• 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 ...
    • 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. ...