Imperial College London

Andrew T. Knight, Ph.D.

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences (Silwood Park)

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

 
 
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N2.8MunroSilwood Park

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Publications

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Duthie E, Verissimo D, Keane A, Knight ATet al., 2017, The effectiveness of celebrities in conservation marketing, PLOS ONE, Vol: 12, ISSN: 1932-6203

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Muntifering JR, Linklater WL, Clark SG, Uri-Khob S, Kasaona JK, Uiseb K, Du Preez P, Kasaona K, Beytell P, Ketji J, Hambo B, Brown MA, Thouless C, Jacobs S, Knight ATet al., 2017, Harnessing values to save the rhinoceros: insights from Namibia, ORYX, Vol: 51, Pages: 98-105, ISSN: 0030-6053

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Selinske MJ, Cooke B, Torabi N, Hardy MJ, Knight AT, Bekessy SAet al., 2017, Locating financial incentives among diverse motivations for long-term private land conservation, ECOLOGY AND SOCIETY, Vol: 22, ISSN: 1708-3087

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Shwartz A, Davies ZG, Macgregor NA, Crick HQP, Clarke D, Eigenbrod F, Gonner C, Hill CT, Knight AT, Metcalfe K, Osborne PE, Phalan B, Smith RJet al., 2017, Scaling up from protected areas in England: The value of establishing large conservation areas, BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION, Vol: 212, Pages: 279-287, ISSN: 0006-3207

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Abram NK, MacMillan DC, Xofis P, Ancrenaz M, Tzanopoulos J, Ong R, Goossens B, Koh LP, Del Valle C, Peter L, Morel AC, Lackman I, Chung R, Kler H, Ambu L, Baya W, Knight ATet 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

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Catalano AS, Knight AT, 2016, Does procrastination promote failure in conservation of extremely small populations? A response to Meek, BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION, Vol: 194, Pages: 217-217, ISSN: 0006-3207

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Di Marco M, Brooks T, Cuttelod A, Fishpool LDC, Rondinini C, Smith RJ, Bennun L, Butchart SHM, Ferrier S, Foppen RPB, Joppa L, Juffe-Bignoli D, Knight AT, Lamoreux JF, Langhammer PF, May I, Possingham HP, Visconti P, Watson JEM, Woodley Set al., 2016, Quantifying the relative irreplaceability of important bird and biodiversity areas, CONSERVATION BIOLOGY, Vol: 30, Pages: 392-402, ISSN: 0888-8892

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Kansky R, Kidd M, Knight AT, 2016, A wildlife tolerance model and case study for understanding human wildlife conflicts, BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION, Vol: 201, Pages: 137-145, ISSN: 0006-3207

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Shepherd E, Milner-Gulland EJ, Knight AT, Ling MA, Darrah S, van Soesbergen A, Burgess NDet al., 2016, Status and Trends in Global Ecosystem Services and Natural Capital: Assessing Progress Toward Aichi Biodiversity Target 14, CONSERVATION LETTERS, Vol: 9, Pages: 429-437, ISSN: 1755-263X

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Toomey AH, Knight AT, Barlow J, 2016, Navigating the Space between Research and Implementation in Conservation, Conservation Letters

© 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Recent scholarship in conservation biology has pointed to the existence of a "research-implementation" gap and has proposed various solutions for overcoming it. Some of these solutions, such as evidence-based conservation, are based on the assumption that the gap exists primarily because of a communication problem in getting reliable and needed technical information to decision makers. First, we identify conceptual weaknesses with this framing, supporting our arguments with decades of research in other fields of study. We then reconceptualize the gap as a series of crucial, productive spaces in which shared interests, value conflicts, and complex relations between scientists and publics can interact. Whereas synonyms for "gap" include words such as "chasm," "rift," or "breach," the word "space" is connected with words such as "arena," "capacity," and "place" and points to who and what already exists in a specific context. Finally, we offer ways forward for applying this new understanding in practice.

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Game ET, Schwartz MW, Knight AT, 2015, Policy Relevant Conservation Science, CONSERVATION LETTERS, Vol: 8, Pages: 309-311, ISSN: 1755-263X

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Mannetti LM, Esler KJ, Knight AT, Vance-Borland Ket al., 2015, Understanding Social Networks to Improve Adaptive Co-Governance with the not equal Khomani Bushmen of the Kalahari, South Africa, HUMAN ECOLOGY, Vol: 43, Pages: 481-492, ISSN: 0300-7839

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Maxwell SL, Milner-Gulland EJ, Jones JPG, Knight AT, Bunnefeld N, Nuno A, Bal P, Earle S, Watson JEM, Rhodes JRet al., 2015, Being smart about SMART environmental targets, SCIENCE, Vol: 347, Pages: 1075-1076, ISSN: 0036-8075

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Ropiquet A, Knight AT, Born C, Martins Q, Balme G, Kirkendall L, Hunter L, Senekal C, Matthee CAet al., 2015, Implications of spatial genetic patterns for conserving African leopards, COMPTES RENDUS BIOLOGIES, Vol: 338, Pages: 728-737, ISSN: 1631-0691

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Selinske MJ, Coetzee J, Purnell K, Knight ATet al., 2015, Understanding the motivations, satisfaction, and retention of landowners in private land conservation programs, Conservation Letters, Vol: 8, Pages: 282-289, ISSN: 1755-263X

Private land conservation is an increasingly popular approach to protect critical biodiversity. In the Western Cape Province of South Africa private land conservation is the focal strategy for CapeNature, the provincial conservation agency. Despite its importance, little is known about the drivers of landowner participation in the CapeNature program and how these varied motivations influence participant satisfaction and retention. Our psychometric survey of 75 enrolled landowners found that the highest ranked motivations to participate were Conservation and Place Attachment but Social Learning had a stronger influence on program satisfaction. Landowners participate to fulfill a motivation or set of motivations but their satisfaction and commitment may hinge on other unforeseen motivations or factors. Understanding the relationship between motivations, satisfaction, and commitment is necessary for a successful retention strategy in any conservation program, especially on private lands where success depends on landowner commitment. This research was incorporated into improving CapeNature's program delivery.

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Wheeler A, Knight AT, Vetter S, 2015, Examining the evidence for ecologically sustainable ostrich breeding practices on natural veld in the Little Karoo, South Africa, AFRICAN JOURNAL OF RANGE & FORAGE SCIENCE, Vol: 32, Pages: 233-241, ISSN: 1022-0119

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Wright DR, Underhill LG, Keene M, Knight ATet al., 2015, Understanding the Motivations and Satisfactions of Volunteers to Improve the Effectiveness of Citizen Science Programs, SOCIETY & NATURAL RESOURCES, Vol: 28, Pages: 1013-1029, ISSN: 0894-1920

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Abram NK, Xofis P, Tzanopoulos J, MacMillan DC, Ancrenaz M, Chung R, Peter L, Ong R, Lackman I, Goossens B, Ambu L, Knight ATet al., 2014, Synergies for Improving Oil Palm Production and Forest Conservation in Floodplain Landscapes, PLOS ONE, Vol: 9, ISSN: 1932-6203

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Kansky R, Kidd M, Knight AT, 2014, Meta-Analysis of Attitudes toward Damage-Causing Mammalian Wildlife, CONSERVATION BIOLOGY, Vol: 28, Pages: 924-938, ISSN: 0888-8892

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Kansky R, Knight AT, 2014, Key factors driving attitudes towards large mammals in conflict with humans, Biological Conservation, Vol: 179, Pages: 93-105, ISSN: 1873-2917

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Maxwell S, 2014, Sustainability: root targets in consensus., Nature, Vol: 514

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Maxwell S, Rhodes JR, Bal P, Bunnefeld N, Earle S, Knight AT, Milner-Gulland EJ, Jones JPG, Nuno A, Watson JEMet al., 2014, Sustainability: root targets in consensus, Nature, Vol: 514, Pages: 434-434

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Moon K, Adams VM, Januchowski-Hartley SR, Polyakov M, Mills M, Biggs D, Knight AT, Game ET, Raymond CMet al., 2014, A Multidisciplinary Conceptualization of Conservation Opportunity, CONSERVATION BIOLOGY, Vol: 28, Pages: 1484-1496, ISSN: 0888-8892

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de Villiers AC, Esler KJ, Knight AT, 2014, Social processes promoting the adaptive capacity of rangeland managers to achieve resilience in the Karoo, South Africa, JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, Vol: 146, Pages: 276-283, ISSN: 0301-4797

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Andradi-Brown DA, Howe C, Mace GM, Knight ATet al., 2013, Do mangrove forest restoration or rehabilitation activities return biodiversity to pre-impact levels?, Environmental Evidence, Vol: 2

© 2013 Andradi-Brown et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. Background: Mangrove forest restoration and rehabilitation programs are increasingly undertaken to re-establish ecosystem services in the context of community-based biodiversity conservation. Restoration is returning a habitat to the most natural condition, whereas rehabilitation often focuses on optimising ecosystem services alongside biodiversity. With many different restoration and rehabilitation objectives and techniques existing, it is difficult to assess the general effectiveness of restoration and rehabilitation on biodiversity and ecosystem services. This systematic review protocol presents a methodology that will be used to assess the impacts of mangrove forest restoration and rehabilitation on biodiversity and provisioning ecosystem services in a global context. Methods: This review will assess studies that have undertaken biodiversity surveys of restored and rehabilitated mangrove forests by comparing them against suitable mature reference mangrove forests within the same region, or surveys prior to degradation of the forest. This review will investigate how the age and initial tree diversity of a restoration or rehabilitation activities determine the effectiveness of these initiatives. Taxa of commercial value to local communities will be assessed to identify whether rehabilitation for optimal ecosystem service provision is likely to conflict with the full restoration of mangrove forests.

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Knight AT, 2013, Reframing the Theory of Hope in Conservation Science, CONSERVATION LETTERS, Vol: 6, Pages: 389-390, ISSN: 1755-263X

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Knight AT, Rodrigues ASL, Strange N, Tew T, Wilson KAet al., 2013, Designing effective solutions to conservation planning problems, Pages: 362-383

This chapter outlines an approach for ensuring the effectiveness of regional or local-scale conservation planning initiatives. The authors define 'conservation planning' as a collaborative, social learning-driven activity whose goal is to implement actions that ensure the persistence of nature by integrating the processes of spatial prioritisation and implementation strategy development to achieve effective conservation management. Many studies in the literature use 'conservation planning' to describe an activity termed as 'spatial conservation prioritisation' but do not include implementation strategies or stakeholder collaboration. Conservation planning comprises three broad activities: assessment, planning and management. Specifically defining the scope and differences between assessment, planning and management is essential for ensuring effective conservation action because some activities directly conserve nature whereas others do not. The chapter provides an operational model for conservation planning, highlighting the importance and context of problem orientation and problem formulation. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd..

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McConnachie MM, Cowling RM, Shackleton CM, Knight ATet al., 2013, The Challenges of Alleviating Poverty through Ecological Restoration: Insights from South Africa's "Working for Water" Program, RESTORATION ECOLOGY, Vol: 21, Pages: 544-550, ISSN: 1061-2971

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Mills M, Pressey RL, Ban NC, Foale S, Aswani S, Knight ATet al., 2013, Understanding Characteristics that Define the Feasibility of Conservation Actions in a Common Pool Marine Resource Governance System, CONSERVATION LETTERS, Vol: 6, Pages: 418-429, ISSN: 1755-263X

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Raymond CM, Knight AT, 2013, Applying Social Research Techniques to Improve the Effectiveness of Conservation Planning, BIOSCIENCE, Vol: 63, Pages: 320-321, ISSN: 0006-3568

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