Providing evidence to improve practice

Catalogue of Searched Journals

Sources of evidence

The table below shows the specific journals and range of years searched for each synopsis. The complete list of journals searched is available here.

We have systematically checked every article in each volume of the journal for the years shown and identified articles that fit our criteria. We have a separate list for non-English journals and for ‘grey literature’ such as reports. Articles that fit our criteria are then stored in our evidence repository until they are summarised and included in a synopsis and in our searchable database

What studies have we searched for?

1. A conservation action must have been carried out. Browse our evidence for examples of conservation actions.

2. The effects of the action on biodiversity or ecosystem services must have been monitored quantitatively. There are a variety of relevant metrics for Conservation Evidence but some common ones include abundance, diversity, population trends, reproductive success, survival rate, percentage cover and establishment of a successful breeding population.

Amphibian Conservation



  • Acta Herpetologica (2006-2012)
  • African Journal of Herpetology (2006-2012)
  • Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment (1983-2012)
  • Amphibia-Reptilia (1980-2012)
  • Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (1996-2012)
  • Animal Conservation (1998-2012)
  • Annual Review Ecology and Systematics (1970-2012)
  • Applied Herpetology (2003-2012)
  • Australasian Journal of Herpetology (2009-2012)
  • Basic and Applied Ecology (2000-2012)
  • Biodiversity and Conservation (1994-2012)
  • Biological Conservation (1981-2012)
  • Bulletin of the Herpetological Society of Japan (1999-2012)
  • Conservation Biology (1987-2012)
  • Conservation Letters (2008-2012)
  • Contemporary Herpetology (1998-2012)
  • Copeia (2000-2012)
  • Current Herpetology (2005-2012)
  • Ecological Applications (1991-2012)
  • Ecological Restoration (1981-2012)
  • Ecology (1936-2012)
  • Environmental Conservation (1974-2012)
  • Environmental Management (1977-2012)
  • European Journal of Wildlife Research (2004-2012)
  • Herpetologica (2002-2012)
  • Herpetological Bulletin (2008-2012)
  • Herpetological Conservation and Biology (2006-2012)
  • Herpetological Journal (2005-2012)
  • Herpetological Monographs (1982-2012)
  • Journal for Nature Conservation (2002-2012)
  • Journal of Animal Ecology (1932-2012)
  • Journal of Applied Ecology (1964-2012)
  • Journal of Ecology (1933-2012)
  • Journal of Environmental Management (1973-2012)
  • Journal of Herpetology (1969-2015)
  • Journal of Tropical Ecology (1986-2012)
  • Journal of Wildlife Management (1945-2012)
  • Journal of Zoology (1966-2012)
  • New Zealand Journal of Zoology (1974-2012)
  • Oecologia (1969-2012)
  • Oikos (1949-2012)
  • Oryx (1950-2012)
  • Pacific Conservation Biology (1993-2012)
  • Restoration Ecology (1993-2012)
  • Russian Journal of Herpetology (1994-2000)
  • South American Journal of Herpetology (2006-2012)
  • Systematic Reviews Centre for Evidence-Based Conservation (2004-2012)
  • Trends in Ecology and Evolution (1986-2012)
  • Zeitschrift für Jagdwissenschaft (1955-2003)

Bat Conservation



  • Acta Chiropterologica (1999-2012)
  • Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment (1983-2012)
  • Animal Conservation (1998-2012)
  • Annual Review Ecology and Systematics (1970-2012)
  • Basic and Applied Ecology (2000-2012)
  • Biodiversity & Conservation (1994-2012)
  • Biological Conservation (1981-2012)
  • Conservation Biology (1987-2012)
  • Conservation Letters (2008-2012)
  • Ecological Applications (1991-2012)
  • Ecological Restoration (1981-2012)
  • Ecology (1936-2012)
  • Environmental Conservation (1974-2012)
  • Environmental Management (1977-2016)
  • European Journal of Wildlife Research (2004-2012)
  • Human Wildlife Interactions (2007-2012)
  • Journal for Nature Conservation (2002-2012)
  • Journal of Animal Ecology (1932-2012)
  • Journal of Applied Ecology (1964-2012)
  • Journal of Ecology (1933-2016)
  • Journal of Environmental Management (1973-2012)
  • Journal of Mammalogy (1919-2012)
  • Journal of Tropical Ecology (1986-2012)
  • Journal of Wildlife Management (1945-2012)
  • Journal of Zoology (1966-2012)
  • Mammal Review (1970-2012)
  • Mammalia (1937-2012)
  • Mammalian Biology (2002-2012)
  • New Zealand Journal of Zoology (1974-2016)
  • Oecologia (1969-2012)
  • Oikos (1949-2012)
  • Oryx (1950-2012)
  • Pacific Conservation Biology (1993-2012)
  • Restoration Ecology (1993-2012)
  • Systematic Reviews Centre for Evidence-Based Conservation (2004-2012)
  • Trends in Ecology and Evolution (1986-2012)
  • Zeitschrift für Jagdwissenschaft (1955-2012)

Bee Conservation



  • Apidologie (1958-2010)
  • Insect Conservation and Diversity (2008-2010)
  • Journal of Apicultural Research (1962-2010)
  • Journal of Insect Conservation (1997-2010)

Bird Conservation



  • African Bird Club Bulletin (1994-2009)
  • Bird Conservation International (1991-2009)
  • Bird Study (1980-2015)
  • BTO Research Reports (1981-2010)
  • Emu (1980-2009)
  • Ibis (1980-2009)
  • Journal of Avian Biology (1980-2009)
  • Journal of Field Ornithology (1980-2009)
  • Ornitologia Neotropical (1990-2009)
  • RSPB Research Reports (2001-2012)
  • The Auk (1980-2009)
  • The Condor (1980-2009)
  • Waterbirds (1983-2009)

Control of Freshwater Invasive Species



  • Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment (1983-2013)
  • Animal Conservation (1998-2013)
  • Annual Review Ecology and Systematics (1970-2013)
  • Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems (1991-2013)
  • Aquatic Invasions (2006-2013)
  • Basic and Applied Ecology (2000-2013)
  • Biodiversity and Conservation (1994-2013)
  • Biological Conservation (1981-2013)
  • Biological Invasions (1999-2013)
  • Conservation Biology (1987-2013)
  • Conservation Letters (2008-2013)
  • Ecological Applications (1991-2013)
  • Ecological Restoration (1981-2013)
  • Ecology (1936-2013)
  • Environmental Conservation (1974-2013)
  • Environmental Management (1977-2013)
  • European Journal of Wildlife Research (2004-2013)
  • Human Wildlife Interactions (2007-2013)
  • Journal for Nature Conservation (2002-2013)
  • Journal of Animal Ecology (1932-2013)
  • Journal of Applied Ecology (1964-2013)
  • Journal of Ecology (1933-2013)
  • Journal of Environmental Management (1973-2013)
  • Journal of Tropical Ecology (1986-2013)
  • Journal of Wildlife Management (1945-2013)
  • Journal of Zoology (1966-2013)
  • New Zealand Journal of Zoology (1974-2013)
  • Oecologia (1969-2013)
  • Oikos (1949-2013)
  • Oryx (1950-2013)
  • Pacific Conservation Biology (1993-2013)
  • Restoration Ecology (1993-2013)
  • Systematic Reviews Centre for Evidence-Based Conservation (2004-2013)
  • Trends in Ecology and Evolution (1986-2013)
  • Zeitschrift für Jagdwissenschaft (1955-2003)

Farmland Conservation



  • Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment (1983-2010)
  • Animal Conservation (1998-2010)
  • Annual Review Ecology and Systematics (1970-2010)
  • Basic and Applied Ecology (2000-2010)
  • Biodiversity and Conservation (1994-2010)
  • Biological Conservation (1981-2010)
  • Conservation Biology (1987-2010)
  • Ecological Applications (1991-2010)
  • Ecological Restoration (1981-2010)
  • Ecology (1936-2010)
  • Environmental Conservation (1974-2010)
  • Environmental Management (1977-2010)
  • European Journal of Wildlife Research (1955-2010)
  • Human Wildlife Interactions (2007-2010)
  • Journal for Nature Conservation (2002-2010)
  • Journal of Animal Ecology (1932-2010)
  • Journal of Applied Ecology (1964-2010)
  • Journal of Ecology (1933-2010)
  • Journal of Environmental Management (1973-2010)
  • Journal of Tropical Ecology (1986-2010)
  • Journal of Wildlife Management (1945-2010)
  • Journal of Zoology (1966-2010)
  • New Zealand Journal of Zoology (1974-2010)
  • Oecologia (1969-2010)
  • Oikos (1949-2010)
  • Oryx (1950-2010)
  • Pacific Conservation Biology (1993-2010)
  • Restoration Ecology (1993-2010)
  • Systematic Reviews Centre for Evidence-Based Conservation (2004-2010)
  • Trends in Ecology and Evolution (1986-2010)

Forest Conservation



  • Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment (1983-2013)
  • Animal Conservation (1998-2013)
  • Annual Review Ecology and Systematics (1970-2013)
  • Basic and Applied Ecology (2000-2013)
  • Biodiversity and Conservation (1994-2013)
  • Biological Conservation (1981-2013)
  • Canadian Journal of Forest Research (2013)
  • Conservation Biology (1987-2013)
  • Conservation Letters (2008-2013)
  • Ecological Applications (1991-2013)
  • Ecological Restoration (1981-2013)
  • Ecology (1936-2013)
  • Environmental Conservation (1974-2013)
  • Environmental Management (1977-2016)
  • European Journal of Wildlife Research (1955-2013)
  • Forest Ecology and Management (2013)
  • Human Wildlife Interactions (2007-2013)
  • Journal for Nature Conservation (2002-2013)
  • Journal of Animal Ecology (1932-2013)
  • Journal of Applied Ecology (1964-2013)
  • Journal of Ecology (1933-2013)
  • Journal of Environmental Management (1973-2016)
  • Journal of Tropical Ecology (1986-2013)
  • Journal of Wildlife Management (1945-2013)
  • Journal of Zoology (1966-2013)
  • New Zealand Journal of Zoology (1974-2013)
  • Oecologia (1969-2013)
  • Oikos (1949-2013)
  • Oryx (1950-2013)
  • Pacific Conservation Biology (1993-2013)
  • Restoration Ecology (1993-2013)
  • Systematic Reviews Centre for Evidence-Based Conservation (2004-2013)
  • Trends in Ecology and Evolution (1986-2013)
  • Zeitschrift für Jagdwissenschaft (1955-2003)

Soil Fertility



  • European Journal of Soil Science (1950-2012)
  • Geoderma (1967-2012)
  • Global Change Biology (1995-2012)
  • Land Use Policy (1984-2012)
  • Soil Use and Management (1985-2012)