# 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


Santika, T., Muhidin, S., Budiharta, S., Haryanto, B., Agus, F., Wilson, K.A., Struebig, M.J. and Po, J.Y., 2023. Deterioration of respiratory health following changes to land cover and climate in Indonesia. One Earth, 6(3): 290-302.

Tedesco, A.M., López-Cubillos, S., Chazdon, R., Rhodes, J.R., Archibald, C.L.,  Pérez-Hämmerle, K.V.,  Brancalion, P.H.S., Wilson, K.A., Oliveira, M.,  Correa, D.F., Ota, L., Morrison, T.H., Possingham, H.P., Mills, M. Santos, F.C., Dean, A.J. 2023 (In press). Beyond ecology: ecosystem restoration as a process for social-ecological transformation. Trends in Ecology & Evolution,

*Burrows, J. L.Lee, J. R. and Wilson, K. A. (2023). Evaluating the conservation impact of Antarctica’s protected areas. Conservation Biology.


Dean, A.J. and Wilson, K.A., 2022. Relationships between hope, optimism, and conservation engagement. Conservation Biology.

Tedesco A. M., Brancalion P. H. S., Hepburn M. L. Hak, Walji K., Wilson K. A., Possingham H. P., Dean A. J., Nugent N., Elias-Trostmann K., Perez-Hammerle K. V. and Rhodes J. R. 2022. The role of incentive mechanisms in promoting forest restoration. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 378:2021008820210088.

^Uebel, K.Rhodes, J. R.Wilson, K., & Dean, A. J. 2022Urban park soundscapes: Spatial and social factors influencing bird and traffic sound experiences. People and Nature, 4(6), 1616-1628.

^Hagger, V., Worthington, T. A., Lovelock, C. E., Adame, M. F., Amano, T., Brown, B. M., Friess, D. A., Landis, E., Mumby, P. J., Morrison, T. H., O’Brien, K. R., Wilson, K. A., Zganjar, C., & Saunders, M. I. (2022). Drivers of global mangrove loss and gain in social-ecological systems. Nature Communications. 13(1): 6373. 

Meijaard, E., Sheil, D., Sherman, J., Chua, L., Ni’matullah, S., Wilson, K., Ancrenaz, M., Liswanto, D., Wich, S.A., Goossens, B. and Kühl, H.S., 2022. Restoring the orangutan in a Whole-or Half-Earth context. Oryx. pp.1-12.

Puri, M., Marx, A.J., Possingham, H.P., Wilson, K.A., Karanth, K.K., Loiselle, B.A. 2022. An integrated approach to prioritize restoration for carnivore conservation in shared landscapes. Biological Conservation 273.

Rhodes, J.R., Armsworth, P.R., Iacona, G., Shah, P., Gordon, A., Wilson, K.A., Runting, R.K. and Bryan, B.A., 2022. Flexible conservation decisions for climate adaptation. One Earth. 5(6) pp.622-634.

Langkilde-Lauesen, C., Strange, N. and K.A. Wilson. 2022. Local scale prioritization of cost-efficient protection within the National Park Thy. Journal for Nature Conservation. 68 p.126218.

Macreadie, P. I., Robertson, A. I., Spinks, B., Adams, M. P., Atchison, J. M., Bell-James, J., Bryan, B.A., Chu, L., Filbee-Dexter, K., Drake, L., Duarte, C. M., Friess, D. A., Gonzalez, F., Grafton, Q. R., Helmstedt, K. J., Kaebernick, M., Kelleway, J., Kendrick, G. A., Kennedy, H.,  Lovelock, C. E., Megonigal, J. P., Maher, D. T., Pidgeon, E., Rogers, A. A., Sturgiss, R.,  Trevathan-Tackett, S. M., Wartman, M.,  Wilson, K. A. and  K. Rogers. 2022. Operationalizing marketable blue carbon. One Earth 5(5): 485-492,

Friedman, R. S., Wilson, K. A., Rhodes, J. R. and E. A. Law. 2022. What does equitable distribution mean in community forests? World Development, 157.

Santika, T., Sherman, J., Voigt, M., Ancrenaz, M., Wich, S.A., Wilson, K.A., Possingham, H., Massingham, E., Seaman, D.J., Ashbury, A.M., Azvi, T.S., Banes, G.L., Barrow, E.J.,  Bruslem, D.F.R.P., Delgado, R.A., Erman, A., Fredriksson, G., Goossens, B., Houghton, M., Indrawan, T.P., Jaya, R.L., Kanamori, T., Knott, C.D.,  Leiman, A., Liswanto, D., Mach, M., Marshall, A. J., Martin, J. G. A., Midora, L., Miller, A., Milne, S.,  Morgans, C.,  Nardiyono, N., Perwitasari-Farajallah, D.,  Priatna, D.,  Risch, R., Riyadi, G. M., Russon, A., Sembiring, J., Setiawan, E., Sidiq, M., Simon, D., Spehar, S.,  Struebig, M. J., Sumardi, I., Tjiu, A., Wahyudi, R., Yanuar, A. and E. Meijaard. 2022. Effectiveness of 20 years of conservation investments in protecting orangutans. Current Biology. 32(8):1754-1763.


Shoo, L.P., Catterall, C.P., Beyer, H.L., Cockbain, P., Duncan, M., Robson, T., Roche, D., Taylor, H., White, Z. and Wilson, K., 2021. Smart allocation of restoration funds over space and time. Ecological Applications, 31(8): e02448.

Law, E., Macchi, L., Baumann, M., Decarre, J., Gavier-Pizarro, G., Levers, C., Mastrangelo, M.E., Murray, F., Müller, D., Piquer-Rodríguez, M. and Torres, R., 2021. Fading opportunities for mitigating agriculture-environment trade-offs in a South American deforestation hotspot. Biological Conservation. 262: 109310.

*Uebel, K., Rhodes, J., Wilson, K.A. and Dean, A.J., 2021. Environmental Management in the Peri-urban Region: Psychological and Contextual Factors Influencing Private Land Conservation Actions. Environmental Management, 68: 184-197.

Guerrero, A.M., Sporne, I., McKenna, R. and Wilson, K.A. 2021. Evaluating institutional fit for the conservation of threatened species. Conservation Biology, 35(5): 1437-1450.

Costa, M.D.P., Wilson, K.A., Dyer, P.J., Pitcher, R., Muelbert, J.H. and Richardson, A. 2021. Potential future climate-induced shifts in marine fish larvae and harvested fish communities in the subtropical southwestern Atlantic Ocean. Climatic Change. 165, 66.

Martinez-Harms, M.J., Wilson, K.A., Costa, M.D.P., Possingham, H., Gelcich, S., Chauvenet, A., Pliscoff, P., Marquet, P.A. and Bryan, B.A. 2021. Conservation planning for people and nature in a Chilean biodiversity hotspot. People and Nature. 3(3): 686-699.

*Holland, O.Shaw, J.Stark, J.S. and Wilson, K.A. 2021. Hull fouling marine invasive species pose a very low, but plausible, risk of introduction to East Antarctica in climate change scenarios. Diversity and Distributions. 27(6):973-988.

^Simmons, B.A., Wilson, K.A. and Dean, A.J. 2021. Psychosocial drivers of land management behaviour: How threats, norms, and context influence deforestation intentions. Ambio. 50: 1364–1377.

Matzek, V. and Wilson, K.A. 2021. Public support for restoration: Does including ecosystem services as a goal engage a different set of values and attitudes than biodiversity protection alone? PLoS ONE. 16(1): e0245074.

Santika, T., Wilson, K. A., Law, E. A., St. John, F. A.V., Carlson, K. M., Gibbs, H., Ancrenaz, M., Meijaard, E. and M.J. Struebig. 2021. Impact of palm oil sustainability certification on village well-being and poverty in Indonesia. Nature Sustainability. 4:109-119. doi:10.1038/s41893-020-00630-1

Meijaard, E., Santika, T., Wilson, K.A., Budiharta, S., Kusworo, A., Law, E.A., Friedman, R., Hutabarat, J.A., Indrawan, T.P., Sherman, J. and St. John, F.A. 2021. Toward improved impact evaluation of community forest management in Indonesia. Conservation Science and Practice 3 (1): p.e2189. doi:10.1111/csp2.189

^Dean, A.J., Gulliver, R.E. and K.A. Wilson. 2021. “Taking action for the Reef?”–Australians do not connect Reef conservation with individual climate‐related actions. Conservation Letters.14: e12765.

Costa, M. D. P., Gorddard, R., Fidelman, P., Helmstedt, K. J., Anthony, K. R. N., Wilson, K. A., and Beyer, H. L. 2021. Linking social and biophysical systems to inform long-term, strategic management of coral reefs. Pacific Conservation Biology. 27(2):126-132.

Brown, J., Burton, M., Davis, K.J., Iftekhar, M.S., Olsen, S.B., Simmons, B.A., Strange, N. and Wilson, K.A., 2021. Heterogeneity in Preferences for Nonfinancial Incentives to Engage Landholders in Native Vegetation Management. Land Economics. 97(2), pp.388-406. DOI: 091619-090133R 


*Friedman, R. S., J. R. Rhodes, A. J. Dean, E. A. Law, T. Santika, S. Budiharta, J. A. Hutabarat, T. P. Indrawan, A. Kusworo, E. Meijaard, F. A.V. St. John, M. J. Struebig and K. A. Wilson. 2020. Analyzing procedural equity in government-led community-based forest management. Ecology and Society 25 (3):16. [online] URL:

Anthony, K.R.N, Helmstedt K.J., Bay, L.K., Fidelman, P., Hussey, K.E., Lundgren, P., Mead, D., McLeod, I.M., Mumby, P.J., Newlands, M. Schaffelke, B., Wilson, K.A. and Hardisty, P.E. 2020. Interventions to help coral reefs under global change—A complex decision challenge. PLoS ONE 15(8): e0236399.

Santika, T., Budiharta, S., Law, E.A., Dennis, R.A., Dohong, A., Struebig, M.J., Gunawan, H., Meijaard, E. and Wilson, K.A. 2020. Interannual climate variation, land type and village livelihood effects on fires in Kalimantan, Indonesia. Global Environmental Change 60:102129.

*Simmons, B. A., Archibald, C.L., Wilson, K. A., and Dean, A. J. 2020. Program Awareness, Social Capital, and Perceptions of Trees Influence Participation in Private Land Conservation Programs in Queensland, Australia. Environmental Management. 66:289-304.

Bayraktarov, E., Brisbane, S., Hagger, V., Smith, C.S., Wilson, K.A., Lovelock, C.E., Gillies, C., Steven, A.D.L. and Saunders, M. I. 2020. Priorities and motivations of marine coastal restoration research. Frontiers in Marine Science. 7:484.

*Friedman, R.S., Guerrero, A.M., McAllister, R.R., Rhodes, J.R., Santika, T., Budiharta, S., Indrawan, T., Hutabarat, J.A., Kusworo, A., Yogaswara, H.,  Meijaard, E., St. John, F.A., Struebig, M.J. and Wilson, K.A. 2020. Beyond the community in participatory forest management: A governance network perspective. Land Use Policy. 97:104738.

Lenda, M., Skórka, P., Mazur, B., Sutherland, W., Tryjanowski, P., Moroń, D., Meijaard, E., Possingham, H.P. and Wilson, K.A. 2020. Effects of amusing memes on concern for unappealing species. Conservation Biology. 34 (5):1200-1209.

*van Velden, J. L., Wilson, K., Lindsey, P. A., McCallum, H., Moyo, B. H. Z. and Biggs, D. 2020. Bushmeat hunting and consumption is a pervasive issue in African savannahs: insights from four protected areas in Malawi. Biodiversity and Conservation. 29:1443-1464. doi:10.1007/s10531-020-01944-4

^Guerrero, A. M., Barnes, M., Bodin, Ö., Chadès, I., Davis, K. J., Iftekhar, M. S., Morgans C. and Wilson, K. A. 2020. Key considerations and challenges in the application of social-network research for environmental decision making. Conservation Biology. 34(3):733-742. doi:10.1111/cobi.13461

*Simmons, B. A., Wilson, K. A., and Dean, A. J. 2020. Landholder typologies illuminate pathways for social change in a deforestation hotspot. Journal of Environmental Management. 254: 109777.


*Hagger V., Wilson K., England J.R., Dwyer, J. M. 2019. Water availability drives aboveground biomass and bird richness in forest restoration plantings to achieve carbon and biodiversity cobenefits. Ecology and Evolution. 9(24):11379-14393.

*Morgans C., Santika T., Meijaard E., Ancrenaz M. and Wilson, K. 2019. Cost-benefit based prioritisation of orangutan conservation actions in Indonesian Borneo. Biological Conservation. 238:108236.

^Santika, T., Wilson, K.A., Budiharta , S. Kusworo, A., Meijaard, E., Law, E.A., Friedman, R., Hutabarat, J.A., Indrawan, T.P., St John, F.A.V. and Struebig, M.J. 2019. Heterogeneous impacts of community forestry on forest conservation and poverty alleviation: evidence from Indonesia. People and Nature. 1(2):204-219

^Santika, T., Wilson, K.A., Budiharta, S., Law, E.A., Poh, T.M., Ancrenaz, M., Struebig, M.J. and Meijaard, E. 2019. Does oil palm agriculture help alleviate poverty? A multidimensional counterfactual assessment of oil palm development in Indonesia. World Development. 120:105-117.

^Santika T., Wilson K.A., Meijaard E., Budiharta S., Law E.E., Sabri M., Struebig M., Ancrenaz M., Poh T.M. 2019. Changing landscapes, livelihoods and village welfare in the context of oil palm development. Land Use Policy. 87:104073.

Bayraktarov, E., Stewart‐Sinclair, P.J., Brisbane, S., Boström‐Einarsson, L., Saunders, M.I., Lovelock, C.E., Possingham, H.P., Mumby, P.J. and Wilson, K.A. 2019. Motivations, success and cost of coral reef restoration. Restoration Ecology. 27(5): 981-991.

^Dean, A.J., Barnett, A.G., Wilson, K.A. and Turrell, G. 2019. Beyond the ‘extinction of experience’–Novel pathways between nature experience and support for nature conservation. Global Environmental Change. 55:48-57.

Wilson, K.A., Davis, K.J., Matzek, V. and Kragt, M. 2019. Concern about threatened species and ecosystem disservices underpin public willingness to pay for ecological restoration. Restoration Ecology. 27(3):513-519.

Jellinek, S., Wilson, K., Hagger, V., Mumaw, L., Cooke, B., Guerrero, A., Zamin, T., Waryszak, P., Erickson, T., Standish, R. 2019. Integrating diverse social and ecological motivations to achieve landscape restoration. Journal of Applied Ecology. 56(1):246-252.

#Newman, B., Wilson, K.A., Melbourne, J., Mathews, D., Wysong, M. and Iacona, G.D. 2019. The contributions of nature to people within the Yawuru Indigenous Protected Area. Conservation Science and Practice. p.e16.

^Dean, A.J., Fielding, K.S. and Wilson, K.A. 2019. Building community support for coastal management—What types of messages are most effective? Environmental Science & Policy. 92: 161-169.

Matzek, V., Wilson, K.A. and Kragt, M. 2019. Mainstreaming of ecosystem services as a rationale for ecological restoration in Australia. Ecosystem Services. 35:79-86.

Davis, K.J., Binner, A., Bell, A., Day, B., Poate, T., Rees, S., Smith, G., Wilson, K. and Bateman, I. 2019. A generalisable integrated natural capital methodology for targeting investment in coastal defence. Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy. 8(4): 429-446.


Beyer, H.L., Kennedy, E.V., Beger, M., Chen, C.A., Cinner, J.E., Darling, E.S., Eakin, C.M., Gates, R.D., Heron, S.F., Knowlton, N., Obura, D.O., Palumbi, S.R., Possingham, H.P., Poutinen, M., Runting, R.K., Skirving, W.J., Spalding, M., Wilson, K.A., Wood, S., Veron, J.E. and Hoegh-Guldberg, O. 2018. Risk‐sensitive planning for conserving coral reefs under rapid climate change. Conservation Letters. p.e12587. A top 20 most read paper in Conservation Letters in 2017-2018.

*Simmons, B.A., Wilson, K.A., Marcos-Martinez, R., Bryan, B.A., Holland, O., and Law, E.A. 2018. Effectiveness of regulatory policy in curbing deforestation in a biodiversity hotspot. Environmental Research Letters. 13: 124003.

*Simmons, B.A., Marcos-Martinez, R., Law, E.A., Bryan, B. A. and Wilson, K.A. 2018. Frequent policy uncertainty can negate the benefits of forest conservation policy. Environmental Science & Policy. 89: 401-411.

^Guerrero, A., Bennett, N., Wilson, K., Carter, N., Gill, D., Mills, M., Ives, C., Selinske, M., Larrosa, C., Bekessy, S., Januchowski-Hartley, F., Travers, H., Wyborn, C. and Nuno, A. 2018. Achieving the promise of integration in social-ecological research: A review and prospectus. Ecology and Society 23

Wilson K. 2018. Smart Decisions for the Environment. Pacific Conservation Biology. 24:251-255.

Voigt, M., Wich, S. A., Ancrenaz, M., Meijaard, E., Abram, N., Banes, G. L., Campbell-Smith, G., d’Arcy L. J., Delgado, R. A., Erman, A., Gaveau, D., Goossens, B., Heinicke, S., Houghton, M., Husson, S. J., Leiman, A., Sanchez, K. L., Makinuddin, N., Marshall, A. J., Meididit, A., Miettinen, J., Mundry, R., Musnanda, Nardiyono, Nurcahyo, A., Odom, K., Panda, A., Prasetyo, D., Priadjati, A., Purnomo, Rafiastanto, A., Russon, A.E., Santika, T., Sihite, J., Spehar, S., Struebig, M., Sulbaran-Romero, E., Tjiu, A., Wells, J., Wilson, K.A. and Kühl, H.S. 2018. Global demand for natural resources eliminated more than 100,000 Bornean orang-utans. Current Biology. 28(5):761-769.

*Hagger, V., Dwyer, J., Shoo, L. and Wilson, K. 2018. Use of seasonal forecasting to manage weather risk in ecological restoration. 28(7):1797-1807. Ecological Applications.

*Morgans, C., Meijaard, E., Santika, T., Law, E., Budiharta, S., Ancrenaz, M. and Wilson, K. 2018. Evaluating the effectiveness of palm oil certification in delivering multiple sustainability objectives. Environmental Research Letters. 13: 064032. Editors’ Featured Article

Budiharta, S., Meijaard, E., Gaveau, D.L.A., Struebig, M. J., Wilting, A., Kramer-Schadt, S., Niedballa, J., Raes, N., Maron, M. and Wilson, K.A. 2018. Restoration to offset the impacts of developments at a landscape scale reveals opportunities, challenges and tough choices. Global Environmental Change. 52:152-161

*Martinez-Harms, M. J., Bryan, B. A., Wood, S.A., Fisher, D.M., Law, E., Rhodes, J., Dobbs, C., Biggs, D. and Wilson, K.A. 2018. Inequality in access to cultural ecosystem services from protected areas in the Chilean biodiversity hotspot. Science of the Total Environment. 636(15): 1128-1138

*Friedman, R., Law, E., Bennett, N., Ives, C. Thorn, J., and Wilson, K. 2018.  How just and just how? A systematic review of social equity in conservation research. Environmental Research Letters. 13(5). Best Early Career Article’ Award for 2018

*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. and 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. and 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. and Wilson, K. A. 2018. How do marine and coastal citizen science experiences foster environmental engagement? Journal of Environmental Management. 213: 409 -416.

Nuyumba O. 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. A top 20 most read paper in Methods in Ecology and Evolution in 2017-2018.

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. and Mukherjee, N. 2018. A methodological guide to using and reporting on interviews in conservation science research. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 9:10-19. A top 20 most read paper in Methods in Ecology and Evolution in 2017-2018.

Schuster, R., Law, E. A., Rodewald, A. D., Martin, T. G., Wilson, K. A., Watts, M., Possingham, H. P. and Arcese, P. 2018. Tax Shifting and Incentives for Biodiversity Conservation on Private Lands. Conservation Letters. 11(2): e12377.


^Law, E.A., Bennett, N.J., Ives, C.D., Friedman, R., Davis, K.J., Archibald, C. and 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. and Wilson, K.A. 2017. Navigating complex decisions in restoration investment. Conservation Letters. 10(6): 748-756.

^Guerrero, A.M., Shoo, L., Iacona, G., Standish, R.J., Catterall, C.P., Rumpff, L., de Bie, K., White, Z., Matzek, V. and Wilson K.A. 2017. Using structured decision making to set restoration objectives when multiple values and preferences exist. Restoration Ecology. 25(6): 853-865. Editor’s Choice

^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. and Wilson, K.A. 2017. Projecting the performance of conservation interventions. Biological Conservation. 215: 142-151. Editor’s Choice

*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, E., 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. and 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. Editor’s Choice 

*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 choice. A top 20 most read paper in Restoration Ecology in 2017-2018

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. and 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. and 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. and 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. and 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. and 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.

*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 Wilson, 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. and 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 Wilson, 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. and 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. and 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. and 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 and 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. and 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. and 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. C. Evans, 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. and 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. and 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 and 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. and 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. and 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. and 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. and 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. and 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. and 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. Most Cited Author Award

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. and 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. and 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. and 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. and 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

Costa, M.D.P., Richardson, A.J., Muelbert, J.H., Mills, M., Possingham, H.P. and Wilson, K.A. 2018. Re: Brazil to create marine reserves.  Published e-letter: doi: 10.1126/science.359.6381.1196

Lenda M., Skórka P., Mazur B., Ward A. and Wilson K. (2018). Ivory crisis: Role of bioprinting technology. Science. 360 (6386): 277.

Meijaard, E., Ancrenaz, M. and 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. and 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.