A range of publications has been produced, both by LCAB-funded projects and by academics associated with the Centre whose work is in a related area.

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Research outputs
Cunningham, C.A., Crick, H.Q.P., Morecroft, M.D., Thomas, C.D, & Beale, C.M. (2021) Translating area-based conservation pledges into efficient biodiversity protection outcomes. Communications Biology 4, 1043
Cuni-Sanchez, A., Sullivan, M.J.P., Platts, P.J. et al. (2021) High aboveground carbon stock of African tropical montane forests. Nature, 596, pp.536–542.
Thomas, C. D., Hill, J. K., Ward, C., & Hatfield, J. H. (2021) Facilitating dynamic and inclusive biodiversity conservation in Britain: an Anthropocene perspective. Report to Natural England, UK. EcoEvoRxiv.
Vaidyanathan, G. (2021) The world’s species are playing musical chairs: how will it end? Nature, 596, pp22-25 (including contributions from Dornelas, M., Thomas, C. and Vellend, M.)
Woodhead, A.J., Graham, N.A.J., Robinson, J.P.W., Norström, A.V., Bodin, N., Marie, S., Balett, M. and Hicks, C.C. (2021). Fishers perceptions of ecosystem service change associated with climate‐disturbed coral reefs. People and Nature, 3(3), pp.639–657.
Cunningham, C.A., Thomas, C.D., Morecroft, M.D., Crick, H.Q.P. and Beale, C.M. (2021). The effectiveness of the protected area network of Great Britain. Biological Conservation, 257, p.109146.
Stratigos, M.J. (2021). A Model of Coastal Wetland Palaeogeography and Archaeological Narratives: Loch Spynie, Northern Scotland. Journal of Wetland Archaeology, pp.1–16.
Ward, C., Stringer, L.C., Warren-Thomas, E., Agus, F., Crowson, M., Hamer, K., Hariyadi, B., Kartika, W.D., Lucey, J., McClean, C., Nurida, N.L., Petorelli, N., Pratiwi, E., Saad, A., Andriyani, R., Ariani, T., Sriwahyuni, H. and Hill, J.K. (2021). Smallholder perceptions of land restoration activities: rewetting tropical peatland oil palm areas in Sumatra, Indonesia. Regional Environmental Change, 21(1).
Archer, E., Dziba, L.E., Mulongoy, K.J., Maoela, M.A., Walters, M., Biggs, R., Salem, M-C.C., DeClerck, F., Diaw, M.C., Dunham, A.E., Failler, P., Gordon, C., Harhash, K.A., Kasisi, R., Kizito, F., Nyingi, W.D., Oguge, N., Osman-Elasha, B., Stringer, L.C. and Tito de Morais, L. (2021). Biodiversity and ecosystem services on the African continent – What is changing, and what are our options? Environmental Development, 37, p.100558.
Colville, J.F., Beale, C.M., Forest, F., Altwegg, R., Huntley, B. and Cowling, R.M. (2020). Plant richness, turnover, and evolutionary diversity track gradients of stability and ecological opportunity in a megadiversity centre. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(33), pp.20027–20037. 
Costanza, R., Fioramonti, L., Giovannini, E., Kubiszewski, I., Lovins, H., McGlade, J., Mortenson, L.F., Pickett, K., Ragnarsdottir, K.V., Roberts, D., Trebeck, K., De Vogli, R., Wallis, S. and Wilkinson, R. (2020). After the crisis: two possible futures. SOLUTIONS, 11(3).
Daskalova, G.N., Myers-Smith, I.H., Bjorkman, A.D., Blowes, S.A., Supp, S.R., Magurran, A.E. and Dornelas, M. (2020). Landscape-scale forest loss as a catalyst of population and biodiversity change. Science, 368(6497), pp.1341–1347. PDF available to view
Deere, N.J., Guillera‐Arroita, G., Platts, P.J., Mitchell, S.L., Baking, E.L., Bernard, H., Haysom, J.K., Reynolds, G., Seaman, D.J.I., Davies, Z.G. and Struebig, M.J. (2020). Implications of zero‐deforestation commitments: Forest quality and hunting pressure limit mammal persistence in fragmented tropical landscapes. Conservation Letters, 13(3). 
Dobson, A.D.M., Milner-Gulland, E.J., Aebischer, N.J., Beale, C.M., Brozovic, R., Coals, P., Critchlow, R., Dancer, A., Greve, M., Hinsley, A., Ibbett, H., Johnston, A., Kuiper, T., Le Comber, S., Mahood, S.P., Moore, J.F., Nilsen, E.B., Pocock, M.J.O., Quinn, A. and Travers, H. (2020). Making Messy Data Work for Conservation. One Earth, 2(5), pp.455–465. 
Doran, E.M.B., Barbieri, L., Kubiszewski, I., Pickett, K., Dietz, T., Abrams, M., Wilkinson, R., Costanza, R., Farber, S.C. and Valcour, J. (2020). Frameworks and systems thinking for measuring and achieving sustainable wellbeing. In: Costanza, R,, Etikson, J.D., Farley, J. and Kubiszewski, I. Sustainable wellbeing futures. Cheltenham: Elgar, pp 103-126.
Dornelas, M. and Madin, J.S. (2020). Novel communities are a risky business. Science, 370(6513), pp.164–165. PDF available to view.
Dornelas, M. and Daskalova, G.N. (2020). Nuanced changes in insect abundance. Science, 368(6489), pp.368–369. PDF available to view.
Durán, A.P., Green, J.M.H., West, C.D., Visconti, P., Burgess, N.D., Virah‐Sawmy, M. and Balmford, A. (2020). A practical approach to measuring the biodiversity impacts of land conversion. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 11(8), pp.910–921.
van den Elsen, E., Stringer, L.C., De Ita, C., Hessel, R., Kéfi, S., Schneider, F.D., Bautista, S., Mayor, A.G., Baudena, M., Rietkerk, M., Valdecantos, A., Vallejo, V.R., Geeson, N., Brandt, C.J., Fleskens, L., Hemerik, L., Panagos, P., Valente, S., Keizer, J.J. and Schwilch, G. (2020). Advances in Understanding and Managing Catastrophic Ecosystem Shifts in Mediterranean Ecosystems. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 8, p.323.
zu Ermgassen, E.K.H.J., Ayre, B., Godar, J., Bastos Lima, M.G., Bauch, S., Garrett, R., Green, J., Lathuillière, M.J., Löfgren, P., MacFarquhar, C., Meyfroidt, P., Suavet, C., West, C. and Gardner, T. (2020). Using supply chain data to monitor zero deforestation commitments: an assessment of progress in the Brazilian soy sector. Environmental Research Letters, 15(3), p.035003.
Favretto, N., Afionis, S., Stringer, L.C., Dougill, A.J., Quinn, C.H. and Ranarijaona, H.L.T. (2020). Delivering Climate-Development Co-Benefits through Multi-Stakeholder Forestry Projects in Madagascar: Opportunities and Challenges. Land, 9(5), p.157.
Fleiss, S., Waddell, E.H., Bala Ola, B., Banin, L.F., Benedick, S., Bin Sailim, A., Chapman, D.S., Jelling, A., King, H., McClean, C.J., Yeong, K.L. and Hill, J.K. (2020). Conservation set-asides improve carbon storage and support associated plant diversity in certified sustainable oil palm plantations. Biological Conservation, 248, p.108631.
Gottschall, F., Cameron, E.K., Martins, I.S., Siebert, J. and Eisenhauer, N. (2020). Can We Save the Beast by Conserving the Beauty? Frontiers for Young Minds, 8.
Jones, F.A.M., Dornelas, M. and Magurran, A.E. (2020). Recent increases in assemblage rarity are linked to increasing local immigration. Royal Society Open Science, 7(7), p.192045.
Kennedy, J.P., Sammy, J.M., Rowntree, J.K. and Preziosi, R.F. (2021). Mating system variation in neotropical black mangrove, Avicennia germinans, at three spatial scales towards an expanding northern distributional limit. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 248, p.106754.
Loan, N.T.N., Van Tan, D., Huyen, T.T.T., Quang, N.H., Hue, L.T.V., Nga, P.T.T., Quinn, C., Carrie, R., Stringer, L.C. and Hackney, C. (2020). Comparison of several secondary metabolite and elemental ion contents of leaves from Kandelia obovata and Sonneratia caseolaris forests located in the Red River Delta. Academia Journal of Biology, [online] pp.87–99.
Lopes, M., Frison, P., Crowson, M., Warren‐Thomas, E., Hariyadi, B., Kartika, W.D., Agus, F., Hamer, K.C., Stringer, L., Hill, J.K. and Pettorelli, N. (2020). Improving the accuracy of land cover classification in cloud persistent areas using optical and radar satellite image time series. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 11(4), pp.532–541.
Lopez Porras, G., Stringer, L.C. and Quinn, C.H. (2020). Building dryland resilience: Three principles to support adaptive water governance. Ecological Economics, 177, p.106770.
Lu, H., Yan, Y., Zhu, J., Jin, T., Liu, G., Wu, G., Stringer, L.C. and Dallimer, M. (2020). Spatiotemporal Water Yield Variations and Influencing Factors in the Lhasa River Basin, Tibetan Plateau. Water, 12(5), p.1498.
Marshall, A.R., Platts, P.J., Chazdon, R.L., Seki, H., Campbell, M.J., Phillips, O.L., Gereau, R.E., Marchant, R., Liang, J., Herbohn, J., Malhi, Y. and Pfeifer, M. (2020). Conceptualising the Global Forest Response to Liana Proliferation. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 3.
Martins, I.S., Navarro, L.M., Pereira, H.M. and Rosa, I.M.D. (2020). Alternative pathways to a sustainable future lead to contrasting biodiversity responses. Global Ecology and Conservation, 22, p.e01028.
Massimino, D., Beale, C.M., Suggitt, A.J., Crick, H.Q.P., Macgregor, N.A., Carroll, M.J., Maclean, I.M.D. and Pearce-Higgins, J.W. (2020). Can microclimate offer refuge to an upland bird species under climate change? Landscape Ecology, 35(9), pp.1907–1922.
Minter, M., Dasmahapatra, K.K., Thomas, C.D., Morecroft, M.D., Tonhasca, A., Schmitt, T., Siozios, S. and Hill, J.K. (2020). Past, current, and potential future distributions of unique genetic diversity in a cold‐adapted mountain butterfly. Ecology and Evolution, 10(20), pp.11155–11168.
Palahi, M., Pantsar, M., Costanza, R., Kubiszewski, I., Potocnik, J., Stuchtey, M., Nasi, R., Lovins, H., Giovannini, E., Fioramonti, L., Dixson-Decleve, S., McGlade, J., Pickett, K., Wilkinson, R., Holmgren, J., Wallis, S., Ramage, M., Berndes, G., Akinnifesi, F., Safanov, G., Nobre, A., Nobre, C., Muys, B., Trebeck, K., Ragnarsdottir, K.V., Ibanez, D., Wijkman, A., Snape, J. and Bas, L. (2020). Investing in Nature to Transform the Post COVID-19 Economy: A 10-point Action Plan to create a circular bioeconomy devoted to sustainable wellbeing. SOLUTIONS, 11(2).
Pereira, H.M., Rosa, I.M.D., Martins, I.S., Kim, H., Leadley, P., Popp, A., van Vuuren, D.P., Hurtt, G., Anthoni, P., Arneth, A., Baisero, D., Chaplin-Kramer, R., Chini, L., Di Fulvio, F., Di Marco, M., Ferrier, S., Fujimori, S., Guerra, C.A., Harfoot, M. and Harwood, T.D. (2020). Global trends in biodiversity and ecosystem services from 1900 to 2050. bioRxiv.
Quang, N.H., Quinn, C.H., Stringer, L.C., Carrie, R., Hackney, C.R., Van Hue, L.T., Van Tan, D. and Nga, P.T.T. (2020). Multi-Decadal Changes in Mangrove Extent, Age and Species in the Red River Estuaries of Viet Nam. Remote Sensing, 12(14), p.2289.
Rija, A.A., Critchlow, R., Thomas, C.D. and Beale, C.M. (2020). Global extent and drivers of mammal population declines in protected areas under illegal hunting pressure. PLOS ONE, 15(8), p.e0227163.
Rees, A. and Sleigh, C. (2020). Human. London: Reaktion Press.
Reis, T.N.P. dos, Meyfroidt, P., zu Ermgassen, E.K.H.J., West, C., Gardner, T., Bager, S., Croft, S., Lathuillière, M.J. and Godar, J. (2020). Understanding the Stickiness of Commodity Supply Chains Is Key to Improving Their Sustainability. One Earth, 3(1), pp.100–115.
Riascos, J.M., Hopfe, C. and Thomas, C.D. (2020). The energy flow through coastal Anthropocene biotas. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 18(1), pp.11–12.
Singh, R.K., Singh, A., Kumar, S., Sheoran, P., Sharma, D.K., Stringer, L.C., Quinn, C.H., Kumar, A. and Singh, D. (2020). Perceived Climate Variability and Compounding Stressors: Implications for Risks to Livelihoods of Smallholder Indian Farmers. Environmental Management, 66(5), pp.826–844.
Sørensen, M.E.S., Wood, A.J., Minter, E.J.A., Lowe, C.D., Cameron, D.D. and Brockhurst, M.A. (2020). Comparison of Independent Evolutionary Origins Reveals Both Convergence and Divergence in the Metabolic Mechanisms of Symbiosis. Current Biology, 30(2), pp.328-334.e4.
Smith, A.L., Hodkinson, T.R., The PlantPopNet Consortium (incl. Wandrag, E.M.) and Buckley, Y.M. (2020). Global gene flow releases invasive plants from environmental constraints on genetic diversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(8), pp.4218–4227.
Suggitt, A.J., Lister, D.G. and Thomas, C.D. (2020). Reply to Le Roux et al. Current Biology, 30(9), pp.R391–R392.
Taylor-Cox, E.D., Macgregor, C.J., Corthine, A., Hill, J.K., Hodgson, J.A. and Saccheri, I.J. (2020). Wing morphological responses to latitude and colonisation in a range expanding butterfly. PeerJ, 8, p.e10352.
Thomas, C.D. (2020). The development of Anthropocene biotas. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 375(1794), p.20190113.
Vellend, M., Thompson, J.R., Danneyrolles, V. and Rousseu, F. (2020). Changes in landscape‐scale tree biodiversity in the north‐eastern USA since European settlement. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, pp.1– 8. PDF available to view.
Waddell, E.H., Banin, L.F., Fleiss, S., Hill, J.K., Hughes, M., Jelling, A., Yeong, K.L., Ola, B.B., Sailim, A.B., Tangah, J. and Chapman, D.S. (2020). Land-use change and propagule pressure promote plant invasions in tropical rainforest remnants. Landscape Ecology, 35(9), pp.1891–1906.
Wandrag, E.M., Bates, S.E., Barrett, L.G., Catford, J.A., Thrall, P.H., Putten, W.H. and Duncan, R.P. (2020). Phylogenetic signals and predictability in plant–soil feedbacks. New Phytologist, 228(4), pp.1440–1449.
Wandrag, E.M., Birnbaum, C., Klock, M.M., Barrett, L.G. and Thrall, P.H. (2020). Availability of soil mutualists may not limit non‐native Acacia invasion but could increase their impact on native soil communities. Journal of Applied Ecology, 57(4), pp.786–793.
Ward, C., Stringer, L.C., Warren‐Thomas, E., Agus, F., Hamer, K., Pettorelli, N., Hariyadi, B., Hodgson, J., Kartika, W.D., Lucey, J., McClean, C., Nurida, N.L., Saad, A. and Hill, J.K. (2020). Wading through the swamp: what does tropical peatland restoration mean to national‐level stakeholders in Indonesia? Restoration Ecology, 28(4), pp.817–827.
Wilkinson, R. and Pickett, K. (2020). The struggle for equality and sustainability. In: Costanza R, Etikson JD, Farley J and Kubiszewski I. Sustainable wellbeing futures. Cheltenham: Elgar, pp 179-187.
Wilkinson, R.G. and Pickett, K. (2020). ‘Sustainability needs equality’. In: Washington, H. What can I do to help heal the environmental crisis. Abingdon: Routledge, p.15
Williams, S.H., Scriven, S.A., Burslem, D.F.R.P., Hill, J.K., Reynolds, G., Agama, A.L., Kugan, F., Maycock, C.R., Khoo, E., Hastie, A.Y.L., Sugau, J.B., Nilus, R., Pereira, J.T., Tsen, S.L.T., Lee, L.Y., Juiling, S., Hodgson, J.A., Cole, L.E.S., Asner, G.P. and Evans, L.J. (2020). Incorporating connectivity into conservation planning for the optimal representation of multiple species and ecosystem services. Conservation Biology, 34(4), pp.934–942.
Auffret, A.G. and Thomas, C.D. (2019). Synergistic and antagonistic effects of land use and non‐native species on community responses to climate change. Global Change Biology, 25(12), pp.4303–4314.
Bates, S.E., Wandrag, E.M. and Duncan, R.P. (2019). Calculating the uncertainty associated with log response ratios in plant–soil feedback studies. Plant Ecology, 221(9), pp.829–836.
Friend, R.M., Thankappan, S., Doherty, B., Aung, N., Beringer, A.L., Kimseng, C., Cole, R., Inmuong, Y., Mortensen, S., Nyunt, W.W., Paavola, J., Promphakping, B., Salamanca, A., Soben, K., Win, S., Win, S. and Yang, N. (2019). Agricultural and food systems in the Mekong region: Drivers of transformation and pathways of change. Emerald Open Research, 1, p.12.
Green, J.M.H., Croft, S.A., Durán, A.P., Balmford, A.P., Burgess, N.D., Fick, S., Gardner, T.A., Godar, J., Suavet, C., Virah-Sawmy, M., Young, L.E. and West, C.D. (2019). Linking global drivers of agricultural trade to on-the-ground impacts on biodiversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(46), pp.23202–23208.
Macgregor, C.J., Williams, J.H., Bell, J.R. and Thomas, C.D. (2019). Moth biomass increases and decreases over 50 years in Britain. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 3(12), pp.1645–1649.
O’Reilly‐Nugent, A., Wandrag, E.M., Catford, J.A., Gruber, B., Driscoll, D. and Duncan, R.P. (2019). Measuring competitive impact: Joint‐species modelling of invaded plant communities. Journal of Ecology, 108(2), pp.449–459.
Padovani, R.J., Salisbury, A., Bostock, H., Roy, D.B. and Thomas, C.D. (2019). Introduced plants as novel Anthropocene habitats for insects. Global Change Biology, 26(2), pp.971–988.
Rees, A. (2019). Elemental Problems, Methodical Solutions: Expertise, Ecology and Entertainment in the Study of Marine Mammals. Journal Of History Of Science And Technology, 13 (2), pp. 5-30.
Stride, G., Thomas, C.D., Benedick, S., Hodgson, J.A., Jelling, A., Senior, M.J.M. and Hill, J.K. (2019). Divergent tree seedling communities indicate different trajectories of change among rain forest remnants. Diversity and Distributions, 25(11), pp.1751–1762.
Suggitt, A.J., Lister, D.G. and Thomas, C.D. (2019). Widespread Effects of Climate Change on Local Plant Diversity. Current Biology, 29(17), pp.2905-2911.e2.
Vellend, M. (2019). The Behavioral Economics of Biodiversity Conservation Scientists. Philosophical Topics, 47(1), pp.219–237. PDF available to view.

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