Publications (click journal name to access)

  • López-Cubillos, S., Suárez-Castro, F., McDonald-Madden,  E., Biggs, D. et al. 2019. Colombia short on political will to protect pollinators. Nature 573: 196-196.

  • Allan, J.R., Watson, J.E.M., Di Marco, M., O'Bryan, C.J., Possingham, H.P., et al. 2019. Hotspots of human impact on threatened terrestrial vertebrates. PLoS Biology 17 (3), e3000158.

  • Allan, J.R., Levin, N., Jones, K.R., Abdullah, S., Hongoh, J., Hermoso, V., Kark, S. 2019. Navigating the complexities of coordinated conservation along the River Nile. Science Advances 5 (4), eaau7668.

  • Arafeh-Dalmau, N., Linares, C., Hereu, B., Caceres-Escobar, H., Biggs, D., et al. 2019. Protect Catalonia's corals despite politics. Science  363 (6423), 135.

  • Biggs, D., Ban, N.C., Castilla, J.C., Gelcich, S., Mills, M., Gandiwa, E., Etienne, M., et al. 2019. Insights on fostering the emergence of robust conservation actions from Zimbabwe's CAMPFIRE program. Global Ecology and Conservation 17, e00538.

  • De Vos, A., Clements, H.S., Biggs, D., Cumming, G.S. 2019. The dynamics of proclaimed privately protected areas in South Africa over 83 years. Conservation Letters, e12644.

  • Knight, A.T., Cook, C.N., Redford, K.H., Biggs, D., Romero, C., Ortega-Argueta, A., et al. 2019. Improving conservation practice with principles and tools from systems thinking and evaluation. Sustainability Science, 1-18.

  • Moon, K., Guerrero, A.M., Adams, V.M., Biggs, D., Blackman, D.A., Craven, L., et al. 2019. Mental models for conservation research and practice. Conservation Letters, e12642.

  • Pekor, A., Miller, J.R.B., Flyman, M.V., Kasiki, S., Kesch, M.K., Miller, S.M., Uiseb, K., et al, Lindsay, P. 2019. Fencing Africa's protected areas: Costs, benefits, and management issues. Biological Conservation 229, 67-75.

  • Braczkowski, A., Holden, M.H., O'Bryan, C., Choi, C.Y., Gan, X., Beesley, N., et al., Biggs, D. 2018. Reach and messages of the world's largest ivory burn. Conservation biology 32 (4), 765-773.

  • Holden, M.H., Biggs, D., Brink, H., Bal, P., Rhodes, J., McDonald‐Madden, E. 2018. Increase anti‐poaching law‐enforcement or reduce demand for wildlife products? A framework to guide strategic conservation investments. Conservation Letters, e12618.

  • Jantke, K., Jones, K.R., Allan, J.R., Chauvenet, A.L.M., Watson, J.E.M. 2018. Poor ecological representation by an expensive reserve system: Evaluating 35 years of marine protected area expansion. Conservation Letters 11 (6), e12584.

  • Jones, K.R., Venter, O., Fuller, R.A., Allan, J.R., Maxwell, S.L., Negret, P.J. 2018. One-third of global protected land is under intense human pressure. Science 360 (6390), 788-791.

  • Martinez-Harms, M.J., Bryan, B.A, Wood, S.A., Fisher, D.M., Law, E., Rhodes, J.R., Dobbs, C., Biggs, D., Wilson, K. 2018. Inequality in access to cultural ecosystem services from protected areas in the Chilean biodiversity hotspot. Science of the total environment 636, 1128-1138.

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

  • O’Bryan, C.J., Braczkowski, A.R., Beyer, H.L., Carter, N.H., Watson, J.E.M., et al. 2018. The contribution of predators and scavengers to human well-being. Nature ecology & evolution 2 (2), 229.

  • van Velden, J., Wilson, K., Biggs, D. 2018. The evidence for the bushmeat crisis in African savannas: a systematic quantitative literature review. Biological conservation 221, 345-356.

  • Watson, J.E.M., Venter, O., Lee, J., Jones, K.R., Robinson, J.G., Possingham, H.P., Allan, J.R. 2018. Protect the last of the wild. Nature 563 (7729), 27.

  • Wright, O.T., Cundill, G., Biggs, D. 2018. Stakeholder perceptions of legal trade in rhinoceros horn and implications for private reserve management in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Oryx 52 (1), 175-185.

  • Biggs D., Smith R.J., Adams V.M.  et al. (2018) Response - Ivory Crisis Science 360, 277-278. 10.1126/science.aat1596 

        

  • Biggs D., Holden M.H., Braczkowski A. et al. (2017) Breaking the deadlock on ivory. Science 358, 1378-1381.10.1126/science.aan5215

 

  • Stuart, S.N., Al Dhaheri, S., Bennett, E.L., Biggs, D., Bignell, A., Byers, O., Cooney, R., Donaldson, J., Dublin, H.T., Eggermont, H., et al. (2017). IUCN's encounter with 007: safeguarding consensus for conservation. Oryx, 1-7.

  • Barnes, M. L., Bodin, Ö., Guerrero, A. M., McAllister, R. R. J., Alexander, S. M., & Robins, G. (2017). The social structural foundations of adaptation and transformation in social–ecological systems. Ecology and Society, 22(4). doi:10.5751/ES-09769-220416

  • Guerrero A. M., Shoo L., Iacona G., Standish R. et al. (2017). Using structured decision-making to set restoration objectives when multiple values and preferences exist. Restoration Ecology, 25(6), 858-865. doi:doi:10.1111/rec.12591

  • Ison R., Biggs D. (2017) Why the war on poaching can never be won: about the John Hanks’s book Operation lock and the war on rhino poaching. Natures Sciences Sociétés, (In Press)   

  • Martinez-Harms M.J., Caceres H., Biggs D., Possingham H.P. (2017) After Chile's fires, reforest private land. Science 356, 147-148.

  • Wright O.T., Cundill G., Biggs D. (2016) Stakeholder perceptions of legal trade in rhinoceros horn and implications for private reserve management in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Oryx, 1-11.    

  • Guerrero A., M., & Wilson K. (2016). Using a social–ecological framework to inform the implementation of conservation plans. Conservation biology, 31(2), 290-301. doi:10.1111/cobi.12832

  • Cooney, R., Roe, D., Dublin, H., Phelps, J., Wilkie, D., Keane, A., Travers, H., Skinner, D., Challender, D.W.S, Allan, J.R., Biggs, D. (2016). From poachers to protectors – engaging local communities in solutions to illegal wildlife trade. Conservation Letters 10, 367–374.

  • Bodin, Ö, Robins, G., McAllister, R., Guerrero, A M.., 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). Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/26270342

  • Phelps, J; Biggs, D, Webb, E.L. (2016) Typologies of the escalating illegal wildlife trade. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment – supplementary video

  • Biggs D., Cooney R., Roe D. et al. (2016) Developing a theory of change for a community‐based response to illegal wildlife trade. Conservation Biology 31, 5-12.

  • Biggs D., Holden M.H., Bracscowzki A.R., Possingham H.P. (2016) Elephant Poaching: Track the impact of Kenya's ivory burn . Nature 534, 179-179*       

                         

  • Biggs D., Amar F., Valdebenito A., Gelcich S. (2016) Potential Synergies between Nature-Based Tourism and Sustainable Use of Marine Resources: Insights from Dive Tourism in Territorial User Rights for Fisheries in Chile. PloS one 11, e0148862     

  • Biggs D., Hicks C.C., Cinner J.E., Hall C.M. 2015. Marine tourism in the face of global change: The resilience of enterprises to crises in Thailand and Australia. Ocean & Coastal Management 105, 65-74.

  • Ives, C.; Biggs, D. Hardy, M. et al. (2015) Using social data in strategic environmental assessment to conserve biodiversity. Land Use Policy 47:332-341.

  • Smith; R.J.; Biggs, D.; St John, F.A.V.; t’ Sas Rolfe, M.; Barrington, R.2015. Not just the ivory trade: corruption undermines every aspect of elephant conservation but can be reduced – a response to Bennett. Conservation Biology 29(3):953-956.

  • Biggs, D; Swemmer, S; Phillips, G. et al. 2014. The development of a tourism research framework by South African National Parks to inform management. Koedoe 56: Art. #1164, 1-9.

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  • Guerrero A. M., McAllister R., & Wilson K. (2014). Achieving Cross-Scale Collaboration for Large Scale Conservation Initiatives. Conservation Letters, 8(2), 107-117. doi:10.1111/conl.12112

  • Maciejewski K., De Vos A., Cumming G.S., Moore C.A., Biggs D. 2014. Cross-scale feedbacks and scale mismatches as influences on cultural services and the resilience of protected areas. Ecological Applications 25:11-23

  • Moon, K., Adams, V.M., Januchowski-Hartley, S.R., Polyakov, M., Mills, M., Biggs, D., Knight, A.T., Game, E.T., and Raymond, C.M. 2014. A Multidisciplinary Conceptualization of Conservation Opportunity. Conservation Biology 28: 1484-1496.

  • Moore, M.-L., Tjornbo, O., Enfors, E., Knapp, C., Hodbod, J., Baggio, J.A., Norstrom, A., Olsson, P., and Biggs, D. 2014. Studying the complexity of change: toward an analytical framework for understanding deliberate social-ecological transformations. Ecology and Society 19

  • Butt, N; Beyer, H; Biggs, D et al. 2013. Biodiversity Risks from Fossil Fuel Extraction. Science 342: 425-426

  • Gelcich, S; Amar, F; Biggs, D et al. 2013. Exploring the potential of financing marine protected areas through visitor fees in temperate ecosystems: Insights from a willingness to pay study in  Lafken Mapu Lahual, Chile. Ambio 42:975-984

  • Guerrero A. M., Mc, A. R. R. J., Corcoran, J., & Wilson K. (2013). Scale Mismatches, Conservation Planning, and the Value of Social-Network Analyses. Conservation biology, 27(1), 35-44. doi:10.1111/j.1523-1739.2012.01964.x

  • Guerrero A. M., 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. doi:10.1111/j.1755-263X.2010.00116.x

  • Biggs, D.; Courchamp F.C.; Martin, R; Possingham, H.P. 2013. Legal Trade of Africa’s Rhino Horns. Science 339:1038-1039

  • Biggs, D.; Courchamp F.C.; Martin, R; Possingham, H.P. 2013. Rhino poaching: supply and demand uncertain. Science 340: 1168-1169*

  • Biggs, D; Ban, N.C.; Hall, C.M.  2012. Lifestyle values, resilience, and nature-based tourism’s contribution to conservation on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Environmental Conservation 39: 370-379

  • Cundill, G.; Cumming; G.S.; Biggs, D.; Fabricuis; C. 2012. Soft systems thinking and social learning for adaptive management. Conservation          Biology 26:13-20.

  • Biggs, D.; Turpie J.; Fabricius, C.; Spenceley, A. 2011. The value of avitourism for community-based conservation – an analysis from South          Africa. Conservation and Society 9(1): 80-90.

  • Biggs, D.; Abel, N;  Knight, A.T.; Leitch, A; Langston, A; Ban, N.C. 2011. The implementation crisis in conservation planning – could mental             models help? Conservation Letters 4:169-183.

  • Biggs. D.; Biggs, R.; Dakos, V.; Scholes, R.J.; Schoon, M.L. 2011.  Are we entering an era of concatenated crises? Ecology and Society 16(2).