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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Systematic Review Protocol

    Comparing groups versus individuals in decision making: a systematic review protocol

    Biodiversity management requires effective decision making at various stages. However decision making in the real world is complex, driven by multiple factors and involves a range of stakeholders. Understandin...

    Nibedita Mukherjee, Lynn V. Dicks, Gorm E. Shackelford, Bhaskar Vira and William J. Sutherland

    Environmental Evidence 2016 5:19

    Published on: 5 September 2016

  7. Systematic Map Protocol

    The multifunctional roles of vegetated strips around and within agricultural fields. A systematic map protocol

    Agriculture and agricultural intensification can have significant negative impacts on the environment, including nutrient and pesticide leaching, spreading of pathogens, soil erosion and reduction of ecosystem...

    Neal Robert Haddaway, Colin Brown, Sönke Eggers, Jonas Josefsson, Brian Kronvang, Nicola Randall and Jaana Uusi-Kämppä

    Environmental Evidence 2016 5:18

    Published on: 22 August 2016

  8. Systematic Map Protocol

    What is the extent and distribution of evidence on effectiveness of systematic conservation planning around the globe? A systematic map protocol

    Systematic conservation planning involves the prioritisation of conservation actions to optimise biodiversity conservation outcomes whilst considering implementation challenges such as minimising costs. Thousa...

    Emma J. McIntosh, Madeleine C. McKinnon, Robert L. Pressey and Richard Grenyer

    Environmental Evidence 2016 5:15

    Published on: 9 August 2016

  9. Systematic Review Protocol

    To what extent do mesophotic coral ecosystems and shallow reefs share species of conservation interest?

    Mesophotic coral ecosystems (MCEs) are tropical and sub-tropical reefs between 30 m and potentially >150 m depth, the maximum for photosynthetic hard corals. The definition’s upper boundary is ecologically arb...

    Jack H. Laverick, Dominic A. Andradi-Brown, Dan A. Exton, Pim Bongaerts, Tom C. L. Bridge, Michael P. Lesser, Richard L. Pyle, Marc Slattery, Daniel Wagner and Alex D. Rogers

    Environmental Evidence 2016 5:16

    Published on: 1 August 2016

  10. Commentary

    The Canadian context for evidence-based conservation and environmental management

    Canada has strong institutional capacity for science-based decision-making related to natural resource conservation and environmental management. Yet, the concept of using systematic reviews (conducted in acco...

    Steven J. Cooke, Jake C. Rice, Kent A. Prior, Robin Bloom, Olaf Jensen, David R. Browne, Lisa A. Donaldson, Joseph R. Bennett, Jesse C. Vermaire and Graeme Auld

    Environmental Evidence 2016 5:14

    Published on: 18 July 2016

  11. Systematic Map

    What evidence exists for the effectiveness of on-farm conservation land management strategies for preserving ecosystem services in developing countries? A systematic map

    An extensive body of evidence in the field of agro-ecology claims to show the positive effects that maintenance of ecosystem services can have on meeting future food demand by making farms more sustainable, pr...

    Jessica P. R. Thorn, Rachel Friedman, David Benz, Kathy J. Willis and Gillian Petrokofsky

    Environmental Evidence 2016 5:13

    Published on: 13 July 2016

  12. Systematic Review Protocol

    Effectiveness of management interventions for control of invasive Common ragweed Ambrosia artemisiifolia: a systematic review protocol

    Alien species are severely impacting the environment, public health and socioeconomy at a global scale. Their management is thus of crucial importance and the subject of intensive research efforts. Common ragw...

    Stefan Schindler, Helen R. Bayliss, Franz Essl, Wolfgang Rabitsch, Swen Follak and Andrew S. Pullin

    Environmental Evidence 2016 5:11

    Published on: 6 June 2016

  13. Systematic Review Protocol

    What is the impact on fish recruitment of anthropogenic physical and structural habitat change in shallow nearshore areas in temperate systems? A systematic review protocol

    Shallow nearshore marine ecosystems are changing at an increasing rate due to a range of human activities such as urbanisation and commercial development. The growing numbers of constructions and other physica...

    Biljana Macura, Oona M. Lönnstedt, Pär Byström, Laura Airoldi, Britas Klemens Eriksson, Lars Rudstam and Josianne Støttrup

    Environmental Evidence 2016 5:10

    Published on: 23 May 2016

  14. Systematic Review

    How effective are created or restored freshwater wetlands for nitrogen and phosphorus removal? A systematic review

    Eutrophication of aquatic environments is a major environmental problem in large parts of the world. In Europe, EU legislation (the Water Framework Directive and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive), inter...

    Magnus Land, Wilhelm Granéli, Anders Grimvall, Carl Christian Hoffmann, William J. Mitsch, Karin S. Tonderski and Jos T. A. Verhoeven

    Environmental Evidence 2016 5:9

    Published on: 9 May 2016

  15. Systematic Map

    What are the effects of nature conservation on human well-being? A systematic map of empirical evidence from developing countries

    Global policy initiatives and international conservation organizations have sought to emphasize and strengthen the link between the conservation of natural ecosystems and human development. While many indices ...

    Madeleine C. McKinnon, Samantha H. Cheng, Samuel Dupre, Janet Edmond, Ruth Garside, Louise Glew, Margaret B. Holland, Eliot Levine, Yuta J. Masuda, Daniel C. Miller, Isabella Oliveira, Justine Revenaz, Dilys Roe, Sierra Shamer, David Wilkie, Supin Wongbusarakum…

    Environmental Evidence 2016 5:8

    Published on: 27 April 2016

  16. Methodology

    A methodology for systematic mapping in environmental sciences

    Systematic mapping was developed in social sciences in response to a lack of empirical data when answering questions using systematic review methods, and a need for a method to describe the literature across a...

    Katy L. James, Nicola P. Randall and Neal R. Haddaway

    Environmental Evidence 2016 5:7

    Published on: 26 April 2016

  17. Systematic Map

    Does the gender composition of forest and fishery management groups affect resource governance and conservation outcomes? A systematic map

    Women often use natural resources differently than men yet frequently have minimal influence on how local resources are managed. An emerging hypothesis is that empowering more women in local resource decision-...

    Craig Leisher, Gheda Temsah, Francesca Booker, Michael Day, Leah Samberg, Debra Prosnitz, Bina Agarwal, Elizabeth Matthews, Dilys Roe, Diane Russell, Terry Sunderland and David Wilkie

    Environmental Evidence 2016 5:6

    Published on: 21 March 2016

  18. Systematic Review Protocol

    Can linear transportation infrastructure verges constitute a habitat and/or a corridor for biodiversity in temperate landscapes? A systematic review protocol

    The role of linear transportation infrastructures (roads, railways, oil and gas pipelines, power lines, rivers and canals) in fragmenting natural habitats has been demonstrated. Yet, the potential of habitat o...

    Arzhvaël Jeusset, Marianne Vargac, Yves Bertheau, Aurélie Coulon, Nadine Deniaud, Frédérique Flamerie De Lachapelle, Emmanuel Jaslier, Barbara Livoreil, Véronique Roy, Julien Touroult, Sylvie Vanpeene, Isabelle Witté and Romain Sordello

    Environmental Evidence 2016 5:5

    Published on: 15 March 2016

  19. Systematic Map Protocol

    How are biodiversity and dispersal of species affected by the management of roadsides? A systematic map protocol

    In many parts of the world, roadsides are regularly managed for traffic-safety reasons. Hence, there are similarities between roadsides and certain other managed habitats, such as wooded pastures and mown or g...

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

    Environmental Evidence 2016 5:4

    Published on: 29 February 2016

  20. Systematic Review Protocol

    How effective is ‘greening’ of urban areas in reducing human exposure to ground-level ozone concentrations, UV exposure and the ‘urban heat island effect’? A protocol to update a systematic review

    The impact of climate change on public health may occur through a number of main pathways including increased temperature, ground-level ozone levels and ultra-violet radiation, which have a range of consequenc...

    Teri Knight, Sian Price, Diana Bowler and Sian King

    Environmental Evidence 2016 5:3

    Published on: 26 February 2016

  21. Systematic Review Protocol

    Which agricultural management interventions are most influential on soil organic carbon (using time series data)?

    Loss of soil organic carbon (SOC) from agricultural land is identified as one of the major threats to soils, as it influences both fertility and the production of ecosystem services from agriculture. Losses of...

    Neal Robert Haddaway, Katarina Hedlund, Louise E. Jackson, Thomas Kätterer, Emanuele Lugato, Ingrid K. Thomsen, Helene Bracht Jørgensen and Per-Erik Isberg

    Environmental Evidence 2016 5:2

    Published on: 29 January 2016

  22. Systematic Review Protocol

    How does tillage intensity affect soil organic carbon? A systematic review protocol

    Soils contain the greatest terrestrial carbon (C) pool on the planet. Since approximately 12 % of soil C is held in cultivated soils, management of these agricultural areas has a huge potential to affect globa...

    Neal Robert Haddaway, Katarina Hedlund, Louise E. Jackson, Thomas Kätterer, Emanuele Lugato, Ingrid K. Thomsen, Helene B. Jørgensen and Per-Erik Isberg

    Environmental Evidence 2016 5:1

    Published on: 25 January 2016

  23. Systematic Map

    What is the impact of active management on biodiversity in boreal and temperate forests set aside for conservation or restoration? A systematic map

    The biodiversity of forests set aside from forestry is often considered best preserved by non-intervention. In many protected forests, however, remaining biodiversity values are legacies of past disturbances, ...

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

    Environmental Evidence 2015 4:25

    Published on: 29 December 2015

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Environmental Evidence is the official journal of the Collaboration for Environmental Evidence.