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Researcher: Brooks, TM (Dr Thomas Brooks)

Fields of Research

Conservation and biodiversity
Environmental management
Sustainable agricultural development
Climate change impacts and adaptation
Wildlife and habitat management
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Dynamical systems in applications
Environment policy
Biogeography and phylogeography

Research Objectives

Other environmental management
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems
Coastal or estuarine biodiversity
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Terrestrial biodiversity
Environmental education and awareness
Understanding climate change
Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments
Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Plant extract crops

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A biodiversity indicators dashboard: addressing challenges to monitoring progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets using disaggregated global data; PLoS One
A Profile of Conservation International; International Journal of Wilderness
A protected areas calling card; Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Analysing biodiversity and conservation knowledge products to support regional environmental assessments; Scientific Data
Assessing global popularity and threats to important bird and biodiversity areas using social media data; Science of the Total Environment
Assessing the cost of global biodiversity and conservation knowledge; PLoS ONE
Blueprints of effective biodiversity and conservation knowledge products that support marine policy
Bolder science needed now for protected areas; Conservation Biology
Complete, accurate, mammalian phylogenies aid conservation planning, but not much; Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences
Conservation Planning and Priorities; Conservation Biology for All
Conservation planning and the IUCN red list; Endangered Species Research
Conserving critical sites for biodiversity provides disproportionate benefits to people; PLoS ONE
Deforestation leakage undermines conservation value of tropical and subtropical forest protected areas; Global Ecology and Biogeography
Evaluating the success of conservation actions in safeguarding tropical forest biodiversity; Conservation Biology
Evolutionary time drives global tetrapod diversity; Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Four steps for the Earth: mainstreaming the post-2020 global biodiversity framework; One Earth
Geography of current and future global mammal extinction risk; PLoS ONE
Global biodiversity conservation and the alleviation of poverty; BioScience
Global priority areas for ecosystem restoration; Nature
Hope for threatened tropical biodiversity: lessons from the Philippines; Bioscience
Hot moments for biodiversity conservation; Conservation Letters
Identification and Gap Analysis of Key Biodiversity Areas: Targets for Comprehensive Protected Area Systems; IUCN
Identifying global centers of unsustainable commercial harvesting of species; Science Advances
Impacts of incentives to reduce emissions from deforestation on global species extinctions; Nature Climate Change
Key biodiversity areas as globally significant target sites for the conservation of marine biological diversity; Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems
Measuring terrestrial area of habitat (AOH) and its utility for the IUCN Red List; Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Patterns of extinction risk and threat for marine vertebrates and habitat-forming species in the Tropical Eastern Pacific; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Projecting global biodiversity indicators under future development scenarios; Conservation Letters
Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation; Science
Protecting important sites for biodiversity contributes to meeting global conservation targets; PLoS ONE
Quantifying species recovery and conservation success to develop an IUCN Green List of Species; Conservation Biology
Quantifying the relative irreplaceability of important bird and biodiversity areas; Conservation Biology
Quantitative landscape management targets for biodiversity conservation: Method development with an example from the Philippines; Asia Life Sciences
Reconciling global mammal prioritization schemes into a strategy; Royal Society of London. Philosophical Transactions. Biological Sciences
Scenarios and models to support global conservation targets; Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Shortcuts for Biodiversity Conservation Planning: The Effectiveness of Surrogates; Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics
Shortfalls and solutions for meeting national and global conservation area targets; Conservation Letters
Spatial scale and the conservation of threatened species; Conservation Letters
Spatially explicit trends in the global conservation status of vertebrates; PLoS One
Species diversity as a surrogate for conservation of phylogenetic and functional diversity in terrestrial vertebrates across the Americas; Nature Ecology and Evolution
Targeting global protected area expansion for imperiled biodiversity; PLoS Biology
Testing absolute and percentage thresholds in the identification of key biodiversity areas; Animal Conservation
The Dynamic Habitat Indices (DHIs) from MODIS and global biodiversity; Remote Sensing of Environment
The environmental impacts of palm oil in context; Nature Plants
The Impact of Conservation on the Status of the World's Vertebrates; Science
The potential, realised and essential ecosystem service benefits of biodiversity conservation; Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Alleviation: Exploring the Evidence for a Link
The science of bird conservation; Bird Conservation International
Unshifting the baseline: a framework for documenting historical population changes and assessing long-term anthropogenic impacts; Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Warfare in Biodiversity Hotspots; Conservation Biology
Wildlife population trends in protected areas predicted by national socio-economic metrics and body size; Nature Communications

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision