Monitoring of arboreal arthropod communities across a land-use gradient in Sumatra, Indonesia

Within the framework of the EFForTS project, I study arthropod community change along an agricultural transformation gradient from lowland rainforest to smallholder plantations of rubber and oil palm in Sumatra, Indonesia. In close collaboration with counterparts and students at Bogor Agricultural University and University of Jambi, we identify the collected specimen primarily by morphology, employing classic taxonomy. We also use community phylogenetic methods to understand how local land-use change induces trait shifts, and stable isotopes to quantify trophic position change of the affected arthropod communities.

Peer-reviewed Publications
  • Klimes P, Drescher J, Buchori D, Hidayat P, Nazarreta R, Potocky P, Rimandai M, Scheu S, Matos-Maraví P (2022) Uncovering cryptic diversity in the enigmatic ant genus Overbeckia and insights into the phylogeny of Camponotini (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). Invertebrate Systematics 36: 557-579 doi.org/10.1071/IS21067
  • Azhar A, Hartke TR, Böttges L, Lang T, Larasati A, Novianti N, Tawakkal I, Hidayat P, Buchori D, Scheu S, Drescher J (2022) Rainforest conversion to cash crops reduces abundance, biomass and species richness of parasitoid wasps in Sumatra, Indonesia. Agricultural and Forest Entomology: 1– 10 doi.org/10.1111/afe.12512
  • Kreider JJ, Chen TW, Hartke TR, Buchori D, Hidayat P, Nazarreta R, Scheu S, Drescher J (2021) Rainforest conversion to monocultures favors generalist ants with large colonies. Ecosphere 12: e03717 doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.3717
  • Rizqulloh MN, Drescher J, Hartke TR, Potapov A, Scheu S, Hidayat P, Widyastuti R (2021) Effects of rainforest transformation to monoculture cash crops on soil living ants (Formicidae) in Jambi Province, Sumatra, Indonesia. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science 771: 012031 doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/771/1/012031
  • Junggebauer A, Hartke TR, Ramos D, Schaefer I, Buchori D, Hidayat P, Scheu S, Drescher J (2021) Changes in diversity and community assembly of jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) after rainforest conversion to rubber and oil palm plantations. PeerJ 9:e11012 doi.org/10.7717/peerj.11012
  • Panjaitan R, Drescher J, Buchori D, Peggie D, Harahap IS, Scheu S, Hidayat P (2020) Diversity of butterflies (Lepidoptera) across rainforest transformation systems in Jambi, Sumatra, Indonesia. Biodiversitas 21: 5119-5127 doi.org/10.13057/biodiv/d211117
  • Nazarreta R, Hartke TR, Hidayat P, Scheu S, Buchori D, Drescher J (2020) Rainforest conversion to smallholder plantations of rubber or oil palm leads to species loss and community shifts in canopy ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News 30: 175-186 doi.org/10.25849/myrmecol.news_030:175
  • Grass I, Kubitza C, Krishna V, Corré M, Musshoff O, Drescher J, Rembold K, Pütz P, Ariyanti E, Barnes A, Brinkmann N, Brose U, Brümmer B, Buchori D, Daniel R, Darras K, Fehrmann L, Hein J, Hennings N, Hidayat P, Hölscher D, Faust H, Jochum M, Knohl A, Kotowska M, Krashevska V, Kreft H, Leuschner C, Lobite N, Panjaitan R, Polle A, Potapov A, Purnama E, Qaim M, Röll A, Scheu S, Schneider D, Tjoa A, Tscharntke T, Veldkamp E, Wollni M (2020) Trade-offs between multifunctionality and profit in tropical smallholder landscapes. Nature Communications 11: 1186 doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-15013-5
  • Darras K, Corre MD, Formaglio G, Tjoa A, Potapov A, Brambach F, Sibhatu KT, Grass I, Tscharntke T, Rubiano AA, Buchori D, Drescher J, Fardiansah R, Hölscher D, Irawan B, Kneib T, Krashevska V, Krause K, Kreft H, Li K, Maraun M, Polle A, Ryadin AR, Rembold K, Scheu S, Tarigan S, Valdés-Uribe A, Yadi S, Veldkamp E (2019) Reducing fertilizer and avoiding herbicides in oil palm plantations – Ecological and Economic valuations. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change 2: 65 doi.org/10.3389/ffgc.2019.00065
  • Panjaitan R, Hidayat P, Buchori D, Peggie D, Harahap IS, Drescher J, Scheu S (2019) Diversity of butterflies (Lepidoptera) caught by using fruit traps in Bukit duabelas and Harapan Forest landscape. AIP Conference Proceedings 2120, 070015 doi.org/10.1063/1.5115732
  • Drescher J, Rembold K, Allen K, Beckschäfer P, Buchoiori D, Clough Y, Faust H, Fauzi AM, Gunawan D, Hertel D, Irawan B, Jaya INS, Klarber B, Kleinn C, Knohl C, Kotowska MM, Krashevska V, Krishna V, Leuschner C, Lorenz W, Meijide A, Melati D, Nomura M, Rérez-Cruzado C, Qaim M, Siregar IZ, Steinebach S, Tjoa A, Tscharntke T, Wick B, Wiegand K, Kreft H, Scheu S (2016) Ecological and socio-economic functions across tropical land use systems after rainforest conversion. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371: 1694 doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2015.0275
  • Drescher J, Feldhaar H, Blüthgen N (2011) Interspecific aggression and resource monopolization of the invasive ant Anoplolepis gracilipes in Malaysian Borneo, Biotropica, 43(1), 93-99 doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-7429.2010.00662.x
  • Drescher J, Blüthgen N, Schmitt T, Bühler J, Feldhaar H (2010) Societies drifting apart? Behavioural, genetic and chemical differentiation between supercolonies in the yellow crazy ant Anoplolepis gracilipes. PLoS ONE, 5(10), e13581 doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0013581
  • Stys P, Banar P, Drescher J (2010) A new Oncylocotis (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Enicocephalidae) from Sabah: A predacious species associated with the Yellow Crazy Ant, Anoplolepis gracilipes (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Zootaxa, 2651, 27-42 doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.2651.1.2
  • Drescher J, Blüthgen N, Feldhaar H (2007) Population structure and intraspecific aggression in the invasive ant species Anoplolepis gracilipes in Malaysian Borneo, Molecular Ecology, 16, 1453-1465 doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-294X.2007.03260.x
  • Feldhaar H, Drescher J, Blüthgen N (2006) Characterization of microsatellite markers for the invasive ant species Anoplolepis gracilipes, Molecular Ecology Notes, 6, 912-914 doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-8286.2006.01397.x
Books and Field Guides
  • Hidayat P, Siddikah F, Kasmiatun, Noerdjito WA, Amrulloh R, Hiola MS, Najmi L, Nazarreta R, Scheu S, Buchori D, Drescher J (2022) Guidebook of beetles and weevils of Jambi, Sumatra, Indonesia. e-Publishing Penerbit BRIN, ISBN-13 (15) 978-623-7425-71-7 doi.org/10.55981/brin.321
  • Buchori D, Hidayat P, Nazarreta R, Ardiyanti RM, Siddikah F, Amrulloh R, Azhar A, Kasmiatun, Scheu S, Drescher J (2022) Keanekaragaman Serangga Hutan Hujan Tropis Dataran Rendah di Provinsi Jambi, Sumatra: Dampak Perubahan Tata Guna Lahan. e-Publishing Penerbit BRIN, ISBN-13 (15) 978-602-496-282-1 link
  • Nazarreta R, Buchori D, Hashimoto Y, Hidayat P, Scheu S, Drescher J (2021) A guide to the ants of Jambi (Sumatra, Indonesia): Identification key to ant genera and images of the EFForTS collection. e-Publishing, Penerbit BRIN, ISBN-13 (15) 978-602-496-257-9 doi.org/10.14203/press.273
  • Panjaitan R, Hidayat P, Peggie D, Buchori D, Scheu S, Drescher J (2021) The butterflies of Jambi (Sumatra, Indonesia): An EFForTS field guide. e-Publishing Penerbit BRIN, ISBN-13 (15) 978-602-496-270-8 doi.org/10.14203/press.370