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Watson, Galford, Sonter, Koh, Ricketts (2019), “Effects of human demand on conservation planning for biodiversity and ecosystem services”, Conservation Biology, DOI:

Sonter, Barnes, Matthews, Maron (2019), “Quantifying habitat losses and gains made by US Species Conservation Banks to improve compensation policies and avoid perverse outcomes”, Conservation Letters, e12629. DOI:



Sonter, Ali, Watson (2018), “Mining and biodiversity: key issues and research needs in conservation science”, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 285(1892), 20181926. DOI:

Sonter, Gourevitch, Koh, Nicholson, Richardson, Schwartz, Singh, Watson, Maron, Ricketts (2018), "Biodiversity offsets may miss opportunities to mitigate impacts on ecosystem services", Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 16(3):143-148. DOI: 10.1002/fee.1781

Sonter (2018), “Biodiversity Offsets: European Perspectives on No Net Loss of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services”, Biological Conservation 225:251-252. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2018.07.031



Sonter, Herrera, Barrett, Galford, Moran, Soares-Filho (2017), "Mining drives extensive deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon", Nature Communications 8:1013. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-00557-w

Sonter, Johnson, Nicolson, Richardson, Watson, Ricketts (2017), “Multi-site interactions: Understanding the offsite impacts of land use change on the supply and use of ecosytem services”, Ecosystem Services 23:158-164. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2016.12.012

Sonter, Tomsett, Wu, Maron (2017), “Biodiversity offsetting in dynamic landscapes: Influence of regulatory context and counterfactual assumptions on achievement of no net loss”, Biological Conservation. 206: 314-319. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2016.11.025



Ricketts, Watson, Koh, Ellis, Nicholson, Posner, Richardson, Sonter (2016), “Disaggregating the evidence linking biodiversity and ecosystem services”, Nature Communications 13106. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms13106 

Sonter, Watson, Wood & Ricketts (2016), “Spatial and Temporal Dynamics and Value of Nature-Based Recreation, Estimated via Social Media”, PLoS ONE  11(9): e0162372. DOI: 10.1371/jounal.pone.0162372



Sonter, Barrett, Moran & Soares-Filho (2015), “Carbon emissions due to deforestation for the production of charcoal used in Brazil’s steel industry”, Nature Climate Change 5: 359–363. DOI: 10.1038/nclimate2515

Galford, Soares-Filho, Sonter, Laporte (2015), “Will passive protection save Congo forests?”, PloS ONE 10(6): e0128473. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0128473 

Sonter, Barrett, Moran & Soares-Filho (2015), “A Land System Science meta-analysis suggests we underestimate intensive land uses in land use change dynamics”, Journal of Land Use Science 10(2): 191–204. DOI: 10.1080/1747423X.2013.871356

Sonter & Galford (2015), “Africa's forests may be our last to slow climate change”, The Conversation, July 2015

Sonter (2015), “Modeling of Land-Use and Ecological Dynamics”, Journal of Regional Science 55(4): 679–681. DOI: 10.1111/jors.12210



Sonter, Barrett, Soares-Filho & Moran (2014), “Global demand for steel drives extensive land-use change in Brazil’s Iron Quadrangle”, Global Environmental Change 26: 63–72. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2014.03.014

Sonter, Moran, Barrett & Soares-Filho (2014), “Processes of land use change in mining regions”, Journal of Cleaner Production 84: 494–501. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.03.084

Sonter, Barrett & Soares-Filho (2014), “Offsetting the impacts of mining to achieve no net loss of native vegetation”, Conservation Biology 28(4): 1068–1076. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12260



Sonter, Moran & Barrett (2013), “Modeling the impact of revegetation on regional water quality: a collective approach to manage the cumulative impacts of mining in the Bowen Basin, Australia”, Resources Policy 38(4): 670–677. DOI: 10.1016/j.resourpol.2013.02.007

Moran, Franks & Sonter (2013), “Using the multiple capitals framework to connect indicators of regional cumulative impacts of mining and pastoralism in the Murray Darling Basin, Australia”, Resources Policy 38(4): 733–744. DOI: 10.1016/j.resourpol.2013.01.002

Sonter, Barrett, Moran & Soares-Filho (2013), “Mining, deforestation and conservation opportunities: A case study of the Quadrilátero Ferrífero land use change dynamics”, XVI Brazilian Remote Sensing Symposium (SBSR). Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil. 13-18 April. Available here.