*indicates Luskin contributed equally and was the corresponding author

 underlined students were mentored by Luskin & the ECL

Williams PJ, Ong RC, Brodie JF, & Luskin MS (2021). Fungi and insects compensate for lost vertebrate seed predation in an experimentally defaunated tropical forest. Nature Communications early view[link]

Luskin MS, Johnson JJ, Ickes L, Yao TL & Davies SJ (2021). Wildlife disturbances as a source of conspecific negative density-dependent mortality in tropical trees. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 288: 1946-1956. [link]

Chong KY, ...with Luskin MS et al & Wardle DA (2021). Are Terrestrial Biological Invasions Different in the Tropics? Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 52: 291–314. [link]

Kurz DJ, ...with Luskin MS et al. (2021). Transformation and endurance of Indigenous hunting: Kadazandusun-Murut bearded pig hunting practices amidst oil palm expansion and urbanization in Sabah, Malaysia. People & Nature 00: 1-15. [link]

Austin KG, ...with Luskin MS et al. (2021). Mapping and monitoring zero-deforestation commitments. BioScience xx: 1-15 [link]


Annapragada A, Brook CE, Luskin MS et al. (2020) Evaluation of tenrec population viability and potential sustainable management under hunting pressure in northeastern Madagascar. Animal Conservation xx, early view. [link]

Song X, Lim JY, Yang J, & Luskin MS* (2020) When do Janzen-Connell effects matter? A phylogenetic meta-analysis of conspecific negative distance- and density-dependence experiments. Ecology Letters 24, 608-620. [link]

Luskin MS, Meijaard E, Surya S, Sheherazade, Walzer C, Linkie M (2020). African Swine Fever threatens Southeast Asia’s 11 endemic wild pig species. Conservation Letters: e12784-e12795. [link]

Davies SJ, ...with Luskin MS et al. (2020). ForestGEO: Understanding forest diversity and dynamics through a global observatory network. Biological Conservation 253: 1-27. [link]

Luskin MS, Ickes L, Yao TL & Davies SJ (2019). Wildlife differentially affect tree and liana regeneration in a tropical forest: an 18-yr study of experimental defaunation versus artificially abundant herbivores. Journal of Applied Ecology 56: 1379-1388. [link]


Jia S, Wang X, Yuan Z, Lin F, Ye J, Hao Z & Luskin MS* (2018). Global signal of top-down control of terrestrial plant communities by herbivores. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115: 6237–6242. [link]

Luskin MS, Lee JSH, Edwards D, Gibson L & Potts MD (2018). A quantitative review of land sparing agricultural production strategies to conserve tropical forest biodiversity. Global Food Security 16: 29-35.[link]

Luskin MS, Ke A, Linkie M, Meijaard E (2018). Sus barbatus threat assessment. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: e.T41772A10559190 [link].

Hudson LN, ...with Luskin MS et al 2017. The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems). Methods in Ecology and Evolution 7: 145-188. [link]


Luskin MS, Albert WR & Tobler MV (2017). Sumatran tiger survival threatened by deforestation despite increasing densities in parks. Nature Communications 8: 1783. [link]


Luskin MS, Brashares JS, Ickes K, Fletcher CD, Wright SJ & Potts MD (2017). Cross-boundary subsidy cascades from oil palm degrade distant tropical forests. Nature Communications 8: 2231-2239. [link]

Luskin MS & Ke A (2017). The bearded pig. In Melletti M & Meijaard E (Eds). Ecology, Evolution and Management of Wild Pigs and Peccaries. Implications for Conservation. Cambridge University Press, UK. [link]

Harrison RD, Sreekar R, Brodie JF, Brook S, Luskin MS, O’Kelley H, Rao M, Scheffers B & Velho N (2016). Impacts of hunting and wildlife trade on Asian tropical forests. Conservation Biology 30: 972-983. [link]


Ke ALuskin MS* (2017). Integrating disparate occurrence reports to map data-poor species ranges and occupancy: a case study of the Vulnerable bearded pig Sus barbatus. Oryx 55: 1-11. [link]


Luskin MS, Christina ED, Kelley LC & Potts MD (2014). Modern hunting practices and wild meat trade in the plantation landscapes of Sumatra, Indonesia. Human Ecology 42: 35:45.[link]


Luskin MS & Potts MD (2011). Microclimate and habitat heterogeneity through the oil lifecycle. Basic and Applied Ecology 12: 540–551.[link]


Luskin MS (2010). Flying foxes prefer to forage in farmland in a tropical dry forest landscape mosaic in Fiji. Biotropica 42: 246–250.[link]


Other peer-reviewed works

Lavelle D, Sardiñas HS, Blitzer E.J, Weinbaum KZ, Luskin MS & Brashares JS (2011). Book review of Nature's Matrix: Linking Agriculture, Conservation and Food Sovereignty by Perfecto, Vandermeer & Wright. The Quarterly Review of Biology, 86 (3), 220-221.