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Conservation Research, Policy and Practice

By: William J Sutherland(Editor), Peter NM Brotherton(Editor), Zoe G Davies(Editor), Nancy Ockendon(Editor), Nathalie Pettorelli(Editor), Juliet A Vickery(Editor)
355 pages, 20 plates with colour photos and colour illustrations; b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables
A practical guide on how to translate research findings in conservation biology into effective policy and decision making.
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  • Conservation Research, Policy and Practice ISBN: 9781108714587 Paperback Apr 2020 In stock
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About this book

Conservation research is essential for advancing knowledge but to make an impact scientific evidence must influence conservation policies, decision making and practice. This raises a multitude of challenges. How should evidence be collated and presented to policy makers to maximise its impact? How can effective collaboration between conservation scientists and decision-makers be established? How can the resulting messages be communicated to bring about change? Emerging from a successful international symposium organised by the British Ecological Society and the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, this is the first book to practically address these questions across a wide range of conservation topics. Well-renowned experts guide readers through global case studies and their own experiences. A must-read for practitioners, researchers, graduate students and policymakers wishing to enhance the prospect of their work 'making a difference'. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.


Introduction and Scene Setting:
1. Making a Difference in Conservation: Linking Science and Policy / William J. Sutherland, Nancy Ockendon, Nathalie Pettorelli, Juliet A. Vickery, Peter N.M. Brotherton and Zoe G. Davies
2. Working in Government: Conservation Research, Policy and Practice / Ian Boyd

Part I. Identifying Priorities and Collating the Evidence:
3. Scanning Horizons in Research, Policy and Practice / Bonnie C. Wintle, Mahlon C. Kennicutt II and William J. Sutherland
4. Generating, Collating and Using Evidence for Conservation / John D. Altringham, Anna Berthinussen and Claire F.R. Wordley
5. Understanding Local Resource Users' Behaviour, Perspectives and Priorities to Underpin Conservation Practice / E.J. Milner-Gulland, Harriet Ibbett, Paulo Wilfred, Hans Cosmas Ngoteya and Peni Lestari
6. Mobilisation of Indigenous and Local Knowledge as a Source of Useable Evidence for Conservation Partnerships / Pernilla Malmer, Vanessa Masterson, Beau Austin and Maria Tengö
7. Informing Conservation Decisions through Evidence Synthesis and Communication / Andrew S. Pullin, Samantha H. Cheng, Steven J. Cooke, Neal Haddaway, Biljana Macura, Madeleine C. Mckinnon and Jessica J. Taylor
8. Aligning Evidence for Use in Decisions: Mechanisms to Link Collated Evidence to the Needs of Policymakers and Practitioners / Lynn V. Dicks, Barbara Livoreil, Rebecca K. Smith, Heidi Wittmer and Juliette Young

Part II. Influencing and Making Decisions:
9. The Use of Evidence in Decision-Making by Practitioners / Malcolm Ausden and Jessica C. Walsh
10. Effective Engagement of Conservation Scientists with Decision Makers / David C. Rose, Megan C. Evans and Rebecca M. Jarvis
11. Conservation Decisions in the Face of Uncertainty / Robert P. Freckleton
12. The Natural Capital Approach to Integrating Science, Economics and Policy into Decisions Affecting the Natural Environment / Ian Bateman, Amy Binner, Brett Day, Michela Faccioli, Carlo Fezzi, Alex Rusby and Greg Smith
13. Working with Government – Innovative Approaches to Evidence-Based Policy-Making / Edith Arndt, Mark Burgman, Karen Schneider and Andrew Robinson
14. Approaches to Conflict Management and Brokering Between Groups / Juliette Young, Clive Mitchell and Steve Redpath
15. Conservation Goals in International Policies / Aletta Bonn, Marianne Darbi, Hyejin Kim and Elisabeth Marquard

Part III. Communicating the Message:
16. Citizens and Science: Media, Communication and Conservation / Libby Lester and Kerrie Foxwell-Norton
17. Campaigning to Bring about Change / Cathy Dean and Amy Hinsley
18. Behavioural Insights for Conservation and Sustainability / Toby Park
19. Social Marketing and Conservation / Robert J. Smith, Gabby Salazar, Joseph Starinchak, Laura A. Thomas-Walters and Diogo Veríssimo

20. Successfully Translating Conservation Research into Practice and Policy: Concluding Thoughts / Nathalie Pettorelli, Peter N.M. Brotherton, Zoe G. Davies, Nancy Ockendon, William J. Sutherland, Juliet A. Vickery


Customer Reviews


William J. Sutherland is Miriam Rothschild Chair in Conservation Biology, University of Cambridge, UK. He is an Honorary Member and previous President of the British Ecological Society. He is involved in horizon scanning, agenda-setting and improving practice.

Peter N. M. Brotherton is a Director at Natural England, the official nature conservation agency for England. He has a particular interest in the interface between conservation science, policy and practice. He was lead advisor to the UK government on the England Biodiversity Strategy (2011) and co-authored the influential Making Space for Nature report.

Zoe G. Davies is Professor of Biodiversity Conservation, University of Kent, UK. She has worked on applied projects in the UK, across Europe, Chile, Guyana, Kenya, Madagascar, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. Her research involves integrating natural and social science disciplines to answer important questions regarding how we should conserve the natural environment.

Nancy Ockendon is the Science Coordinator of the Endangered Landscapes Programme, Cambridge Conservation Initiative, where she aims to ensure the more effective use and generation of scientific evidence in conservation projects. She is also interested in improving communication between scientists, practitioners and policy makers.

Nathalie Pettorelli is Senior Research Fellow, Zoological Society of London, UK. She has published four books and over 150 articles on the topic of biodiversity monitoring and wildlife management. She is a senior editor for Journal of Applied Ecology, the UK representative to GEO Programme Board, and a member of the British Ecological Society Policy Committee.

Juliet A. Vickery is Head of International Research, RSPB Centre for Conservation Science, Bedfordshire, UK. She is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Conservation Science Group, University of Cambridge; Chair of the Policy Committee of the British Ecological Society; and President of the British Ornithologists' Union.

- William J. Sutherland
- Nancy Ockendon
- Nathalie Pettorelli
- Juliet A. Vickery
- Peter N.M. Brotherton
- Zoe G. Davies
- Ian Boyd
- Bonnie C. Wintle
- Mahlon C. Kennicutt II
- John D. Altringham
- Anna Berthinussen
- Claire F.R. Wordley
- E.J. Milner-Gulland
- Harriet Ibbett
- Paulo Wilfred
- Hans Cosmas Ngoteya
- Peni Lestari
- Pernilla Malmer
- Vanessa Masterson
- Beau Austin
- Maria Tengö
- Andrew S. Pullin
- Samantha H. Cheng
- Steven J. Cooke
- Neal Haddaway
- Biljana Macura
- Madeleine C. Mckinnon
- Jessica J. Taylor
- Lynn V. Dicks
- Barbara Livoreil
- Rebecca K. Smith
- Heidi Wittmer
- Juliette Young
- Malcolm Ausden
- Jessica C. Walsh
- David C. Rose
- Megan C. Evans
- Rebecca M. Jarvis
- Robert P. Freckleton
- Ian Bateman
- Amy Binner
- Brett Day
- Michela Faccioli
- Carlo Fezzi
- Alex Rusby
- Greg Smith
- Edith Arndt
- Mark Burgman
- Karen Schneider
- Andrew Robinson
- Clive Mitchell
- Steve Redpath
- Aletta Bonn
- Marianne Darbi
- Hyejin Kim
- Elisabeth Marquard
- Libby Lester
- Kerrie Foxwell-Norton
- Cathy Dean
- Amy Hinsley
- Toby Park
- Robert J. Smith
- Gabby Salazar
- Joseph Starinchak
- Laura A. Thomas-Walters
- Diogo Veríssimo

By: William J Sutherland(Editor), Peter NM Brotherton(Editor), Zoe G Davies(Editor), Nancy Ockendon(Editor), Nathalie Pettorelli(Editor), Juliet A Vickery(Editor)
355 pages, 20 plates with colour photos and colour illustrations; b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables
A practical guide on how to translate research findings in conservation biology into effective policy and decision making.
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