Mammides C, Goodale E, Dayananda SK, Luo K, and Chen J* (2017). Do acoustic indices correlate with bird diversity? Insights from two biodiverse regions in Yunnan Province, south China. Ecological Indicator. In press.

Aluthwattha ST, Harrison RD, Ranawana KB, Xu C, Lai R, Chen J* (2017) Does spatial variation in predation pressure modulate selection for aposematism?.  Ecology & Evolution

Zhang WZ, Williams SJ, Wang XM, Chen J* (2017). Push and pull factors determine adolescents’ intentions of participation in nature observation. Applied Environmental Education & Communication. In press.

Gu H, Chen J, Ewing H, Liu XH, Zhao JB, Goodale E* (2017) Heterospecific attraction to the vocalizations of birds in mass-fruiting trees. Behavior Ecology and Sociobiology71:82. DOI 10.1007/s00265-017-2312-6

Chanthayod S, Zhang WZ, Chen J* (2017) People’s perceptions of the benefits of natural beekeeping and its positive outcomes for forest conservation. Tropical Conservation Science 10:1-11.

Bach Thanh Hai, Chen J*, Hoang Minh Duc, Kingsly Chuo Beng, Nguyen Van Thuan (2017) Feeding behavior and activity budget of the southern yellow-cheeked crested gibbons (Nomascus gabriellae) in lowland tropical forest. American Journal of Primatology. In press.


Cao L, Wang Z, Yan C, Chen J, Guo C and Zhang Z (2016) Differential foraging preferences on seed size by rodents result in higher dispersal success of medium-sized seeds. Ecology 97: 3070-3078.

Cao L, Guo C, Chen J* (2016) Fluctuation in seed abundance has contrasting effects on the fate of seeds from two rapidly geminating tree species in an Asian tropical forest. Integrative Zoology. DOI: 10.1111/1749-4877.12213.

Hu SF, Chen J* (2016) Place-based inter-generational communication on local climate improves adolescents’ perceptions and willingness to mitigate climate change. Climatic Change DOI 10.1007/s10584-016-1746-6

Liu SJ, Behm JE, Chen J, Fu SL, He XX, Hu J, Schaefer D, Gan JM, Yang XD* (2016) Functional redundancy dampens the trophic cascade effect of a web-building spider in a tropical forest floor. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 98: 22-29.

Yan J, Wang G, Sui Y, Wang ML, Zhang L* (2016) pollinator responses to floral colour change, nectar, and scent promote reproductive fitness in Quisqualis indica (Combretaceae). Scientific Reports. 6: 24408

Mammides C, Goodale UM, Corlett RT, Chen J, Bawa KS, Hariya H, Jarrad F, Primack RB, Ewing H, Xia X, Goodale E (2016) Increase geographic diversity in the international conservation literature: a stalled process? Biological Conservation. 198: 78-83

Wang G, Cannon C, Chen J* (2016) Pollinator sharing and gene flow among closely related sympatric dioecious fig taxa. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.2963

Xia SW, Chen J*, Schaefer D, Goodale UM (2016) Effect of topography and litterfall input on fine-scale patch consistency of soil chemicaal properties in a tropical rainforest. Plant and Soil. doi:10.1007/s11104-016-2854-9

Luo YH, Sui Y, Gan JM & Zhang L* (2016) Host compatibility interacts with seed dispersal to determine small-scale distribution of a mistletoe in Xishuangbanna, Southwest China. Journal of Plant Ecology. 9 (1): 77-86

Gao J*, Ting Lan. (2016) Functional characterization of the late embryogenesis abundant (LEA) protein gene family from Pinus tabuliformis (Pinaceae) in Escherichia coli. Scientific Reports.6:19476.


Xu, FF; Chen, J. (2015) Ectrafloral nectar secretion is mainly determined by carbon fixation under herbivore-free condition in the tropical shrub Clerodendrum philippinum var. Simplex. Flora 217: 10-13

Liu, SJ; Chen, J; Gan, WJ ; Schaefer, D; Gan, JM; Yang, XD.(2015) Spider foraging strategy affects trophic cascades under natural and drought conditions. Scientific Reports. DOI: 10.1038/srep12396

Gonzalvez, FG; Chen, J; Rodriguez-Girones, MA.(2015) The function of ant repellence by flowers: testing the “nectar protection” and “pollinator protection” hypotheses. Evolutionary Ecology 29: 391-403

Shengjie Liu, Zhipeng Li, Yi Sui, Douglas A. Schaefer, Peter O. Alele, Jin Chen , Xiaodong Yang.(In press) Spider foraging strategies dominate pest suppression in organic tea plantations. Biocontrol

Rachakonda Sreekar, Umesh Srinivasan, Christos Mammides, Jin Chen, Uromi Manage Goodale, Sarath Wimalabandara Kotagama, Swati Sidhu & Eben Goodale. (2015) The effect of land-use on the diversity and mass-abundance relationships of understory avian insectivores in Sri Lanka and southern India. Scientific Reports 5: 11569

Gao J, Yang X, Zhao W, Lang T, Samuelsson T. (2015. ) Evolution, diversification, and expression of KNOX proteins in plants. Front. Plant Sci. 6: 882. Doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00882

Yang X, Chen J. (2015) Using discovery maps as a free-choice learning process can enhance the effectiveness of environmental education in a botanical garden. Environmental Education Research. DOI:10.1080/13504622.2015.1076766

Christos Mammides, Jin Chen, Uromi Manage Goodale, Sarath Wimalabandara Kotagama, Swati Sidhu, Eben Goodale. (2015) Does mixed-species flocking influence how birds respond to a gradient of land-use intensity?
Zhao YM & Zhang L (2015) The phylogeographic history of the self-pollinated herb Tacca chantrieri (Dioscoreaceae) in the tropics of mainland southeast Asia. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology. 58 : 139-148

Shang-Wen Xia, Jin Chen, Doug Schaefer & Matteo Detto. (2015) Scale-dependent soil macronutrient heterogeneity reveals effects of litterfall in a tropical rainforest. Plant and Soil. doi:10.1007/s11104-015-2402-z

Hao Gu, Eben Goodale & Jin Chen. (2015) Does the role that frugivorous bird species play in seed dispersal networks influence the speed of evolutionary divergence? Global Ecology and Conservation. doi:10.1016/j.gecco.2014.11.012

Liu, SJ, Chen, J, Hu, J & Yang, XD. (2014) Trophic cascade of a web-building spider decreases litter decomposition in a tropical forest floor. European Journal of Soil Biology, 65: 79-86


Goodale, E., Kotagama, S. W., Raman, T. R., Sidhu, S., Goodale, U., Parker, S., & Chen, J. (2013). The response of birds and mixed-species bird flocks to human-modified landscapes in Sri Lanka and southern India. Forest Ecology and Management.

Zhang, W., Goodale, E., & Chen, J. (2014). How contact with nature affects children’s biophilia, biophobia and conservation attitude in China. Biological Conservation, 177, 109-116.

Wang, B., Chen, J., & Corlett, R. T. (2014). Factors influencing repeated seed movements by scatter-hoarding rodents in an alpine forest. Scientific reports, 4.

 Xu, F. F., Chen, J. & Husson, J. (2014). Leaf area lost, rather than herbivore type, determines the induction of extrafloral nectar secretion in a tropical plant (Clerodendrum philippinum). Anthropod-Plant Interactions. DOI: 10.1007/s11829-014-9331-2

Li, D. Q. & Chen, J. (2014). Significant life experiences on the formation of environmental action among Chinese college students. Environmental Education Research. DOI: 10.1080/13504622.2014.927830

Zhang K.,Woan, T. S., Jie,L., Goodale,E., Kitajima, K. & Harrison, R. D. 2014. Shifting baselines on a tropical forest frontier: Extirpations drive declines in local ecological knowledge. PloS One 9: e86598.

Goodale, E., Ratnayake, C. P. & Kotagama, S. W. 2014. Vocal mimicry of alarm-associated sounds by a drongo elicits flee and mobbing responses from other species that participate in mixed-species bird flocks. Ethology 120: 266-274.

Goodale, E., Ratnayake, C. P. & Kotagama, S. W. 2014 The frequency of vocal mimicry varies due to proximity to nest and nesting stage in a passerine bird. Behaviour 151: 73-88.


Gang WangJin Chen, Zong-Bo Li, Feng-Ping Zhang, Da-Rong Yang. Has pollination mode shaped the evolution of Ficus pollen? PLOS ONE. In press.

Jayarathna, A., Kotagama, S. W. &  Goodale, E. 2013. The seasonality of mixed-species flocking in a Sri Lankan rainforest, in relation to the breeding of the nuclear species, the Orange-billed Babbler Turdoides rufescens. Forktail 29: 138-139.

Goodale, E.  2013. Birds of South Asia (Book Review). Emu – Austral  Ornithology 113: 397-398.

Na Qiao, Douglas Schaefer, Evegenia Blagodatskaya, Xiaoming Zou, Xingliang Xu, Yakov Kuzyakov. 2013. Labile carbon retention compensates for CO2 released by priming in forest soils. Global Change Biology, doi: 10.1111/gcb.12458

Jocelyn E Behm, Xiaodong Yang, Jin Chen.  2013. Slipping through the cracks:rubber plantation is unsuitalbe breeding habitat for frogs in Xishuangbanna, China. PloS One 8(9): e 73688. dol:10.1371/journal.pone.0073688

Eben Goodale, Sarath W Kotagama, T. R. Shankar Raman, Swati Sidhu, Uromi M Goodale, Samuel Parker, Jin Chen. The response of birds and mixed-species bird flocks to human-modified landscapes in Sri Lanka and southern India. Forest Ecology and Management. In press.

Zhuang-Fang Yi, Charles H. Cannon, Jin Chen, Cheng-Xi Ye, Ruth D. Swetnamea. Developing indicators of economic value and biodiversity loss forrubber plantations in Xishuangbanna, southwest China: A case studyfrom Menglun township. Ecological Indicators. 2013,

Zhou, You-Bing; Newman, Chris; Jin, Chen; Xie, Zong-qiang; Macdonald, David. 2013. Anomalous, extreme weather disrupts obligate seed dispersal mutualism: Snow in a sub-tropical forest ecosystem. Global Change Biology, 19, 2867-2877

Gang Wang, Stephen G. Compton  and Jin Chen. Mechanism of pollinator specificity between two sympatric fig varieties: a combination of olfactory signals and tactile cues. Annals of Botany, 111: 173-181


Xiaodong Yang, Zhao Yang, Matthew W. Warren, Jin Chen. 2012. Mechanical fragmentation   enhances the contribution of Collembola to leaf litter decomposition. European Journal of Soil Biology, 53: 23–31

 Bo Wang, Cheng-xi Ye, Charles H. Connon and Jin Chen. Dissecting the decision making process of scatter-hoarding rodents. Oikos, doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2012.20823.x

Zhao J and Chen J. 2012. Interspecific variation in compensatory regrowth to herbivory  associated with soil nutrients in three Ficus (Moraceae) saplings. PloS One. 7(9): e45092. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0045092.

Wang B,  Wang G, Chen J. 2012. Scatter-hoarding rodents use different foraging strategies for seeds from different species. Plant Ecology DOI: 10.1007/s11258-012-0091-8. Link

Wang B, Chen J. 2012. Effects of fat and protein levels on foraging preferences of tannin in scatter-hoarding rodents. PloS One,7(7): e40640.

Ye CX, Ma ZSS, Cannon CH, Pop M, Yu DW. 2012. Exploiting sparseness in de novo genome assembly. BMC Bioinformatics, 13: S1. 2012-BMCB

He H and Chen J. 2012. Educational and enjoyment benefits of visitor education centers at botanical gardens. Biological Conservation, 149:103-112. 2012-BC


Zhang L, Li HT, Gao LM, Yang JB, Li DZ, Cannon CH, Chen J, Li QJ. 2012. Phylogeny and Evolution of Bracts and Bracteoles in Tacca (Dioscoreaceae). Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 53:901-911. 2011-JIPB

Wang B, Chen J.  2011. Scatter-Hoarding Rodents Prefer Slightly Astringent Food. PloS One, 6(10):e26424.  2011-Plos one

Quan, R-C, Ren, G., Behm, J. E., Wang, L., Huang Y., Long, Y., and Zhu, J. 2011. Why does Rhinopithecus bieti Prefer the Highest Elevation Range in Winter? A Test of the Sunshine Hypothesis. PloS One,6(9): e24449. 2011-PLos One

Quan, R-C, Huang Y., Warren M. W., Zhao, Q-K., Ren, G., Huo, S., Long, Y., and Zhu, J. 2011. How Human Household Size Affects the Habitat of Black-and-white Snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus bieti) in Hongla Snow Mountain Nature Reserve in Tibet, China. International journal of primatology, DOI: 10.1007/s10764-011-9535-6 2011-IJP

Cao L, Xiao ZS, Guo C, Chen J. 2011. Scatter-hoarding rodents as secondary seed dispersers of a frugivore-dispersed tree Scleropyrum wallichianum in a defaunated Xishuangbanna tropical forest, China. Integrative Zoology,  6: 227-234 2011-IZ

Meng LZ, Martin K, Liu JX, Chen J. 2011. Young leaf protection in the shrub Leea glabra in south-west China: the role of extrafloral nectaries and ants. Arthropod-Plant Interactions, DOI: 10.1007/s11829-011-9151-6 2011-API

Cao L, Xiao ZS, Wang ZY, Guo C, Chen J,  Zhang ZB. 2011. High regeneration capacity helps tropical seeds to counter rodent predation. Oecologia, 166: 997–1007. 2011-Oecologia

Chen F, Chen J. 2011. Dispersal syndrome differentiation of Pinus armandii in southwest China: key elements of a potential selection mosaic. Acta Oecologica-International Journal of Ecology, 37:587-593 2011-AOIJE2

Zhao J, Chen J. 2011. Photosynthesis, growth and foliar herbivory of four Ardisia species (Myrsinaceae). Acta Oecologica-International Journal of Ecology, 37: 277-283. 2011-AOIJE


Zhou H, Chen J. 2010. Spatial genetic structure in an undercanopy dioecious fig species: the roles of seed rain, seed and pollen mediated gene flow, and local selection. Journal of Ecology, 98: 1168-1177. 2010-JE

Xu F, Chen J. 2010. Competition hierarchy and plant defense in a guild of ants on tropical Passiflora. Insectes Sociaux, 57: 343-349. 2010-IS


Wang B  and Chen J. 2009. Seed size, more than nutrient or tannin content, affects seed caching behavior of a common genus of old world rodents. Ecology, 90: 3023-3032. 2009-Ecology

Chen J, Cannon CH, Hu HB. 2009. Tropical botanical gardens: at the in situ ecosystem management frontier. Trends in plant Science, 14: 584-589. 2009-TPS

Yang XD, Chen J. 2009. Plant litter quality influences the contribution of soil fauna to litter decomposition in humid tropical forests, southwestern China. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 41: 910-918. 2009-SBB

Sawat S,  Chen J. 2009. Habit and fig characteristics influence the bird assemblage and network properties of fig trees from Xishuangbanna, South-West China. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 25:161-170. 2009-JTE

Li YJ, Yang XD, Zou XM, Wu JH. 2009. Response of soil nematode communities to tree girdling in a subtropical evergreen broad-leaved forest of southwest China. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 41: 877-882. 2009-SBB02

Fu YN, Brookfield H, Guo HJ, Chen J, Chen AG, Cui JY. 2009. Smallholder rubber plantation expansion and its impact on local livelihoods, land use and agrobiodiversity, a case study from Daka, Xishuangbanna, south western China. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 16: 22-29. PDF

Fu YN, Chen J, Guo HJ, Chen AG, Cui JY, Hu HB. 2009.The role of non-timber forest products during agroecosystem shift in Xishuangbanna, southwestern China. Forest Policy and Economics, 11: 18-25. PDF


Zhou YB, Zhang L, Kaneko Y, Newman C, Wang XM. 2008. Frugivory and seed dispersal by a small carnivore, the Chinese ferret-badger, Melogale moschata, in a fragmented subtropical forest of central China. Forest Ecology and Management, 255: 1595-1603.

ZhouYB, Slade E, Newman C, Wang XM, Zhang SY. 2008. Frugivory and seed dispersal by the yellow-throated marten, Martes flavigula, in a subtropical forest of China. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 24: 219-223.

Wang B,  Chen J. 2008. Tannin concentration enhances seed caching by scatter-hoarding rodents: An experiment using artificial ‘seeds’. Acta Oecologica-International Journal of Ecology, 34: 379-385.

Zhou YB, Zhang JS, Slade E, Zhang LB, Palomares F, Chen J, Wang XM, Zhang SY. 2008. Dietary shifts in relation to fruit availability among masked palm civets (Paguma larvata) in central China. Journal of Mammalogy, 89: 435-477.

Zhang L and Li QJ. 2008. A new species of Tacca (Taccaceae) from the west of Yunnan, China. Annales Botanici Fennici, 45:311-314.

Cui LW, Huo S, Zhong T, Xiang ZF, Xiao W, Quan RC. 2008. Social organization of black-and-white snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus bieti) at Deqin, China. American Journal of Primatology, 70: 169-174


Zhou H, Chen J, Chen F. 2007. Ant-mediated seed dispersal contributes to the local spatial pattern and genetic structure of Globba lancangensis (Zingiberaceae). Journal of Heredity, 98: 317-324.

Liu F, Chen J, Chai J, Zhang X, Bai X, He D, Roubik DW. 2007. Adaptive functions of defensive plant phenolics and a non-linear bee response to nectar components. Functional Ecology, 21: 96-100.

Yang XD, Warren M, Zou XM. 2007.  Fertilization responses of soil litter fauna and litter quantity, quality, and turnover in low and high elevation forests of Puerto Rico. Applied Soil Ecology, 37: 63-71.

Zhang L, Chen J, Li DZ, Li QJ. 2007. Reproductive Biology, Mating System, and Population Genetics of Devil Flower: An Autonomous Selfing Plant with Showy Floral Display. Floriculture and Ornamental Biotechnology, 1: 115-124.


Fu YN, Guo HJ, Chen AG, Cui JY. 2006. Household differentiation and on farm conservation of biodiversity by indigenous households in Xishuangbanna, China. Biodiversity and Conservation, 15: 2687-2703

Aeshita M, Wilske B, Tan ZH, Chen J. 2006. Occurrence and morphometric variability in the frugivorous bat species, Cynopterus sphinx and Rousettus leschenaulti, from a tropical rainforest, Xishuangbanna, SW-China. Acta Chiropterologica, 8: 417-427.

Zhang L, Li QJ, Li HT, Chen J, Li DZ. 2006. Genetic diversity and geographic differentiation in Tacca chantrieri (Taccaceae): an autonomous selfing plant with showy floral display. Annals of Botany, 98: 449-457.

Chan OC, Yang XD, Fu Y, Feng ZL, Sha LQ, Caspe P, Zou XM. 2006. 16S rRNA analyses of bacterial community structures in the soils of evergreen broad-leaved forests in south-west China. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 58: 247-259.


Zhang L, Barrett SH, Gao JY, Chen J, Cole WW, Liu Y, Bai ZL, Li QJ. 2005. Predicting mating patterns from pollination syndromes: The case of “sapromyiophily” in Tacca chantrieri (Taccaceae). American Journal of Botany, 92: 517-524.

Liu Y, Qiu YP, Zhang L, Chen J. 2005. Dormancy breaking and storage behavior of Garcinia cowa Roxb. (Guttiferae) seeds: implications for ecological function and germplasm conservation. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 47: 38-49.

Fu YN, Guo HJ, Chen AG, Cui JY. 2005. Fallow agroecosystem dynamics and socioeconomic development in China: Two case studies in Xishuangbanna Prefecture, Yunnan Province. Mountain Research and Development, 25: 365-37.


Chen J, Wang PS, Xia YM, Xu M, Pei SJ. 2004. Genetic diversity and differentiation of Camellia sinensis L. (cultivated tea) and its wild relatives in Yunnan province of China, revealed by morphology, biochemistry and allozyme studies. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, 52: 41-52.

Xiang H and Chen J. 2004. Interspecific variation of plant traits and the relationship of traits with resistance to herbivory among four species of Ficus (Moraceae). Annals of Botany, 94: 377-384.

Chen J, Fleming TH, Zhang L, Wang H, Liu Y. 2004. Patterns of Fruit Traits in a Tropical Rainforest in Xishuangbanna, SW China. Acta Oecologia, 26:157-164.

Gao JY, Zhang L, Deng XB, Ren PY, Kong JJ, Li QJ. 2004. The floral biology of Curcumorpha longiflora (Zingiberaceae): a ginger with tow-day flowers. American Journal of Botany.  91: 289-293.Liu, SJ (Liu, Shengjie)[ 1,2 ] ; Chen, J (Chen, Jin)[ 1 ] ; Gan, WJ (Gan, Wenjin)[ 1 ] ; Schaefer, D (Schaefer, Douglas)[ 1 ] ; Gan, JM (Gan, Jianmin)[ 1 ] ; Yang, XD (Yang, Xiaodong)[ 1 ]