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  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. Z Burivalova, MR Bauert, S Hassold, NTL Fatroandrianjafinonjasolomiovazo, LP Koh. 2014. Relevance of global forest change data set to local conservation: case study of forest degradation in Masoala National Park, Madagascar. Biotropica in press
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Z Burivalova, C Sekercioglu, LP Koh. 2014. Thresholds of logging intensity to maintain tropical biodiversity. Curr Biol 24:1893-1898 DOI | PDF
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. SA Abood, JSH Lee, Z Burivalova, J Garcia-Ulloa, LP Koh. 2014. Relative contributions of the logging, fiber, oil palm and mining industries to forest loss in Indonesia. Conserv Lett in press DOI | PDF


  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


  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. a web-based decision-support tool for implementing Indonesia’s forest moratorium. Methods Ecol Evol 3: 310-316 DOI │ PDF


  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


  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


  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


  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


  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 Ecol 23:27-33 DOI │ PDF


  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


  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


  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

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