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The following list contains all publications by WWF's Conservation Science staff. Please find our most current publications featured below, followed by a full bibliography. From this page, you can view abstracts and request copies of publications, link to purchase books, and use the keyword search or the advanced search to find specific publications.

 

  • Dinerstein, E., Varma, K., Wikramanayake, E., Powell, G.V.N., Lumpkin, S., Naidoo, R., Korchinsky, M., Del Valle, C., Lohani, S., Seidensticker, J., Joldersma, D., Lovejoy, T.E., Kushlin, A. 2013. Enhancing conservation, ecosystem services, and local livelihoods through a wildlife premium mechanismConservation Biology 27(1):14-23
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  • Fisher, B. 2013. Life, fish and mangroves: Resource governance in coastal CambodiaOryx 47(01):153-154
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  • Nelson, E., Bhagabati, N.K., Ennaanay, D., Lonsdorf, E., Pennington, D.N., Sharma, M. 2013. Modeling terrestrial ecosystem servicesIn Encyclopedia of Biodiversity (Second Edition)Levin, S., ed. Academic Press, Waltham, MA
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  • Pennington, D.N., Ricketts, T.H., Naidoo, R. 2013. Priority setting for biodiversity and ecosystem servicesIn Encyclopedia of Biodiversity (Second Edition)Levin, S., ed. Academic Press, Waltham, MA
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  • In Press
    Pfeifer, M., Platts, P.J., Burgess, N.D., Swetnam, R.D., Willcock, S., Lewis, S.L., Marchant, R. In Press. Land use change and carbon fluxes in East Africa quantified using earth observation data and field measurementsEnvironmental Conservation 
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  • Platts, P.J., Gereau, R.E., Burgess, N.D., Marchant, R. In Press. Spatial heterogeneity of climate change in an Afromontane centre of endemismEcography 
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  • 2013
    Cook, C.N., Mascia, M.B., Schwartz, M.W., Possingham, H.P., Fuller, Richard A. 2013. Achieving conservation science that bridges the knowledge–action boundaryConservation Biology 
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  • Dinerstein, E., Varma, K., Wikramanayake, E., Powell, G.V.N., Lumpkin, S., Naidoo, R., Korchinsky, M., Del Valle, C., Lohani, S., Seidensticker, J., Joldersma, D., Lovejoy, T.E., Kushlin, A. 2013. Enhancing conservation, ecosystem services, and local livelihoods through a wildlife premium mechanismConservation Biology 27(1):14-23
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  • Fisher, B. 2013. Life, fish and mangroves: Resource governance in coastal CambodiaOryx 47(01):153-154
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  • Nelson, E., Bhagabati, N.K., Ennaanay, D., Lonsdorf, E., Pennington, D.N., Sharma, M. 2013. Modeling terrestrial ecosystem servicesIn Encyclopedia of Biodiversity (Second Edition)Levin, S., ed. Academic Press, Waltham, MA
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  • Pennington, D.N., Ricketts, T.H., Naidoo, R. 2013. Priority setting for biodiversity and ecosystem servicesIn Encyclopedia of Biodiversity (Second Edition)Levin, S., ed. Academic Press, Waltham, MA
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  • Tobler, M.W., Carrillo-Percastegui, S.E., Zúñiga Hartley, A., Powell, G.V.N. 2013. High jaguar densities and large population sizes in the core habitat of the southwestern AmazonBiological Conservation 159(0):375-381
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  • Tobler, M.W., Powell, G.V.N. 2013. Estimating jaguar densities with camera traps: Problems with current designs and recommendations for future studiesBiological Conservation 159(0):109-118
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  • 2012
    Areendran, G., Raj, M., Raj, K., Mazumdar, S., Forrest, J.L., Munsi, M., Wikramanayake, E. 2012. Modeling impact of economic development projects on tiger conservation landscape – A case study from Nilgiris, IndiaAsian Journal of Geoinformatics 12(1)
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  • Bhagabati, N.K., Barano, T., Conte, M., Ennaanay, D., Hadian, O., McKenzie, E., Olwero, N., Rosenthal, A., Suparmoko, Shapiro, A., Tallis, H., Wolny, S. 2012. A green vision for Sumatra: using ecosystem services information to make recommendations for sustainable land use planning at the provice and district levelThe Natural Capital Project, WWF-US and WWF-International.
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  • Butchart, S.H.M., Scharlemann, J.P.W., Evans, M.I., Quader, S., Arico, S., Arinaitwe, J., Balman, M., Bennun, L.A., Bertzky, B., Besancon, C., Boucher, T.M., Brooks, T.M., Burfield, I.J., Burgess, N.D., Chan, S., Clay, R.P., Crosby, M.J., Davidson, N.C., De Silva, N., Devenish, C., Dutson, G.C.L., Diaz Fernandez, D.F., Fishpool, L.D.C., Fitzgerald, C., Foster, M., Heath, M.F., Hockings, M., Hoffmann, M., Knox, D., Larsen, F.W., Lamoreux, J.F., Loucks, C.J., May, I., Millett, J., Molloy, D., Morling, P., Parr, M., Ricketts, T.H., Seddon, N., Skolnik, B., Stuart, S.N., Upgren, A., Woodley, S. 2012. Protecting important sites for biodiversity contributes to meeting global conservation targetsPLoS One 7(3):e0032529
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  • Fisher, B. 2012. Poverty, payments, and ecosystem services in the Eastern Arc Mountains of TanzaniaIn Integrating Ecology and Poverty Reduction.  Springer, New York
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  • Fisher, B. 2012. Conservation and livelihoods: identifying trade-offs and win–winsFrontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10(7):343-343
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  • Forrest, J.L., Wikramanayake, E., Shrestha, R., Areendran, G., Gyeltshen, K., Maheshwari, A., Mazumdar, S., Naidoo, R., Thapa, G.J., Thapa, K. 2012. Conservation and climate change: Assessing the vulnerability of snow leopard habitat to treeline shift in the HimalayaBiological Conservation 150(1):129-135
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  • Fox, H.E, Haisfield, K.M, Brown, M.S, Stevenson, T.C, Tissot, B.N., Walsh, W.J, Williams, I.D 2012. Influences of oceanographic and meteorological features on reef fish recruitment in HawaiiMarine Ecology Progress Series 463:259-272
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  • Fox, H.E., Mascia, M.B., Basurto, X., Costa, A., Glew, L., Heinemann, D., Karrer, L.B., Lester, S.E., Lombana, A.V., Pomeroy, R.S., Recchia, C.A., Roberts, C.M., Sanchirico, J.N., Pet-Soede, L., White, A.T. 2012. Reexamining the science of marine protected areas: linking knowledge to actionConservation Letters 5(1):1-10
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  • Fox, H.E., Soltanoff, C.S., Mascia, M.B., Haisfield, K.M., Lombana, A.V., Pyke, C.R., Wood, L. 2012. Explaining global patterns and trends in marine protected area (MPA) developmentMarine Policy 36(5):1131-1138
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  • Fox, H.E., Soltanoff, C.S., Mascia, M.B., Haisfield, K.M., Lombana, A.V., Pyke, C.R., Wood, L. 2012. Explaining global patterns and trends in marine protected area (MPA) developmentMarine Policy 36(5):1131-1138
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  • Garcia, R.A., Burgess, N.D., Cabeza, M., Rahbek, C., Araújo, M.B. 2012. Exploring consensus in 21st century projections of climatically suitable areas for African vertebratesGlobal Change Biology 18(4):1253-1269
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  • Gardner, T.A., Burgess, N.D., Aguilar-Amuchastegui, N., Barlow, J., Berenguer, E., Clements, T., Danielsen, F., Ferreira, J., Foden, W., Kapos, V., Khan, S.M., Lees, A.C., Parry, L., Roman-Cuesta, R.M., Schmitt, C.B., Strange, N., Theilade, I., Vieira, I.C.G. 2012. A framework for integrating biodiversity concerns into national REDD+ programmesBiological Conservation 154:61-71
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  • Glew, L., Mascia, M.B., Pakiding, F. 2012. Solving the mystery of MPA performance: monitoring social impacts. Field manual (version1.0)World Wildlife Fund and Universitas negeri Papua, Washington, DC


  • Godoy, F.L., Tabor, K., Burgess, N.D., Mbilinyi, B.P., Kashaigili, J.J., Steininger, M.K. 2012. Deforestation and CO2 emissions in coastal Tanzania from 1990 to 2007Environmental Conservation 39(1):62-71
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  • Green, J.M.H., Burgess, N.D., Green, R.E., Madoffe, S.S., Munishi, P.K.T., Nashanda, E., Kerry-Turner, R., Balmford, A. 2012. Estimating management costs of protected areas: A novel approach from the Eastern Arc Mountains, TanzaniaBiological Conservation 150(1):5-14
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  • Hoekstra, J.M. 2012. Improving biodiversity conservation through modern portfolio theoryProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109(17):6360-6361
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  • Johnson, K.A., Polasky, S., Nelson, E., Pennington, D.N. 2012. Uncertainty in ecosystem services valuation and implications for assessing land use tradeoffs: An agricultural case study in the Minnesota River BasinEcological Economics 79:71-79
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  • Laurance, W.F., Useche, D.C., Rendeiro, J., Kalka, M., Bradshaw, C.J.A., Sloan, S. P., Laurance, S.G., Campbell, M., Abernethy, K., Alvarez, P., Arroyo-Rodriguez, V., Ashton, P., Benitez-Malvido, J., Blom, A., Bobo, K.S., Cannon, C.H., Cao, M., Carroll, R.W., Chapman, C., Coates, R., Cords, M., Danielsen, F., De Dijn, B., Dinerstein, E., Donnelly, M.A., Edwards, D., Edwards, F., Farwig, N., Fashing, P., Forget, P.M., Foster, M., Gale, G., Harris, D., Harrison, R., Hart, J., Karpanty, S., Kress, W.J., Krishnaswamy, J., Logsdon, W., Lovett, J.C., Magnusson, W., Maisels, F., Marshall, A.R., McClearn, D., Mudappa, D., Nielsen, M.R., Pearson, R., Pitman, N., van der Ploeg, J., Plumptre, A., Poulsen, J., Quesada, M., Rainey, H., et al. 2012. Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areasNature 489(7415):290-294
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  • Linder, H. P., de Klerk, H.M., Born, J., Burgess, N.D., Fjeldså, J., Rahbek, C. 2012. The partitioning of Africa: statistically defined biogeographical regions in sub-Saharan AfricaJournal of Biogeography 39(7):1189-1205
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  • Lopa, D., Mwanyoka, I., Jambiya, G., Massoud, T., Harrison, P., Ellis-Jones, M., Blomley, T., Leimona, B., van Noordwijk, M., Burgess, N.D. 2012. Towards operational payments for water ecosystem services in Tanzania: a case study from the Uluguru MountainsOryx 46(01):34-44
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  • Marshall, A.R., Willcock, S., Platts, P.J., Lovett, J.C., Balmford, A., Burgess, N.D., Latham, J.E., Munishi, P.K.T., Salter, R., Shirima, D.D., Lewis, S.L. 2012. Measuring and modelling above-ground carbon and tree allometry along a tropical elevation gradientBiological Conservation 154:20–33
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  • McCarthy, D.P., Donald, P.F., Scharlemann, J.P.W., Buchanan, G.M., Balmford, A., Green, J.M.H., Bennun, LA., Burgess, N.D., Fishpool, L.D.C., Garnett, S.T., Leonard, D.L., Maloney, R.F., Morling, P., Schaefer, H.M, Symes, A., Wiedenfeld, D.A., Butchart, S.H.M. 2012. Financial costs of meeting global biodiversity conservation targets: current spending and unmet needsScience 338(6109):946-949
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  • Morse-Jones, S., Bateman, I.J., Kontoleon, A., Ferrini, S., Burgess, N.D., Turner, R.K. 2012. Stated preferences for tropical wildlife conservation amongst distant beneficiaries: Charisma, endemism, scope and substitution effectsEcological Economics 78:9-18
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  • Naidoo, R., Du Preez, P., Stuart-Hill, G., Jago, M., Wegmann, M. 2012. Home on the range: factors explaining partial migration of African buffalo in a tropical environmentPLoS One 7(5):e36527
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  • Naidoo, R., Preez, P., Stuart-Hill, G., Weaver, L.C., Jago, M., Wegmann, M. 2012. Factors affecting intraspecific variation in home range size of a large African herbivoreLandscape Ecology 27(10):1523-1534
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  • Pennington, D.N., Blair, R.B. 2012. Using gradient analysis to uncover pattern and process in urban bird communitiesIn Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation. Studies in Avian Biology (no.45)Lepczyk, C.A., Warren, P.S., eds. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA
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  • Pfeifer, M., Burgess, N.D., Swetnam, R.D., Platts, P.J., Willcock, S., Marchant, R. 2012. Protected areas: Mixed success in conserving east Africa’s evergreen forestsPLoS One 7(6):e39337
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  • Polasky, S., Johnson, K., Keeler, B., Kovacs, K., Nelson, E., Pennington, D.N., Plantinga, A.J., Withey, J. 2012. Are investments to promote biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services aligned? Oxford Review of Economic Policy 28(1):139-163
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  • Poor, E.E., Loucks, C.J., Jakes, A., Urban, D.L. 2012. Comparing habitat suitability and connectivity modeling methods for conserving pronghorn migrationsPLoS One 7(11):e49390
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  • Riem, J.G., Blair, R.B., Pennington, D.N., Solomon, N.G. 2012. Estimating mammalian species diversity across an urban gradientThe American Midland Naturalist 168(2):315-332
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  • Rosenthal, A. 2012. Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)In The Encyclopedia of Sustainability: Vol. 6. Measurements, Indicators, and Research Methods for SustainabilityFogel, D., Fredericks, S., Harrington, L., Spellerberg, I., eds. Berkshire Publishing, Great Barrington, MA
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  • Rosenthal, A., Lyon, K., McKenzie, E. 2012. Ecosystem ServicesIn The Encyclopedia of SustainabilityCraig, R.K., Pardy, B., Nagle, J.C., Schmitz, O., Smith, W., eds. Berkshire Publishing.
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  • Rosenthal, A., Stutzman, H., Forsyth, A. 2012. Creating mosaic-based conservation corridors to respond to major threats in the Amazon headwatersEcological Restoration 30(4):296-299
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  • Schaafsma, M., Morse-Jones, S., Posen, P., Swetnam, R.D., Balmford, A., Bateman, I.J., Burgess, N.D., Chamshama, S.A.O., Fisher, B., Green, R.E., Hepelwa, A.S., Hernández-Sirvent, A., Kajembe, G.C., Kulindwa, K., Lund, J.F., Mbwambo, L., Meilby, H., Ngaga, Y.M., Theilade, I., Treue, T., Vyamana, V.G., Turner, R.K. 2012. Towards transferable functions for extraction of non-timber forest products: A case study on charcoal production in TanzaniaEcological Economics 80:48-62
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  • Sritharan, S., Burgess, N.D. 2012. Protected area gap analysis of important bird areas in TanzaniaAfrican Journal of Ecology 50(1):66-76
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  • Willcock, S., Phillips, O.L., Platts, P.J., Balmford, A., Burgess, N.D., Lovett, J.C., Ahrends, A., Bayliss, J., Doggart, N.H., Doody, K., Fanning, E., Green, J., Hall, J., Howell, K.L., Marchant, R., Marshall, A.R., Mbilinyi, B.P., Munishi, P.K.T., Owen, N., Swetnam, R.D., Topp-Jorgensen, E.J., Lewis, S.L. 2012. Towards regional, error-bounded landscape carbon storage estimates for data-deficient areas of the worldPLoS One 7(9):e44795
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  • 2011
    Abell, R., Thieme, M.L., Lehner, B. 2011. Indicators for assessing threats to freshwater biodiversity from humans and human-shaped landscapesIn Human population: its influences on biological diversityCincotta, R.P., Gorenflo, L.J., eds. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg
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  • Abell, R., Thieme, M.L., Ricketts, T.H., Olwero, N., Ng, R., Petry, P., Dinerstein, E., R