Research Overview

How do species of hyper-diverse genera such as Macaranga coexist within a forest?

Understanding how the environment constrains the distribution of tree species and influences growth and mortality rates is fundamental to predicting how global change will affect tropical rainforests.


Ph.D., Harvard University, 1996

B.Sc., University of Sydney, Australia, 1987

Selected Publications

Lutz JA, Furniss TJ, Johnson DJ, et al. Global importance of large‐diameter trees. Global Ecol Biogeogr. 2018;00:1–16.   

Kurten EL, Bunyavejchewin S, Davies SJ. Phenology of a dipterocarp forest with seasonal drought: Insights into the origin of general flowering. J Ecol. 2018; 106:126–136.

Zuleta, D., Duque, A. , Cardenas, D. , Muller‐Landau, H. C. and Davies, S. J. (2017), Drought‐induced mortality patterns and rapid biomass recovery in a terra firme forest in the Colombian Amazon. Ecology, 98: 2538-2546. doi:10.1002/ecy.1950

Kang Min Ngo, Stuart Davies, Nik Faizu Nik Hassan & Shawn Lum (2017) Resilience of a forest fragment exposed to long-term isolation in Singapore, Plant Ecology & Diversity, 9:4, 397-407, DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2016.1262924

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