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External publications

The following is a list of peer-reviewed publications of which CEBC staff are co-authors.


Jones, J.P.G., Collen, B., Baxter P.W.J., Bubb, P., Illian, J.B., Katzner T.E., Keane, A., Loh, J., McDonald-Madden; E., Nicholson E., Pereira, H.M., Possingham, H.P., Pullin, A.S., Rodrigues, A.S.L., Ruiz-Gutierrez, V., Sommerville, M., Milner-Gulland,E.J. (2011) The ‘why’,‘what’ and ‘how’ of global biodiversity indicators: looking beyond 2010. Conservation Biology 25, 450-457.

Keene, M. & Pullin A.S. (2011). Realizing an Effectiveness Revolution in Environmental Management. Journal of Environmental Management 92, 2130-2135.

Smith, R.K. , Pullin, A.S., Stewart, G.B. & Sutherland W.J. (2011). Is nest predator exclusion an effective strategy for enhancing bird populations? Biological Conservation 144, 1-10.


Bajomi, B., Pullin, A.S., Stewart, G.B. & Taka¡cs-Sa¡nta A. (2010) Bias and dispersal in the animal reintroduction literature. Oryx 44, 358-365.

Bowler, D.E., Buyung-Ali, L.M., Knight, T.M. & Pullin, A.S. (2010) A systematic review of evidence for the added benefits to health of exposure to natural environments. BMC Public Health 10, 456.   

Bowler, D.E., Buyung-Ali, L.M., Knight, T.M. & Pullin, A.S. (2010) Urban greening to cool towns and cities: a systematic review of the empirical evidence. Landscape and Urban Planning 97, 147-155.

Pullin, A.S. & Salafsky, N. (2010). Save the Whales? Save the Rainforest? Save the Data! Conservation Biology 24, 915-917.

Martínez-Abraín A., Oro D., Jiménez J., Stewart, G.B. & Pullin, A.S. (2010) A systematic review of the effects of recreational activities on nesting birds of prey. Basic and Applied Ecology, Online early.

Petrokofsky, G., N. D. Brown, G. E. Hemery, S. Woodward, E. Wilson, A. Weatherall, V. Stokes, R. J. Smithers, M. Sangster, K. Russell, A. S. Pullin, C. Price, M. Morecroft, M. Malins, A. Lawrence, K. J. Kirby, D. Godbold, E. Charman, D. Boshier, S. Bosbeer and J. E. M. Arnold. (2010). A participatory process for identifying and prioritizing policy-relevant research questions in natural resource management: a case study from the UK forestry sector. Forestry 83, 357-367.

Smith, R.K., Pullin, A.S., Stewart, G.B. & Sutherland, W.J. (2010) The effectiveness of predator removal for enhancing bird populations. Conservation Biology 24, 820-829.

Sutherland, W.J., Albon, S.D., Allison, H., Armstrong-Brown, S., Bailey, M.J., Brereton, T., Boyd, I.L., Carey, P., Edwards, J., Gill, M., Hill, D., Hodge, I., Hunt, A.J., Le Quesne, W.J.F., Macdonald, D.W., Mee, L.D., Mitchell, R.,  Norman, T., Owen, R.P., Parker, D., Prior, S.V., Pullin, A.S., Rands, M.R.W., Redpath, S., Spencer, J., Spray, C.J., Thomas, C.D., Tucker, G,M., Watkinson, A.R. & Clements, A. (2010) The identification of priority opportunities for UK nature conservation policy. Journal of Applied Ecology 47, 955-965.


Stewart, G.B., Kaiser, M.J., Côté, I.M., Halpern, B.S., Lester, S.E., Bayliss,  H.R. & Pullin, A.S. (2009) Temperate marine reserves: global ecological effects and guidelines for future networks. Conservation Letters 2, 243-253.

Pullin, A.S., Knight, T.M. & Watkinson, A.R. (2009) Linking reductionist science and holistic policy using systematic reviews: unpacking environmental policy questions to construct an evidence-based framework.

Journal of Applied Ecology 46, 970-975

Pullin, A.S., Baldi, A., Emre Can, O.,  Dieterich, M., Kati, V., Livoreil, B., Lövei, G., Mihok, B., Nevin, O., Selva, N. & Sousa-Pinto, I. (2009) Conservation focus on Europe: major conservation policy issues that need to be informed by conservation science. Conservation Biology 23, 818-824.

Pullin, A.S. & Knight, T.M. (2009) Doing more good than harm: building an evidence-base for conservation and environmental management. Biological Conservation 142, 931-934.

Pullin, A.S. & Knight, T.M. (2009). Data credibility: a perspective from systematic reviews in environmental management. In M. Birnbaum & P. Mickwitz (Eds), Environmental program and policy evaluation: addressing methodological challenges.

New Directions for Evaluation 122, 65-74.

Sutherland, W.J., Adams, W.M., Aronson, R.B., Aveling, R., Blackburn, T.M., Broad, S., Ceballos, G., Côté, I.M., Cowling, R.M., da Fonseca, G.A.B., Dinerstein, E., Ferraro, P.J., Fleishman, E., Gascon, C., Hunter Jr, M., Hutton, J., Kareiva, P., Kuria, A., Macdonald, D.W., MacKinnon, K., Madgwick, F.J., Mascia, M.B., McNeely, J., Milner-Gulland, E.J., Moon, S., Morley, C.G., Nelson, S., Osborn, D., Pai, M., Parsons, E.C.M., Peck, L.S., Possingham, H., Prior, S.V., Pullin, A.S., Rands, M.R.W., Ranganathan, J., Redford, K.H., Rodriguez, J.P., Seymour, F., Sobel, F., Sodhi, N.S., Stott, A., Vance-Borland, K. & Watkinson, A.R. (2009). One hundred questions of importance to the conservation of global biological diversity. Conservation Biology 23, 557-567.

Stewart, G.B., Bayliss, H.R., Showler, D.A., Sutherland, W.J. & Pullin, A.S. (2009) Effectiveness of engineered in-stream structure mitigation measures for increasing salmonid abundance: a systematic review. Ecological Applications 19, 931-941.

Newton, A.C. Stewart, G.B. Myers, G. Diaz, A. Lake, S. Bullock, J.M. and Pullin, A.S. (2009) Impacts of grazing on lowland heathland in north-west Europe. Biological Conservation 142, 935-947.


Stewart, G.B. & Pullin, A.S. (2008) The relative importance of grazing stock type and grazing intensity for conservation of  mesotrophic ?old meadow? pasture. Journal for Nature Conservation 16, 175-185.

Roberts, P.D. & Pullin, A.S. (2008) The Effectiveness of Management Interventions for the Control of Spartina Species: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 18, 592-618.

Sutherland, W. J., Bailey, M. J., Bainbridge, I. P., Brereton, T., Dick, J. T. A., Drewitt, J., Dulvy, N. K., Dusic, N. R., Freckleton, R. P., Gaston, K. J., Gilder, P. M., Green, R. E., Heathwaite, L., Johnson, S. M., Macdonald, D. W., Mitchell, R., Osborn, D., Owen, R. P., Pretty, J., Prior, S. V., Prosser, H., Pullin, A. S., Rose, P., Stott, A., Tew, T., Thomas, C. D., Thompson, D. B. A., Vickery, J. A., Walker, M.,  Walmsley, C., Warrington, S., Watkinson, A. R., Williams, R. J., Woodroffe, R., Woodroof, H. J. (2008). Future novel threats and opportunities facing UK biodiversity identified by horizon scanning. Journal of Applied Ecology  45, 821-833

Stewart, G.B., Cox, E.S., Le Duc, M.G., Pakeman, R.J., Pullin, A.S. & Marrs, R.H. (2008) Control of Pteridium aquilinum: Meta-analysis of a multi-site study in the UK. Annals of Botany 101, 957-970.

Davies, Z.G., Tyler, C. Stewart, G.B. & Pullin, A.S. (2008) Are current management recommendations for saproxylic invertebrates effective? A systematic review. Biodiversity and Conservation 17, 209-234.


Stewart, G.B. Pullin, A.S. & Tyler, C. (2007) The effectiveness of asulam for bracken (Pteridium aquilinum) control in the united kingdom: A meta-analysis.  Environmental Management 40, 747-760

Newton, A., Stewart, G.B., Diaz, A., Golicher, D., and Pullin, A.S. (2007). Bayesian Belief Networks as a tool for evidence-based conservation management. Journal of Nature Conservation, 15 (2),144-160 .

Stewart, G.B., Pullin, A.S., and Tyler, C. (2007). The effectiveness of asulam for Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum) control in the U.K: A meta-analysis. Environmental Management, 40 (5), 747-760.

Stewart, G.B., Pullin, A.S. and Coles, C.F. (2007). Poor evidence-base for assessment of windfarm impacts on birds. Environmental Conservation, 34, 1-11.

Roberts, P.D. and Pullin, A.S. (2007). The effectiveness of management interventions used to control ragwort species. Environmental Management 39 (5), 691-706.

Davies, Z.G. and Pullin A.S. (2007). Are hedgerows effective corridors between fragments of woodland habitat? An evidence-based approach. Landscape Ecology 22, 333-351.

Pullin, A.S. and Stewart, G.B. (2006). Guidelines for systematic review in conservation and environmental management. Conservation Biology 20, 1647-1656.

Roberts, P.D. Stewart, G.B., and Pullin, A.S. (2006). Are review articles a reliable source of evidence to support conservation and environmental management? A comparison with medicine. Biological Conservation 132, 409-423.

Sutherland, W.J., Armstrong-Brown, S., Armsworth, P.R., Brereton, T.,  Brickland, J.,  Campbell, C.D., Chamberlain, D.E.,  Cooke, A.I., Dulvy, N.K., Dusic, N.R.,  Fitton, M., Freckleton, R.P., Godfray, H.C., Grout, N., Harvey, H.J., Hedley, C., Hopkins, J.J., Kift, N.B.,  Kirby, J., Kunin, W.E., MacDonald, D.W., Markee, B., Naura, M., Neale, A.R., Oliver, T., Osborn, D., Pullin, A.S.,  Shardlow, M.E.A., Showler, D.A., Smith, P.L., Smithers, R.J., Solandt, J.-L., Spencer, J., Spray, C.J., Thomas, C.D., Thompson, J., Webb, S.E., Yalden, D.W., and Watkinson, A.R. (2006). The identification of one hundred ecological questions of high policy relevance in the UK. Journal of Applied Ecology (available online at

Tyler, C., Pullin, A.S. and Stewart, G.B. (2006). Effectiveness of management interventions to control invasion by Rhododendron ponticum. Environmental Management 37, 513-522.

Pullin, A.S. and Knight, T.M. (2005). Assessing conservation management’s evidence-base: a survey of management-plan compilers in the United Kingdom and Australia. Conservation Biology 19, 1989-1996.

Stewart, G.B., Coles, C.F., and Pullin, A.S. (2005). Applying evidence-based practice in conservation management: Lessons from the first systematic review and dissemination projects. Biological Conservation 126, 270-278.

Sutherland, W.J., Pullin, A.S., Dolman, P.M. & Knight, T.M. (2005). Response to Mathevet and Mauchamp. Evidence-based Conservation: dealing with social issues. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 20, 424-425.

Sutherland, W.J., Pullin, A.S., Dolman, P.M., and Knight, T.M. (2004). Response to Griffiths. Mismatches between conservation science and practice. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 19, 565-566.

Pullin, A.S., Knight, T.M., Stone, D.A., and Charman, K. (2004). Do conservation managers use scientific evidence to support their decision-making? Biological Conservation 119, 245-252.

Sutherland, W.J., Pullin, A.S., Dolman, P.M., and Knight, T.M. (2004). The need for evidence-based conservation. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 19, 305-308.

Pullin, A.S. and Knight, T.M. (2003). Support for decision making in conservation practice: an evidence-based approach. Journal of Nature Conservation 11, 83-90.

Pullin, A.S. (2003). Support for Decision-Making in Conservation. English Nature Research Report 493.  English Nature, Peterborough, UK.

Pullin, A.S. (2002). Conservation Biology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. (Chapter 15).

Pullin, A.S. and Knight, T.M. (2001). Effectiveness in conservation practice: pointers from medicine and public health. Conservation Biology 15, 50-54.


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