Text Books

Selected Research Papers, Letters, and Chapters

Gratwicke B & SPEIGHT M.R. (2005) Effects of habitat complexity on Caribbean marine fish assemblages. MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES

Gratwicke B & SPEIGHT M.R. (2005) The relationship between fish species richness, abundance and habitat complexity in a range of shallow tropical marine habitats. JOURNAL OF FISH BIOLOGY 66 : 1-18.

SPEIGHT M.R., WATT A & HUNTER M (2005) “Ecology of Insects : Concepts and Applications”; Second edition, 350 pp; Blackwell Science.

Hambler, C. & SPEIGHT M.R. (2004). Extinction rates and butterflies. SCIENCE 305: 1563

SPEIGHT M.R. (2004) Sampling insects from trees. (In) Leather S. “Insect Sampling in Forest Ecosystems”, Chapter 5. Methods in Ecology Series, Blackwell Publishing.

Bebber D.P., Brown N.D, & SPEIGHT M.R. (2004) Dipterocarp seedling population dynamics in Bornean primary lowland forest during the 1997-8 El Nino-Southern Oscillation. Journal of Tropical Ecology 20(1): 11-19

SPEIGHT M.R., Intachat, J., Chey, V.K. & Chung, A.Y.C. (2003) In Basset, Y, Kitching, R., Miller, S, & Novotny, V (eds) Arthropods of tropical forests: spatio-temporal dynamics and resource use in the canopy. <>Cambridge University Press.

Floyd R.B., Hauxwell C., Griffiths M,. Horak M., Sands D.P.A., SPEIGHT M.R., Watt A.D. & Wylie F.R. (2003) Taxonomy, ecology and control of Hypsipyla shoot borers of the Meliaceae, (In) Lugo A.E., Colon J.C.F & Alayon M. (eds) Big-leaf Mahogany : Genetics, Ecology & Management. Ecological Studies Series, Springer 381-395.

Bebber D., Brown N & SPEIGHT M.R. (2002) Drought and root herbivory in understorey Parashorea Kurz (Dipterocarpaceae) seedlings in Borneo.
JOURNAL OF TROPICAL ECOLOGY; 18 (5): 795-804

Bebber D.P., Brown N.D, & SPEIGHT M.R., Moura-Costa P. & Yap S.W. (2002) Spatial structure of light and dipterocarp seedling growth in a tropical secondary forest. Forest Ecology &Management 157(1-3) : 65-75

Vasconcelos S.D., Cory J.S., SPEIGHT M.R. & Williams T. (2002) Host stage structure and baculovirus transmission in Mamestra brassicae L. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) larvae: A laboratory examination of small scale epizootics. Neotropical Entomology 31 (3): 391-396.

SPEIGHT M.R. & Wylie F.R. (2001) “Tropical forest pest management”. CAB International

Linsenmair K.E., Davis A-J; SPEIGHT M-R. (eds.) (2000) “Tropical Forest Canopies”. European Science Foundation conference proceedings, December 1998, Oxford UK. Kluwer.

Palmer I.P., Ozanne C.M.P & SPEIGHT M.R. (2000) Edge effects in canopy arthropods in coniferous plantations. (In) “Tropical Forest Canopies” (eds) K.E. Linsenmair, A.J. Davis, & M.R. Speight; PLANT ECOLOGY special volume 153 (1-2)

Foggo A.,Ozanne, C.M.P., Hambler C. & SPEIGHT M.R. (2000) Edge effects in forest canopies : status and threats. (In) “Tropical Forest Canopies” (eds) , K.E. Linsenmair, A.J. Davis & M.R. Speight; PLANT ECOLOGY 153 (1-2)

Floyd R.B; Hauxwell I.C; Griffiths M; Horak M; Sands D.P.A; SPEIGHT M-R; Watt A-D; Wylie F-R (2000) The ecology and control of mahogany shoot borers: Conclusions from the ACIAR/ODA International Workshop on Hypsipyla shoot borers of the Meliaceae. Puerto Rico Symposium on Big-leaf Mahogany, USDA

Chung A.Y.C., Eggleton P., Hammond P.M., Chey V.K. & SPEIGHT M.R. (2000) Variation of Coleoptera diversity at different heights in the canopy of a rainforest and forest plantation in Sabah, Malaysia. BULLETIN OF ENTOMOLOGICAL RESEARCH 90 :

Ozanne C.M.P., SPEIGHT M.R., Hambler C. & Evans H.F. (2000) Isolated trees and forest patches: Patterns in canopy arthropod abundance and diversity in Pinus sylvestris (Scots Pine). FOREST ECOLOGY & MANAGEMENT 137 (1-3): 53-63.

Cory J.S., Hirst M.L., Sterling P.H. & SPEIGHT M.R. (2000) Narrow host range nucleopolyhedrovirus for control of the browntail moth (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae). ENVIRONMENTAL ENTOMOLOGY 29 (3): 661-667

SPEIGHT M.R (2000) Insect diversity and the alleviation of human poverty. (In) “Biodiversity and Human Welfare”. DFID.

Richards A; Cory J.S, SPEIGHT M.R & Williams T (1999) Foraging in a pathogen reservoir can lead to local host population extinction: A case study of a Lepidoptera-virus interaction. OECOLOGIA-BERLIN 118 (1) 29-38.

Richards A; SPEIGHT M.R & Cory J.S. (1999) Characterization of Nucleopolyhedrovirus from the Vapourer moth, Orgyia antiqua (Lepidoptera : Lymantriidae). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 74(2) : 137-142.

Intachat J; Holloway J.D & SPEIGHT M.R (1999) The impact of logging on geometroid moth populations and their diversity in lowland forests of Peninsular Malaysia. JOURNAL OF TROPICAL FOREST SCIENCE 11(1) : 61-78

SPEIGHT M.R & Cory J.S (1999) Integrated pest management (IPM) of mahogany shoot borer, Hypsipyla spp. (In) Floyd R. & Hauxwell C (eds.) “Mahogany shoot borer”. Proceedings of an International Conference, Sri Lanka 1997. ODA/ACIAR

Chey V.K; Holloway J.D; Hambler C & SPEIGHT M.R (1998) Canopy knockdown of arthropods in exotic plantations and natural forest in Sabah, north-east Borneo, using insecticidal mist-blowing. BULLETIN OF ENTOMOLOGICAL RESEARCH 88 (1) 15-24.

SPEIGHT M.R; Hails R.S; Gilbert M & Foggo A (1998) Horse chestnut scale (Pulvinaria regalis) (Homoptera: Coccidae) and urban host tree environment. ECOLOGY WASHINGTON DC. 79 (5) 1503-1513.

Chey V.K; Holloway J.D; SPEIGHT M.R (1997) Diversity of moths in forest plantations and natural forests in Sabah. BULLETIN OF ENTOMOLOGICAL RESEARCH. 87 (4) 371-385.

Ozanne C.M; Foggo A; Hambler C & SPEIGHT M.R. (1997) The significance of edge effects in the management of forests for invertebrate biodiversity. (In) Stork N.E., Adis J. & Didham R.K. (eds.) “Canopy Arthropods”; 534-551; Chapman & Hall.

Intachat J; Holloway J.D & SPEIGHT M.R (1997) The effects of different forest management practices on geometroid moth populations and their diversity in Peninsular Malaysia. JOURNAL OF TROPICAL FOREST SCIENCE 9 (3) 411-430.

Storer A.J; Wainhouse D & SPEIGHT M.R (1997) The effect of larval aggregation behaviour on larval growth of the spruce bark beetle Dendroctonus micans. ECOLOGICAL ENTOMOLOGY 22 (1) 109-115.

SPEIGHT M.R (1997) Forest pests in the tropics : current status & future threats. (In) Watt A.D., Hunter M.D. & Stork N.H. “Forests and Insects”; 207-228. Chapman & Hall.

Storer A.J. & SPEIGHT M.R (1996) Relationships between Dendroctonus micans Kug. (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) survival and development and biochemical changes in Norway spruce, Picea abies (L.) Karst., phloem caused by mechanical wounding. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ECOLOGY 22 (3) 559-573.

Hambler C & SPEIGHT M.R (1996) Extinction rates in British nonmarine invertebrates since 1900. CONSERVATION BIOLOGY 10 (3) 892-896

Reid C.M; Foggo A & SPEIGHT M.R. (1996) Dead wood in the Caledonian pine forest. FORESTRY OXFORD 69 (3) 275-279.

SPEIGHT M.R. (1996) Host tree stresses and the impact of insect attack in tropical forest plantations. International Union of Forest Research Organisations (IUFRO) Symposium, Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, India; 363-372.


Foggo A & SPEIGHT M.R (1995) Factors affecting choice of buds by larvae of the ash bud moth Prays fraxinella Bjerk: (Lep., Yponomeutidae), and the implications for ash dieback. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY 119 (1) 29-34.

Hambler C & SPEIGHT M.R (1995) Biodiversity conservation in Britain : science replacing tradition. BRITISH WILDLIFE 6(3) : 137-148.

Hambler C & SPEIGHT M-R. (1995) Seeing the wood for the trees. TREE NEWS, Autumn 1995 : 7-8.