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Kading, R. C., & Kingston, T. (2020). Common ground: The foundation of interdisciplinary research on bat disease emergence. PLoS biology18(11).

Olival, K. J., Cryan, P. M., Amman, B. R., Baric, R. S., Blehert, D. S., Brook, C. E., … Kingston, T., … & Wang, L. F. (2020). Possibility for reverse zoonotic transmission of SARS-CoV-2 to free-ranging wildlife: A case study of bats. PLoS pathogens16(9).

Taylor, P. J., Vise, C., Krishnamoorthy, M. A., Kingston, T., & Venter, S. (2020). Citizen Science Confirms the Rarity of Fruit Bat Pollination of Baobab (Adansonia digitata) Flowers in Southern Africa. Diversity12(3), 106.

Yoh, N., Azhar, I., Fitzgerald, K. V., Yu, R., Smith-Butler, T., Mahyudin, A., & Kingston, T. (2020). Bat Ensembles Differ in Response to Use Zones in a Tropical Biosphere Reserve. Diversity12(2), 60.

Rocha, R., Aziz, S. A., Brook, C. E., Carvalho, W. D., & Cooper-Bohannon, R., … Kingston, T., … & Webala, P. W. (2020). Bat conservation and zoonotic disease risk: a research agenda to prevent misguided persecution in the aftermath of COVID-19. Animal Conservation.

Senawi, J., & Kingston, T. (2019). Clutter negotiating ability in an ensemble of forest interior bats is driven by body mass. Journal of Experimental Biology222(23).

Huang, J. C. C., Jazdzyk, E. L., Nusalawo, M. & Kingston, T(2019). Echolocation and roosting ecology determine sensitivity of forest-dependent bats to coffee agriculture Biotropica,

Frick, W., Kingston, T. & Flanders, J. (2019). A review of the major threats and challenges to global bat conservation. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. doi: 10.1111/nyas.14045 1-21.

Kendra Phelps, Reizl Jose, Marina Labonite, and Tigga Kingston. (2018). Assemblage and species threshold responses to environmental and disturbance gradients shape bat diversity in disturbed cave landscapes. Diversity 10, 55

Murray, S., Anwarali, F. A. A., Kingston, T., Zubaid, A., & Campbell P. (2018). A new species in the Hipposideros bicolor group (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) from Peninsular Malaysia. Acta Chiropterologica, 20: 1-30.

Phelps, K. and Kingston, T. (2018). Environmental and biological context modulates the physiological stress response of bats to human disturbance. Oecologia, 188: 41-52.

Florens, F. B. V., Baider, C., Marday, V., Martin, G. M. N., Zmanay, Z., Oleksy, R., G. Krivek, G., Vincenot, C., Monty. M. L. F. & Kingston, T. (2017). Disproportionately large ecological role of a recently mass-culled flying fox in native forests of an oceanic island. Journal of Nature Conservation, 40: 85-93.

Craig Tipton, Marilyn Mathew, Rick Wolcott, Randall Walcott, Tigga Kingston, Caleb Phillips. 2017.  Temporal dynamics of relative abundances in chronic wound bacterial communities. Wound Repair and Regeneration.

Phillips, C.D., Hanson, J., Wilkinson, J., Koenig, L., Webala, P., & Kingston, T. 2017. Microbiome Structural and Functional Interactions across Host Dietary Niche Space. Integrative and Comparative Biology

Marina Fisher-Phelps, Guofeng Cao, Rebecca Wilson and Tigga Kingston. (2017) Protecting bias: Across time and ecology, open-source bat locality data are heavily biased by distance to protected area. Ecological Informatics 40: 22-34.

Christian Vincenot, Vincent Florens, Tigga Kingston. (2017). Can we protect island flying foxes? Science 355(6332): 1368-1370.

Nurul-Ain Elias, Rosli Hashim and Tigga Kingston (2017). Resource availability and roosting ecology shape reproductive phenology of rain forest insectivorous bats. Biotropica doi: 10.1111/btp.12430.

Marina Fisher-Phelps, Dylan Schwilk and Tigga Kingston. (2017). Mobile acoustic transects detect more bat activity than stationary acoustic point counts in an urban-rural landscape matrix. Journal of Arid Environments 136: 38-44.

Phelps, K., Jose, R., Labonite, M., Kingston, T. (2016). Prioritizing caves for conservation: correlates of cave-roosting bat diversity as an effective tool. Biological Conservation 201: 201-209.

Csorba, G., Görföl, T., Wiantoro, S., Kingston, T., Bates, P. J. J. and Huang, J. C-C. (2015). Thumb-pads up – a new species of thick-thumbed bat from Sumatra (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae: Glischropus). Zootaxa 3980 (2): 267-278.

Benjamin Lee, Matthew Struebig, Stephen Rossiter & Tigga Kingston (2015). Mounting concern over trade in bat souvenirs from Southeast Asia. Oryx 49: 204-204.

Juliana Senawi, Daniela Schmieder, Bjorn Siemers and Tigga Kingston (2015). Beyond size – morphological predictors of bite force in a diverse insectivorous bat assemblage from Malaysia. Functional Ecology 29: 1411-1420. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12447

Matthew J. Struebig, Andreas Wilting, David Gaveau, Erik Meijaard, Robert J. Smith, The Borneo Mammal Distribution Consortium*, Manuela Fischer, Kristian Metcalfe8, Stephanie Kramer-Schadt (2015). Targeted conservation to safeguard a biodiversity hotspot from climate and land-cover change. Current Biology 25:1-7 * as named member of the Borneo Mammal Distribution Consortium.

Joe Chun-Chia Huang, Elly Lestari Rustiati, Meyner Nusalawo, Ibnu Maryanto, Maharadatunkamsi, Sigit Wiantoro & Tigga Kingston (2014). A recent survey reveals Bukit Barisan Selatan Landscape as chiropteran diversity hotspot in Sumatra. Acta Chiropterologica, 15(2): 413-449.

Kingston, T., Juliana, S., Nurul-Ain, E., Hashim, R. & Zubaid, A (2012). The Malaysian Bat Conservation Research Unit: From a national model to an international network. Malaysian Applied Biology, 41(2): 1–10.  (Invited review article)

Schmieder, D., Kingston, T*., Rosli, H., & Siemers, B. (2012). Sensory constraints on prey detection performance in an ensemble of vespertilionid understorey rainforest bats (Kerivoulinae, Murininae). Functional Ecology 26: 1043-1053. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2012.02024.x

Rossiter, S. J., Zubaid, A., Adura, A., Struebig, M. J., Kunz, T. H., Gopal, S., Eric J. Petit & T. Kingston (2012). Social organisation and gene flow: insights from co-distributed bat populations. Molecular Ecology 21: 647–66 1DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05391.x

Murray, S., Campbell, P., Kingston, T., Zubaid, A., Francis, C. M., and T. H. Kunz (2012).  Molecular phylogeny of hipposiderid bats from Southeast Asia and evidence of cryptic diversity. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 62: 597-611.

Struebig, M. J., T. Kingston, E. J. Petit, A. Zubaid, A. Mohd.-Adnan & S. J. Rossiter. (2011). Parallel declines in species and genetic diversity in tropical forest fragments. Ecology Letters 14: 582-590.

Saveng, I., P. Soisook, S. Bumrungsri, T. Kingston, S. Peuchmaille, M. J. Struebig, Si Si Hla Bu, V. D. Thong, N. Furey, N. Hammond, & P. J. J Bates. (2011). A taxonomic review of Rhinolophus coelophyllus Peters 1867 and R. shameli Tate 1943 (Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae) in continental Southeast Asia. Acta Chiropterologica, 13: 41-59.

Meyer, C. F. J., L. M. S. Aguiar, L. F. Aguirre, J. Baumgarten, F. M. Clarke, J-F. Cosson, S. Estrada Villegas, J. Fahr, D. Faria, N. Furey, M. Henry, R. Hodgkison, R. K. B. Jenkins, K. G. Jung, T. Kingston, T. H. Kunz, M. C. MacSwiney Gonzalez, I. Moya, J-M. Pons, P. A. Racey, K. Rex, E. M. Sampaio, K. E. Stoner, C. C. Voigt, D. von Staden, C. D. Weise & E. K. V. Kalko. (2011). Accounting for detectability improves estimates of species richness in tropical bat surveys. Journal of Applied Ecology, 48: 777-787. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2011.01976.x

Voigt, C. C., A. Zubaid, Kunz, T. H. & Kingston, T. (2011). Sources of assimilated proteins in Old- and New-World phytophagous bats. Biotropica, 43: 108-113. DOI 10.1111/j.1744-7429.2010.00632.

Meyer, C. F. J., L. M. S. Aguiar, L. F. Aguirre, J. Baumgarten, F. M. Clarke, J-F. Cosson, S. Estrada Villegas, J. Fahr, D. Faria, N. Furey, M. Henry, R. Hodgkison, R. K. B. Jenkins, K. G. Jung, T. Kingston, T. H. Kunz, M. C. MacSwiney Gonzalez, I. Moya, J-M. Pons, P. A. Racey, K. Rex, E. M. Sampaio, K. E. Stoner, C. C. Voigt, D. von Staden, C. D. Weise & E. K. V. Kalko. (2010)Long-term monitoring of tropical bats for anthropogenic impact assessment: gauging the statistical power to detect population change. Biological Conservation 143: 2797-2807.

Schmieder, D., T. Kingston, Rosli H. & B. Siemers. (2010)Breaking the trade-off: rainforest bats maximise bandwidth and repetition rate of echolocation calls as they approach prey. Biology Letters, 6: 604-607DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2010.0114

Kingston, T.  (2010). Research priorities for bat conservation in Southeast Asia: a consensus approach. Biodiversity and Conservation, 19: 471-484. DOI 10.1007/s10531-008-9458-5

Struebig, M. J., Kingston, T., Zubaid, A., LeComber, S.C, Adnan, A., Turner, A., Kelly, J., Bozek, M. S. & Rossiter, S. J. (2009). Conservation importance of limestone karst outcrops to Palaeotropical bats in a fragmented landscape. Biological Conservation, 142: 2089-2096.

Struebig, M. J., Kingston, T., Zubaid, A., Adnan, A. M., Nichols, R. A. & Rossiter, S. J. (2008). Conservation value of forest fragments to Palaeotropical bats. Biological Conservation, 141: 2112-2126.

Struebig, M. J., Horsburgh, G. J., Pandhal, J., Triggs, A., Zubaid, A., Kingston, T., Dawson, D. A. & Rossiter, S. J. (2008). Isolation and characterisation of microsatellite loci in the papillose woolly bat, Kerivoula papillosa (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae). Conservation Genetics, 9: 751-756.

Francis, C. M., Kingston, T. & Zubaid A. (2007). A new species of Kerivoula (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from Peninsular Malaysia. Acta Chiropterologica, 9: 1-12.

Bates, P. J. J., Rossiter, S. J, Suyanto, A. & Kingston, T. (2007). A new species of Hipposideros (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) from Sulawesi. Acta Chiropterologica, 9: 13-26.

Lane, D. W. J., Kingston, T. & Lee, B. P. Y-H. (2006). Dramatic decline in bat species richness in Singapore, with implications for Southeast Asia. Biological Conservation, 131: 584-593.

Thabah, A., Rossiter, S. J., Kingston, T., Zhang, S., Khin Mya Mya, Zubaid, A., Parsons, S. & Jones, G. (2006). Genetic divergence and call frequency in cryptic species of Hipposideros larvatus (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) from northeast India and comparisons with other Indo-Malayan populations. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 88: 119-130.

Pottie, S. A, Lane, D. W. J., Kingston, T. & Lee, B. P. Y-H. (2005). The microchiropteran bat fauna of Singapore. Acta Chiropterologica, 7: 237-247.

Struebig, M. J., Rossiter, S. J., Bates, P. J. J., Kingston, T., Sai Sein Lin Oo, Aye Aye Nwe, Moe Moe Aung, Sein Sein Win & Khin Mya Mya. (2005). Results of a recent bat survey in Upper Myanmar including new records from the Kachin forests. Acta Chiropterologica, 7: 147-163.

Bates, P. J. J, Struebig, M. J., Rossiter, S. J., Kingston, T., Sein Sein Win & Khin Mya Mya. (2004). A new species of Kerivoula (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from Myanmar (Burma). Acta Chiropterologica, 6: 219-226.

Kingston, T. & Rossiter, S. J. (2004). Harmonic-hopping in Wallacea’s bats. Nature, 429: 654–657.

Kingston, T., Jones, G., Zubaid, A. & Kunz, T. H. (2003). Alternation of echolocation calls in five species of aerial-feeding insectivorous bats from Malaysia. Journal of Mammalogy, 84: 205-215.

Kingston, T., Francis, C. M., Zubaid, A. & Kunz, T. H. (2003). Species richness in an insectivorous bat assemblage from Malaysia. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 19: 67-79.

Parsons, S., Boonman, A., Kingston, T. & Jones, G. (2001). Frequency alternation by echolocating bats: signal structure and function. Bat Research News, 42: 114.

Kingston, T., Lara, M. C., Jones, G., Zubaid, A., Kunz, T. H. & Schneider, C. J. (2001). Acoustic divergence in two cryptic Hipposideros species: a role for social selection? Proceedings of the Royal Society, London, B., 268: 1381-1386.

Kingston, T., Jones, G., Zubaid, A. & Kunz, T. H. (2000). Resource partitioning in rhinolophoid bats revisited. Oecologia, 124: 332-342.

Kingston, T., Jones, G., Zubaid, A. & Kunz, T. H. (2000). Social calls in clear-winged woolly bats (Kerivoula pellucida) from Malaysia. Bioacoustics, 11: 1 – 16.

Kingston, T., Jones, G., Zubaid, A. & Kunz, T. H. (1999). Echolocation signal design in Kerivoulinae and Murininae (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from Malaysia. Journal of Zoology, 249: 359-374.

Kingston, T., Kunz, T. H., Hodgkison, R. & Zubaid, A. (1997). Phoniscus jagorii, a vespertilionid bat newly recorded from Peninsular Malaysia. Malayan Nature Journal, 50: 363.


Nurul-Ain E, Hashim R, Kingston T (2016). Data from: Resource availability and roosting ecology shape reproductive phenology of rainforest insectivorous bats. Dryad Digital Repository. DOI:

Senawi J, Schmieder D, Siemers B, Kingston T (2015) Data from: Beyond size – morphological predictors of bite force in a diverse insectivorous bat assemblage from Malaysia. Dryad Digital Repository.


Voigt, C.C & Kingston, T (eds.) (2016) Bats of the Anthropocene: conservation of bats in a changing world. Springer International Press.

Kingston, T., Lim, B. L. & Zubaid, A. (2006). Bats of Krau Wildlife Reserve. University Kebangsaan Malaysia. 115 pages. Penerbit UKM, Bangi.

Invited Book Chapters   * = refereed

Tanshi, I., & Kingston, T. (2021). Introduction and Implementation of Harp Traps Signal a New Era in Bat Research. In 50 Years of Bat Research (pp. 255-270). Springer, Cham.

*Kingston, T. (2016)Bats. Pp 59-82. In: Core Standardized Methods for Rapid Biological Field Assessment (eds TH Larsen). Conservation International, Arlington, VA.

Voigt, C.C. & Kingston, T (2015). Bats in the Anthropocene. Pp 1-9. In: Bats of the Anthropocene (eds. CC Voigt, T. Kingston). Springer International Press. Doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-25220-9_1

*Kingston, T. (2015) Cute, Creepy, or Crispy – how values, attitudes and norms shape human behavior toward bats. Pp 571-595. In: Bats of the Anthropocene (eds. CC Voigt, T. Kingston). Springer International AG. Doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-25220-9_18

*Kingston, T., Aguirre, L., Armstrong, K., Mies, R., Racey, P., Rodriguez-Herrera, B., & Waldien, D. (2015) Networking Networks for Global Bat Conservation. Pp 539-569. In: Bats of the Anthropocene (eds. CC Voigt, T. Kingston). Springer International Press. Doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-25220-9_18

*Kingston, T. (2013). Response of bat diversity to forest disturbance in Southeast Asia – insights from long-term research in Malaysia. Pp 169-185. In: Bat Evolution, Ecology and Conservation (eds. RA Adams, SC Pedersen). Springer Science Press.

*Kingston, T. (2011) Roosting Ecology and the Captive Environment. In: Bats in Captivity Volume 3 Diet and Feeding—Environment and Housing (ed. Sue Barnard). Logos Press, Washington.  

*Kingston, T. (2009). Analysis of species diversity of bat assemblages. Pp 195-215. In: Behavioral and ecological methods for the study of bats, 2nd Edition (eds., T. H. Kunz & S. Parsons), Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington.

Kingston, T. (2009). Indonesia, Biology. In: Encyclopedia of Islands (eds. G. Gillespie and D. Clague). University of California Press, Berkeley.

Kingston, T. (2005). Bats. In: Life after logging: reconciling wildlife conservation and production forestry in Indonesian Borneo. (eds., E. Meijaard et al.) Pp. 83-86. Center for International Forestry Research, Bogor, Indonesia.

Hodgkison, R., Ahmad, D., Balding, S. T., Kingston, T., Zubaid, A. & Kunz, T. H. (2002). Capturing bats (Chiroptera) in tropical forest canopies. Pp. 160-167 In: The Global Canopy Handbook: Techniques of access and study in the forest roof (eds. A. W. Mitchell, K. Secoy & T. Jackson). Global Canopy Programme, Oxford.

Papers in conference proceedings

Kingston, T., Zubaid, A., Lim., G. & F. Hatta. (2006). From research to outreach: environmental education materials for the bats of Malaysia. Pp. 21-29 In Proceedings of the Best of Both Worlds International Conference on Environmental Education for Sustainable Development 2005. (eds. Noor Azlin Yahya, Elizabeth Philip, Terry Ong). FRIM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Fletcher, C., Kingston, T., Zubaid, A. & Shamsudin, I(2006). Roost selection of Malaysian insectivorous bats. In Proceedings of the Malaysian Science and Technology Congress 2005: Towards excellence in science and technology research. MCTC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Kingston, T., Juliana, S., Rakhmad, S. K, Fletcher, C. D., Benton-Browne, A., Struebig, M., Wood, A., Murray, S. W., Kunz, T. H. and Zubaid, A. (2006). The Malaysian Bat Conservation Research Unit: Research, capacity building and education in an Old World hotspot. Pp 41-60 In: Proceedings of the National Seminar On Protected Areas. (eds. Sahir Othman, Siti Hawa Yatim, Sivananthan Elaguipillay, Shukor, Md. Nor, Norhayati Ahmad, Sharul Anuar Mohd. Sah.) Department of Wildlife and National Parks, Malaysia


Kingston, T. (2015). Review of:  Berthinussen, A., Richardson, O.C., and Altringham J.D. 2014. Bat Conservation: global evidence for the effects of interventions. Synopses of Conservation Evidence Series Vol. 5. Exeter: Pelagic. Acta Chiropterologica 17:445-446.

Kingston, T. (2012). Eptesicus obfuscation (review of “Bats” by Phil Richardson). BioScience 62: 436-437.

Kingston, T. (1995). Review of: RAMAS/GIS: Linking landscape data with population viability analysis (version 1.0) (by Akçakaya, H. R). Conservation Biology, 9: 966-968.

Scientific Communication

Zimmermann, A., Macdonald, E., & Kingston, T. (2020, November 26). Why Mauritius is culling an endangered fruit bat that exists nowhere else. The Conversation.

Ghai, R. Interview with T. Kingston. (2020, May 5). COVID-19: ‘It is easy to blame bats than to look at ourselves’. Down To Earth.–70900

Kingston, T. (2020, April 17). Roosting with bats. Southeast Asia Globe.

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