Here you will find links to some of my research papers, reports, book chapters and journalism.
Shanahan, M. 2017. The tree that shaped history. BBC Earth Read online
Shanahan, M. 2016. The near-magical properties of fig trees. Scientific American Read online
Shanahan, M. 2016. Can living fig-tree bridges save lives in a changing climate? Thomson Reuters Read online
Shanahan, M. 2012. Climate change mapped. Book review (of The Atlas of Climate Change by Kirstin Dow and Thomas Downing). Frontiers of Biogeography 4.2, 64-65. [Read online].
Shanahan, M. 2012. Large dams: sharing the water, sharing the benefits. International Water Power and Dam Construction. July 2012. [Download PDF]
Shanahan, M. 2011. Why the Media Matters in a Warming World: A guide for policymakers in the global South. A Climate Change Media Partnership briefing paper. Download PDF. Read Abstract. [French translation] [Chinese translation]
Shanahan, M. 2009. Time to Adapt? Media coverage of climate change in non-industrialised countries. Chapter 12 in Climate Change and the Media. Edited by Tammy Boyce & Justin Lewis. Peter Lang Publishing. Download PDF. Check Google Scholar for citations.
Shanahan, M. 2007. Talking about a Revolution: Climate change and the media. An IIED briefing. International Institute for Environment and Development. Download PDF. Read Abstract. Check Google Scholar for citations. [French translation] [Spanish translation]
Shanahan, M. 2006. Science Journalism: Fighting a reporting battle. Nature 443: 392-393. Read online.
Shanahan, M. 2006. The God Pill – Hallucinogens induce lasting spiritual highs in the religious. The Economist. Read online.
Shanahan, M. 2006. Chinese Science – Faking it. The Economist. Read online.
Shanahan, M. 2006. Oman’s rose gardens. In Dry: Life Without Water (edited by Ehsan Masood and Daniel Schaffer). Harvard University Press. Available from Amazon.com.
Harrison, R. D. & Shanahan, M. 2005. Seventy-seven ways to be a fig: An overview of a diverse assemblage of figs in Borneo. Pages 111-127 in D. W. Roubik, S. Sakai, and A. A. Hamid (eds). Pollination Ecology and the Rain Forest Canopy: Sarawak Studies. Springer Verlang, New York.
Shanahan, M. Thornton, C., Trent, S. & Williams, J. 2003. Smash & Grab: Conflict, Corruption and Human Rights Abuses in the Shrimp Farming Industry. Environmental Justice Foundation, London, UK. Download PDF. Check Google Scholar for citations.
Shanahan, M. & Debski, I. 2002. Vertebrates of Lambir Hills National Park, Sarawak, Malayan Nature Journal 56: 103-118.
Shanahan, M. 2001. Appetite for Destruction. The Ecologist (20 March 2001). Read online.
Shanahan, M., So, S., Compton, S. & Corlett, R. 2001. Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review. Biological Reviews 76: 529–572. Download PDF. Read Abstract. Check Google Scholar for citations.
Shanahan, M., Harrison, R. D., Yamuna, R., Boen, W. & Thornton, I. W. B. 2001. Colonization of an island volcano, Long Island, Papua New Guinea, and an emergent island, Motmot, in its caldera lake. V. Colonization by figs (Ficus spp.), their dispersers and pollinators. Journal of Biogeography 28: 1365–1377. Download PDF. Read Abstract. Check Google Scholar for citations.
Shanahan, M. & Compton, S. 2001. Vertical stratification of figs and fig-eaters in a Bornean lowland rain forest: how is the canopy different? Plant Ecology 153: 121-132. Read Abstract. Check Google Scholar for citations.
Shanahan, M., Harrison, R. D., Hart, S. Storey, M. and Allman-Ward, P. 2001. Vertebrate fauna of the recently gazetted Pulong Tau National Park, Sarawak: Findings of a Malaysian Nature Society Expedition. Malayan Nature Journal 54: 329-340.
Shanahan, M. 2000. Ficus seed dispersal guilds: ecology, evolution and conservation implications. PhD Thesis. University of Leeds. Download PDF.
Harrison, R. D. & Shanahan M. 1998. Malaysian Nature Society 1998 Expedition to the proposed Pulong Tau National Park Sarawak, Malaysia. Malaysian Nature Society, Miri Branch, Miri, Sarawak. Download PDF.
Shanahan. M. 1994. The effects of dominance, kinship and sexual state on the grooming behaviour of Black Macaques (Macaca nigra). Not a publication but my undergraduate research project at University of Leeds. Download PDF.