A synopsis protocol is written before a new, or an update of an existing synopsis is produced. The protocol describes the methodology that will be used to produce the synopsis, which is based on the standard subject-wide Conservation Evidence synthesis methodology. Each protocol is reviewed by the synopsis advisory board, who are listed at the beginning of the protocol. The advisory board is a group of experts in diverse topics within the subject, representing the geographic range covered by the synthesis, and including a mix of academics, practitioners and policy-makers.
Each protocol has been registered (on a specific date) on the Open Science Framework (https://osf.io/mz5rx/).
Additional literature searches and advisory board members may be added during the development of a synopsis, and in a small number of cases a decision (in collaboration with the advisory board) may be made to summarise the evidence for a subset of actions, due to time restrictions for example. The introduction section of published synopses will detail the finalised methodology. For each published synopsis the complete list of literature sources searched can also be viewed here, and the advisory board here.
Cool Farm Biodiversity
Update of Bird Conservation
Amphibian Conservation - Published 2014
Bee Conservation - Published 2010
Bird Conservation - Published 2013
Control of Freshwater Invasive Species - Published 2017
Farmland Conservation - Published 2013
Forest Conservation - Published 2016
Management of Captive Animals - Published 2018
Mediterranean Farmland - Published 2017
Natural Pest Control - Published 2013
Peatland Conservation - Published 2018
Primate Conservation - Published 2017
Priority Knowledge Needs for Sustainable Farming Addressed - Published 2015
Shrubland and Heathland Conservation - Published 2017
Soil Fertility - Published 2013
Subtidal Benthic Invertebrate Conservation - Published 2020
Sustainable Aquaculture - Published 2013
Terrestrial Mammal Conservation - Published 2020