Research

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, have looked at the evidence for the effectiveness of conservation solutions and different ways to synthesize evidence.

Peer-reviewed publications

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/csp2.27

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. Ecol Evol. 2019; 00: 1– 3. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.5153

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 https://rdcu.be/1hCB

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. Accepted Author Manuscript. . 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 https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.3942

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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10764-018-0017-y

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

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 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2017.03.026

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 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2796.8.12.9486-9490

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 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2015.08.005

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 https://doi.org/10.3161/150811014X683408

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 https://doi.org/10.1093/jhered/esq104

Press coverage of my research

http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/bats-losing-the-battle-against-deforestation-in-western-ghats/article7561236.ece

https://www.telegraphindia.com/1150906/jsp/nation/story_41102.jsp

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/flora-fauna/Deforestation-serious-threat-to-bats-in-India/articleshow/48553386.cms

http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/Article.aspx?eid=31806&articlexml=Endangered-bat-found-in-W-Ghats-15102014007023

http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1015-dulaney-bats-western-ghats.html

http://www.natureasia.com/en/nindia/article/10.1038/nindia.2014.142

http://phys.org/news/2014-11-woodland-species-tropics.html

http://www.myscience.org.uk/wire/woodland_bat_species_sweats_it_out_in_the_tropics-2014-leeds

https://gizmodo.com/bats-in-india-like-to-live-among-coffee-plants-1725980402

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/coffee-bats-farm-chimps-and-other-animals-making-do-in-developed-habitats

http://blog.ncf-india.org/2015/08/28/bats-like-something-in-their-tea/

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