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Catalogue of Searched Journals

List of journals and contributors

This is a list of journals that we have searched so far. 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.
 
We continually search 30 of the biggest conservation and ecology journals (including Conservation Biology, Biological Conservation, Ecology, Journal of Applied Ecology, Oryx; for more details see our methods and FAQ pages). Additional journals are then searched when each synopsis on a specific synopsis is produced.
 
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Journal Years searched Topic Conservation literature researcher
Acta Chiropterologica 1999-2012 Bat Conservation Anna Berthinussen (1999-2012)
Anna Berthinussen (1999-2012)
Acta Herpetologica 2006-2012 Amphibian Conservation Rebecca K. Smith (2006-2012)
Acta Herpetologica 2006-2012 Reptile Conservation Rebecca K. Smith (2006-2012)
Acta Oecologica-International Journal of Ecology 1990-2014 All biodiversity Min Chen (1990-2014)
African Journal of Ecology 1963-2016 All biodiversity Min Chen (1963-2013)
Philip Martin (2013-2016)
African Journal of Herpetology 1990-2012 Amphibian Conservation Rebecca K. Smith (1990-2012)
African Journal of Herpetology 1990-2012 Reptile Conservation Rebecca K. Smith (1990-2012)
African Primates 1995-2012 Primate Conservation Andrea Salcedo (1995-2012)
African Zoology 1979-2013 All biodiversity Min Chen (1979-2013)
Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 1983-2016 All biodiversity Rebecca J. Robertson (1983-2016)
Aliens: The Invasive Species Bulletin (IUCN) 1995-2013 All biodiversity Rebecca J. Robertson (1995-2013)
Ambio 1972-2011 All biodiversity Min Chen (1972-2011)
American Naturalist 1867-2014 All biodiversity Min Chen (1867-2014)
Amphibia-Reptilia 1980-2012 Amphibian Conservation Rebecca K. Smith (1980-2012)
Amphibia-Reptilia 1980-2013 Reptile Conservation Rebecca K. Smith (1980-2013)
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 1996-2012 Amphibian Conservation Rebecca K. Smith (1996-2012)
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 1996-2013 Reptile Conservation Rebecca K. Smith (1996-2013)
Animal Biology 2003-2013 All biodiversity Min Chen (2003-2013)
Animal Conservation 1998-2016 All biodiversity Rebecca J. Robertson (1998-2016)
Annales Zoologici Fennici 1964-2013 All biodiversity Min Chen (1964-2013)
Annales Zoologici Societatis Zoologicae Botanicae Fennicae Vanamo 1932-1963 All biodiversity Min Chen (1932-1963)
Annual Review Ecology and Systematics 1970-2016 All biodiversity Rebecca J. Robertson (1970-2016)
Anthrozoos 1987-2013 All biodiversity Min Chen (1987-2013)
Applied Animal Behaviour Science 1998-2014 All biodiversity Sarah Lockhart (1998-2014)
Applied Herpetology 2003-2009 All biodiversity Rebecca K. Smith (2003-2009)
Applied Vegetation Science 1998-2016 All biodiversity Philip Martin (1998-2016)
Aquatic Botany 1975-2017 All biodiversity Alexandra Zieritz (1975-2013)
Rebecca J. Robertson (2013-2017)
Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 1991-2016 All biodiversity Nigel Taylor (1991-2016)
Aquatic Ecology 1968-2016 All biodiversity Nigel Taylor (1968-2016)
Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management 1998-2016 All biodiversity Nigel Taylor (1998-2016)
Aquatic Invasions 2006-2016 All biodiversity Rebecca J. Robertson (2006-2016)
Arid Land Research And Management 1987-2013 All biodiversity Min Chen (1987-2013)
Asian Primates 2008-2012 Primate Conservation Andrea Salcedo (2008-2012)
Austral Ecology 1977-2016 All biodiversity Philip Martin (1977-2016)
Basic and Applied Ecology 2000-2016 All biodiversity Rebecca J. Robertson (2000-2016)
Behavior 1948-2013 All biodiversity Min Chen (1948-2013)
Behavior Ecology 1990-2013 All biodiversity Min Chen (1990-2013)
Biocontrol 1956-2016 All biodiversity Rebecca J. Robertson (1956-2016)
Biocontrol Science and Technology 1991-1996 All biodiversity Rebecca J. Robertson (1991-1996)
Biodiversity & Conservation 1994-2016 All biodiversity Rebecca J. Robertson (1994-2016)
Biological Conservation 1981-2016 All biodiversity Rebecca J. Robertson (1981-2016)
Biological Control 1991-2017 All biodiversity Lucy Haskall (1991-2017)
Biological Invasions 1999-2017 All biodiversity Rebecca J. Robertson (1999-2017)
Biology Letters 2005-2013 All biodiversity Min Chen (2005-2013)
Boreal Environment Research 1996-2014 All biodiversity Min Chen (1996-2014)
BTO Research Reports 1981-2016 All biodiversity Silviu Petrovan (1981-2016)
Bulletin of the Herpetological Society of Japan 1999-2008 Amphibian Conservation Rebecca K. Smith (1999-2008)
Bulletin of the Herpetological Society of Japan 1999-2008 Reptile Conservation Rebecca K. Smith (1999-2008)
Canadian Field-Naturalist 1987-2013 All biodiversity Min Chen (1987-2013)
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 1901-2017 All biodiversity Kirsi Peck (1901-2017)
Canadian Journal of Forest Research 1971-2013 All biodiversity Har'el Agra (1971-2013)
Caribbean Journal of Science 1961-2013 All biodiversity Min Chen (1961-2013)
Community Ecology 2000-2012 All biodiversity Min Chen (2000-2012)
Conservation Biology 1987-2016 All biodiversity Rebecca J. Robertson (1987-2016)
Conservation Genetics 2000-2013 All biodiversity Min Chen (2000-2013)
Conservation Letters 2008-2016 All biodiversity Rebecca J. Robertson (2008-2016)
Contemporary Herpetology 1998-2009 Amphibian Conservation Rebecca K. Smith (1998-2009)
Contemporary Herpetology 1998-2009 Reptile Conservation Rebecca K. Smith (1998-2009)
Contributions to Primatology 1974-1991 Primate Conservation Jessica Junker (1974-1991)
Copeia 1910-2003 Amphibian Conservation Rebecca K. Smith (1910-2003)
Copeia 1910-2003 Reptile Conservation Rebecca K. Smith (1910-2003)
Ecological Applications 1991-2016 All biodiversity Rebecca J. Robertson (1991-2016)
Ecological Restoration 1981-2016 All biodiversity Rebecca J. Robertson (1981-2016)
Ecology 1936-2016 All biodiversity Rebecca J. Robertson (1936-2016)
Environmental Conservation 1974-2016 All biodiversity Rebecca J. Robertson (1974-2016)
Environmental Management 1977-2016 All biodiversity Rebecca J. Robertson (1977-2016)
European Journal of Wildlife Research 1955-2016 All biodiversity Rebecca J. Robertson (1955-2016)
Freshwater Science 1982-2017 All biodiversity Ricardo Rocha (1982-2017)
Human Wildlife Interactions 2007-2016 All biodiversity Rebecca J. Robertson (2007-2016)
Hydrobiologia 2000-2017 All biodiversity Ricardo Rocha (2000-2017)
Journal for Nature Conservation 2002-2014 All biodiversity Rebecca J. Robertson (2002-2014)
Journal of Animal Ecology 1932-2016 All biodiversity Rebecca J. Robertson (1932-2016)
Journal of Applied Ecology 1964-2016 All biodiversity Rebecca J. Robertson (1964-2016)
Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 1962-2016 All biodiversity Ricardo Rocha (1962-2016)
Journal of Ecology 1933-2016 All biodiversity Rebecca J. Robertson (1933-2016)
Journal of Environmental Management 1973-2016 All biodiversity Rebecca J. Robertson (1973-2016)
Journal of Tropical Ecology 1986-2016 All biodiversity Nancy Ockendon (1986-2016)
Journal of Wildlife Management 1945-2016 All biodiversity Nancy Ockendon (1945-2016)
Journal of Zoology 1966-2016 All biodiversity Nancy Ockendon (1966-2016)
Limnologica - Ecology and Management of Inland Waters 1999-2017 All biodiversity Ricardo Rocha (1999-2017)
New Zealand Journal of Zoology 1974-2016 All biodiversity Nancy Ockendon (1974-2016)
Oecologia 1969-2016 All biodiversity Nancy Ockendon (1969-2016)
Oikos 1949-2016 All biodiversity Nancy Ockendon (1949-2016)
Oryx 1950-2016 All biodiversity Nancy Ockendon (1950-2016)
Pacific Conservation Biology 1993-2016 All biodiversity Nancy Ockendon (1993-2016)
Restoration Ecology 1993-2016 All biodiversity Nancy Ockendon (1993-2016)
Scottish Natural Heritage Reports 1980-2016 All biodiversity David O’Brien (1980-2016)
Systematic Reviews Centre for Evidence-Based Conservation 2004-2016 All biodiversity Rebecca J. Robertson (2004-2016)
Trends in Ecology and Evolution 1986-2016 All biodiversity Nancy Ockendon (1986-2016)