Mt. Wilhelm - Research and Conservation Area


Full list of research papers from the ecological research in Papua New Guinea based at the New Guinea Binatang Research Center (at Mt Wilhelm and elsewhere in PNG) is available here.

Here we list some of the more important publications related directly to Mt. Wilhelm:

Beck, J. McCain, C. M., Axmacher, J. C., Ashton, L., Bärtschi, F., Brehm, G., Cizek, O., Colwell, R. K., Fiedler, K., Francois, C. L., Holloway, J. D., Intachat, J., Kadlec, T., Kitching, R. L., Maunsell, S. M., Merckx, T., Nakamura, A., Odell, E., Sang, W., Toko, P., Zamecnik, J., Zou, Y. & Novotny, V. 2016. Elevational species richness gradients in a hyperdiverse insect taxon: a global meta-study on geometrid moths. Global Ecology and Biogeography DOI: 10.1111/geb.12548 [ PDF file ]

Chmel, K., Riegert, J., Paul, L. & Novotny, V. 2016. Vertical stratification of an avian community in New Guinean tropical rainforest. Population Ecology 58, 535-547 [ PDF file ]

Colwell, R. K., Gotelli, N. J., Ashton, L., Beck, J., Brehm, G., Fayle, T. M., Fiedler, K., Forister, M. L., Kessler, M., Kitching, R. L., Klimes, P., Kluge, J., Longino, J. T., Maunsell, S. C., McCain, C. M., Moses, J., Noben, S., Sam, K., Sam, L., Shapiro, A. M., Wang, X. & Novotny, V. 2016. Midpoint attractors and species richness: Modeling the interaction between environmental drivers and geometric constraints. Ecology Letters 19, 1009-1022. [ PDF file ]

Dahl, C., Kiatik, I., Baisen, I., Bronikowski, E., Fleischer, R. C., McInerny, N.., Lock, J., Novotny, V., Narayan, E. & Hero, J.-M. 2012. Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis not found in rainforest frogs along an altitudinal gradient of Papua New Guinea. Herpetological Journal 22, 183-186. [ PDF file ]

Le Cesne, M., Wilson, S. W., Soulier-Perkins, A. 2015. Elevational gradient of Hemiptera (Heteroptera, Auchenorrhyncha) on a tropical mountain in Papua New Guinea. PeerJ 3:e978; DOI 10.7717/peerj.978 [ PDF file ]

Leponce M., Novotny V., Pascal O., Robillard T., Legendre F., Villemant C., Munzinger J., Molino J.F., Drew R., Odegaard F., Schmidl J., Tishechkin A., Sam K., Bickel D., Dahl C., Damas K., Fayle T. M., Gewa B., Jacquemin J., Keltim M., Klimes P., Koane B., Kua J., Mantilleri A., Mogia M., Molem K., Moses J., Nowatuo H., Orivel J., Pintaud J.C., Roisin Y., Sam L., Siki B., Soldati L., Soulier-Perkins A., Tulai S., Yombai J., Wardhaugh C. & Basset Y. 2016. Land module of Our Planet Reviewed – Papua New Guinea: aims, methods and first taxonomical results. In Robillard T., Legendre F., Villemant C. & Leponce M. (eds), Insects of Mount Wilhelm, Papua New Guinea. Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, 209). ISBN : 978-2-85653-784-8. [ PDF file ]

Marki, P. Z., Sam, K., Koane, B., Kristensen, J. B., Kennedy, J. D. & Jønsson, K. A. 2016. New and noteworthy bird records from the Mt. Wilhelm elevational gradient, Papua New Guinea. The Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 136, 263-271 [ PDF file ]

Novotny, V., Weiblen, G. D., Miller, S. E. & Basset, Y. 2012. The role of paraecologists in 21st century tropical forest research. Pages 154-157 in M. D. Lowman, T. D. Schowalter, and J. F. Franklin, editors. Methods in forest canopy research. University of California Press, Berkeley. [ PDF file ]

Novotny, V. & Toko, P. 2015. Ecological research in Papua New Guinean rainforests: insects, plants and people. Pp.71-85 in Bryan, J. E. & Shearman, P. L. (Eds.) The State of the Forests of Papua New Guinea 2015. Measuring change over period 2002-2014. University of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby. ISBN 978-9980-89-106-8 [ PDF file ]

Plowman, N. S., Hood, A.S.C., Moses, J., Redmond, C., Novotny, V., Klimes, P., Fayle, T. M. 2017. Network re-organisation and breakdown of an ant-plant protection mutualism with elevation Proc. R. Soc. Biol. Sci. B [ PDF file ]

Sam, K. & Koane, B. 2014. New avian records along the elevational gradient of Mt. Wilhelm, Papua New Guinea. Bulletin of the British Ornithologist’s Club 134, 116-133. [ PDF file ][SamKoaneBOC2014.pdf]

Sam, K., Koane, B., Jeppy, S., Sykorova, J. & Novotny, V. 2017. Diet of land birds along an elevational gradient in Papua New Guinea. Scientific Reports 7, 44018; doi: 10.1038/srep44018 [ PDF file ]

Sam, K., Koane, B. & Novotny, V. 2015. Herbivore damage increases avian and ant predation of caterpillars on trees along a complete elevational forest gradient in Papua New Guinea. Ecography, 38, 293–300 [ PDF file ]

Schmiedel, U., Araya, Y., Bortolotto, I. M., Boeckenhoff, L., Hallwachs, W., Janzen, D., Kolipaka, S. S., Novotny, V., Palm, M., Parfondry, & M., Smanis, A. & Toko, P. 2016. The role of paraecologists and parataxonomists in leading citizen science into the biodiversity-rich world. Conservation Biology 30, 506-519, DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12661 [ PDF file ]

Segar, S. T., Volf, M., Zima, J., Isua, B., Sisol, M., Sam, L., Sam, K., Souto-Vilaros, D. & Novotny, V. 2016. Speciation in a keystone plant genus is driven by elevation: a case study in New Guinean Ficus. Journal of Evolutionary Biology doi: 10.1111/jeb.13020 [ PDF file ]