Note on Authorship: Papers stemming out of the Potts Research Group adhere to the first-last author emphasis. Papers from the group are noted here with a †, while italics indicate students and post-doctoral researchers in our group.

Peer Reviewed Publications
  1. Bukoski, J.J., A. Elwin, R.A. MacKenzie, S. Sharma, J. Purbopuspito, B. Kopania, M. Apwong, R. Poolsiri and M.D. Potts. 2020. The role of predictive model data in designing mangrove forest carbon programs. Environmental Research Letters
  1. Willemen, L., N. N. Barger, B. ten Brink, M. Cantele, B.F.N. Erasmus, J.L. Fisher, T. Gardner, T.G. Holland, F. Kohler, J.S. Kotiaho, G.P. von Maltitz, G. Nangendo, R. Pandit, J.A. Parrotta, M.D. Potts, S.D. Prince, M. Sankaran, A. Brainich, L. Montanarella and R. Scholes. 2020. How to halt the global decline of lands. Nature Sustainability 3:164-166.
  1. Butsic,V., T. Kuemmerle, L. Pallud, K.J. Helmstedt, L. Macchi and M.D. Potts. 2020. Aligning biodiversity conservation and agricultural production in heterogeneous landscapes. Ecological Applications 3:e02057.
  1. Moreno, L.C., T. Tran, and M.D. Potts. 2020. Consider a broccoli stalk: How the concept of edibility influences quantification of household food waste. Journal of Environmental Management 256: 109977.
  1. Holland, T., W. Stewart, and M.D. Potts. 2019. Source or Sink? A comparison of Landfire- and FIA-based estimates of change in aboveground live tree carbon in California’s forests. Environmental Research Letters 14 074008.
  1. †Kohler, F., T.G. Holland, J.S. Kotiaho, M. Desrousseaux, and M.D. Potts. 2019. Embracing diverse worldviews to share planet Earth. Conservation Biology 33: 1014-1022
  1. Huckleberry, J.K. and M.D. Potts . 2019. Constraints to implementing the food-energy-water nexus concept: Governance in the Lower Colorado River Basin. Environmental Science and Policy 93:289-298.
  1. Potts, M.D. , Holland, T., Erasmus, B. F. N., Arnhold, S., Athayde, S., Carlson, C. J., Fennessy, M. S., Lorencová, E. K., Elias, P., Lowe, A., Acebey Quiroga, S.V., and Togtokh, C. Chapter 5: Land degradation and restoration associated with changes in ecosystem services and functions, and human well-being and good quality of life. In IPBES (2018): The IPBES assessment report on land degradation and restoration. Montanarella, L., Scholes, R., and Brainich, A. (eds.). Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem services, Bonn, Germany. 744 pages.
  1. IPBES. 2018. Summary for policymakers of the assessment report on land degradation and restoration of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. R. Scholes, L. Montanarella, A. Brainich, N. Barger, B. ten Brink, M. Cantele, B. Erasmus, J. Fisher, T. Gardner, T. G. Holland, F. Kohler, J. S. Kotiaho, G. Von Maltitz, G. Nangendo, R. Pandit, J. Parrotta, M.D. Potts, S. Prince, M. Sankaran and L. Willemen (eds.). IPBES secretariat, Bonn, Germany. 44 pages.
  1. Chua, S.C., and M.D. Potts. 2018. The role of plant functional traits in understanding forest recovery in wet tropical secondary forests. Science of the Total Environment 642:1252-1262.
  1. Fujinuma, J., M.D. Potts, A.R. Kassim, R.D.Harrison, Abd Razak O., T.S. Kohyama. 2018. Modular, hollow culms of rain-forest bamboos explain their persistence across a wide range of light environments. Journal of Tropical Ecology: 34: 1-16.
  1. Helmstedt, K.J. and M.D. Potts. 2018. Valuable habitat and low deforestation can reduce biodiversity gains from development rights markets. Journal of Applied Ecology: doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.13108
  1. †Sakaguchi, L., N. Pak and M.D. Potts. 2018. Tackling the issue of food waste in restaurants: Options for measurement method, reduction and behavioral change. Journal of Cleaner Production 180: 430-436.
  1. Helmstedt, K.J., J.R. Stokes-Draut, A.E. Larsen and M.D. Potts. 2018. Innovating at the food, water, and energy interface. Journal of Environmental Management 209: 17–22.
  1. Luskin, M.S., J.S.H. Lee, D.P. Edwards, L. Gibson and M.D. Potts. 2018. Study context shapes recommendations of land-sparing and sharing; a quantitative review. Global Food Security 16: 29-35.
  1. Luskin, M.S., J.S. Brashares, K. Ickes, I.-F. Sun, C. Fletcher, S.J. Wright and M.D Potts. 2017. Cross-boundary subsidy cascades from oil palm degrade distant tropical forests. Nature Communications 8: 2231.
  1. Feliciano, E.A., S. Wdowinski, M.D. Potts, S.K. Lee and T.E. Fatoyinbo. 2017. Estimating Mangrove Canopy Height and Above-Ground Biomass in the Everglades National Park with Airborne LiDAR and TanDEM-X Data. Remote Sensing 9, 702.
  1. Lam, T.Y., J.A. Kershaw, Z.S. Nur Hajar, K. Abd Rahman, A.R. Weiskittel, and M.D. Potts. 2017. Evaluating and modelling genus and species variation in height-to-diameter relationships for Tropical Hill Forests in Peninsular Malaysia. Forestry 90:268-278.
  1. Kelley, L.C., S.G. Evans, and M.D. Potts. 2017. Richer histories for more relevant policies: 42 years of tree cover loss and gain in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. Global Change Biology 23:830-839.
  1. Bellows, R.S., A.C. Thomson, K.J. Helmstedt, R.A. York, and M.D. Potts. 2016. Damage and Mortality Patterns in Young Mixed Conifer Plantations Following Prescribed Fires in the Sierra Nevada, California. Forest Ecology and Management 376:193–204.
  1. Chua, S.C., B.S. Ramage, and M.D. Potts. 2016. Soil Degradation and Feedback Processes Affect Long-Term Recovery of Tropical Secondary Forests. Journal of Vegetation Science 27: 800-811.
  1. Evans, S.G., B.S. Ramage, T.L. Dirocco, and M.D. Potts. 2015. Greenhouse Gas Mitigation on Marginal Land: A Quantitative Review of the Relative Benefits of Forest Recovery versus Biofuel Production. Environmental Science and Technology 49:2503–2511.
  1. Kohyama, T.S., M.D. Potts, T.I. Kohyama, A.R. Kassim, and P.S. Ashton. 2015. Demographic Properties Shape Tree Size Distribution in a Malaysian Rain Forest. The American Naturalist 185:367–479.
  1. Evans, S.G., and M.D. Potts. 2015. Effect of Agricultural Commodity Prices on Species Abundance of US Grassland Birds. Environmental and Resource Economics 62: 549–565.
  1. Evans, S.G., L.C. Kelley, and M.D. Potts. 2015. The potential impact of second-generation biofuel landscapes on at-risk species in the U.S. Global Change Biology Bioenergy 7: 161-404.
  1. Schwabe, K.A., R.T. Carson, J.R. DeShazo, M.D. Potts, A.N. Reese, and J.R. Vincent. 2015. Creation of Malaysia’s Royal Belum State Park: A Case Study of Conservation in a Developing Country. The Journal of Environment & Development 24: 54–81.
  1. Vincent, J.R., R.T. Carson, J.R. DeShazo, K.A. Schwabe, I. Ahmad, S.K. Chong, Y.T. Chang, and M.D. Potts. 2014. Tropical Countries May Be Willing to Pay More to Protect Their Forests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111:10113–10118.
  1. Doll, H.M., E. Butod, R.D. Harrison, C. Fletcher, A.R. Kassim, S. Ibrahim, and M.D. Potts. 2014. Environmental and Geographic Factors Driving Dung Beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) Diversity in the Dipterocarp Forests of Peninsular Malaysia. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 62:549–60.
  1. Feliciano, E.A., S. Wdowinski, and M.D. Potts. 2014. Assessing Mangrove Above-Ground Biomass and Structure Using Terrestrial Laser Scanning: A Case Study in the Everglades National Park. Wetlands 34: 955–968.
  1. Marshalek, E.C., B.S. Ramage, and M.D. Potts. 2014. Integrating Harvest Scheduling and Reserve Design to Improve Biodiversity Conservation. Ecological Modelling 287:27–35.
  1. DiRocco, T., B.S. Ramage, S.G. Evans, and M.D. Potts. 2014. Accountable Accounting: Carbon-Based Management on Marginal Lands. Forests 5: 847–861.
  1. Iida, Y., L. Poorter, F. J. Sterck, A. R. Kassim, M.D. Potts, T. Kubo, and T. Kohyama. 2014. Linking size-dependent growth and mortality with architectural traits across 145 co-occurring tropical tree species. Ecology, 95:353-363.
  1. Luskin, M.S., E.D. Christina, L.C. Kelley, and M.D. Potts. 2014. Modern hunting practices and wild meat trade in the oil palm plantation-dominated landscapes of Sumatra, Indonesia. Human Ecology 42: 35-45.
  1. Lam, T.Y., C. Fletcher, B.S. Ramage, H.M. Doll, J.C. Luruthusamy, N.A. Mustafa, E. Butod, A.R. Kassim, R.D. Harrison, and M.D. Potts. 2014. Using habitat characteristics to predict faunal diversity in tropical production forests. Biotropica 46: 50-57.
  1. Doll, H.M., D. W. Armitage, R.A. Daly, J.B. Emerson, D. Goltsman, A.P. Yelton, J. Kerekes, M.K. Firestone, and M.D. Potts. 2013. Utilizing Novel Diversity Estimators to Quantify Multiple Dimensions of Microbial Biodiversity across Domains. BMC Microbiology 13:259.
  1. Chua, S.C., B.S. Ramage, K.M. Ngo, M.D. Potts, and S.K.Y. Lum. 2013. Slow recovery of a secondary tropical forest in Southeast Asia. Forest Ecology and Management, 308: 153-160.
  1. Ramage, B.S., E.C. Marshalek, J. Kitzes, and M.D. Potts. 2013. Conserving tropical biodiversity via strategic spatiotemporal harvest planning. Journal of Applied Ecology 50: 1301-1310.
  1. Lam, T.Y., A.R. Kassim, S.B. Ibrahim, and M.D. Potts. 2013. Evaluating design unbiasedness in the pre-felling inventory of the Malaysian Selective Management System. Journal of Tropical Forest Science, 25: 516-527.
  1. Potts, M.D., L.C. Kelley, and H.M Doll. 2013. Maximizing biodiversity co-benefits under REDD+: a decoupled approach. Environmental Research Letters, 8:0249019.
  1. Ong, X. R., S.C. Chua, and M.D. Potts. 2013. Recent records of the dung beetle Catharsius Molossus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in Singapore. Nature in Singapore, 6: 1–6.
  1. Ramage, B.S., J. Kitzes, E.C. Marshalek, and M.D. Potts. 2013. Optimized Floating Refugia: a new strategy for species conservation in production forest landscapes. Biodiversity and Conservation, 22: 789-801.
  1. Ramage B.S., D. Sheil, H.M.W. Salim, C. Fletcher, N.Z.A. Mustafa, J.C. Luruthusamy, R.D. Harrison, E. Butod E, A.D. Dzulkiply, A.R. Kassim, and M.D. Potts. 2013. Pseudoreplication in tropical forests and the resulting effects on biodiversity conservation. Conservation Biology, 27: 364-372.
  1. Davis, S.C., M. Dietze, E. DeLucia, C. Field, S.P. Hamburg, S. Loarie, W. Parton, M.D. Potts, B. Ramage, D. Wang, H. Youngs, and S.P. Long. 2012. Harvesting carbon from Eastern US forests: opportunities and impacts of an expanding bioenergy industry. Forests, 3: 370-397.
  1. Salim, H.M.W., A.D. Dzulkiply, R.D. Harrison, C. Fletcher, A.R. Kassim, and M.D. Potts. 2012. Stingless bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Meliponini) diversity in dipterocarp forest reserves in Peninsular Malaysia. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 60:213-219.
  1. †Luruthusamay, J.C., C.D. Fletcher, H.M.W. Salim, A.R. Kassim, R.D. Harrison, and M.D. Potts. 2011. The diversity of insectivorous bats in an upper hill dipterocarp forest of Temenggor Forest Reserve, Peninsular Malaysia. Malayan Nature Journal, 63: 569-576.
  1. †Nur-Zati, M.A., H.M.W. Salim, C.D. Fletcher, A.R. Kassim, and M.D. Potts. 2011. Taxonomic and functional diversity of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in an upper hill dipterocarp forest in Peninsular Malaysia. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 59: 181-194.
  1. Iida, Y., L. Poorter, F.J. Sterck, A.R. Kassim, T. Kubo, M.D. Potts, and T.S. Kohyama. 2011. Wood density explains architectural differentiation across 145 co-occurring tropical tree species. Functional Ecology, 26: 274-282.
  1. Luskin, M.S. and M.D. Potts. 2011. Microclimate and habitat heterogeneity through the oil palm lifecycle. Basic and Applied Ecology, 12:540-551.
  1. Iida, Y., T.S. Kohyama, T. Kubo, A.R. Kassim, L. Poorter, F. Sterck, and M.D. Potts. 2011. Tree architecture and life-history strategies across 200 co-occurring tropical tree species. Functional Ecology, 25: 1260-1268.
  1. Kettle, C., J. Ghazoul, P. Ashton, C. Cannon, L. Chong, B. Diway, E. Faridah, R. Harrison, A. Hector, P. Hollingsworth, L. Koh, E. Khoo, K. Kitayama, K. Kartawinata, A. Marshall, C. Maycock, S. Nanami, G. Paoli, M.D. Potts, I. Samsoedin, D. Sheil, S. Tan, I. Tomoaki, C. Webb, T. Yamakura, and D. Burslem. 2011. Seeing the fruit for the trees in Borneo. Conservation Letters, 4:184-191.
  1. Morlon, H. M.D. Potts, and J.B. Plotkin. 2010. Inferring the dynamics of diversification: a coalescent approach. PLoS Biology, 8:9.
  1. Muchhala, N., Z. Brown, W.S. Armbruster, and M.D. Potts. 2010. Competition drives specialization in pollination systems through costs to male fitness. The American Naturalist, 176: 732-743.
  1. Cosner, C., J.C. Beier, R. S. Cantrell, D. Impoinvil, L. Kapitanski, M. D. Potts, A. Troyo, and S. Ruan. 2009. The effects of human movement on the persistence of vector-borne disease. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 258: 550-560.
  1. Impoinvil, D.E., J. Keating, C.M. Mbogo, M.D. Potts, R. Roy Chowdhury, and J.C. Beier. 2008. Abundance of immature Anopheles and culicines (Diptera: Culicidae) in different water body types in the urban environment of Malindi, Kenya. Journal of Vector Ecology, 33:1-10.
  1. Potts, M.D. and J.R. Vincent. 2008. Harvest and extinction in multi-species ecosystems. Ecological Economics, 65:336-447.
  1. Potts, M.D. and J.R. Vincent. 2008. Spatial distribution of species populations, relative economic values, and the optimal size and number of reserves. Environmental and Resource Economics, 39:91-112.
  1. Muchhala, N. and M.D. Potts. 2007. Character displacement among bat-pollinated flowers of the genus Burmeistera: analysis of mechanism, process and pattern. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 474: 2731-2737.
  1. Potts, M.D., A.R. Kassim, M.N. Nur Supardi, S. Tan, and W.H. Bossert. 2005. Sampling tree diversity in Malaysian tropical forests: an evaluation of a pre-felling inventory. Forest Ecology and Management, 205: 385-395.
  1. Potts, M.D., S.J. Davies, W.H. Bossert, S. Tan, and M.N. Nur Supardi. 2004. Habitat heterogeneity and niche structure of trees in two tropical rain forests. Oecologia, 139: 446-474.
  1. Potts, M.D. 2003. Drought effects in a Bornean everwet rainforest. Journal of Ecology, 91: 467-474.
  1. Potts, M.D., P. S. Ashton, J. B. Plotkin, and L. S. Kaufman. 2002. Habitat patterns in tropical rainforests: a comparison of 105 plots in Northwest Borneo. Ecology, 83: 2782-2797.
  1. Potts, M.D., J.B. Plotkin, H.S. Lee, N. Manokaran, P.S. Ashton, and W.H. Bossert. 2001. Sampling biodiversity: effects of plot shape. The Malaysian Forester, 64: 29-34.
  1. Cavender-Bares, J., M.D. Potts, E. Zacharias, and F.A. Bazzaz. 2000. Consequences of CO2 and light interactions for leaf phenology, growth, and senescence in Quercus rubra. Global Change Biology, 6: 877-887.
  1. Plotkin, J. B., M.D. Potts, N. Leslie, N. Manokaran, J.V. LaFrankie, and P.S. Ashton. 2000. Species-area curves, spatial aggregation, and habitat specialization in tropical forests. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 207: 81-99.
  1. Plotkin, J. B., M.D. Potts, D W. Yu, S. Bunyavejchewin, R. Condit, R. Foster, S. Hubbell, J.V. LaFrankie, N. Manokaran, H.L. Seng, R. Sukumar, M.A. Nowak, and P.S. Ashton. 2000. Predicting species diversity in tropical forests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 97: 10850-10854.
  1. Kubo, T., T. Kohyama, M.D. Potts, and P.S. Ashton. 2000. Mortality rate estimation when inter-census intervals vary. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 16: 753-756.
  1. Yu, D.W., J.W. Terborgh, and M.D. Potts. 1998. Can high tree species richness be explained by Hubbell’s null model? Ecology Letters, 1: 193-199.
  1. Potts, M.D., W.C. Parkinson, and L.D. Nooden. 1997. Raphanus sativus and electromagnetic fields. Bioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics, 44: 131-140.
  1. Khorram, S., C.F. van der Wiele, F.H. Koch, S.A.C. Nelson, and M.D. Potts. 2016. Principles of Applied Remote Sensing. London: Springer.
Book Chapters
  1. Potts, M.D. and T. Kimbrell. 2009. Rules of thumb for the control of vector-borne diseases in a spatial environment. Pp. 273-292. In: Spatial Ecology (R. S. Cantrell, C. Cosner and S. Ruan, eds.), CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.
  1. Russo, S.E., M.D. Potts, S.J. Davies, and S. Tan. 2007. Determinants of tree species distributions: comparing the roles of dispersal, seed size, and soil specialization in a Bornean rain forest. In: Seed Dispersal: Theory and its Application in a Changing World (A. Dennis, E. W. Schupp, R. Green, and D. Wescott, eds.), CAB International, New York.
  1. Davies, S.J., S. Tan, J.V. LaFrankie and M.D. Potts. 2005. Soil-related floristic variation in the hyperdiverse dipterocarp forest in Lambir Hills, Sarawak. Pp. 22-34. In: Pollination Ecology and the Rain Forest (Sarawak Studies) (D. Roubik, S. Sakai, and A.A. Hamid Karim, eds.). Springer, New York.
  1. Vincent, J.V. and M.D. Potts. 2004. Nonlinearities, biodiversity conservation, and sustainable forest management. Pp. 207-222. In: Sustainability, Economics, and Natural Resources, Economics of Sustainable Forest Management (S. Kant and R. A. Berry, eds.).. Springer, Netherlands.
Non Peer Reviewed Publications
  1. McCann, H., V Butsic, J. Battles, R. Cisneros, Y. Jin, S. Kocher, M.D. Potts and S. Stephens. 2020. The Benefits of Headwater Forest Management. Public Policy Institute of California. 44 pp.
  1. Helmstedt, K.J., K.A. Jagannathan, A.E. Larsen, L.C. Moreno, M.J. Ohnesorge, L. Sakaguchi, A.B. Siegner, J.R. Stoke, and M.D. Potts. 2015. Designing Intelligent Food, Energy, and Water Systems (DIFEWS). A whitepaper funded by NSF Award CBET-1541880.
  1. Kettle, C., J. Ghazoul, P. Ashton, C. Cannon, L. Chong, B. Diway, E. Faridah, R. Harrison, A. Hector, P. Hollingsworth, L. Koh, E. Khoo, K. Kitayama, K. Kartawinata, A. Marshall, C. Maycock, S. Nanami, G. Paoli, M.D. Potts, I. Samsoedin, D. Sheil, S. Tan, I. Tomoaki, C. Webb, T. Yamakura, and D. Burslem. 2010. Mass fruiting in Borneo: A missed opportunity. Science, 330: 584.