Our review of over 10,000 articles relating to systematic conservation planning resulted in us identifying only three high quality evaluations of implemented plans.
Here are some gems I've come across recently which I hope will be as useful to others.
Vanessa Adams and colleagues have published a fantastic guide to designing implementation strategies alongside conservation plans.
Today I am starting as Coordinator of the Great British Oceans campaign with the Marine Reserves Coalition.
Our latest paper on using technology to enhance evidence syntheses is out today in Nature Ecology & Evolution, ‘Software support for environmental evidence synthesis’.
Our review of software to aid end-to-end management of systematic reviews or systematic maps is now available open access via Environmental Evidence.
With an eye to the future, our fieldwork in French Polynesia ended last week with project lead Yadvinder Malhi joining us for a whirlwind tour of Moorea and Tetiaroa.
One of the best things about studying forests is that our research subjects (the trees!) are easy for other people to work with too.
One thousand tree tags later (well it was actually 1003, but who’s counting?!) and our forest monitoring on Tetiaroa is complete. So far we’ve used up 100 metres of pink flagging tape, 56 PVC pipes and eight litres of paint to mark the trees... as well as two bottles of mosquito repellent.
To borrow Rob Whittaker's favourite saying on Oxford Geography field trips - "this is not a holiday"... despite what it looks like!