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  1. Systematic Review Protocol

    How does roadside vegetation management affect the diversity of vascular plants and invertebrates? A systematic review protocol

    Roadsides have been acknowledged as potential substitutes for semi-natural grasslands and other open habitats with high biodiversity, many of which are now declining. Current recommendations for roadside manag...

    Claes Bernes, James M. Bullock, Simon Jakobsson, Kris Verheyen and Regina Lindborg

    Environmental Evidence 2017 6:16

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  2. Commentary

    Better evidence, better decisions, better environment: emergent themes from the first environmental evidence conference

    The first international Collaboration for Environmental Evidence (CEE) conference took place in August 2016 at the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm with nearly 100 participants from 14 countries....

    Steven J. Cooke, Sif Johansson, Karolin Andersson, Barbara Livoreil, Gerald Post, Rob Richards, Ruth Stewart and Andrew S. Pullin

    Environmental Evidence 2017 6:15

    Published on: 31 May 2017

  3. Systematic Map Protocol

    What are the impacts of flow regime changes on fish productivity in temperate regions? A systematic map protocol

    Ecosystem changes from altered flows can have multiple impacts on fish, including changes to physical habitat, habitat access, food supplies, behaviour, community composition, energy expenditure, and populatio...

    Trina Rytwinski, Jessica J. Taylor, Joseph R. Bennett, Karen E. Smokorowski and Steven J. Cooke

    Environmental Evidence 2017 6:13

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  4. Systematic Map Protocol

    What evidence exists on the impact of agricultural practices in fruit orchards on biodiversity indicator species groups? A systematic map protocol

    Biodiversity loss, due in part to intensification of agriculture, has become a global issue. In this context, fruit producers are looking for nature-friendly production methods. Their aim is to reduce intensiv...

    Markus van der Meer, Gisela Lüscher, Sonja Kay and Philippe Jeanneret

    Environmental Evidence 2017 6:14

    Published on: 30 May 2017

  5. Systematic Review

    What are the environmental impacts of property rights regimes in forests, fisheries and rangelands?

    Property rights to natural resources comprise a major policy instrument in efforts to advance sustainable resource use and conservation. Debate over the relative effectiveness of different property rights regi...

    Maria Ojanen, Wen Zhou, Daniel C. Miller, Sue Helen Nieto, Baruani Mshale and Gillian Petrokofsky

    Environmental Evidence 2017 6:12

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  6. Methodology

    A framework for stakeholder engagement during systematic reviews and maps in environmental management

    People have a stake in conservation and environmental management both for their own interests and the sake of the environment itself. Environmental decision-making has changed somewhat in recent decades to acc...

    N. R. Haddaway, C. Kohl, N. Rebelo da Silva, J. Schiemann, A. Spök, R. Stewart, J. B. Sweet and R. Wilhelm

    Environmental Evidence 2017 6:11

    Published on: 15 May 2017

  7. Systematic Map Protocol

    What is the evidence for the contribution of forests to poverty alleviation? A systematic map protocol

    Forests provide an essential resource that support the livelihoods of an estimated 20% of the global population. Forests are thought to serve in three primary roles to support livelihoods: subsistence, safety ...

    Samantha H. Cheng, Sofia Ahlroth, Stefanie Onder, Priya Shyamsundar, Ruth Garside, Patti Kristjanson, Madeleine C. McKinnon and Daniel C. Miller

    Environmental Evidence 2017 6:10

    Published on: 1 May 2017

  8. Systematic Review Protocol

    How do selected crop rotations affect soil organic carbon in boreo-temperate systems? A systematic review protocol

    Soils are important global carbon pools that are under threat from intensive land use through a variety of agricultural practices. Sustainable management of agricultural soils may have the potential to mitigat...

    Magnus Land, Neal Robert Haddaway, Katarina Hedlund, Helene Bracht Jørgensen, Thomas Kätterer and Per-Erik Isberg

    Environmental Evidence 2017 6:9

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  9. Systematic Review Protocol

    What are the consequences of fish entrainment and impingement associated with hydroelectric dams on fish productivity? A systematic review protocol

    This systematic review will address the need for a better understanding of the impacts of fish entrainment and impingement associated with hydroelectric dams on fish productivity in freshwater temperate enviro...

    Trina Rytwinski, Dirk A. Algera, Jessica J. Taylor, Karen E. Smokorowski, Joseph R. Bennett, Philip M. Harrison and Steven J. Cooke

    Environmental Evidence 2017 6:8

    Published on: 3 April 2017

  10. Systematic Review Protocol

    What are the type, direction, and strength of species, community, and ecosystem responses to warming in aquatic mesocosm studies and their dependency on experimental characteristics? A systematic review protocol

    Mesocosm experiments have become increasingly popular in climate change research as they bridge the gap between small-scale, less realistic, microcosm experiments, and large-scale, more complex, natural system...

    Tamar Guy-Haim, Harriet Alexander, Tom W. Bell, Raven L. Bier, Lauren E. Bortolotti, Christian Briseño-Avena, Xiaoli Dong, Alison M. Flanagan, Julia Grosse, Lars Grossmann, Sarah Hasnain, Rachel Hovel, Cora A. Johnston, Dan R. Miller, Mario Muscarella, Akana E. Noto…

    Environmental Evidence 2017 6:6

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  11. Systematic Review Protocol

    The effectiveness of spawning habitat creation or enhancement for substrate spawning temperate fish: a systematic review protocol

    Habitat is the foundation for healthy and productive fisheries. For substrate spawning fish, lack of appropriate spawning substrate is inherently limiting and a lack of access to suitable spawning habitat will...

    Jessica J. Taylor, Trina Rytwinski, Joseph R. Bennett, Karen E. Smokorowski and Steven J. Cooke

    Environmental Evidence 2017 6:5

    Published on: 1 March 2017

  12. Systematic Map

    The environmental, socioeconomic, and health impacts of woodfuel value chains in Sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic map

    In Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), the production and use of woodfuel remains an important socio-economic activity with more than 70% of the population relying on woodfuel as their primary household energy source. ...

    Phosiso Sola, Paolo Omar Cerutti, Wen Zhou, Denis Gautier, Miyuki Iiyama, Jolien Schure, Audrey Chenevoy, Jummai Yila, Vanessa Dufe, Robert Nasi, Gillian Petrokofsky and Gill Shepherd

    Environmental Evidence 2017 6:4

    Published on: 13 February 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Environmental Evidence 2017 6:7

  13. Systematic Map Protocol

    What specific plant traits support ecosystem services such as pollination, bio-control and water quality protection in temperate climates? A systematic map protocol

    Agricultural intensification has increased diffuse source pollution within water catchments, reduced heterogeneity within the landscape and caused major declines in farmland wildlife, including birds, mammals,...

    Claire J. Blowers, Heidi M. Cunningham, Andrew Wilcox and Nicola P. Randall

    Environmental Evidence 2017 6:3

    Published on: 1 February 2017

  14. Systematic Map Protocol

    What is the evidence that gender affects access to and use of forest assets for food security? A systematic map protocol

    There is increasing awareness of the importance of gender in natural resource management. Especially for communities dependent upon forests for their livelihoods, gender roles and relations can affect access t...

    Linley Chiwona-Karltun, Ngolia Kimanzu, Jessica Clendenning, Johanna Bergman Lodin, Chad Ellingson, Gun Lidestav, David Mkwambisi, Esther Mwangi, Isilda Nhantumbo, Caroline Ochieng, Gillian Petrokofsky and Murat Sartas

    Environmental Evidence 2017 6:2

    Published on: 16 January 2017

  15. Methodology

    A rapid method to increase transparency and efficiency in web-based searches

    Many online search facilities allow searching for academic literature. The majority are bibliographic databases that catalogue published research in an iterative, semi-automated manner, e.g. Web of Science Cor...

    Neal R. Haddaway, Alexandra M. Collins, Deborah Coughlin and Stuart Kirk

    Environmental Evidence 2017 6:1

    Published on: 3 January 2017

  16. Systematic Review

    Baseline susceptibility of different European lepidopteran and coleopteran pests to Bt proteins expressed in Bt maize: a systematic review

    Lepidopteran and coleopteran species are the most important pests in maize. They can be controlled using genetically modified (GM) crops expressing insecticidal Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) proteins. The long-term...

    Kai U. Priesnitz, Anja Vaasen and Achim Gathmann

    Environmental Evidence 2016 5:27

    Published on: 12 December 2016

  17. Systematic Review Protocol

    Does the social equitability of community and incentive based conservation interventions in non-OECD countries, affect human well-being? A systematic review protocol

    An increasing number of conservation interventions aim to reduce their negative impacts on vulnerable people and to provide incentives aimed at improving overall human well-being. Community and incentive based...

    Glenn Althor, Madeleine McKinnon, Samantha H. Cheng, Carissa Klein and James Watson

    Environmental Evidence 2016 5:26

    Published on: 2 December 2016

  18. Systematic Map

    What evidence exists on the local impacts of energy systems on marine ecosystem services: a systematic map

    Increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere and its impact on the climate are a pressing concern for governments around the world. Reducing GHG emissions by changing the energy produc...

    Eleni Papathanasopoulou, Ana M. Queirós, Nicola Beaumont, Tara Hooper and Joana Nunes

    Environmental Evidence 2016 5:25

    Published on: 24 November 2016

  19. Systematic Review Protocol

    What is the effect of prescribed burning in temperate and boreal forest on biodiversity, beyond tree regeneration, pyrophilous and saproxylic species? A systematic review protocol

    Forests set aside from productive forestry are often considered best conserved by non-intervention. However, biodiversity is often maintained in natural forests by a background level of disturbance, which, in ...

    Jacqualyn Eales, Neal R. Haddaway, Claes Bernes, Steven J. Cooke, Bengt Gunnar Jonsson, Jari Kouki and Gill Petrokofsky

    Environmental Evidence 2016 5:24

    Published on: 15 November 2016

  20. Systematic Review Protocol

    Can interventions that aim to decrease Lyme disease hazard at non-domestic sites be effective without negatively affecting ecosystem health? A systematic review protocol

    Lyme disease (LD) is the most commonly reported, broadly distributed vector-borne disease of the northern temperate zone. It is transmitted by ticks and, if untreated, can cause skin, cardiac, nervous system a...

    Jo Middleton, Ian Cooper and Anja S. Rott

    Environmental Evidence 2016 5:23

    Published on: 11 October 2016

  21. Systematic Map Protocol

    Evidence for the effects of neonicotinoids used in arable crop production on non-target organisms and concentrations of residues in relevant matrices: a systematic map protocol

    Neonicotinoid insecticides (NNIs) have been routinely used in arable crop protection since their development in the early 1990s. These insecticides have been subject to the same registration procedures as othe...

    Katy L. James, Nicola P. Randall, Keith F. A. Walters, Neal R. Haddaway and Magnus Land

    Environmental Evidence 2016 5:22

    Published on: 3 October 2016

  22. Systematic Review Protocol

    What are the impacts of manipulating grazing and browsing by ungulates on plants and invertebrates in temperate and boreal forests? A systematic review protocol

    Livestock grazing and ‘overabundance’ of large wild herbivores in forested areas have long been perceived as conflicting with the aims of both silviculture and forest conservation; however, certain kinds of he...

    Claes Bernes, Bengt Gunnar Jonsson, Kaisa Junninen, Asko Lõhmus, Ellen Macdonald, Jörg Müller and Jennie Sandström

    Environmental Evidence 2016 5:17

    Published on: 13 September 2016

  23. Systematic Review

    China’s conversion of cropland to forest program: a systematic review of the environmental and socioeconomic effects

    Farming on sloping lands has historically led to forest loss and degradation in China, which coupled with unsustainable timber extraction activities, was deemed responsible for catastrophic flooding events in ...

    Lucas Gutiérrez Rodríguez, Nicholas J. Hogarth, Wen Zhou, Chen Xie, Kun Zhang and Louis Putzel

    Environmental Evidence 2016 5:21

    Published on: 12 September 2016

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