Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Queensland
ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions

Angela is interested in the human and socio-economic aspects that affect nature conservation. Her research focused on human social networks and their role in the effectiveness of conservation actions. In particular, her research looked at how webs of human relationships could be utilized for dealing with multi-scalar conservation issues.

She is also interested in the links between human and ecological systems, and how they should be accounted for in environmental decision making.



  • Bodin, O., Alexander, S., Baggio, J., Barnes, M., Berardo, R., Cumming, G., Dee, L., et al. Gerrero, A. (2019). Improving network approaches to the study of complex social–ecological interdependencies. Nature Sustainability, 2, 551-559.

  • Moon, K., Guerrero, A., Adams, V., Biggs, D., Blackman, D., Craven, L., Dickinson, H., et al. (2019). Mental models for conservation research and practice. Conservation Letters, 12(3), e12642.

  • Virah-Sawmy, M., Durán, A., Green, J., Guerrero, A., Biggs, D., West, C. (2019). Sustainability gridlock in a global agricultural commodity chain: Reframing the soy–meat food system. Sustainable Production and Consumption, 18, 210-223.

  • Clement, S., Guerrero, A., Wyborn, C. (2019). Understanding effectiveness in its broader context: assessing case study methodologies for evaluating collaborative conservation governance. Society & Natural Resources.


  • Jellinek, S., Wilson, K., Hagger, V., Mumaw, L., Cooke, B., Guerrero, A., Erickson, T., et at. (2018). Integrating diverse social and ecological motivations to achieve landscape restoration. Journal of Applied Ecology, 56(1), 246-252.

  • Mason, T., Pollard, C., Chimalakonda, D., Guerrero, A., Kerr‐Smith, C., Milheiras, S., Roberts, M., et al. (2018). Wicked conflict: Using wicked problem thinking for holistic management of conservation conflict. Conservation Letters, 11(6), e12460.

  • Guerrero, A., Bennett, N., Wilson, K., Carter, N., Gill, D., Mills, M., Ives, C., et al. (2018). Achieving the promise of integration in social-ecological research: a review and prospectus. Ecology and Society, 23(3), 38.


  • Guerrero, A., Shoo, L., Iacona, G., Standish, R., Catterall, C., Rumpff, L., de Bie, K., et al. (2017). Using structured decision‐making to set restoration objectives when multiple values and preferences exist. Restoration Ecology, 25(6), 858-865.

  • Dee, L., Thompson, R., Massol, F., Guerrero, A., Bohan, D. (2017). Do Social–Ecological Syndromes Predict Outcomes for Ecosystem Services? – a Reply to Bodin et al. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 32(8), 549-552.

  • Bodin, O., Barnes, M., McAllister, R., Rocha, J., Guerrero, A. (2017). Social–Ecological Network Approaches in Interdisciplinary Research: A Response to Bohan et al. and Dee et al. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 32(8), 547-549.

  • Morgans, C., Guerrero, A., Ancrenaz, M., Meijaard, E., Wilson, K. (2017). Not more, but strategic collaboration needed to conserve Borneo's orangutan. Global Ecology and Conservation, 11, 236-246.

  • Guerrero, A., Wilson, K. (2017). Using a social–ecological framework to inform the implementation of conservation plans. Conservation Biology, 31(2), 290-301.

  • Barnes, M., Bodin, O., Guerrero, A., McAllister., R., Alexander, S., Robins, G. (2017). Theorizing the Social Structural Foundations of Adaptation and Transformation in Social-Ecological Systems. SSRN Electronic Journal.


  • Bodin, O., Robins, G., McAllister, R., Guerrero, A., Crona, B., Tengö, M., Lubell, M. (2016). Theorizing benefits and constraints in collaborative environmental governance: a transdisciplinary social-ecological network approach for empirical investigations. Ecology and Society, 21(1), 40.


  • Guerrero, A., Mcallister, R., Wilson, K. (2015). Achieving Cross‐Scale Collaboration for Large Scale Conservation Initiatives. Conservation Letters, 8(2), 107-117.

  • Guerrero, A., Bodin, O., McAllister, R., Wilson, K. (2015). Achieving social-ecological fit through bottom-up collaborative governance: an empirical investigation. Ecology and Society, 20(4), 41.

  • McAllister, R., Robinson, C., Maclean, K., Guerrero, A., Collins, K., Taylor, B., De Barro, P. (2015). From local to central: a network analysis of who manages plant pest and disease outbreaks across scales. Ecology and Society, 20(1), 67.


  • Mills, M., Álvarez-Romero, J., Vance-Borland, K., Cohen, P., Pressey, R., Guerrero, A., Ernstson,H. (2014). Linking regional planning and local action: Towards using social network analysis in systematic conservation planning. Biological Conservation, 169, 6-13.



  • Guerrero, A., Knight, A., Grantham, H., Cowling, R., Wilson, K. (2010). Predicting willingness-to-sell and its utility for assessing conservation opportunity for expanding protected area networks. Conservation Letters, 3(5), 332-339.