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 Board, Conservation Letters
Editorial Board, Biological Reviews
Partner Investigator, Centre of Excellence in Environmental Decisions, The University of Queensland, Australia.
Research Associate, Department of Botany, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
The Silwood Group
Invited Lectures and Presentations
et al., 2017, Harnessing values to save the rhinoceros: insights from Namibia, Oryx, Vol:51, ISSN:0030-6053, Pages:98-105
et al., 2016, Identifying Where REDD plus Financially Out-Competes Oil Palm in Floodplain Landscapes Using a Fine-Scale Approach, Plos One, Vol:11, ISSN:1932-6203
Catalano AS, Knight AT, 2016, Does procrastination promote failure in conservation of extremely small populations? A response to Meek, Biological Conservation, Vol:194, ISSN:0006-3207, Pages:217-217
et al., 2016, Quantifying the relative irreplaceability of important bird and biodiversity areas, Conservation Biology, Vol:30, ISSN:0888-8892, Pages:392-402
Toomey AH, Knight AT, Barlow J, 2016, Navigating the Space between Research and Implementation in Conservation, Conservation Letters