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Wildlife trade

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Scientific publications

Fogell, D., Kundu, S. and Roberts, D. (2019). Genetic homogenisation of two major orchid viruses through global trade‐based dispersal of their hosts. Plants, People, Planet [Online]:1-7. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1002/ppp3.46.

Challender, D. W., Hoffmann, M., Hoffmann, R., Scott, J., Robinson, J. E., Cremona, P., Hilton-Taylor, C., Jenkins., R.K.B., Malsch, K.& De Meulenaer, T. (2019). Criteria for CITES species protection. Science (New York, NY), 364(6437), 247.

Alfino, S. and Roberts, D. (2019). Estimating identification uncertainties in CITES ‘look-alike’ species. Global Ecology and Conservation [Online]:1-24. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2019.e00648.

Moshier, A., Steadman, J. and Roberts, D. (2019). Network analysis of a stakeholder community combatting illegal wildlife trade. Conservation Biology [Online]:1-28. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.13336.

Robinson, J., Fraser, I., St John, F., Randrianantoandro, J., Andriantsimanarilafy, R., Razafimanahaka, J., Griffiths, R. and Roberts, D. (2018). Wildlife supply chains in Madagascar from local collection to global export. Biological Conservation [Online] 226:144-152. Available at: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2018.07.027.

Robinson, J., Griffiths, R., Fraser, I., Raharimalala, J., Roberts, D. and St. John, F. (2018). Supplying the wildlife trade as a livelihood strategy in a biodiversity hotspot. Ecology and Society [Online] 23:13. Available at: https//dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-09821-230113.

Biggs, D., Smith, R., Adams, V., Brink, H., Cook, C., Cooney, R., Holden, M., Maron, M., Phelps, J., Possingham, H., Redford, K., Scholes, R., Sutherland, W., Underwood, F. and Milner-Gulland, E. (2018). Response—Ivory crisis. Science [Online] 360:277.2-278. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aat1596.

Biggs, D., Holden, M., Braczkowski, A., Cook, C., Milner-Gulland, E., Phelps, J., Scholes, R., Smith, R., Underwood, F., Adams, V., Allan, J., Brink, H., Cooney, R., Gao, Y., Hutton, J., Macdonald-Madden, E., Maron, M., Redford, K., Sutherland, W. and Possingham, H. (2017). Breaking the deadlock on ivory. Science [Online] 358:1378-1381. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aan5215.

Pasmans, F., Bogaerts, S., Braeckman, J., Cunningham, A., Hellebuyck, T., Griffiths, R., Sparreboom, M., Schmidt, B. and Martel, A. (2017). Future of keeping pet reptiles and amphibians: towards integrating animal welfare, human health and environmental sustainability. Veterinary Record [Online] 181. Available at: http://doi: 10.1136/vr.104296.

Megias, D., Anderson, S., Smith, R. and Veríssimo, D. (2017). Investigating the impact of media on demand for wildlife: A case study of Harry Potter and the UK trade in owls. PLOS ONE [Online] 12:e0182368. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0182368.

Hinsley, A., de Boer, H., Fay, M., Gale, S., Gardiner, L., Gunasekara, R., Kumar, P., Masters, S., Metusala, D., Roberts, D., Veldman, S., Wong, S. and Phelps, J. (2017). A review of the trade in orchids and its implications for conservation. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society [Online] 186:435-455. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1093/botlinnean/box083.

Hinsley, A. and Roberts, D. (2017). The wild origin dilemma. Biological Conservation [Online] 217:203-206. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2017.11.011.

Hinsley, A. and Roberts, D. (2017). Assessing the extent of access and benefit sharing in the wildlife trade: lessons from horticultural orchids in Southeast Asia. Environmental Conservation [Online] 45:261-268. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0376892917000467.

Roberts, D. and Hernandez-Castro, J. (2017). Bycatch and illegal wildlife trade on the dark web. Oryx [Online] 51:393-394. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0030605317000679.

Yeo, L., McCrea, R. and Roberts, D. (2017). A novel application of mark-recapture to examine behaviour associated with the online trade in elephant ivory. PeerJ [Online] 5:e3048. Available at: https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3048.

Hinsley, A., Nuno, A., Ridout, M., St. John, F. and Roberts, D. (2016). Estimating the extent of CITES noncompliance among traders and end-consumers; Lessons from the global orchid trade. Conservation Letters [Online] 10:602-609. Available at: http://doi.org/10.1111/conl.12316.

Lee, T. and Roberts, D. (2016). Devaluing rhino horns as a theoretical game. Ecological Modelling [Online] 337:73-78. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2016.06.009.

Brink, H., Smith, R., Skinner, K. and Leader-Williams, N. (2016). Sustainability and Long Term-Tenure: Lion Trophy Hunting in Tanzania. PLOS ONE [Online] 11:e0162610. Available at: http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0162610.

Hinsley, A., Lee, T., Harrison, J. and Roberts, D. (2016). Estimating the extent and structure of trade in horticultural orchids via social media. Conservation Biology [Online] 30:1038-1047. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cobi.12721.

Wombwell, E., Garner, T., Cunningham, A., Quest, R., Pritchard, S., Rowcliffe, J. and Griffiths, R. (2016). Detection of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in amphibians imported into the UK for the pet trade. EcoHealth [Online]. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10393-016-1138-4.

Harrison, J., Roberts, D. and Hernandez-Castro, J. (2016). Assessing the extent and nature of wildlife trade on the dark web. Conservation Biology [Online] 30:900-904. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cobi.12707.

Robinson, J., St. John, F., Griffiths, R. and Roberts, D. (2015). Captive reptile mortality rates in the home and implications for the wildlife trade. PLoS ONE [Online] 10:e0141460. Available at: http://www.dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0141460.

Hernandez-Castro, J. and Roberts, D. (2015). Automatic detection of potentially illegal online sales of elephant ivory via data mining. PeerJ Computer Science [Online] 1:e10:1-11. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj-cs.10.

Smith, R., Biggs, D., St. John, F., ‘t Sas-Rolfes, M. and Barrington, R. (2015). Elephant conservation and corruption beyond the ivory trade. Conservation Biology [Online] 29:953-956. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cobi.12488.

Hinsley, A., Veríssimo, D. and Roberts, D. (2015). Heterogeneity in consumer preferences for orchids in international trade and the potential for the use of market research methods to study demand for wildlife. Biological Conservation [Online] 190:80-86. Available at: http://www.dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2015.05.010.

Robinson, J., Griffiths, R., St. John, F. and Roberts, D. (2015). Dynamics of the global trade in live reptiles: Shifting trends in production and consequences for sustainability. Biological Conservation [Online] 184:42-50. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2014.12.019.


Somerville, K. (2017). Ivory: power and poaching in Africa. Oxford University Press.