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H. M. Griffiths*, Ashton L. A.*^, T. A. Evans, C. L. Parr†, P. Eggleton†. 2019. Termites can decompose more than half of deadwood in tropical rainforest. Current Biology 29: 118-119. *co-first author, ^corresponding author,†co-senior author
Ashton L. A.*, H. M. Griffiths*^, C. L. Parr, T. A. Evans, R. K. Didham, F. Hasan, Y. A. Teh, H. S. Tin, C. S Vairappan, P. Eggleton. 2019. Termites mitigate the effects of drought in tropical rainforest. Science 363: 174-177. *co-first author, ^corresponding author
Law S., P. Eggleton, H. M. Griffiths, L. A. Ashton and C. L. Parr. 2019. Suspended Dead Wood Decomposes Slowly in the Tropics, with Microbial Decay Greater than Termite Decay. Ecosystems https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-018-0331-4
Xing S., B. C. Bonebrake, L. A. Ashton, R. L. Kitching, M. Cao, Z. Sun, J. C. Ho, A. Nakamura. 2018. Colors of night: climate–morphology relationships of geometrid moths along spatial gradients in southwestern China. Oecologia 188: 537-546
Griffiths H. M.*, L. A. Ashton*, A. E. Walker, F. Hasan, T. Evans, P. Eggleton and C. L. Parr. 2018. Ants are the major agents of nutrient redistribution from tropical rainforests. The Journal of Animal Ecology 87: 293-300. *co-first author.
Nakamura, A., R. L. Kitching, M. Cao, T. J. Creedy, T. M. Fayle, M. Freiberg, C. N. Hewitt, T. Itioka, L. P. Koh, K. Ma, Y. Malhi, A. Mitchell, V. Novotny, C. M. P. Ozanne, L. Song, H. Wang, and L. A. Ashton. 2017. Forest canopy science: achievements and horizons. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 32: 438-451.
Beck, J., McCain, C. M., Axmacher, J. C., Ashton, L. A., Bärtschi, F., Brehm, G., Choi, S., Cizek, O., Cowell. R. K., Fiedler, K., Francois, C. L., Highland, S,, Holloway, J. D., Intachat, J., Kadlec, T., Kitching, R. L., Maunsell, S. C., Merckx, T., Nakamura, A., Odell, E., Sang, W., Toko, P. S., Zamecnik, J., Zou, Y. & Novotny, V. 2017. Elevational species richness gradients in a hyperdiverse insect taxon: a global meta-study on geometrid moths. Global Ecology and Biogeography 26: 412-424.
Colwell, R. K., N. J. Gotelli, L. A. Ashton, J. Beck, G. Brehm, T. M. Fayle, K. Fiedler, M. L. Forister, M. Kessler, R. L. Kitching, P. Klimes, J. Kluge, J. T. Longino, S. C. Maunsell, C. M. McCain, J. Moses, S. Noben, K. Sam, L. Sam, A. M. Shapiro, X. Wang, and V. Novotny. 2016. Midpoint attractors and species richness: Modelling the interaction between environmental drivers and geometric constraints. Ecology Letters 19: 1009-1022.
Ashton, L. A., A. Nakamura, C. J. Burwell, Y. Tang, M. Cao, T. Whitaker, Z. Sun, H. Huang & R. L. Kitching. 2016. Elevational sensitivity in an Asian ‘hotspot’: moth diversity across elevational gradients in tropical, sub-tropical and sub-alpine China. Scientific Reports 6: 26513.
Leach, E., C. J. Burwell, L. A. Ashton, D. Jones and R. L. Kitching. 2016. Comparison of point counts and automated acoustic monitoring: detecting birds in a rainforest biodiversity survey. Emu 116: 305-309.
Ashton, L. A., A. Nakamura, Y. Basset, C. J. Burwell, M. Cao, R. Eastwood, E. Odell, E. G. d. Oliveira, K. Hurley, M. Katabuchi, S. Maunsell, J. McBroom, J. Schmidl, Z. H. Sun, Y. Tang, T. Whitaker, M. J. Laidlaw, W. J. F. McDonald, and R. L. Kitching. 2016. Vertical stratification of moth across elevation and latitude. Journal of Biogeography 43: 59-69.
Ashton, L. A., E. H. Odell, C. J. Burwell, S. C. Maunsell, A. Nakamura, W. J. F. McDonald, and R. L. Kitching. 2015. Altitudinal patterns of moth diversity in tropical and subtropical rainforest. Austral Ecology 42: 197-208.
Odell, E. H., L. A. Ashton, and R. L. Kitching. 2015. Elevation and moths in acentral eastern Queensland rainforest. Austral Ecology 42: 133-144.
Nakamura, A., C. J. Burwell, L. A. Ashton, M. J. Laidlaw, M. Katabuchi, and R. L. Kitching. 2015. Identifying indicator species of elevation: Comparing the utility of woody plants, ants and moths for long-term monitoring. Austral Ecology 42: 177-188.
Ashton, L. A., H. S. Barlow, A. Nakamura, and R. L. Kitching. 2014. Diversity in tropical ecosystems: the species richness and turnover of moths in Malaysian rainforests. Insect Conservation and Diversity 8: 132-142.
Kitching, R. L., and L. A. Ashton. 2013. Predictor sets and biodiversity assessments: the evolution and application of an idea. Pacific Conservation Biology 19: 418-426.
Y. Ji*, Ashton, L.*, S. M. Pedley*, D. P. Edwards*, Y. Tang, A. Nakamura, R. Kitching, P. M. Dolman, P. Woodcock, F. A. Edwards, T. H. Larsen, W. W. Hsu, S. Benedick, K. C. Hamer, D. S. Wilcove, C. Bruce, X. Wang, T. Levi, M. Lott, B. C. Emerson, and D. W. Yu*. 2013. Reliable, verifiable and efficient monitoring of biodiversity via metabarcoding. Ecology Letters 16: 1245-1257.
*These authors contributed equally to this study
Kitching, R. L., L. A. Ashton, C. J. Burwell, S. L. Boulter, P. Greenslade, M. J. Laidlaw, C. L. Lambkin, S. C. Maunsell, A. Nakamura, and F. Ødegaard. 2013a. Sensitivity and threat in high elevation rainforests: outcomes and consequences of the IBISCA-Queensland Project. in M. Lowman, editor. Canopies in danger. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
Kitching, R. L., L. A. Ashton, A. Nakamura, T. Whitaker, and C. V. Khen. 2013b. Distance-driven species turnover in Bornean rainforests: homogeneity and heterogeneity in primary and post-logging forests. Ecography 36: 675-682
Ashton, L. A., R. L. Kitching, S. Maunsell, D. Bito, and D. Putland. 2011. Macrolepidopteran assemblages along an altitudinal gradient in subtropical rainforest - exploring indicators of climate change. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 55: 375-389.
Kitching, R. L., D. Putland, L. A. Ashton, M. J. Laidlaw, S. L. Boulter, H. Christensen, and C. L. Lambkin. 2011. Detecting biodiversity changes along climatic gradients: the IBISCA Queensland Project. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 55: 235-250.
BES – British Ecological Society Meeting 2016 – Annual Conference. Symposium presentation - Forest canopy science: achievements and horizons. Liverpool, UK.
International Canopy Conference 2016 – Plenary Speaker. Forest canopy science: achievements and horizons. London, UK.
ATBC – Association for Tropical Biology 2016 – Annual Conference. Symposium organizer - Ecosystem manipulation experiments for understanding human disturbance. Montpelier, France.
ATBC – Association for Tropical Biology 2016 – Annual Conference. Symposium presentation. Sensitivity in an Asian 'Hotspot': moth diversity across elevational gradients is tropical, sub-tropical and sub-alpine China. Montpelier, France.
BES – British Ecological Society Meeting 2015 – Symposium presentation. Moths and mountains: Disentangling the drivers of diversity and creating base-line data for climate change monitoring. Edinburgh, UK.
International Canopy Workshop 2015 – Symposium presentation. Canopies, compartments and continents: food-web structure across spatial scales. Xishangbanna Tropical Botanic Garden, Mengla, Yunnan, China.
ATBC – Association for Tropical Biology 2014 – Annual Conference. Symposium presentation. Multi-taxa inventories in Australia and China. Cairns, Australia.
ATBC – Association for Tropical Biology 2014 – Annual Conference. Symposium presentation. What’s up is up: vertical stratification of moths is universal. Cairns, Australia.
Environmental Futures Centre 2011 – Annual Conference. Symposium presentation. Altitudinal gradients and patterns of moth diversity in subtropical and tropical rainforests. Mt Tamborine, Australia.
ESA – Ecological Society of Australia 2011 – Annual Conference. Symposium presentation. Altitudinal patterns in rainforests – a comparison of three different biomes. Tasmania, Australia.
ESA – Ecological Society of Australia – 2010 Annual Conference. Symposium presentation. Moths as indicators of climate change – investigating species with restricted altitudinal distributions. Canberra, Australia.
INTECOL – International Congress of Ecology 2009 – Symposium presentation. Moth diversity along a sub-tropical altitudinal gradient: family patterns and indicators of climate change. Brisbane, Australia.
INTECOL – International Congress of Ecology 2009 – Poster presentation. The change in macro-lepidopteran assemblages along a fine-scale altitudinal gradient in subtropical rainforest. Brisbane, Australia.