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Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 April 2020

William J. Sutherland
University of Cambridge
Peter N. M. Brotherton
Natural England
Zoe G. Davies
Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE), University of Kent
Nancy Ockendon
University of Cambridge
Nathalie Pettorelli
Zoological Society of London
Juliet A. Vickery
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Bedfordshire
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2020
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  1. List of Contributors

  2. Introduction and scene setting

    1. 1.Making a difference in conservation: linking science and policy

      William J. Sutherland, Peter N. M. Brotherton, Nancy Ockendon, Nathalie Pettorelli, Juliet A. Vickery and Zoe G. Davies

    2. 2.Working in government: conservation research, policy and practice

      Ian Boyd

  3. Part I:Identifying priorities and collating the evidence

    1. 3.Scanning horizons in research, policy and practice

      Bonnie C. Wintle, Mahlon C. Kennicutt II and William J. Sutherland

    2. 4.Generating, collating and using evidence for conservation

      John D. Altringham, Anna Berthinussen and Claire F.R. Wordley

    3. 5.Understanding local resource users’ behaviour, perspectives and priorities to underpin conservation practice

      E.J. Milner-Gulland, Harriet Ibbett, Paulo Wilfred, Hans Cosmas Ngoteya and Peni Lestari

    4. 6.Mobilisation of indigenous and local knowledge as a source of useable evidence for conservation partnerships

      Pernilla Malmer, Vanessa Masterson, Beau Austin and Maria Tengö

    5. 7.Informing conservation decisions through evidence synthesis and communication

      Andrew S. Pullin, Samantha H. Cheng, Steven J. Cooke, Neal R. Haddaway, Biljana Macura, Madeleine C. McKinnon and Jessica J. Taylor

    6. 8.Aligning evidence for use in decisions: mechanisms to link collated evidence to the needs of policy-makers and practitioners

      Lynn V. Dicks, Barbara Livoreil, Rebecca K. Smith, Heidi Wittmer and Juliette Young

  4. Part II:Influencing and making decisions

    1. 9.The use of evidence in decision-making by practitioners

      Malcolm Ausden and Jessica C. Walsh

    2. 10.Effective engagement of conservation scientists with decision-makers

      David C. Rose, Megan C. Evans and Rebecca M. Jarvis

    3. 11.Conservation decisions in the face of uncertainty

      Robert P. Freckleton

    4. 12.The natural capital approach to integrating science, economics and policy into decisions affecting the natural environment

      Ian Bateman, Amy Binner, Brett Day, Michela Faccioli, Carlo Fezzi, Alex Rusby and Greg Smith

    5. 13.Working with government – innovative approaches to evidence-based policy-making

      Edith Arndt, Mark Burgman, Karen Schneider and Andrew Robinson

    6. 14.Approaches to conflict management and brokering between groups

      Juliette Young, Clive Mitchell and Stephen Mark Redpath

    7. 15.Conservation goals in international policies

      Aletta Bonn, Marianne Darbi, HyeJin Kim and Elisabeth Marquard

  5. Part III:Communicating the message

    1. 16.Citizens and science: media, communication and conservation

      Libby Lester and Kerrie Foxwell-Norton

    2. 17.Campaigning to bring about change

      Cathy Dean and Amy Hinsley

    3. 18.Behavioural insights for conservation and sustainability

      Toby Park

    4. 19.Social marketing and conservation

      Robert J. Smith, Gabby Salazar, Joseph Starinchak, Laura A. Thomas-Walters and Diogo Veríssimo

  6. Conclusion

    1. 20.Successfully translating conservation research into practice and policy: concluding thoughts

      Nathalie Pettorelli, Peter N. M. Brotherton, Zoe G. Davies, Nancy Ockendon, William J. Sutherland and Juliet A. Vickery

  7. Index

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