# denotes paper led by an honours or master’s level student, * denotes paper led by a PhD student and ^ denotes a paper led by a post-doctoral fellow with the Wilson lab.


Moilanen, A., K. A. Wilson, and H. P. Possingham. 2009. Spatial conservation prioritisation: quantitative methods and computational tools. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Refereed journal articles


*Friedman, R., Law, E., Bennett, N., Ives, C. Thorn, J., Wilson, K. In Press (accepted 10th April 2018).  How just and just how? A systematic review of social equity in conservation research. Environmental Research Letters

*Simmons, B. A., Law, E., Marcos-Martinez, R., Bryan, B. A., McAlpine, C. and Wilson, K. A. 2018. Spatial and temporal patterns of land clearing during policy change. Land Use Policy. 75: 399-410.

Wilkerson, M. L., Mitchell, M., Shanahan, D., Wilson, K. A., Ives, C. D., Lovelock, C. E., Rhodes, J. R. 2018. The role of socio-economic factors in planning and managing urban ecosystem services. Ecosystem Services. 31: 102-110.

McAlpine, C.A., Johnson, A., Salazar, A., Syktus, J.I., Wilson, K., Meijaard, E., Seabrook, L.M., Dargusch, P., Nordin, H., Sheil, D. 2018. Forest loss and Borneo’s climate. Environmental Research Letters. 13: 044009.

*Van Velden, J., Wilson, K. and Biggs D. 2018. The evidence for the bushmeat crisis in African savannas: A systematic quantitative literature review. Biological Conservation 221, 345-356.

^Dean, A. J., Church, E. K., Loder, J., Fielding, K. S., Wilson, K. A. 2018. How do marine and coastal citizen science experiences foster environmental engagement? Journal of Environmental Management. 213: 409-416.

Ochieng, N.T., Wilson, K., Derrick, C.J. and Mukherjee, N. 2018. The use of focus group discussion methodology: insights from two decades of application in conservation and ecology. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 9:20-32.

Young, J.C., Rose, D.C. Mumby, H.S., Benitez-Capistros, F., Derrick, C. J.,Finch, T., Garcia, C., Home., C., Marwaha, E., Morgans, C., Parkinson, S., Shah, J., Wilson, K., Mukherjee, N. 2018. A methodological guide to using and reporting on interviews in conservation science research. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 9:10-19.


Schuster, R., Law, E. A., Rodewald, A. D., Martin, T. G., Wilson, K. A., Watts, M., Possingham, H. P. and Arcese, P. In Press (accepted 12th May 2017). Tax Shifting and Incentives for Biodiversity Conservation on Private Lands. Conservation Letters.

^Law, E.A., Bennett, N.J., Ives, C.D., Friedman, R., Davis, K.J., Archibald, C., Wilson, K.A. 2017. Equity trade-offs in conservation decision making. Conservation Biology. 32(2): 294-303.

#Williams, B.A., Shoo, L.P., Wilson, K.A. and Beyer, H.L. 2017. Optimising the spatial planning of prescribed burns to achieve multiple objectives in a fire-dependent ecosystem. Journal of Applied Ecology. 54: 1699–1709.

^Shoo, L.P., Catterall, C.P., Nicol, S., Christian, R., Rhodes, J., Atkinson, P., Butler, D., Zhu, R., Wilson, K.A. 2017. Navigating complex decisions in restoration investment. Conservation Letters. 10(6): 748-756

^Guerrero AM, Shoo L, Iacona G, Standish RJ, Catterall CP, Rumpff L, de Bie K, White Z, Matzek V, Wilson K.A. 2017. Using structured decision making to set restoration objectives when multiple values and preferences exist. Restoration Ecology. 25(6): 853-865.

^Law, E.A., Ferraro, P.J., Arcese, P., Bryan, B.A., Davis, K., Gordon, A., Holden, M.H., Iacona, G., Marcos Martinez, R., McAlpine, C.A., Rhodes, J.R., Sze, J.S., Wilson, K.A. 2017. Projecting the performance of conservation interventions. Biological Conservation. 215: 142-151.

*Uebel, K., Wilson, K. A. and Shoo, L. P. 2017. Assisted natural regeneration accelerates recovery of highly disturbed rainforest. Ecological Management and Restoration. 18: 231–238.

^Santika, T., Meijaard, T., Budiharta, S., Law, E.A., Kusworo, A., Hutabarat, J.A., Indrawan, T.P., Struebig, M., Raharjo, S., Huda, I., Sulhani, Ekaputri, A.D., Trison, S., Stigner, M. & Wilson, K.A. 2017. Community forest management in Indonesia: avoided deforestation in the context of anthropogenic and climate complexities. Global Environmental Change. 46: 6071.

^Santika, T., Ancrenaz, M., Wilson, K. A., Spehar, S., Abram, N., Banes, G. L., Campbell-Smith, G., Curran, L., d’Arcy, L., Delgado, R. A., Erman, A., Goossens, B., Hartanto, H., Houghton, M., Husson, S. J., Kuehl, H. S., Lackman, I., Leiman, A., Sanchez, K. L., Makinuddin, N., Marshall, A. J., Meididit, A., Mengersen, K., Nardiyono, Musnanda, Nurcahyo, A., Odom, K., Panda, A., Prasetyo, D., Purnomo, Rafiastanto, A., Raharjo, Slamet, R., Ratnasari, D., Russon, A. E., Santana, A. H., Santoso, E., Sapari, I., Sihite, J., Suyoko, A., Tjiu, A., Utami-Atmoko, S. S., van Schaik, C. P., Voigt, M., Wells, J., Wich, S. A., Willems, E. P. and Meijaard, E. 2017. First integrative trend analysis for a great ape species in BorneoScientific Reports. 7:4839 

*Morgans C. L., Guerrero A., Ancrenaz M., Meijaard E. and Wilson K.A. 2017. Not more, but strategic collaboration needed to save Borneo’s Orangutan. Global Ecology and Conservation. 11: 236246.

*Hagger, V., Dwyer, J. and Wilson, K. 2017. What motivates ecological restoration? Restoration Ecology. 25(5): 832-843. Editor’s pick of the month 

Abram, N.K., Meijaard, E., Wilson, K.A., Davis, J.T., Wells, J.A., Ancrenaz, M., Budiharta, S., Durrant, A., Fakhruzzi, A., Runting, R.K., Gaveau, D., Mengersen, K. 2017. Oil palm-community conflict mapping in Indonesia: A case for better community liaison in planning for development initiatives. Applied Geography. 78: 33-44.

*Martinez-Harms, M. J., B. A. Bryan, E. Figueroa, P. Pliscoff, R.K. Runting and K. A. Wilson. 2017. Scenarios for land use and ecosystem services under global change. Ecosystem Services. 25: 56-68.

^Guerrero, A. M. and Wilson, K. A. 2017. Using a social-ecological framework to inform the implementation of conservation plans. Conservation Biology. 31: 290–301.

Runting, R.K., Bryan, B.A., Dee, L.A., Maseyk, F.J.F., Mandle, L, Hamel, P., Wilson, K.A., Yetka, K., Possingham, H.P., Rhodes, J.R. 2017. Incorporating climate change into ecosystem service assessments and decisions: A review. Global Change Biology. 23: 28-41.

^Law E.A., Bryan B.A., Meijaard E., Mallawaarachchi T., Struebig M.J., Watts M., Wilson K.A. 2017. Mixed policies give more options in multifunctional tropical forest landscapes. Journal of Applied Ecology. 54(1): 51-60.


Wilson, K.A. and Law, E.A. (2016). Ethics of Conservation Triage. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 4:112

*Budiharta, S, Meijaard E, Wells J.A, Abram N.K, and Wilson, K.A. 2016. Enhancing feasibility: incorporating a socio-ecological systems framework into restoration planning. Environmental Science & Policy. 64: 83-92.

^Wells, J., Wilson, K. A., Abram, N., Nunn, M., Gaveau, D., Runting, R,. Tarniati, N., Mengersen, K., Meijaard, E. 2016. Rising floodwaters: Mapping impacts and perceptions of flooding in Indonesian Borneo. Environmental Research Letters. 11: 064016.

Evans, M. C., A. I. T. Tulloch, E. A. Law, K. G. Raiter, H. P. Possingham and K. A. Wilson. 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 Conservation. 200: 242-243.

Kragt M.E., Gibson, F.L., Maseyk, F., and Wilson, K.A. 2016. Public willingness to pay for carbon farming and its co-benefits. Ecological Economics. 126: 125-131.

Wilson, K. A., Auerbach, N. A., Sam, K., Magini, A. G., Moss, A., Langhans, S. D., Budiharta, S., Terzano, D. and Meijaard, E. 2016. Conservation research is not happening where it is most needed. PLOS Biology. 14(3): e1002413

#Hammill, E. Tulloch, A. I. T., Possingham H. P., Strange, N. and Wilson, K.A. 2016. Factoring attitudes towards armed conflict risk into selection of protected areas for conservation. Nature Communications. 7:11042.

Bryan B. A., Runting R. K., Capon T., Perring M. P., Cunningham S., Kragt M. E., Nolan M., Law E. A., Renwick A., Eber S., Christian R. and Wilson K. A. 2016. Designer policy for carbon and biodiversity co-benefits under global change. Nature Climate Change. 6: 301-305.

Cattarino, L., Hermoso, V., Bradford, L.W., Carwardine, J., Wilson, K.A., Kennard, M.J., and Linke, S. 2016. Accounting for continuous species’ responses to management effort enhances cost-effectiveness of conservation decisions. Biological Conservation. 197: 116-123.

Wilson, K. A. and Law, E. A. 2016. How to avoid underselling biodiversity with ecosystem services: a response to SilvertownTrends in Ecology and Evolution. 31 5332333.

McAlpine C. A., Catterall C. P., Mac Nally, R., Lindenmayer D., Leighton Reid J., Holl K. D., Bennett A. F., Runting R. K., Wilson K. A, Hobbs R. J., Seabrook L., Cunningham S., Moilanen A., Maron M., Shoo, L., Lunt, I., Vesk, P., Rumpff, L., Martin, T. G., Thomson, J, Possingham, H. 2016. Integrating plant- and animal-based perspectives for more effective restoration of biodiversity. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 14(1): 37-45.


*Guerrero, A. M., Bodin Ö., McAllister, R. R .J. and Wilson, K. A. 2015. Achieving social-ecological fit through bottom-up collaborative governance: an empirical investigation. Ecology and Society. 20(4): 41.

Wilson, K.A. and Law, E.L. 2015. How to avoid underselling biodiversity with ecosystem services. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 30(11): 641-648.

*Auerbach, N., Wilson, K. A., Tulloch, A. I. T., Rhodes, J. R. and H. P. Possingham. 2015. Effects of threat management interactions on conservation priorities. Biological Conservation. 29(6): 1626-1635.

#Evans, M. C., Carwardine, J., Fensham, R.J., Butler, D., Wilson, K.A., Possingham, H.P., and Martin, T.G. 2015. Carbon farming via assisted natural regeneration as a cost-effective mechanism for restoring biodiversity in agricultural landscapes. Environmental Science & Policy. 50: 114-129.

Evans, M. C., Tulloch, A. I. T., Law, E. Raiter, K., Possingham, H. P., and K. A. 2015. Clear consideration of costs, condition and conservation benefits yield better conservation planning outcomes. Biological Conservation. 191: 716-727.

*Guerrero, A. M., McAllister, R. R. J., and Wilson, K. A. 2015. Achieving cross‐scale collaboration for large scale conservation initiatives. Conservation Letters. 8(2): 107-117.

*Law, E. A., Bryan, B. A., Meijaard, E., Mallawaarachchi, T., Struebig, M., Wilson, K. A. 2015. Ecosystem services from a degraded peatland of Central Kalimantan: implications for policy, planning, and management. Ecological Applications. 25: 70-87.

*Law, E. A., Bryan, B.A., Torabi, N., Bekessy, S. A., McAlpine, C. A. and K. A. 2015. Measurement matters in managing landscape carbon. Ecosystem Services. 13: 6-16.

^Law E. A, and Wilson K. A. 2015. Providing context for the land-sharing and land-sparing debate. Conservation Letters. 8: 404–413.

^Law E. A., Meijaard E., Bryan B. A., Mallawarachchi T., Koh L. P., Wilson K. A. 2015. Better land-use allocation outperforms land sparing and land sharing approaches to conservation in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Biological Conservation. 186: 276-286.

*Martinez-Harms, M. J., Bryan, B. A., Balvanera, P., Law, E. A., Rhodes, J, Possingham, H. P., and Wilson, K. A. Making decisions for managing ecosystem services. 2015. Biological Conservation. 184: 229-238.

#Runting, R. K., E. Meijaard, N. K. Abram, J. A. Wells, D. L. A. Gaveau, M. Ancrenaz, H. P. Possingham, S. A. Wich, F. Ardiansyah, M. T. Gumal, L. Ambu, and K. A. Wilson. 2015. Alternative futures for Borneo show the value of integrating economic and conservation targets across borders. Nature Communications. 6: 6819.

^Santika, T., McAlpine, C. A., Lunney, D., Wilson, K. A., and Rhodes. J. R. 2015. Assessing spatio-temporal priorities for species’ recovery in broad-scale dynamic landscapes. Journal of Applied Ecology. 52(4): 832-840.

^Santika, T., Meijaard E., and Wilson, K. A. 2015. Designing multifunctional landscapes for forest conservation. Environmental Research Letters. 10(11): 114012.


*Budiharta S., Meijaard E., Erskine P. D., Rondinini C., Pacifici M. and Wilson K. A. 2014. Restoring degraded tropical forests for carbon and biodiversity. Environmental Research Letters. 9: 114020.

*Budiharta, S., Slik, F., Raes, N., Meijaard, E., Erskine, P. and K. A. Wilson. 2014. Estimating the Aboveground Biomass of Bornean Forest. Biotropica. 46(5): 507-511.

Bryan, B. A., Nolan, M., Harwood, T. D., Connor, J. D., Navarro-Garcia, J., King, D., Summers, D. M., Newth, D., Cai, Y., Grigg, N., Harman, I., Crossman, N. D., Grundy, M. J., Finnigan, J. J., Ferrier, S., Williams, K. J., Wilson, K. A., Law, E. A., Hatfield-Dodds. S. 2014. Supply of carbon sequestration and biodiversity services from Australia’s agricultural land under global change. Global Environmental Change. 28: 166-181.

^Santika, T., C. A. McAlpine, D. Lunney, Wilson, K. A. and Rhodes. J. R. 2014. Modelling species distributional shifts across broad spatial extents by linking dynamic occupancy models with public-based surveys. Diversity and Distributions. 20: 786-796.

^Shoo, L., O’Mara, J., Perhans, K., Rhodes, J., Runting, R., Schmidt, S., Traill, L., Weber, L., Wilson, K. A., Lovelock, C. 2014. Moving beyond the conceptual: specificity in regional climate change adaptation actions for biodiversity in South East Queensland, Australia. Regional Environmental Change. 14: 435-447.


Broch, S. W., N. Strange, J. B. Jacobsen, and K. A. Wilson. 2013. Farmers’ willingness to provide ecosystem services and effects of their spatial distribution. Ecological Economics. 92:78-86.

*Guerrero, A. M., R. R. J. McAllister, J. Corcoran, and K. A. Wilson. 2013. Scale Mismatches, Conservation Planning, and the Value of Social-Network Analyses. Conservation Biology. 27:35-44.

*Iwamura, T., A. Guisan, K. A. Wilson, H.P. Possingham. 2013. How robust are global conservation priorities to climate change? Global Environmental Change. 23: 1277-1284.

#Runting, R. K., K. A. Wilson, and J. R. Rhodes. 2013. Does more mean less? The value of information for conservation planning under sea level rise. Global Change Biology. 19: 352-363.

*Tulloch, A. I. T., K. Mustin, H. P. Possingham, J. K. Szabo, and K. A. Wilson. 2013. To boldly go where no volunteer has gone before: predicting volunteer activity to prioritize surveys at the landscape scale. Diversity and Distributions. 19: 465-480.

*Venter, O., H. P. Possingham, L. Hovani, S. Dewi, B. Griscom, G. Paoli, P. Wells, and K. A. Wilson. 2013. Using systematic conservation planning to minimize REDD+ conflict with agriculture and logging in the tropics. Conservation Letters. 6: 116-124.


Di Marco, M., M. Cardillo, H. P. Possingham, K. A. Wilson, S. P. Blomberg, L. Boitani, and C. Rondinini. 2012. A novel approach for global mammal extinction risk reduction. Conservation Letters. 5:134-141.

*Law, E. A., S. Thomas, E. Meijaard, P. J. Dargusch, and K. A. Wilson. 2012. A modular framework for management of complexity in international forest-carbon policy. Nature Climate Change 2:155-160.

Lindenmayer, D. B., K. B. Hulvey, R. J. Hobbs, M. Colyvan, A. Felton, H. Possingham, W. Steffen, K. A. Wilson, K. Youngentob, and P. Gibbons. 2012. Avoiding bio-perversity from carbon sequestration solutions. Conservation Letters. 5:28-36.

Reyers, B., P. J. O’Farrell, J. L. Nel, and Wilson, K.A. 2012. Expanding the conservation toolbox: conservation planning of multifunctional landscapes. Landscape Ecology. 27:1121-1134.

^Shoo, L. P., P. Scarth, S. Schmidt, and K. A. Wilson. 2012. Reclaiming Degraded Rainforest: A Spatial Evaluation of Gains and Losses in Subtropical Eastern Australia to Inform Future Investment in Restoration. Restoration Ecology. 21(4): 481-489.

#Walsh, J. C., K. A. Wilson, J. Benshemesh, and H. P. Possingham. 2012. Integrating research, monitoring and management into an adaptive management framework to achieve effective conservation outcomes. Animal Conservation. 15:334-336.

#Walsh, J. C., K. A. Wilson, J. Benshemesh, and H. P. Possingham. 2012. Unexpected outcomes of invasive predator control: the importance of evaluating conservation management actions. Animal Conservation. 15:319-328.


#Douglass, L. L., H. P. Possingham, J. Carwardine, C. J. Klein, S. H. Roxburgh, J. Russell-Smith, and K. A. Wilson. 2011. The Effect of Carbon Credits on Savanna Land Management and Priorities for Biodiversity Conservation. Plos One 6.

#Evans, M. C., Possingham, H.P., Wilson., K.A. 2011. What to do in the face of multiple threats? Incorporating dependencies within a return on investment framework for conservation. Diversity and Distributions. 17:437-450.

#Evans, M., Possingham, H.P., Wilson., K.A. 2011. Extinctions: Conserve not collate. Nature. 474:284-284.

Knight, A. T., Sarkar, S., Smith, R. J., Strange,  N., Wilson, K.A. 2011. Engage the hodgepodge: Management factors are essential when prioritizing areas for restoration and conservation action. Diversity and Distributions. 17: 1234-1238.

Rondinini, C., L. Boitani, A. S. L. Rodrigues, T. M. Brooks, R. L. Pressey, P. Visconti, J. E. M. Baillie, D. Baisero, M. Cabeza, K. R. Crooks, M. Di Marco, K. H. Redford, S. A. Andelman, M. Hoffmann, L. Maiorano, S. N. Stuart, and K. A. Wilson. 2011. Reconciling global mammal prioritization schemes into a strategy. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 366: 2722-2728.

Strange, N., B. J. Thorsena, J. Bladt, K. A. Wilson, and C. Rahbek. 2011. Conservation policies and planning under climate change. Biological Conservation. 144: 2968-2977.

^Traill, L. W., K. Perhans, C. E. Lovelock, A. Prohaska, S. McFallen, J. R. Rhodes, and K. A. Wilson. 2011. Managing for change: wetland transitions under sea-level rise and outcomes for threatened species. Diversity and Distributions. 17: 1225-1233.

Wilson, K. A., M. Lulow, J. Burger, Y.-C. Fang, C. Andersen, D. Olson, M. O’Connell, and M. F. McBride. 2011. Optimal restoration: Accounting for space, time and uncertainty. Journal of Applied Ecology. 48: 715-725.

Wilson, K. A., M. Evans, C., M. Di Marco, D. C. Green, L. Boitani, H. P. Possingham, F. Chiozza, and C. Rondinini. 2011. Prioritizing conservation investments for mammal species globally. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 366: 2670-2680.

Bode, M., W. Probert, W. R. Turner, K. A. Wilson, and O. Venter. 2011. Conservation planning with multiple organizations and objectives. Conservation Biology. 25: 295-304.

*Law, E. A., E. Meijaard, and K. A. Wilson. 2011. A reckoning for reckoning. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 26: 105-106.

Etter, A., C. A. McAlpine, L. Seabrook, and K. A. Wilson. 2011. Incorporating temporality and biophysical vulnerability to quantify the human spatial footprint on ecosystems. Biological Conservation. 144: 1585-1594.

*Budiharta, S., Widyatmoko, D., Irawati, Wiriadinata, H., Rugayah, Partomihardjo, T., Ismail, Uji, T., Keim, A. and Wilson, K.A. 2011. The processes that threaten Indonesian plants. Oryx. 45(2): 172-179.

*Tulloch, A., Possingham, H. P., Wilson, K. A.  2011. Wise selection of an indicator for monitoring the success of management actions. Biological Conservation. 144: 141-154.


Wilson, K.A. 2010. Dealing with data uncertainty in static conservation planning. Nature and Conservation. 8(2): 145-150.

Beger, M., Grantham, H. S., Pressey, R. L., Wilson, K. A., Peterson, E. L., D. Dorfman, Mumby, P. J., Lourival, R., Brumbaugh, D. R., Possingham, H. P. 2010. Conservation planning for connectivity across marine, freshwater, and terrestrial realms. Biological Conservation. 143: 565-575.

*Carwardine, J., K. A. Wilson, C. Klein, M. Watts, R. Smith, H.P. Possingham. 2010. Conservation planning when costs are uncertain. Conservation Biology. 24(6): 1529-1537.

#Drummond S.P., Wilson K. A., Meijaard E, Watts M, Dennis R, Possingham H.P. 2010. The influence of a threatened species focus on conservation planning. Conservation Biology. 24(2): 441-449.

Egoh, B.N., B. Reyers, J. Carwardine, M. Bode, P. J. O’Farrell, K. A. Wilson, H. P. Possingham, M. Rouget, W. D. Lange, D. M. Richardson, and R. M. Cowling. 2010. Safeguarding biodiversity and ecosystem services: trade-offs and synergies in the Little Karoo, South Africa. Conservation Biology. 24(4): 1021-1030.

Fuller, R.A., McDonald-Madden, E., Wilson, K.A., Carwardine, J., Grantham, H.S., Watson, J.E.M., Klein, C.J, Green, D. & Possingham, H.P. 2010. Replacing underperforming protected areas achieves better conservation outcomes. Nature. 466(7304): 365-367.

#Guerrero, A., Knight, A., Grantham, H., Cowling, R., & Wilson, K. 2010. Predicting willingness-to-sell and its utility for assessing conservation opportunity for expanding protected area networks. Conservation Letters. 3(5): 332–339.

*Iwamura, T., K. A. Wilson, O. Venter and H.P. Possingham. 2010. A climatic stability approach to prioritizing global conservation investments. PLoS One. 5(11): e15103.

Klein, C.J., Ban, N.C., Halpern, B.S., Beger, M, Game, E.T., Grantham, H.S., Green, A, Klein, T.J., Kininmonth, S, Treml, E, Wilson, K. A. and Possingham, H.P. 2010. Prioritizing land and sea conservation investments to protect coral reefs. PLOS One, 5: e12431 1-8.

Knight, A.T., Bode, M., Fuller, R.A., Grantham, H.S., Possingham, H.P., Watson, J.E.M. and Wilson, K.A. 2010. Barometer of Life: More Action, Not More Data. Science. 329: 141.

McBride, M.F., Wilson, K.A., Burger, J., Fang, Y.-C., Lulow, M., Olson, D., O’Connell, M. and Possingham, H.P., 2010. Mathematical problem definition for ecological restoration planning. Ecological Modelling. 221(19): 2243-2250.

*Venter, O. Laurance, W.F., Iwamura, T., Wilson, K. A., Fuller, R.A., Possingham, H.P. 2010. Planning for Biodiversity in Future Climates (Response). Science. 327:1453.

Wilson, K. A., E. Meijaard, S. Drummond, H. S. Grantham, L. Boitani, G. Catullo, L. Christie, R. Dennis, I. Dutton, A. Falcucci, L. Maiorano, H. P. Possingham, C. Rondinini, W. Turner, O. Venter, and M. Watts. 2010. Conserving Biodiversity in Production Landscapes. Ecological Applications. 20 (6): 1721-1732.


Bottrill, M. C., L. N. Joseph, J. Carwardine, M. Bode, C. Cook, E. T. Game, H. Grantham, S. Kark, S. Linke, E. McDonald-Madden, R. L. Pressey, S. Walker, K. A. Wilson, and H. P. Possingham. 2009. Finite conservation funds mean triage is unavoidable. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 24:183-184.

Carwardine, J., J. Klein, K. A. Wilson, R. L. Pressey, and H. P. Possingham. 2009. Hitting the target and missing the point: target-based conservation planning in context. Conservation Letters. 2:3-10.

*Grantham, H. S., K. A. Wilson, A. Moilanen, T. Rebelo, and H. P. Possingham. 2009. Delaying conservation actions for improved knowledge: how long should we wait? Ecology Letters. 12: 293–301.

Kingsford, R. T., J. E. M. Watson, C. J. Lundquist, O. Venter, L. Hughes, E. L. Johnston, J. Atherton, M. Gawel, D. A. Keith, B. G. Mackey, C. Morley, H. P. Possingham, B. Raynor, H. F. Recher, and K. A. Wilson. 2009. Major Conservation Policy Issues for Biodiversity in Oceania. Conservation Biology. 23:834-840.

Klein, C. J., K.A. Wilson, M. Watts, J. Stein, S. Berry, J. Carwardine, M. S. Smith, B. Mackey, and H. Possingham. 2009. Incorporating ecological and evolutionary processes into large-scale conservation planning. Ecological Applications. 19: 206-217.

Klein, C. J., K.A. Wilson, M. Watts, J. Stein, J. Carwardine, B. Mackey, and H. Possingham. 2009. Spatial conservation prioritization inclusive of wilderness quality: A case study of Australia’s biodiversity. Biological Conservation. 142: 1282-1290.

*Venter, O. Laurance, W.F., Iwanura, T., Wilson, K. A., Fuller, R.A., Possingham, H.P. 2009. Harnessing carbon-payments to protect biodiversity. Science. 326: 1368.

*Venter, O., E. Meijaard, H. Possingham, R. Dennis, D. Sheil, S. Wich, L. Hovani, and K.A. Wilson. 2009. Carbon payments as a safeguard for threatened tropical mammals. Conservation Letters. 2:123-129.

Watson, J. E. M., R. A. Fuller, A. W. T. Watson, B. G. Mackey, K. A. Wilson, H. S. Grantham, M. Turner, C. J. Klein, J. Carwardine, L. N. Joseph, and H. P. Possingham. 2009. Wilderness and future conservation priorities in Australia. Diversity and Distributions. 15:1028-1036.

Watts, M. E., I. Ball, R., R. Stewart, C. J. Klein, K.A. Wilson, C. Steinback, R. Lourivald, L. Kircher, and H. Possingham. 2009. Marxan with zones: Software for optimal conservation based land and sea-use zoning. Environmental modelling and software. 24:1513-1521.

Wilson, K. A., I. Dutton, P. Foreman, F. Kearney, and I. Watson. 2009. Partner or perish or perish through partnering? Ecological Management and Restoration. 10:166-168.

Wilson, K. A., J. Carwardine, and H. P. Possingham. 2009. Setting Conservation Priorities. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences The Year in Ecology and Conservation Biology. 1162:237–264.


Bode, M., K. A. Wilson, M. F. McBride, and H. P. Possingham. 2008. Optimal Dynamic Allocation of Conservation Funding Among Priority Regions. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology. 70:2039-2054.

Bode, M., K. A. Wilson, T. M. Brooks, W. R. Turner, R. A. Mittermeier, M. F. McBride, E. C. Underwood, and H. P. Possingham. 2008. Cost-effective global conservation spending is robust to taxonomic group. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 105:6498-6501.

Boitani, L., R. M. Cowling, H. T. Dublin, G. M. Mace, J. Parrish, H. P. Possingham, R. L. Pressey, C. Rondinini, and K. A. Wilson. 2008. Change the IUCN protected area categories to reflect biodiversity outcomes. Plos Biology. 6:0436-0438.

Bottrill, M. C., L. N. Joseph, J. Carwardine, M. Bode, C. Cook, E. T. Game, H. Grantham, S. Kark, S. Linke, E. McDonald-Madden, R. L. Pressey, S. Walker, K. A. Wilson, and H. P. Possingham. 2008. Is conservation triage just smart decision making? Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 23:649-654.

*Carwardine, J., K. A. Wilson, G. Ceballos, P. R. Ehrlich, R. Naidoo, T. Iwamura, S. Hajkowicz, and H. P. Possingham. 2008. Cost-effective priorities for global mammal conservation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 105(32): 11446-11450.

*Carwardine, J., K. A. Wilson, M. Watts, A. Etter, H. P. Possingham, and C. J. Klein. 2008. Avoiding Costly Conservation Mistakes: the Importance of defining Actions and Costs in Spatial Priority Setting. PLoS One. 3(7): e2586.

*Grantham, H. S., A. Moilanen, K. A. Wilson, R. L. Pressey, T. G. Rebelo, and H. P. Possingham. 2008. Diminishing return on investment for biodiversity data in conservation planning. Conservation Letters 1:190-98.

Underwood, E. C., M. R. Shaw, K. A. Wilson, P. Kareiva, K. R. Klausmeyer, M. F. McBride, M. Bode, S. A. Morrison, J. M. Hoekstra, and H. P. Possingham. 2008. Protecting Biodiversity When Money Matters: Maximizing Return on Investment. PLoS One 3(1): e1515.

*Venter, O., Meijaard, E., Wilson, K. A. 2008. Strategies and alliances needed to protect forest from palm-oil industry. Nature. 451: 16.


Wilson, K. A., E. C. Underwood, S. A. Morrison, K. R. Klausmeyer, W. W. Murdoch, B. Reyers, G. Wardell-Johnson, P. A. Marquet, P. W. Rundel, M. F. McBride, R. L. Pressey, M. Bode, J. M. Hoekstra, S. J. Andelman, M. Looker, C. Rondinini, P. Kareiva, M. R. Shaw, and H. P. Possingham. 2007. Maximising the Conservation of the World’s Biodiversity: What to do, Where and When. PLoS Biology. 5. e233.

Knight, A. T., R. J. Smith, R. M. Cowling, P. G. Desmet, D. P. Faith, S. Ferrier, C. M. Gelderblom, H. Grantham, A. T. Lombard, K. Maze, J. L. Nel, J. D. Parrish, G. Q. K. Pence, H. P. Possingham, B. Reyers, M. Rouget, D. Roux, and K. A. Wilson. 2007. Improving the key biodiversity areas approach for effective conservation planning. Bioscience 57:256-261.

#McBride, M., K. A. Wilson, M. Bode, and H. P. Possingham. 2007. Incorporating the effects of socioeconomic uncertainty into priority setting for conservation investment. Conservation Biology 21: 1463-1474.

Murdoch, W., S. Polasky, K. A. Wilson, H. P. Possingham, P. Kareiva, and R. Shaw. 2007. Maximising return on investment in conservation. Biological Conservation 139:375-388.

Pressey, R. L., M. Cabeza, M. E. Watts, R. M. Cowling, and K. A. Wilson. 2007. Conservation planning in a changing world. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 22: 583-592.


Etter, A., C. A. McAlpine, K. A. Wilson, S. Phinn, and H. P. Possingham. 2006. Regional patterns of agricultural land use and deforestation in Colombia. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 114:369-386.

Rondinini, C., K. A. Wilson, H. Grantham, L. Boitani, and H. P. Possingham. 2006. Tradeoffs of different types of species occurrence data for use in systematic conservation planning. Ecology Letters. 9:1136-1145.

Sarkar, S., R. L. Pressey, D. P. Faith, C. R. Margules, T. Fuller, D. M. Stoms, A. Moffett, A Wilson, K. J. Williams, P. H. Williams, and S. Andelman. 2006. Biodiversity Conservation Planning Tools: Present Status and Challenges for the Future. Annual Review of Environment and Resources 31:123-159.

Wilson, K. A., M. McBride, M. Bode, and H. P. Possingham. 2006. Prioritising global conservation efforts. Nature. 440:337-340.


Possingham, H., and Wilson, K. A. 2005. Biodiversity – Turning up the heat on hotspots. Nature 436:919-920.

Wilson, K. A., M. I. Westphal, H. P. Possingham, and J. Elith. 2005. Sensitivity of conservation planning to different approaches to using predicted species distribution data. Biological Conservation 122:99-112.

Wilson, K. A., A. N. Newton, C. Echeverría, C. J. Weston, and M. A. Burgman. 2005. A vulnerability analysis of the temperate forests of south central Chile. Biological Conservation 122:9-21.

Wilson, K. A., R. L. Pressey, A. N. Newton, M. A. Burgman, H. P. Possingham, and C. J. Weston. 2005. Measuring and incorporating vulnerability into conservation planning. Environmental Management 35:527–543.

Book chapters

Wilson, K. A., England, J. and Cunningham, S. 2016Biodiversity indicators need to be fit for purpose. Pages 229240 iJustin Garson, Anya Plutynski and Sahotra Sarkar (Ed.). The Routledge handbook of philosophy of biodiversity. Routledge, London

Knight, A. T., A. S. L. Rodrigues, N. Strange, T. Tew, and K. A. Wilson. 2013. Designing effective solutions to conservation planning problems. Pages 362-383 in W. M. D and J. W. K, editors. Key Topics in Conservation Biology 2. John Wiley & Sons.

Bode, M., K. A. Wilson, and H. P Possingham. 2012. Biodiversity Hotspots in Craig, R K, and J C Nagle, and B. Pardy, and O. Scmitz, and W. Smith (Eds.), Encyclopaedia of Sustainability: Ecosystem Management and Sustainability, Berkshire Publishing Group, Barrington, USA.

Wilson, K. A., M. Lulow, J. Burger, and M. F. McBride. 2012. The economics of restoration. Pages 215-231 in L. David, M. Palle, and S. John, editors. Forest landscape restoration: integrating natural and social sciences. Springer, New York, NY, United States.

Watson, J. E. M., H. S. Grantham, K. A. Wilson, and H. P. Possingham. 2011. Systematic conservation planning: Past, present and future. Pages 1956-1976 in J. L. Richard and J. W. Robert, editors. Conservation Biogeography. John Wiley & Sons, London, U. K.

Wilson, K. A., M. Bode, H. Grantham, and H. P. Possingham. 2010. Prioritizing trade-offs in conservation. In Trade-offs in Conservation: deciding what to save, eds N. Leader-Williams, W. M. Adams, and R. J. Smith, pp. 17-34. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK.

Murdoch, W., M. Bode, J. Hoekstra, P. Karieva, S. Polasky, H.P. Possingham, and K. A. Wilson. 2010. Trade-offs in identifying global conservation priority areas. In Trade-offs in Conservation: deciding what to save, eds N. Leader-Williams, W. M. Adams, and R.J. Smith, pp. 35-55. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK.

Knight, A. T., R. M. Cowling, H. P. Possingham, and K. A. Wilson. 2009. Chapter 18 – From Theory to Practice: Designing and Situating Spatial Prioritisation Tools for Implementing Conservation Action in A. Moilanen, K. A. Wilson, and H. P. Possingham, editors. Spatial conservation prioritisation: quantitative methods and computational tools. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Wilson, K. A., M. Cabeza, and C. J. Klein. 2009. Chapter 2 – Fundamental concepts of spatial conservation prioritisation in A. Moilanen, K. A. Wilson, and H. P. Possingham, editors. Spatial conservation prioritisation: quantitative methods and computational tools. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Possingham, H. P., A. Moilanen, and K. A. Wilson. 2009. Chapter 10 – Accounting for habitat loss rates in conservation planning in A. Moilanen, K. A. Wilson, and H. P. Possingham, editors. Spatial conservation prioritisation: quantitative methods and computational tools. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Moilanen, A., H. P. Possingham, and K. A. Wilson. 2009. Chapter 19 – Spatial conservation prioritization: past, present and future in A. Moilanen, K. A. Wilson, and H. P. Possingham, editors. Spatial conservation prioritisation: quantitative methods and computational tools. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Wilson, K. A., H. Possingham, T. Martin, and H. Grantham. 2008. Key Concepts. In J. A. Ardron, H. P. Possingham, and C. J. Klein, eds. Marxan Good Practices Handbook. Vancouver, BC, Canada., Pacific Marine Analysis and Research Association.

Wilson, K. A., and A. C. Newton. 2007. Identification of priority areas for conservation in South Central Chile. A. C. Newton, editor. Biodiversity Loss and Conservation in Fragmented Forest Landscapes. Evidence from tropical montane and south temperate rain forests in Latin America. CABI Publishing.

Possingham, H. P., K. A. Wilson, S. J. Andelman, and C. H. Vynne. 2006. Protected areas: goals, limitations, and design. Pages 509-533 in M. J. Groom, G. K. Meffe, and C.R.Carroll, editors. Principles of Conservation Biology. Sinauer Associates Inc., Sundaland, MA.

Kasperson, R. E., Archer, E., Caceres, D., Dow, K., Downing, T., Elmqvist, T., Folke, C., Han, G., Iyengar, K., Vogel, C., Wilson, K., Ziervogel. G. 2005. Chapter 7: Vulnerable Peoples and Places. Assessment Report. Current States and Trends. Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.

Ziervogel G., Cabot C., Winograd M., Segnestam L., Wilson K. & Downing T. 2005 Chapter 8. Vulnerability assessments and risk maps: do they help to protect the vulnerable? A case study of Honduras. Approaches to vulnerability: food systems and environments in crisis (eds. L. Stephen, Downing T & Rahman A). Earthscan Publisher, London, UK.

Possingham, H. P., J. Franklin, K. Wilson, and T. J. Regan. 2004. The roles of spatial heterogeneity and ecological processes in conservation planning. Pages 389-406 in G. M. Lovett, C. G. Jones, M. G. Turner, and K. C. Weathers, editors. Ecosystem Function in Heterogeneous Landscapes. Springer-Verlag, New York.

Refereed conference papers

Broch, S. W., N. Strange, and K. A. Wilson. 2010. How spatial variation influences landowner willingness to provide ecosystem services. Pages 121-126 in Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Scandinavian Society of Forest Economics, Metsäntutkimuslaitos (Finnish Forest Research Institute), Helsinki.

#McBride, M., Wilson, K. A. and Possingham, H. 2005. Incorporating Investment Uncertainty into the Prioritisation of Conservation Resource Allocation. In: Andre Zerger and Robert M Argent, MODSIM05 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. MODSIM05, Melbourne, (2505-2511). 12-15 December 2005.

Newton A.C., Wilson K., Echeverría C. M. 2004. Assessing the vulnerability of forests to environmental change. In: Landscape ecology of trees and forests. Ed. by Smithers, R. IALE UK Conference Proceedings; IALE (UK). pp. 176-186.

Possingham, H.P., Franklin, J., Wilson, K. 2003. The roles of spatial heterogeneity and ecological processes in conservation planning. In: 10th Cary Conference Location: Institute Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY, April 29-May 01

Other research outputs

Meijaard, E., Ancrenaz, M., Wilson, K.A. 2017. The trillion dollar gamble on Borneo. Strategic Review (The Indonesian Journal of Leadership, Policy and World Affairs. April-June 2017.

Kragt M.E., Blackmore L., Capon T., Robinson C.J., Torabi N., Wilson K.A. 2014. What are the barriers to adopting carbon farming practices? Working Paper, School of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Western Australia Issue: 1407 Pages: 14.

Game, E., J. Carwardine, K. Wilson, M. Watts, C. Klein, and H. Possingham. 2007. How to integrate cost, threat and multiple actions into conservation planning for reserves and stewardship in M. Taylor, and P. Figgis, editors. Protected Areas: Buffering nature against climate change. WWF and IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, Canberra.

Wilson K. 2002. Chile’s temperate forest. In: Mountain Watch: environmental change and sustainable development in Mountains (eds. Groombridge B, Miles L, Lysenko I, Blyth S & Newton A). United Nations Environment Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge.