Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
The Moore Center for Science at Conservation International is one of the world’s premier conservation research institutes, producing and applying groundbreaking and policy-relevant research to help decision-makers protect nature. To date, Conservation International has published more than 1,100 peer-reviewed articles, many in leading journals including Science, Nature and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
On average, each of our scientific papers is cited more than 45 times by other scholars — a rate exceeding that of any other U.S. conservation organization as well as leading universities.
Here is an archive of our most recent research.
Integrating climate adaptation and biodiversity conservation in the global ocean
Derek P. Tittensor, Maria Beger, Kristina Boerder, Daniel G. Boyce, Rachel D. Cavanagh, Aurelie Cosandey-Godin, Guillermo Ortuño Crespo, Daniel C. Dunn, Wildan Ghiffary, Susie M. Grant, Lee Hannah, Patrick N. Halpin, Mike Harfoot, Susan G. Heaslip, Nicholas W. Jeffery, Naomi Kingston, Heike K. Lotze, Jennifer McGowan, Elizabeth McLeod, Chris J. McOwen, Bethan C. O’Leary, Laurenne Schiller, Ryan R. E. Stanley, Maxine Westhead, Kristen L. Wilson, Boris Worm
Science Advances, 5, eaay9969
November 27, 2019
The impacts of climate change and the socioecological challenges they present are ubiquitous and increasingly severe. Practical efforts to operationalize climate-responsive design and management in the global network of marine protected areas (MPAs) are required to ensure long-term effectiveness for safeguarding marine biodiversity and ecosystem services. Here, we review progress in integrating climate change adaptation into MPA design and management and provide eight recommendations to expedite this process. Climate-smart management objectives should become the default for all protected areas, and made into an explicit international policy target. Furthermore, incentives to use more dynamic management tools would increase the climate change responsiveness of the MPA network as a whole. Given ongoing negotiations on international conservation targets, now is the ideal time to proactively reform management of the global seascape for the dynamic climate-biodiversity reality.