Imperial College London

Andrew T. Knight, Ph.D.

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences (Silwood Park)

Senior Lecturer



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My research is focussed upon improving the decision-making of individuals and groups when conservation planning. My collaborations with conservation management organisations and NGOs typically aim to provide evidence-based decision-making. Specifically, I focus upon blending social and ecological information to map conservation opportunities across local communities and regions, as well as developing instruments for understanding why and how individuals, such as land managers, make their decisions. I am also interested in understanding the role of failure and social learning institutions when implementing effective conservation planning initiatives.

Editorial Duties

Editorial Board, Conservation Letters

Editorial Board, Conservation Science and Practice

Editorial Board, Biological Reviews 

Member of the Publications Committee, Society for Conservation Biology


Partner Investigator, Centre of Excellence in Environmental Decisions, The University of Queensland, Australia. 

Research Associate, Department of Botany, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa

Co-convenor, The Silwood Group, London, United Kingdom

Invited Lectures and Presentations 





    Selinske MJ, Howard N, Fitzsimons JA, et al., 2019, Monitoring and evaluating the social and psychological dimensions that contribute to privately protected area program effectiveness, Biological Conservation, Vol:229, ISSN:0006-3207, Pages:170-178

    Smith RJ, Bennun L, Brooks TM, et al., 2019, Synergies between the key biodiversity area and systematic conservation planning approaches, Conservation Letters, Vol:12, ISSN:1755-263X

    Sinclair SP, Milner-Gulland EJ, Smith RJ, et al., 2018, The use, and usefulness, of spatial conservation prioritizations, Conservation Letters, Vol:11, ISSN:1755-263X

    Catalano AS, Redford K, Margoluis R, et al., 2018, Black swans, cognition, and the power of learning from failure, Conservation Biology, Vol:32, ISSN:0888-8892, Pages:584-596

    Lyons-White J, Knight AT, 2018, Palm oil supply chain complexity impedes implementation of corporate no-deforestation commitments, Global Environmental Change-human and Policy Dimensions, Vol:50, ISSN:0959-3780, Pages:303-313

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