CEEDER is a free service provided by CEE because of the contribution of volunteers whom we gratefully acknowledge.

Eligible evidence reviews are randomly allocated to CEEDER Review College members (below) who rate the reliability of evidence reviews using CEESAT (see About CEESAT for criteria used). Several Review College members apply CEESAT for each evidence review to provide consistent rating. Disagreements in rating are resolved by CEEDER Editorial Team (below).

If you are interested in joining the review college, you can find more information here.


CEEDER Editorial Board

Andrew Pullin

Bangor University, UK

Andrew is Chief Executive of the Collaboration for Environmental Evidence and is interested in the development of evidence synthesis and evidence-informed decision making in the environmental sector.

Ko Konno

Bangor University, UK


Jessica Taylor

Carleton University, Canada

Jessica is a Research Biologist and project coordinator at the Canadian Centre for Evidence Based Conservation and conducts evidence syntheses, including systematic reviews and systematic maps for clients in Canada including Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada as well as abroad. Since 2017, she has been the Communications Officer for the CEE and in 2018 stepped in as the Secretary of the CEE Board of Trustees.

Samantha Cheng

American Museum of Natural History, USA

Adrienne Smith

Carleton University, Canada

Adrienne is a Senior Research Assistant at the Canadian Centre for Evidence Based Conservation and contributes to evidence syntheses, including systematic reviews and systematic maps, on a variety of environmental topics including fish passage, arctic mining, captive breeding and fish habitat.  Adrienne conducted assessments for the CEEDER Review College before joining the Editorial Board in Sept 2020.

CEEDER Review College

Mariana Amorim-Rodrigues

University of Minho, Portugal


Rodrigo Arriagada

Center for the Socioeconomic Impact of Environmental Policies, Chile

Rodrigo’s research interests include causal inference analysis in the context of environmentally relevant policies including protected areas, subsidies for establishing forest plantations, payments for ecosystem services, among other policies. He is also interested in studying the potential synergies and tradeoffs between socioeconomic and conservation goals when designing policies.

Albana Berberi

Carleton University, Canada

Albana Berberi is a PhD student at Carleton University studying Ontario freshwater turtle conservation. Her research interests include biodiversity conservation, environmental policy, and interdisciplinary sciences.


Erin Betley

American Museum of Natural History, USA

Erin’s research interests include the intersection of nature and human well-being, factors influencing ecological and social resilience, food and food systems; capacity development and conservation training at undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels, and evidence-based conservation & evidence-informed approaches to community engagement in conservation

Francisca Boher

Universidad Católica, Chile

Francisca works on ecology, management and control of biological invasions and their impacts on biodiversity and the functions of ecosystems.

Arvid Bring

Formas, Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development, Sweden

Arvid is interested in systematic review methodology, particularly in applications to support national environmental objectives. In previous research, he has worked mainly with hydrology, water resources, and climate change.

Holly Butterworth

Natural Resources Wales, United Kingdom

Holly is a Specialist Advisor for Futures and Innovation in NRW’s evidence team. She supports colleagues to consider future trends in their work and make more resilient plans and decisions. She also supports innovation and problem solving through the NRW innovation group. NRW is Wales’ (UK) government sponsored body for the environment and our work covers a vast remit, including areas such as forestry, fisheries, water efficiency, biodiversity and waste regulation.

Pia Campodonico

Center for the Socioeconomic Impact of Environmental Policies, Chile

Ivo Colmonero-Costeira

Cardiff University, UK

Neil Cook

Cardiff University, UK

Neil’s research interests include all things marine, but especially sharks and marine protected areas. His PhD looks at the use of technology and social networks to better understand dynamic temporal and spatial habitat use in temperate and tropical shark species.

Daniela Costa

University of Minho, Portugal

Daniela’s research interests include plant-microbe interactions and fungal ecology to study plant microbiome and fungal pathogens, and understanding disease development in plants and search for biological control strategies to plant diseases.

Sarah Davies

Cardiff University, UK

Sarah is interested in all aspects of conservation biology and ecology, particularly species interactions and molecular analysis of diet. She is currently working on her PhD investigating how climate change might change patterns of prey availability for insectivorous songbirds, and the potential for interspecific competition as a result.

Natalie Dubois

Enviroencentives, USA

Jacqui Eales

European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter, UK

Jacqui is an evidence synthesis specialist with over 10 years’ experience leading scoping and systematic evidence reviews. She works within the CEE’s UK Centre hub, at the European Centre for Environment and Human Health, which conducts world-class interdisciplinary research into the complex connections between the environment and health. Jacqui set up the training faculty of the CEE at the Centre for Evidence-Based Conservation in 2009, and remains on the CEE Training Team board. Alongside international colleagues, she has developed and published methodologies and guidelines for evidence synthesis. Jacqui continues to design and deliver specialist training for evidence synthesis in the environmental sciences.

Ida Envall

Formas, Swedish research council for sustainable development, Sweden

Salamatu Fada

Bangor University, UK

Salamatu is a Nigerian born Conservation Scientist and Educator resident in Bangor Gwynedd, United Kingdom. She was a Research fellow with the Centre for Evidence Based Conservation, Bangor University, UK between 2016 -2018 and currently, a Visiting Researcher in the School of Natural Sciences, Bangor University, UK. Her current research involves establishing a Coalition of Conservationists in Nigeria to work as a collective in creating sustainable conservation interventions to protect Nigerian Biodiversity. She is also actively involved in Human – wildlife conflict/co-existence in Dadin Kowa, Nigeria among other things. Salamatu is appointed member Expert Assessment Group, IUCN Green list for Nigeria.

Geoff Frampton

Southampton University, UK

Geoff has worked extensively on projects evaluating the impact of farming systems on wildlife, as well as the critical appraisal of health technologies. He has an interest in improving the methods of evidence synthesis to support decision making and has contributed to a wide range of systematic reviews, systematic maps, rapid evidence assessments and methods guidelines.


Isa Gameiro Aleixo Pais

Cardiff University, UK

Isa is a Conservationist with over 10 years of experience in African non-human primate and molecular biology, currently based at Cardiff University. Her PhD focusses on understanding how humans and non-human primates co-exist in highly degraded forests, and the impact that such alterations have on the genetics and diet of these endangered species. She also has a wide experience in Science Communication and since 2019 is a Co-I of the “ARKS of the 21st Century” project and a consultant for The Frozen Ark charity.

Meagan Harper

Carleton University, Canada

Meagan is a member of the Canadian Centre for Evidence Based Conservation and contributes to evidence synthesis (including systematic maps and systematic reviews) on various topics. Her current focus is on fish-flow relationships.

Josie Jackson

Natural Resources Wales, UK

Josie works in the evidence team of Natural Resources Wales (NRW) where her role is to support the staff right across the organisation to use and commission evidence syntheses. She also advises staff on the effective communication of evidence to their wide range of audiences, from the public to policy makers. NRW is Wales’ (UK) government sponsored body for the environment and our work covers a vast remit, including areas such as forestry, fisheries, water efficiency, biodiversity and waste regulation.

Fiona Joyce

Cardiff University, UK

Andrew Kadykalo

Carleton University, Canada

Andrew’s research interests focus on regulating ecosystem services (e.g. pollination, flood regulation), and the use of evidence in wildlife management and conservation.

Christian Kohl

Julius-Kuehn Institute, Germany

Tinka Kuhn

Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

Tinka’s research interests focus on the interrelation of ecosystems and human well-being, and the sustainable use of ecosystem services. She is interested in evidence informed governance of marine ecosystems and the integrated management of freshwater and soil resources.

Magnus Land

FORMAS, Swedish research council for sustainable development, Sweden

Magnus’ research interests include water quality and environmental chemistry.

Barbara Livoreil

Independent consultant, France

Barbara (PhD Ethology & Psychologist) is a senior consultant with more than 20 year long experience in environmental management and decision-making support. She has been involved in CEE for more than 10 years and promotes systematic reviews and maps in French-speaking countries through conferences, mentoring and training courses. Her prefered topics are human and animal behaviour and interactions, methodologies in evidence synthesis, and corporate social responsibility.

Luke Maggs

Natural Resources Wales, UK

Luke takes a strategic lead for Operations Research across NRW and helps maintain and develop networks across the UK. He is also involved with horizon scanning and futures methodologies with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to help drive innovation and identify threats/opportunities. Part of his role within the team is to collaborate with the other specialists and help bridge the gaps between the “Evidence, Policy & Permitting” Directorate and the “Operations” Directorate, ensuring an evidence-based approach to all aspects of NRW’s wide ranging remit is being taken.

Paula Palma Molina

University College Cork, Ireland

Paula is a PhD student investigating the adoption and impacts of precision livestock farming in Irish pasture-based dairy systems. Her research interests focus on the impact evaluation of environmental programs and the economic and environmental sustainability of dairy farms

Katherine Mullin

Cardiff University, UK

Katherine is a PhD Student and her research interests lie mainly within tropical ecology, particularly the influence of land conversion and habitat fragmentation on biodiversity and forest ecology. Currently she is studying the genetic impacts of forest fragmentation on Madagascar’s amphibians.

Bethan O’Leary

University of Exeter and University of York, UK

Beth is a conservation scientist whose research interests lie in the sustainable management of marine resources and the integration of scientific research with applied environmental management and policy. She is currently a Research Fellow at the University of Exeter and an Honorary Fellow at the University of York.

Siri Öckerman

Carleton University, Canada

Siri is a Senior Research Assistant at the Canadian Centre for Evidence Based Conservation currently supporting two ongoing evidence syntheses, one looking at the effectiveness of law enforcement actions and one on community-based conservation. She has previously focused on the international wildlife trade, having conducted a systematic map and review on the conservation and socioeconomic impacts of established interventions to regulate the trade.

Sandra Olmesdahl

University of Plymouth, UK

Sandra currently finds herself a perpetual student, currently completing her second MSc before embarking on her PhD, where her current focus is stepping away from the environment sector slightly and focusing on neuroscience. She is hoping in the end to combine the two into a research career post-doc.


Dakis-Yaoba Ouedraogo

National Museum of Natural History, France

Dakis-Yaoba is a tropical forest ecologist currently performing systematic reviews to help decision-makers and managers to preserve biodiversity.

Christina Paddock

Cardiff University, UK

George Pullin

York University, UK

George’s interests are in water and air pollution, climate change and emerging environmental technologies

Nicola Randall

Harper-Adams University, UK

Rebecca Rees

University College London, UK

Francisca Rodríguez

Center for the Socioeconomic Impact of Environmental Policies, Santiago, Chile

Francisca’s research interests are evidence informed policy making, environmental policy, conservation and resource management.

Kate Schofield

Environmental Protection Agency, USA

Adrienne Smith

Carleton University, Canada

Romain Sordello

UMS PatriNat OFB-MNHN-CNRS, France

Romain is an engineer in ecology. His expertise mainly concerns ecological networks (green infrastructures) and pollutions (noise, artificial light at night). He coordinates a team dedicated to systematic maps and reviews on biodiversity within the UMS PatriNat, a unit under the co-supervision of three French public institutions (OFB, MNHN, CNRS).

Eleanor Sterling

American Museum of Natural History, USA

Dr. Eleanor Sterling is Jaffe Chief Conservation Scientist at the American Museum of Natural History’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation. Her work focuses on systems approaches to conservation and natural resource management; food systems; the intersection between biodiversity, culture, and languages; the factors influencing ecological and social resilience; and the development of indicators of multidimensional wellbeing.

Maximillian Tercel

Cardiff University, UK

Max is an entomologist based at Cardiff University, where he is currently working on his PhD. His research investigates the ecology of invasive ants on Round Island, Mauritius, and harnesses the power of DNA metabarcoding to elucidate trophic interactions. He is broadly interested in insect ecology, biodiversity, and evolution, or anything ant-themed.

Laura Thomas-Walters 

University of Stirling, UK

Laura is a conservation social scientist, broadly interested in the design and evaluation of behaviour change interventions.

Will Twardek

Carleton University, Canada

Will is interested in understanding the influence that humans are having on freshwater fish and ecosystems through the use of biotelemetry

Carina van Rooyen

Africa Centre for Evidence, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Carina’s research interests include governance of environmental resources, especially water and climate change, the nature of evidence (for whom and why), science-policy-practices interfaces, especially co-production, and scholarship of teaching and supervision. In all these interests she departs from synthesised evidence, and view these through a social justice lens.

Sylvie Vanpeene

Nina White

Cardiff University and the Zoological Society of London, UK

Nina’s research interests focus cover conservation genetics and molecular ecology. She is currently completing a PhD, studying genetic aspects of the decline and survival of a critically endangered amphibian, following on from its near-extinction due to infectious disease.

Paul Woodcock

Joint Nature Conservation Committee, UK