Research Group

Ecosystem Governance Group Outputs






Pre 2014

  • Bennett, A., Malhi, Y. and Menton, M. (2013) Leakage effects in natural resource supply chains: a case study from the Peruvian commercial charcoal market. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 20(4): 336-348.
  • Cassuto, D. & Gueiros, C. (2013) The Evolution of the Brazilian Regulation of Ethanol and Possible Lessons for the United States Wisconsin International Law Journal, 30(3).
  • Lyster, R., MacKenzie, C. and McDermott, C.L. (eds.) (2013) Law, Tropical Forests and Carbon: The Case of REDD+. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN: 9781107028807.
  • Mahanty, S. and McDermott, C. (2013) How Does 'Free, Prior and Informed Consent' (FPIC) Impact Social Equity? Lessons from mining and forestry and their implications for REDD+. Land Use Policy, 35: 406-416.
  • McDermott, C. (2013) Certification and Equity: Applying an "equity framework" to compare certification schemes across product sectors and scales. Environmental Science and Policy, 33: 428-437.
  • McDermott, C. (2013) REDD+ and Multi-level Governance: Governing for what and for whom? Chapter 5 in, Lyster, R., MacKenzie, C. and McDermott, C. (eds.) Law, Tropical Forests and Carbon: the Case of REDD+. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  • Pinto, L.F. and McDermott, C. (2013) Equity and forest certification - a case study in Brazil. Forest Policy and Economics, 30: 23-29.
  • McDermott, C. L. (2012). Plantations and communities: Key controversies and trends in certification standards (pp. 1–31). FSC-AC. Retrieved from
  • McDermott, C.L., van Asselt, H., Streck, C., Assembe, S., Duchelle, A., Haug, C., Humphreys, D., Mulyani, M., Silori, C., Suzuki, R., Zelli, F., Frick, S., Lentini, M., Luintel, H. and Salimon, C. (2012) Governance for REDD+, Forest Management and Biodiversity: Existing Approaches and Future Options. Chapter 5 in, Parrotta, J., Christoph, C. and Mansourie, S. (eds.)
  • Understanding relationships between biodiversity, carbon, forests and people. IUFRO, Vienna. Commissioned by Global Forest Expert Panel, The Collaborative Partnership on Forests.
  • Visseren-Hamakers, I.J., McDermott, C., Vijge, M.J. and Cashore, B. (2012) Trade-offs, co-benefits and safeguards: current debates on the breadth of REDD+. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 4(6): 646-653.
  • McDermott, C. L. (2012) Certification and Equity: Applying an “equity framework” to compare certification schemes across product sectors and scales. Environmental Science and Policy.
  • Bozzi, L.; Cashore, B.; Levin, K.; McDermott, C.L. (2012) The role of private voluntary climate programs affecting forests: Assessing their direct and intersecting effects. In"Business and climate policy: The potentials and pitfalls of private voluntary programs", Ronit, K., Ed. United Nations University: Tokyo.
  • McDermott, C., Coad, L., Helfgott, A. and Schroeder, H. (2012) Operationalizing social safeguards in REDD+: actors, interests and ideas. Environmental Science and Policy 21 (Aug 2012) pp.63-72.
  • McDermott, C. (2011) Trust, legitimacy and power in forest certification: A case study of the FSC in British Columbia. GeoFoRUM. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2003.10.071
  • McDermott, C.; B. Cashore; K. Levin. 2011. Building the Forest-Climate Bandwagon: REDD and the Logic of Problem Amelioration. Global Environmental Politics. 11(3): 85-103.
  • McDermott, C. (Coordinating Lead Author); Humphreys, D., Wildberger, C., Wood, P. (Lead Authors); and Marfo, E., Pacheco, P. and Yasmi, Y (Contributing Authors) (forthcoming)Mapping of the core actors and issues defining international forest governance. In, Rayner, J. Embracing complexity: meeting global forest governance challenges. Produced by the Expert Panel on the International Forest Regime, The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CIFOR, FAO, ITTO, IUFRO, CBD, GEF, UNCCD, UNFF, UNFCCC, UNDP, UNEP, ICRAF, WB, IUCN).
  • Kanowski, P., McDermott, C. and Cashorem, B. (2011) Implementing REDD+: lessons from analysis of forest governance. Environmental Science and Policy 14: 111-117.
  • McDermott, C.L., Cashore, B. and Kanowski, P. (2010) Global Environmental Forest Policies: An international comparison. London: Earthscan. 384 pp. ISBN: 9781844075904. Now available from Routledge in paperback.
  • Cashore, B., Galloway, G., Cubbage, F., Humphreys, D., Katila, P., Levin, K., McDermott, C., Maryudi, A., and McGinley, K. (2010) Ability of institutions to address new challenges. In, Mery, G., Katila, P., Galloway, G., Alfaro, R.I., Kanninen, M., Lobovikov, M. and J. Varjo (eds.) Forests and Society: Responding to Global Drivers of Change. IUFRO World Forests, Society and Environment Project.
  • McDermott, C., Cashore, B. and Kanowski, P. (2009) Setting the bar: an international comparison of public and private forest policy specifications and implications for explaining policy trends. Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences, 6(3): 1-21.
  • Nussbaum, R., Hoare, A., McDermott, C., Saunders, J. and Costa, P.M. (2009) Accelerating transfers of interim finance for REDD+: absorptive capacity and opportunities for early market involvement Report commissioned by the Department for International Development (DFID), UK.
  • Abernethy, K.A., Coad, L., Taylor, G., Lee, M.E. and Maisels, F. (2013) Extent and ecological consequences of hunting in Central African rainforests in the twenty-first century. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, B, 368(1625).
  • Bahaa-el-din, L., Coad, L. et al. (2013) Notes on the distribution and status of small carnivores in Gabon. Small Carnivore Conservation, 48: 19-29.
  • Coad, L., Leverington, F., Burgess, N., Cuadros, I., Geldmann, J., Marthews, T.R., Mee, J., Nolte, C., Stoll-Kleemann, S., Vansteelant, N., Zamora, C., Zimsky, M. and Hockings, M. (2013) Progress towards the CBD Protected Area Management Effectiveness targets.PARKS, 19 (1).
  • Geldmann, J., Barnes, M., Coad, L., Craigie, I.D., Hockings, M. and Burgess, N.D. (2013) Effectiveness of terrestrial protected areas in reducing habitat loss and population declines. Biological Conservation, 161: 230-238.
  • Vuohelainen, A., Coad, L., Marthews, T., Malhi, Y. and Kileen, Y. (2012). The effectiveness of contrasting protected areas in Madre de Dios, Peru. Environmental Management.
  • Forrest, J.L., Bomhard, B., Budiman, A., Coad, L., Cox, N., Dinerstein, E., Huang, C., Huy, K., Lysenko, I., Magrath, W. (2011) Land Management and Protected Area Management Effectiveness in the Tiger Range. Animal Conservation.
  • Osti, M., Coad, L., Fisher, J., Bomhard, B., Hutton, J. (2010) Oil and gas development in the World Heritage? and wider protected area network in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Schmitt, C.B., Burgess, N.D., Coad, L., Belokurov, A., Besancon, C., Boisrobert, L., Campbell, A., Fish, L., Gliddon, D., Humphries, K., Kapos, V., Loucks, C., Lysenko, I., Miles, L., Mills, C., Minnemeyer, S., Pistorius, T., Ravilious, C., Steininger, M. and Winkel, G. (2009) Global analysis of the protection status of the world's forests. Biological Conservation, 142(10): 2122-2130.
  • Coad, L., Burgess, N.D., Bomhard, B. and Besancon, C. (2009) Progress towards the Convention on Biological Diversity's 2010 and 2010 Targets for Protected Areas. A technical report for the IUCN international workshop "Looking to the Future of the CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas", Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 14-17 September 2009.
  • Coad, L., Burgess, N.D., Loucks, C., Fish, L., Scharlemann, J.P.W., Duarte, L, and Besançon, B. (2009) The ecological representativeness of the global protected areas estate in 2009: progress towards the CBD 2010 target. UNEP-WCMC, WWF-US and ECI, University of Oxford.
  • Wicander, S. and Coad, L. (2015) Learning our Lessons: A Review of Alternative Livelihood Projects in Central Africa Oxford, UK: ECI, University of Oxford and Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. Also available in French
  • Technical Brief Improving Effectiveness of Alternative Livelihood Projects to Reduce Bushmeat Hunting Lessons from Central Africa | Also available in french.
  • Technical Brief Summary Moving Beyond Assumptions: Can alternative livelihood projects reduce hunting pressure? Lessons from Central Africa for practitioners and donors | Also available in french.
  • Green, J.M.H., Larrosa, C., Burgess, N.D., Balmford, A., Johnston, A., Mbilinyi, B., Platts, P.J. and Coad, L. (2013) Deforestation in an African biodiversity hotspot: Extent, variation and the effectiveness of protected areas. Biological Conservation, 164: 62-72.
  • Henschel, P., Hunter, L., Coad, L., Abernethy, K. and Muhlenberg, M. (2011) Leopard prey choice in the Congo Basin rainforest reveals strong exploitative competition from human bushmeat hunters. Journal of Zoology
  • Abernethy, K., Coad, L., Ilambu, O., Makiloutila, F., Easton, J. and Akiak, J. (2010) Wildlife hunting, consumption and trade in the Oshwe sector of the Salonga-Lukenie-Sankuru Landscape, DRC. WWF International.
  • Coad, L., Abernethy, K., Balmford, A., Manica, A. and Milner-Gulland, E.J. (2010) Distribution and use of income from bushmeat in a rural village, central Gabon. Conservation Biology.
  • Papworth, S.K., Rist, J., Coad, L., and Milner-Gulland, E.J. (2008) Evidence for shifting baseline syndrome in conservation. Conservation Letters, 2(2): 93-100.