Advisory Boards

Introduction

For each synopsis we form an advisory board made up of international conservationists and academics with expertise in a range of topics within the subject being reviewed. These experts input into the evidence synthesis at four key stages: a) reviewing the protocol, b) developing a comprehensive list of conservation interventions for review, c) identifying key sources of evidence and d) reviewing the draft synopsis.

Amphibian Conservation

  • Ass. Prof. Phil Bishop, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Dr. Jaime García Moreno, Amphibian Survival Alliance, the Netherlands
  • Prof. Richard Griffiths, Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, UK
  • Prof. Tim Halliday, Open University, UK
  • Dr. Tibor Hartel, Sapientia University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Prof. Hamish McCallum, Griffith School of Environment, Australia
  • Dr. Joe Mendelson, Zoo Atlanta, USA
  • Dr. Robin Moore, IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group, USA
  • Dr. Kevin Zippel, IUCN SSC Amphibian Ark, USA

Bat Conservation

2021 Edition

  • Dr. Fabio Bontadina, SWILD – Urban Ecology & Wildlife Research, Switzerland
  • Dr. Katherine Boughey & colleagues, Bat Conservation Trust, UK
  • Dr. Rachel Cooper-Bohannon, Bats Without Borders, Malawi
  • Dr. Jasja Dekker, Jasja Dekker Dierecologie, Netherlands
  • Prof. Brock Fenton, University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Dr. Neil Furey, Fauna & Flora International, Cambodia
  • Dr. Winifred Frick & colleagues, Bat Conservation International, USA
  • Dr. Anita Glover, Vincent Wildlife Trust, UK
  • Assoc. Prof. Alice Hughes, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Dr. Johnny de Jong, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
  • Dr. Javier Juste, Spanish National Research Council, Spain
  • Dr. Júlia Luz, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Prof. Rodrigo Medellin, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
  • Prof. Paul Racey, University of Exeter, UK
  • Dr. Guido Reiter, Austrian Coordination Centre for Bat Conservation & Research, Austria
  • Assoc. Prof. Danilo Russo, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
  • Dr. Emma Stone, African Bat Conservation, UK/Malawi
  • Dr. Paul Webala, Maasai Mara University, Kenya

Previous Editions

  • Assoc. Prof. David Jacobs, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Prof. Gareth Jones, University of Bristol, UK
  • Mr. Rahul Khanolkar, Indian Bat Research & Conservation Unit, India
  • Dr. Tigga Kingston, Texas Tech University, US/SE Asia
  • Dr. Bradley Law, NSW Primary Industries, Australia
  • Dr. Adrià López-Baucells, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Prof. Kirsty Park, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK
  • Prof. Stuart Parsons, Queensland University of Technology, Australia/New Zealand
  • Dr. Orly Razgour, University of Exeter, UK
  • Dr. Ricardo Rocha, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Dr. Luísa Rodrigues, Institute for Nature Conservation & Forests, Portugal
  • Dr. Henry Schofield, Vincent Wildlife Trust, UK

Bee Conservation

  • Prof. Andrew Bourke, University of East Anglia, UK
  • Dr. Claire Carvell, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, UK
  • Mr. Mike Edwards, Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society, UK
  • Prof. Dave Goulson, University of Stirling & Bumblebee Conservation Trust, UK
  • Dr. Claire Kremen, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Dr. Peter Kwapong, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
  • Prof. Ben Oldroyd, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Dr. Juliet Osborne, Rothamsted Research, UK
  • Dr. Simon Potts, University of Reading, UK
  • Mr. Matt Shardlow, Director, Buglife, UK
  • Dr. David Sheppard, Natural England, UK
  • Dr. Nick Sotherton, Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, UK
  • Prof. Teja Tscharntke, Georg‐August University Göttingen, Germany
  • Mr. Mace Vaughan, Pollinator Program Director, The Xerces Society, USA
  • Dr. Sven Vrdoljak, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Dr. Paul Williams, Natural History Museum, London, UK

Bird Conservation

  • Dr. Andrew Brown, Natural England, UK
  • Dr. David Gibbons, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, UK
  • Dr. Roger Mitchell, Natura International, UK
  • Dr. Jörn Scharlemann, UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre, UK
  • Dr. Gavin Siriwardena, British Trust for Ornithology, UK
  • Dr. Alison Stattersfield, BirdLife International, UK
  • Dr. David Stroud, Joint Nature Conservancy Council, UK
  • Prof. Des Thompson, Scottish Natural Heritage, UK

Control of Freshwater Invasives

  • Dr. Megan Ellershaw, Natural England and project lead, UK
  • Mr. Gavin Measures, Natural England and project co-lead, UK
  • Mr. Olaf Booy, GB Non-Native Species Secretariat, UK
  • Mr. Trevor Renals, Environment Agency, UK
  • Dr. Jonathan Newman, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UK
  • Dr. Johan van Valkenburg, National Reference Centre, Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, The Netherlands
  • Dr. Rob Richardson, Department of Crop Science, North Carolina State University, US
  • Dr. Giuseppe Brundu, Department of Agriculture, University of Sassari, Italy

Farmland Conservation

  • Prof. Ian Hodge, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Ms. Clunie Keenleyside, Institute for European Environmental Policy, UK
  • Ms. Alison McKnight, Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group, UK
  • Dr. Will Peach, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, UK
  • Prof. Jules Pretty, University of Essex, UK
  • Dr. Nicola Randall, Harper Adams University College, UK
  • Dr. Jörn Scharlemann, UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre, UK
  • Dr. Gavin Siriwardena, British Trust for Ornithology, UK
  • Prof. Henrik Smith, Lund University, Sweden
  • Ms. Susan Turpie, Rural Natural Heritage & Scottish Government, UK

Forest Conservation

  • Prof. Ellison Aaron, Harvard Forest and Harvard University, USA
  • Prof. Jon E. Keeley, USGS Sequoia and Kings Canyon Field Station and UCLA, USA
  • Prof. Marinus Werger, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • Dr. Le Quoc Huy, Vietnam Academy of Forest Science, Vietnam

Grassland Conservation

Habitat restoration and creation: seeding and planting
  • Dr. Pat Doody, Ecological Consultant, UK
  • Prof. Thierry Dutoit, University of Avignon, France
  • Ms. Sue Everett, Ecological Consultant, UK
  • Dr. Paulette Ford, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, USA
  • Dr. Elise Gornish, University of Arizona, USA
  • Dr. Renaud Jaunatre, Grenoble Alpes University, France
  • Prof. Anita Kirmer, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Mr. Donald MacIntyre, Emorsgate Seeds, UK
  • Dr. Jonathan Mitchley, University of Reading, UK
  • Dr. Owen Mountford, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UK
  • Dr. Klára Řehounková, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic
  • Prof. Katharine Suding, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
  • Dr. Corli Wigley-Coetsee, SANParks, South Africa

Management of Captive Animals

Promoting natural feeding behaviours in primates in captivity
  • Dr. Francis Cabana, Wildlife Reserves, Singapore
  • Mr. Po-Han Chou, Taipei Zoo, Taiwan
  • Prof. Ellen Dierenfeld, Independent comparative nutrition consultant, USA
  • Mr. Mike Downman, Dartmoor Zoo, UK
  • Mr. Craig Gilchrist, Paignton Zoo, UK
  • Dr. Amy Plowman, Paignton Zoo, UK
Husbandry interventions for captive breeding amphibians
  • Ms. Kay Bradfield, Perth Zoo, Australia
  • Mr. Mike Bungard, Paignton Zoo, UK
  • Mr. Devin Edmunds, Association Mitsinjo, Madagascar
  • Mr. Kevin Johnson, Amphibian Ark, USA
  • Dr. Olivier Marquis, Parc Zoologique de Paris, France
  • Dr. Carlos Martinez Rivera, Philadelphia Zoo, USA
  • Dr. Christopher Michaels, Zoological Society of London, UK
  • Mr. Ben Tapley, Herpetological Department, Zoological Society of London, UK
Promoting health and welfare in captive carnivores (felids, canids and ursids) through feeding practices
  • Dr. Kathy Baker, Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust, Newquay Zoo, UK
  • Prof. Marcus Clauss, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Dr. Ellen Dierenfeld, Independent comparative nutrition consultant, USA
  • Dr. Thomas Quirke, University College Cork, Republic of Ireland
  • Dr. Joanna Newbolt, Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust, Paignton Zoo, and University of Plymouth, UK
  • Mr. Simon Marsh, Yorkshire Wildlife Wildlife Park, UK
  • Dr. Amy Plowman, Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust, Paignton Zoo, UK
  • Dr. Katherine Whitehouse-Tedd, Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • Dr. Gwen Wirobski, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria

Marine and Freshwater Mammal Conservation

  • Dr. Tundi Agardy, Sound Seas, USA
  • Prof. Lemnuel Aragones, University of the Philippines Diliman, Phillipines
  • Prof. Nico de Bruyn, Marion Island Marine Mammal Programme, University of Pretoria South Africa
  • Dr. Peter Evans, Bangor University / Seawatch Foundation, UK
  • Mr. Tilen Genov, Morigenos - Slovenian Marine Mammal Society, Slovenia / Sea Mammal Research Unit, University of St Andrews, UK
  • Mr. Nachiket Kelkar, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology & the Environment (ATREE), India
  • Prof. Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara, Tethys Research Institute, Italy
  • Ms. Nikki Taylor & Ms. Farah Chaudry, Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC), UK
  • Prof. Paul Thompson, Lighthouse Field Station, Aberdeen, UK
  • Dr. Fernando Trujillo, Fundación Omacha, Columbia
  • Dr. Jorge Urbán Ramírez, Autonomous University of Baja California Sur, Mexico
  • Dr. Asha de Vos, Oceanswell, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Alexandre Zerbini, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, NOAA, USA

Marine Fish Conservation

  • Dr. Colin Bannister, Alumnus of the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquatic Science, UK
  • Prof. Dr. Rabea Diekman, University of Applied Sciences, Bremerhaven, Germany
  • Dr. Matt Doggett, Seven Tenths Ecology, UK
  • Dr. Matt Dunn, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New Zealand
  • Dr. Clive Fox, The Scottish Association for Marine Science, UK
  • Dr. Cristina Mangano, Anton Dohrn Zoological Station, Italy
  • Dr. Tara Marshall, University of Aberdeen, UK
  • Tessa Mazor, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Dr. Ana Parma, Centre for the Study of Marine Systems, Argentina
  • Mike Quigley, Natural England, UK
  • Kirsten Ramsay, Natural Resources Wales, UK
  • David Reid, Marine Institute, Ireland
  • Anna Rindorf, National Institute of Aquatic Resources, Denmark
  • Dr. Marija Sciberras, Heriot-Watt University, UK
  • Dr. Jean-Luc Solandt, Marine Conservation Society, UK
  • Mark Tasker, Emeritus for Joint Nature Conservation Committee, UK

Marsh and Swamp Conservation

  • Damien Cook, Rakali Ecological Consulting, Australia
  • Nisha D’Souza, EcoNiche Consulting, Goa, India
  • Mori Diallo, Wetlands International, Mali
  • Dr. Keith Edwards, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic
  • Dr. Chris Elphick, University of Connecticut, USA
  • Prof. M. Siobhan Fennessy, Kenyon College, USA
  • Prof. Susan Galatowitsch, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Dr. Nancy Job, South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa
  • Dr. Tatiana Lobato-de-Magalhães, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, Mexico
  • Rob McInnes, RM Wetlands and Environment, UK
  • Dr. François Mesléard, Tour du Valat, France
  • Dr. Kay Morris, Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research, Australia
  • Mykhailo Nesterenko, Rewilding Ukraine, Ukraine
  • Yus Rusila Noor, Wetlands International, Indonesia
  • Prof. Jos Verhoeven, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Dr. Dominic Wodehouse, Bangor University, UK & Mangrove Action Project, USA
  • Prof. Joy Zedler, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Mediterranean Farmland

  • Dr. Scott Butterfield, The Nature Conservancy
  • Dr. Sasha Gennet, The Nature Conservancy
  • Prof. Louise Jackson, University of California, Davis
  • Prof. Daniel Karp, University of California, Davis
  • Dr. Christina Kennedy, The Nature Conservancy
  • Prof. Claire Kremen, University of California, Berkeley
  • Prof. Sara Kross, California State University
  • Dr. Jeffrey Mitchell, University of California, Davis
  • Dr. Katharina Ullmann, The Xerxes Society for Invertebrate Conservation
  • Dr. Stephen Wood, Yale University and The Nature Conservancy

Natural Pest Control

  • Dr. Bhagirath Chauhan, International Rice Research Institute, Philippines
  • Dr. Michelle Fountain, East Malling Research, UK
  • Dr. Kong Luen Heong, International Rice Research Institute, Philippines
  • Dr. John Holland, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, UK
  • Mr. Jerry Tallowin, Rothamsted Research, UK
  • Prof. Teja Tscharntke, Georg‐August University Göttingen, Germany
  • Prof. Steve Wratten, Lincoln University, New Zealand

Peatland Conservation

  • Prof. Shuqing An, Nanjing University, China
  • Prof. M. Siobhan Fennessy, Kenyon College, USA
  • Dr. Emma Goodyer, IUCN UK Peatlands Programme, UK
  • Dr. Laura Graham, Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, Indonesia
  • Prof. Hans Joosten, University of Greifswald, Germany
  • Dr. Anabel Rial, Independent Consultant & IUCN Species Survival Commission, Colombia
  • Dr. Tim Thom, Yorkshire Peat Partnership, UK
  • Prof. Ruurd van Diggelen, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Prof. Jos Verhoeven, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Dr. Jennie Whinam, University of Tasmania, Australia
  • Dr. Lahiru Wijedasa, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Primate Conservation

  • Dr. Víctor Arroyo-Rodríguez, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
  • Prof. Colin A. Chapman, McGill University, Canada
  • Dr. Guy Cowlishaw, Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, UK
  • Prof. Assoc. Cyril Grüter, University of Western Australia, Australia
  • Dr. Ilka Herbinger, World Wildlife Fund, Germany
  • Prof. Eckhard W. Heymann, Deutsches Primatenzentrum, Germany
  • Dr. Robert H. Horwich, Community Conservation, USA
  • Dr. Inaoyom S. Imong, Wildlife Conservation Society, Nigeria
  • Prof. Peter Kappeler, Georg-August Universität, Germany
  • Prof. Andrew J. Marshall, University of California, USA
  • Dr. Erik Meijaard, People and Nature Consulting International, Indonesia
  • Dr. Russell Mittermeier, Conservation International, USA
  • Prof. Yasuyuki Muroyama, Natural Science Laboratory, Japan
  • Prof. Justin O'Rian, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dr. Fan Pengfei, Dali University, China
  • Dr. Benjamin M. Rawson, Fauna & Flora International, Vietnam
  • Prof. Joanna Setchell, Durham University, UK
  • Prof. Shirley C. Strum, University of California San Diego, USA
  • Prof. Serge Wich, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
  • Dr. Liz Williamson, Stirling University, UK
  • Dr. Xiao Wen, Dali University, China
  • Dr. Long Yongcheng, The Nature Conservancy, China
  • Dr. Zhaoyuan Li, Southwest Forestry University, China

Shrubland and Heathland Conservation

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

Soil Fertility

  • Prof. Steve Banwart, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Dr. Franciska De Vries, University of Manchester, UK
  • Prof. Keith Goulding, Rothamsted Research, UK
  • Prof. Katarina Hedlund, Lund University, Sweden
  • Dr. Jon Hillier, University of Aberdeen, UK
  • Dr. Daniel McGonigle, Defra, UK
  • Ms. Kathryn Mitchell, Linking Environment And Farming (LEAF), UK
  • Mr. Shamal Mohammed, HGCA, Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board, UK
  • Mr. Andrew Molyneux, Huntapac Produce Ltd, UK
  • Prof. John Quinton, Lancaster University, UK
  • Prof. Wim Van der Putten, Wageningen University

Subtidal Benthic Invertebrate Conservation

  • Dr. Lara Atkinson, South African Environmental Observation Network/University
    of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Prof. Martin Attrill, University of Plymouth, UK
  • Prof. Marnie Campbell, Murdoch University, Australia
  • Prof. Tasman Crowe, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Prof. Qinhua Fang, Xiamen University, China
  • Prof. Simonetta Fraschetti, Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy
  • Dr. Joaquim Garrabou, Institut de Ciències del Mar, Spain
  • Dr. Alan Jordan, New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, Australia
  • Dr. Ian McLeod, James Cook University, Australia
  • Prof. Marco Milazzo, Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
  • Dr. Maite Narvarte, Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Argentina
  • Dr. Jenny Oates, World Wildlife Fund, UK
  • Dr. Mark Spalding, The Nature Conservancy, Italy
  • Dr. Tim Stevens, Griffith University, Australia
  • Dr. Karen Webb, Joint Nature Conservation Committee, UK
  • Prof. Steven Widdicombe, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK

Sustainable aquaculture

  • Dr. Neil Achterlonie, Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), UK
  • Dr. Edward Allison, University of East Anglia, UK
  • Prof. Kenny Black, The Scottish Association for Marine Science, UK
  • Prof. Gavin Burnell, University of Cork, Ireland
  • Prof. Gary Carvalho, Bangor University, UK
  • Dr. Piers Hart, WWF Scotland, UK
  • Mr. Daniel Lee, Bangor University, UK
  • Mr. Richard Slaski, Scottish Aquaculture Research Forum, UK
  • Prof. Jimmy Turnbull, Stirling University, UK
  • Dr. Paul Williams, Seafish, UK

Terrestrial Mammal Conservation

  • Mr. Esteban Brenes-Mora, Nai Conservation, Costa Rica
  • Dr. Steve Carter, Vincent Wildlife Trust, UK
  • Prof. Marco Festa-Bianchet, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
  • Dr. José F. González-Maya, PROCAT Colombia/Internacional, Colombia
  • Dr. Clara Grilo, CDV — Transport Research Centre, Czech Republic
  • Assoc. Prof. Menna Jones, Australian Mammal Society & University of Tasmania, Australia
  • Dr. Ros Kennerley, Durrell Conservation Trust
  • Prof. Fiona Mathews, University of Sussex & The Mammal Society, UK
  • Dr. Nyumba Tobias Ochieng, University of Nairobi & African Conservation Centre, Kenya
  • Dr. Michela Pacifici, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Sara Roque, Iberian Wolf Research Team, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Asst Prof. Miguel Rosalino, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Prof. Laurentiu Rozylowicz, University of Bucharest, Romania
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