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

Chinangwa L, Pullin AS, Hockley N 2017.Impact of forest co-management programs on forest conditions in Malawi. Journal of Sustainable Forestry. DOI: 10.1080/10549811.2017.1307764. Online

Chinangwa L, Pullin AS, Hockley N 2017. Understanding community criteria for assessing forest co-management programmes: evidence from Malawi. International Forestry Review, In press.

Woodcock P, O’Leary BC, Kaiser MJ, Pullin AS 2016. Your evidence or mine? Systematic evaluation of reviews of marine protected area effectiveness. Fish and Fisheries online DOI: 10.1111/faf.12196

Chinangwa L, Pullin AS, Hockley N 2016. Livelihoods and welfare impacts of forest comanagement. International Journal of Forestry Research, Article ID 5847068, 12 pages.

O’Leary BC, Kvist K, Bayliss HR, Derroire G, Healey JR, Hughes K, Kleinschroth F, Sciberras M, Woodcock P, Pullin AS 2016. The reliability of evidence review methodology in environmental science and conservation. Environmental Science and Policy 64, 75-82.

Pullin AS, Frampton G, Jacob K, Jongman R, Kohl C Livoreil B, Lux A, Pataki G, Petrokofsky G, Podhora A, Saarikoski H, Santamaria L, Schindler S, Sousa-Pinto I, Vandewalle M, Wittmer H 2016. Selecting appropriate methods of knowledge synthesis to inform biodiversity policy. Biodiversity and Conservation. 25:1285–1300. DOI 10.1007/s10531-016-1131-9

Livoreil B, Geijzendorffer I, Pullin AS, Schindler S, Vandewalle M, Nessho¨ver C 2016. Biodiversity knowledge synthesis at the European scale: actors and steps. Biodiversity and Conservation 25, 1269–1284.

Schindler S, Livoreil B, Sousa Pinto I, Araujo R, Zulka KP, Pullin AS, Santamaria L, Kropik M, Fernandez-Mendez P, Wrbka T 2016. The network biodiversity knowledge in practice: insights from three trial assessments. Biodiversity and Conservation 25, 1301–1318.

Macura B, Secco L, Pisani E, Pullin AS, Reyes-García V 2016. All that glitters is not gold: the effect of top-down participation on conservation knowledge, attitudes and institutional trust in a Central Indian tiger reserve. Regional Environmental Change 16: online DOI 10.1007/s10113-016-0978-3

Macura B, Secco L, Pullin AS 2016. What evidence exists on the impact of governance type on the conservation effectiveness of forest protected areas? Knowledge base and evidence gaps. Environmental Evidence 4, 24. DOI 10.1186/s13750-015-0051-6

Menichino NM, Fenner N, Pullin AS, Jones PS, Guest J, Jones L. 2016. Contrasting response to mowing in two abandoned rich fen plant communities. Ecological Engineering. 86, 210–222.

McKinnon, M.C., S.H. Cheng, R. Garside, Y.J. Masuda, D.C. Miller, J. Brun, R. Butterfield, J. Edmond, L. Glew, M B. Holland, E. Levine, Y J. Masuda, A.S. Pullin, D. Roe, M. Schildhauer, W.R. Turner, D. Wilkie, S. Wongbusarakum and E. Woodhouse. 2015. Sustainability: Map the evidence. Nature 528: 185-187.

Chinangwa L, Sinclair F, Pullin AS, Hockley N 2015. Can co-management of government forest reserves achieve devolution? Evidence from Malawi. Forests, Trees and Livelihoods 25, 41-58.  DOI: 10.1080/14728028.2015.1087886

Neaves, L.E. Eales, J. Whitlock, R. Hollingsworth, P.M. Burke, T & Pullin, A.S. (2015). The fitness consequences of inbreeding in natural populations and their implications for species conservation – a systematic map. Environmental Evidence 4, 5.

Ziegler, C.R. Webb, J.A. Norton, S.B. Pullin, A.S. & Melcher, A.H.  (2015). Digital repository of associations between environmental variables: a new resource to facilitate knowledge synthesis. Ecological Indicators 53, 61-69.

Aiassa, E. Higgins, J.P.T. Frampton, G.K. Greiner, M. Afonso, A. Amzal, B. Deeks, J. Dorne, J.-L. Glanville, J. Lövei, G. L. Nienstedt, K. O'Connor, A.M. Pullin, A.S. Rajić, A. & Verloo. D. (2015). Applicability and Feasibility of Systematic Review for Performing Evidence-Based Risk Assessment in Food and Feed Safety. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition 55, 1026-1034.

Sciberras, M., Jenkins, S.R., Mant, R., Kaiser, M.J., Hawkins, S.J. & Pullin, A.S. (2015). Evaluating the relative conservation value of fully and partially protected marine areas. Fish & Fisheries 16, 58–77.

Haddaway, N.R. & Pullin, A.S. (2014). The Policy Role of Systematic Reviews: Past, Present and Future. Springer Science Reviews 2:179–183.

Woodcock, P., Pullin, A.S. & Kaiser, M.J. (2014). Evaluating and improving the reliability of evidence syntheses in conservation and environmental science: A methodology. Biological Conservation 176, 54-62. 

Haddaway, N.R., Burden, A., Evans, C.D., Healey, J.R., Jones, D.L. Dalrymple, S.E. & Pullin, A.S. (2014). Evaluating effects of land management on greenhouse gas fluxes and carbon balances in boreo-temperate lowland peatland systems. Environmental Evidence 3:5

Mascia, M.B., Pailler, S., Thieme, M.L., Rowe, A., Bottrill, M.C., Danielsen, F., Geldmann, J., Naidoo, R., Pullin, A.S. and Burgess, N.D. (2014). Commonalities and complementarities among approaches to conservation monitoring and evaluation. Biological Conservation 169, 258-267.

Pullin, A.S., Bangpan, M., Dalrymple, S.E., Dickson, K., Haddaway, N.R., Healey, J.R., Hauari, H., Hockley, N., Jones, J.P.G., Knight, T.M., Vigurs, C. and Oliver, S. (2013). Human Well-Being Impacts of Terrestrial Protected Areas. Environmental Evidence 2:19.

Whitlock, R., Stewart, G.B., Goodman, S.J., Piertney, S.B., Butlin, R.K., Pullin, A.S. and Burke, T. (2013) A systematic review of phenotypic responses to between-population outbreeding. Environmental Evidence 2:13.

Mant, R.C., Jones, D.L., Reynolds, B., Ormerod, S.J. & Pullin, A.S. (2013) A systematic review of the effectiveness of liming to mitigate impacts of river acidification on fish and macro-invertebrates. Environmental Pollution 179, 285-293.


Sciberras, M., Jenkins, S.R., Kaiser, M.J., Hawkins, S.J. & Pullin, A.S. (2013). Evaluating the biological effectiveness of fully and partially protected marine areas. Environmental Evidence 2:4

Pullin, A.S. & Knight, T.M. (2012). Science informing policy – a health warning for the environment. Environmental Evidence 1:15.

Eycott, A.E., Stewart, G.B., Buyung-Ali, L.M., Bowler, D.E., Watts, K. & Pullin, A.S. (2012). A meta-analysis on the impact of different matrix structures on species movement rates. Landscape Ecology 27, 1263-1278.

Pullin, A.S. (2012) Realising the potential of environmental data: a call for systematic review and evidence synthesis in environmental management. Environmental Evidence 1: 2.

Bowler, D.E., Mant, R., Orr, H., Hannah, D.M. & Pullin, A.S. (2012) What are the effects of wooded riparian zones on stream temperature? Environmental Evidence 1: 3.

Sutherland, W.J., Bellingan, L., Bellingham, J.R., Blackstock, J.J., Bloomfield, R.M., Bravo, M., Cadman, V.M., Cleevely, D.D., Clements, A., Cohen, A.S., Cope, D.R., Daemmrich, A.A., Devecchi, C., Anadon, L.D., Denegri, S., Doubleday, R., Dusic, N.R., Evans, R.J., Feng, W.Y.,  Godfray, H.C.J., Harris, P., Hartley, S.E., Hester, A.J., Holmes, J., Hughes, A.,  Hulme, M., Irwin, C., Jennings, R.C., Kass, G.S., Littlejohns, P., Marteau, T.M., McKee, G., Millstone, E.P., Nuttall, W.J., Owens, S., Parker, M.M., Pearson, S., Petts, J., Ploszek, R., Pullin, A.S., Reid, G., Richards, K.S., Robinson, J.G., Shaxson, L., Sierra, L., Smith, B.G., Spiegelhalter, D.J., Stilgoe, J., Stirling, A., Tyler, C.P., Winickoff, D.E. and Zimmern, R.L. (2012) A collaboratively-derived science-policy research agenda. PLoSONE  7(3): e31824. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031824

Bowler, D.E., Buyung-Ali, L.M., Healey, J.R., Jones, J.P.G., Knight T.M. and Pullin, A.S. (2012). Does community forest management provide global environmental benefit and improve local welfare? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10; 29-36.

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, 11, 312-319.

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 43, 617-627.

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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