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  1. Involving stakeholders in systematic reviews is common practice and is advised in the Collaboration for Environmental Evidence (CEE) Guidelines (v.4.2). Frameworks for engaging stakeholders exist and should be...

    Authors: Jessica J. Taylor, Trina Rytwinski, Joseph R. Bennett and Steven J. Cooke
    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2017 6:26
  2. Systematic reviews and systematic maps, regarded as a gold standard for syntheses of documented research evidence, are increasingly used to inform decisions in environmental management. To increase their relev...

    Authors: Magnus Land, Biljana Macura, Claes Bernes and Sif Johansson
    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2017 6:25
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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

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

  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. Governance processes and structures that steer social-ecological systems and in situ forest conservation strategies such as protected areas (PAs) can be crucial for effective management and improvement of the ...

    Authors: Biljana Macura, Laura Secco and Andrew S. Pullin
    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2015 4:24
  29. The global decline of marine biodiversity and the perceived need to protect marine ecosystems from irreparable alterations to ecosystem functioning and ecosystem service provision have produced an extensive ra...

    Authors: Maria Cristina Mangano, Bethan C. O’Leary, Simone Mirto, Antonio Mazzola and Gianluca Sarà
    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2015 4:21
  30. Although the importance of using local provenance planting stock for woodland production, habitat conservation and restoration remains contentious, the concept is easy to understand, attractive and easy to ‘se...

    Authors: David Boshier, Linda Broadhurst, Jonathan Cornelius, Leonardo Gallo, Jarkko Koskela, Judy Loo, Gillian Petrokofsky and Bradley St Clair
    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2015 4:20
  31. Forest fires, insect outbreaks, and windstorms are common forest disturbances that are expected to increase in importance in coming decades. Post-disturbance management often involves salvage logging, i.e. the...

    Authors: Alexandro B Leverkus, Lena Gustafsson, José María Rey Benayas and Jorge Castro
    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2015 4:16
  32. There has been growing interest in mixed species plantation systems because of their potential to provide a range of socio-economic and bio-physical benefits which can be matched to the diverse needs of smallh...

    Authors: Huong Nguyen, John Herbohn, Jessica Clendenning, David Lamb, Wolfram Dressler, Jerry Vanclay and Jennifer Firn
    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2015 4:15
  33. Increasing world population, changing consumption patterns, and the agri-food industry ambition for expansion will drive an increase in outputs from future Irish agriculture. This must be achieved within the c...

    Authors: Donnacha G Doody, Cara A Augustenborg, Paul JA Withers and Seamus Crosse
    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2015 4:14
  34. Currently, about 400 million hectares of tropical moist forests worldwide are designated production forests, about a quarter of which are managed by rural communities and indigenous peoples. There has been a g...

    Authors: Gillian Petrokofsky, Plinio Sist, Lilian Blanc, Jean-Louis Doucet, Bryan Finegan, Sylvie Gourlet-Fleury, John R Healey, Barbara Livoreil, Robert Nasi, Marielos Peña-Claros, Francis E Putz and Wen Zhou
    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2015 4:8
  35. As a result of rising global food and energy insecurity, investors are increasingly seeking new opportunities in tropical developing countries endowed with comparatively cheap and abundant land resources. Pred...

    Authors: George Schoneveld, Filipe Di Matteo, Frederico Brandao, Pablo Pacheco, Idsert Jelsma and Eileen Dyer Jarnholt
    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2015 4:1
  36. Threatened species often have small and isolated populations where mating among relatives can result in inbreeding depression increasing extinction risk. Effective management is hampered by a lack of syntheses...

    Authors: Linda E Neaves, Jacqualyn Eales, Raj Whitlock, Peter M Hollingsworth, Terry Burke and Andrew S Pullin
    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2015 4:5
  37. There is a growing concern in Sweden and elsewhere that continued emissions of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) may cause environmental as well as human health effects. PFASs are a broad class of ma...

    Authors: Magnus Land, Cynthia A de Wit, Ian T Cousins, Dorte Herzke, Jana Johansson and Jonathan W Martin
    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2015 4:3

    The Systematic Review to this article has been published in Environmental Evidence 2018 7:4

  38. There is an increasing acceptance that sectorial approaches to land management are no longer sufficient to meet global challenges such as poverty alleviation, biodiversity conservation, and food production. Th...

    Authors: James Reed, Liz Deakin and Terry Sunderland
    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2015 4:2
  39. Increasing concentrations of atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHG) and its impact on the climate has resulted in many international governments committing to reduce their GHG emissions. The UK, for example, has c...

    Authors: Eleni Papathanasopoulou, Ana M Queirós, Nicola Beaumont, Tara Hooper and Joana Nunes
    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2014 3:26

    The Systematic Map to this article has been published in Environmental Evidence 2016 5:25

  40. Increasingly, forests are on the international climate change agenda as land use and cover changes drive forest and carbon loss. The ability of forests to store carbon has created programs such as Reducing Emi...

    Authors: Stephen Syampungani, Jessica Clendenning, Davison Gumbo, Robert Nasi, Kaala Moombe, Paxie Chirwa, Natasha Ribeiro, Isla Grundy, Nalukui Matakala, Christopher Martius, Moka Kaliwile, Gillian Kabwe and Gillian Petrokofsky
    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2014 3:25

    The Systematic Map to this article has been published in Environmental Evidence 2018 7:16

  41. Genetically modified (GM) crops have generated a great deal of controversy. Since commercially introduced to farmers in 1996, the global area cultivated with GM crops has increased 94-fold. The rapid adoption ...

    Authors: Jaqueline Garcia-Yi, Tiptunya Lapikanonth, Hanum Vionita, Hanh Vu, Shuang Yang, Yating Zhong, Yifei Li, Veronika Nagelschneider, Birgid Schlindwein and Justus Wesseler
    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2014 3:24
  42. Mobile bottom fishing, such as trawling and dredging, is the most widespread direct human impact on marine benthic systems. Knowledge of the impacts of different gear types on different habitats, the species m...

    Authors: Kathryn M Hughes, Michel J Kaiser, Simon Jennings, Robert A McConnaughey, Roland Pitcher, Ray Hilborn, Ricardo O Amoroso, Jeremy Collie, Jan Geert Hiddink, Ana M Parma and Adriaan Rijnsdorp
    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2014 3:23
  43. Community gardening is defined by its shared nature; gardeners work collectively to manage a garden for shared benefit. Although communal gardening activities, and recognition of their perceived benefits have ...

    Authors: Rebecca Lovell, Kerryn Husk, Alison Bethel and Ruth Garside
    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2014 3:20
  44. Property rights to natural resources comprise a major policy instrument for those seeking to advance sustainable resource use and conservation. Despite decades of policy experimentation and empirical research,...

    Authors: Maria Ojanen, Daniel C Miller, Wen Zhou, Baruani Mshale, Esther Mwangi and Gillian Petrokofsky
    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2014 3:19

    The Systematic Review to this article has been published in Environmental Evidence 2017 6:12

  45. Assessment of the quality of studies is a critical component of evidence syntheses such as systematic reviews (SRs) that are used to inform policy decisions. To reduce the potential for reviewer bias, and to e...

    Authors: Gary S Bilotta, Alice M Milner and Ian L Boyd
    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2014 3:14

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