My Publications

The Works of the Leaf Whisperer 2006-present (1)Feel free to contact me for reprints of any of the works listed below. Or you can download some of these from my researchgate and academiaedu profile. Also more info in my Google Scholar citations.



da Páscoa KJV, Gomide LR, Tng DYP, Scolforo JRS, Filho ACF, de Mello JM. (2020) How many trees and samples are adequate for estimating wood‑specific gravity across different tropical forests? Trees [Abstract]

Mullin MV, Salecki EF, Li CR, Avinger AM, Landen EW, Thurnham JS, Pohlman CL, Tng DYP (2020) Plant biodiversity differences between rainforest plots in different stages of recovery in the uplands of the Wet Tropics. North Queensland Naturalist 50: 25-37.

Kattge J,… Tng DYP, et al. (2020) TRY plant trait database – Enhanced coverage and open access. Global Change Biology 26, 119–188. doi: 10.1111/gcb.14904 [READ]

Apgaua DMG, Tng DYP, Forbes SJ, Ishida YF, Vogado NO, Cernusak LA, Laurance SGW (2019) Elevated temperature and CO2 cause differential growth stimulation and drought survival responses in eucalypt species from contrasting habitats. Tree Physiology 39, 1806–1820. doi: 10.1093/treephys/tpz095 [Abstract]

Castro MB, Barbosa ACMC, Pompeu PV, Eisenlohr PV, Pereira, GDA, APGAUA DMG, Pires-Oliveira JC, Barbosa JPRAD, Fontes MAL, Santos RM, Tng DYP (2019) Will the emblematic southern conifer Araucaria angustifolia survive to climate change in Brazil?. Biodiversity and Conservation, doi: 10.1007/s10531-019-01900-x [Read Abstract]

Carvalho MC, Gomide LR, Júnior FWA, Tng D (2019) Potential and future geographical distribution of Eremanthus erythropappus (DC.) MacLeish: a tree threatened by climate change. Floresta e Ambiente 26, e20180455. doi: 10.1590/2179-8087.045518 [READ]

Araujo FDC, Tng DYP, Apgaua DMG, Morel JM, Pereira DGS, Santos PF, Santos RM (2019) Flooding regime drives tree community structure in Neotropical dry forests. Journal of Vegetation Science, doi: 10.1111/jvs.12800 [Abstract]

Tng DYP, Apgaua DMG, Laurance SGW, Bowman DMJS (2019) Australia’s Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests need attention. Austral Ecology 44, 552-554. [READ]

Tng DYP, Goosem MW, Paz CP, Laurance SGW (2019) Invader from the dark side. Austral Ecology 44, 376-379. [READ]

Tng DYP, Jordan GJ, Bowman DMJS (2019) Burning giants in the tropics. Austral Ecology 44, 364-366. [READ]

Tng DYP, Apgaua DMG, Ishida YF, Mencuccini M, Lloyd J, Laurance WF, Laurance SGW (2018) Rainforest trees respond to drought by modifying their hydraulic architecture. Ecology and Evolution 8, 12479-12491. doi: 10.1002/ece3.4601
[READ][Watch outreach video] [Blog post] [Cairns Post News] [James Cook University Press release]

Gagul J, Tng DYP, Crayn DM (2018) Fruit developmental biology and endosperm rumination in Elaeocarpus ruminatus F. Muell. (Elaeocarpaceae), and its taxonomic significance. Australian Systematic Botany 31, 409-419. doi: 10.1071/SB18010

Araújo FDC, Tng DYP, Apgaua DMG, Coelho PA, Pereira DGS, Santos RM (2017) Post-fire plant regeneration across a closed forest-savanna vegetation transition. Forest Ecology and Management 400, 77-84. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2017.05.058

Reis GH, Terra MCNS, Tng DYP, Apgaua DMG, Coelho PA, Santos RM, Nunes YRF (2017) Temporal vegetation changes in a seasonally dry tropical forest enclave in an ecotonal region between savanna and semiarid zones of Brazil. Australian Journal of Botany 65, 85-93. doi: 10.1071/BT16188 [Abstract]

Santos PF, Garcia PO, Santos RM, Morel JD, Benício MHM, Apgaua DMG, Tng DYP (2017) Temporal changes in tree community structure and richness in a seasonally dry tropical forest in Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil. Bosque DOI: 10.4067/S0717-92002017000300011.

Apgaua DMG, Tng DYP, Cernusak LA, Cheesman AW, Santos RM, Edwards WJ, Laurance SGW (2017) Plant functional groups within a tropical forest exhibit different wood functional anatomy. Functional Ecology 31, 582-591. doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12787. [Abstract] [READ A LAYMAN’S SUMMARY]

Coelho PA, Santos PF, Paiva EDP, Apgaua DMG, Madeira BG, Menino GCDO, Nunes YRF, Santos RM, Tng DYP (2016) Tree succession across a Seasonally Dry Tropical Forest and forest-savanna ecotone in northern Minas Gerais, Brazil. Journal of Plant Ecology 10, 859-868. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtw091 [READ]

Tng DYP, Apgaua DMG, Campbell MJ, Cox CJ, Crayn DM, Ishida FY, Laidlaw MJ, Liddell MJ, Seager M, Laurance SGW (2016) Vegetation and floristics of a lowland tropical rainforest in northeast Australia. Biodiversity Data Journal 4, e7599. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.4.e7599 [READ]

Tng DYP, Goosem MW, Paz CP, Preece ND, Goosem S, Fensham RJ, Laurance SGW (2016) Characteristics of the Psidium cattleianum invasion of secondary rainforests. Austral Ecology 41, 344-354. DOI: 10.1111/aec.12319 [Read the ESA Hot Topic] [Read the Cairns Post article][Read Wet Tropics Management Authority’s bulletin coverage]

Sunderland T, Apgaua D, Baldauf C, Blackie R, Colfer C, Cunningham AB, Dexter K, Djoudi H, Gautier D, Gumbo D, Ickowitz A, Kassa H, Parthasarathy N, Pennington RT, Paumgarten F, Pulla S, Sola P, Tng D, Waeber P, Wilmé L (2015) Global dry forests: a prologue. International Forestry Review, 17(Supplement 2), 1-9.(12). doi: 10.1505/146554815815834813 [Abstract]

Apgaua DMG, Pereira DGS, Santos RMD, Menino GCDO, Pires GG, Fontes MAL, Tng DYP (2015) Floristic variation in seasonally dry tropical forests (SDTF) in the Caatinga Biogeographic Domain, Brazil, and its conservation implications. International Forestry Review 17(Supplement 2), 33-44. doi: 10.1505/146554815815834840 [Abstract]

Apgaua DMG, Ishida FY, Tng DYP, Laidlaw MJ, Santos RM, Rumman R, Eamus D, Holtum JAM, Laurance SGW (2015) Functional traits and water transport strategies in lowland tropical rainforest trees. PLoS ONE 10, e0130799. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0130799 [READ]

Tng DYP, Janos DP, Jordan GJ, Weber ET, Bowman DMJS (2014) Phosphorus limits Eucalyptus grandis seedling growth in an unburnt rain forest soil. Frontiers in Plant Science 5, 527. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00527 [READ]

Tng DYP, Goosem S, Jordan GJ, Bowman DMJS (2014) Letting giants be – rethinking active fire management of old-growth eucalypt forest in the Australian tropics. Journal of Applied Ecology 51, 555-559. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12233
[Abstract] [Read the ESA Hot Topic]

Apgaua DMG, Santos RMD, Pereira DGS, Menino GCDO, Pires GG, Fontes MAL, Tng DYP (2014) Beta-diversity in seasonally dry tropical forests (SDTF) in the Caatinga Biogeographic Domain, Brazil, and its implications for conservation. Biodiversity and Conservation 23, 217-232. [Abstract]

Tng DYP, Jordan GJ, Bowman DMJS (2013) Plant traits demonstrate that temperate and tropical giant eucalypt forests are ecologically convergent with rainforest not savanna. PLoS ONE 8, e84378. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0084378. [READ]

Tng DYP, Williamson GJ, Jordan GJ, Bowman DMJS (2012) Giant eucalypts – globally unique fire-adapted rain-forest trees? New Phytologist 196, 1001-1014. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2012.04359.x [READ] [Supplementary Info] [New York Times media release] [ABC news media release]

Prior LD, Brodribb TJ, Tng DYP, Bowman DMJS (2012) From desert to rainforest, sapwood width is similar in the widespread conifer Callitris columellaris. Trees doi: 10.1007/s00468-012-0779-3 [Abstract]

Prior LD, Grierson PF, McCaw L, Tng DYP, Nichols SC, Bowman DMJS (2012) Variation in stem radial growth of the Australian conifer, Callitris columellaris, across the world’s driest and least fertile vegetated continent. Trees, doi: 10.1007/s00468-012-0693-8. [Abstract]

Tng DYP, Murphy BP, Weber E, Sanders G, Williamson GJ, Kemp J, Bowman DMJS (2012) Humid tropical rain forest has expanded into eucalypt forest and savanna over the last 50 years. Ecology and Evolution 2, 34–45. doi: 10.1002/ece3.70 [READ]

Bowman DMJS, Prior LD, Tng DYP, Hua Q, Brodribb TJ (2011) Continental-scale climatic drivers of growth ring variability in an Australian conifer. Trees 25, 925–934. [Abstract]

Tng DYP, Hopf F, Haberle SG, Bowman DMJS (2010) Seasonal pollen distribution in the atmosphere of Hobart, Tasmania: preliminary observations and congruence with flowering phenology. Australian Journal of Botany 58, 440–452. [Abstract]

Tng DYP, Dalton PJ, Jordan GJ (2009) Does moisture affect the partitioning of bryophytes between terrestrial and epiphytic substrates within cool temperate rain forests. Bryologist 112, 506–519. [Abstract]


Tng YP, Bowman DMJS, Jordan GJ (2012) A Strategic study of Australian Rainforests: Delineating and identifying threatened ecological communities. A Report to the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water,
Population and Communities, CANB.

Tng YP, Williamson GJ, Jordan GJ, Bowman DMJS (2012) Giant Eucalypt forests – A Globally Unique Fire-Adapted Rain Forest. IVG Forest Conservation Report 5B. [READ]

Tng YPD, Sanders G, Murphy BP, Williamson GJ, Kemp J, Bowman DMJS (2010) Rainforest Expansion in Far North Queensland. A Preliminary Analysis of the Windsor and Carbine Tablelands. Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility (MTSRF) Transition Project Final Report. Published by the Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns (23pp.). [READ]

Tng YP, Russell M (2006) Floristics and community structure of grassy plant communities and their environmental correlates across a montane valley in central Tasmania. Nexus 3, 39–53.


Tng DYP (2014) Are giant eucalypt forests rain forests? PhD Thesis. University of Tasmania.

Tng DYP (2009) Bryophyte diversity of rainforest in Tasmania’s Northeast Highlands. Honours Thesis. University of Tasmania.


Tng DYP, Apgaua DMG, Laurance SGW (2019) Rainforest rainmakers and their hidden waterworks. Wildlife Australia 55, 43-45.

Tng DYP (2019) The enigma of Eucalyptus grandis (Rose Gum)/rainforest ecotones in the Australian Wet Tropics – the plot thickens. North Queensland Naturalist 49, 25-33.

Tng D (2018) A meeting with the White Knights of Evercreech. Tasmanian Geographic Issue 50 (Oct 1) [READ]

Tng D, Apgaua D (2017) Park in Focus – Daintree National Park. Protected Magazine 17, 8-9.

Tng DYP, Apgaua DMG, Laurance SGW, Bowman DMJS (2017) Australia’s Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests need attention. ESA Hot Topic

Tng DYP, Goosem MW, Paz CP, Laurance SGW. (2015) Invader from the dark side. ESA Hot Topic

Tng D (2015) Almost a flowering plant: the story of Gigaspermum repens. Tasmanian Geographic Issue 36 (September 6) [READ]

Tng DYP, Jordan GJ, Bowman DMJS. (2014) Burning giants in the tropics. ESA Hot Topic

Tng D (2014) The Flowers We Forgot. Tasmanian Geographic Issue 4 (February 15) [READ]

Tng D (2013) A Communion with the Miena Cider Gum. Tasmanian Geographic Issue 4 (September 15) [READ]

Tng D (2013) The Last Deciduous Tree in Tasmania. Tasmanian Geographic Issue 1 (March 26) [READ]

Seppelt RD, Cave L, Tng D (2012) Here today, gone tomorrow: the moss Gigaspermum repens in Tasmania. Kanunnah 5, 141–149.

Tng YP (2005) Aliens in Singapore: legumes of other lands. Nature Watch 13(4), 20–24.

Tng YP (2004) Epiphytes: tree dwellers par excellence. Nature Watch 12(4), 9–11.

1 Response to My Publications

  1. Black Diamond Images says:

    Impressive list.


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