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Olson, D. M., Dinerstein, E., Wikramanayake, E. D., Burgess, N. D., Powell, G. V. N., Underwood, E. C., Ricketts, T. H., . . . Kassem, K. R. (2001). Terrestrial ecoregions of the worlds: A new map of life on Earth. Bioscience, 51(11), 933-938. doi: 10.1641/0006-3568(2001)051[0933:teotwa]2.0.co;2
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Halpern, B. S., Walbridge, S., Selkoe, K. A., Kappel, C. V., Micheli, F., D'Agrosa, C., Fox, H. E., . . . Watson, R. (2008). A global map of human impact on marine ecosystems. Science, 319(5865), 948-952. doi: 10.1126/science.1149345
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Naylor, R. L., Goldburg, R. J., Primavera, J. H., Kautsky, N., Beveridge, M. C. M., Clay, J., . . . Troell, M. (2000). Effect of aquaculture on world fish supplies. Nature, 405(6790), 1017-1024. doi: 10.1038/35016500
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Kavlock, R. J., Daston, G. P., DeRosa, C., FennerCrisp, P., Gray, L. E., Kaattari, S., Rolland, R., . . . Tilson, H. A. (1996). Research needs for the risk assessment of health and environmental effects of endocrine disruptors: A report of the US EPA-sponsored workshop. Environmental Health Perspectives, 104, 715-740. doi: 10.2307/3432708
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Olson, D. M., & Dinerstein, E. (1998). The global 200: A representation approach to conserving the Earth's most biologically valuable ecoregions. Conservation Biology, 12(3), 502-515. doi: 10.1046/j.1523-1739.1998.012003502.x
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Spalding, M. D., Fox, H. E., Halpern, B. S., McManus, M. A., Molnar, J., Allen, G. R., . . . Robertson, J. (2007). Marine ecoregions of the world: A bioregionalization of coastal and shelf areas. Bioscience, 57(7), 573-583. doi: 10.1641/b570707
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Daily, G. C., Polasky, S., Goldstein, J., Kareiva, P. M., Mooney, H. A., Pejchar, L., Ricketts, T. H., . . . Shallenberger, R. (2009). Ecosystem services in decision making: time to deliver. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 7(1), 21-28. doi: 10.1890/080025
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Hoekstra, J. M., Boucher, T. M., Ricketts, T. H., & Roberts, C. (2005). Confronting a biome crisis: global disparities of habitat loss and protection. Ecology Letters, 8(1), 23-29. doi: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2004.00686.x
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Mumby, P. J., Edwards, A. J., Arias-Gonzalez, J. E., Lindeman, K. C., Blackwell, P. G., Gall, A., . . . Llewellyn, G. (2004). Mangroves enhance the biomass of coral reef fish communities in the Caribbean. Nature, 427(6974), 533-536. doi: 10.1038/nature02286
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Naidoo, R., Balmford, A., Ferraro, P. J., Polasky, S., Ricketts, T. H., & Rouget, M. (2006). Integrating economic costs into conservation planning. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 21(12), 681-687. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2006.10.003
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Recent Publications

2017

Engle, C. R., McNevin, A., Racine, P., Boyd, C. E., Paungkaew, D., Viriyatum, R., ... & Minh, H. N. (2017). Economics of Sustainable Intensification of Aquaculture: Evidence from Shrimp Farms in Vietnam and Thailand. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, 48(2), 227-239.
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Fisher, B., Naidoo, R., Guernier, J., Johnson, K., Mullins, D., Robinson, D., & Allison, E. H. (2017). Integrating fisheries and agricultural programs for food security. Agriculture & Food Security, 6(1), 1.
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Flynn, A. M., Gage, A., Boles, C., Lord, B., Schlea, D., Olimb, S., ... & Larson, W. M. (2017). Quantifying the Environmental Benefits of Conserving Grassland. Journal of Management and Sustainability, 7(2), 65.
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Fox, H. E., Barnes, M. D., Ahmadia, G. N., Kao, G., Glew, L., Haisfield, K., ... & Mangubhai, S. (2017). Generating actionable data for evidence-based conservation: The global center of marine biodiversity as a case study. Biological Conservation, 210, 299-309.
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Gill, D. A., Mascia, M. B., Ahmadia, G. N., Glew, L., Lester, S. E., Barnes, M., ... & Holst, S. (2017). Capacity shortfalls hinder the performance of marine protected areas globally. Nature, 543(7647), 665-669.
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Hudson, L. N., Newbold, T., Contu, S., Hill, S. L., Lysenko, I., De Palma, A., ... & Booth, H. (2017). The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) project. Ecology and Evolution, 7(1), 145-188.
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Jiang, G., Sun, H., Lang, J., Yang, L., Li, C., Lyet, A., ... & Ma, J. (2014). Effects of environmental and anthropogenic drivers on Amur tiger distribution in northeastern China. Ecological research, 29(5), 801-813.
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Kar, D., Fang, F., Delle Fave, F. M., Sintov, N., Tambe, M., & Lyet, A. (2016). Comparing human behavior models in repeated Stackelberg security games: An extended study. Artificial Intelligence, 240, 65-103.
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Krueck, N. C., Ahmadia, G. N., Possingham, H. P., Riginos, C., Treml, E. A., & Mumby, P. J. (2017). Marine Reserve Targets to Sustain and Rebuild Unregulated Fisheries. PLoS biology, 15(1), e2000537.
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Lima, M. G. B., Visseren-Hamakers, I. J., Braña-Varela, J., & Gupta, A. (2017). A reality check on the landscape approach to REDD+: Lessons from Latin America. Forest Policy and Economics, 78, 10-20.
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Lyet, A., Slabbert, R., Versfeld, W. F., Leslie, A. J., Beytell, P. C., & Preez, P. D. (2016). Using a binomial mixture model and aerial counts for an accurate estimate of Nile crocodile abundance and population size in the Kunene River, Namibia. South African Journal of Wildlife Research, 46(2), 71-86.
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Naidoo, R., Chase, M., Landen, K., Beytell, P., du Preez, P., Stuart-Hill, G., & Taylor, R. (2017). Namibia and Botswana's zebra migration: still the longest, but for how long? A reply to Schapira et al. Oryx, 51(1), 20-20.
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Pennington, Derric N., Brent Dalzell, Erik Nelson, David Mulla, Steve Taff, Peter Hawthorne, and Stephen Polasky. "Cost-effective Land Use Planning: Optimizing Land Use and Land Management Patterns to Maximize Social Benefits." Ecological Economics 139 (2017): 75-90.
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Setiawan, R., Gerber, B. D., Rahmat, U. M., Daryan, D., Firdaus, A. Y., Haryono, M., ... & Muhiban, M. (2017). Preventing Global Extinction of the Javan Rhino: Tsunami Risk and Future Conservation Direction. Conservation Letters.
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2016

Abell, R., Lehner, B., Thieme, M., & Linke, S. (2016), Looking Beyond the Fenceline: Assessing Protection Gaps for the World's Rivers. Conservation Letters. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1111/conl.12312
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Advani, N. K., Kenkel, C. D., Davies, S. W., Parmesan, C., Singer, M. C., & Matz, M. V. (2016). Variation in heat shock protein expression at the latitudinal range limits of a widely-distributed species, the Glanville fritillary butterfly (Melitaea cinxia). Physiological Entomology, 41(3), 241-248.
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Alexander, J.L., Olimb, S.K., Bly, K.L.S., Restani, M. (2016). Use of least-cost path analysis to identify potential movement corridors of swift foxes in Montana. Journal of Mammalogy
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Boyd, C. E., McNevin, A. A., Racine, P., Tinh, H. Q., Minh, H. N., Viriyatum, R., ... & Engle, C. (2016). Resource Use Assessment of Shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei and Penaeus monodon, Production in Thailand and Vietnam. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society.
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Fisher, B., Naidoo, R (2016). The Geography of Gender Inequality. PLoS ONE, 11(3). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0145778.
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Gage, A. M., Olimb, S. K., & Nelson, J. (2016). Plowprint: Tracking Cumulative Cropland Expansion to Target Grassland Conservation. Great Plains Research, 26(2), 107-116.
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Global Guidance for Life Cycle Impact Assessment Indicators, Chapter 6 “Land use related impacts on biodiversity.” L. Milà i Canals, A. Antón, C. Bauer, C. de Camillis, R. Freiermuth, T. Grant, O. Michelsen, M. Stevenson. United Nations Environment Program, 2016.
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Green, J. M. H., Cranston, G. R., Sutherland, W. J., Tranter, H. R., Bell, S. J., Benton, T. G., Blixt, E., . . . Vira, B. (2016). Research priorities for managing the impacts and dependencies of business upon food, energy, water and the environment. Sustainability Science 11(5), 1-13. doi: 10.1007/s11625-016-0402-4
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Juffe-Bignoli, D., Harrison, I., Butchart, S. HM., Flitcroft, R., Hermoso, V., Jonas… van Soesbergen, A. (2016) Achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target 11 to improve the performance of protected areas and conserve freshwater biodiversity. Aquatic Conserv: Mar. Freshw. Ecosyst., 26: 133–151. doi: 10.1002/aqc.2638.
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Krueck, N. C., Ahmadia, G. N., Green, A., Jones, G. P., Possingham, H. P., Riginos, C., ... & Mumby, P. J. (2016). Incorporating larval dispersal into MPA design for both conservation and fisheries. Ecological Applications.
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Mahajan, S. L. & Daw, T. (2016). Perceptions of ecosystem services and benefits to human well-being from community-based marine protected areas in Kenya. Marine Policy, 74, 108-119.
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McKinnon, M.C., Cheng, S.H., Dupre, S. Edmond, J., Garside, R., Glew, L., Holland, M.B., Levine, E., Masuda, Y.J., Miller, D.C., Oliveira, I., Revenez, J., Roe, D., Shamer, S., Wilkie, D., Wongbusarkum, S. (2016). What are the effects of nature conservation on human well-being? A systematic map of empirical evidence from developing countries. Environmental Evidence. 2016 (5:8) doi: 10.1186/s13750-016-0058-7
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Naidoo, R., Chase, M. J., Beytell, P., Du Preez, P., Landen, K., Stuart-Hill, G., & Taylor, R. (2016). A newly discovered wildlife migration in Namibia and Botswana is the longest in Africa. Oryx, 50(01), 138-146.
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Naidoo, R., Fisher, B., Manica, A., & Balmford, A. (2016). Estimating economic losses to tourism in Africa from the illegal killing of elephants. Nature Communications, 7.
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Naidoo, R., L. C. Weaver, R.W. Diggle, A. Davis, G. Matongo, and G. Stuart-Hill. (2016.) Importance of local values to successful conservation: response to Jacquet and Delon. Conservation Biology doi:10.1111/cobi.12750.
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Nelson, E. J., Withey, J. C., Pennington, D., & Lawler, J. J. (2016). Identifying the Impacts of Critical Habitat Designation on Land Cover Change. Resource and Energy Economics.
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Posner, S. M., McKenzie, E., & Ricketts, T. H. (2016). Policy impacts of ecosystem services knowledge. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113(7), 1760-1765. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1502452113
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Pennington, D. N., Nelson, E., Coe, M., Marcedo, M., Anderson, M., Daniels, A., Schmoll, D., & Symington, M. (2016). Evaluating the role of Amazon Region Protected Areas and anti-deforestation policies for supplying hydropower, avoiding carbon emissions, and economic returns in the Brazilian Amazon. In: Aguirre, A. A., Sukumar, R., & Medellin, R. A. (eds.) Tropical conservation: a view from the south on local and global priorities. Oxford University Press (invited).
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Shapiro, A. C., Aguilar-Amuchastegui, N., Hostert, P., & Bastin, J. F. (2016). Using fragmentation to assess degradation of forest edges in Democratic Republic of Congo. Carbon balance and management, 11(1), 11.
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Thieme, M.L., Sindorf, N., Higgins, J., Abell, R., Takats, J.A., Naidoo, R., Barnett, A. (2016). Freshwater conservation potential of protected areas in the Tennessee and Cumberland River Basins, USA. Aquatic Conserv: Mar. Freshw. Ecosyst. 26 (Suppl. 1): 60–77.
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van Hooidonk, R., Maynard, J., Tamelander, J., Gove, J., Ahmadia, G., Raymundo, L., ... & Planes, S. (2016). Local-scale projections of coral reef futures and implications of the Paris Agreement. Scientific Reports, 6.
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Wang, M., M. Madden, Hendy, I., Estradivari, Ahmadia, G. N. (2016). Modeling projected changes of mangrove biomass in different climatic scenarios in the Sunda Banda Seascapes. International Journal of Digital Earth 1-12. doi:10.1080/17538947.2016.1190411.
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Winemiller, KO, McIntyre, PB, Castello, L, Fluet-Chouinard, E, Giarrizzo, T, Nam... Sáenz, L 2016, Balancing hydropower and biodiversity in the Amazon, Congo, and Mekong. Science 351.6269:128-129. doi:10.1126/science.aac7082.
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2015

Ahmadia, G. N., Glew, L., Provost, M., Gill, D., Hidayat, N. I., Mangubhai, S., . . . Fox, H. E. (2015). Integrating impact evaluation in the design and implementation of monitoring marine protected areas. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 370(1681). doi: 10.1098/rstb.2014.0275
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Balmford, A., Green, J. M. H., Anderson, M., Beresford, J., Huang, C., Naidoo, R., . . . Manica, A. (2015). Walk on the Wild Side: Estimating the Global Magnitude of Visits to Protected Areas. Plos Biology, 13(2). doi: ARTN e1002074
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Barnes, M., Glew, L., Craigie, I., Wyborn C., (2015). Aichi targets: Protect biodiversity, not just area. Nature, 526(7572), 195-195. doi: 10.1038/526195e
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Bateman, I. J., Coombes, E., Fitzherbert, E., Binner, A., Bad'ura, T., Carbone, C., . . . Watkinson, A. R. (2015). Conserving tropical biodiversity via market forces and spatial targeting. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(24), 7408-7413. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1406484112
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Chaplin-Kramer, R., Jonell, M., Guerry, A., Lambin, E. F., Morgan, A. J., Pennington, D., . . . Polasky, S. (2015). Ecosystem service information to benefit sustainability standards for commodity supply chains. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1355(1), 77-97. doi: 10.1111/nyas.12961
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Guerry, A., Lubchenco, J., Polasky, S., Chaplin-Kramer, R., Daily, G.C., Duraiappah, A., Folke, C., Griffin, R., Hoekstra, J., Kareiva, P., Keeler, B., Li, S., McKenzie, E., et al. (2015). Natural capital informing decisions: from promise to practice. PNAS. 112(24):7348-55. doi:10.1073/pnas.1503751112.
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Kaplan, K. A., Ahmadia, G.N., Fox, H., Glew, L., Pomeranz, E.F., Sullivan, P. . (2015). Linking ecological indicators enforcement of marine protected area regulations in the Greater Caribbean region. Marine Policy (62), 186-195.
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Maynard, J. A., McKagan, S., Raymundo, L., Johnson, S., Ahmadia, G. N., Johnston, L., . . . Planes, S. (2015). Assessing relative resilience potential of coral reefs to inform management. Biological Conservation, 192, 109-119. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2015.09.001
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McKinnon, M. C., Cheng, S. H., Garside, R., Masuda, Y. J., & Miller, D. C. (2015). Sustainability: Map the evidence. Nature, 528(7581), 185-187. doi: 10.1038/528185a
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Milder, J. C., Arbuthnot, M., Blackman, A., Brooks, S. E., Giovannucci, D., Gross, L., . . . Zrust, M. (2015). An agenda for assessing and improving conservation impacts of sustainability standards in tropical agriculture. Conserv Biol, 29(2), 309-320. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12411
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Naidoo, R., Weaver, C. L., Diggle, R. W., Matongo, G., Stuart-Hill, G., & Thouless, C. (2015). Complementary benefits of tourism and hunting to communal conservancies in Namibia. Conserv Biol. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12643
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Nelson, E. J., Withey, J. C., Pennington, D., & Lawler, J. J. (2015). Identifying the Impacts of Critical Habitat Designation on Land Cover Change: Resources for the Future.
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Pailler, S., Naidoo, R., Burgess, N. D., Freeman, O. E., & Fisher, B. (2015). Impacts of Community-Based Natural Resource Management on Wealth, Food Security and Child Health in Tanzania. Plos One, 10(7). doi: ARTN e0133252
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Polasky, S., Bryant, B., Hawthorne, P., Johnson, J., Keeler, B., & Pennington, D. (2015). Inclusive Wealth as a Metric of Sustainable Development. Annual Review of Environment and Resources, Vol 40, 40, 445-466. doi: 10.1146/annurev-environ-101813-013253
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Riehl, B., Zerriffi, H., and Naidoo, R., . (2015). Effect of community-based natural resource management on household welfare in Namibia. . PLoS ONE. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0125531
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Rosenthal, A., Verutes, G., McKenzie, E., Arkema, K., Bhagabati, N., …Olwero, N., et al (2015). Process matters: a framework for conducting decision-relevant assessments of ecosystem services. International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management, 11(3) 190-204.
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Ruckelshaus, M., McKenzie, E., Daily, G., Kareiva, P., Polasky, S., Ricketts, T., Bhagabati, N., Wood, S., Bernhardt, J. (2015). Notes from the field: Lessons learned from using ecosystem service approaches to inform real-world decisions. Ecological Economics: 115: 11-21 doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2013.07.009
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Wang, M. S., Ahmadia, G. N., Chollett, I., Huang, C., Fox, H., Wijonarno, A., & Madden, M. (2015). Delineating Biophysical Environments of the Sunda Banda Seascape, Indonesia. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12(2), 1069-1082. doi: 10.3390/ijerph120201069
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2014

Aguilar-Amuchastegui, N., Riveros, J.C., Forrest, J.L. (2014). Identifying Areas of Deforestation Risk for REDD Using a Species Modeling Tool. Carbon Balance Manage Carbon Balance and Management, 9(10). doi:10.1186/s13021-014-0010-5
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Bhagabati, N. K., Ricketts, T., Sulistyawan, T. B. S., Conte, M., Ennaanay, D., Hadian, O., . . . Wolny, S. (2014). Ecosystem services reinforce Sumatran tiger conservation in land use plans. Biological Conservation, 169, 147-156. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2013.11.010
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Fisher, B., Balmford, A., Ferraro, P. J., Glew, L., Mascia, M., Naidoo, R., & Ricketts, T. H. (2014). Moving Rio forward and avoiding 10 more years with little evidence for effective conservation policy. Conserv Biol, 28(3), 880-882.
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Hudson, L. N., Newbold, T., Contu, S., Hill, S. L. L., Lysenko, I., De Palma, A., . . . Purvis, A. (2014). The PREDICTS database: a global database of how local terrestrial biodiversity responds to human impacts. Ecology and Evolution, 4(24), 4701-4735. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1303
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Lawler, J. J., Lewis, D. J., Nelson, E., Plantinga, A. J., Polasky, S., Withey, J. C., …Radeloff, V. C. (2014). Projected land-use change impacts on ecosystem services in the United States. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(20), 7492-7497. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1405557111
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Mascia, M. B., Pallier, S., Thieme, M. L., Rowe, A., Bottrill, M. C., Danielsen, F., . . . Burgess, N. D. (2014). Commonalities and complementarities among approaches to conservation monitoring and evaluation. Biological Conservation, 169, 258-267. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2013.11.017
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McKenzie, E., Posner, S., Tillmann, P., Bernhardt, J. R., Howard, K., & Rosenthal, A. (2014). Understanding the use of ecosystem service knowledge in decision making: lessons from international experiences of spatial planning. Environment and Planning C-Government and Policy, 32(2), 320-340. doi: 10.1068/c12292j
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Naidoo, R., Du Preez, P., Stuart-Hill, G., Beytell, P., & Taylor, R. (2014). Long-range migrations and dispersals of African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) in the Kavango–Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation area. African Journal of Ecology, 52(4), 581-584. doi: 10.1111/aje.12163
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