Eben Goodale is Professor, PI of a group focusing on animal ecology and conservation at the University of Guangxi, China. He received his bachelor’s from Harvard College (1997), his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2005), and held postdoctoral fellowships at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology, the National Science Foundation (USA) and the University of California, San Diego / University of San Diego. Much of his work has been done on birds and in Sri Lanka, but he has also conducted bird research in India, Papua New Guinea (PNG), and China, and has also worked on communication in bees. For the two years before moving to Guangxi (2014), he was Associate Professor at the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has published 29 articles in SCI indexed journals (20 corresponding author), including Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Proceedings of the Royal Society, Biology Letters, Animal Behavior, Behavioral Ecology, Diversity and Distributions and Biological Conservation. He enjoys teaching, and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in introductory biology, biodiversity, evolution and ecology at four institutions, and organized workshops in experimental design and statistics in Sri Lanka, PNG and China.
• Quan, R.-C., Li, H., Wang, B. and Goodale, E. 2015. The relationship between defecation and feeding in nestling birds: observational and experimental evidence. Frontiers in Zoology 12:21.
• Yang, H., Harrison, R., Yi, Z.-F., Goodale, E., Zhao, M.-X., and Xu, J.-C. 2015. Changing perceptions of forest value and attitudes toward management of a recently established nature reserve: a case study in southwest China. Forests 6: 3136-3164.
• Goodale, E., Ding, P., Liu, X., Martínez, A., Walters, M. & Robinson, S. K. 2015. The structure of mixed-species bird flocks, and their response to anthropogenic disturbance, with special reference to East Asia. Avian Research 6:14.
• Mammides, C., Chen, J., Goodale, U. M., Kotagama, S. W., Sidhu, S. & Goodale, E. 2015. Does mixed-species flocking influence how birds respond to a gradient of land-use intensity? Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Biological Sciences 282: 20151118.
• Sreekar, R., Goodale, E., and Harrison, R. D. 2015. The use of flight initiation distance as index of hunting pressure: a case study in Xishuangbanna, southwest China. Tropical Conservation Science 8: 505-512.
• Sreekar, R., Srinivasan, U., Mammides, C., Chen, J., Goodale, U.M., Kotagama, S. W., Sidhu, S. and Goodale, E. 2015. The effect of land-use on the diversity and mass-abundance relationships of understory avian insectivores in Sri Lanka and southern India. Scientific Reports 5: 11569.
• Gu, H., Goodale, E. & Chen, J. 2015. Emerging directions in the study of the ecology and evolution of plant-animal mutualistic networks: a review. Zoological Research 36: 65-71.
• Gu, H., Goodale, E. & Chen, J. 2015. Does the role that frugivorous bird species play in seed dispersal networks influence their rate of evolutionary divergence? Global Ecology and Conservation 3: 121-128.
• Sreekar, R., Huang, G., Zhao, J.- B., Pasion, B. O., Yasuda, M., Zhang, K., Peabotuwage, I., Wang, X., Quan, R.- C., Slik, F., Corlett, R. T., Goodale, E. & Harrison, R. D. 2015. The use of species-area relationships to partition the effects of hunting and deforestation on bird extirpations in a fragmented landscape. Diversity and Distributions 21: 441-450.
• Duan, Q., Goodale, E. & Quan R.-C. 2014. Bird fruit preferences reflect the frequency of fruit colours in tropical Asia. Scientific Reports 4: 5627.
• Zhang, W., Goodale, E. & Chen, J. 2014. How contact with nature affects children’s biophilia, biophobia and conservation attitude in China. Biological Conservation 177: 109-116.
• Goodale, E., Kim, E., Nabors, A., Henrichon, S. & Nieh, J. C. 2014. The innate responses of bumble bees to flower patterns: separating the nectar guide from the nectary changes bee movements and search time. Naturwissenschaften 101: 523-526.
• Zhang K., Woan, T. S., Jie, L., Goodale, E., Kitajima, K. & Harrison, R. D. 2014. Shifting baselines on a tropical forest frontier: Extirpations drive declines in local ecological knowledge. PLOS ONE 9: e86598.
• Goodale, E., Ratnayake, C. P. & Kotagama, S. W. 2014. Vocal mimicry of alarm-associated sounds by a drongo elicits flee and mobbing responses from other species that participate in mixed-species bird flocks. Ethology 120: 266-274.
• Goodale, E., Ratnayake, C. P. & Kotagama, S. W. 2014. The frequency of vocal mimicry varies due to proximity to nest and nesting stage in a passerine bird. Behaviour 151: 73-88.
• Goodale, E., Kotagama, S. W., Raman, T. R. S., Sidhu, S., Goodale, U. M., Parker, S. & Chen, J. 2014. The response of birds and mixed-species bird flocks to human-modified landscapes in Sri Lanka and southern India. Forest Ecology and Management 329: 384-392.