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Reports (PDF)
The state of knowledge and practice on human–wildlife conflicts (PDF)
Seeds of Change – inspiring a new research agenda for life on Earth (PDF)
Diversifying local livelihoods while sustaining wildlife (PDF)
Inventory of incentives for community-based conservation (PDF)
New Luc Hoffmann Institute analysis surveys over 130 incentives for community-based conservation


Reports (PDF)
Boosting innovation for life on Earth: Luc Hoffmann Institute Annual Report 2018-2019 (PDF)
Strengthening collaborative and inclusive strategies for deforestation-free policies: an evidence-based approach for the soy supply chain (PDF)
Scientific papers
Voluntary sustainability standards could significantly reduce detrimental impacts of global agriculture.
Smith, WK, Nelson, E et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)


Reports (PDF)
Accelerating change: Luc Hoffmann Institute Annual Report 2017/2018 (PDF)
Doing science differently: co-producing conservation outcomes. (PDF)
Shareholder activism: Standing up for sustainability?  (PDF)
Scientific papers
Understanding the impacts of research synthesis.
Wyborn C, Louder E et al. 
Environmental Science & Policy
Co-production in global sustainability: Histories and theories.
Miller, CA, Wyborn, C.
Environmental Science & Policy
Prevent perverse outcomes from global protected area policy.
Barnes MD, Glew L, Wyborn C, Craigie ID. 
Nature Ecology & Evolution
Boundary spanning at the science–policy interface: the practitioners’ perspectives.
Bednarek AT, Wyborn C et al.
Sustainability Science
Present and future biodiversity risks from fossil fuel exploitation
Harfoot MBJ, Tittensor DP et al.
Conservation Letters
Global patterns in conservation capacity development.
Elliott L, Ryan M, Wyborn C.
Biological Conservation
Wrestling with the complexity of evaluation for organizations at the boundary of science, policy and practice.
Pitt R, Wyborn C, Hutton J et al.
Conservation Biology
Understanding the impacts of synthesis research.
Wyborn C, Louder E, Harrison J et al.
Environmental Science & Policy.


Reports (PDF)
Luc Hoffmann Institute Annual Report 2016-2017 (PDF)
Summary of the Luc Hoffmann Institute strategy 2017-2022 (PDF)
Dynamics of the Conservation Estate Summary Report: the Miombo Ecoregion (PDF)
Understanding the science, policy and practice interface.
Synthesis report. (PDF)
Mekong flooded forest, ecosystem health synthesis report. Collaboration between the Luc Hoffmann Institute, WWF Cambodia, WWF US, University of Maryland, KnowlEdge Srl, the Royal University of Phnom Penh and the Royal University of Agriculture, Cambodia (PDF)
The science, policy and practice interface (PDF)
Issue Briefs
Using indicators for improved water resources management: Guide for basin managers and practitioners.
Collaboration between UN Environment – DHI Centre, WWF US, Conservation International, Luc Hoffmann Institute, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and the Global Environment Facility.
Transforming the evidence on standards: Developing monitoring and evaluation for standards bodies that is fit to demonstrate contributions to sustainability. The Luc Hoffmann Institute. An internal report shared with key partners in WWF.
Assessment tools for protected areas.
Luc Hoffmann Institute.
Technical Papers
Creating successful valuing nature initiatives: A guide to analysing local context and developing strong theories of change.
Gallagher L, McKenzie E, Feger C, Sinnott E, Mermet L, Vira B. (PDF)
Improving decisions with biodiversity and ecosystem services information: A theory-based practical context diagnostic for conservation.
Feger C, Mermet L, McKenzie E, Vira B. Technical Background Paper, University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute.
Scientific papers
Using structured decision making to set restoration objectives when multiple values and preferences exist.
Guererro A. Restoration Ecology
Regional carbon predictions in a temperate forest using satellite lidar.
Antonarakis AS, Guizar Coutiño, A. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing
An appeal for a code of conduct for marine conservation.
Bennett NJ, Teh L, Ota Y et al. Marine Policy
Capacity shortfalls hinder the performance of marine protected areas globally.
Gill D et al. Nature
IUCN’s encounter with James Bond: safeguarding consensus for conservation
Stuart S et al. Oryx
The critical role of risk in setting directions for water, food and energy policy and research.
Gallagher L, Dalton J, Bréthaut et al. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
Transforming conservation science and practice for a postnormal world.
Colloff M, Lavorel S, van Kerkhoff, L. Conservation Biology


Reports (PDF)
Assessment tools for protected areas: Recommended management effectiveness, social, governance and equity tools for WWF in the Miombo ecoregion.
Prepared by WCMC for the Luc Hoffmann Institute. (PDF)
Floating rice in Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar.
Scoping floating rice-based agro-ecological farming systems for a healthy society and adaptation to climate change in the Lower Mekong Region and Myanmar.
Van Nguyen, K (PDF)
Research Briefs
Food security in the greater Mekong, replacing lost fish protein with livestock: Impact on land, water and livelihood.
Luc Hoffmann Institute.
Scientific papers
An integrative research framework for enabling transformative adaptation.
Colloff MJ, Martín-López B, Lavorel S et al. Environmental Science & Policy
Assessing the cost of global biodiversity and conservation knowledge.
Juffe-Bignoli D, Brooks TM, Butchart S et al. PLOS ONE
Co-designing transformation research: lessons learned from research on deliberate practices for transformation.
Page G, Wise R, Lindenfeld L et al. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
Conservation social science: Understanding and integrating human dimensions to improve conservation.
Bennett NJ, Roth R, Klain SC et al. Biological Conservation
Embracing risk, uncertainty and water allocation reform when planning for green growth.
Gallagher L, Laflaive X, Zaeske A et al. Aquatic Procedia
Filling in biodiversity threat gaps.
Joppa LN, O’Connor B, Visconti P et al. Science
Future oriented conservation: Knowledge governance, uncertainty and learning.
Wyborn C, van Kerkhoff L, Dunlop M et al. Biodiversity and Conservation
Green economy modelling of ecosystem services along the ‘Road to Dawei’.
Bassi A, Gallagher L and Helsingen H. Environments
Has land use pushed terrestrial biodiversity beyond the planetary boundary?: A global assessment
Newbold T, Hudson LN, Arnell A P et al. Science
Integrated economic and spatial planning for the food-energy-water nexus.
Bassi A and Gallagher L. In Goswami A and Mishra, A, eds. Economic Modeling, Analysis, and Policy for Sustainability. IGI Global
Modeling for change with nexus thinking.
Watkins K, Sok K, Gallagher L et al. 4th Annual Conference on Transforming Development Through Inclusive Green Growth
Mainstreaming the social sciences in conservation.
Bennett NJ, Roth R, Klain SC et al. Conservation Biology
Modelling the hydropower-food nexus in large river basins:
A Mekong case study. Pittock J, Dumaresq D, and Bassi A. Water
Protected areas as natural solutions to climate change.
Londono JM, Albuja FJ, Gamboa P et al. PARKS
Scaling indicator and planning plane: An indicator and a visual tool for exploring the relationship between urban form, energy efficiency and carbon emissions.
Khan F and Pinter L. Ecological Indicators
Testing the efficacy of voluntary urban greenhouse gas emissions inventories.
Khan F and Sovacool BK. Climatic Change


Reports (PDF)
A framework for protected area asset management.
Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford
A review of existing work on climate adaptation in protected areas.
Collaboration between the Luc Hoffmann Institute and Equilibrium Research.
Scientific papers
Aichi targets: Protect biodiversity, not just area.
Barnes M, Glew L, Craigie I et al. Nature
Using the Earth Hour City Challenge to identify high leverage points for footprint reduction in cities.
Khan F and Borgstrom-Hansson C. Journal of Cleaner Production