Category: Publications

Experimentally assessing the effect of search effort on snare detectability

Using an experimental approach, we investigated the effect of search effort, habitat, season, and team on rangers' detection of snares in a tropical forest landscape. Our results suggest that snare detectability in tropical forest landscapes is likely to be low, and may not improve dramatically with increased search effort.

Women, wellbeing and Wildlife Management Areas in Tanzania

We examine the common patterns and differentiated ways women are affected by Tanzania’s Wildlife Management Areas, using data from 937 married women in 42 villages across six WMAs and matched controls in Northern and Southern Tanzania.

ការបំពុលសត្វព្រៃក្នុងភាគខាងជើងនៃប្រទេសកម្ពុជា

នៅភាគខាងជើងនៃប្រទេសកម្ពុជាសត្វព្រៃដែលទទួលការគំរាមកំហែងសត្វពាហនះ និងមនុស្សកំពុងត្រូវបានបំពុលដោយថ្នាំសម្លាប់សត្វល្អិតដែលបានដាក់ក្នុងត្រពាំងនៅតាមរដូវកាលនីមួយៗ។ ការដោះស្រាយដើម្បីឆ្លើយតបទៅនឹងការគំរាមកំហែងការអភិរក្សដ៏ សំខាន់នេះទាមទារឱ្យមានការយល់ដឹងអំពីកត្តាជំរុញអាកប្បកិរិយានៃការបំពុលនិងបរិបទសង្គម។ការសិក្សានេះត្រូវបានធ្វើឡើងក្នុងសហគមន៍ចំនួន10 ក្នុងតំបន់ការពារចំនួន02 ក្នុងគោលបំណងដើម្បីផ្តល់នូវការវាយតម្លៃជាជំហ៊ានដំបូង។​

Impact of Tanzania’s Wildlife Management Areas on household wealth

We measure the impact of Tanzania’s Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), a national community-based conservation and poverty reduction initiative using a novel, cost-effective impact evaluation method based on participatory wealth ranking and Bayesian multilevel modelling.

The role of quantitative cross-case analysis in understanding tropical smallholder farmers’ adaptive capacity to climate shocks

We use empirical case studies on the impacts of El Niño on smallholder households from five countries to test the application of quantitative data aggregation for policy recommendation. Wwhile cross-study results partially align with the findings from the individual projects and with theory, several challenges associated with quantitative aggregation remain when examining complex, contextual and multi-dimensional concepts such as resilience.

Impacts of land use intensification on human wellbeing: Evidence from rural Mozambique

Land use intensification frequently has unintended impacts on ecosystem services. Here, we we examine three case studies in rural Mozambique. Drawing on interviews, focus group discussions, 1576 household surveys and geospatial data from 27 Mozambican villages, we assess how wellbeing and inequality change with three common land use intensification pathways.

Integrating models of human behaviour between the individual and population levels to inform conservation interventions

Conservation interventions developed with little understanding of social system dynamics can result in simplistic and misguided approaches. More effective conservation, that seeks to influence the social drivers of ecological change, requires a more nuanced and predictive understanding of these drivers. In this paper we explore how ABMs and SNAs, separately and in tandem, could be useful for understanding the dynamics of structured information flow and examine the potential benefits of promoting a cross-over between the ecological and social sciences in conservation.