481054_229575833819987_1890974952_nAPPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR A MALAYSIAN PHD STUDENTSHIP! “Impacts of experimental forest fragmentation and land-use change on ant
communities in tropical rainforest” Deadline for applications June 14th 2018 [further details]

I am a tropical ecologist based in Sabah, Borneo. My research focuses on changes in animal communities in response to habitat degradation and along altitudinal gradients. I work mainly on canopy ants, although I am also interested in mammals.

Some recent publications

Fayle T.M., Eggleton P., Manica A., Yusah K.M. & Foster W.A. (In press) Experimentally testing and assessing the predictive power of species assembly rules for tropical canopy ants. Ecology Letters

Yusah K.M. & Fayle T. M. (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. [PDF]

Yusah, K. M., Fayle, T. M., Harris, G. and Foster, W. A. (2012) Optimizing Diversity Assessment Protocols for High Canopy Ants in Tropical Rain Forest. Biotropica 44: 73-81. [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., Khen, C. V. and 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 B-Biological Sciences 366: 3277-3291.[PDF]


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