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Dr Nancy Ockendon

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Research Interests

I have been part of the Conservation Evidence team since 2014, with responsibility for managing the Conservation Evidence journal. I have contributed to summarising the evidence for the conservation of grassland habitats, as well as evidence for bird conservation and the control of freshwater invasive plants, and was instrumental in creating the first edition of What Works in Conservation. Another part of my job is organising the annual horizon scan of global conservation issues. Since 2017, I have been seconded part-time to the Cambridge Conservation Initiative’s Endangered Landscape Programme, where I am involved in ensuring that large-scale restoration projects use and generate evidence.

Before joining the Conservation Science Group I worked at the BTO and the RSPB, carrying out research in areas including climate change, urban ecology, and long-distance migrants.

Key Publications

Key publications:

Ockendon, N., Thomas, D.H.L., Cortina, J., Adams, W.M., Aykroyd, T., Barov, B., Boitani, L., Bonn, A., Branquinho, C., Brombacher, M., Burrell, C., Carver, S., Crick, H.Q.P., Duguy, B., Everett, S., Fokkens, B., Fuller, R.J., Gibbons, D.W.,  Gokhelashvili, R., Griffin, C., Halley, D.J., Hotham, P., Hughes, F.M.R., Karamanlidis, A.A., McOwen, C.J., Miles, L., Mitchell, R., Rands, M.R.W., Roberts, J., Sandom, C.J., Spencer, J.W., ten Broeke, E., Tew, E.R., Thomas, C.D., Timoshyna, A., Unsworth, R.K.F., Warrington, S., Sutherland, W.J. (2018) One hundred priority questions for landscape restoration in Europe. Biological Conservation, 221, 198-208, doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2018.03.002.

Sutherland, W.J., Dicks, L.V., Ockendon, N., Petrovan, S.O. and Smith, R.K. eds., 2018. What Works in Conservation: 2018 (Vol. 3). Open Book Publishers.

Sutherland, W. J., Barnard, P., Broad, S., Clout, M., Connor, B., Côté, I. M., Dicks, L. V., Doran, H., Entwistle, A. C., Fleishman, E., Fox, M., Gaston, K. J., Gibbons, D. W., Jiang, Z., Keim, B., Lickorish, F. A., Markillie, P., Monk, K. A., Pearce-Higgins, J. W., Peck, L. S., Pretty, J., Spalding, M. D., Tonneijck, F. H., Wintle, B. C. & Ockendon, N. (2017) A 2017 Horizon Scan of Emerging Issues for Global Conservation and Biological Diversity. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2016.11.005

Ockendon, N., Baker, D. J., Carr, J. A., White, E. C., Almond, R. E. A., Amano, T., Bertram, E., Bradbury, R. B., Bradley, C., Butchart, S. H. M., Doswald, N., Foden, W., Gill, D. J. C., Green, R. E., Sutherland, W. J., Tanner, E. V. J. & Pearce-Higgins, J. W. (2014). Mechanisms underpinning climatic impacts on natural populations: altered species interactions are more important than direct effects. Global Change Biology, 20, 2221–2229. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12559

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