Other Contributions to Education and Training in Ecology and Conservation Biology

Other contributions

I list here a number of other contributions including field guides, an atlas for the lay public, public libraries and school use, essays for a leading academic encyclopedia, large illustrated departmental brochures, reports on notable conservation meetings and issues in Southeast Asia, and scholarly defenses of community-based conservation (Publication 175). Also included in this theme are book reviews in scholarly journals and a few papers that were authored by my students and would otherwise go unnoticed as part of my scholarly work.


20. Woodruff, D.S., editor. Concord Field Station – A Guide to Resources. Harvard University, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Mass., (1973b). Note: I started the series and edited the first 14 booklets.

21. Woodruff, D.S., L. Maguire, P. Nelson and W.G. Abrahamson. Estabrook Woods Map. Concord Field Station – A Guide to Resources No. 1. Harvard University, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Mass., (1973c).
Note: I organized the vegetation mapping and color map production with field assistance from undergraduate students, Maguire and Nelson, and graduate student, Warren Abrahamson. In 2002, I discovered that we had also published a correction, necessitated by errors produced when some elements in the multicolored maps overlay one another inappropriately: Woodruff, D.S. 1973. Corrigenda for Estabrook Woods and Pickman Area maps. Dated November 2. Cited in Ells, S.F. 2002. A bibliography of biodiversity and natural history in the Sudbury and Concord River Valley including the Great Meadows, Estabrook Woods, and Walden Woods.

22. Woodruff, D.S., L. Maguire, P. Nelson and W.G. Abrahamson. Pickman Area Map. Concord Field Station – A Guide to Resources No. 2. Harvard University, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Mass., (1973d).
Note: see previous entry.

25. Woodruff, D.S. Introductory Notes. Concord Field Station – A Guide to Resources No. 8. Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass, pp. 28. (1974a).
Note: According to Ells (2002)(see above) parts of this “Excellent summary of history and …research” were reprinted in: Buerger, J., Davies, C, McLean-Greeley, C. 1994. Estabrook Woods, Thoreau’s other “Great Wild Tract”. 485 pp. [pp. 301–314 and 477–485].

92. Woodruff, D.S. Conservation biology workshop held in Thailand. Conservation Biology 2:12–13. (1988b).
Note: I co-organized the first conservation biology meeting in Southeast Asia.

107. Woodruff, D.S. Viewpoint. Applause for Aquarium decision. Scripps Aquarium Associates Newsletter 18(2):3. (1990b).
Note: Discussion of the non-sustainable Nautilus fishery based on the sale of their shells as curios, in the context of a large aquarium's decision to stop selling seashells.

113. Bawa, K.S., R. Primack and D.S. Woodruff. Conservation of biodiversity: A Southeast Asian perspective. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 5(12):394–396. (1990h).
Note: Co-authored report on the international conference marking the Malay Nature Society's 50th. anniversary (see also Publication 118).

172. Srikwan, S. and D.S. Woodruff. Molecular genetics and biodiversity conservation — new tools to save Thailand’s wildlife. [In Thai]. Thai Journal of Science 51(2):113–119. (1997j).
Note: A Scientific American-style article for Thai teachers written to promote my student's visibility upon her return to a lectureship at Chulalongkorn University.

175. Benirschke, K., J. Berger, D. Janzen, W. Hallwachs, G.K. Meffe, N. Myers, W.D. Newmark, D.S. Woodruff (corresponding author) and J. Bradbury. Letters: Wildlife Conservation in Kenya. Science 280:1510. (1998a).
Note: I wrote the text and served as corresponding author. What began as a scholarly defense of community-based conservation in response to a seriously flawed news report published in Science took on another purpose when the flawed report was used to fire David Western, Director of the Kenya Wildlife Service. [No. of citations: 7]

194. Woodruff, D.S. Populations, species and conservation genetics. In: Encyclopedia of Biodiversity. Vol. 4. Levin, S., ed. Academic Press, San Diego, pp. 811–829. (2000d).

218. Woodruff, D.S. Genetics and biodiversity. Proceedings of the 9th BRT Annual Conference. Pp. 20–29. (2006b)
Note: Keynote talk at the 9th Anniversary BRT Program Conference, Khon Kaen, Thailand, October 10–12. BRT is the Thai government program to fund Biodiversity Research and Training. I reviewed such topics as biodiversity loss, conservation genetics, ecological services and human ecology, illustrating points by reference to 30 papers from the my laboratory group.

B13. Woodruff, D.S. Illustrated Atlas of Wildlife. Weldon Owen, Sydney & San Francisco (2009), University of California Press, Berkeley (2009), Readers Digest (2009).
Note: Lead author of a large format book for library, school and family use. Wrote the introductory Living Earth Section including essays on Living Earth, Evolution of life, Where animals live, Balancing act, Threats to wildlife, Conservation, Forest habitats, Grassland habitats, Dry habitats, Frozen habitats, Aquatic habitats, Urban habitats, and associated appendix material.

C12. Woodruff D.S. Populations, species and conservation genetics. In: Encyclopedia of Biodiversity. Vol. 4. Levin, S., ed. Elsevier, London, 2nd. Edition, pp. xxx–xxx. In preparation (due December 2010)

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Book Reviews for Scholarly Journals

During 1973 – 1983, I was invited to write seven book reviews for Science, three of them on Australian themes, three concerning species and speciation, and one on host-parasite coevolution. Subsequently, I was invited to review the leading textbook on evolution for the journal Evolution, and 8 conservation biology and primatology titles for other leading journals.


19. Woodruff, D.S. Historical Zoogeography. Evolution, Mammals and Southern Continents, edited by Keast. Science 180:603–605. (1973a).

30. Woodruff, D.S. A southern continental island. Biogeography and Ecology in Tasmania, edited by W.D. Williams. Science 187:735–736. (1975d).

37. Woodruff, D.S. Colonial science elsewhere. Scientists in Nineteenth Century Australia. A Documentary History, by A.M. Moyal. Science 192:654. (1977a).

45. Woodruff, D.S. Mechanisms of speciation. Geographic Variation, Speciation, and Clines, by J.A. Endler (Monograph Population Biology 10). Princeton University Press. Science 199:1329–1330. (1978c).

52. Woodruff, D.S. Evolutionary gradients. Review of Biogeography and Adaptation. Patterns of Marine Life, by Geerat J. Vermeij. Science 203:1333. (1979b).

55. Woodruff, D.S. Evolution: The paleobiological view. Macroevolution. Pattern and Process, by S.M. Stanley. Science 208:716–717. (1980a).

64. Woodruff, D.S. An approach to epidemiology. The Population Dynamics of Infectious Diseases. Books edited by Anderson and by Anderson & May. Science 222:1321–1322. (1983b).

82. Woodruff, D.S. Host-parasite coevolution. Ecology and Genetics of Host-Parasite Interactions, edited by Rollinson & Anderson. Quarterly Review of Biology 62:186. (1987a).

86. Woodruff, D.S. Conservation Biology: The Science of Scarcity and Diversity edited by Soulé. American Scientist 75:522. (1987e).

90. Woodruff, D.S. Conservation Biology: The Science of Scarcity and Diversity edited by Soulé. Natural History Bulletin of the Siam Society 35:63–68. (1987i).

91. Woodruff, D.S. Furthering the maturation of evolutionary biology. Evolutionary Biology. By Futuyma Evolution 42:204–206. (1988a).

103. Woodruff, D.S. Biodiversity, edited by E.O. Wilson and F.M. Peters. Natural History Bulletin of the Siam Society 37(2):259–261. (1989f).

114. Woodruff, D.S. Thai Red Data Book. Endangered Animals of Thailand, by S. R. Humphrey and J. R. Bain. Conservation Biology 5(1):131–132. (1991a).

117. Woodruff, D.S. Endangered Animals of Thailand, by S.R. Humphrey and J. R. Bain, with Appendix: List of the threatened vertebrate animals of Thailand. Natural History Bulletin of the Siam Society 38(2):163–177. (dated: Winter 1990; published July 1991). (1991d). Note: First English language list of the threatened and "protected" vertebrates of Thailand prepared in the context of a critical review of a seemingly authoritative book.

199. Woodruff, D.S. The archtypal flagship adrift. Conservation Biology 15(4):1189–1192. (2001c). Note: Invited review of three books on primates and primate conservation by Cowlishaw & Dunbar, Fleagle et al., and Nowak.

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Sponsored Research

Finally, I list a few papers authored by former students or associates that I have not otherwise published with. I claim no authorship but contributed significantly to either conceiving and designing the studies, raising funds for the work, providing essential facilities, and/or making significant contributions to the writing, as evidenced in the acknowledgements.

Lahm, S.A., M. Kombila, R. Swanepol, and R.F.W. Barnes. 2007. Morbidity and mortality of wild animals in relation to outbreaks of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in Gabon, 1994-2003. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 101: 64-78.

Booth, C. L. 1990. Biology of Largus californicus (Hemiptera: Largidae). The Southwestern Naturalist 35:15–22.

Booth, C. L. 1990. Evolutionary significance of ontogenic color change in animals. Biol. J. Linnean Soc. 40:125–164.

Lynam A. J. 1997. Rapid decline of small mammal diversity in monsoon evergreen forest fragments in Thailand. In: Tropical forest remnants: ecology, management, and conservation of fragmented communities. (WF Laurance & RO Bierregaard, eds), pp 222–240.

Lynam, A. J, Billick, I. 1999. Differential responses of small mammals to fragmentation in a Thailand tropical forest. Biological Conservation 91:191–200.

Robey, C. W. 1975. Observations on breeding behavior of Pachydiplax longipennis (Odonata: Libellulidae). Psyche 82:89-96.

Sheridan, J.A. 2008. Ecology and behavior of Polypedates lecuomystax (Anura: Rhacophoridae) in northeast Thailand. Herpetological Review. 39(2): 165–169.

Sheridan, J.A. 2009. Reproductive variation corresponding to breeding season length in three tropical frog species. Journal of Tropical Ecology 25: 583-592.

Sheridan, J.A. and J.F. Ocock. 2008. Parental care in Chiromantis hansenae (Anura: Rhacophoridae). Copeia 2008(4): 733-736.

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