List of publications


  1. Lamb, A., Gobilik, J., Ardiyani, M. & Poulsen, A.D. 2013. A guide to gingers of Borneo. Natural History Publications (Borneo). 144 pp. ORDER
  2. Poulsen, A.D. 2012. Etlingera of Sulawesi. Natural history Publications (Borneo). 278 pp. ORDER
  3. Poulsen, A.D. 2006. Etlingera of Borneo. Natural history Publications (Borneo). 263 pp. ORDER
  4. Poulsen, A.D. 2006. Gingers of Sarawak. A pocket guide. Natural history Publications (Borneo). 102 pp. ORDER


Papers in peer reviewed journals:

  1. Tanaka, N., Ohi-Toma, T., Suksathan, P., Aung, M.M.. Poulsen, A.D. , Mohamad, S. & Armstrong, K.E. 2022. Myanmaranthus roseiflorus, a new genus and species of Marantaceae from Myanmar. Journal of Japanese Botany 97: 187–196.
  2. Liang, J., Gamarra, J.G.P., Picard, N. & al. 2022. Co-limitation towards lower latitudes shapes global forest diversity gradients. Nat Ecol Evol.
  3. Poulsen, A.D., Pomoso, P. & Magun. T.  2022. Three species of Etlingera (Zingiberaceae) recollected in the footsteps of Rudolf Schlechter in Papua New Guinea. Willdenowia, 52(2):153-165.
  4. Mazo, K.R.F., Docot, R.V.A. & Poulsen, A.D. 2022. Sulettaria, a new ginger genus in the flora of the Philippines. Nordic J. Bot.
  5. Docot, R.V.A., Mazo, K.R.F., Mendez, N.P. & Poulsen, A.D. 2022. Using molecular data to test the generic placement of a new and unusual ginger species from the Philippines. Nordic J. Bot.
  6. Niissalo, M.A., Gardner, E.M., Khew, G.S., Šída, O., Poulsen, A.D. & Jana Leong-Škorničková, J. 2022. Whence came these plants most foul? Phylogenomics and biogeography of Lowiaceae (Zingiberales). Front. Ecol. Evol.
  7. Ardiyani, M., Ardi, W.H., Hutabarat, P.W.K. & Poulsen, A.D. 2021. Etlingera comosa, a new species (Zingiberaceae: Alpinioidea) from Central Sulawesi. Reinwardtia 20: 61–66.
  8. & al. 2021. Taking the pulse of Earth's tropical forests using networks of highly distributed plots. Biological Conservation, in press.
  9. van Caspel, P.H., Poulsen, A.D., & Möller, M. 2021. New chromosome counts of Asian Costaceae and initial insights into the genome evolution of the family. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 78: 1–13.
  10. Mohamad, S., Kalu, M. & Poulsen, A.D. 2020. A new species and a new combination of Sundamomum (Zingiberaceae) from Sarawak, Borneo. Kew Bulletin 75: 1–6.
  11. Ardiyani, M., Ardi, W.H., Santoso, W. & Poulsen, A.D. 2020. Etlingera tjiasmantoi (Zingiberaceae), a new species from Central Sulawesi. Reinwardtia 19: 103–108.
  12. Lofthus, Ø., Newman, M.F., Jimbo, T. & Poulsen, A.D. 2020. The Pleuranthodium (Zingiberaceae) of Mount Wilhelm, Papua New Guinea. Blumea 65: 95–101.
  13. Cámara-Leret, R., Frodin, D.G., Adema, F. & al. 2020. New Guinea has the world’s richest island flora. Nature 584: 579–583.
  14. Sullivan, M.J.P. & al. 2020. Long-term thermal sensitivity of Earth’s tropical forests. Science 368: 869–874. DOI: 10.1126/science.aaw7578
  15. Hubau, W., Lewis, S.L., Phillips, O.L. & al. 2020. Asynchronous carbon sink saturation in African and Amazonian tropical forests. Nature 579: 80–87.
  16. Kool, A. & Poulsen, A.D. 2019. Joining transdisciplinary forces to revive the past. Establishing a Viking Garden at the Natural History Museum, Oslo. In: Bjerregaard, P. (ed.). Exhibitions as Research. Experimental methods in museums. Routledge Research in Museums Studies.
  17. Docot, R.V.A., Banag, C.I. & Poulsen, A.D. 2019. Reinstatement and revision of the genus Adelmeria (Zingiberaceae) endemic to the Philippines. Taxon 68(3): 499–521.
  18. Docot, R.V.A., Banag, C.I., Tandang, D.N., Funakoshi, H. & Poulsen, A.D. 2019. Recircumscription and revision of the genus Vanoverberghia (Zingiberaceae). Blumea 64: 140–157.
  19. Ardiyani, M. & Poulsen, A.D. 2019. An update of the genus Etlingera (Zingiberaceae) in Sulawesi including the description of a new species. Reinwardtia 18: 31–42.
  20. Steidinger, B.S. & al. & GFBI consortium. 2019. Climatic controls of decomposition drive the global biogeography of forest tree symbioses. Nature 569: 404–408.
  21. Poulsen, A.D. & Docot, R.V.A. 2018. How many species of Etlingera (Zingiberaceae) are there in the Philippines? Edinburgh Journal of Botany 76: 33–44. doi: 10.1017/S0960428618000240
  22. Poulsen, A.D., Mathisen, H.B., Newman, M.F., Ardiyani, M., Lofthus, Ø. & Bjorå, C.S. 2018. Sulettaria: A new ginger genus disjunct from Elettaria cardamomum. Taxon 67(4): 725–738.
  23. De Boer, H., Newman, M., Poulsen, A.D., Droop, A.J., Fer, T., Hiền, L.T.T., Hlavat, K., Lamxay, V., Richardson, J.E., Steffen, K. & Leong-Škorničková, J. 2018. Convergent morphology in Alpinieae (Zingiberaceae): Recircumscribing Amomum as a monophyletic genus. Taxon 67: 6–36.
  24. Slik, J.W.F., et al., Poulsen, A.D., et al. 2018. Phylogenetic classification of the world's tropical forests. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 115(8): 1837­–1842.
  25. Qie, L., et al., Poulsen, A.D., et al. & Phillips, O. 2017. Long-term carbon sink in Borneo’s forests halted by drought and vulnerable to edge effects. Nature Communications 8. doi:10.1038/s41467-017-01997-0
  26. Ardiyani, M., Newman, M.F. & Poulsen, A.D. 2017. A new species of Zingiber (Zingiberaceae) East of Wallace’s Line. Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 69(2): 189–199.
  27. Poulsen, A.D. & J. Leong-Škorničková. 2017. Two new Orchidantha species (Lowiaceae) from Borneo. Blumea 62: 157–162.
  28. Poulsen, A.D. & Phonsena, P. 2017. Morphological variation and distribution of the useful ginger, Etlingera pavieana (Zingiberaceae). Nordic Journal of Botany 35(4): 467–475.
  29. Poulsen, A.D. & Bau, B.B. 2017. A new species of Etlingera (Zingiberaceae) from Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 74(2): 141–148.
  30. Sullivan, M. J., et al., Poulsen, A.D., et al. 2016. Diversity and carbon storage across the tropical forest biome. Scientific Reports. Available online.
  31. Poulsen, A.D. 2015. Botanic garden profile: Botanical Garden of the University of Oslo, Norway. Sibbaldia 13: 15–32.
  32. Slik, J.W.F., et al., Poulsen, A.D., et al. 2015. An estimate of the number of tropical tree species. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 112 (24): 7472–7477.
  33. Cicuzza, D., Krömer, T., Poulsen, A.D., Abrahamczyk, S., Delhotal, T., Piedra, H.M. and Kessler, M. 2013. A transcontinental comparison of the diversity and composition of tropical forest understory herb assemblages. Biodiversity and Conservation.
  34. Droop, J., Kaewsri, W., Lamxay, V., Poulsen, A.D., Newman, M.F. 2013. Identity and lectotypification of Amomum compactum and Amomum kepulaga (Zingiberaceae). Taxon 62: 1287-1294.
  35. Wilkie, P., Poulsen, A.D., Harris, D., Forrest, L.L. 2013. The collection and storage of plant material for DNA extraction: The Teabag Method. Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore 65: 231-234.
  36. Sharp, N.J., Newman, M.F., Santika, Y., Gufrin and Poulsen, A.D. 2012. The enigmatic ginger Alpinia melichroa rediscovered in SE Sulawesi. Nordic Journal of Botany 29: 163–167.
  37. Leong-Škornicková, J., Lý, S., Poulsen, A.D., Tosh, J. & Forrest, A. 2011. Newmania: A new ginger genus from central Vietnam. Taxon 60(5): 1386–1396.
  38. Slik, J.W.F., Aiba, S.I., Bastian, M., Brearley, F.Q., Cannon, C.H., Eichhorn, K. A. O., Fredriksson, G., Kartawinata, K., Laumonier, Y., Mansor, A., Marjokorpi, A., Meijaard, E., Morley, R J., Nagamasu, H., Nilus, R., Nurtjahya, E., Payne, J., Permana, A., Poulsen, A.D., Raes, N., Soedarsono, R., van Schaik, C.P., Sheil, D., Sidiyasa, K., Suzuki, E., van Valkenburg, J.L.C.H., Webb, C.O., Wich, S., Yoneda, T., Zakaria, R. & Nicole, N. 2011. Soils on exposed Sunda Shelf shaped biogeographic patterns in the equatorial forests of Southeast Asia. PNAS 108 (30): 12343–12347.
  39. Ardiyani, M., Poulsen, A.D., Suksathan, P. & Borchsenius, F. 2010. Marantaceae of Sulawesi. Reinwardtia 13: 213–220.
  40. Poulsen, A.D. & Specht, C.D. 2010. A new species of Costaceae from Borneo. Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 62: 143–150.
  41. Poulsen, A.D., Gideon, O.G. & Ardiyani, M. 2010. Names of Tapeinochilos (Costaceae) in Wallacea. Blumea 55: 61–64.
  42. Slik, J.W.F., Aiba, S.I., Brearley, F.Q., Cannon, C.H., Forshed, O., Kitayama, K., Nagamasu, H., Nilus, R., Payne, J., Paoli, G., Poulsen, A.D., Raes, N., Sheil, D., Sidiyasa, K., Suzuki, E. & van Valkenburg, J.L.C.H. 2010. Environmental correlates for tree biomass, basal area, wood specific gravity and stem density gradients in Borneo's tropical forests. Global Ecology and Biogeography 19: 50–60.
  43. Poulsen, A.D., Ardiyani, M. & Kusuma, Y.W.C. 2009. Etlingera loerzingii (Zingiberaceae) - a gorgeous torch ginger from Sumatra grown in botanic gardens. Buletin Kebun Raya Indonesia 12: 5–10.
  44. Ting, T.M. & Poulsen, A.D. 2009. Understorey vegetation at two mud volcanoes in North-East Borneo. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 21(3): 198–209.
  45. Slik, J.W.F., Raes, N., Aiba, S.I., Brearley, F.Q., Cannon, C.H., Meijaard, E., Nagamasu, H., Nilus, R., Paoli, G., Poulsen, A.D., Sheil, D., Suzuki, E., van Valkenburg, J.L.C.H., Webb, C.O., Wilkie, P. & Wulffraat, S. 2009. Environmental correlates for tropical tree diversity and distribution patterns in Borneo. Diversity and Distributions 15: 523-532.
  46. Poulsen, A.D. 2007. Etlingera Giseke of Java. Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 59: 145–172.
  47. Bau, B.B. & Poulsen, A.D. 2007. Ethnobotanical notes on gingers of the Huon Peninsula in Papua New Guinea. Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 59: 23–34.
  48. Kress, W.J., Newman, M.F., Poulsen, A.D. & Specht, C. 2007. An analysis of generic circumscription in tribe Alpinieae (Alpinioideae: Zingiberaceae). Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 59: 113–128.
  49. Särkinen, T.E., Newman, M.F., Maas, P. J. M., Maas, H., Poulsen, A.D., Harris, D. J., Richardson, J.E., Clark, A., Hollingsworth, M. & Pennington, R.T. 2007. Recent oceanic long-distance dispersal and divergence in the amphi-Atlantic rain forest genus Renealmia L.f. (Zingiberaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 44: 968-980.
  50. Poulsen, A.D., Tuomisto, H. & Balslev, H. 2006. Edaphic and floristic variation within a 1-ha plot of lowland Amazonian rain forest. Biotropica 38: 468-478.
  51. Suksathan, P., Borchsenius, F. & Poulsen, A.D. 2006. Schumannianthus monophyllus (Marantaceae) - a new and unusual species from Borneo. Novon 16: 139-141.
  52. Poulsen, A.D. & Christensen, H. 2005. Etlingera kenyalang (Zingiberaceae) - a new species from Sarawak, Borneo, with notes on its ecology and Iban ethnobotany. Nordic Journal of Botany 23: 407-413.
  53. Poulsen, A.D. & Searle, R.J. 2005. Scaphochlamys calcicola (Zingiberaceae): a new and unusual species from Borneo. Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 57: 29-35.
  54. Poulsen, A.D., Hafashimana, D., Eilu, G., Liengola, I.B., Ewango, C.E.N. & Hart, T.B. 2005. Composition and species richness of forest plants along the Albertine Rift, Africa. Biologiske Skrifter 55: 129-143.
  55. Poulsen, A.D. & Nordal, I. 2005. A phenetic analysis and revision of Guineo-Congolean rain forest taxa of Chlorophytum (Anthericaeae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 148: 1-20.
  56. Newman, A., Lhuillier, A. &   Poulsen, A.D. 2004. Checklist of the Zingiberaceae of Malesia. Blumea Supplement 16. 166 pp.
  57. Poulsen, A.D., Geri, C., Kalu, M. & Roos, M. 2004. Zingiberaceae and Marantaceae. Pp. 163-169 In: H. S. Young, F.S.P. Ng & E.E.L. Yen (eds). Sarawak Bau Limestone Biodiversity. The Sarawak Museum Journal Vol. 54, No. 80 (New Series), Special Issue No. 6. 411 pp.
  58. Gobilik, J., Lamb, A. & Poulsen, A.D. 2004. A new species of Amomum (Zingiberaceae) from Borneo. Sandakania 14: 51-56.
  59. Poulsen, A.D. & Clausager, K.E. 2004. A new species of Stachyphrynium (Marantaceae) from Borneo. Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 56: 161-166.
  60. Tuomisto, H., Poulsen, A.D., Ruokolainen, K., Moran, R., Quintana, C., Celi, J. & Cañas, G. 2003. Linking floristic patterns with soil heterogeneity and satellite imagery in Ecuadorian Amazonia. Ecological Applications 13: 352-371.
  61. Slik, J.W.F., Poulsen, A.D., Cannon, C., Eichhorn, K.O.A., Kartawinata, K., Kohyama, T., Lanniari, I., Nagamasu, H. Nakagawa, M., Van nieuwstadt, M., Payne, J., Saridan, A., Sidiyasa, K., Verburg, R.W. & Wilkie, P. 2003. A floristic analysis of the lowland dipterocarp forests of Borneo. Journal of Biogeography 30: 1517-1531.
  62. Poulsen, A.D. 2003. One new name and new combinations of Malesian Zingiberaceae. Blumea 48: 523-527.
  63. Tuomisto, H., Ruokolainen, K., Poulsen, A.D., Moran, R., Quintana, C., Celi, J. & Cañas, G. 2002. Distribution and diversity of pteridophytes and Melastomataceae along edaphic gradients in Yasuni National Park, Ecuadorian Amazonia. Biotropica 34: 516-533.
  64. Tuomisto, H. & Poulsen, A.D. 2000. Pteridophyte diversity and species composition in four Amazonian rain forests. Journal of Vegetation Science 11: 383-396.
  65. Harris, D. J., Poulsen, A.D., Frimodt-Møller, C., Preston, J. & Cronk, Q.C.B. 2000. Rapid radiation in Aframomum (Zingiberaceae): evidence from nuclear ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequences. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 57 (3): 377-395.
  66. Piesschaert, F., Robbrecht, E., Poulsen, A.D. & Smets, E. 1999. Pyrene and pollen observations in the pantropical genus Geophila (Rubiaceae-Psychotrieae). Nordic Journal of Botany 19(1): 93-100.
  67. Poulsen, A.D., Lock, J.M., Liengola, I.B. & Ewango, C.E.N. 1999. A new forest species of Siphonochilus (Zingiberaceae) from central Africa. Kew Bulletin 54(2): 203-207.
  68. Poulsen, A.D. , Mood, J. & Ibrahim, H. 1999. Three new species of Etlingera (Zingiberaceae) from Borneo. Nordic Journal of Botany 19(1): 139-147.
  69. Poulsen, A.D. & Nordal, I. 1999. Two new species of Chlorophytum from central Africa. Kew Bulletin 54(4): 941-949.
  70. Piesschaert, F., Robbrecht, E., Poulsen, A.D. & Smets, E. 1999. The tropical African Geophila ingens (Rubiaceae-Psychotrieae) reinvestigated. Nordic Journal of Botany 19(1): 87-92.
  71. Tuomisto, H., Poulsen, A.D. & Moran, R. 1998. Edaphic distribution of some species of the fern genus Adiantum in Western Amazonia. Biotropica 30: 392-399.
  72. Nordal, I. & Poulsen, A.D. 1998. Chlorophytum zingiberastrum , a new species from south-eastern Africa. Kew Bulletin 53: 937-942.
  73. Poulsen, A.D. & Lock, J.M. 1997. New species and new records of Zingiberaceae and Costaceae from tropical East Africa. Kew Bulletin 52: 601-616.
  74. Nordal, I., Kativu, S. & Poulsen, A.D. 1997. Anthericaceae. In: R. M. Polhill (ed.), Flora of Tropical East Africa. A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam. 67 pp.
  75. Poulsen, A.D. 1996. Species richness and density of ground herbs within a plot of lowland rainforest in north-west Borneo. Journal of Tropical Ecology 12: 177-190.
  76. Tuomisto, H. & Poulsen, A.D. 1996. Influence of edaphic specialization on pteridophyte distribution in neotropical rain forests. Journal of Biogeography 23: 283-293.
  77. Poulsen, A.D. & Nielsen, I.H. 1995. How many ferns are there in one hectare of tropical rain forest? American Fern Journal 85: 29-35.
  78. Poulsen, A.D. & Pendry, C. A. 1995. Inventories of ground herbs at three altitudes on Bukit Belalong, Brunei, Borneo. Biodiversity and Conservation 4: 745-757.
  79. Boyce, P. C. & Poulsen, A.D. 1994. Notes on Pothos insignis (Araceae: Pothoideae). Kew Bulletin 49: 523-528.
  80. Poulsen, A.D. 1993. Two new species of Boesenbergia (Zingiberaceae) from Borneo. Nordic Journal of Botany 13: 289-294.
  81. Poulsen, A.D. 1993. Note on the rare terrestrial orchid Apostasia elliptica found in Borneo. Blumea 38: 129-130.
  82. Poulsen, A.D. & Balslev, H. 1991. Abundance and cover of ground herbs in an Amazonian rain forest. Journal of Vegetation Science 2: 315-322.

Conference proceedings, reports and reviews

  1. Ardiyani, M., Santika, Y., Paik, J.H, Maruzy, A. & Poulsen, A.D. 2012. Gingers of Lombok. Floribunda 4(5): 113–120.
  2. Fjeldså, J., Danielsen, F., Filardi, C., Jønsson, K.A., Krabbe, N.K., Kristensen, J.B., Moyle, R., Picacha, P., Poulsen, A.D. & Poulsen, M.K. 2008. An assessment of the biodiversity of the Bauro Highlands of Makira, Solomon Islands, with suggestions for integration of conservation and local development. Zoological Museum University of Copenhagen.
  3. Plumptre, A.J., Eilu, G., Ewango, C.E.N., Ssegawa, P, Nkuutu, D. Gereau, R., Beentje, H., Poulsen, A.D. , Fischer, E., Goyder, D., Pearce, T.R. & Hafashimana, D. 2003. Section 7: Plants. Pp. 63-72 in Plumtre, A.J. et al. (eds.), The biodiversity of the Albertine Rift. Albertine Rift Technical Reports Series 3. Wildlife Conservaton Society.
  4. Poulsen, A.D. 2004. Review of De Winther, W.P. & Amoroso, V.B. (eds.). 2003. Cryptogams: ferns and fern allies plant resources of South-East Asia 15 (2). Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands.268 pp. ISBN 90-5782-128-1. Fern Gazette 17: 58.
  5. Poulsen, A.D. 2002. Report on Gingers in Maliau Basin Conservation Area. TA Report No. 53 for the Maliau Basin Conservation Project, Sabah.
  6. Poulsen, A.D. 2001. Review of White, F., Dowset-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. 2001. Evergreen forest flora of Malawi. 695 pages. ISBN 1 900347 970. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Nordic Journal of Botany 21: 594.
  7. Poulsen, A.D. 2000. Review of Beaman, J.H. and Beaman, R.S. 1998. The plants of Mount Kinabalu. 3. Gymnosperms and non-orchid monocotyledons. 220 pp. and 25 colour plates. Natural History Publications (Borneo) in association with The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Kew Bulletin 55 (2): 501-2.
  8. Poulsen, A.D. & Lock, J.M. 1999. A review of African forest Zingiberaceae. Pp. 51-64 In: J. Timberlake & S. Kativu (eds.). African plants. Biodiversity, taxonomy, and uses. Proceedings of the 1997 AET FAT congress, Harare, Zimbabwe. Published by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  9. Magintan, D., Borchsenius, F., Poulsen, A.D. & Langi, P. 1999. Preliminary list of ground herbs collected in Tabin Wildlife Reserve. Pp. 43-48 In : M. Mohamed, M. Andau, M.N. Dalimin & T.P. Malim (eds.) Tabin Scientific Expedition. University Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu. 168 pp.
  10. Poulsen, A.D. 1997. Plant diversity in forests of western Uganda and eastern Zaire (preliminary results). AAU Reports 36. Aarhus University Press. 76 pp.
  11. Poulsen, A.D & Tuomisto, H. 1996. Small-scale to continental distribution patterns of neotropical pteridophytes: the role of edaphic preferences. Pteridology in perspective. Pp. 551-561 In: J.M. Camus, M. Gibby & R.J. Johns (eds.). Pteridology in Perspective. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  12. Poulsen, A.D. , Nielsen, I.C, Tan, S. & Balslev, H. 1996. A quantitative inventory of trees in one hectare of mixed dipterocarp forest in Temburong, Brunei. Pp. 139-150 In: D.S. Edwards, W.E. Booth & S.C. Choy (eds.) Tropical Rainforest Research - Current Issues. Monographiae Biologicae V. 74, Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands.
  13. Poulsen, A.D. 1996. The herbaceous ground flora of the Batu Apoi Forest Reserve, Brunei. Pp. 43-57 In: D.S. Edwards, W.E. Booth & S.C. Choy (eds.) Tropical Rainforest Research - Current Issues. Monographiae Biologicae V. 74, Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands.