The sun has just set over a coconut fringed headland on our last night in Sri Lanka. These few weeks have offered a fantastic contrast to the short, chilly days in London at this time of year, and have also highlighted the incredible biological riches this country has to offer.
A hell of a lot of wonderful people have been cheering me on for the last four years, and I didn't have room to mention them all in my actual thesis, so here goes...
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.