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Achieving Conservation Science that Bridges the Knowledge–Action Boundary
There are many barriers to using science to inform conservation policy and practice. Conservation scientists wishing to produce management-relevant science must balance this goal with the imperativeExpand
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Conservation and the Social Sciences
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Impacts of marine protected areas on fishing communities.
Marine protected areas (MPAs) are a popular conservation strategy, but their impacts on human welfare are poorly understood. To inform future research and policy decisions, we reviewed the scientificExpand
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One hundred questions of importance to the conservation of global biological diversity.
We identified 100 scientific questions that, if answered, would have the greatest impact on conservation practice and policy. Representatives from 21 international organizations, regional sectionsExpand
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Capacity shortfalls hinder the performance of marine protected areas globally
Marine protected areas (MPAs) are increasingly being used globally to conserve marine resources. However, whether many MPAs are being effectively and equitably managed, and how MPA managementExpand
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Methods for collaboratively identifying research priorities and emerging issues in science and policy
Summary 1. There is a widely recognized gap between the data generated by researchers and the information required by policy makers. In an effort to bridge the gap between conservation policy andExpand
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Protected area downgrading, downsizing, and degazettement (PADDD) and its conservation implications
National parks and other protected areas (PAs) are the foundation of global efforts to conserve biological diversity. Conservation policy and practice assume that PAs are permanent fixtures on theExpand
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Reexamining the science of marine protected areas: linking knowledge to action
Marine protected areas (MPAs) are often implemented to conserve or restore species, fisheries, habitats, ecosystems, and ecological functions and services; buffer against the ecological effects ofExpand
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Summary The ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management sees the linkages between human and natural systems and recognizes the need for management approaches that address these linkages. One ofExpand
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Explaining global patterns and trends in marine protected area (MPA) development
The relative paucity and heterogeneous distribution of marine protected areas (MPAs) indicates the need for better understanding of factors that foster MPA establishment at local, sub-national, andExpand
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