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, 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
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
et al., 2019, Synergies between the key biodiversity area and systematic conservation planning approaches, Conservation Letters, Vol:12, ISSN:1755-263X
et al., 2018, The use, and usefulness, of spatial conservation prioritizations, Conservation Letters, Vol:11, ISSN:1755-263X
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