Professor James Watson

Professor (Environ Mgmt)

School of the Environment
Faculty of Science
james.watson@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 61645

Overview

James Watson is a Professor of Conservation Science at The University of Queensland. He leads both the Green Fire Science research group (www.greenfirescience.com), whose mission is to do applied research that is linked directly to the practice of large-scale conservation and the Research and Recovery of Endangered Species (https://raresgroup.com.au) whose mission is to focus on Australia's rarest species to try and work out their needs and work with those on-ground practioners to try and save them.

As a Rhodes Scholar, James undertook his PhD research studying in Madagascar, trying to come up with conservation plans to save endemic bird species inhabiting the country’s remaining littoral forest. Since then he has published more than 250 peer-reviewed papers on conservation related matters, ranging from assessing the impacts of climate change on species to mapping the effectiveness of protected areas on biodiversity conservation outcomes globally. He currently serves on the International Panel for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Data and Knowledge Task Force, and is a Research Fellow for the United Nation’s Environment Program, a Senior Technical expert for the United Nations Development Program’s Global Programme on Nature for Development, and was the founding chair of the International Union for Nature Conservation Climate Change Specialist Group. James sits on the scientific committees of BirdLife Australia, Bush Heritage Australia and SUBAC. James was global president of the Society for Conservation Biology in 2015-17.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oxford

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Master Philosophy

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Allan, James R., Possingham, Hugh P., Venter, Oscar, Biggs, Duan and Watson, James E.M. (2020). The Extraordinary Value of Wilderness Areas in the Anthropocene. Encyclopedia of the World's Biomes: Volumes 1-5. (pp. 158-168) Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.12427-3

  • Fuller, Richard A. and Watson, James E. M. (2018). Replacing underperforming nature reserves. Effective conservation science: data not dogma. (pp. 147-151) edited by Peter Kareiva, Michelle Marvier and Brian Silliman. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oso/9780198808978.003.0023

  • Allan, James R., Shi, Yichuan, Bertzky, Bastian, Jaeger, Tilman, Venter, Oscar, Mackey, Brendan, van Merm, Remco, Osipova, Elena, Watson, James Edward and Kormos, Cyril F. (2017). Current wilderness coverage on the World Heritage list: broad gaps and opportunities. World heritage, wilderness and large landscapes and seascapes. (pp. 27-47) edited by Cyril F. Kormos, Tim Badman, Tilman Jaeger, Bastian Bertzky, Remco van Merm, Elena Osipova, Yichuan Shi and Peter Bille Larsen. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN.

  • Kormos, Cyril F., Jaeger, Tilman, Bertzky, Bastian, Badman, Tim, van Merm, Remco, Osipova, Elena, Shi, Yichuan, Mackey, Brendan G., Mittermeier, Russell A., Jacobson, Mathew, Busch, Kyra, Khamaganova, Erjen, Hilty, Jodi, Larsen, Peter Bille, Watson, James E.M. and Locke, Harvey (2017). The need for a wilderness and large landscapes and seascapes approach under the World Heritage Convention. World heritage, wilderness and large landscapes and seascapes. (pp. 1-9) edited by Cyril F. Kormos, Tim Badman, Tilman Jaeger, Bastian Bertzky, Remco van Merm, Elena Osipova, Yichuan Shi and Peter Bille Larsen. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN.

  • Foden, Wendy B., Watson, James E. M., Hoffmann, Ary, Corlett, Richard and Hole, David (2016). Future directions in CCVA of species. IUCN SSC Guidelines for Assessing Species’ Vulnerability to Climate Change. Version 1.0. Occasional Paper of the IUCN Species Survival Commission No. 59. (pp. 63-66) Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK: IUCN Species Survival Commission.

  • Foden, W. B., Young, B. E. and Watson, J. E. M. (2016). Introduction. IUCN SSC Guidelines for Assessing Species’ Vulnerability to Climate Change. Version 1.0. Occasional Paper of the IUCN Species Survival Commission No. 59. (pp. 1-5) Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK: IUCN Species Survival Commission.

  • Menon, Ravi, Gonzalez, Tanhia, Ferruzzi, Mario, Jackson, Eric, Winderl, Dan and Watson, Jay (2016). Oats-From Farm to Fork. Advances in Food and Nutrition Research. (pp. 1-55) Cambridge, MA United States: Academic Press. doi: 10.1016/bs.afnr.2015.12.001

  • Watson, J. E., Segan, D. B. and Fuller, R. A. (2016). Optimal protection of the world’s threatened birds, mammals and amphibians. Protected areas: are they safeguarding biodiversity?. (pp. 66-80) edited by Lucas N. Joppa, Jonathan E. M. Baillie and John G. Robinson. Chichester United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781118338117.ch4

  • Young, Bruce E., Martin, Tara, Watson, James E. M., Foden, Wendy B., Williams, Stephen and Scheffers, Brett (2016). Setting Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment goals and objectives. IUCN SSC Guidelines for Assessing Species’ Vulnerability to Climate Change. Version 1.0. Occasional Paper of the IUCN Species Survival Commission No. 59. (pp. 13-16) Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK: IUCN Species Survival Commission.

  • Huntley, Brian, Foden, Wendy B., Smith, Adam, Platts, Philip, Watson, James E. M. and Garcia, Raquel A. (2016). Using CCVAs and interpreting their results. IUCN SSC Guidelines for Assessing Species’ Vulnerability to Climate Change. Version 1.0. Occasional Paper of the IUCN Species Survival Commission No. 59. (pp. 33-48) Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK: IUCN Species Survival Commission.

  • Watson, Alexander W. T., Judd, Simon, O’Sullivan, Wayne and Watson, James E. M. (2015). A collaborative approach for mining, environment organisations and Traditional Owners to manage and conserve biodiversity in Australia’s Great Western Woodlands. Mining in ecologically sensitive landscapes. (pp. 251-264) edited by Mark Tibbett. Collingwood, VIC, Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

  • Watson, James (2015). A global perspective on the role of protected areas in protecting natural capital. Valuing Nature: Protected Areas and Ecosystem Services. (pp. 54-57) edited by Penelope Figgis, Brendan Mackey, James Fitzsimons, Jason Irving and Pepe Clarke. Sydney, Australia: Australian Committee for IUCN.

  • Watson, J. E. M., Segan, D. B. and Tewksbury, J. (2015). Tropical forests in a changing climate. Climate change and biodiversity. (pp. 196-207) New Haven, CT, United States: Yale University Press.

  • Dudley, Nigel and Watson, James (2014). Climate change. Applications of key biodiversity areas: end-user consultations. (pp. 92-95) edited by Nigel Dudley, Jessica L. Boucher, Annabelle Cuttelod, Thomas M. Brooks and Penny F. Langhammer. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN.

  • Watson, James E. M., Cross, Molly, Rowland, Erika, Joseph, Liana N., Rao, Madhu and Seimon, Anton (2011). Planning for species conservation in a time of climate change. Climate Change: Research and technology for adaptation and mitigation. (pp. 379-402) edited by Juan Blanco and Houshang Kheradmand. Rijeka, Croatia: InTech - Open Access Publisher. doi: 10.5772/24920

  • Watson, James E. M., Grantham, Hedley S., Wilson, Kerrie A. and Possingham, Hugh P. (2011). Systematic conservation planning: Past, present and future. Conservation biogeography. (pp. 1956-1976) edited by Richard J. Ladle and Robert J. Whittaker. London , U. K.: John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781444390001.ch6

  • Anderson, G., Atkins, R., Pulsford, I., Worboys, G. L., Howling, G., Watson, J. E. M., Judd, S., Mackey, B. G. and Bradby, K. (2010). Australasian connectivity initiatives. Connectivity conservation management: a global guide. (pp. 86-115) edited by Graeme L. Worboys, Wendy L. Francis and Michael Lockwood. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781849774727

  • Watson, James E. M., Judd, Simon, Mackey, Brendan G. and Bradby, Keith (2010). Ecological restoration in Gondwanalink (south-western Western Australia) using the WildCountry principles: a convergence of thought and action. Connectivity Conservation Management: a global guide. (pp. 105-115) edited by Graeme L. Worboys, Wendy L. Francis and Michael Lockwood. London, Unitd Kingdom: Earthscan.

  • Watson, James E. M. (2007). Conservation of bird diversity in Madagascar’s southeastern littoral forests. Biodiversity conservation and mining in southeast Madagascar. (pp. 253-260) edited by J. U. Ganzhorn, S. M. Goodman, J. B. Ramanamanjato and M. Vincelette. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

Journal Article

  • MacColl, Christopher, Watson, James E. M., Leseberg, Nicholas P., Seaton, Richard, Das, Tridip, Das, Shubhagata and Raidal, Shane R. (2024). Beak and feather disease virus detected in the endangered Red Goshawk (Erythrotriorchis radiatus). Scientific Reports, 14 (1) 10263, 1-9. doi: 10.1038/s41598-024-60874-1

  • Robinson, John G., LaBruna, Danielle, O’Brien, Tim, Clyne, Peter J., Dudley, Nigel, Andelman, Sandy J., Bennett, Elizabeth L., Chicchon, Avecita, Durigan, Carlos, Grantham, Hedley, Kinnaird, Margaret, Lieberman, Sue, Maisels, Fiona, Moreira, Adriana, Rao, Madhu, Stokes, Emma, Walston, Joe and Watson, James E.M. (2024). Scaling up area-based conservation to implement the Global Biodiversity Framework’s 30x30 target: The role of Nature’s Strongholds. PLoS Biology, 22 (5 May) e3002613, e3002613. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3002613

  • Dudley, Nigel, Timmins, Hannah L., Stolton, Sue and Watson, James E. M. (2024). Effectively Incorporating Small Reserves into National Systems of Protected and Conserved Areas. Diversity, 16 (4) ARTN 216, 216. doi: 10.3390/d16040216

  • Fermepin, Solange, Watson, James E.M., Grantham, Hedley S. and Mendez, Martin (2024). Global marine conservation priorities for sustaining marine productivity, preserving biodiversity and addressing climate change. Marine Policy, 161 106016, 106016. doi: 10.1016/j.marpol.2024.106016

  • Williams, Brooke A., López‐Cubillos, Sofía, Ochoa‐Quintero, Jose Manuel, Crouzeilles, Renato, Villa‐Piñeros, Marcelo, Isaacs Cubides, Paola Johanna, Schmoeller, Marina, Marin, Wilmer, Tedesco, Anazelia, Bastos, Diego, Suárez‐Castro, Andrés Felipe, Romero Jiménez, Luis Hernando, Broadbent, Eben N., Almeyda Zambrano, Angelica M., Vincent, Jeffrey R., Yi, Yuanyuan, Chazdon, Robin L., Watson, James E. M., Urbano, Elkin Alexi Noguera, Rodriguez, Cristian Alexander Cruz and Beyer, Hawthorne L. (2024). Bringing the forest back: Restoration priorities in Colombia. Diversity and Distributions, 30 (4) e13821. doi: 10.1111/ddi.13821

  • Ward, Michelle, Rout, Tracy M., Possingham, Hugh P., Stewart, Romola, McDonald-Madden, Eve, Clark, Thomas G., Kindler, Gareth S., Valentine, Leonie E., Macmillan, Ellen, Maitz, Natalya, Haskin, Elouise and Watson, James E. M. (2024). A report card to effectively communicate threatened species recovery. One Earth, 7 (2), 186-198. doi: 10.1016/j.oneear.2023.12.009

  • Backstrom, Louis J., Callaghan, Corey T., Leseberg, Nicholas P., Sanderson, Chris, Fuller, Richard A. and Watson, James E. M. (2024). Assessing adequacy of citizen science datasets for biodiversity monitoring. Ecology and Evolution, 14 (2) ARTN e10857, e10857. doi: 10.1002/ece3.10857

  • Hansen, Andrew J., Aragon-Osejo, Jose, González, Iván, Veneros, Jaris, Virnig, Anne Lucy Stilger, Jantz, Patrick, Venter, Oscar, Goetz, Scott, Watson, James E.M., Cordoba, Natalia, Rodriguez, Susana, Monroy, Luisa, Iglesias, Juan, Beltrán, Lenin, Borja, Daniel, Ureta, Diego, Tingo, Jossie, Oñate, Carlos, Valencia, Freddy, Zambrano, Holger, Pequeño, Tatiana, Llactayo, William, Huamani, Walter, Duran, Patricia, Arana, Alexs, Arenas, Marco, Pasquel, Claudia, Tovar, Antonio and Huerta, Patricia (2024). Developing national complementary indicators of SDG15 that consider forest quality: Applications in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Ecological Indicators, 159 111654, 111654. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2024.111654

  • Garnett, Stephen T., Woinarski, John C. Z., Barry Baker, G., Berryman, Alex J., Crates, Ross, Legge, Sarah M., Lilleyman, Amanda, Luck, Linda, Tulloch, Ayesha I. T., Verdon, Simon J., Ward, Michelle, Watson, James E. M., Zander, Kerstin K. and Geyle, Hayley M. (2024). Monitoring threats to Australian threatened birds: climate change was the biggest threat in 2020 with minimal progress on its management. Emu - Austral Ornithology, 124 (1), 37-54. doi: 10.1080/01584197.2023.2291144

  • Crates, Ross, Barry Baker, G., Legge, Sarah M., Menkhorst, Peter W., Murphy, Steve, Watson, James E.M., Woinarski, John C. Z. and Garnett, Stephen T. (2024). The feasibility of implementing management for threatened birds in Australia. Emu - Austral Ornithology, 124 (1), 93-107. doi: 10.1080/01584197.2023.2295355

  • Sutherland, William J., Bennett, Craig, Brotherton, Peter N.M., Butchart, Stuart H.M., Butterworth, Holly M., Clarke, Stewart J., Esmail, Nafeesa, Fleishman, Erica, Gaston, Kevin J., Herbert-Read, James E., Hughes, Alice C., James, Jennifer, Kaartokallio, Hermanni, Le Roux, Xavier, Lickorish, Fiona A., Newport, Sarah, Palardy, James E., Pearce-Higgins, James W., Peck, Lloyd S., Pettorelli, Nathalie, Primack, Richard B., Primack, Willow E., Schloss, Irene R., Spalding, Mark D., ten Brink, Dirk, Tew, Eleanor, Timoshyna, Anastasiya, Tubbs, Nicolas, Watson, James E.M. ... Thornton, Ann (2024). A horizon scan of global biological conservation issues for 2024. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 39 (1), 89-100. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2023.11.001

  • Backstrom, Louis J., Leseberg, Nicholas P., Callaghan, Corey T., Sanderson, Chris, Fuller, Richard. A. and Watson, James E. M. (2024). Using citizen science to identify Australia’s least known birds and inform conservation action. Emu - Austral Ornithology, 124 (2), 199-205. doi: 10.1080/01584197.2023.2283443

  • Gassert, Francis, Venter, Oscar, Watson, James E. M., Brumby, Steven P., Mazzariello, Joseph C., Atkinson, Scott C. and Hyde, Samatha (2023). An operational approach to near real time global high resolution mapping of the terrestrial Human Footprint. Frontiers in Remote Sensing, 4 1130896, 1-6. doi: 10.3389/frsen.2023.1130896

  • Watson, James E. M., Ellis, Erle C., Pillay, Rajeev, Williams, Brooke A. and Venter, Oscar (2023). Mapping industrial influences on Earth’s ecology. Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 48 (1), 289-317. doi: 10.1146/annurev-environ-112420-013640

  • Pearson, Peter J. G. and Watson, Jim (2023). The unfolding low-carbon transition in the UK electricity system. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 120 (47) e2206235120, 1-10. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2206235120

  • Crowe, Olivia, Beresford, Alison E., Buchanan, Graeme M., Grantham, Hedley S., Simkins, Ashley T., Watson, James E.M. and Butchart, Stuart H.M. (2023). A global assessment of forest integrity within Key Biodiversity Areas. Biological Conservation, 286 110293, 1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2023.110293

  • Watson, James E. M., Venegas‐Li, Ruben, Grantham, Hedley, Dudley, Nigel, Stolton, Sue, Rao, Madhu, Woodley, Stephen, Hockings, Marc, Burkart, Karl, Simmonds, Jeremy S., Sonter, Laura J., Sreekar, Rachakonda, Possingham, Hugh P. and Ward, Michelle (2023). Priorities for protected area expansion so nations can meet their Kunming‐Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework commitments. Integrative Conservation, 2 (3), 140-155. doi: 10.1002/inc3.24

  • Sonter, Laura J., Maron, Martine, Bull, Joseph W., Giljum, Stefan, Luckeneder, Sebastian, Maus, Victor, McDonald-Madden, Eve, Northey, Stephen A., Sánchez, Luis E., Valenta, Rick, Visconti, Piero, Werner, Tim T. and Watson, James E. M. (2023). How to fuel an energy transition with ecologically responsible mining. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 120 (35) e2307006120, 1-3. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2307006120

  • Leseberg, Nicholas P., Kutt, Alex, Evans, Megan C., Nou, Tida, Spillias, Scott, Stone, Zoe, Walsh, Jessica C., Murphy, Stephen A., Bamford, Mike, Burbidge, Allan H., Crossing, Kate, Davis, Robert A., Garnett, Stephen T., Kavanagh, Rodney P., Murphy, Robert, Read, John, Reid, Julian, van Leeuwen, Stephen, Watson, Alexander W. T., Watson, James E. M. and Maron, Martine (2023). Establishing effective conservation management strategies for a poorly known endangered species: a case study using Australia’s Night Parrot (Pezoporus occidentalis). Biodiversity and Conservation, 32 (8-9), 2869-2891. doi: 10.1007/s10531-023-02633-8

  • Elsen, Paul R., Oakes, Lauren E., Cross, Molly S., DeGemmis, Alfred, Watson, James E. M., Cooke, Hilary A., Darling, Emily S., Jones, Kendall R., Kretser, Heidi E., Mendez, Martin, Surya, Gautam, Tully, Elizabeth and Grantham, Hedley S. (2023). Priorities for embedding ecological integrity in climate adaptation policy and practice. One Earth, 6 (6), 632-644. doi: 10.1016/j.oneear.2023.05.014

  • Simmonds, Jeremy S., Suarez‐Castro, Andres Felipe, Reside, April E., Watson, James E.M., Allan, James R., Atkinson, Scott C., Borrelli, Pasquale, Dudley, Nigel, Edwards, Stephen, Fuller, Richard A., Game, Edward T., Linke, Simon, Maxwell, Sean L., Panagos, Panos, Puydarrieux, Philippe, Quétier, Fabien, Runting, Rebecca K., Santini, Talitha, Sonter, Laura J. and Maron, Martine (2023). Retaining natural vegetation to safeguard biodiversity and humanity. Conservation Biology, 37 (3) e14040, 1-16. doi: 10.1111/cobi.14040

  • Shen, Xiaoli, Liu, Mingzhang, Hanson, Jeffrey O., Wang, Jiangyue, Locke, Harvey, Watson, James E.M., Ellis, Erle C., Li, Sheng and Ma, Keping (2023). Countries’ differentiated responsibilities to fulfill area-based conservation targets of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework. One Earth, 6 (5), 548-559. doi: 10.1016/j.oneear.2023.04.007

  • Hordijk, Iris, Maynard, Daniel S., Hart, Simon P., Lidong, Mo, ter Steege, Hans, Liang, Jingjing, de‐Miguel, Sergio, Nabuurs, Gert‐Jan, Reich, Peter B., Abegg, Meinrad, Adou Yao, C. Yves, Alberti, Giorgio, Almeyda Zambrano, Angelica M., Alvarado, Braulio V., Esteban, Alvarez‐Davila, Alvarez‐Loayza, Patricia, Alves, Luciana F., Ammer, Christian, Antón‐Fernández, Clara, Araujo‐Murakami, Alejandro, Arroyo, Luzmila, Avitabile, Valerio, Aymard C, Gerardo A., Baker, Timothy, Bałazy, Radomir, Banki, Olaf, Barroso, Jorcely, Bastian, Meredith L., Bastin, Jean‐Francois ... Crowther, Thomas W. (2023). Evenness mediates the global relationship between forest productivity and richness. Journal of Ecology, 111 (6), 1308-1326. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.14098

  • Narain, Divya, Sonter, Laura J., Lechner, Alex Mark, Watson, James E.M., Simmonds, Jeremy S. and Maron, Martine (2023). Global assessment of the biodiversity safeguards of development banks that finance infrastructure. Conservation Biology, 37 (4) e14095, 1-13. doi: 10.1111/cobi.14095

  • Gallo-Cajiao, Eduardo, Lieberman, Susan, Dolšak, Nives, Prakash, Aseem, Labonté, Ronald, Biggs, Duan, Franklin, Christine, Morrison, Tiffany H., Viens, A. M., Fuller, Richard A., Aguiar, Raphael, Fidelman, Pedro, Watson, James E. M., Aenishaenslin, Cécile and Wiktorowicz, Mary (2023). Global governance for pandemic prevention and the wildlife trade. The Lancet Planetary Health, 7 (4), e336-e345. doi: 10.1016/S2542-5196(23)00029-3

  • Yong, Chuanji, Ward, Michelle, Watson, James E. M., Reside, April E., van Leeuwen, Stephen, Legge, Sarah, Geary, William L., Lintermans, Mark, Kennard, Mark J., Stuart, Stephanie and Carwardine, Josie (2023). The costs of managing key threats to Australia's biodiversity. Journal of Applied Ecology, 60 (5), 898-910. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.14377

  • Bolam, Friederike C., Ahumada, Jorge, Akçakaya, H. Reşit, Brooks, Thomas M., Elliott, Wendy, Hoban, Sean, Mair, Louise, Mallon, David, McGowan, Philip J.K., Raimondo, Domitilla, Rodríguez, Jon Paul, Roe, Dilys, Seddon, Mary B., Shen, Xiaoli, Stuart, Simon N., Watson, James E.M. and Butchart, Stuart H.M. (2023). Over half of threatened species require targeted recovery actions to avert human-induced extinction. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 21 (2), 64-70. doi: 10.1002/fee.2537

  • Watson, James E.M. and Brodie, Jedediah F. (2023). Human responses to climate change will likely determine the fate of biodiversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 120 (8) e2205512120, e2205512120. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2205512120

  • MacColl, Christopher, Leseberg, Nicholas P., Seaton, Richard, Murphy, Stephen A. and Watson, James E.M. (2023). Rapid and recent range collapse of Australia’s Red Goshawk Erythrotriorchis radiatus. Emu - Austral Ornithology, 124 (2), 93-104. doi: 10.1080/01584197.2023.2172735

  • Gallo-Cajiao, Eduardo, Dolšak, Nives, Prakash, Aseem, Mundkur, Taej, Harris, Paul G., Mitchell, Ronald B., Davidson, Nick, Hansen, Birgita, Woodworth, Bradley K., Fuller, Richard A., Price, Melissa, Petkov, Nicky, Mauerhofer, Volker, Morrison, Tiffany H., Watson, James E. M., Chowdhury, Sayam U., Zöckler, Christoph, Widerberg, Oscar, Yong, Ding Li, Klich, Daniel, Smagol, Vitaliy, Piccolo, John and Biggs, Duan (2023). Implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for the governance of biodiversity conservation. Frontiers in Conservation Science, 4 989019, 1-8. doi: 10.3389/fcosc.2023.989019

  • Chowdhury, Shawan, Zalucki, Myron P., Hanson, Jeffrey O., Tiatragul, Sarin, Green, David, Watson, James E.M. and Fuller, Richard A. (2023). Three-quarters of insect species are insufficiently represented by protected areas. One Earth, 6 (2), 139-146. doi: 10.1016/j.oneear.2022.12.003

  • Sutherland, William J., Bennett, Craig, Brotherton, Peter N.M., Butterworth, Holly M., Clout, Mick N., Côté, Isabelle M., Dinsdale, Jason, Esmail, Nafeesa, Fleishman, Erica, Gaston, Kevin J., Herbert-Read, James E., Hughes, Alice, Kaartokallio, Hermanni, Le Roux, Xavier, Lickorish, Fiona A., Matcham, Wendy, Noor, Noor, Palardy, James E., Pearce-Higgins, James W., Peck, Lloyd S., Pettorelli, Nathalie, Pretty, Jules, Scobey, Richard, Spalding, Mark D., Tonneijck, Femke H., Tubbs, Nicolas, Watson, James E.M., Wentworth, Jonathan E., Wilson, Jeremy D. and Thornton, Ann (2023). A global biological conservation horizon scan of issues for 2023. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 38 (1), 96-107. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2022.10.005

  • Webster, Patrick, Research and Recovery of Endangered Species Group, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Queensland, St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia, Leseberg, Nicholas, Murphy, Stephen, Watson, James, Research and Recovery of Endangered Species Group, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Queensland, St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia, Research and Recovery of Endangered Species Group, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Queensland, St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia and Research and Recovery of Endangered Species Group, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Queensland, St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia (2023). Descriptions of the vocalisations of the Painted Button-quail Turnix varius in North Queensland. Australian Field Ornithology, 40, 111-119. doi: 10.20938/afo40111119

  • Chowdhury, Shawan, Jennions, Michael D., Zalucki, Myron P., Maron, Martine, Watson, James E.M. and Fuller, Richard A. (2023). Erratum: Protected areas and the future of insect conservation: (Trends in Ecology & Evolution 38(1), p:85–95; 2023) (Trends in Ecology & Evolution (2023) 38(1) (85–95), (S0169534722002245), (10.1016/j.tree.2022.09.004)). Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 38 (7), 681. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2023.04.006

  • Murphy, Stephen A., McGregor, Hugh, Leseberg, Nicholas P., Watson, James and Kutt, Alex S. (2023). Feral cat GPS tracking and simulation models to improve the conservation management of night parrots. Wildlife Research, 50 (5), 325-334. doi: 10.1071/WR21123

  • Chowdhury, Shawan, Jennions, Michael D., Zalucki, Myron P., Maron, Martine, Watson, James E.M. and Fuller, Richard A. (2023). Protected areas and the future of insect conservation. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 38 (1), 85-95. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2022.09.004

  • Kearney, Stephen G., Watson, James E. M., Reside, April E., Fisher, Diana O., Maron, Martine, Doherty, Tim S., Legge, Sarah M., Woinarski, John C. Z., Garnett, Stephen T., Wintle, Brendan A., Ritchie, Euan G., Driscoll, Don A., Lindenmayer, David, Adams, Vanessa M., Ward, Michelle S. and Carwardine, Josie (2023). Threat-abatement framework confirms habitat retention and invasive species management are critical to conserve Australia's threatened species. Biological Conservation, 277 109833, 1-11. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2022.109833

  • Sonter, Laura J., Lloyd, Thomas J., Kearney, Stephen G., Di Marco, Moreno, O'Bryan, Christopher J., Valenta, Richard K. and Watson, James E. M. (2022). Conservation implications and opportunities of mining activities for terrestrial mammal habitat. Conservation Science and Practice, 4 (12) e12806, 1-11. doi: 10.1111/csp2.12806

  • Williams, Brooke A., Watson, James E.M., Beyer, Hawthorne L., Grantham, Hedley S., Simmonds, Jeremy S., Alvarez, Silvia J., Venter, Oscar, Strassburg, Bernardo B.N. and Runting, Rebecca K. (2022). Global drivers of change across tropical savannah ecosystems and insights into their management and conservation. Biological Conservation, 276 109786, 109786. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2022.109786

  • Shumway, Nicole, Saunders, Megan I., Nicol, Sam, Fuller, Richard A., Ben‐Moshe, Noam, Iwamura, Takuya, Kim, Sun W., Murray, Nicholas J., Watson, James E. M. and Maron, Martine (2022). Exploring the risks and benefits of flexibility in biodiversity offset location in a case study of migratory shorebirds. Conservation Biology, 37 (2) e14031, e14031. doi: 10.1111/cobi.14031

  • Pillay, Rajeev, Watson, James E. M., Hansen, Andrew J., Jantz, Patrick A., Aragon-Osejo, Jose, Armenteras, Dolors, Atkinson, Scott C., Burns, Patrick, Ervin, Jamison, Goetz, Scott J., González-del-Pliego, Pamela, Robinson, Nathaniel P., Supples, Christina, Virnig, Anne L. S., Williams, Brooke A. and Venter, Oscar (2022). Humid tropical vertebrates are at lower risk of extinction and population decline in forests with higher structural integrity. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 6 (12), 1840-1849. doi: 10.1038/s41559-022-01915-8

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  • Pérez‐Hämmerle, Katharina‐Victoria, Moon, Katie, Venegas‐Li, Rubén, Maxwell, Sean, Simmonds, Jeremy S., Venter, Oscar, Garnett, Stephen T., Possingham, Hugh P. and Watson, James EM (2022). Wilderness forms and their implications for global environmental policy and conservation. Conservation Biology, 36 (4) e13875, e13875. doi: 10.1111/cobi.13875

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  • Lindenmayer, David B., Zylstra, Phil, Kooyman, Robert, Taylor, Chris, Ward, Michelle and Watson, James E. M. (2022). Logging elevated the probability of high-severity fire in the 2019–20 Australian forest fires. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 6 (5), 533-535. doi: 10.1038/s41559-022-01717-y

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  • Leseberg, Nicholas P., Venables, William N., Murphy, Stephen A., Jackett, Nigel A. and Watson, James E. M. (2022). Accounting for both automated recording unit detection space and signal recognition performance in acoustic surveys: A protocol applied to the cryptic and critically endangered Night Parrot ( Pezoporus occidentalis ). Austral Ecology, 47 (2), 440-455. doi: 10.1111/aec.13128

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  • Alves-Pinto, Helena N., Cordeiro, Carlos L. O., Geldmann, Jonas D., Jonas, Harry, Gaiarsa, Marilia Palumbo, Balmford, Andrew, Watson, James E. M., Latawiec, Agnieszka Ewa and Strassburg, Bernardo (2022). The role of different governance regimes in reducing native vegetation conversion and promoting regrowth in the Brazilian Amazon. Biological Conservation, 267 109473, 109473. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2022.109473

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  • Ramírez-Delgado, Juan Pablo, Di Marco, Moreno, Watson, James E. M., Johnson, Chris J., Rondinini, Carlo, Corredor Llano, Xavier, Arias, Miguel and Venter, Oscar (2022). Matrix condition mediates the effects of habitat fragmentation on species extinction risk. Nature Communications, 13 (1) 595, 595. doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-28270-3

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  • de Andrade Junior, Milton A. U., Watson, James E. M., Williams, Brooke A., Allan, James R., O'Bryan, Christopher J. and Maxwell, Sean L. (2021). How to halve the carbon and biodiversity impacts of biofuel-driven land-use change in Brazil. Biological Conservation, 260 109214, 109214. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2021.109214

  • Zhu, Li, Hughes, Alice C., Zhao, Xiao-Qian, Zhou, Li-Jing, Ma, Ke-Ping, Shen, Xiao-Li, Li, Sheng, Liu, Ming-Zhang, Xu, Wu-Bing and Watson, James E. M. (2021). Regional scalable priorities for national biodiversity and carbon conservation planning in Asia. Science Advances, 7 (35) eabe4261, eabe4261. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abe4261

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  • Grantham, Hedley S., Tibaldeschi, Paolo, Izquierdo, Pablo, Mo, Karen, Patterson, David J., Rainey, Hugo, Watson, J. E.M. and Jones, Kendall R. (2021). The emerging threat of extractives sector to intact forest landscapes. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 4 692338. doi: 10.3389/ffgc.2021.692338

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  • Jonas, Harry D., Ahmadia, Gabby N., Bingham, Heather C., Briggs, Johnny, Butchart, Stuart H.M., Cariño, Joji, Chassot, Olivier, Chaudhary, Sunita, Darling, Emily, Degemmis, Alfred, Dudley, Nigel, Fa, Julia E., Fitzsimons, James, Garnett, Stephen, Geldmann, Jonas, Golden Kroner, Rachel, Gurney, Georgina G., Harrington, Alexandra R., Himes‐cornell, Amber, Hockings, Marc, Jonas, Holly C., Jupiter, Stacy, Kingston, Naomi, Lee, E., Lieberman, Susan, Mangubhai, Sangeeta, Marnewick, Daniel, Matallana‐tobón, Clara L., Maxwell, Sean L. ... von Weizsäcker, Christine (2021). Equitable and effective area‐based conservation: Towards the conserved areas paradigm. Parks, 27 (1), 71-84. doi: 10.2305/IUCN.CH.2021.PARKS-27-1HJ.en

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  • Ellis, Erle C., Gauthier, Nicolas, Goldewijk, Kees Klein, Bird, Rebecca Bliege, Boivin, Nicole, Díaz, Sandra, Fuller, Dorian Q., Gill, Jacquelyn L., Kaplan, Jed O., Kingston, Naomi, Locke, Harvey, McMichael, Crystal N.H., Ranco, Darren, Rick, Torben C., Rebecca Shaw, M., Stephens, Lucas, Svenning, Jens-Christian and Watson, James E.M. (2021). People have shaped most of terrestrial nature for at least 12,000 years. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 118 (17) e2023483118. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2023483118

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  • Negret, Pablo Jose, Maron, Martine, Fuller, Richard A., Possingham, Hugh P., Watson, James E.M. and Simmonds, Jeremy S. (2021). Deforestation and bird habitat loss in Colombia. Biological Conservation, 257 109044, 1-10. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2021.109044

  • Milner-Gulland, E. J., Addison, Prue, Arlidge, William N.S., Baker, Julia, Booth, Hollie, Brooks, Thomas, Bull, Joseph W., Burgass, Michael J., Ekstrom, Jon, zu Ermgassen, Sophus O.S.E., Fleming, L. Vincent, Grub, Henry M.J., von Hase, Amrei, Hoffmann, Michael, Hutton, Jonathan, Juffe-Bignoli, Diego, ten Kate, Kerry, Kiesecker, Joseph, Kümpel, Noëlle F., Maron, Martine, Newing, Helen S., Ole-Moiyoi, Katrina, Sinclair, Cheli, Sinclair, Sam, Starkey, Malcolm, Stuart, Simon N., Tayleur, Cath and Watson, James E.M. (2021). Four steps for the Earth: mainstreaming the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. One Earth, 4 (1), 75-87. doi: 10.1016/j.oneear.2020.12.011

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  • Callaghan, Corey T., Watson, James E. M., Lyons, Mitchell B., Cornwell, William K. and Fuller, Richard A. (2021). Conservation birding: a quantitative conceptual framework for prioritizing citizen science observations. Biological Conservation, 253 108912, 1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108912

  • Webster, Patrick T.D., Jackett, Nigel A., Swann, George, Leseberg, Nicholas P., Murphy, Stephen and Watson, James E. (2021). Descriptions of the vocalisations of the Chestnut-backed Button-quail Turnix castanotus. Australian Field Ornithology, 38, 137-144. doi: 10.20938/afo38137144

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  • Hansen, Andrew J., Noble, Benjamin P., Veneros, Jaris, East, Alyson, Goetz, Scott J., Supples, Christina, Watson, James E. M., Jantz, Patrick A., Pillay, Rajeev, Jetz, Walter, Ferrier, Simon, Grantham, Hedley S., Evans, Thomas D., Ervin, Jamison, Venter, Oscar and Virnig, Anne L. S. (2021). Toward monitoring forest ecosystem integrity within the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. Conservation Letters, 14 (4) e12822. doi: 10.1111/conl.12822

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  • Coad, Lauren, Watson, James E. M., Geldmann, Jonas, Burgess, Neil D., Leverington, Fiona, Hockings, Marc, Knights, Kathryn and Di Marco, Moreno (2019). Widespread shortfalls in protected area resourcing undermine efforts to conserve biodiversity. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 17 (5) fee.2042, 259-264. doi: 10.1002/fee.2042

  • Kuempel, Caitlin D., Jones, Kendall R., Watson, James E.M. and Possingham, Hugh P. (2019). Quantifying biases in marine‐protected‐area placement relative to abatable threats. Conservation Biology, 33 (6) cobi.13340, 1350-1359. doi: 10.1111/cobi.13340

  • O'Bryan, Christopher J., Holden, Matthew H. and Watson, James E.M. (2019). The mesoscavenger release hypothesis and implications for ecosystem and human well‐being. Ecology Letters, 22 (9) ele.13288, 1340-1348. doi: 10.1111/ele.13288

  • Chapman, Sarah, Thatcher, Marcus, Salazar, Alvaro, Watson, James E.M. and McAlpine, Clive A. (2019). The impact of climate change and urban growth on urban climate and heat stress in a subtropical city. International Journal of Climatology, 39 (6), 3013-3030. doi: 10.1002/joc.5998

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  • Mappin, Bonnie, Chauvenet, Alienor L.M., Adams, Vanessa M., Di Marco, Moreno, Beyer, Hawthorne L., Venter, Oscar, Halpern, Benjamin S., Possingham, Hugh P. and Watson, James E.M. (2019). Restoration priorities to achieve the global protected area target. Conservation Letters, 12 (4) e12646, e12646. doi: 10.1111/conl.12646

  • Reside, April E., Cosgrove, Anita J., Pointon, Revel, Trezise, James, Watson, James E.M. and Maron, Martine (2019). How to send a finch extinct. Environmental Science and Policy, 94, 163-173. doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2019.01.005

  • Di Minin, Enrico, Brooks, Thomas M., Toivonen, Tuuli, Butchart, Stuart H. M., Heikinheimo, Vuokko, Watson, James E. M., Burgess, Neil D., Challender, Daniel W. S., Goettsch, Bárbara, Jenkins, Richard and Moilanen, Atte (2019). Identifying global centers of unsustainable commercial harvesting of species. Science Advances, 5 (4) eaau2879, eaau2879. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aau2879

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  • Maxwell, Sean L., Reside, April, Trezise, James, McAlpine, Clive A. and Watson, James EM. (2019). Retention and restoration priorities for climate adaptation in a multi-use landscape. Global Ecology and Conservation, 18 e00649, e00649. doi: 10.1016/j.gecco.2019.e00649

  • Watson, James E. M. (2019). Forests are still key to climate action. Nature, 567 (7748), 311-311. doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-00869-5

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  • Gilfedder, Mat, Robinson, Cathy J., Watson, James E. M., Campbell, Thomas G., Sullivan, Brian L. and Possingham, Hugh P. (2019). Brokering trust in citizen science. Society and Natural Resources, 32 (3), 292-302. doi: 10.1080/08941920.2018.1518507

  • Jones, Julia P.G., Ratsimbazafy, Jonah, Ratsifandrihamanana, Anitry N., Watson, James E.M., Andrianandrasana, Herizo T., Cabeza, Mar, Cinner, Joshua E., Goodman, Steven M., Hawkins, Frank, Mittermeier, Russell A., Rabearisoa, Ando L., Rakotonarivo, O. Sarobidy, Razafimanahaka, Julie H., Razafimpahanana, Andriamandimbisoa R., Wilmé, Lucienne and Wright, Patricia C. (2019). Madagascar: crime threatens biodiversity. Science, 363 (6429), 825-825. doi: 10.1126/science.aaw6402

  • Piggott-McKellar, Annah E., McNamara, Karen E., Nunn, Patrick D. and Watson, James E. M. (2019). What are the barriers to successful community-based climate change adaptation? A review of grey literature. Local Environment, 24 (4), 374-390. doi: 10.1080/13549839.2019.1580688

  • Leseberg, Nicholas, Murphy, Stephen, Jackett, Nigel, Greatwich, Bruce, Brown, Jamie, Hamilton, Neil, Joseph, Leo and Watson, James (2019). Descriptions of known vocalisations of the Night Parrot Pezoporus occidentalis. Australian Field Ornithology, 36, 79-88. doi: 10.20938/afo36079088

  • Runting, Rebecca K., Ruslandi, Griscom, Bronson W., Struebig, Matthew J., Satar, Musnanda, Meijaard, Erik, Burivalova, Zuzana, Cheyne, Susan M., Deere, Nicolas J., Game, Edward T., Putz, F. E., Wells, Jessie A., Wilting, Andreas, Ancrenaz, Marc, Ellis, Peter, Khan, Faisal A. A., Leavitt, Sara M., Marshall, Andrew J., Possingham, Hugh P., Watson, James E. M. and Venter, Oscar (2019). Larger gains from improved management over sparing–sharing for tropical forests. Nature Sustainability, 2 (1), 53-61. doi: 10.1038/s41893-018-0203-0

  • Peterson, A. Townsend, Anderson, Robert P., Beger, Maria, Bolliger, Janine, Brotons, Lluís, Burridge, Christopher P., Cobos, Marlon E., Cuervo-Robayo, Angela P., Di Minin, Enrico, Diez, Jeffrey, Elith, Jane, Embling, Clare B., Escobar, Luis E., Essl, Franz, Feeley, Kenneth J., Hawkes, Lucy, Jiménez-García, Daniel, Jimenez, Laura, Green, David M., Knop, Eva, Kühn, Ingolf, Lahoz-Monfort, José J., Lira-Noriega, Andres, Lobo, Jorge M., Loyola, Rafael, Mac Nally, Ralph, Machado-Stredel, Fernando, Martínez-Meyer, Enrique, McCarthy, Michael ... Zurell, Damaris (2019). Open access solutions for biodiversity journals: do not replace one problem with another. Diversity and Distributions, 25 (1), 5-8. doi: 10.1111/ddi.12885

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  • Smith, Robert J., Bennun, Leon, Brooks, Thomas M., Butchart, Stuart H. M., Cuttelod, Annabelle, Di Marco, Moreno, Ferrier, Simon, Fishpool, Lincoln D. C., Joppa, Lucas, Juffe‐Bignoli, Diego, Knight, Andrew T., Lamoreux, John F., Langhammer, Penny, Possingham, Hugh P., Rondinini, Carlo, Visconti, Piero, Watson, James E. M., Woodley, Stephen, Boitani, Luigi, Burgess, Neil D., Silva, Naamal, Dudley, Nigel, Fivaz, Fabien, Game, Edward T., Groves, Craig, Lötter, Mervyn, McGowan, Jennifer, Plumptre, Andrew J., Rebelo, Anthony G. ... Scaramuzza, Carlos A. de M. (2019). Synergies between the key biodiversity area and systematic conservation planning approaches. Conservation Letters, 12 (1) e12625, e12625. doi: 10.1111/conl.12625

  • Ward, Michelle, Rhodes, Jonathan R., Watson, James E.M., Lefevre, James, Atkinson, Scott and Possingham, Hugh P. (2019). Use of surrogate species to cost-effectively prioritize conservation actions. Conservation Biology, 34 (3) cobi.13430, 600-610. doi: 10.1111/cobi.13430

  • Maxwell, Sean L., Butt, Nathalie, Maron, Martine, McAlpine, Clive A., Chapman, Sarah, Ullmann, Ailish, Segan, Dan B. and Watson, James E. M. (2018). Conservation implications of ecological responses to extreme weather and climate events. Diversity and Distributions, 25 (4) ddi.12878, 613-625. doi: 10.1111/ddi.12878

  • Sonter, Laura J., Ali, Saleem H. and Watson, James E. M. (2018). Mining and biodiversity: key issues and research needs in conservation science. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 285 (1892) 20181926, 20181926. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2018.1926

  • Jones, Kendall and Watson, James (2018). The Last of the Ocean Wilderness. Scientific American, 319 (6), 9-9.

  • Di Marco, Moreno, Venter, Oscar, Possingham, Hugh P. and Watson, James E. M. (2018). Changes in human footprint drive changes in species extinction risk. Nature Communications, 9 (1) 4621, 4621. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-07049-5

  • Watson, James E. M., Venter, Oscar, Lee, Jasmine, Jones, Kendall R., Robinson, John G., Possingham, Hugh P. and Allan, James R. (2018). Protect the last of the wild. Nature, 563 (7729), 27-30. doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-07183-6

  • Chapman, Sarah, Thatcher, Marcus, Salazar, Alvaro, Watson, James E. M. and McAlpine, Clive A. (2018). The effect of urban density and vegetation cover on the heat island of a subtropical city. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 57 (11), 2531-2550. doi: 10.1175/JAMC-D-17-0316.1

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  • Jones, Kendall R., Venter, Oscar, Fuller, Richard A., Allan, James R., Maxwell, Sean L., Negret, Pablo Jose and Watson, James E. M. (2018). Protected land: threat of invasive species: response. Science, 361 (6402), 562-563. doi: 10.1126/science.aau7317

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  • Braczkowski, Alexander, Holden, Matthew H., O'Bryan, Christopher, Choi, Chi-Yeung, Gan, Xiaojing, Beesley, Nicholas, Gao, Yufang, Allan, James, Tyrrell, Peter, Stiles, Daniel, Brehony, Peadar, Meney, Revocatus, Brink, Henry, Takashina, Nao, Lin, Ming-Ching, Lin, Hsien-Yung, Rust, Niki, Salmo, Severino G., Watson, James Em, Kahumbu, Paula, Maron, Martine, Possingham, Hugh P. and Biggs, Duan (2018). Reach and messages of the world's largest ivory burn. Conservation Biology, 32 (4), 765-773. doi: 10.1111/cobi.13097

  • Jones, Kendall R., Klein, Carissa J., Halpern, Benjamin S., Venter, Oscar, Grantham, Hedley, Kuempel, Caitlin D., Shumway, Nicole, Friedlander, Alan M., Possingham, Hugh P. and Watson, James E. M. (2018). The location and protection status of earth's diminishing marine wilderness. Current Biology, 28 (15), 2506-2512.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.06.010

  • Garnett, Stephen T., Burgess, Neil D., Fa, John E., Fernandez-Llamazares, Alvaro, Molnar, Zsolt, Robinson, Cathy J., Watson, James E. M., Zander, Kerstin K., Austin, Beau, Brondizio, Eduardo S., Collier, Neil French, Duncan, Tom, Ellis, Erle, Geyle, Hayley, Jackson, Micha V., Jonas, Harry, Malmer, Pernilla, McGowan, Ben, Sivongxay, Amphone and Leiper, Ian (2018). A spatial overview of the global importance of Indigenous lands for conservation. Nature Sustainability, 1 (7), 369-374. doi: 10.1038/s41893-018-0100-6

  • Dudley, Nigel, Jonas, Holly, Nelson, Fred, Parrish, Jeffrey, Pyhälä, Aili, Stolton, Sue and Watson, James E.M. (2018). The essential role of other effective area-based conservation measures in achieving big bold conservation targets. Global Ecology and Conservation, 15 e00424, e00424. doi: 10.1016/j.gecco.2018.e00424

  • Jantke, Kerstin, Jones, Kendall R., Allan, James R., Chauvenet, Alienor L.M., Watson, James E.M. and Possingham, Hugh P. (2018). Poor ecological representation by an expensive reserve system: evaluating 35 years of marine protected area expansion. Conservation Letters, 11 (6) e12584, e12584. doi: 10.1111/conl.12584

  • Maron, Martine, Simmonds, Jeremy S. and Watson, James E. M. (2018). Bold nature retention targets are essential for the global environment agenda. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2 (8), 1194-1195. doi: 10.1038/s41559-018-0595-2

  • Brito-Morales, Isaac, García Molinos, Jorge, Schoeman, David S., Burrows, Michael T., Poloczanska, Elvira S., Brown, Christopher J., Ferrier, Simon, Harwood, Tom D., Klein, Carissa J., McDonald-Madden, Eve, Moore, Pippa J., Pandolfi, John M., Watson, James E. M., Wenger, Amelia S. and Richardson, Anthony J. (2018). Climate velocity can inform conservation in a warming world. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 33 (6), 441-457. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2018.03.009

  • Kearney, Stephen G., Adams, Vanessa M., Fuller, Richard A., Possingham, Hugh P. and Watson, James E. M. (2018). Estimating the benefit of well-managed protected areas for threatened species conservation. Oryx, 54 (2), 1-9. doi: 10.1017/s0030605317001739

  • Jones, Kendall R., Venter, Oscar, Fuller, Richard A., Allan, James R., Maxwell, Sean L., Negret, Pablo Jose and Watson, James E. M. (2018). One-third of global protected land is under intense human pressure. Science, 360 (6390), 788-791. doi: 10.1126/science.aap9565

  • Arlidge, William N. S., Bull, Joseph W., Addison, Prue F. E., Burgass, Michael J., Gianuca, Dimas, Gorham, Taylor M., Jacob, Céline, Shumway, Nicole, Sinclair, Samuel P., Watson, James E. M., Wilcox, Chris and Milner-Gulland, E. J. (2018). A global mitigation hierarchy for nature conservation. BioScience, 68 (5), 336-347. doi: 10.1093/biosci/biy029

  • O'Bryan, Christopher J., Braczkowski, Alexander R., Beyer, Hawthorne L., Carter, Neil H., Watson, James E. M. and McDonald-Madden, Eve (2018). Author correction: The contribution of predators and scavengers to human well-being. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2 (5), 911-911. doi: 10.1038/s41559-018-0527-1

  • Butt, Nathalie, Shanahan, Danielle F., Shumway, Nicole, Bekessey, Sarah A., Fuller, Richard A., Watson, James E. M., Maggini, Ramona and Hole, David G. (2018). Opportunities for biodiversity conservation as cities adapt to climate change. Geo: geography and environment, 5 (1) e00052, e00052. doi: 10.1002/geo2.52

  • Braczkowski, Alexander R., O'Bryan, Christopher J., Stringer, Martin J., Watson, James E. M., Possingham, Hugh P. and Beyer, Hawthorne L. (2018). Leopards provide public health benefits in Mumbai, India. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 16 (3), 176-182. doi: 10.1002/fee.1776

  • Wenger, Amelia S., Atkinson, Scott, Santini, Talitha, Falinski, Kim, Hutley, Nicholas, Albert, Simon, Horning, Ned, Watson, James E. M., Mumby, Peter J. and Jupiter, Stacy D. (2018). Predicting the impact of logging activities on soil erosion and water quality in steep, forested tropical islands. Environmental Research Letters, 13 (4) 044035, 1-12. doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aab9eb

  • Cosgrove, Anita , Reside, April , Watson, James Edward and Maron, Martine (2018, 03 16). Queensland’s new land clearing bill will help turn the tide, despite its flaws

  • Reed, Sarah E., Thomas, Sarah L., Bednarek, Angela T., Dellasala, Dominick A., Evans, Megan C., Lundquist, Carolyn, Mascia, Michael B., Mcpherson, Tsitsi Y. and Watson, James E.M. (2018). Roles for scientific societies to engage with conservation policy. Conservation Biology, 32 (3), 513-515. doi: 10.1111/cobi.13092

  • Di Marco, Moreno, Watson, James E. M., Currie, David J, Possingham, Hugh P. and Venter, Oscar (2018). The extent and predictability of the biodiversity-carbon correlation. Ecology Letters, 21 (3), 365-375. doi: 10.1111/ele.12903

  • Watson, James E M, Evans, Tom, Venter, Oscar, Williams, Brooke, Tulloch, Ayesha, Stewart, Claire, Thompson, Ian, Ray, Justina C, Murray, Kris, Salazar, Alvaro, McAlpine, Clive, Potapov, Peter, Walston, Joe, Robinson, John G, Painter, Michael, Wilkie, David, Filardi, Christopher, Laurance, William F, Houghton, Richard A, Maxwell, Sean, Grantham, Hedley, Samper, Cristián, Wang, Stephanie, Laestadius, Lars, Runting, Rebecca K, Silva-Chávez, Gustavo A, Ervin, Jamison and Lindenmayer, David (2018). The exceptional value of intact forest ecosystems. Nature ecology & evolution, 2 (4), 1-12. doi: 10.1038/s41559-018-0490-x

  • Althor, Glenn, Mahood, Simon, Witt, Bradd, Colvin, Rebecca M. and Watson, James E. M. (2018). Large-scale environmental degradation results in inequitable impacts to already impoverished communities: A case study from the floating villages of Cambodia. Ambio, 47 (7), 1-13. doi: 10.1007/s13280-018-1022-2

  • Venter, Oscar, Magrach, Ainhoa, Outram, Nick, Klein, Carissa Joy, Possingham, Hugh P, Di Marco, Moreno and Watson, James E M (2018). Bias in protected-area location and its effects on long-term aspirations of biodiversity conventions. Conservation Biology, 32 (1), 127-134. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12970

  • Allan, James R., Kormos, Cyril, Jaeger, Tilman, Venter, Oscar, Bertzky, Bastian, Shi, Yichuan, Mackey, Brendan, van Merm, Remco, Osipova, Elena and Watson, James E.M. (2018). Gaps and opportunities for the World Heritage Convention to contribute to global wilderness conservation. Conservation Biology, 32 (1), 116-126. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12976

  • Shumway, Nicole, Watson, James E. M., Saunders, Megan I. and Maron, Martine (2018). The risks and opportunities of translating terrestrial biodiversity offsets to the marine realm. Bioscience, 68 (2), 125-133. doi: 10.1093/biosci/bix150

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  • Maron, Martine, Brownlie, Susie , Bull, Joseph W. , Evans, Megan C. , von Hase, Amrei , Quétier , Fabien , Watson, James E. M. and Gordon, Ascelin (2018). The many meanings of no net loss in environmental policy. Nature Sustainability, 1 (1), 19-27. doi: 10.1038/s41893-017-0007-7

  • Kearney, Stephen G., Cawardine, Josie, Reside, April E., Fisher, Diana O., Maron, Martine, Doherty, Tim S., Legge, Sarah, Silcock, Jennifer, Woinarski, John C. Z., Garnett, Stephen T., Wintle, Brendan A. and Watson, James E. M. (2018). The threats to Australia's imperilled species and implications for a national conservation response. Pacific Conservation Biology, 25 (3), 231-244. doi: 10.1071/PC18024

  • Brown, Christopher J., Althor, Glenn, Halpern, Benjamin S., Iftekhar, Md Sayed, Klein, Carissa J., Linke, Simon, Pryde, Elizabeth C., Schilizzi, Steven, Watson, James E M., Twohey, Becky and Possingham, Hugh P. (2018). Trade-offs in triple-bottom-line outcomes when recovering fisheries. Fish and Fisheries, 19 (1), 107-116. doi: 10.1111/faf.12240

  • Allan, James R., Venter, Oscar and Watson, James E. M. (2017). Temporally inter-comparable maps of terrestrial wilderness and the Last of the Wild. Scientific Data, 4 (1) 170187, 1-8. doi: 10.1038/sdata.2017.187

  • Allan, James, Grossmann, Falk, Craig, Rob, Nelson, Alastair, Maina, Joseph, Flower, Kathleen, Bampton, James, Deffontaines, Jean-Baptiste, Miguel, Cornelio, Araquechande, Baldeu and Watson, James (2017). Patterns of forest loss in one of Africa’s last remaining wilderness areas: Niassa National Reserve (Northern Mozambique). Parks, 23 (2), 39-50. doi: 10.2305/iucn.ch.2017.parks-23-2jra.en

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  • Jupiter, Stacy D., Wenger, Amelia, Klein, Carissa J., Albert, Simon, Mangubhai, Sangeeta, Nelson, Joanna, Teneva, Lida, Tulloch, Vivitskaia J., White, Alan T. and Watson, James E. M. (2017). Opportunities and constraints for implementing integrated land–sea management on islands. Environmental Conservation, 44 (3), 254-266. doi: 10.1017/S0376892917000091

  • Bowman, David M. J. S., Garnett, Stephen T., Barlow, Snow, Bekessy, Sarah A., Bellairs, Sean M., Bishop, Melanie J., Bradstock, Ross A., Jones, Darryl N., Maxwell, Sean L., Pittock, Jamie, Toral-Granda, Maria V., Watson, James E. M., Wilson, Tom, Zander, Kerstin K. and Hughes, Lesley (2017). Renewal ecology: conservation for the Anthropocene. Restoration Ecology, 25 (5), 674-680. doi: 10.1111/rec.12560

  • Chapman, Sarah, Watson, James E. M., Salazar, Alvaro, Thatcher, Marcus and McAlpine, Clive A. (2017). The impact of urbanization and climate change on urban temperatures: a systematic review. Landscape Ecology, 32 (10), 1921-1935. doi: 10.1007/s10980-017-0561-4

  • Carroll, Carlos, Hartl, Brett, Goldman, Gretchen T., Rohlf, Daniel J., Treves, Adrian, Kerr, Jeremy T., Ritchie, Euan G., Kingsford, Richard T., Gibbs, Katherine E., Maron, Martine and Watson, James E. M. (2017). Defending the scientific integrity of conservation-policy processes. Conservation Biology, 31 (5), 967-975. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12958

  • Allan, James, Watson, James, Bertzky, Bastian and Jaeger, Tilman (2017). It’s time for the World Heritage Convention to step up protection of globally significant wilderness areas. National Geographic Blog

  • Negret, Pablo Jose, Allan, James, Braczkowski, Alexander, Maron, Martine and Watson, James E. M. (2017). Need for conservation planning in postconflict Colombia. Conservation Biology, 31 (3), 499-500. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12935

  • Bland, Lucie M., Bielby, Jon, Kearney, Stephen, Orme, C. David L., Watson, James E. M. and Collen, Ben (2017). Towards reassessing data-deficient species. Conservation Biology, 31 (3), 531-539. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12850

  • Kuempel, Caitlin, Di Marco, Moreno, Watson, James Edward and Possingham, Hugh (2017). Achieving the targets of global conventions. Decision Point Online (100), 16-16.

  • Ponce-Reyes, Rocio , Plumptre, Andrew J. , Segan, Daniel, Ayebare, Samuel , Fuller, Richard A., Possingham, Hugh P. and Watson, James E. M. (2017). Forecasting ecosystem responses to climate change across Africa's Albertine Rift. Biological Conservation, 209, 464-472. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2017.03.015

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  • Shumway, Nicole, Maron, Martine and Watson, James E. M. (2017). Australia needs a wake-up call. Science, 355 (6328), 918-918. doi: 10.1126/science.aam8945

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  • Maron, Martine, Mitchell, Matthew G. E., Runting, Rebecca K., Rhodes, Jonathan R., Mace, Georgina M., Keith, David A. and Watson, Jason E. M. (2017). Towards a threat assessment framework for ecosystem services. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 32 (4), 240-248. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2016.12.011

  • Leseberg, Nick and Watson, James Edward (2017). How to find a night parrot: the researcher’s perspective. Australian Birdlife, 6, 32-33.

  • Biggs, Duan, Cheung, Hubert, Watson, James and Redford, Kent (2016, 12 15). Trump presidency presents challenges and opportunities for the environment

  • Watson, James, McDonald-Madden, Eve, Allan, James, Jones, Kendall, Di Marco, Moreno and Fuller, Richard (2016, 12 14). Half the world’s ecosystems at risk from habitat loss, and Australia is one of the worst

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  • Scheffers, Brett and Watson, James (2016, 11 12). Climate change is affecting all life on Earth – and that’s not good news for humanity

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  • Moreno, Di Marco, Watson, James E.M., Venter, Oscar and Possingham, Hugh P. (2016). Global biodiversity targets requires both sufficiency and efficiency. Conservation Letters, 9 (6), 395-397. doi: 10.1111/conl.12299

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  • Reside, April, Mappin, Bonnie, Watson, James, Chapman, Sarah and Kearney, Stephen (2016, 11 02). Four environmental reasons why fast-tracking the Carmichael coal mine is a bad idea

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  • Maron, Martine, Laurance, Bill, Pressey, Bob, Catterall, Carla P., McAlpine, Clive, Possingham, Hugh, Watson, James, Rhodes, Jonathan, Wilson, Kerrie and Hockings, Marc (2016, 02 22). Queensland land clearing is undermining Australia’s environmental progress

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  • Jones, Kendall R., Watson, James E. M., Possingham, Hugh P. and Klein, Carissa J. (2016). Incorporating climate change into spatial conservation prioritisation: a review. Biological Conservation, 194, 121-130. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2015.12.008

  • Martin, Tara G. and Watson, James E. M. (2016). Intact ecosystems provide best defence against climate change. Nature Climate Change, 6 (2), 122-124. doi: 10.1038/nclimate2918

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  • Tulloch, Ayesha, Watson, James, Ringma, Jeremy, Barnes, Megan and Fuller, Richard (2016, 01 07). Unique Australian wildlife risks vanishing as ecosystems suffer death by a thousand cuts

  • Segan, Daniel B., Murray, Kris A. and Watson, James E. M. (2016). A global assessment of current and future biodiversity vulnerability to habitat loss-climate change interactions. Global Ecology and Conservation, 5, 12-21. doi: 10.1016/j.gecco.2015.11.002

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  • Chapman, S., Watson, J. E. M. and McAlpine, C. A. (2016). Large seasonal and diurnal anthropogenic heat flux across four Australian cities. Journal of Southern Hemisphere Earth Systems Science, 66 (3), 342-360. doi: 10.22499/3.6603.006

  • Bull, Joseph W., Gordon, Ascelin, Watson, James E. M. and Maron, Martine (2016). Seeking convergence on the key concepts in ‘no net loss’ policy. Journal of Applied Ecology, 53 (6), 1686-1693. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12726

  • Jones, Kendall R., Plumptre, Andrew J., Watson, James E. M., Possingham, Hugh P., Ayebare, Sam, Rwetsiba, A., Wanyama, F., kujirakwinja, D. and Klein, Carissa J. (2016). Testing the effectiveness of surrogate species for conservation planning in the Greater Virunga Landscape, Africa. Landscape and Urban Planning, 145, 1-11. doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2015.09.006

  • Klein, Carissa, Watson, James, Halpern, Ben and McGowan, Jennifer (2015). What are we actually protecting in the ocean?. Ocean Views

  • Runge, Claire, Watson, James and Fuller, Richard (2015). As habitat vanishes, migratory birds are in free fall. LiveScience

  • Runge, Claire A., Watson, James E.M., Butchart, Stuart H.M., Hanson, Jeffrey O., Possingham, Hugh P. and Fuller, Richard A. (2015). Protected areas and global conservation of migratory birds. Science, 350 (6265), 1255-1258. doi: 10.1126/science.aac9180

  • Maina, Joseph M., Jones, Kendall R., Hicks, Christina C., McClanahan, Tim R., Watson, James E. M., Tuda, Arthur O. and Andrefouet, Serge (2015). Designing climate-resilient marine protected area networks by combining remotely sensed coral reef habitat with coastal multi-use maps. Remote Sensing, 7 (12), 16571-16587. doi: 10.3390/rs71215849

  • Klein, Carissa J., Brown, Christopher J., Halpern, Benjamin S., Segan, Daniel B., McGowan, Jennifer, Beger, Maria and Watson, James E.M. (2015). Shortfalls in the global protected area network at representing marine biodiversity. Scientific Reports, 5 (1) 17539, 17539. doi: 10.1038/srep17539

  • Kormos, Cyril F., Bertzky, Bastian, Jaeger, Tilman, Shi, Yichuan, Badman, Tim, Hilty, Jodi A., Mackey, Brendan G., Mittermeier, Russell A., Locke, Harvey, Osipova, Elena and Watson, James E.M. (2015). A wilderness approach under the World Heritage Convention. Conservation Letters, 9 (3), 228-235. doi: 10.1111/conl.12205

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  • Welling, Leigh, Rockman, Marcy, Watson, James, Mackey, Brendan and Potts, Andrew (2015). The role of World Heritage sites in a changing climate. World Heritage Review, 77, 4-13.

  • Brown, Christopher J., Bode, Michael, Venter, Oscar, Barnes, Megan D., McGowan, Jennifer, Runge, Claire A., Watson, James E. M. and Possingham, Hugh P. (2015). Effective conservation requires clear objectives and prioritizing actions, not places or species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112 (32), E4342-E4342. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1509189112

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  • Maron, Martine and Watson, James (2015). Offsetting biodiversity: greening or greenwashing?. National Geographic

  • Segan, Daniel B., Hole, David G., Donatti, Camila I., Zganjar, Chris, Martin, Shaun, Butchart, Stuart H. M. and Watson, James E. M. (2015). Considering the impact of climate change on human communities significantly alters the outcome of species and site-based vulnerability assessments. Diversity and Distributions, 21 (9), 1101-1111. doi: 10.1111/ddi.12355

  • Maina, Joseph, Kithiia, Justus, Cinner, Josh, Neale, Ezra, Noble, Sylvia, Charles, Daniel and Watson, James E. M. (2015). Integrating social–ecological vulnerability assessments with climate forecasts to improve local climate adaptation planning for coral reef fisheries in Papua New Guinea. Regional Environmental Change, 16 (3), 881-891. doi: 10.1007/s10113-015-0807-0

  • Polak, Tal, Watson, James E. M., Fuller, Richard A., Joseph, Liana, Martin, Tara G., Possingham, Hugh P., Venter, Oscar and Carwardine, Josie (2015). Efficient expansion of global protected areas requires simultaneous planning for species and ecosystems. Royal Society Open Science, 2 (4) 150107, 150107.1-150107.11. doi: 10.1098/rsos.150107

  • Maron, Martine, Lawrence, Bill, Pressey, Bob, Catterall, Carla P. , Watson, James and Rhodes, Jonathan (2015, 03 18). Land clearing in Queensland triples after policy ping pong

  • Maxwell, S.L, Milner-Gulland, E.J, Jones, J.P.G, Knight, A.T, Bunnefeld, N, Nuno, A, Bal, P, Earle, S, Watson J.E.M. and Rhodes J.R (2015). Being smart about SMART environmental targets. Science, 347 (6226), 1075-1076. doi: 10.1126/science.aaa1451

  • Tulloch, Vivitskaia, Tulloch, Ayesha, Visconti, Piero, Halpern, Benjamin S., Watson, James E. M., Evans, Megan C., Auerbach, Nancy A., Barnes, Megan, Beger, Maria, Chadès, Iadine, Giakoumi, Sylvaine, McDonald-Madden, Eve, Murray, Nicholas J., Ringma, Jeremy and Possingham, Hugh P. (2015). Why do we map threats? Linking threat mapping with actions to make better conservation decisions. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 13 (2), 91-99. doi: 10.1890/140022

  • Pacifici, Michela, Foden, Wendy B, Visconti, Piero, Watson, James E. M, Butchart, Stuart H. M, Kovacs, Kit M, Scheffers, Brett R, Hole, David G, Martin, Tara G, Akcakaya, H. Resit, Corlett, Richard T, Huntley, Brian, Bickford, David, Carr, Jamie A, Hoffmann, Ary A, Midgley, Guy F, Pearce-Kelly, Paul, Pearson, Richard G, Williams, Stephen E, Willis, Stephen G, Young, Bruce and Rondinini, Carlo (2015). Assessing species vulnerability to climate change. Nature Climate Change, 5 (3), 215-225. doi: 10.1038/nclimate2448

  • Watson, James (2015). Galápagos, ¿por dónde empezar? Espacializando perturbaciones y priorizando acciones de conservación en uno de los archipiélagos más icónicos del mundo. Decision Point en Español (E01), 14-15.

  • McDonald, Jane A., Carwardine, Josie, Joseph, Liana N., Klein, Carissa J., Rout, Tracy M., Watson, James E. M., Garnett, Stephen T., McCarthy, Michael A. and Possingham, Hugh P. (2015). Improving policy efficiency and effectiveness to save more species: A case study of the megadiverse country Australia. Biological Conservation, 182, 102-108. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2014.11.030

  • Watson, James, Butt, Nathalie and Iwamura, Takuya (2015). Ser “climáticamente inteligente” significa mirar hacia el futuro y hacia el pasado: Conservación eficiente en tiempos de cambio climático. Decision Point en Español (E01), 8-9.

  • Maron, Martine, Mcalpine, Clive A., Watson, James E. M., Maxwell, Sean and Barnard, Phoebe (2015). Climate-induced resource bottlenecks exacerbate species vulnerability: A review. Diversity and Distributions, 21 (7), 731-743. doi: 10.1111/ddi.12339

  • Lawler, Joshua, Watson, James and Game, Edward (2015). Conservation in the face of climate change: Recent developments. F1000 Research, 4 1158, 1158. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.6490.1

  • Sanderson, Eric W., Segan, Daniel B. and Watson, James E. M. (2015). Global status of and prospects for protection of terrestrial geophysical diversity. Conservation Biology, 29 (3), 649-656. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12502

  • Di Marco, Moreno, Brooks, Thomas, Cuttelod, Annabelle, Fishpool, Lincoln D. C., Rondinini, Carlo, Smith, Robert J., Bennun, Leon, Butchart, Stuart H., Ferrier, Simon, Foppen, Ruud P. B., Joppa, Lucas, Juffe-Bignoli, Diego, Knight, Andrew T., Lamoreux, John F., Langhammer, Penny F., May, Ian, Possingham, Hugh P., Visconti, Piero, Watson, James E. M. and Woodley, Stephen (2015). Quantifying the relative irreplaceability of important bird and biodiversity areas. Conservation Biology, 30 (2), 392-402. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12609

  • Butchart, Stuart H. M., Clarke, Martin, Smith, Robert J., Sykes, Rachel E., Scharlemann, Jorn P., Harfoot, Mike, Buchanan, Graeme M., Angulo, Ariadne, Balmford, Andrew, Bertzky, Bastian, Brooks, Thomas M., Carpenter, Kent E., Comeros-Raynal, Mia T., Cornell, John, Ficetola, G. Francesco, Fishpool, Lincoln D. C., Fuller, Richard A., Geldmann, Jonas, Harwell, Heather, Hilton-Taylor, Craig, Hoffmann, Michael, Joolia, Ackbar, Joppa, Lucas, Kingston, Naomi, May, Ian, Milam, Amy, Polidoro, Beth, Ralph, Gina, Richman, Nadia ... Burgess, Neil D. (2015). Shortfalls and solutions for meeting national and global conservation area targets. Conservation Letters, 8 (5), 329-337. doi: 10.1111/conl.12158

  • Akçakaya, H. Resit, Butchart, Stuart H. M., Watson, James E. M. and Pearson, Richard G. (2014). Preventing species extinctions resulting from climate change. Nature Climate Change, 4 (12), 1048-1049. doi: 10.1038/nclimate2455

  • Watson, James (2014). Fulfilling the broken promise of nature reserves. LiveScience

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  • Tallis, Heather, Lubchenco, Jane, Adams-Hosking, Christine, Kark, Salit, Beger, Maria, Butt, Nathalie, Di Fonzo, Martina M. I., Giakoumi, Sylvaine, Guerrero, Angela M., Maggini, Ramona, Martin, Tara G., Mills, Morena, Renwick, Anna, Polsenberg, Johanna, Shanahan, Danielle F., Wilson, Kerrie A., Carwardine, Josie, Corrigan, Colleen, Watson, James and Klein, Carissa (2014). A call for inclusive conservation. Nature, 515 (7525), 27-28. doi: 10.1038/515027a

  • Chapman, Sarah, Mustin, Karen, Renwick, Anna R., Segan, Daniel B., Hole, David G., Pearson, Richard G. and Watson, James E. M. (2014). Publishing trends on climate change vulnerability in the conservation literature reveal a predominant focus on direct impacts and long time-scales. Diversity and Distributions, 20 (10), 1221-1228. doi: 10.1111/ddi.12234

  • Maxwell, Sean, Rhodes, J. R., Bal, P., Bunnefeld, N., Earle, S., Knight, A.T., Milner-Gulland, E.J., Jones, J. P. G., Nuno, A. and Watson, J. E. M. (2014). Sustainability: root targets in consensus. Nature, 514 (7253), 434-434. doi: 10.1038/514434d

  • Fuller, Richard A., Lee, Jasmine R. and Watson, James E. (2014). Choosing Open Access. Conservation Biology, 28 (6), 1443-1444. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12356

  • Mackey, Brendan and Watson, James (2014). Who will save the last primary forests on Earth. National Geographic Voices

  • Jupiter, Stacy D., Jenkins, Aaron P., Lee Long, Warren J., Maxwell, Sean L., Carruthers, Tim J. B., Hodge, Kate B., Govan, Hugh, Tamelander, Jerker and Watson, James E. M. (2014). Principles for integrated island management in the tropical Pacific. Pacific Conservation Biology, 20 (2), 193-205. doi: 10.1071/PC140193

  • Mackey, Brendan, DellaSala, Dominick A., Kormos, Cyril, Lindenmayer, David, Kumpel, Noelle, Zimmerman, Barbara, Hugh, Sonia, Young, Virginia, Foley, Sean, Kriton Arsenis and Watson, James Edward (2014). Policy options for the world’s primary forests in multilateral environmental agreements. Conservation Letters, 8 (2), 139-147. doi: 10.1111/conl.12120

  • Venter, Oscar, Fuller, Richard A., Segan, Daniel B., Carwardine, Josie, Brooks, Thomas, Butchart, Stuart H. M., Di Marco, Moreno, Iwamura, Takuya, Joseph, Liana, O'Grady, Damien, Possingham, Hugh P., Rondinini, Carlo, Smith, Robert J., Venter, Michelle and Watson, James E. M. (2014). Targeting global protected area expansion for imperiled biodiversity. PLoS Biology, 12 (6) e1001891, e1001891.1-e1001891.7. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001891

  • Watson, James (2014). Bridging the science-implementation gap: engaging with conservation NGOs can make the difference. Decision Point (79), 3-3.

  • Plumptre, Andrew J., Fuller, Richard A., Rwetsiba, Aggrey, Wanyama, Fredrick, Kujirakwinja, Deo, Driciru, Margaret, Nangendo, Grace, Watson, James E. M. and Possingham, Hugh P. (2014). Efficiently targeting resources to deter illegal activities in protected areas. Journal of Applied Ecology, 51 (3), 714-725. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12227

  • Fuller, Richard A., Lee, Jasmine R. and Watson, James E. M. (2014). Achieving open access to conservation science. Conservation Biology, 28 (6), 1550-1557. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12346

  • Watson, James E. M. (2014). Human responses to climate change will seriously impact biodiversity conservation: it's time we start planning for them. Conservation Letters, 7 (1), 1-2. doi: 10.1111/conl.12083

  • Watson, James, Butt, Nathalie and Iwamura, Takuya (2013). Being climate smart means looking forward and backward: cost-effective conservation in a time of climate change. Decision Point (75), 7-7.

  • Rao, Madhu, Htun, Saw, Platt, Steven G., Tizard, Robert, Poole, Colin, Myint, Than and Watson, James E. M. (2013). Biodiversity conservation in a changing climate: a review of threats and implications for conservation planning in Myanmar. Ambio, 42 (7), 789-804. doi: 10.1007/s13280-013-0423-5

  • Watson, James, Butt, Nathalie and Iwamura, Takuya (2013, 10 02). Adapt or die: where in the world should we start on cost-effective conservation

  • Watson, James E. M., Iwamura, Takuya and Butt, Nathalie (2013). Mapping vulnerability and conservation adaptation strategies under climate change. Nature Climate Change, Advance online publication (11), 1-6. doi: 10.1038/nclimate2007

  • Levin, Noam, Watson, James E. M., Joseph, Liana N., Grantham, Hedley S., Hadar, Liat, Apel, Naomi, Perevolotsky, Avi, DeMalach, Niv, Possingham, Hugh P. and Kark, Salit (2013). A framework for systematic conservation planning and management of Mediterranean landscapes. Biological Conservation, 158, 371-383. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2012.08.032

  • Watson, James E. M. and Segan, Daniel B. (2013). Accommodating the human response for realistic adaptation planning: response to Gillson et al.. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 28 (10), 573-574. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2013.06.006

  • Walsh, Jessica C., Watson, James E. M., Bottrill, Madeleine C., Joseph, Liana N. and Possingham, Hugh P. (2013). Trends and biases in the listing and recovery planning for threatened species: an Australian case study. Oryx, 47 (1), 134-143. doi: 10.1017/S003060531100161X

  • Dellasala, Dominick A., Fitzgerald, John M., Jonsson, Bengt-Gunnar, McNeely, Jeffrey A., Dovie, Benjamin Delali, Dieterich, Martin, Majluf, Patricia, Nemtzov, Simon C., Nevin, OwenT., Parsons, E.Christien M. and Watson, James E. M . (2012). Priority actions for sustainable forest management in the International Year of Forests. Conservation Biology, 26 (3), 572-575. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2012.01849.x

  • Maron, Martine, Bowen, Michiala, Fuller, Richard A., Smith, Geoffrey C., Eyre, Teresa J., Mathieson, Michael, Watson, James E. M. and McAlpine, Clive A. (2012). Spurious thresholds in the relationship between species richness and vegetation cover. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 21 (6), 682-692. doi: 10.1111/j.1466-8238.2011.00706.x

  • Ponce-Reyes, Rocío, Reynoso-Rosales, Víctor-Hugo, Watson, James E. M., VanDerWal, Jeremy, Fuller, Richard A., Pressey, Robert L. and Possingham, Hugh P. (2012). Vulnerability of cloud forest reserves in Mexico to climate change. Nature Climate Change, 2 (6), 448-452. doi: 10.1038/NCLIMATE1453

  • Ingram, Jane C., Redford, Kent H. and Watson, James E. M. (2012). Applying ecosystem services approaches for biodiversity conservation: Benefits and challenges. Sapiens, 5 (1).

  • Watson, James E. M., Rao, Madhu, Kang, Ai-Li and Yan, Xie (2012). Climate change adaptation planning for biodiversity conservation: a review. Advances in Climate Change Research, 3 (1), 1-11. doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1248.2012.00001

  • Walsh, Jessica C., Venter, Oscar, Watson, James E.M., Fuller, Richard A., Blackburn, Tim M. and Possingham, Hugh P. (2012). Exotic species richness and native species endemism increase the impact of exotic species on islands. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 21 (8), 841-850. doi: 10.1111/j.1466-8238.2011.00724.x

  • Joseph, Liana N., Maloney, Richard F., Watson, James E. M. and Possingham, Hugh P. (2011). Securing nonflagship species from extinction. Conservation Letters, 4 (4), 324-325. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-263X.2011.00174.x

  • Garnett, Stephen T., Joseph, Liana N., Watson, James E. M. and Zander, Kerstin K. (2011). Investing in threatened species conservation: Does corruption outweigh purchasing power?. PLoS One, 6 (7) e22749, 1-6. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0022749

  • Bottrill, Madeleine C., Walsh, Jessica C., Watson, James E. M., Joseph, Liana N., Ortega-Argueta, Alejandro and Possingham, Hugh P. (2011). Does recovery planning improve the status of threatened species?. Biological Conservation, 144 (5), 1595-1601. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2011.02.008

  • Evans, Megan C., Watson, James E. M., Fuller, Richard A., Venter, Oscar, Bennett, Simon C., Marsack, Peter R. and Possingham, Hugh P. (2011). The spatial distribution of threats to species in Australia. Bioscience, 61 (4), 281-289. doi: 10.1525/bio.2011.61.4.8

  • Taylor, Martin F. J., Sattler, Paul S., Evans, Megan, Fuller, Richard A., Watson, James E. M. and Possingham, Hugh P. (2011). What works for threatened species recovery? An empirical evaluation for Australia. Biodiversity and Conservation, 20 (4), 767-777. doi: 10.1007/s10531-010-9977-8

  • Arlettaz, Raphaël, Braunisch, Veronika, Schaub, Michael and Watson, James E. M. (2011). Response from Arlettaz and colleagues. BioScience, 61 (2), 93-94. doi: 10.1525/bio.2011.61.2.20

  • Kingsford, Richard T. and Watson, James E. M. (2011). Climate change in Oceania - A synthesis of biodiversity impacts and adaptations. Pacific Conservation Biology, 17 (3), 270-284. doi: 10.1071/PC110270

  • Grantham, H. S., McLeod, E., Brooks, A., Jupiter, S. D., Hardcastle, J., Richardson, A. J., Poloczanska, E. S., Hills, T., Mieszkowska, N., Klein, C. J. and Watson, J. E. M. (2011). Ecosystem-based adaptation in marine ecosystems of tropical Oceania in response to climate change. Pacific Conservation Biology, 17 (3), 241-258. doi: 10.1071/PC110241

  • Kingsford, Richard T. and Watson, James E. M. (2011). What hope for biodiversity in the face of anthropogenic climate change in Oceania?. Pacific Conservation Biology, 17 (3), 166-167. doi: 10.1071/PC110166

  • Arlettaz, Raphael, Schaub, Michael, Fournier, Jerome, Reichlin, Thomas S., Sierro, Antoine, Watson, Jame E. M. and Braunisch, Veronika (2010). From publications to public actions: When conservation biologists bridge the gap between research and implementation. Bioscience, 60 (10), 835-842. doi: 10.1525/bio.2010.60.10.10

  • Watson, J.E.M. (2010). What’s in reserve?. Decision Point (45), 4-5.

  • Driscoll, Don A., Lindenmayer, David B., Bennett, Andrew F., Bode, Michael, Bradstock, Ross A., Cary, Geoffrey J., Clarke, Michael F., Dexter, Nick, Fensham, Rod, Friend, Gordon, Gill, Malcolm, James, Stewart, Kay, Geoff, Keith, David A., MacGregor, Christopher, Russell-Smith, Jeremy, Salt, David, Watson, James E. M., Williams, Richard J. and York, Alan (2010). Fire management for biodiversity conservation: Key research questions and our capacity to answer them. Biological Conservation, 143 (9), 1928-1939. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2010.05.026

  • Driscoll, Don A., Lindenmayer, David B., Bennett, Andrew F., Bode, Michael, Bradstock, Ross A., Cary, Geoffrey J., Clarke, Michael F., Dexter, Nick, Fensham, Rod, Friend, Gordon, Gill, Malcolm, James, Stuart, Kay, Geoff, Keith, David A., MacGregor, Chris, Possingham, Hugh P., Russel-Smith, Jeremy, Salt, David, Watson, James E. M., Williams, Dick and York, Alan (2010). Resolving conflicts in fire management using decision theory: Asset-protection versus biodiversity conservation. Conservation Letters, 3 (4), 215-223. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-263X.2010.00115.x

  • Knight, Andrew T., Bode, Michael, Fuller, Richard A., Grantham, Hedley S., Possingham, Hugh P., Watson, James E. M. and Wilson, Kerrie A. (2010). Barometer of life: More action, not more data. Science, 329 (5988), 141-141. doi: 10.1126/science.329.5988.141-a

  • Watson, J.E.M. (2010). The future of wilderness. Decision Point (41), 6-8.

  • Watson, James E. M., Joseph, Liana N. and Fuller, Richard A. (2010). Mining and conservation: implications for Madagascar’s littoral forests. Conservation Letters, 3 (4), 286-287. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-263X.2010.00124.x

  • Fuller, Richard, McDonald-Madden, Eve, Wilson, Kerrie. A, Carwrdine, Josie, Grantham, Hedley, Watson, James. E, Klein, Carissa. J, Green, David. C and Possingham, Hugh. P (2010). Replacing underperforming protected areas achieves better conservation outcomes. Nature, 466 (7304), 365-367. doi: 10.1038/nature09180

  • Mace, Georgina M., Cramer, Wolfgang, Díaz, Sandra, Faith, Daniel P., Larigauderie, Anne, Le Prestre, Philippe, Palmer, Margaret, Perrings, Charles, Scholes, Robert J., Walpole, Matt, Walther, Bruno A., Watson, James E. M. and Mooney, Harold A. (2010). Biodiversity targets after 2010. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 2 (1-2), 3-8. doi: 10.1016/j.cosust.2010.03.003

  • Watson, J.E.M. (2010). Where do you start with the Galapagos?. Decision Point (37), 6-7.

  • Venter, Oscar, Watson, James E.M., Meijaard, Erik, Laurance, William F. and Possingham, Hugh P. (2010). Avoiding unintended outcomes from REDD. Conservation Biology, 24 (1), 5-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2009.01391.x

  • Watson, J. E. M. (2010). Complexity, Resilience, and Conservation. Conservation Biology, 24 (4), 1166-1167. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2010.01546.x

  • Watson, James, E. M. (2010). Ecological restoration: principles, values, and structure of an emerging profession. Pacific Conservation Biology, 16 (3), 208-208. doi: 10.1071/PC100208

  • Watson, James, Trueman, Mandy, Tufet, Marta, Henderson, Scott and Atkinson, Rachel (2010). Mapping terrestrial anthropogenic degradation on the inhabited islands of the Galapagos Archipelago. Oryx, 44 (1), 79-82. doi: 10.1017/S0030605309990226

  • Bennett, Andrew F., Haslem, Angie, Cheal, David C., Clarke, Michael F., Jones, Roger N., Koehn, John D., Lake, P. Sam, Lumsden, Linda F., Lunt, Ian D., Mackey, Brendan G., MacNally, Ralph, Menkhorst, Peter W., New, Tim R., Newell, Graeme R., O'Hara, Tim, Quinn, Gerry P., Radford, James Q., Robinson, Doug, Watson, James E. M. and Yen, Alan L. (2009). Ecological processes: a key element in strategies for nature conservation. Ecological Management and Restoration, 10 (3), 192-199. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-8903.2009.00489.x

  • Watson, James E. M., Fuller, Richard A., Watson, Alexander W. T., Mackey, Brendan G., Wilson, Kerrie A., Grantham, Hedley S., Turner, Matthew, Klein, Carissa J., Carwardine, Josie, Joseph, Liana N. and Possingham, Hugh P. (2009). Wilderness and future conservation priorities in Australia. Diversity and Distributions, 15 (6), 1028-1036. doi: 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2009.00601.x

  • Watson, J.E.M. (2009). Major policy issues in Oceania. Decision Point (32), 3-3.

  • Watson, J.E.M. (2009). Of big pictures and cross scales. Decision Point (32), 11-11.

  • Kingsford, R. T., Watson, J. E. M., Lundquist, C. J., Venter, O., Hughes, L., Johnston, E. L., Atherton, J., Gawel, M., Keith, D.A., Mackey, B.G., Morley, C., Possingham, H. P., Raynor, B., Recher, H. F. and Wilson, K. A. (2009). Major conservation policy issues for biodiversity in Oceania. Conservation Biology, 23 (4), 834-840. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2009.01287.x

  • Watson, James E. M., Watson, Alexander W. T., Fischer, Joern, Ingram, J. Carter and Whittaker, Robert J. (2009). Using nestedness and species-accumulation analyses to strengthen a conservation plan for littoral forest birds in south-eastern Madagascar. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation, 1, 67-80.

  • Watson, James (2009). Why the divide?. Decision Point (30), 11-12.

  • Joseph, Liana N., Watson, James E. and Possingham, Hugh P. (2009). The New South Wales Priorities Action Statement and opportunities for maximizing return on investment for conservation. Ecological Management & Restoration, 10 (s1), s143-s144. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-8903.2009.00466.x

  • Visser, Renee L., Watson, James E. M., Dickman, Chris R., Southgate, Rick, Jenkins, David and Johnson, Christopher N. (2009). A national framework for research on trophic regulation by the Dingo in Australia. Pacific Conservation Biology, 15 (3), 209-216. doi: 10.1071/PC090209

  • Visser, Renee L., Watson, James E. M., Dickman, Chris R., Southgate, Rick, Jenkins, David and Johnson, Christopher N. (2009). Developing a national framework for dingo trophic regulation research in Australia: Outcomes of a national workshop. Ecological Management and Restoration, 10 (2), 168-170. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-8903.2009.00482.x

  • Watson, James E. M. (2009). Ecological restoration: principles, values, and structure of an emerging profession [Book Review]. Pacific Conservation Biology, 15 (4), 277-277. doi: 10.1071/PC090277

  • McQuillan, Peter B;, Watson, James E. M., Fitzgerald, Nick B;, Obendorf, David and Leaman, David (2009). The importance of ecological processes for terrestrial biodiversity conservation in Tasmania. Pacific Conservation Biology, 15 (3), 171-196. doi: 10.1071/PC090171

  • Mackey, B.G., Watson,J.E.M., Hope, G. and Gilmore, S. (2008). Climate change, biodiversity conservation, and the role of protected areas: An Australian perspective. Biodiversity, 9 (3 & 4), 11-18. doi: 10.1080/14888386.2008.9712902

  • Bode, Michael, Watson, James, Iwamura, Takuya and Possingham, Hugh P. (2008). The cost of conservation. Science, 321 (5887), 340-340. doi: 10.1126/science.321.5887.340a

  • Watson, J.E.M. (2008). A walk on the wild side. Decision Point (20), 8-9.

  • Jetz, Walter, Sekercioglu, Cagan H. and Watson, James E. M. (2008). Ecological correlates and conservation implications of overestimating species geographic ranges. Conservation Biology, 22 (1), 110-119. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2007.00847.x

  • Recher, H. F., Davis, W. E. Jr., Berry, S., Mackey, B., Nix, H., Watson, A. W. T and Watston, J. E. M. (2008). Conservation inverted: birds in the Great Western Woodlands. Wingspan, 17, 16-19.

  • Judd, Simon, Watson, Jame E. M. and Watson, Alexander W. T. (2008). Diversity of a semi-arid, intact Mediterranean ecosystem in southwest Australia. Web Ecology, 8 (1), 84-93. doi: 10.5194/we-8-84-2008

  • Watson, J. E. M. (2008). Ecology and Ecosystem Conservation. Austral Ecology, 33 (2), 241-241. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2007.01837.x

  • Watson, James, Fuller, Richard A. and Barr, Lissa (2008). Why are we still using a 'One size fits all' philosophy for systematic reserve planning in Australia?. Pacific Conservation Biology, 14 (4), 233-235. doi: 10.1071/PC080233

  • Watson, James E. M., Whittaker, Robert J. and Freudenberger, David (2005). Bird community responses to fragmentation: how consistent are they across landscapes?. Journal of Biogeography, 32 (8), 1353-1370. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2005.01256.x

  • Whittaker, Robert J., Araujo, Miguel B., Jepson, Paul, Ladle, Richard J., Watson, James E. M. and Willis, Katherine J. (2005). Conservation biogeography: assessment and prospect. Diversity and Distributions, 11 (1), 3-23. doi: 10.1111/j.1366-9516.2005.00143.x

  • Watson, James E. M., Whittaker, Robert J. and Dawson, Terence P. (2005). The importance of littoral forest remnants for indigenous bird conservation in southeastern Madagascar. Biodiversity and Conservation, 14 (3), 523-545. doi: 10.1007/s10531-004-3913-8

  • Watson, James E. M., Whittaker, Robert J. and Dawson, Terence P. (2004). Avifaunal responses to habitat fragmentation in the threatened littoral forests of south-eastern Madagascar. Journal of Biogeography, 31 (11), 1791-1807. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2004.01142.x

  • Watson, JEM, Whittaker, RJ and Dawson, TP (2004). Habitat structure and proximity to forest edge affect the abundance and distribution of forest-dependent birds in tropical coastal forests of southeastern Madagascar. Biological Conservation, 120 (3), 315-331. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2004.03.004

  • O'Dea, Niall, Watson, James E. M. and Whittaker, Robert J. (2004). Rapid assessment in conservation research: a critique of avifaunal assessment techniques illustrated by Ecuadorian and Madagascan case study data. Diversity and Distributions, 10 (1), 55-63. doi: 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2004.00050.x

  • Watson, James, Watson, Alexander, Paull, David and Freudenberger, David (2003). Woodland fragmentation is causing the decline of species and functional groups of birds in southeastern Australia. Pacific Conservation Biology, 8 (4), 261-270. doi: 10.1071/PC030261

  • Watson, James, Freudenberger, David and Paull, David (2001). An assessment of the focal-species approach for conserving birds in variegated landscapes in southeastern Australia. Conservation Biology, 15 (5), 1364-1373. doi: 10.1046/j.1523-1739.2001.00166.x

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