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Lim, D. S. E., Pang, S. E. H., Koay, T. M., Soh, Z. W. W., Ascher, J. S., & Tan, E. J. (2024). Community science enhances modelled bee distributions in a tropical Asian city. Biotropica, 56, e13298.

Tan M, Zhang S, Stevens M, Li D, Tan EJ. (2024). Antipredator defences in motion: animals reduce predation risks by concealing or misleading motion signals. Biological ReviewsLink

Tan M, Chan JYO, Yu L, Tan EJ, Li D. (2024) Background matching can reduce responsiveness of jumping spiders to stimuli in motion. Journal of Experimental Biology, 227, 246092. Link

Lim YZ, Poh YH, Lee KC, Pointing SB, Wainwright BJ & Tan EJ. (2023). Influence of native and exotic plant diet on the gut microbiome of the Gray's Malayan stick insect, Lonchodes brevipes. Frontiers in Microbiology, 14, 1199187. Link

Tan EJ, Elgar MA, Bian X & Peters RA. (2023). Interpreting animal behaviors - A cautionary note about swaying in phasmids. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 11:1065789. Link


Tan EJ & Elgar MA. (2023). Editorial: Signals in motion. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution,  11:1157198. Link


Pohl S, Bungum HZ, Lee KEM, Sani MA, Poh YH, Wahab RHA, Norma-Rashid Y & Tan EJ. (2022). Age and appearance shape behavioral responses of phasmids in a dynamic environment. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 9, 767940. Link


Connahs H, Tan EJ, Ter YT, Dion E, Matsuoka Y, Bear A & Monteiro A. (2022). Developmental plasticity in male courtship in Bicyclus anynana butterflies is driven by 2 hormone regulation of the yellow gene. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 289(1972), 20212665. Link

Yu L, Xu X, Li F, Zhou W, Tan EJ, Zhang S & Li D. (2022). From crypsis to masquerade: Ontogeny changes the colour defences of a crab spider hiding as bird droppings. Functional Ecology, 36 (4), 837-849. Link

Tan EJ & Elgar MA. (2021). Motion: enhancing signals and concealing cues. Biology Open, 10: bio058762. pdf

Peng P, Stuart‐Fox D, Chen SW, Tan EJ, Kuo GL, Blamires SJ, Tso IM & Elgar MA. (2020). High contrast yellow mosaic patterns are prey attractants for orb‐weaving spiders. Functional Ecology, 00: 1-12. Link


Tan EJ, Wilts BD, Tan BTK & Monteiro A. (2020). What's in a band? The function of the color and banding pattern of the Banded Swallowtail. Ecology and Evolution, 00:1-9. Link

Tan EJ, Reid CAM, Symonds MRE, Jurado-Rivera JA & Elgar MA. (2017). The Role of Life-History and Ecology in the Evolution of Color Patterns in Australian Chrysomeline Beetles. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 5(140). Link

Tan EJ, Reid CAM & Elgar MA. (2017). Predators, parasites and heterospecific aggregations in chrysomeline larvae. Ethology, 123(4), 293-306. Link

Tan EJ, Reid CAM & Elgar MA. (2016). Colour pattern variation affects predation in chrysomeline larvae. Animal Behaviour, 118, 3-10. Link

Conversano J, Tan EJ, van Wilgenburg E & Elgar MA (2014). Background odour may impair detection of chemical signals for social recognition. Austral Entomology, 53, 432-435. Link

Tan EJ, Stanley WHS, Yap L, Goh PM, Gan WJ, Liu FX & Li D. (2010). Why do orb-weaving spiders (Cyclosa ginnaga) decorate their webs with silk spirals and plant detritus? Animal Behaviour, 79(1), 179-186. Link

Tan EJ & Li D. (2009). Detritus decorations of an orb-weaving spider, Cyclosa mulmeinensis (Thorell): for food or camouflage? Journal of Experimental Biology, 212, 1832-1839. Link

Tan EJ & Tang BL. (2006). Looking for Food: Molecular neuroethology of invertebrate feeding behavior. Ethology, 112, 826-832. Link

Biodiversity Records

J Puniamoorthy, Hwang WS, Hussin SMB, Sani, MAB, Ang Y, Pohl S & Tan EJ. (2023). Biodiversity record: First record of the assassin bug, Locoptiris pendleburyi, for Singapore. Nature in Singapore, 16: e2023070. pdf

J Puniamoorthy, Hussin SMB, Sani MAB , Pohl S, Ang Y & Tan EJ. (2022). Biodiversity Record: First record of the damselfly, Agriocnemis pygmaea, on Sentosa. Nature in Singapore, 15: e2022143. pdf


J Puniamoorthy, Sani MAB , Pohl S, Ang Y & Tan EJ. (2022). Biodiversity Record: Greenhouse frog, Eleutherodactylus planirostris, on Sentosa Island. Nature in Singapore, 15: e2022145. pdf

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