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  1. Webb, C. O.; Maycock, C. R. (2022) Mastwatch: an online forum for sharing observations of mass flowering and mast fruiting in Sundaland rainforests. Malayan Nature Journal, 74 (2) 185-188 (PDF)
  2. Brearley, F. Q.; and many authors including Webb, C. O. (2019) Opportunities and challenges for an Indonesian forest monitoring network. Annals of Forest Science, 76: 54. (URL)
  3. Garroutte, M.; Huettmann, F.; Webb, C.O.; Ickert-Bond, S.M. (2018) Biogeographic and anthropogenic correlates of Aleutian Islands plant diversity: A machine-learning approach. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 56 (5) 476-497. (URL)
  4. Dean, G.H.; Asmarayani, R.; Ardiyani, M.; Santika, Y.; Triono, T.; Mathews, S.; Webb, C.O. (2018) Generating DNA sequence data with limited resources for molecular biology: lessons from a barcoding project in Indonesia. Applications in Plant Sciences (in press).
  5. Dillis, C.; Marshall, A.J.; Webb, C.O.; Grote, M.N. (2018) Prolific fruit output by the invasive tree Bellucia pentamera Naudin (Melastomataceae) is enhanced by selective logging disturbance. Biotropica DOI: 10.1111/btp.12545
  6. Baskauf, S.; Webb, C.O. (2016) Darwin-SW: Darwin Core-based terms for expressing biodiversity data as RDF. Semantic Web Journal. 7: 629-643 (PDF)
  7. Baskauf, S.; Wieczorek, J.; Deck, J.; Webb, C.O. (2016) Lessons Learned from Adapting the Darwin Core Vocabulary Standard for Use in RDF. Semantic Web Journal. 7 617--627 (PDF)
  8. Webb, C.O. (2016) A lifetime's tribute to Asian forests (book review of “On the Forests of Tropical Asia: Lest the Memory Fade, by Peter S. Ashton, 2014”). Frontiers of Biogeography 8(4) e33133 (LINK)
  9. Paine, C.E.T.; and many authors, including Webb, C.O. (2015) Globally, functional traits are weak predictors of juvenile tree growth, and we do not know why. Journal of Ecology 103 978--989. (LINK)
  10. Slik, J.W.F.; and many authors, including Webb, C.O. (2015) An estimate of the number of tropical tree species. PNAS 112: 7472-7477.
  11. Pohnan, E.; Ompusunggu, H.; Webb, C.O. (2015) Does tree planting change minds? Assessing the use of community participation in reforestation to address illegal logging in West Kalimantan> Tropical Conservation Science 8:45-57 (PDF)
  12. Geeta, R; Lohmann, L.G.; Magallón, S.; Faith, D. P.; Hendry, A.; Crandall, K.; de Meester, L.; Webb, C. O.; Prieur-Richard, A.-H.; Mimura, M.; Conti, E.; Cracraft, J.; Forest, F.; Jaramillo, C.; Donoghue, M. J.; Yahara, T. (2014) Biodiversity only makes sense in the light of evolution. J. Biosci. 39:1­5.
  13. Stoltzfus, A.; Lapp, H.; Matasci, N.; Deus, H.; Sidlauskas, B.; Zmasek, C.; Vaidya, G.; Pontelli, E.; Cranston, K.; Vos, R.; Webb, C.; Harmon, L.; Pirrung, M.; O'Meara, B.; Pennell, M.; Mirarab, S.; Rosenberg, M.; Balhoff, J.; Bik, H.; Heath, T.; Midford, P.; Brown, J.; McTavish, E.; Sukumaran, J.; Westneat, M.; Alfaro, M.; Steele, A. & Jordan, G. (2013) Phylotastic! Making tree-of-life knowledge accessible, reusable and convenient. BMC Bioinformatics 14:158 (URL)
  14. Dick, C. W. & Webb, C. O. (2012) Plant DNA barcodes, taxonomic management, and species discovery in tropical forests. Methods in Molecular Biology 858: 379-393 (PDF)
  15. Gilbert, G. S.; Magarey, R.; Suiter, K. & Webb, C. O. (2012) Evolutionary tools for phytosanitary risk analysis: phylogenetic signal as a predictor of host range of plant pests and pathogens. Evolutionary Applications (PDF)
  16. Roos, M.; Berendsohn, W.; Dessein, S.; Hamann, T.; Hoffmann, N.; Hovenkamp, P.; Janssen, T.; Kirkup, D.; de Kok, R.; Sierra, S.; Smets, E.; Webb, C. O. & van Welzen, P. C. (2011) e-Flora Malesiana: state of the art and perspectives. Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore 63: 189-195
  17. Slik, J. W. Ferry; Aiba, Shin-Ichiro; Bastian, Meredith; Brearley, Francis Q.; Cannon, Charles H.; Eichhorn, Karl A. O.; Fredriksson, Gabriella; Kartawinata, Kuswata; Laumonier, Yves; Mansor, Asyraf; Marjokorpi, Antti; Meijaard, Erik; Morley, Robert J.; Nagamasu, Hidetoshi; Nilus, Reuben; Nurtjahya, Eddy; Payne, John; Permana, Andrea; Poulsen, Axel D.; Raes, Niels; Riswan, Soedarsono; van Schaik, Carel P.; Sheil, Douglas; Sidiyasa, Kade; Suzuki, Eizi; van Valkenburg, Johan L. C. H.; Webb, Campbell O.; Wich, Serge; Yoneda, Tsuyoshi; Zakaria, Rahmad & Zweifel, Nicole (2011) Soils on exposed Sunda Shelf shaped biogeographic patterns in the equatorial forests of Southeast Asia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108: 12343-12347. (PDF)
  18. Kettle, Chris J.; Ghazoul, Jaboury; Ashton, Peter; Cannon, Charles H.; Chong, Lucy; Diway, Bibian; Faridah, Eny; Harrison, Rhett; Hector, Andy; Hollingsworth, Pete; Koh, Lian Pin; Khoo, Eyen; Kitayama, Kanehiro; Kartawinata, Kuswata; Marshall, Andrew J.; Maycock, Colin; Nanami, Satoshi; Paoli, Gary; Potts, Matthew D.; Samsoedin, Ismayadi; Sheil, Douglas; Tan, Sylvester; Tomoaki, Ichie; Webb, Campbell; Yamakura, Takuo & Burslem, David F.R.P. (2011) Seeing the fruit for the trees in Borneo. Conservation Letters 4: 184-191. (PDF)
  19. Webb, Campbell O.; Slik, J. W. Ferry & Triono, Teguh (2010) Biodiversity inventory and informatics in Southeast Asia. Biodiversity and Conservation 19: 955-972. (PDF)
  20. Webb, Campbell O (2010) `The Ecology of Tropical East Asia' by Richard T. Corlett. Quarterly Review of Biology 85: 355-356.
  21. Kettle, Chris J.; Ghazoul, Jaboury; Ashton, Peter; Cannon, Charles H.; Chong, Lucy; Diway, Bibian; Faridah, Eny; Harrison, Rhett; Hector, Andrew; Hollingsworth, Pete; Koh, Lian Pin; Khoo, Eyen; Kitayama, Kanehiro; Kartawinata, Kuswata; Marshall, Andrew; Maycock, Colin; Nanami, Satoshi; Paoli, Gary; Potts, Matthew D.; Sheil, Douglas; Tan, Sylvester; Tomoaki, Ichie; Webb, Campbell O; Yamakura, Takuo & Burslem, David (2010) Mass fruiting in Borneo: a missed opportunity (letter to editor). Science 330: 584.
  22. Kembel, Steven W.; Cowan, Peter D.; Helmus, Matthew R.; Cornwell, Will; Morlon, Helene; Ackerly, David; Blomberg, Simon & Webb, Campbell O. (2010) picante: R tools for integrating phylogenies and ecology. Bioinformatics 26: 1463-1464.
  23. Gotelli, Nicholas J.; Anderson, Marti J.; Arita, Hector T.; Chao, Anne; Colwell, Robert K.; Connolly, Sean R.; Currie, David J.; Dunn, Robert R.; Graves, Gary R.; Green, Jessica L.; Grytnes, John-Arvid; Jiang, Yi-Huei; Jetz, Walter; Lyons, S. Kathleen; McCain, Christy M.; Magurran, Anne E.; Rahbek, Carsten; Rangel, Thiago F.L.V.B.; Sober'on, Jorge; Webb, Campbell O. & Willig, Michael R. (2009) Patterns and causes of species richness: a general simulation model for macroecology. Ecology Letters 12: 873-886.
  24. Vamosi, S. M.; Heard, S. B.; Vamosi, J. C. & Webb, C. O. (2009) Emerging patterns in the comparative analysis of phylogenetic community structure. Molecular Ecology 18: 572-592.
  25. Slik, J. W. Ferry; Raes, Niels; Aiba, Shin-Ichiro; Brearley, Francis Q.; Cannon, Charles H.; Meijaard, Erik; Nagamasu, Hidetoshi; Nilus, Reuben; Paoli, Gary; Poulsen, Axel D.; Sheil, Douglas; Suzuki, Eizi; van Valkenburg, Johan L. C. H.; Webb, Campbell O.; Wilkie, Peter & Wulffraat, Stephan (2009) Environmental correlates for tropical tree diversity and distribution patterns in Borneo. Diversity and Distributions 15: 523-532.
  26. Webb, C. O.; Ackerly, D. D. & Kembel, S. W. (2008) Phylocom: software for the analysis of phylogenetic community structure and trait evolution. Bioinformatics 24: 2098-2100. (PDF)
  27. Poorter, L.; Wright, S.J.; Paz, H.; Ackerly, D.D.; Condit, R.; Ibarra-Manr'iquez, G.; Harms, K.E.; Licona, J.C.; Mart'inez-Ramos, M.; Mazer, S.J.; Muller-Landau, H. C.; Pe na-Claros, M.; Webb, C.O. & Wright, I. J. (2008) Are functional traits good predictors of demographic rates? Evidence from five Neotropical forests. Ecology 89: 1908-1920.
  28. Gilbert, G. S. & Webb, C. O. (2007) Phylogenetic signal in plant pathogen-host range. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 104: 4979-4983.
  29. Wright, I. J.; Ackerly, D. D.; Bongers, F.; Harms, K. E.; Ibarra-Manriquez, G.; Martinez-Ramos, M.; Mazer, S. J.; Muller-Landau, H. C.; Paz, H.; Pitman, N. C. A.; Poorter, L.; Silman, M. R.; Vriesendorp, C. F.; Webb, C. O.; Westoby, M. & Wright, S. Joseph (2007) Relationships among ecologically important dimensions of plant trait variation in seven Neotropical forests. Annals of Botany 99: 1003-1015. (PDF)
  30. Chave, J.; Muller-Landau, H. C.; Baker, T. R.; Easdale, T. A.; ter Steege, H. & Webb, C. O. (2007) Regional and phylogenetic variation of wood density across 2,456 neotropical tree species. Ecological Applications 16: 2356-2367. (PDF)
  31. Kraft, N. J. B.; Cornwell, W. K.; Webb, C. O. & Ackerly, D. D. (2007) Trait evolution, community assembly, and the phylogenetic structure of ecological communities. American Naturalist 170: 271-283.
  32. Weiblen, G. D.; Webb, C. O.; Novotny, V.; Basset, Y. & Miller, S. E. (2006) Phylogenetic dispersion of host use in a tropical insect herbivore community.. Ecology 87: S62-S75. (PDF)
  33. Webb, C. O.; Losos, J. B. & Agrawal, A. (2006) Special issue: Integrating phylogenies into community ecology. Ecology 87: S1-S2. (PDF)
  34. Webb, C. O.; Gilbert, G. S. & Donoghue, M. J. (2006) Phylodiversity-dependent seedling mortality, size structure, and disease in a Bornean rain forest.. Ecology 87: S123-S131. (PDF)
  35. Strauss, S. Y.; Webb, C. O. & Salamin, N. (2006) Exotic taxa less related to native species are more invasive.. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 103: 5841-5845.
  36. Ackerly, D. D.; Schwilk, D. W. & Webb, C. O. (2006) Niche evolution and adaptive radiation: testing the order of trait divergence.. Ecology 87: S50-S61.
  37. Davis, C. C.; Webb, C. O.; Wurdack, K. J.; Jaramillo, C. A. & Donoghue, M. J. (2005) Explosive radiation of Malpighiales supports a mid-Cretaceous origin of modern tropical rain forests.. American Naturalist 165: E36-E65.
  38. Webb, C. O. & Donoghue, M. J. (2005) Phylomatic: tree assembly for applied phylogenetics. Molecular Ecology Notes 5: 181-183. (PDF)
  39. Webb, C. O. (2005) Engineering hope. Conservation Biology 19: 275-277. (PDF)
  40. Ree, R. H.; Moore, B. R.; Webb, C. O. & Donoghue, M. J. (2005) A likelihood framework for inferring the evolution of geographic range on phylogenetic trees.. Evolution 59: 2299-2311. (PDF)
  41. Moles, A. T.; Ackerly, D. D.; Webb, C. O.; Tweddle, J. C.; Dickie, J. B. & Westoby, M. (2005) A brief history of seed size.. Science 307: 576-580. (PDF)
  42. Moles, A. T.; Ackerly, D. D.; Webb, C. O.; Tweddle, J. C.; Dickie, J. B.; Pitman, A. J. & Westoby, M. (2005) Factors that shape seed mass evolution.. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 102: 10540-10544. (PDF)
  43. Chazdon, R. L.; Careaga, S.; Webb, C. O. & Vargas, O. (2003) Community and phylogenetic structure of reproductive traits of woody specie in wet tropical forests. Ecological Monographs 73: 331-348. (PDF)
  44. Webb, C. O. (2003) Macroevolutionary theory on macroecological patterns. Quarterly Review of Biology 78: 474-475.
  45. Slik, J. W. F.; Poulsen, A. D.; Ashton, P. S.; Cannon, C. H.; Eichhorn, K. A. O.; Kartawinata, K.; Lanniari, I.; Nagamasu, H.; Nakagawa, M.; van Nieuwstadt, M. G. L.; Payne, J.; Purwaningsih; Saridan, A.; Sidiyasa, K.; Verburg, R. W.; Webb, C. O. & Wilkie, P. (2003) A floristic analysis of the lowland dipterocarp forests of Borneo. Journal of Biogeography 30: 1517-1531. (PDF)
  46. Zens, M. S & Webb, C O (2002) Sizing up the shape of life. Science 295: 1475-1476. (PDF)
  47. Webb, C. O. & Pitman, N. C. A. (2002) Phylogenetic balance and ecological evenness. Systematic Biology 51: 898-907. (PDF)
  48. Webb, C. O.; Ackerly, D. D.; McPeek, M. A. & Donoghue, M. J. (2002) Phylogenies and community ecology. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 33: 475-505. (PDF)
  49. Webb, C. O. & Peart, D. R. (2001) High seed dispersal rates in faunally-intact tropical rain forest: theoretical and conservation implications. Ecology Letters 4: 491-499. (PDF)
  50. Curran, L. M. & Webb, C. O. (2000) Experimental tests of the spatiotemporal scale of seed predation in mast-fruiting Dipterocarpaceae. Ecological Monographs 70: 129-148. (PDF)
  51. Webb, C. O. & Peart, D. R. (2000) Habitat associations of trees and seedlings in a Bornean rain forest. Journal of Ecology 88: 464-478. (PDF)
  52. Webb, C. O. (2000) Exploring the phylogenetic structure of ecological communities: an example for rain forest trees. American Naturalist 156: 145-155. (PDF)
  53. Webb, C. O. (2000) Beyond slash and burn. Plant Systematics and Evolution 220: 271-273.
  54. Webb, C. O. & Peart, D. R. (1999) Seedling density dependence promotes coexistence of Bornean rain forest trees. Ecology 80: 2006-2017. (PDF)
  55. Webb, C O. (1999) Environment as destiny, history as science. Conservation Biology 13: 1520-1521. (PDF)
  56. Webb, C O. (1998) Milestones in Indonesian conservation. Conservation Biology 12: 735-736.
  57. Webb, C. O. & Curran, L. M. (1996) A field key to dipterocarp seedlings of the Gunung Palung National Park, West Kalimantan, Indonesia. Tropical Biodiversity 3: 193-225.
  58. Tanuwijaya, S. M.; Alimudin, R. H.; Peart, D. R.; Webb, C. O. & Leighton, M. (1996) Population structure and regeneration in two potentially valuable leguminous rain forest tree species, Sindora coriacea and Dialium platysepalum, in Gunung Palung National Park, Indonesia. Tropical Biodiversity 3: 157-168.
  59. Setiadi, Y.; Peart, D. R.; Webb, C. O. & Leighton, M. (1996) Abundance and spatial distribution of seedling recruitment around adult trees of five Shorea species, in the Gunung Palung National Park, Indonesia. Tropical Biodiversity 3: 169-179.
  60. Flemming, N. C. & Webb, C. O. (1986) Tectonic and eustatic coastal changes during the last 10,000 years, derived from archeological data.. Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie Supplementb"ande" 62: 1-29. (PDF)

Book chapters

  1. Webb, Campbell O. & Ree, Richard (2012) Historical biogeography inference in Malesia. In Gower, David & Ruber, Lukas (ed.), Biotic Evolution and Environmental Change in Southeast Asia, pages .
  2. Webb, C. O.; Cannon, C. H. & Davies, S. J. (2008) Ecological organization, biogeography, and the phylogenetic structure of tropical forest tree communities. In Carson, W. P. & Schnitzer, S. S. A. (ed.), Tropical Forest Community Ecology, pages 79-97.


  1. Webb, C. O.; Boucher, T.; Sheppard, S. & Summers, M. (2005) Vegetation of the Adelbert Range, Madang Province, PNG. (PDF)
  2. Webb, C. O. (2005) Vegetation of the Raja Ampat Islands, Papua, Indonesia. (PDF)
  3. Webb, C. O. (2005) Vegetation Mapping in Phnom Samkos and Phnom Aural Wildlife Sanctuaries, Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia. (PDF)
  4. Webb, C. O. & Ali, S. (2002) Plants and Vegetation of the Maliau Basin Conservation Area, Sabah, East Malaysia. (PDF, ZIP)


  1. Webb, C. O. (1999) Borneo Diary. Radio documentary for ‘Living on Earth,’ National Public Radio (USA), 27 July (MP3).