Expert Assessment Panels

Introduction

We invite a panel of independent experts to use their judgement to assess whether the evidence within a synopsis indicates that an action is effective or not. They are also asked to assess how certain they are of the effectiveness given the quality of evidence available for that action (certainty of the evidence). Negative side-effects described in the collated evidence are also assessed for the species group or habitat of concern (harms). Experts base their assessment solely on the evidence in the synopsis.

Amphibian Conservation

Ariadne Angulo, Co-Chair of the Amphibian Specialist Group, Peru
Robert Brodman, Saint Joseph’s College, Indiana, USA
Andrew Cunningham, Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, UK
Jeff Dawson, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, UK
Rob Gandola, University of Southampton, UK
Jaime García Moreno, IUCN, The Netherlands
Trent Garner, Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, UK
Richard Griffiths, Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, UK
Sergei Kuzmin, Russian Academy of Sciences
Michael Lanoo, Indiana University, USA
Michael Lau, WWF-Hong Kong
James Lewis, Amphibian Survival Alliance/Global Wildlife Conservation, USA
An Martel, Ghent University, Belgium
LeGrand Nono Gonwouo, Cameroon Herpetology-Conservation Biology Foundation
Deanna Olson, US Forest Service
Timo Paasikunnas, Helsinki Zoo, Finland
Frank Pasmans, Ghent University, Belgium
Silviu Petrovan, Froglife, UK
Carlos Martínez Rivera, Philadelphia Zoo, USA
Gonçalo Rosa, Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, UK
David Sewell, Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, UK
Rebecca K. Smith, University of Cambridge, UK
Ben Tapley, Herpetology Department, Zoological Society of London, UK
Jeanne Tarrant, Endangered Wildlife Trust, South Africa
Karthikeyan Vasudevan, Wildlife Institute of India
Victor Wasonga, National Museums of Kenya
Ché Weldon, North-West University, South Africa
Sally Wren, Amphibian Specialist Group Programme Officer, New Zealand

Bat Conservation

2020 Edition

Jasja Dekker, Jasja Dekker Dierecologie, Netherlands
Neil Furey, Harrison Institute, Cambodia
Winifred Frick, Bat Conservation International, USA
Alice Hughes, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, China
Anita Glover, Vincent Wildlife Trust, UK
Johnny de Jong, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
Kirsty Park, University of Stirling, UK
Silviu Petrovan, University of Cambridge, UK
Guido Reiter, Austrian Coordination Centre for Bat Conservation and Research, Austria
Danilo Russo, Federico II University of Naples, Italy
Luisa Rodrigues, Institute for Nature Conservation and Forests, Portugal

2019 Edition

Fabio Bontadina, SWILD — Urban Ecology & Wildlife Research, Switzerland
Jasja Dekker, Jasja Dekker Dierecologie, Netherlands
Brock Fenton, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Winifred Frick, Bat Conservation International, USA
Alice Hughes, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, UK/China
David Jacobs, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Johnny de Jong, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
Bradley Law, New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, Australia
Rodrigo Medellin, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
Kirsty Park, University of Stirling, UK
Silviu Petrovan, University of Cambridge, UK
Paul Racey, University of Exeter, UK
Orly Razgour, University of Southampton, UK
Guido Reiter, Austrian Coordination Centre for Bat Conservation and Research, Austria
Danilo Russo, Federico II University of Naples, Italy
Ricardo Rocha, University of Cambridge, UK
Emma Stone, African Bat Conservation, UK/Malawi

2014 Edition

John Altringham, University of Leeds, UK
James Aegerter, Animal and Plant Health Agency, UK
Kate Barlow, Bat Conservation Trust, UK
Anna Berthinussen, University of Leeds, UK
Fabio Bontadina, SWILD – Urban Ecology & Wildlife Research, Switzerland
David Bullock, National Trust, UK
Paul Cryan, Fort Collins Science Center, US Geological Survey, USA
Brock Fenton, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Anita Glover, University of Leeds, UK
Joanne Hodgkins, National Trust, UK
David Jacobs, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Bradley Law, Forest Science Centre, NSW Department of Primary Industries,
Australia
Christoph Meyer, Centre for Environmental Biology, Portugal
Kirsty Park, University of Stirling, UK
Guido Reiter, Bat Conservation and Research in Austria, Austria
Danilo Russo, Federico II University of Naples, Italy
Rebecca Smith, University of Cambridge, UK
Matt Struebig, University of Kent, UK
Christian Voigt, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Michael Willig, University of Connecticut, USA

Bird Conservation

Tatsuya Amano, University of Cambridge, UK
Andy Brown, Natural England, UK
Fiona Burns, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, UK
Yohay Carmel, Israel Institute of Technology
Mick Clout, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Geoff Hilton, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, UK
Nancy Ockendon, University of Cambridge, UK
James Pearce-Higgins, British Trust for Ornithology, UK
Sugoto Roy, Food and Environment Research Agency, DEFRA, UK
Rebecca K. Smith, University of Cambridge, UK
William J. Sutherland, University of Cambridge, UK
Judit Szabo, Charles Darwin University, Australia
Bernie Tershy, University of California, USA
Des Thomson, Scottish Natural Heritage, UK
Stuart Warrington, National Trust, UK
David Williams, University of Cambridge, UK

Farmland Conservation

Lynn V. Dicks, University of Cambridge, UK
Ian Hodge, University of Cambridge, UK
Clunie Keenleyside, Institute for European Environmental Policy, UK
Will Peach, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, UK
Nicola Randall, Harper Adams University, UK
Jörn Scharlemann, United Nations Environment Programme — WCMC, UK
Gavin Siriwardena, British Trust for Ornithology, UK
Henrik Smith, Lund University, Sweden
Rebecca K. Smith, University of Cambridge, UK
William J. Sutherland, University of Cambridge, UK

Forest Conservation

Rhett Harrison, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, Zambia
Keith Kirby, University of Oxford, UK
Gillian Petrokofsky, Biodiversity Institute Oxford, UK
Rebecca K. Smith, University of Cambridge, UK
William J. Sutherland, University of Cambridge, UK
Tom Swinfield, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, UK

Peatland Conservation

Stephanie Boudreau, Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association, Canada
Emma Goodyer, IUCN UK Peatlands Programme, UK
Laura Graham, Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, Indonesia
Richard Lindsay, University of East London, UK
Edgar Karofeld, University of Tartu, Estonia
David Locky, MacEwan University, Canada
Nancy Ockendon, University of Cambridge, UK
Anabel Rial, Independent Consultant & IUCN Species Survival Commission, Colombia
Sarah Ross, Penny Anderson Associates, UK
Nigel Taylor, Tour du Valat, France
Tim Thom, Yorkshire Peat Partnership, UK
Jennie Whinam, University of Tasmania, Australia

Primate Conservation

Graham L. Banes, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Sergio Marrocoli, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany
Sarah Papworth, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
Silviu O. Petrovan, University of Cambridge, UK
Andrew J. Plumptre, Wildlife Conservation Society, Uganda
Ricardo Rocha, University of Cambridge, UK
Joanna M. Setchell, Durham University, UK
Kathy Slater, Operation Wallacea, UK
Erin Wessling, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany
Liz Williamson, University of Stirling, UK

Shrubland and Heathland Conservation

Andrew Bennet, La Trobe University, Australia
Brian van Wilgen, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Rob Marrs, University of Liverpool, UK
Chris Diek, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, UK
G. Matt Davies, Ohio State University, USA
David Le Maitre, CSIR, UK
Giles Groome, Consultant Ecologist, UK
Isabel Barrio, University of Iceland, Iceland
James Adler, Surrey Wildlife Trust, UK
Jon Keeley, US Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, USA
Jonty Denton, Consultant Ecologist, UK
Penny Anderson, Penny Anderson Associates Limited, UK

Marine Subtidal Benthic Invertebrate Conservation

Anaelle Lemasson, JNCC, UK
Silviu Petrovan, University of Cambridge, UK
Christopher Barrett, CEFAS, UK
Ann Thornton, University of Cambridge, UK
Lucy Shuff, Gardline Limited, UK

Management of Captive Animals

Husbandry interventions for captive breeding amphibians

Kay Bradfield, Perth Zoo, Australia
Jeff Dawson, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, UK
Devin Edmonds, Association Mitsinjo, Madagascar
Jonathan Kolby, Honduras Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Center, Honduras
Stephanie Jayson, Veterinary Department, Zoological Society of London, UK
Daniel Nicholson, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Silviu O. Petrovan, Cambridge University, UK and Froglife Trust, UK
Jay Redbond, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, UK
Rebecca K. Smith, Cambridge University, UK
Benjamin Tapley, Herpetology Section, Zoological Society of London, UK

Promoting health and welfare in captive carnivores (felids, canids and ursids) through feeding practices

Kathy Baker, Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust, Newquay Zoo, UK
Marcus Clauss, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Ellen Dierenfeld, Independent comparative nutrition consultant, USA
Thomas Quirke, University College Cork, Republic of Ireland
Joanna Newbolt, Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust, Paignton Zoo, and University of Plymouth, UK
Simon Marsh, Yorkshire Wildlife Wildlife Park, UK
Amy Plowman, Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust, Paignton Zoo, UK
Katherine Whitehouse-Tedd, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Gwen Wirobski, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria

Some Aspects of Control of Freshwater Invasive Species

David Aldridge, University of Cambridge, UK
Olaf Booy, Animal and Plant Health Agency, UK
Manuel A. Duenas, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UK
Alison Dunn, University of Leeds, UK
Robert Francis, King’s College London, UK
Belinda Gallardo, Pyrenean Institute of Ecology, Spain
Nancy Ockendon, University of Cambridge, UK
Trevor Renals, Environment Agency, UK
Emmanuelle Sarat, International Union for Conservation of Nature, France
Sonal Varia, The Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International, UK
Alexandra Zieritz, University of Nottingham, UK
Ana L. Nunes, The Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International, UK
Deborah Hofstra, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New Zealand
Jonathan Newman, Waterland Management Ltd, UK
Johan van Valkenburg, National Plant Protection Organization, The Netherlands
Ryan Wersal, Lonza Water Care, Alpharetta, Georgia, US
Ricardo Rocha, University of Cambridge, UK

Some Aspects of Enhancing Natural Pest Control

Barbara Smith, Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, UK
Tony Harding, Rothamsted Research, UK
Anthony Goggin, Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF), UK
Felix Wackers, BioBest/University of Lancaster, Belgium/UK
Melvyn Fidgett, Syngenta, UK
Michael Garratt, University of Reading, UK
Michelle Fountain, East Malling Research, UK
Phillip Effingham, Greentech Consultants, UK
Stephanie Williamson, Pesticides Action Network, UK
Toby Bruce, Rothamsted Research, UK
Andrew Wilby, University of Lancaster, UK
Eve Veromann, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia
Mattias Jonsson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
Vicky Kindemba, Buglife, UK
Steve Sait, University of Leeds, UK

Terrestrial Mammal Conservation

Sebastien Devillard, Claude Bernard University Lyon 1, France 
Anthony Giordano, SPECIES, USA
Edson Gandiwa, Chinhoyi University of Technology, Zimbabwe
Jeffrey Dunninck, Panthera, USA
Mohd Azlan Jayasilan bin Abdul Gulam Azad, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia
Claude Fisher, Haute Ecole Specialisee de Suisse Occidentale, Switzerland
Catherine McNicol, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, UK
William Morgan, University of Cambridge, UK
Hannah Mumby, University of Hong Kong, China
Sugoto Roy, IUCN, Switzerland
Viorel Popescu, University of Ohio, USA
Laurentiu Rozylowicz, University of Bucharest, Romania
Lucy Lush, Scottish Wildlife Trust, UK
Stephanie Schai-Braun, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien (BOKU), Austria
Silviu Petrovan, University of Cambridge, UK
Henry Schofield, Vincent Wildlife Trust, UK 
Richard Yarnell, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Tharmalingam Ramesh, Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology & Natural History, India
Susanne Vogel, Aarhus University, Denmark
Marco Zaccaroni, University of Florence, Italy
Galo Zapata-Rios, Wildlife Conservation Society, Ecuador
Diana Zlatova, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Bulgaria 

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