southeast Asia's Biodiversity?", Kunming Institute of Zoology-The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Summer School in Evolutionary Genetics,  Kunming-Yunnan, China. Invited lecture.
  • 2009, Jul: "Save the Carbon, Save the World?", Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden-The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Advanced Field Ecology and Conservation Course, Menglun-Yunnan, China. Invited lecture.
  • 2009, Jul: "Conserving Southeast Asia’s Imperiled Biodiversity", Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) 23th Annual Meeting, Beijing, China. Symposium co-organizer and invited speaker.
  • 2009, Mar: "Impacts of Biofuels on Southeast Asian Biodiversity Hotspots", Symposium on Biodiversity Hotspots: Evolution and Conservation, National Museum of Natural History, Luxembourg. Invited speaker.
  • 2009, Feb: "Save the Carbon, Save the World?", Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) Asian Chapter meeting, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Invited speaker.

Selected Media Features

Entry last updated: Wednesday, 25 May 2016

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