Academic Research


Warakai, D., D. S. Okena, P. Igag, M. Opiang and A.L. Mack. 2013.  Tree cavity-using wildlife and the potential of artificial nest boxes for wildlife management in New Guinea.  Tropical Conservation Science (in press).

Kale, E., N. Whitmore, A. L. Mack and D.D. Wright.  2012.  Survival rates of Rattus verecundus and Paramelomys platyops in a murid rich tropicall rainfores of Papua New Guinea.   Pacific Conservation Biology  18: 26-32.  

Laurance, W. et. al.,  (including A.L. Mack). 2012.  Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas.  Nature 489: 290- 294.  

Arihafa, A. and  A. L. Mack. 2012.  Treefall gap dynamics in a tropical rainforest in Papua New Guinea.  Pacific Science 67: in press.  

Mack, A. L., D. D. Wright, and P. Osborne.    2011. Papua New Guinea Institute of Biological Research (PNGIBR) 〈〉: National Scientists Building Capacity to Meet the Nation's Ecological Research Needs. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 92:392–395.  

Deiner, K., A.R. Lemmon, A.L. Mack, R.C. Fleischer, and J.P. Dumbacher.  2011.  A passerine bird's evolution reveals the geologic history of New Guinea.  PLoS One 6(5): e19479.  doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0019479.  

Mack, A.L. 2011.  Review of Fourth International Partners in Flight Symposium.  in press, Condor.  

Richards, S. J. and  A.L. Mack. 2011.  Regional Profile: New Guinea.   The best (and most difficult) place for RAP Expeditions 1996-2010. Pgs 285-291  In: Alonso, L.E., J.L. Deichmann, S. A. McKenna, P. Naskrecki and S.J. Richards (eds.), Still Counting... Biodiversity Exploration for Conservation-- the first 20 years of the Rapid Assessment Program.  Conservation International, Arlington, VA.  316 pp.

Sagata, K., A.L. Mack, D.D. Wright and P.J. Lester.   2010.  The influence of nest availability on the abundance and diversity of twig-dwelling ants in Papua New Guinea.  Insects Sociaux  57: 333-341.

Oppel, S., and  A.L. Mack. 2010.  Bird assemblage and visitation pattern at fruiting Elmerrillia tsiampaca (Magnoliaceae) trees in Papua New Guinea.  Biotropica 42: 229-235.  

Mack, A.L. 2009. Predicting the effects of climate change on Melanesian bird populations: the constraints of too many variables and too few data. In: Leisz, S.J. & Burnett, J.B. (eds.), Climate Change and Biodiversity in Melanesia. Bishop Museum Technical Report 42(9), 15 pp.

Heinsohn, R., T. Zeriga, P. Igag and  A. Mack. 2009.  Do Palm Cockatoos (Probosciger aterrimus) have long enough life spans to support their low reproductive success? Emu 109: 183-191

Jones, E. R., A. L. Mack, D. D. Wright and L. Curran.   2008. Differential effects of mammalian seed predation on recruitment in five Papua New Guinean tree species. Journal of Tropical Ecology 24: 259-267.

Richards, S.J., A.L. Mack, and C. Austin.  2007.  Two new species of Platymantis (Anura: Ranidae) from the Admiralty Archipelago, Papua New Guinea.  Zootaxa 1639: 41-55.  

Mack, A. L. and J. Dumbacher.  2007.  The Birds of Papua.  Pgs 654-688  In: Marshall, A.J. and B. M.  Beehler (eds.). The Ecology of Papua.  

Symes, C.T.,  J. C. Hughes, A.L. Mack and S. Marsden.   2006.  Avian geophagy in the Crater Mountain Wildlife Management Area, Papua New Guinea.  Journal of Zoology 268:87-96.  

Marsden, S.J., C.T. Symes and  A. L. Mack.  2006.  Response of a New Guinean avifauna to conversion of forest to small-scale agriculture.  Ibis 148: 629-640.  

Mack, A. L. and P. West.   2005.  Ten thousand tonnes of small animals: wildlife use in Papua New Guinea, a vital resource in need of management.  Resource Management in Asia-Pacific Working Paper No. 61.  

Mack, A.L. and S. Oppel.   2005.  Nidification of the Dwarf Whistler, Pachycare flavogriseum, a little-known New Guinea endemic. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists Club 126: 61-65.  

Mack, A. L.  and L. E. Alonso.   (eds).  A biological assessment of the Wide Bay conservation area, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea.  in press.  RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment.  

Mack, A. L. and D. Wright.   2005.  The frugivore community and the fruiting plant flora in a New Guinea rainforest: identifying keystone frugivores.  Pages 184-203 In:  J. Lawrence Dew and Jean Philippe Boubli (eds.), Tropical Fruits and Frugivores: The Search for Strong Interactors.  Springer. The Netherlands.

Legge, S., S. Murphy, P. Igag, and A. L. Mack.  2004.   Territoriality and density of an Australian migrant, the Buff-Breasted Paradise Kingfisher, in the New Guinean non-breeding grounds.  Emu 104: 15-20.  

Mack, A. L. and J. Jones.   2003.  Infrasound communication by cassowaries. Auk 120: 1062-1068.  

Mack, A. L. and E. Scholes.  2003.  Nesting activity of the Wallace's Fairy Wren Sipodotus wallacii. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists Club 123: 177-181.  

Mack, A. L. and G. Druliner.   2003.  A non-intrusive method for measuring movements and seed dispersal in cassowaries.  Journal of Field Ornithology 74: 193-196.  

Mack, A. L.  and L. E. Alonso.   (eds) 2000.  A biological assessment of the Wapoga River area of northwestern Irian Jaya, Indonesia.  RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 14.  

Mack, A. L. and D. D. Wright.  2000. Notes on the Crested Cnemophilus macgregorii and Yellow-breasted Loboparadisaea sericea Birds of Paradise.  Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 120: 186-189.  

Mack, A.L.  2000.  Did fleshy fruit pulp evolve as a defence against seed loss rather than as a dispersal mechanism?  Journal of Biosciences  25: 93-97.  

Supriatna, J., A. L. Mack, C.Yeager,  S. Olivieri, T. Tarar, and B. Burnett   (eds.).  1999.  The Irian Jaya conservation priority-setting workshop: final report.  Conservation International, Washington, D.C.  

Mack, A. L. 1999.  The Vulturine Parrot (Psittrichas fulgidus) of New Guinea, a species in need of study.  Psittascene.  

B. M. Beehler and A. L. Mack. 1998.  Constraints to characterising spatial heterogeneity in a lowland forest avifauna in New Guinea.  Pps. 2569-2579 In: Adams, N. J. and R. H. Slotow (eds).  Proceedings of the XXII International Ornithological Congress.  (Durban, South Africa).  

Mack, A. L., K. Ickes, J. H. Jessen, B. Kennedy, and J. R. Sinclair.   1999.  Seedling ecology of Aglaia mackiana (Meliaceae), a cassowary-dispersed rainforest tree, in Papua New Guinea.  Biotropica 31: 111-120.  

Mack, A. L.  1998.  An advantage of large seed size: tolerating rather than succumbing to seed predators.  Biotropica 30: 604-608.  

Mack, A. L.  1998.  The potential impact of small-scale physical disturbance on seedlings in a Papuan rainforest.   Biotropica 30: 547-552.  

Mack, A. L., R. Yamuna, T. Domambe, and J. Pano.   1998.  Effects of drought on birds at Maimafu, Eastern Highlands Province.  Science in New Guinea 23: 125-131.  

Mack, A. L. (editor and author)1998.  Rapid Assessment Survey of the Lakekamu Basin, Papua New Guinea.  RAP Working Paper No. 9.  Conservation International, Washington, D.C.  187 pp.  

Mack, A. L. and D. D. Wright.  1998.  Status and conservation of the threatened Vulturine Parrot, Psittrichas fulgidus.  Bird Conservation International 8: 185-194.  

Mack, A. L.  1997.  Population control or biodiversity conservation: must we choose? (letter) Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 78: 594-595.  

Mack, A. L.  1997.  Spatial distribution, fruit production and seed removal of a rare, dioecious, rainforest tree in a Papuan rainforest.  Journal of Tropical Ecology 13: 305-316.  

Mack, A. L. (editor) 1997.  Coursebook for field training in experimental design, data analysis and grantsmanship.  (in-house publication, Conservation International)  

Mack, A. L. (editor) 1996.  Training manual for field survey techniques in Papua New Guinea.  (in-house publication, Conservation International).  

Mack, A. L. and Wright, D. D.  1996.  Notes on occurrence and feeding of birds at Crater Mountain Biological Research Station, Papua New Guinea.  Emu 96: 89-101.  

Mack, A. L. 1995.  Feathered Foresters: Dwarf Cassowaries sow the seeds of rainforest giants.  Living Bird 14 (4): 22-25.  

Mack, A. L.  1995.  Distance and non-randomness of seed dispersal by the Dwarf Cassowary, Casuarius bennetti, in Papua New Guinea.  Ecography 18: 286-295.  

Mack,  A. L.  1995.  Phenology of the dominant trees of a hardwood hammock in south Florida. Caribbean Journal of Science 31: 207-211.  

Wright, D. D., A. L. Mack and E. H. Paxton.  1995.  Recent Aproteles bulmerae (Megachiroptera: Pteropodidae) skulls found in Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea.  Mammalia 59: 163-164.  

Mack, A. L. 1994.  The nests and eggs of birds at the Crater Mountain Biological Research Station, Papua New Guinea.  Bulletin of the British Ornithologist's Club 114: 176-181.  

Mack, A. L. and D. D. Wright.  1993.  Birds of Lake Tebera.  Muruk 6: 25-26.  

Mack, A. L. 1993.  The sizes of vertebrate-dispersed fruits, a Neotropical-Paleotropical comparison.  American Naturalist 142: 840-856.

Gill, F. B., A. M. Mostrom and A. L. Mack.  1993.  Speciation in North American chickadees: I. Patterns of mtDNA genetic divergence.  Evolution 47: 195-212.  

Mack, A. L. 1992.  The nest, egg, and incubation behaviour of the Blue Bird of Paradise, Paradisaea rudolphi.  Emu 92: 244-246.  

Mack, A. L. 1992,  Vegetation analysis of a hardwood hammock in Dade County, Florida: changes since 1940.  Florida Scientist 55: 258-263.  

Mack, A. L. 1990.  Notes on the Dwarf Cassowary Casuarius bennetti in Papua New Guinea.  Muruk 4: 49-52.  

Mack, A. L. 1990.  Is frugivory limited by secondary compounds in fruits?  Oikos 57: 135-138.  

Mack, A. L. and C. D. Fisher. 1988.  Notes on the birds from the llanos of Meta, Colombia.  Le Gerfaut 78:  397-408.  

Mack, A. L., F. B. Gill, R. Colburn, and C. Spolsky  1986.  Mitochodrial DNA: a source of genetic markers for studies of similar passerine bird species.  Auk 103: 676-681.   Gill, F. B., A. L. Mack and R. T. Ray. 1982.  Competition between hermit hummingbirds Phaethorninae and insects for nectar in a Costa Rican rain forest.  Ibis 124: 44-49.  

Meyer de Schauensee, R. and  A. L. Mack. 1982.  Addenda to 2nd Edition, A Guide to the Birds of South America.  Pgs. 429-463.


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