Dr. Steven Cooke is the Director of the Canadian Centre for Evidence-Based Conservation at Carleton University (Ottawa, Ontario). CEBC members conduct evidence syntheses to support evidence-based decision making and policy development. The Centre produces evidence syntheses that offer a traceable source of evidence and repeatable methodology to inform conservation actions that are defensible and rational. The Centre […]
Effectiveness of the Control of Ragwort (Senecio) Species: Are Currently Recommended Herbicides Effective for Control of Ragwort Species? (systematic review)
To systematically collate and synthesise published and unpublished evidence in order to evaluate the effectiveness of herbicides used for the control of ragwort (Senecio) species, by the use of datasets concerning measures of mortality rates and/or population density, following herbicide application. The secondary objective was to explore, when possible, the following reasons for heterogeneity among […]
The UK CEE Centre includes 3 linked institutions, Bangor University, University of Exeter and Harper Adams University. The combined expertise and capacity at these three institutions gives the UK CEE Centre an enhanced ability to support evidence synthesis across the spectrum of environmental decision-making. The Centre’s activity at Bangor University is led by Professor […]
Does burning of UK sub-montane, dry dwarf-shrub heath maintain vegetation diversity? (systematic review)
What is the aim of the review? To systematically collate and synthesise published and unpublished evidence in order to examine the effect of burning on the diversity of sub-montane dry dwarf-shrub vegetation communities.