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Publications from EDGE staff and students:


Robuchon M, da Silva J, Dubois G, Gumbs R, Hoban S, Laikre L, Owen NR, Perino A. 2023. Conserving species’ evolutionary potential and history: Opportunities under the Kunming–Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework. Conservation Science and Practice e12929.

Gumbs R, Gray CL, Böhm M, Burfield IJ, Couchman OR, Faith DP, Forest F, Hoffmann M, Isaac NJB, Jetz W, Mace GM, Mooers AO, Safi K, Scott O, Steel M, Tucker CM, Pearse WD, Owen NR, Rosindell J. 2023. The EDGE2 protocol: Advancing the prioritisation of Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered species for practical conservation action. PLOS Biology 21(2):e3001991.

Griffith P, Lang JW, Turvey ST, Gumbs R. 2023. Using functional traits to identify conservation priorities for the world’s crocodylians. Functional Ecology 37(1):112-124.

Woodhouse, E., Bedelian, C., Barnes, P. A., Cruz-Garcia, G.S., Dawson, N., Gross-Camp, N., Homewood, K., Jones, J.P.G., Martin, A., Morgera, E. & Schreckenberg, K. 2022. Rethinking entrenched narratives about protected areas and human wellbeing in the Global South. UCL Open Environment.

Murali G, Gumbs R, Meiri S, Roll U. 2021. Global determinants and conservation of evolutionary and geographic rarity in land vertebrates. Science Advances 7(42):eabe5582.

Pattiselanno, F., Iriansul, Barnes, P. A., Arobaya, A. 2021. Using local ecological knowledge to locate the western long-beaked echidna Zaglossus bruijnii on the Vogelkop Peninsula, West Papua, Indonesia, Oryx.

Gumbs R, Williams RC, Lowney AM, Smith D. 2020. Spatial and species-level metrics reveal global patterns of irreplaceable and imperiled gecko phylogenetic diversity. Isr. J. Ecol. Evol. 66 (3-4):239-252.

Gumbs R, Gray CL, Bohm M, Hoffmann M, Grenyer R, Jetz W, Meiri S, Roll U, Owen NR, Rosindell J. 2020. Global priorities for conservation of reptilian phylogenetic diversity in the face of human impacts. Nature Communications 11(2616).

Owen NR, Gumbs R, Gray CL, Faith DP. 2019. Global conservation of phylogenetic diversity captures more than just functional diversity. Nature Communications 10.

Gumbs R, Gray CL, Wearn OR, Owen NR. 2018. Tetrapods on the EDGE: Overcoming data limitations to identify phylogenetic conservation priorities. PLoS ONE 13:1–19.

Tapley B, Michaels CJ, Gumbs R, Böhm M, Luedtke J, Pearce-Kelly P, Rowley JJL. 2018. The disparity between species description and conservation assessment: A case study in taxa with high rates of species discovery. Biological Conservation 220:209–214

Woodhouse, E., Bedelian, C., Dawson, N., Barnes, P. A. 2018. ‘Social impacts of protected areas: exploring evidence of trade-offs and synergies’, In: Schreckenberg, K., Mace, G. and Poudyal, M. (eds.) Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation: Trade-offs and Governance. London: Routledge

Tapley B, et al. 2017. Zoological Society of London: contributions towards advancing the field of herpetology through conservation, research, captive management and education. The Herpetological Bulletin 139:1–6.

Veríssimo D, Vaughan G, Ridout M, Waterman C, MacMillan D, Smith RJ. 2017. Increased conservation marketing effort has major fundraising benefits for even the least popular species. Biological Conservation 211:95–101.

Curnick DJ et al. 2015. Setting evolutionary-based conservation priorities for a phylogenetically data-poor taxonomic group (Scleractinia). Animal Conservation 18:303–312.

Washington H, Baillie J, Waterman C, Milner-Gulland EJ. 2015. A framework for evaluating the effectiveness of conservation attention at the species level. Oryx 49:481–491.

Safi K, Armour-Marshall K, Baillie JEM, Isaac NJB. 2013. Global Patterns of Evolutionary Distinct and Globally Endangered Amphibians and Mammals. PLoS ONE 8:4–12.

Isaac NJB, Redding DW, Meredith HM, Safi K. 2012. Phylogenetically-Informed Priorities for Amphibian Conservation. PLoS ONE 7:1–8.

Collen B, Turvey ST, Waterman C, Meredith HM, Kuhn TS, Baillie JEM, Isaac NJB. 2011. Investing in evolutionary history: implementing a phylogenetic approach for mammal conservation. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 366:2611–2622.

Turvey ST et al. 2010. Spatial and temporal extinction dynamics in a freshwater cetacean. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 277:3139–3147.

Turvey ST, Barrett LA, Yujiang H, Lei Z, Xinqiao Z, Xianyan W, Yadong H, Kaiya Z, Hart T, Ding W. 2010. Rapidly Shifting Baselines in Yangtze Fishing Communities and Local Memory of Extinct Species. Conservation Biology 24:778–787.

Turvey ST. 2010. Failure of the Baiji Recovery Program: Conservation Lessons for other Freshwater Cetaceans. Pages 377–394 in M. Ruiz-Garcia and J. M. Shostell, editors. Biology, Evolution and Conservation of River Dolphins within South America and Asia.

Sitas N, Baillie JEM, Isaac NJB. 2009. What are we saving? Developing a standardized approach for conservation action. Anim. Conserv., 12:231–237.

Baillie JEM, Turvey ST, Waterman C. 2009. Survival of Attenborough’s long-beaked echidna Zaglossus attenboroughi in New Guinea. Oryx, 43:146–148.

Turvey ST, Meredith HMR, Scofield RP. 2008. Continued survival of Hispaniolan solenodon Solenodon paradoxus in Haiti. Oryx 42:611–614.

Turvey ST. 2008. Witness to Extinction: How we Failed to Save the Yangtze River Dolphin. Oxford University Press.

Zhao X et al. 2008. Abundance and conservation status of the Yangtze finless porpoise in the Yangtze River, China. Biological Conservation 141:3006–3018

Isaac NJB, Turvey ST, Collen B, Waterman C, Baillie JEM. 2007. Mammals on the EDGE: Conservation Priorities Based on Threat and Phylogeny. PLoS ONE 2:e296.



Publications including outputs from, or supported by, the EDGE Fellowship:



Magalhães RA, Massara RL, de Oliveira FS, Rodrigues FHG.2023. The Brazilian three-banded armadillo is widely distributed in a human-modified landscape in northeastern Brazil. Mammal Research 68(1):53-62.

Feijó A, Magalhães R, Bocchiglieri A, Cordeiro J, Sena L, Attias N. 2023. Defining priority areas for conservation of poorly known species: A case study of the endemic Brazilian three-banded armadillo. Cambridge Prisms: Extinction, 1, E2.

Magalhães RA, Drumond MA, Massara RL, Rodrigues FHG. 2022. Reconciling scientific and local ecological knowledge to identify priority mammals for conservation in a dry forest area in northeast Brazil. Journal for Nature Conservation, 70, p.126301.



Camino M, Thompson J, Arriaga Velasco-Aceves P, Cirignoli S, Tiddi R, Cortez S, Matteucci SD, Altrichter M. 2022. Less than six generations to save the chacoan peccary. Biodiversity and Conservation 31(2):413-432.

Seidu, I., Cabada, F., Brobbey, L. K., Asiedu, B., Barnes, P. A., Dulvey, N. K. 2022. “Every fish in the sea is meat and so are guitarfishes: socio-economic drivers of a guitarfish fishery in Ghana. Marine Policy.



Das S, Easa PS, Divakar N, Thomas A, Tapley B. 2021. Predators of the Purple Frog Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis Biju and Bossuyt, 2003. Herpetology Notes 14:247-249.

Jain A, Cavada-Blanco F, Palot MJ, Das S, Deepak V, Das A. 2021. A Review of Distribution of Cantor’s Giant Softshell Turtle in India Along with Multiple Notable New Records from Kerala State. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 20(1):125-132.

Nguyen LT, Tapley B, Nguyen CT, Van Luong H, Rowley JJL. 2021. A new species of Leptobrachella (Anura, Megophryidae) from Mount Pu Ta Leng, northwest Vietnam. Zootaxa 5016(3):301.

Panopio JK, Pajaro, Grande JM, Torre MD, Raquino M, Watts P.2021. Conservation Letter: Deforestation—The Philippine Eagle as a Case Study in Developing Local Management Partnerships with Indigenous Peoples. Journal of Raptor Research 55(3):460-467.



Agostini MG, Roesler I, Bonetto C, Ronco AE, Bilenca D. 2020. Pesticides in the real world: The consequences of GMO-based intensive agriculture on native amphibians. Biological Conservation 241:108355.

Camino M, Thompson J, Andrade L, Cortze S, Matteucci S.D., Altrichter M. 2020. Using local ecological knowledge to improve large terrestrial mammal surveys, build local capacity and increase conservation opportunities. Biological Conservation 108450.

Ichsan M, Ula S, Simeon B, Muttaqin E, Booth H. 2020. Thresher sharks (Alopiidae) catch in the pelagic fisheries of Western Indonesia. IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environ. Sci. 420:012013.

Kanagavel A, Parvathy S, Tapley B, Nirmal N, Selvaraj G, Raghavan R, Murray C, Owen N, Turvey ST. 2020. Are local and traditional ecological knowledge suitable tools for informing the conservation of threatened amphibians in biodiversity hotspots? Herpetological Bulletin 2020(153):3-13.

Lancelotti JL, Pascual MA, Roesler IC. 2020. Climate variability and trends in the reproductive habitat of the critically endangered hooded grebe. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems:1–11.

Mudke MM, Aravind NA, Vasudev Gururaja K, Tapley B, Thunga P, Das J, Prince H, Sreevathsa S. 2020. First report on the fossorial tadpole of Micrixalus kottigeharensis (Rao, 1937). Herpetology Notes 13:645-648.

Mustika PLK, Ichsan M, Booth H. 2020. The Economic Value of Shark and Ray Tourism in Indonesia and Its Role in Delivering Conservation Outcomes. Front. Mar. Sci. 7:261.

Nguyen LT, Tapley B, Cutajar T, Nguyen CT, Portway C, Harding L, Van Luong H, Rowley JJL. 2020. A description of the tadpole of the Critically Endangered Botsford’s leaf-litter frog (Leptobrachella botsfordi) with comments on the distribution and conservation status of the species. Zootaxa 4860(2):293-300.

Tapley B, Nguyen LT, Cutajar T, Nguyen TC, Portway C, Van Luong H, Rowley JJL. 2020. The tadpoles of five Megophrys Horned frogs (Amphibia: Megophryidae) from the Hoang Lien Range, Vietnam. Zootaxa 4845(3):35-52.



Agudo-Adriani EA, Cappelletto J, Cavada-Blanco F, Cróquer A. 2019. Structural Complexity and Benthic Cover Explain Reef-Scale Variability of Fish Assemblages in Los Roques National Park, Venezuela. Frontiers in Marine Science 6:1–12.

Bashyal, A, Gumbs, R, Bhandari, A, and Khadka, B. 2019. Confirmed record of gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) hatchlings in the Babai River, Bardia National Park, Nepal. IUCN SSC Crocodile Specialist Group Newsletter 38(3):10-11

Bruktawit Abdu Mahamued BA. 2019. Saving Critically Endangered Ground Nesting Birds from Habitat Loss. In Wilson J, Primack R Eds. Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa. 153-156.

Thomas A, Das S, Manish K. 2019. Influence of stream habitat variables on distribution and abundance of tadpoles of the endangered Purple frog, Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis (Anura: Nasikabatrachidae). Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity 12:144–151.

Scheele BC et al. 2019. Amphibian fungal panzootic causes catastrophic and ongoing loss of biodiversity. Science 363:1459–1463.

Semper-Pascual A, Decarre J, Baumann M, Busso JM, Camino M, Gómez-Valencia B, Kuemmerle T. 2019. Biodiversity loss in deforestation frontiers: Linking occupancy modelling and physiological stress indicators to understand local extinctions. Biological Conservation 236:281–288.



Camino M, Cortez S, Altrichter M, Matteucci SD. 2018. Relations with wildlife of Wichi and Criollo people of the Dry Chaco, a conservation perspective. Ethnobiology and Conservation 7:1–21.

Fasola L, Roesler I. 2018. A familiar face with a novel behavior raises challenges for conservation: American mink in arid Patagonia and a critically endangered bird. Biological Conservation 218:217–222.

Izaguirre I, Lancelotti J, Saad JF, Porcel S, O’Farrell I, Marinone MC, Roesler I, Dieguez M del C. 2018. Influence of fish introduction and water level decrease on lakes of the arid Patagonian plateaus with importance for biodiversity conservation. Global Ecology and Conservation 14:e00391.

Kanagavel A, Parvathy S, Chundakatil AP, Dahanukar N, Tapley B. 2018. Distribution and habitat associations of the critically endangered frog walkerana phrynoderma (Anura: Ranixalidae), with an assessment of potential threats, abundance, and morphology. Phyllomedusa 17:21–37.

Malerba MS, Fasola L, Roesler I, Pereda MI, de Miguel A, Martín L, Mahler B. 2018. Variabilidad genética de visones americanos Neovison vison asilvestrados en la provincia de santa cruz: ¿se cumple la paradoja genética de las especies invasoras.? Mastozoología Neotropical 25:319–328.

Michaels CJ, Das S, Chang YM, Tapley B. 2018. Modulation of foraging strategy in response to distinct prey items and their scents in the aquatic frog Xenopus longipes (Anura: Pipidae). Herpetological Bulletin 143:1–6.



Calzada-arciniega RA, Recuero E, García-castillo MG, Parra-olea G. 2017. New records and an updated list of Herpetofauna from Cerro Piedra Larga, an isolated mountain massif in Oaxaca, Mexico. Herpetology Notes 10:651–658.

Camino M, Cortez S, Matteucci SD, Altrichter M. 2017. Experiencia de monitoreo participativo de fauna en el Chaco Seco argentino. Mastozoologia Neotropical 24:31–46.

Gamage SN, Groves CP, Marikar FMMT, Turner CS, Padmalal KUKG, Kotagama SW. 2017. The Taxonomy, Distribution, and Conservation Status of the Slender Loris (Primates, Lorisidae: Loris) in Sri Lanka. Primate Conservation 2017 (31):83-106.

Grimsditch G, Basheer A, Bryant DEP. 2017. Extreme white colouration of frogfish Antennarius maculatus due to coral bleaching event. Coral Reefs 36:167.

Kanagavel A, Parvathy S, Divakar N. 2017. Education workshops improve the ability of forest departments to identify amphibians in Western Ghats, India. Conservation Evidence 14:21.

Lancelotti J, Marinone MC, Roesler I. 2017. Rainbow trout effects on zooplankton in the reproductive area of the critically endangered hooded grebe. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 27:128–136.

Schank CJ et al. 2017. Using a novel model approach to assess the distribution and conservation status of the endangered Baird’s tapir. Diversity and Distributions 23:1459–1471.

Smith NS et al. 2017. Diversity and inclusion in conservation: A proposal for a Marine Diversity Network. Frontiers in Marine Science 4:1–7.



Agudo-Adriani EA, Cappelletto J, Cavada-Blanco F, Croquer A. 2016. Colony geometry and structural complexity of the endangered species Acropora cervicornis partly explains the structure of their associated fish assemblage. PeerJ 4:e1861.

Croquer A, Cavada-Blanco F, Zubillaga AL, Agudo-Adriani EA, Sweet M. 2016. Is Acropora palmata recovering? A case study in Los Roques National Park, Venezuela. PeerJ 4: e1539.

Fasola L, Roesler I. 2016. Invasive predator control program in Austral Patagonia for endangered bird conservation. European Journal of Wildlife Research 62:601–608.

Leus K, Altrichter M, Desbiez A, Camino M, Giordano AJ, Campos Krauer JM,  Brooks DM, Thompson, J, Núñez Regueiro MM. 2016. A vortex population viability analysis model for the Chacoan peccary (Catagonus wagneri). Suiform Soundings 15:64–76.

Michaels CJ, Díaz JAH, Muciño M del CC, Muñoz-García C, Osorio-Sarabia D, Acebes L, Couchman O, Owen N, Waterman C. 2016. Fatal parasitosis caused by Hedruris siredonis (Nematoda) Baird, 1858 in the Alchichica salamander Ambystoma taylori Brandon, Maruska and Rumph 1982. Herpetology Notes 9:43–46.



Ferraz KMPM de B et al. 2015. Predicting the current distribution of the Chacoan peccary (Catagonus wagneri) in the Gran Chaco. Suiform Soundings 15:53–63.

Harpalani M, Kanagavel A, Tapley B. 2015. Notes on breeding and behaviour in the Anamalai Dot Frog Ramanella anamalaiensis Rao, 1937. Herpetology Notes 8:221–225.

Harpalani M, Parvathy S, Kanagavel A, Eluvathingal LM, Tapley B. 2015. Note on range extension, local knowledge and conservation status of the Critically Endangered Anamalai gliding frog Rhacophorus pseudomalabaricus in the Cardamom Hills of Western Ghats, India. Herpetological Bulletin 133:1–6.

Khatiwada AP. 2015. Community-based Pangolin Conservation, Nepal. Pages 41–43 in D. Roe, editor. Conservation, Crime and Communities: case studies of efforts to engage local communities in tackling illegal wildlife trade. 

Roesler I. 2015. The status of hooded grebe (podiceps gallardoi) in Chile. Ornitologia Neotropical 26:255–263.



Copa Alvaro M, Shirley Mendieta G, Deane A. 2014. Distribución potencial de la chinchilla de cola corta (Chinchilla chinchilla, Rodentia) en el sudoeste de Bolivia. Ecología en Bolivia: revista del Instituto de Ecología 49:65–76.

Thapa P, Khatiwada AP, Nepali SC, Paudel S. 2014. Distribution and Conservation Status of Chinese Pangolin (Manis pentadactyla) in Nangkholyang VDC, Taplejung, Eastern Nepal. American Journal of Zoological Research 2(1):16-21.

Thomas A, Suyesh R, Biju SD, BEE MA. 2014. Vocal behavior of the Elusive Purple Frog of India (Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis), a Fossorial Species Endemic to the Western Ghats. PLOS ONE 9(2):e84809.

Valenzuela-Sánchez A, Harding G, Cunningham AA, Chirgwin C, Soto-Azat C. 2014. Home range and social analyses in a mouth brooding frog: Testing the coexistence of paternal care and male territoriality. Journal of Zoology, 294(4):215–223.



Buuveibaatar B et al. 2013. Factors affecting survival and cause-specific mortality of saiga calves in Mongolia. Journal of Mammalogy 94:127–136.

Kanagavel A, Tapley B. 2013. Defensive behaviour of Melanobatrachus indicus (Anura: Microhylidae) in the Western Ghats, India. Herpetology Notes 6:607–608.

Soto-Azat C, Valenzuela-Sánchez A, Clarke BT, Busse K, Ortiz JC, Barrientos C, Cunningham AA. 2013. Is chytridiomycosis driving darwin’s frogs to extinction? PLOS ONE 8(11):1–8.

Soto-Azat C, Valenzuela-Sánchez A, Collen B, Rowcliffe JM, Veloso A, Cunningham AA. 2013. The Population Decline and Extinction of Darwin’s Frogs. PLOS ONE 8(6):1–11. 



Collen B, Howard R, Konie J, Daniel O, Rist J. 2011. Field surveys for the Endangered pygmy hippopotamus Choeropsis liberiensis in Sapo National Park, Liberia. Oryx 45:35–37.



Andanje S, Agwanda BR, Ngaruiya GW, Amin R, Rathbun GB. 2010. Sengi (Elephant-Shrew) Observations from Northern Coastal Kenya. Journal of East African Natural History 99:1–8.

Gamage S, Reardon JT, Padmalal UKGK,Kotagama SW. 2010. First physical examination of the Horton Plains slender loris, Loris tardigradus nycticeboides, in 72 years. Primate Conservation 2010(25):57-60.

Soto-Azat C, Clarke BT, Poynton JC, Cunningham AA. 2010. Widespread historical presence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in African pipid frogs. Diversity and Distributions 16:126–131.

Young JK, Murray KM, Strindberg S, Buuveibaatar B, Berger J. 2010. Population estimates of Endangered Mongolian saiga Saiga tatarica mongolica: Implications for effective monitoring and population recovery. Oryx 44:285–292.

Berger J, Murray KM, Buuveibaatar B, Dunbar MR, Lkhagvasuren B. 2010. Capture of ungulates in Central Asia using drive nets: Advantages and pitfalls illustrated by the Endangered Mongolian saiga Saiga tatarica mongolica. Oryx 44:512–515.



Chimeddorj B, Amgalan L, Buuveibaatar B. 2009. Current status and distribution of the saiga in Mongolia. Saiga News 8:1–2.

Young JK, Buuveibaatar B, Fine AE, Lhagvasuren B, Berger J. 2009. Mongolian Saiga Calves Captured and Collared. Saiga News 8:8.

Buuveibaatar B, Young JK, Fine AE. 2009. Mongolian Saiga in Sharga Nature Reserve: Are Domestic Dogs a Threat to Saiga? Mongolian Journal of Biological Sciences 7:37–43.