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Publications

Refereed journal articles

Lindenmayer, D.B., Crane, M., Evans, M.C., Maron, M., Gibbons, P., Bekessy, S., Blanchard, W., 2017. The anatomy of a failed offset. Biological Conservation 210, Part A, 286–292. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2017.04.022

Evans, M.C., Tulloch, A.I.T., Law, E.A., Raiter, K.G., Possingham, H.P. & Wilson, K.A. 2016. Better planning outcomes requires clear consideration of costs, condition and conservation benefits, and access to the best available data: Reply to Gosper et al., 2016. Biological Conservationhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2016.06.009 

Evans MC. 2016. Deforestation in Australia: drivers, trends and policy responses. Pacific Conservation Biology. http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/PC15052.htm 

Martin N, Evans MC, Rice JL, Lodhia S, Gibbons P. 2016. Using offsets to mitigate environmental impacts of major projects: A stakeholder analysis. Journal of Environmental Management, 179, 58–65http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.04.054 

Maron M, Ives CD, Kujula H, Bull JW, Maseyk F, Bekessy S, Gordon A, Watson JEM, Lentini P, Gibbons P, Possingham HP, Hobbs RJ, Keith DA, Wintle BA, Evans MC. 2016. Taming a wicked problem: resolving controversies in biodiversity offsetting. BioSciencedoi: 10.1093/biosci/biw038 

Gibbons P, Evans MC, Maron M, Gordon A, Le Roux, D, von Hase, A, Lindenmayer, DB and Possingham, HP. 2015. A loss-gain calculator for biodiversity offsets and the circumstances in which no net loss is feasible. Conservation Letters. doi: 10.1111/conl.12206

Evans, M.C., Tulloch, A.I.T., Law, E.A., Raiter, K.G., Possingham, H.P. & Wilson, K.A. 2015. Clear consideration of costs, condition and conservation benefits yields better planning outcomes. Biological Conservation, 191, 716–727. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2015.08.023

Maron, M., Bull, J.W., Evans, M.C., Gordon, A., 2015. Locking in loss: baselines of decline in Australian biodiversity offset policies. Biological Conservation (upcoming themed issue). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2015.05.017

Evans, M.C., Carwardine, J., Fensham, R.J., Butler, D., Wilson, K.A., Possingham, H.P., Martin, T.G., 2015. Carbon farming in agricultural landscapes: assisted natural regeneration as a viable mechanism for restoring biodiversity and ecosystem services. Environmental Science & Policy 50: 114-129.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2015.02.003

Miller K, Dripps K, Trezise J, Kraus S, Evans MC, Gibbons P, Possingham HP,  Maron M. 2015. The Development of the Australian Environmental Offsets Policy: from Theory to Practice. Environmental Conservation. FirstView:1–9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S037689291400040X

Tulloch, V.J.D., Possingham, H.P., Visconti, P., Halpern, B.S., Watson, J.E.M., Evans, M.C., Auerbach, N.A., Barnes, M., Beger, M., Chadès, I., Giakoumi, S., McDonald-Madden, E., Murray, N.J., Ringma, J. & Tulloch, A.I.T. 2015. Why do we map threats? Linking threat mapping with actions to make good decisions for biodiversity conservation. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/140022  

Tulloch, AI, Tulloch, VI, Evans, MC, Mills M. Early View. The Value of Using Feasibility Models in Systematic Conservation Planning to Predict Landholder Management Uptake. Conservation Biology. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12403

Evans, MC, Possingham H.P., Wilson K.A. 2011. Extinctions: conserve not collate. Nature 474: 284-284. doi:10.1038/474284a

Wilson KA, Evans MC, Di Marco M, Green DC, Boitani L, Possingham HP, Chiozza F, Rondinini C. 2011. Prioritizing conservation investments for mammal species globally. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 366:2670-2680. doi:10.1098/rstb.2011.0108

Evans MC, Watson JEM, Fuller RA, Venter O, Bennett SC, Marsack PR, Possingham HP. 2011. The Spatial Distribution of Threats to Species in Australia. BioScience 61: 281-289. doi: 10.1525/bio.2011.61.4.8

Evans MC, Possingham HP, Wilson KA.  2011. What to do in the face of multiple threats? Incorporating dependencies within a return on investment framework for conservation. Diversity and Distributions. doi.10.1111/j.1472-4642.2011.00747.x

Taylor MFJ, Sattler PS, Evans MC, Fuller RA, Watson JEM, Possingham HP. 2011. What works for threatened species recovery? An empirical evaluation for Australia. Biodiversity and Conservationdoi:10.1007/s10531-010-9977-8

Watson JEM, Evans MC, Carwardine J, Fuller RA, Joseph LN, Segan DB, Taylor MFJ, Fensham R, Possingham HP. 2011. The Capacity of Australia’s Protected-Area System to Represent Threatened Species. Conservation Biology.  doi:10.1111/j.1523-1739.2010.01587.x

Edited proceedings

Lo, A.Y., Pearson, L.J. & Evans, M.C. (eds.). 2014. Opportunities for the Critical Decade: Enhancing well-being within Planetary Boundaries. Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics 2013 Conference Proceedings. The University of Canberra and Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics, Canberra, Australia.

Reports 

Butler D.W., Halford J.J. and Evans M.C. 2014 Carbon farming and natural resource management in eastern Australia. Queensland Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts, Brisbane.

Nicol S, Evans M, Chadès I, Whitten S, Wolfe N, and Rough T. 2014. Developing a risk-based approach to environmental compliance and monitoring. CSIRO, Australia.

Popular articles

Evans MC. 2016. Australia needs better policy to end the alarming increase in land clearing. The Conversation, August 2016  https://theconversation.com/australia-needs-better-policy-to-end-the-alarming-increase-in-land-clearing-63507 

Archibald, C and Evans MC. Is Pokémon GO a blessing or a curse for wildlife conservation? UQ Small Change Blog https://small-change.uq.edu.au/blog/2016/07/pok%C3%A9mon-go-blessing-or-curse-wildlife-conservation 

Evans MC. 2016. Queensland moves to control land clearing: other states need to follow. The Conversation, May 2016 https://theconversation.com/queensland-moves-to-control-land-clearing-other-states-need-to-follow-58291 

Evans MC, Pulsford S, Foster C. 2015. Lifting the lid on unconscious bias and gender equity http://ceed.edu.au/ceed-news/ceed-news-stories/306-news-gender-equity.html

Evans MC. Science Leadership Training Not Just For Professors http://ceedleaders.weebly.com/blog/science-leadership-training-not-just-for-professors

Evans MC. Offsetting in the context of policy: what happens to the theory when it hits the real world? August 2015 http://decision-point.com.au/?article=offsetting-in-the-context-of-policy

Evans MC, Renwick A, Carwardine J, Martin T. 2015. Farming carbon can be a win for wildlife, if the price is right. The Conversation, April 2015. https://theconversation.com/farming-carbon-can-be-a-win-for-wildlife-if-the-price-is-right-40088 

Evans MC and Maron M. 2013. Can we offset biodiversity losses? The Conversation, May 2013. http://theconversation.com/can-we-offset-biodiversity-losses-13805 

Evans MC. 2012. Wrestling with The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity: Reflections on the TEEB Conference. Decision Point 60, June 2012, retrieved from http://www.decision-point.com.au/images/DPoint_files/DPoint_60/dpoint_60.pdf

Evans MC. 2011. No refuge: When a “protected area” is not really protected. The Conversation, September 2011, retrieved from: http://theconversation.edu.au/no-refuge-when-a-protected-area-is-not-really-protected-3363 

Evans MC. 2011. Know Thy Threat: Managing for multiple threats. Decision Point 50, June 2011, retrieved from: http://ceed.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/DPoint_50.pdf and ConservationBytes.com

Conference presentations and seminars

* = invited speaker

Evans MC. 2016. Stakeholder perceptions of the efficacy of biodiversity offset policy in Australia. Society for Conservation Biology – Oceania Conference, Brisbane, 6-9th July 2016. Understanding the human dimensions of environmental problems: connecting the dots through interdisciplinary research.  Slides

*Evans MC. 2016. Deforestation in Australia: drivers, trends and policy responses. Society for Conservation Biology – Oceania Conference, Brisbane, 6-9th July 2016. Conservation Oceania Style: Highlighting Oceania’s unique approaches to conservation biology and on ground outcomes.  Slides

*Evans MC. 2015. Applying a public policy lens to environmental decision making. 3rd Biannual Conference of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED), 7-9 December, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.  One of five ECRs invited to present in the opening research showcase – ANU representative. Slides

*Evans MC, Chiu G, Macintosh A, Gibbons P. 2015. Is no net loss possible? Evaluating policy instruments for reducing deforestation with a growing economy. Symposium: Conservation trade-offs in a resource-limited world. 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology, August 2-6 2015, Montpellier – France. Slides

*Evans MC. 2014. An interdisciplinary approach to evaluating the outcomes of biodiversity offset policy.  Biodiversity offsetting: challenges and solutions symposium. Ecological Society of Australia Conference,3rd October 2014, Alice Springs, Australia.

*Evans MC. 2014. An interdisciplinary approach to evaluating environmental policy: the case of biodiversity offsetting.  North American Society for Conservation Biology Conference,16th July 2014, Missoula, Montana USA.

Evans MC, Maron M, Gibbons P, Possingham HP. 2013.  A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush: ecological time preference and biodiversity offsets.  15th Annual BIOECON Conference, 18‐20 September 2013,  Kings College Cambridge, England. 

Evans MC, Maron M, Gibbons P, Possingham HP. 2013.  A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush: ecological time preference and biodiversity offsets.  17 September, Conservation Science Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK

Evans MC, Maron M, Gibbons P, Possingham HP. 2013.  A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush: ecological time preference and biodiversity offsets.  23 September, DICE, University of Kent, UK

Evans MC, Maron M, Gibbons P, Possingham HP. 2013.  A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush: ecological time preference and biodiversity offsets.  26 September, Imperial College Conservation Science group, Imperial College London, Silwood Park, UK

*Evans MC. 2013. Is no net loss possible? Evaluating policy instruments for reducing deforestation with a growing economy. ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) Conference, September 2013, Brisbane.

Evans, M.C., Carwardine, J., Fensham, R.J., Butler, D., Wilson, K.A., Possingham, H.P., Martin, T.G., 2013. The economics of biodiverse carbon farming: regrowth management as a viable mechanism for restoring deforested agricultural landscapes. CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, Boggo Rd EcoSciences Precinct, 30th April 2013

Evans MC, Macintosh AK, Gibbons P. 2013. The impact of formal regulation and offset policy on the rate of deforestation in Australia. XIX International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology, 8th February 2013, The Australian National University.

Evans MC, Macintosh AK, Gibbons P. 2012. The impact of formal regulation and offset policy on the rate of deforestation in Australia. School of Botany Seminar Series, University of Melbourne.

Evans MC, Carwardine J, Fensham R, Dwyer J, Butler D, Wilson KA, Possingham HP, Martin T. 2012. Native vegetation restoration to achieve carbon and biodiversity benefits in Queensland. Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics. Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia.

Evans MC, Carwardine J, Fensham R, Dwyer J, Butler D, Wilson KA, Possingham HP, Martin T. 2012. Native vegetation restoration to achieve carbon and biodiversity benefits in Queensland. The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) Conference. UFZ Leipzig, Germany

Evans MC, Wilson KA. 2011. Spatial prioritisation for improved management in the Great Western Woodlands, Western Australia. 25th International Congress for Conservation Biology, Auckland, New Zealand

Evans MC. 2011. Conserving Australia’s Biodiversity: Identifying Threats and Actions Spatially. Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden.

Evans MC.  2011. Portfolio theory and biodiversity conservation. Climate and conservation conflicts workshop, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

*Wilson KA, Evans MC, Di Marco M, Rondinini C, Boitani L, Chiozza F, Possingham HP & McBride MF. 2010. Prioritising conservation investments for mammal species globally. 24th International Congress for Conservation Biology, Edmonton, Canada

Evans MC, Wells J, Lowe A, Possingham HP. 2006. Conservation genetics and spatial ecology of the rainforest plant species Cryptocarya mackinnoniana. Faculty of Biological and Chemical Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference, The University of Queensland.