Below are a list of key publications for members of the CBCS.  All publications for all authors can be seen at UQ eSpace.


Bryan BA, RK Runting, T Capon, MP Perring, S Cunningham, ME Kragt, M Nolan, E Law, A Renwick, S Eber, R Christian and KA Wilson (2016) Designer policy for carbon and biodiversity co-benefits under global change. Nature Climate Change 6:301-305.

Guerrero AM, Ö Bodin, RRJ McAllister and KA Wilson(2016) Achieving social-ecological fit through bottom-up collaborative governance: an empirical investigation. Ecology and Society 20(4):41

Hammill E, AIT Tulloch, HP Possingham, N Strange and KA Wilson (2016) Factoring attitudes towards armed conflict risk into selection of protected areas for conservation. Nature Communications 7:11042

Martin TG and JEM Watson (2016) Intact ecosystems provide best defence against climate change. Nature Climate Change, 6:122-124

McDonald-Madden E, R Sabbadin, ET Game, PWJ Baxter, I Chadès and HP Possingham (2016) Using food-web theory to conserve ecosystems. Nature Communications, 7.

Runge M, J Stroeve, A Barrett and E McDonald-Madden (Accepted, April 2016) Detecting failure of climate predictions, Nature Climate Change.

Watson, JEM, ES Darling, O Venter, M Maron, J Walston, HP Possingham, N Dudley, M Hockings, Barnes and TM Brooks (2016)  Bolder science needed now for protected areas. Conservation Biology, 30:243-248

Wilson KA, NA Auerbach, K Sam, AG Magini, A Moss, SD Langhans, S Budiharta, D Terzano and E Meijaard  (2016) Conservation research is not happening where it is most needed. PLOS Biology. 14(3): e1002413


Coad L, F Leverington, K Knights, J Geldmann, A Eassom, V Kapos, N Kingston, M de Lima, C Zamora, I Caudros, C Nolte, N Burgess and M Hockings (2015) Measuring impact of protected area management interventions: current and future use of the global database of protected area management effectiveness. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 20140281.

Klein CJ, CJ Brown, BS Halpern, DB Segan, J McGowan, M Beger and JEM Watson (2015) Shortfalls in the global protected area network at representing marine biodiversity. Scientific Reports, 5, 17539; doi: 10.1038/srep17539

Kormos CF, B Bertzky, T Jaeger, Y Shi, T Badman, JA Hilty, BA Mackey, RA Mittermeier, H Locke, E Osipova and JEM Watson (2015) A Wilderness Approach under the World Heritage Convention. Conservation Letters. doi: 10.1111/conl.12205

Law EA and KA Wilson (2015) Providing context for the land-sharing and land-sparing debate. Conservation Letters 8:404–413

Mackey B, DA DellaSala, C Kormos, D Lindenmayer, N Kumpel, B Zimmerman, S Hugh, V Young, S Foley, K Arsenis and JEM Watson (2015). Policy options for the world’s primary forests in multilateral environmental agreements. Conservation Letters, 8:139-147

Maxwell SL, EJ Milner-Gulland, JPG Jones, AT Knight, N Bunnefeld, P Bal, S Earle, JEM Watson, and JR Rhodes (2015) Being smart about SMART environmental targets. Science 347:1075-1076

Maxwell SL, O Venter, KR Jones and JEM Watson (2015) Integrating human responses to climate change into conservation vulnerability assessments and adaptation planning. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1355:98-116

Mitchell MGE, AF Suarez Castro, M Martinez-Harms, M Maron, CA McAlpine, KJ Gaston, K Johansen and JR Rhodes (2015) Reframing landscape fragmentation’s effects on ecosystem services. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 30:634-635

Runge CA, JEM Watson, SHM Butchart, JO Hanson, HP Possingham & RA Fuller (2015) Protected areas and global conservation of migratory birds. Science, 350, 1255-1258.

Runting RK, E Meijaard, NK Abram, JA Wells, DLA Gaveau, M Ancrenaz, HP Possingham, SA Wich, F Ardiansyah, MT Gumal, L Ambu, and KA Wilson (2015) Alternative futures for Borneo show the value of integrating economic and conservation targets across borders. Nature Communications 6: 6819

Santika T, CA McAlpine, D Lunney, KA Wilson and JR Rhodes (2015) Assessing spatio-temporal priorities for species’ recovery in broad-scale dynamic landscapes. Journal of Applied Ecology 52:832-840

Santika T, E Meijaard and KA Wilson (2015) Designing multifunctional landscapes for forest conservation. Environmental Research Letters 10(11): 114012

Shanahan DF, BB Lin, R Bush, KJ Gaston, JH Dean, E Barber & RA Fuller (2015) Toward improved public health outcomes from urban nature. American Journal of Public Health, 105, 470-477.

Tulloch AIT, M Barnes, J Ringma, RA Fuller and JEM Watson (2015). Understanding the importance of small patches of habitat for conservation. Journal of Applied Ecology, 53:418-429


Fuller RA, JR Lee & JEM Watson (2014) Achieving open access to conservation science. Conservation Biology, 28, 1550-1557.

Game ET, E Meijaard, D Sheil, E McDonald-Madden (2014) Conservation in a wicked complex world; challenges and solutions. Conservation Letters 7, 271-277.

Mills M, S Nicol, JA Wells, JJ Lahoz-Monfort, B Wintle, M Bode, M Wardrop, T Walshe, WJM Probert, MC Runge, HP Possingham and E McDonald Madden (2014) Minimizing the cost of keeping options open for conservation in a changing climate. Conservation Biology 28, 646-653.

Murray NJ, RS Clemens, SR Phinn, HP Possingham & RA Fuller (2014) Tracking the rapid loss of tidal wetlands in the Yellow Sea. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 12, 267-272.

Rhodes JR, D Lunney, J Callaghan and CA McAlpine (2014) A few large roads or many small ones? How to accommodate growth in vehicle numbers to minimise impacts on wildlife. PLoS ONE 9:e91093

Watson JEM, N Dudley, DB Segan and M Hockings (2014) The performance and potential of protected areas. Nature 515 (7525), 67-732015    gham,dden,  J.ment.


Cook CN, MB Mascia, MW Schwartz, HP Possingham & RA Fuller RA (2013) Achieving conservation science that bridges the knowledge-action boundary. Conservation Biology, 27, 669-678.

Dudaniec RY, JR Rhodes, J Worthington Wilmer, M Lyons, KE Lee, CA McAlpine, and FN Carrick (2013) Using multi-level models to identify drivers of landscape genetic structure among management areas. Molecular Ecology 22:3752-3765

Geldmann J, M Barnes, L Coad, ID Craigie, M Hockings & ND Burgess (2013) Effectiveness of terrestrial protected areas in reducing habitat loss and population declines. Biological Conservation 161: 230-238.

Keniger L, KJ Gaston, KN Irvine & RA Fuller (2013) What are the benefits of interacting with nature? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 10, 913-935.

Runting R, K Wilson and JR Rhodes (2013) Does more mean less? The value of information for conservation planning under sea level rise. Global Change Biology 19:352-363

Sushinsky JR, JR Rhodes, HP Possingham, TK Gill & RA Fuller (2013) How should we grow cities to minimise their biodiversity impacts? Global Change Biology, 19, 401-410.

Watson JEM, T Iwamura and N Butt (2013). Mapping vulnerability and conservation adaptation strategies in a time of climate change. Nature Climate Change, 3: 989-994. doi:10.1038/nclimate2007


Mantyka-Pringle CS, TG Martin and JR Rhodes (2012) Interactions between climate and habitat loss effects on biodiversity: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Global Change Biology 18:1239-1252


Jones JP, B Collen, G Atkinson, PWJ Baxter, P Bubb, JB Illian, TE Katzner, A Keane, J Loh, E McDonald-Madden, E Nicholson, HM Pereira, HP Possingham, AS Pullin, AS Rodrigues, V Ruiz-Gutierrez, M Sommerville and EJ Milner-Gulland (2011) The why, what, and how of global biodiversity indicators beyond the 2010 Target. Conservation Biology, Volume 25, 450–457

McDonald-Madden E, I Chadès, MA McCarthy, M Linkie and HP Possingham (2011) Allocating conservation resources between areas where persistence of a species is uncertain.  Ecological Applications 21, 844–858.  

McDonald-Madden E, M Runge, HP Possingham and TG Martin (2011) Optimal timing for managed relocation for species faced with climate change. Nature Climate Change 1, 261-265.

Rhodes JR, CF Ng, DL de Villiers, HJ Preece, CA McAlpine and HP Possingham (2011) Using integrated population modelling to quantify the implications of multiple threatening processes for a rapidly declining population. Biological Conservation 144:1081-1088

Watson JEM, MC Evans, J Carwardine, RA Fuller, LN Joseph, DB Segan, MF Taylor, RJ Fensham and HP Possingham (2011). The capacity of Australia’s protected-area system to represent threatened species. Conservation Biology, 25:324-332.

Wilson K A., MC Evans, M Di Marco, DC Green, L Boitani, HP Possingham, F Chiozza and C Rondinini (2011) Prioritizing conservation investments for mammal species globally. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 366:2670-2680

Wilson KA, M Lulow, J Burger, Y-C Fang, C Andersen, D Olson, M O’Connell and MF McBride (2011) Optimal restoration: Accounting for space, time and uncertainty. Journal of Applied Ecology 48:715-725


Boakes EH, GM Mace, PJK McGowan & RA Fuller (2010) Extreme contagion in global habitat clearance. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 277, 1081–1085.

Butchart SHM, M Walpole, B Collen, A van Strein, JPW Scharlemann, REA Almond, J Baillie, B Bomhard, C Brown, J Bruno, K Carpenter, GM Carr, J Chanson, C Chenery, J Csirke, NC Davidson, F Dentener, M Foster, A Galli, JN Galloway, P Genovesi, R Gregory, M Hockings, et al. (2010). Global biodiversity: indicators of recent declines. Science 328:1164-1168.

Cook C, M Hockings and RW Carter (2010) Conservation in the dark: the information used to support management decisions. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 8(4): 181–186

Fuller RA, E McDonald-Madden, KA Wilson, J Carwardine, HS Grantham, JEM Watson, CJ Klein, DC Green & HP Possingham (2010) Replacing underperforming protected areas achieves better conservation outcomes. Nature 466: 365–367.

Leverington F, K Lemos Costa, H Pavese, A Lisle and M Hockings (2010) A global analysis of protected area management effectiveness. Environmental Management. 46:685–698.

McDonald-Madden E, PWJ Baxter, RA Fuller, TG Martin, ET Game, J Montambault, and HP Possingham (2010) Monitoring does not always count. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 25, 547-550

Wilson KA, E Meijaard, S Drummond, HS Grantham, L Boitani, G Catullo, L Christie, R Dennis, I Dutton, A Falcucci, L Maiorano, HP Possingham, C Rondinini, W Turner, O Venter and M Watts (2010) Conserving Biodiversity in Production Landscapes. Ecological Applications 20 (6):1721-1732


McDonald-Madden E, A Gordon, B Wintle, H Grantham, S Walker, S Carvalho, M Bottrill, M Joseph, R Ponce, R Stewart and HP Possingham (2009) ‘True’ conservation progress. Science 323, 43-44


Hockings M, S Stolton, N Dudley, R James, V Mathur, J Courrau, J Makombo and J Parrish (2008) Enhancing our Heritage Toolkit: Assessing management effectiveness of natural World Heritage sites. UNESCO World Heritage Papers No. 23. UNESCO, Paris. 104pp.

Rhodes JR, JG Callaghan, CA McAlpine, C de Jong, ME Bowen, DL Mitchell, D Lunney, and HP Possingham (2008) Regional variation in habitat-occupancy thresholds: a warning for conservation planning. Journal of Applied Ecology 45: 549-557


Fuller RA, KN Irvine, P Devine-Wright, PH Warren & KJ Gaston (2007) Psychological benefits of greenspace increase with biodiversity. Biology Letters 3, 390–394.


Hockings M, S Stolton, F Leverington, N Dudley and J Courrau (2006) Evaluating Effectiveness: A framework for assessing management effectiveness of protected areas. 2nd Ed. IUCN Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.


Rhodes JR, CA McAlpine, D Lunney and HP Possingham (2005) A spatially explicit habitat selection model incorporating home range behavior. Ecology 86: 1199-1205


Hockings, M (2003) Systems for assessing the effectiveness of management in protected areas. BioScience 53 (9):823-832.


Hockings M (1998) Evaluating management of protected areas: integrating planning and evaluation. Environmental Management 22 (3): 337-346