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  1. Content type: Commentary

    Systematic reviews and maps are complex methods for synthesising evidence that involve specialist and resource-intensive activities. Systematic reviewers face challenges when attempting to clearly and precisel...

    Authors: Jacqualyn Eales, Neal R. Haddaway and J. Angus Webb

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2017 6:22

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  2. Content type: Systematic Map

    Alien species are frequently considered a serious environmental threat but negative impacts on human health through injury, allergy, or as vectors of disease sometimes have the most dire consequences for human...

    Authors: Helen R. Bayliss, Stefan Schindler, Mildren Adam, Franz Essl and Wolfgang Rabitsch

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2017 6:21

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  3. Content type: Methodology

    This paper provides guidance about how to plan, prepare, conduct, report, amend or update a systematic search. It aims to contribute to a new version of the Collaboration for Environmental Evidence (CEE) Guide...

    Authors: Barbara Livoreil, Julie Glanville, Neal R. Haddaway, Helen Bayliss, Alison Bethel, Frédérique Flamerie de Lachapelle, Shannon Robalino, Sini Savilaakso, Wen Zhou, Gill Petrokofsky and Geoff Frampton

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2017 6:23

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  4. Content type: Commentary

    As a methodology designed to inform policy and practice decisions, it is particularly important to ensure that systematic reviews are shaped by those who will use them. There is a broad range of approaches for...

    Authors: Laurenz Langer, Yvonne Erasmus, Natalie Tannous and Ruth Stewart

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2017 6:20

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  5. Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

    Eutrophication of freshwater ecosystems resulting from nitrogen and phosphorus pollution is a major stressor across the globe. Despite recognition by scientists and stakeholders of the problems of nutrient pol...

    Authors: Micah G. Bennett, Kate A. Schofield, Sylvia S. Lee and Susan B. Norton

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2017 6:18

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  6. Content type: Methodology

    Evidence reviews are a key mechanism for incorporating extensive, complex and specialised evidence into policy and practice, and in guiding future research. However, evidence reviews vary in scope and methodol...

    Authors: Bethan C. O’Leary, Paul Woodcock, Michel J. Kaiser and Andrew S. Pullin

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2017 6:19

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  7. Content type: 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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2017 6:16

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  8. Content type: Commentary

    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....

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

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2017 6:15

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  9. Content type: 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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2017 6:14

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  10. Content type: 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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2017 6:13

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  11. Content type: Systematic Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2017 6:12

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  12. Content type: Methodology

    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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2017 6:11

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  13. Content type: 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 ...

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

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2017 6:10

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  14. Content type: 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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2017 6:9

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  15. Content type: 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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2017 6:8

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  16. Content type: Erratum

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2017 6:7

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    The original article was published in Environmental Evidence 2017 6:4

  17. Content type: 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...

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2017 6:6

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  18. Content type: 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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2017 6:5

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  19. Content type: 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. ...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2017 6:4

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

  20. Content type: 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,...

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

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2017 6:3

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  21. Content type: 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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2017 6:2

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  22. Content type: 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...

    Authors: Kai U. Priesnitz, Anja Vaasen and Achim Gathmann

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2016 5:27

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  23. Content type: 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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2016 5:26

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  24. Content type: 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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2016 5:25

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  25. Content type: 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 ...

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

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2016 5:24

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  26. Content type: 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...

    Authors: Jo Middleton, Ian Cooper and Anja S. Rott

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2016 5:23

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  27. Content type: 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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2016 5:22

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  28. Content type: 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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2016 5:17

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  29. Content type: Systematic Review

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2016 5:21

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  30. Content type: Methodology

    Systematic reviews and systematic maps aim to provide an overview of the best available evidence to inform research, policy and practice. However, like any form of review, they will require updating periodical...

    Authors: Helen R. Bayliss, Neal R. Haddaway, Jacqualyn Eales, Geoff K. Frampton and Katy L. James

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2016 5:20

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  31. Content type: 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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2016 5:19

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  32. Content type: 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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2016 5:18

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  33. Content type: 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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2016 5:15

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  34. Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2016 5:16

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  35. Content type: Commentary

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2016 5:14

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  36. Content type: 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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2016 5:13

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  37. Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

    This systematic review will address the need for having a better understanding of the evidence-base for the effectiveness of different management techniques focussed on the eradication of non-native fish speci...

    Authors: Lisa A. Donaldson and Steven J. Cooke

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2016 5:12

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  38. Content type: 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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2016 5:11

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  39. Content type: 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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2016 5:10

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  40. Content type: 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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2016 5:9

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  41. Content type: Systematic Map

    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 ...

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2016 5:8

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  42. Content type: Methodology

    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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2016 5:7

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  43. Content type: 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-...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2016 5:6

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  44. Content type: 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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2016 5:5

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  45. Content type: 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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2016 5:4

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  46. Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

    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...

    Authors: Teri Knight, Sian Price, Diana Bowler and Sian King

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2016 5:3

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  47. Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

    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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2016 5:2

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