|Professor Andrew Pullin||Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)1248 382444|
|Dr Salamatu Fada||Research Fellowemail@example.com||+44 (0)1248 382535|
|Dr Bethan O'Leary||Research Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)1248 382953|
Prof. Andrew Pullin is interested in the concept of evidence-based practice in environmental management, adapting methodology from the field of human health care. In 2007 he co-founded the Collaboration for Environmental Evidence (CEE, www.environmentalevidence.org), an NGO that promotes the conduct and dissemination of systematic reviews of evidence on environmental impacts of human actions and effectiveness of environmental management and policy interventions worldwide. The CEE acts as a reliable, open-access, source of evidence to inform decision making in conservation and environmental management and policy. Andrew is Chair of the Trustees and Editor of the CEE Journal ‘Environmental Evidence’.
Dr Salamatu Fada is currently funded by the Nigerian State of Bauchi to develop a new management plan for Yankari National Park. Yankari is one of the few substantial areas of savanna left in West Africa and still supports many large mammmals. The park is under severe pressure from human encroachment illegal herding and poaching activities. Dr Fada will be working with local communities and wildlife experts to develop a management plan that will encourage sustainable use of wildlife and increase income from tourism. The overall goal for the park is to benefit both the local human communites and the wildlife and ecosystem services the park provides.
Dr Bethan O’Leary is currently focused on the evaluation of review articles that synthesise research on conservation and environmental science using the Collaboration for Environmental Evidence Synthesis Assessment Tool (CEESAT). Bethan is also working on a systematic review of the effectiveness of spatial management measures in protecting marine biodiversity in the Mediterranean Sea. This project is funded by the Sicilian Department of Land and Environment and the Institute for Coastal Marine Environment of the National Research Council. In addition, Bethan contributes to the CEBC's training programme in systematic review and evidence synthesis.