Peer-reviewed Publications:


Koh JJ-M, Rheindt FE, Ng EYX, Webb EL. 2019. Evidence of genetic connectivity between fragmented pig population in a tropical urban city-state. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 67: 14-31. Online PDF:

Chattopadhyay B, Garg KM, Soo YJ, Low GW, Frechette J, Rheindt FE. 2019. Conservation genomics in the fight to help the recovery of the critically endangered Siamese crocodile Crocodylus siamensis. Molecular Ecology.

Baveja P, Tang Q, Lee JGH, Rheindt FE. 2019. Impact of genomic leakage on the conservation of the endangered Milky Stork. Biological Conservation 229: 59-66.

Lim BT, Sadanandan KR, Dingle C, Leung YY, Prawiradilaga DM, Irham M, Ashari H, Lee JG, Rheindt FE. 2019. Molecular evidence suggests radical revision of species limits in the great speciator white-eye genus Zosterops. Journal of Ornithology.


Ashari H, Prawiradilaga DM, Eaton JA, Suparno S, Rheindt FE. 2018. New records and range extensions of birds from Timor, Alor and Rote. Treubia 45: 47-64. PDF

Symes WS, Edwards DP, Miettinen J, Rheindt FE, Carrasco LR. 2018. Combined impacts of deforestation and wildlife trade on tropical biodiversity are severely underestimated. Nature Communications 9(1): 4052. Online PDF:

Ng NSR, Prawiradilaga DM, Ng EYX, Trainor C, Verbelen P, Rheindt FE. 2018. A strikingly new species of leaf warbler from the Lesser Sundas as uncovered through morphology and genomics. Scientific Reports 8: 15646. Online PDF:

Tan DJ, Chattopadhyay B, Garg KM, Cros E, Ericson PG, Irestedt M, Rheindt FE. 2018. Novel genome and genome-wide SNPs reveal early fragmentation effects in an edge-tolerant songbird population across an urbanized tropical metropolis. Scientific Reports 8: 12804. Online PDF:

Nash H, Wirdateti T, Low GW, Choo SW, Chong JL, Semiadi G, Hari R, Sulaiman MH, Turvey S, Evans T, Rheindt FE. 2018. Conservation genomics reveals possible illegal trade routes and admixture across pangolin lineages in Southeast Asia. Conservation Genetics 19:1083–1095. Online PDF:

Tang Q, Low GW, Lim JY, Gwee CY, Rheindt FE. 2018. Human activities and landscape features interact to closely define the distribution and dispersal of an urban commensal. Evolutionary Applications 11: 1598–1608. Online PDF:

Tang Q, SV Edwards, FE Rheindt. 2018. Rapid diversification and hybridization have shaped the dynamic history of the genus Elaenia. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution. 127: 522-533.

Alström P, Rheindt FE, Zhang R, Zhao M, Wang J, Zhu X, Gwee CY, Hao Y, Ohlson J, Jia C, Prawiradilaga DM. 2018. Complete species-level phylogeny of the leaf warbler (Aves: Phylloscopidae) radiation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 126: 141-152.

Garg KM, Chattopadhyay B, Wilton PR, Prawiradilaga DM, Rheindt FE. 2018. Pleistocene land bridges act as semipermeable agents of avian gene flow in Wallacea. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 125: 196-203.

Sadanandan KR, Olsson U, Tizard R, Khan AA, Thet Zaw Naing, Naing Lin, Nila Pwint, Rheindt FE. 2018. Genetic and biometric variation across the fragmented range of Jerdon’s Babbler, Chrysomma altirostre, a threatened Oriental grassland specialist. Journal of Ornithology 159: 575-579.



Le MH, Low GW, Sadanandan KR, Ng WQ, Nguyen QH, Rheindt FE. 2017. Survey of the avifauna of Giang Man proposed nature reserve, Quang Binh province, Vietnam. Forktail 33: 8-13.

Eaton JA, Rheindt FE. 2017. New avifaunal records from the Flores Sea islands, Indonesia, including a novel Phylloscopus leaf warbler. BirdingASIA 28: 97-106.

Prawiradilaga MD, Baveja P, Suparno, Ashari H , Ng NS, Gwee CY, Verbelen P, Rheindt FE. 2017. A colourful new species of Myzomela honeyeater from Rote Island in eastern Indonesia. Treubia 44: 77-100.

Low GW, Chattopadhyay B, Garg KM, Irestedt M, Ericson PGP, Yap G, Tang Q, Wu S, Rheindt FE. 2017. Urban landscape genomics identifies fine-scale gene flow patterns in an avian invasive. Heredity 120: 138-153. Online PDF:

Ng NS, Christidis L, Olsen J, Norman J, Rheindt FE. 2017. A new subspecies of Short-toed Snake-eagle from Wallacea determined from morphological and DNA comparison. Zootaxa 4358: 365-374.

Chattopadhyay B, Garg KM, Gwee CY, Edwards SV, Rheindt FE. 2017. Gene flow during glacial habitat shifts facilitates character displacement in a Neotropical flycatcher radiation. BMC Evolutionary Biology 17(1): 210.

Liu L, Zhang J, Rheindt FE, Lei F, Qu Y, Wang Y, Zhang Y, Sullivan C, Nie W, Wang J, Yang F, Chen J, Edwards SV, Meng J, Wu S. 2017. Genomic evidence reveals a radiation of placental mammals uninterrupted by the KPg boundary. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Le MH, Nguyen QH, Low GW, Sadanandan KR, Ng WQ, Rheindt FE. 2017. The first record of Wedge-tailed Shearwater Ardenna pacifica for Vietnam. BirdingASIA 17: 122-123.

Ng EYX, Garg KM, Low GW, Chattopadhyay B, Oh RRY, Lee JGH, Rheindt FE. 2017. Conservation genomics identifies impact of trade in a threatened songbird. Biological Conservation 214: 101-108.

Ng NS, Wilton PR, Prawiradilaga DM, Tay YC, Indrawan M, Garg KM, Rheindt FE. 2017. The effects of Pleistocene climate change on biotic differentiation in a montane songbird clade from Wallacea. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 114: 353-366.

Çilingir FG, Rheindt FE, Garg KM, Platt K, Platt SG, Bickford DP. 2017. Conservation genomics of the endangered Burmese roofed turtle. Conservation Biology 31(6): 1469-1476.

Rheindt FE, Christidis L, Norman JA, Eaton JA, Sadanandan KR, Schodde R. 2017. Speciation in Indo-Pacific swiftlets (Aves: Apodidae): integrating molecular and phenotypic data for a new provisional taxonomy of the Collocalia esculenta. Zootaxa 4250(5): 401-433.

Robin VV, Vishnudas CK, Gupta P, Rheindt FE, Hooper DM, Ramakrishnan U, Reddy S. 2017. Two new genera of songbirds represent endemic radiations from the Shola Sky Islands of the Western Ghats, India. BMC Evolutionary Biology 17(1):31.

Gwee CY, Christidis L, Eaton JA, Norman JA, Trainor CR, Verbelen P, Rheindt FE. 2017. Bioacoustic and multi-locus DNA data of Ninox owls support high incidence of extinction and recolonisation on small, low-lying islands across Wallacea. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 109: 246-258.


Cros E, Rheindt FE. 2016. Massive bioacoustic analysis suggests introgression across Pleistocene land bridges in Mixornis tit-babblers. Journal of Ornithology.:1-3.

Turvey ST, Bryant JV, Duncan C, Wong MHG, Guan Z, Fei H, Ma C, Hong X, Nash HC, Chan BPL, Jiang H, Fan P. 2016. How many remnant gibbon populations are left on Hainan? Testing the use of local ecological knowledge to detect cryptic threatened primates. American Journal of Primatology 79(2): e22593.

Tay YC, Chng MWP, Sew WWG, Rheindt FE, Tun KPP, Meier R (2016) Beyond the Coral Triangle: high genetic diversity and near panmixia in Singapore’s populations of the broadcast spawning sea star Protoreaster nodosus. Royal Society Open Science 3(8): 160253.

Eaton JA, Mitchell SL, Navario Gonzalez Bocos C, Rheindt FE. 2016.A short survey of the Meratus Mountains, South Kalimantan province, Indonesia: two undescribed avian species discovered. BirdingASIA 26: 107-113.

Ng EYX, Eaton JA, Verbelen P, Hutchinson RO, Rheindt FE. 2016. Using bioacoustic data to test species limits in an Indo-Pacific island radiation of Macropygia cuckoo doves. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 118 (4): 786-812.

Chisholm RA, Giam X, Sadanandan KR, Fung T, Rheindt FE. 2016. A robust non-parametric method for quantifying undetected extinctions. Conservation Biology 30 (3): 610-617.

Garg KM, Tizard R, Ng NS, Cros E, Dejtaradol A, Chattopadhyay B, Pwint N, Päckert M, Rheindt FE. 2016. Genome-wide data help identify an avian species-level lineage that is morphologically and vocally cryptic. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 102: 97-103.

Suh A, Witt CC, Menger J, Sadanandan KR, Podsiadlowski L, Gerth M, Weigert A, McGuire JA, Mudge J, Edwards SV, Rheindt FE. 2016. Ancient horizontal transfers of retrotransposons between birds and ancestors of human pathogenic nematodes. Nature Communications 7.

Nash HC, Wong MHG, Turvey ST. 2016. Using local ecological knowledge to determine status and threats of the critically endangered Chinese pangolin (Manis pentadactyla) in Hainan, China. Biological Conservation  196 (2016): 189-195.

Chattopadhyay B, Garg KM, Kumar AV, Doss DP, Rheindt FE, Kandula S, Ramakrishnan U. 2016. Genome-wide data reveal cryptic diversity and genetic introgression in an Oriental cynopterine fruit bat radiation. BMC Evolutionary Biology 16:1

Ng S, Rheindt FE. 2016. Species delimitation in the white-faced cuckoo-dove Turacoena manadensis: bioacoustic data corroborate Pleistocene land connections. Avian Research 7:2.

Tang GSY, Sadanandan KR, Rheindt FE. 2016. Population genetics of a tropical frugivore in an urban-fragmented landscape: the olive-winged bulbul (Pycnonotus plumosus) in Singapore. Ecology and Evolution 6 (1): 78-90.


Sadanandan KRS, Tan DJX, Schjølberg K, Round PD, Rheindt FE. 2015. DNA reveals long-distance partial migratory behavior in a cryptic owl lineage. Avian Research 6: 1-7.

Rheindt FE, Krabbe N, Wee AKS, Christidis L. 2015. Cryptic speciation in the Lesser Elaenia Elaenia chiriquensis (Aves: Passeriformes: Tyrannidae). Zootaxa 4032: 251-263.

Sadanandan KR, Rheindt FE. 2015. Genetic diversity of a tropical rainforest understory bird in an urban fragmented landscape. Condor 117: 447-459.

Tin M, Rheindt FE, Cros E, Mikheyev A. 2015 Degenerate adaptor sequences for detecting PCR duplicates in reduced representation sequencing data improve genotype-calling accuracy. Molecular Ecology Resources 15: 329-336.


Rheindt FE, Tizard R, Nila Pwint, Naing Lin. 2014. The rediscovery of Myanmar’s Jerdon’s Babbler Chrysomma altirostre altirostre. BirdingASIA 22: 15-17.

Rheindt FE, Prawiradilaga DM, Suparno, Ashari H, Wilton PR. 2014. New and significant island records, range extensions and elevational extensions of birds in eastern Sulawesi, its nearby satellites, and Ternate. Treubia 41: 61-90.

Harris JBC, Rasmussen PC, Yong DL, Prawiradilaga DM, Putra DD, Round PD, Rheindt FE. 2014. A new species of Muscicapa flycatcher from Sulawesi, Indonesia. PLoS ONE 9(11): e112657. doi:101371/journal.pone.0112657.

Jarvis ED, Mirarab S, Aberer AJ, Li B, Houde P, Li C, Ho SYW, Faircloth BC, Nabholz B, Howard JT, Suh A, Weber CC, da Fonseca RR, Li J, Zhang F, Li H, Zhou L, Narula N, Liu L, Ganapathy G, Boussau B, Bayzid MS, Zavidovych V, Subramanian S, Gabaldón T, Capella-Gutiérrez S, Huerta-Cepas J, Rekepalli B, Munch K, Schierup M, Lindow B, Warren WC, Ray D, Green RE, Bruford M, Zhan X, Dixon A, Li S, Li N, Huang Y, Derryberry EP, Bertelsen MF, Sheldon FH, Brumfield RT, Mello CV, Lovell PV, Wirthlin M, Cruz Schneider MP, Prosdocimi F, Samaniego JA, Vargas Velazquez AM, Alfaro-Núñez A, Campos PF, Petersen B, Sicheritz-Ponten T, Pas A, Bailey T, Scofield P, Bunce M, Lambert DM, Zhou Q, Perelman P, Driskell AC, Shapiro B, Xiong Z, Zeng Y, Liu S, Li Z, Liu B, Wu K, Xiao J, Yinqi X, Zheng Q, Zhang Y, Yang H, Wang J, Smeds L, Rheindt FE, Braun M, Fjeldså J, Orlando L, Barker K, Jønsson KA, Johnson W, Koepfli K-P, O’Brien S, Haussler D, Ryder OA, Rahbek C, Willerslev E, Graves GR, Glenn TC, McCormack J, Burt D, Ellegren H, Alström P, Edwards SV, Stamatakis A, Mindell DP, Cracraft J, Braun EL, Warnow T, Jun W, Gilbert MTP, Zhang G. 2014. Whole genome analyses resolve early branches in the tree of life of modern birds. Science 346(6215): 1320-1331.

Yap F, Yong DL, Low B, Cros E, Foley C, Lim KK, Rheindt FE. 2014. First wintering record of the Sakhalin Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus borealoides) in South-east Asia, with notes on vocalisations. Birding Asia 21: 76-81.

Rheindt FE, Christidis L, Kuhn S, de Kloet S, Norman JA, Fidler A. 2014. The timing of diversification within the most divergent parrot clade. Journal of Avian Biology 45: 140-148.

Rheindt FE, Norman JA, Christidis L. 2014. Extensive diversification across islands in the echolocating Aerodramus swiftlets. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 62: 89-99.

Rheindt FE, Fujita MK, Wilton PR, Edwards SV. 2014. Introgression and phenotypic assimilation in Zimmerius flycatchers (Tyrannidae): population genetic and phylogenetic inferences from genome-wide SNPs. Systematic Biology 63: 134-152.


Christidis L, Rheindt FE, Boles WE, Norman JA. 2013. A re-appraisal of species diversity within the Australian grasswrens Amytornis (Aves: Maluridae). Australian Zoologist 36(4): 429-437.

Rheindt FE, Cuervo AM, Brumfield RT. 2013. Rampant polyphyly indicates cryptic diversity in a clade of Neotropical flycatchers (Aves: Tyrannidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 108: 889-900.

Rheindt FE, Hutchinson RO. 2013. The discovery of a new Locustella bush warbler on the island of Taliabu, Indonesia. Birding Asia 19: 109-110.

Select previous publications

Rheindt FE. 2006. Splits galore: the revolution in Asian leaf warbler systematics. Birding Asia 5: 25-39 Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 PDF (please scroll to page 25)