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  1. 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

    Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

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  2. 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

    Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

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  3. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  4. 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

    Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

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  5. 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

    Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

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  6. 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

    Content type: Systematic Map

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  7. 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

    Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

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  8. 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

    Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

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  9. 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

    Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

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  10. 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

    Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

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  11. 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

    Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

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  12. 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

    Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

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  13. 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

    Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

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  14. 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

    Content type: Systematic review

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  15. 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

    Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

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

  16. 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

    Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

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  17. 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

    Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

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

  18. 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

    Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

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

  19. 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

    Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

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  20. 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

    Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

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  21. 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

    Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

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  22. 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

    Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

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

  23. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  24. International policy has sought to emphasize and strengthen the link between the conservation of natural ecosystems and human development. Furthermore, international conservation organizations have broadened t...

    Authors: Madeleine Bottrill, Samantha Cheng, Ruth Garside, Supin Wongbusarakum, Dilys Roe, Margaret B Holland, Janet Edmond and Will R Turner

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2014 3:16

    Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

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    The Systematic Map to this article has been published in Environmental Evidence 2016 5:8

  25. An increasing evidence base is improving our understanding of how forests and trees provide important ecosystem services to agriculture. However, the specific functions and contributions forests and trees make...

    Authors: Samson Foli, James Reed, Jessica Clendenning, Gillian Petrokofsky, Christine Padoch and Terry Sunderland

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2014 3:15

    Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

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  26. Lepidopteran and coleopteran species are the most important insect pests in maize. These pests can be controlled by the cultivation of genetically modified crops expressing insecticidal Bt-proteins. The long term...

    Authors: Achim Gathmann and Kai U Priesnitz

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2014 3:13

    Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

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  27. Bt crops have raised environmental concerns over consequences for sustainability of soil biodiversity and ecosystems services in agricultural land. As Bt crops contain insecticidal proteins potential interaction...

    Authors: Kaloyan Kostov, Paul Henning Krogh, Christian Frølund Damgaard, Jeremy B Sweet and Niels Bohse Hendriksen

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2014 3:11

    Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

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  28. Bt crops modified by inserting and expressing the Cry toxin from Bacillus thuringiensis have raised environmental concerns over consequences for sustainability of soil biodiversity and ecosystems services in agr...

    Authors: Kaloyan Kostov, Christian Frølund Damgaard, Niels Bohse Hendriksen, Jeremy B Sweet and Paul Henning Krogh

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2014 3:10

    Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

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  29. Habitat fragmentation and accompanying isolation effects are among the biggest threats to global biodiversity. The goal of restoring connectivity to offset these threats has gained even greater urgency under t...

    Authors: Erik D Doerr, Veronica AJ Doerr, Micah J Davies and Heather M McGinness

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2014 3:9

    Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

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  30. There are concerns that the cultivation of genetically modified herbicide tolerant (GMHT) crops treated with broad spectrum herbicides will cause declines in botanical diversity and hence loss of biodiversity....

    Authors: Jeremy Sweet and Kaloyan Kostov

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2014 3:8

    Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

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  31. Since 1996, genetically modified (GM) crops have been grown on an ever increasing area worldwide. Maize producing a Cry protein from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) was among the first GM crops released...

    Authors: Michael Meissle, Steven E Naranjo, Christian Kohl, Judith Riedel and Jörg Romeis

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2014 3:7

    Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

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  32. Alternative livelihood projects are used by a variety of organisations as a tool for achieving conservation results. Yet these interventions, including their objectives, vary a great deal, and there is no sing...

    Authors: Dilys Roe, Mike Day, Francesca Booker, Wen Zhou, Sophie Allebone-Webb, Noëlle Kümpel, Nicholas A O Hill, Juliet Wright, Niki Rust, Terry CH Sunderland, Kent Redford and Gillian Petrokofsky

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2014 3:6

    Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

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    The Systematic Review to this article has been published in Environmental Evidence 2015 4:22

  33. Peatlands cover 2 to 5 percent of the global land area, while storing between 30 and 50 percent of all global soil carbon (C). Peatlands constitute a substantial sink of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) via photo...

    Authors: Neal R Haddaway, Annette Burden, Chris D Evans, John R Healey, Davey L Jones, Sarah E Dalrymple and Andrew S Pullin

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2014 3:5

    Content type: Systematic review

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  34. There is an explicit assumption in international policy statements that biodiversity can help in efforts to tackle global poverty. This systematic map was stimulated by an interest in better understanding the ...

    Authors: Dilys Roe, Max Fancourt, Chris Sandbrook, Mxolisi Sibanda, Alessandra Giuliani and Andrew Gordon-Maclean

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2014 3:3

    Content type: Systematic review

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  35. Mangrove forest restoration and rehabilitation programs are increasingly undertaken to re-establish ecosystem services in the context of community-based biodiversity conservation. Restoration is returning a ha...

    Authors: Dominic A Andradi-Brown, Caroline Howe, Georgina M Mace and Andrew T Knight

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2013 2:20

    Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

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  36. Establishing Protected Areas (PAs) is among the most common conservation interventions. Protecting areas from the threats posed by human activity will by definition inhibit some human actions. However, adverse...

    Authors: Andrew S Pullin, Mukdarut Bangpan, Sarah Dalrymple, Kelly Dickson, Neal R Haddaway, John R Healey, Hanan Hauari, Neal Hockley, Julia P G Jones, Teri Knight, Carol Vigurs and Sandy Oliver

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2013 2:19

    Content type: Systematic review

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  37. Kelp forests are highly productive ecosystem engineers of rocky cold-water marine coastlines, providing shelter, habitat and food for a variety of associated organisms. Several factors have been related with a...

    Authors: Rita M Araujo, Inka Bartsch, Trine Bekkby, Karim Erzini and Isbel Sousa-Pinto

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2013 2:15

    Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

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  38. In context of protected areas (PAs), governance can be defined as a set of processes, procedures, resources, institutions and actors that determine how decisions are made and implemented. Current governance mo...

    Authors: Biljana Macura, Laura Secco and Andrew S Pullin

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2013 2:14

    Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

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  39. The translocation of plants or animals between populations has been used in conservation to reinforce populations of threatened species, and may be used in the future to buffer species’ ranges from the anticip...

    Authors: Raj Whitlock, Gavin B Stewart, Simon J Goodman, Stuart B Piertney, Roger K Butlin, Andrew S Pullin and Terry Burke

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2013 2:13

    Content type: Systematic review

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  40. Within developing countries, groundwater provides an alternative drinking source to polluted surface water. However, the presence of arsenic in some groundwater sources has resulted in chronic worldwide poison...

    Authors: Tracey Jones-Hughes, Jaime Peters, Rebecca Whear, Chris Cooper, Hywel Evans, Michael Depledge and Mark Pearson

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2013 2:11

    Content type: Systematic review

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    The Systematic Review Protocol to this article has been published in Environmental Evidence 2011 1:1

  41. Floodplains are among the most diverse, dynamic, productive and populated but also the most threatened ecosystems on Earth. Threats are mainly related to human activities that alter the landscape and disrupt f...

    Authors: Stefan Schindler, Michaela Kropik, Katrin Euller, Stuart W Bunting, Christiane Schulz-Zunkel, Anna Hermann, Christa Hainz-Renetzeder, Robert Kanka, Volker Mauerhofer, Viktor Gasso, Andreas Krug, Sophie G Lauwaars, Klaus Peter Zulka, Klaus Henle, Maurice Hoffmann, Marianna Biró…

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2013 2:10

    Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

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  42. The assumption that biodiversity and ecosystem services can help in efforts to tackle poverty is implicit in international targets set for biodiversity conservation (by the Convention on Biological Diversity) ...

    Authors: Dilys Roe, Chris Sandbrook, Max Fancourt, Bjorn Schulte, Robert Munroe and Mxolisi Sibanda

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2013 2:8

    Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Environmental Evidence 2013 2:12

  43. Invasive species have been reported as one of the leading causes of species extinction. However, the evidence to support or contest their effects on the decline and/or extinction of threatened species has been...

    Authors: Philip D Roberts, Hilda Diaz-Soltero, David J Hemming, Martin J Parr, Nicola H Wakefield and Holly J Wright

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2013 2:5

    Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

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  44. Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) encompass a range of protection levels, from fully protected no-take areas to restriction of only particular activities, gear types, user groups, target species or extraction peri...

    Authors: Marija Sciberras, Stuart R Jenkins, Michel J Kaiser, Stephen J Hawkins and Andrew S Pullin

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2013 2:4

    Content type: Systematic review

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  45. Obscured by the more prevalent discussion of intensification and expansion of agricultural land, the impacts of the abandonment of many grasslands and croplands of the world in recent decades have received lim...

    Authors: Tobias Plieninger, Mirijam Gaertner, Cang Hui and Lynn Huntsinger

    Citation: Environmental Evidence 2013 2:3

    Content type: Systematic Review Protocol

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