I started life as a zoologist, did my PhD on the impact of different land uses on tropical bats, and then, as part of my job at Conservation Evidence, looked at the evidence for the effectiveness of conservation solutions and different ways to synthesize evidence.

Peer-reviewed publications/book chapters

Sutherland, W.J., Alvarez‐Castañeda, S.T., Amano, T., Ambrosini, R., Atkinson, P., Baxter, J.M., Bond, A.L., Boon, P.J., Buchanan, K.L., Barlow, J., Bogliani, G., Bragg, O.M., Burgman, M., Cadotte, M.W., Calver, M., Cooke, S.J., Corlett, R.T., Devictor, V. Ewen, J.G., Fisher, M., Freeman, G., Game, E. Godley, B.J., Gortázar, C., Hartley, I.R., Hawksworth, D.L., Hobson, K.A., Lu, M-L., Martín‐López, B., Ma, K., Machado, A., Maes, D., Mangiacotti, M., McCafferty, D.J., Melfi, V., Molur, S., Moore, A.J., Murphy, S.D., Norris, D., van Oudenhoven, A.P.E., Powers, J., Rees, E.I., Schwartz, M.W.,  Storch, I. & Wordley, C. (2020) Ensuring tests of conservation interventions build on existing literature. Conservation Biology 34, 781-3.

Christie, A.P., Amano, T., Martin, P.A., Petrovan, S.O., Shackelford, G.E., Simmons, B.I., Smith, R.K., Williams, D.R., Wordley, C.F.R. and Sutherland, W.J., (2020). Poor availability of context-specific evidence hampers decision-making in conservation. Biological Conservation 248, 108666

Christie, A.P., Amano, T., Martin, P.A., Petrovan, S.O., Shackelford, G.E., Simmons, B.I., Smith, R.K., Williams, D.R., Wordley, C.F.R. and Sutherland, W.J., (2020). The challenge of biased evidence in conservation Conservation Biology.

Altringham, J., Berthinussen, A., & Wordley, C. (2020). Generating, collating and using evidence for conservation. In W. Sutherland, P. Brotherton, Z. Davies, N. Ockendon, N. Pettorelli, & J. Vickery (Eds.), Conservation Research, Policy and Practice (Ecological Reviews, pp. 48-62). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/9781108638210.004

Gardner, C. J., & Wordley, C. F. (2019). Scientists must act on our own warnings to humanity. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 3, 1271–1272

Romero-Muñoz, A., Fernández-Llamazares, Á., Moraes, M., Larrea-Alcázar, D. M., & Wordley, C. F. (2019). A pivotal year for Bolivian conservation policy. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 3, 866–869

Sutherland, W. Petrovan, S., Christie, A., Dicks, L., Martin, P., Robertson, R., Ockendon, N., Rocha, R., Shackleford, G., Smith, R.,Taylor, N., Tyler, E. & Wordley, C.F. R., Building a tool to overcome barriers in research-implementation spaces: The conservation evidence database Biological Conservation 283,

Nick Salafsky, Judith Boshoven, Zuzana Burivalova, Natalie S. Dubois, Andres Gomez, Arlyne Johnson, Aileen Lee, Richard Margoluis, John Morrison, Matthew Muir, Stephen C. Pratt, Andrew S. Pullin, Daniel Salzer, Annette Stewart, William J. Sutherland, Claire F. R. Wordley (2019). Defining and using evidence in conservation practice. Conservation Science and Practice; e27.

Benno I. Simmons, Andrew Balmford, Andrew J. Bladon, Alec P. Christie, Adriana De Palma, Lynn V. Dicks, Juan Gallego‐Zamorano, Alison Johnston, Philip A. Martin, Andy Purvis, Ricardo Rocha, Hannah S. Wauchope, Claire F. R. Wordley Thomas A. Worthington, Tom Finch (2019). Worldwide insect declines: An important message, but interpret with caution. Ecology and Evolution  00: 1– 3.

Wordley, C., Petrovan, S., Smith, R., Dicks, L., Ockendon, N., & Sutherland, W. (2018). What Works in Conservation 2018. Oryx, 52 (4), 609-610. doi:10.1017/S0030605318000765

Sutherland, W.J., and Wordley, C.F.R. (2018) A fresh approach to evidence synthesis. Nature

Jucker, T. , Wintle, B. , Shackelford, G. , Bocquillon, P. , Geffert, J. L., Kasoar, T. , Kovacs, E. , Mumby, H. S., Orland, C. , Schleicher, J. , Tew, E. R., Zabala, A. , Amano, T. , Bell, A. , Bongalov, B. , Chambers, J. M., Corrigan, C. , Durán, A. P., Duvic‐Paoli, L. , Emilson, C. , da Silva, J. F., Garnett, E. E., Green, E. J., Guth, M. K., Hacket‐Pain, A. , Hinsley, A. , Igea, J. , Kunz, M. , Luke, S. H., Lynam, W. , Martin, P. A., Nunes, M. H., Ockendon, N. , Pavitt, A. , Payne, C. L., Plutshack, V. , Rademacher, T. T., Robertson, R. J., Rose, D. C., Serban, A. , Simmons, B. I., Emilson, E. J., Tayleur, C. , Wordley, C. F. R. and Mukherjee, N. (2018), Ten‐year assessment of the 100 priority questions for global biodiversity conservation. Conservation Biology. doi:10.1111/cobi.13159

Wordley, C., Ockendon, N., & Thomas, D. (2018). Restoring nature with evidence. Oryx, 52 (3), 413-414. https://doi:10.1017/S0030605318000510

Wordley, Claire F.R., Sankaran, M., Mudappa, D., Altringham, J.D. (2018) Heard but not seen: Comparing bat assemblages and study methods in a mosaic landscape in the Western Ghats of India. Ecology and Evolution

Petrovan, S.O., Junker, J., Wordley, C.F.R., Kühl, H. S.,Ort, L., Smith, R. K. and W. J. Sutherland (2018) Evidence-Based Synopsis of Interventions, a New Tool in Primate Conservation and Research. International Journal of Primatology, 38, 1-4.

Sutherland, W.J. and Wordley, C.F., (2017) Evidence complacency hampers conservation. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1 (9) 1215-1216

Wordley, C.F.R., Mudappa, D., Sankaran, M. and Altringham, J.D., (2017) Bats in the Ghats: Agricultural intensification reduces functional diversity and increases trait filtering in a biodiversity hotspot in India. Biological Conservation 210, 48-55

Wordley, C.F., Foui, E.K., Mudappa, D., Sankaran, M. and Altringham, J.D., (2016) Range extension of the endangered Salim Ali’s Fruit Bat Latidens salimalii (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae) in the Anamalai Hills, Tamil Nadu, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 8 (12), 9486-9490

Wordley, C. F., Sankaran, M., Mudappa, D., & Altringham, J. D. (2015) Landscape scale habitat suitability modelling of bats in the Western Ghats of India: Bats like something in their tea. Biological Conservation, 191, 529-536

Wordley, C.F.R., Altringham, J.D. and Shankar Raman, T.R. (2014) Bats in Indian coffee plantations:doing more good than harm? Current Science 107 (12) 1-3

Wordley, C.F.R., Foui, E., Mudappa, D., Sankaran, M., Altringham, J. (2014) Acoustic identification of bats in the southern Western Ghats, India. Acta Chiropterologica 16 (1) 213-222

Wordley, C., Slate, J. and Stapley, J., (2010) Mining online genomic resources in Anolis carolinensis facilitates rapid and inexpensive development of cross-species microsatellite markers for the Anolis lizard genus. Molecular Ecology Resources, (1):126-33. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2010.02863.x

Stapley, J., Wordley, C. and Slate, J. (2010) No Evidence of Genetic Differentiation Between Anoles With Different Dewlap Color Patterns. Journal of Heredity, 102 (1): 118-124

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