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
Co-convenor, The Silwood Group, London, United Kingdom
Invited Lectures and Presentations
Toomey AH, Knight AT, Barlow J, 2017, Navigating the Space between Research and Implementation in Conservation, Conservation Letters, Vol:10, ISSN:1755-263X, Pages:619-625
et al., 2017, Scaling up from protected areas in England: The value of establishing large conservation areas, Biological Conservation, Vol:212, ISSN:0006-3207, Pages:279-287
et al., 2017, The effectiveness of celebrities in conservation marketing, Plos One, Vol:12, ISSN:1932-6203
et al., 2017, Harnessing values to save the rhinoceros: insights from Namibia, Oryx, Vol:51, ISSN:0030-6053, Pages:98-105
et al., 2017, Locating financial incentives among diverse motivations for long-term private land conservation, Ecology and Society, Vol:22, ISSN:1708-3087