• Conservation decision-making under uncertainty: Identifying when to reintroduce tiger Panthera tigris to Cambodia 

      Gray, Thomas N.E.; Grainger, Matthew; Grosu, Romica (Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Conservationists need to present biological monitoring data to decision makers in a way which clearly represents uncertainty. Providing results in terms of the probability of a hypothesis being true may have greater utility ...
    • EviAtlas: A tool for visualising evidence synthesis databases 

      Haddaway, Neal R.; Feierman, Andrew; Grainger, Matthew; Gray, Charles T.; Tanriver-Ayder, Ezgi; Dhaubanjar, Sanita; Westgate, Martin J. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Systematic mapping assesses the nature of an evidence base, answering how much evidence exists on a particular topic. Perhaps the most useful outputs of a systematic map are an interactive database of studies and their ...
    • Evidence synthesis for tackling research waste 

      Grainger, Matthew; Bolam, Friederike C.; Stewart, Gavin B.; Nilsen, Erlend Birkeland (Peer reviewed, 2020)
      There is an immediate need for a change in research workflows so that pre-existing knowledge is better used in designing new research. A formal assessment of the accumulated knowledge prior to research approval would reduce ...
    • Hunters as citizen scientists: Contributions to biodiversity monitoring in Europe 

      Cretois, Benjamin; Linnell, John Durrus; Grainger, Matthew; Nilsen, Erlend B.; Rød, Jan Ketil (Journal article, 2020)
      Monitoring biodiversity characteristics at large scales and with adequate resolution requires considerable effort and resources. Overall, there is clearly a huge scope for European hunters, a special and often overlooked ...
    • Living with human encroachment: Status and distribution of Green Peafowl in northern stronghold of Thailand 

      Saridnirun, Ghan; Sukumal, Niti; Grainger, Matthew; Savini, Tomasso (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Green Peafowl have declined significantly across much of their historical range mostly due to habitat loss and degradation following intensive agricultural expansion, logging and infrastructure development. In Thailand, ...
    • Lower levels of human disturbance correspond with longer-term persistence of Endangered Green Peafowl Pavo muticus populations 

      Sukumal, Niti; Grainger, Matthew; Savini, Tomasso (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Galliformes are one of the most threatened groups of birds in South-East Asia, with 27% of the species threatened with extinction. Long term population viability and extinction probability studies, at different levels of ...
    • Need for transparent and repeatable conservation frameworks: reply to Child et al. 2019 

      Grainger, Matthew; Nilsen, Erlend Birkeland (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
    • Novel tools and methods for designing and wrangling multifunctional, machine‑readable evidence synthesis databases 

      Haddaway, Neal R.; Gray, Charles T.; Grainger, Matthew (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      One of the most important steps in the process of conducting a systematic review or map is data extraction and the production of a database of coding, metadata and study data. There are many ways to structure these data, ...
    • Occupancy-based monitoring of ungulate prey species in Thailand indicates population stability, but limited recovery 

      Phumanee, Worrapan; Steinmetz, Robert; Phoonjampa, Rungnapa; Bejraburnin, Thawatchai; Grainger, Matthew; Savini, Tomaso (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Longitudinal studies of wildlife are urgently needed in South-East Asia to understand population responses to the high poaching pressure that characterizes this region. We monitored population trends and habitat use of ...
    • Training future generations to deliver evidence-based conservation and ecosystem management 

      Downey, Harriet; Amano, Tatsuya; Cadotte, Mark; Cook, Carly N.; Cooke, Steven J.; Haddaway, Neal R.; Jones, Julia P. G.; Littlewood, Nick; Walsh, Jessica C.; Abrahams, Mark I.; Adum, Gilbert; Akasaka, Munemitsu; Alves, Jose A.; Antwis, Rachael E.; Arellano, Eduardo C.; Axmacher, Jan; Barclay, Holly; Batty, Lesley; Benítez-López, Ana; Bennett, Joseph R.; Berg, Maureen J.; Bertolino, Sandro; Biggs, Duan; Bolam, Friederike C.; Bray, Tim; Brook, BarryW.; Bull, Joseph W.; Burivalova, Zuzana; Cabeza, Mar; Chauvenet, Alienor L. M.; Christie, Alec P.; Cole, Lorna; Cotton, Alison J.; Cotton, Sam; Cousins, Sara A.O.; Craven, Dylan; Cresswell, Will; Cusack, Jeremy J.; Dalrymple, Sarah E.; Davies, Zoe G.; Diaz, Anita; Dodd, Jennifer A.; Felton, Adam; Fleishman, Erica; Gardner, Charlie J.; Garside, Ruth; Ghoddousi, Arash; Gilroy, James J.; Gill, David A.; Gill, Jennifer A.; Glew, Louise; Grainger, Matthew (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      1. To be effective, the next generation of conservation practitioners andmanagers need to be critical thinkers with a deep understanding of how to make evidence-based decisions and of the value of evidence synthesis. 2. ...