Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences (Silwood Park)

Senior Lecturer



+44 (0)20 7594 2283andrew.knight1 Website




N2.8MunroSilwood Park





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, 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 




Muntifering JR, Linklater WL, Clark SG, et al., 2017, Harnessing values to save the rhinoceros: insights from Namibia, Oryx, Vol:51, ISSN:0030-6053, Pages:98-105

Abram NK, MacMillan DC, Xofis P, 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

Di Marco M, Brooks T, Cuttelod A, 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

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