Publications

Scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and books. References marked ‘download article’ are available here for downloading.

In review

Tengö M, Hill R, Malmer P, Raymond CM, Spierenburg M, Danielsen F, Elmqvist T, Folke C. Weaving knowledge systems in the Intergovernmental science-policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the Convention on Biological Diversity and beyond: Lessons learned for sustainability. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability.

Danielsen F, Enghoff M, Magnussen E, Mustonen T, Degteva A, Hansen KK, Levermann N, Mathiesen SD, Slettemark Ø. Citizen science tools for engaging local stakeholders and promoting local and traditional knowledge in landscape stewardship. Chapter 4 In (Eds Bieling C, Plieninger T) The Science and Practice of Landscape Stewardship. UK: Cambridge University Press.

2016

Expanding the scientific basis for how the world can monitor and manage natural resources. Danielsen F. 2016. Copenhagen: Univ. Copenhagen and NORDECO. 650 pp.
Vimeo 30-min.: https://vimeo.com/170861241.

Contribution of citizen science towards international biodiversity monitoring. Chandler M, See L, Copas K, Bonde AMZ, López BC, Danielsen F, Legind JK, Masinde S, Miller-Rushing AJ, Newman G, Rosemartin A, Turak E. 2016. Biological Conservation. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2016.09.004.

Can community members identify tropical tree species for REDD+ carbon and biodiversity measurements? Zhao M, Brofeldt S, Li Q, Xu J, Danielsen F, Laessøe SBL, Poulsen MK, Gottlieb A, Maxwell JF, Theilade I. 2016. PLoS ONE 11(11): e0152061. doi:10.1371/journal.

The role of digital data entry in participatory environmental monitoring. Brammer JR, Brunet ND, Burton AC, Cuerrier A, Danielsen F, Dewan K, Herrmann TM, Jackson MV, Kennett R, Larocque G, Mulrennan M, Pratihast AK, Saint-Arnaud M, Scott C, Humphries MM. 2016. Conservation Biology. DOI 10.1111/cobi.12727.

Monitoramento Participativo da Biodiversidade e dos Recursos Naturais. Constantino PAL, Buening JK, Silvius K, Danielsen F, Poulsen MK et al. 2016. Biodiversidade Brasileira 16: l8-33.

A combination of methods needed to assess the actual use of provisioning ecosystem services. Rasmussen LV, Mertz O, Christensen AE, Danielsen F, Dawson N, Xaydongvanh P. 2016. Ecosystem Services 17: 75-86.

From food to pest: Conversion factors determine switches between ecosystem services and disservices. Rasmussen LV, Christensen AE, Danielsen F, Dawson N, Martin A, Mertz O, Sikor T, Thongmanivong S, Xaydongvanh P. 2016. Ambio. Doi:10.1007/s13280-016-0813-6.

Community-based monitoring and indigenous knowledge in a changing Arctic: A review for the Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks, Arctic Council. Johnson N, Behe C, Danielsen F, Krümmel E.-M., Nickels S, Pulsifer PL. 2016. Ottawa: Inuit Circumpolar Council.

2015

Manaus Letter: Recommendations for the Participatory Monitoring of Biodiversity. Participatory Monitoring and Management Partnership 2015. In Constantino PAL, Silvius KM, Kleine Büning J, Arroyo P, Danielsen F, Durigan CC, Estupinan G, Hvalkof S, Poulsen MK, Ribeiro KT (eds.), International Seminar on Participatory Monitoring of Biodiversity for the Management of Natural Resources 2014. Manaus, Brasil. English, Spanish, Portuguese.

Local knowledge and resource management. On the use of indigenous and local knowledge to document and manage natural resources in the Arctic. Nordic Council of Ministers. 2015. TemaNord 2015:506. Copenhagen: Nordic Council of Ministers.

The Contributions of Community-Based Monitoring and Traditional Knowledge to Arctic Observing Networks: Reflections on the State of the Field Noor Johnson, Lilian Alessa, Carolina Behe, Finn Danielsen, Shari Gearheard, Victoria Gofman-Wallingford, Andrew Kliskey, Eva-Maria Krümmel, Amanda Lynch, Tero Mustonen, Peter Pulsifer and Michael Svoboda. ARCTIC VOL. 68, SUPPL. 1 (2015)

Conservation management: Citizen science is not enough on its own Kennett, R., Danielsen, F. and Silvius, K.M. 2015. Nature 521: 161.

2014

Community monitoring of carbon stocks for REDD+: does accuracy and cost change over time? Brofeldt, S., Theilade, I., Burgess, N.D., Danielsen, F. et al.  Forests 2014, 5(8), 1834-1854.

Testing focus groups as a tool for connecting indigenous and local knowledge on abundance of natural resources with science-based land management systems. Danielsen, F., Jensen, P.M., Burgess, N.D., Coronado, I., Holt, S., Poulsen, M.K., Rueda, R.M., Skielboe, T., Enghoff, M., Hemmingsen, L.H., Sørensen, M. and Pirhofer-Walzl, K. Conservation Letters 2014 7: 380-389 

Counting what counts: using local knowledge to improve Arctic resource management. Danielsen, F., Topp-Jørgensen, E., Levermann, N., Løvstrøm, P., Schiøtz, M., Enghoff, M. and Jakobsen, P. 2014. Polar Geography 37: 69–91. 

Connecting diverse knowledge systems for enhanced ecosystem governance: the multiple evidence base Approach. Tengö, M., Brondizio, E.S., Elmqvist, T., Malmer, P., Spierenburg, M. Ambio 

Next steps for citizen science. Bonney, R., Shirk, J.L., Phillips, T.B., Wiggins, A., Ballard, H.L., Miller-Rushing, A.J., and Parrish. J.K. Science 343: 1436-1437. 

A multi-country assessment of tropical resource monitoring by local communities. Danielsen, F., Jensen, P.M., Burgess, N.D., Altamirano, R., Alviola, P.A., Andrianandrasana, H., Brashares, J.S., Burton, A.C., Coronado, I., Corpuz, N., Enghoff, M., Fjeldså, J., Funder, M., Holt, S., Hübertz, H., Jensen, A.E., Lewis, R., Massao, J., Mendoza, M.M., Ngaga, Y., Pipper, C.B., Poulsen, M.K., Rueda, R.M., Sam, M., Skielboe, T., Sørensen, M. and Young, R. 2014. BioScience 64: 236–251. 

Commonalities and complementarities among approaches to conservation monitoring and evaluation. Mascia, M.B., Pailler, S., Thieme, M., Rowe, A., Bottrill, M.C., Danielsen, F., Geldmann, J., Naidoo, R., Pullin, A. and Burgess, N.D. 2014. Biological Conservation 169: 258–267. 

2013

Linking public participation in scientific research to the indicators and needs of international environmental agreements. Danielsen,F., K. Pirhofer-Walzl, T. P. Adrian, D. R. Kapijimpanga, N. D. Burgess, P. M. Jensen, R. Bonney, M. Funder, A. Landa, N. Levermann and J. Madsen. Conservation Letters 2013 7: 12-24.

Community monitoring for REDD+: international promises and field realities.
Danielsen, F., T. Adrian, S. Brofeldt, M. van Noordwijk, M. K. Poulsen, S. Rahayu, E. Rutishauser, I. Theilade, A. Widayati, N. The An, T. Nguyen Bang, A. Budiman, M. Enghoff, A. E. Jensen, Y. Kurniawan, Q. Li, Z. Mingxu, D. Schmidt-Vogt, S. Prixa, V. Thoumtone, Z. Warta, and N. Burgess. 2013. Ecology and Society 18(3): 41. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-05464-180341

Reshaping Conservation: The Social Dynamics of Participatory Monitoring in Tanzania’s Community‑managed Forests.
Funder, M., F. Danielsen, Y. Ngaga, M. R. Nielsen and M. K. Poulsen. 2013. Conservation and Society 11(3): 218-232.

Conservation through community involvement.
Huntington, H. P., Danielsen, F., Enghoff, M., Levermann, N., Løvstrøm, P., Schiøtz,M., Svoboda, M., and Topp-Jørgensen, E. 2013. Pg. 536-539 in: Arctic Biodiversity Assessment. Status and trends in Arctic biodiversity. (Ed. H. Meltofte). Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna, Akureyi, Iceland.


2012

The future of citizen science: emerging technologies and shifting paradigms.
Newman, G., Wiggins, A., Crall, A., Graham, E., Newman, S., and Crowston, K. Frontiers in Ecology and Environment 10(6): 298–304, doi:10.1890/110294.

From global to local in REDD+ MRV: Linking community and government approaches.
Danielsen, F., Burgess, N.D., and Enghoff, M. Pg. 273-274 in Angelsen, A. (Ed.), Analysing REDD+ challenges and choices (CIFOR, Bogor, Indonesia).

A framework for integrating biodiversity concerns into national REDD+ programmes.
Gardner, T.A., Burgess, N. D., Aguilar-Amuchastegui, N., Barlow, J., Berenguer, E., Clements, T., Danielsen, F., ... Theilade, I., and Vieira, I. C. G. Biological Conservation. Doi.org/10.1016/ j.biocon.2011.11.018.

Seeing white elephants? Production and communication of information in a locally-based monitoring system in Tanzania.
Nielsen, M.R., and Lund, J.F. Conservation and Society 10(1): 1-14. DOI: 10.4103/0972-4923.92188.

Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas.
Laurance, W. et al. Nature doi:10.1038/nature11318.

 

2011

At the heart of REDD: a role for local people in monitoring forests?
F. Danielsen, M. Skutsch, N. D. Burgess, P. M. Jensen, H. Andrianandrasana, B. Karky, R. Lewis, J. C. Lovett, J. Massao, Y. Ngaga, P. Phartiyal, M. K. Poulsen, S. P. Singh, S. Solis, M. Sørensen, A. Tewari, R. Young & E. Zahabu. Conservation Letters. Volume 4, page 158-167. With cover photo.

Leadership, social capital and incentives promote successful fisheries.
Gutierrez, N. L., R. Hilborn and O. Defeo. Nature, vol. 470, page 386-389

2010

Evidence of recent population recovery in common eiders breeding in Western Greenland.
Merkel, F.R. Journal of Wildlife Management 74:1869–1874

The costs and reliability of community forestry monitoring.
Skutsch, M., E. Zahabu, B. Karky and F. Danielsen. Pg. 73-81 in Community forest monitoring for the carbon market (M. Skutsch, ed.). Earthscan, London.

The decline of lions in Ghana’s Mole National Park
C. Burton, E. B. Buedi, C. Balangtaa, D. G. Kpelle, M.K. Sam & J. S. Brashares. 2010. African Journal of Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2028.2010.01234.x.

Environmental monitoring: the scale and speed of implementation varies according to the degree of peoples involvement
F. Danielsen, N. D. Burgess, P. M. Jensen and K. Pirhofer-Walzl. Journal of Applied Ecology, Volume 47, page 1166–1168

Hunter Reporting of Catch Per Unit Effort as a Monitoring Tool in a Bushmeat-Harvesting System
J. Rist, E. J. Milner-Gulland, G. Cowlishaw & M. Rowcliffe. 2010. Conservation Biology 24, 489-499.

Getting ready for REDD+ in Tanzania: Progress and Challenges.
N. D. Burgess, B. Bahane, T. Clairs, F. Danielsen, S. Dalsgaard, M. Funder, N. Hagelberg, P. Harrison, C. Haule, K. Kabalimu, F. Kilahama et al. Oryx, 44(3), 339–351

Taking stock of nature in species-rich but economically poor areas: An emerging discipline of locally-based monitoring
Danielsen, F., N. Burgess, M. Funder, T. Blomley, J. Brashares, A. Akida, A. Jensen, M. Mendoza, G. Stuart-Hill, M. K. Poulsen, H. Ramadhani, M. K. Sam, and E. Topp-Jørgensen. 2009. In: Taking Stock of Nature (Ed. A. Lawrence). Cambridge University Press, UK

2009

Mammalian density in response to different levels of bushmeat hunting in the Udzungwa Mountains, Tanzania.
Elmer Topp-Jørgensen, Martin Reinhardt Nielsen, Andrew Marshall, Ulrik Pedersen. Tropical Conservation Science Vol. 2 (1):70-87

Local participation in natural resource monitoring: a characterization of approaches
Danielsen, F., N. D. Burgess, A. Balmford, P.F. Donald, M. Funder, J. P. G. Jones, P. Alviola, D. S. Balete, T. Blomley, J. Brashares, B. Child, M. Enghoff, J. Fjeldså, S. Holt, H. Hübertz, A. E. Jensen, P. M. Jensen, J. Massao, M. M. Mendoza, Y. Ngaga, M. K. Poulsen, R. Rueda, M. Sam, T.Skielboe, G. Stuart-Hill, E. Topp-Jørgensen, and D. Yonten.  Conservation Biology 2009, Volume 23, No. 1, 31–42

2008

Participatory forest monitoring: An assessment of the accuracy of simple cost–effective methods. Mikkel Hooge Holck. Biodivers Conserv (2008) 17:2023–2036

Testing the use of interviews as a tool for monitoring trends in the harvesting of wild species
Julia P. G. Jones, Mijasoa M. Andriamarovololona, Neal Hockley, James M. Gibbons, and E. J. Milner-Gulland. Journal of Applied Ecology 2008, 45, 1205–1212

2007

Akida, A. 2007. What is the National Forestry and Beekeeping Database? The Arc Journal 21: 34-35.

International Conservation Policy Delivers Benefits for Birds in Europe
Paul F. Donald, Fiona J. Sanderson, Ian J. Burfield, Stijn M. Bierman, Richard D. Gregory, Zoltan Waliczky. Science vol. 317, 810 2007

Increasing Conservation Management Action by Involving Local People in Natural Resource Monitoring
Finn Danielsen, Marlynn M. Mendoza, Anson Tagtag, Phillip A. Alviola, Danilo S. Balete, Arne E. Jensen, Martin Enghoff, and Michael K. Poulsen. Ambio, Volume 36, Issue 7 (November 2007)

Danielsen, F., N. Burgess, and E. Topp-Jørgensen. 2007. Native Knowledge. Science www.sciencemag.org/cgi/eletters/315/5818/1518.

Poulsen, M. K., Massao, J., Burgess, N., Topp-Jørgensen, E. 2007. Community based monitoring of PFM in Tanzania: Initial experiences and lessons learned. The Arc Journal 21: 31-33. Download the special issue of The Arc Journal on Participatory Forest Management.
 

2006

Monitoring matters: Evaluating locally-based biodiversity monitoring in developing countries.
Danielsen, F., N. D. Burgess, A. Balmford, J. Fjeldså, H. T. Andrianandrasana, C. D. Becker, L. Bennun, J. S. Brashares, S. Christiansen, P. F. Donald, S. Eguino, M. Enghoff, M. Funder, M. Gray, H. Hübertz, J. P. G. Jones, I. Oetting, M. K. Poulsen, J. v. Rijsoort, G. Stuart-Hill, E. Topp-Jørgensen, W. R. Townsend, A. J. Uychiaoco, T. Whitten, and D. Yonten. Oryx 40: 2006 14 -15.

2005

Special Issue: Monitoring matters: examining the potential of locally-based approaches

Guest Editors: F. Danielsen, N. Burgess and A. Balmford

Download abstracts or full text:

1. Danielsen F., Burgess N. and Balmford A. / Monitoring matters: examining the potential of locally-based approaches  ABSTRACT    FULL PAPER

2. Rijsoort J.v. and Jinfeng Z. / Participatory resource monitoring as a means for promoting social change in Yunnan, China  ABSTRACT
    FULL PAPER

3. Bennun L., Matiku P., Mulwa R., Mwangi S. and Buckley P. / Monitoring Important Bird Areas in Africa: towards a sustainable and scaleable system  ABSTRACT    FULL PAPER

4. Poulsen M.K. and Luanglath K. / Projects come, projects go: Lessons from participatory monitoring in southern Laos  ABSTRACT    FULL PAPER

5. Stuart-Hill G., Diggle R., Munali B. Tagg J. and Ward D. / The Event Book System: a community-based natural resource monitoring system from Namibia  ABSTRACT    FULL PAPER

6. Danielsen F., Jensen A.E., Alviola P.A., Balete D.S., Mendoza M.M., Tagtag A., Custodio C. and Enghoff M. / Does monitoring matter? A quantitative assessment of management decisions from locally-based monitoring of protected areas  ABSTRACT    FULL PAPER

7. Topp-Jørgensen E., Poulsen M.K., Lund. J.F. and Massao J.F. / Community-based monitoring of natural resource use and forest quality in montane forests and miombo woodlands of Tanzania  ABSTRACT    FULL PAPER

8. Noss A.J., Oetting I. and Cuéllar R.L. / Hunter self-monitoring by the Isoseño-Guaraní in the Bolivian Chaco  ABSTRACT    FULL PAPER

9. Becker C.D., Agreda, A., Astudillo E., Constantino M. and Torres P. / Community-based monitoring of fog capture and biodiversity at Loma Alta, Ecuador enhance social capital and institutional cooperation  ABSTRACT   FULL PAPER

10. Brashares J.S. and Sam M.K. / How much is enough?
Estimating the minimum sampling required for effective monitoring of African reserves   ABSTRACT  FULL PAPER

11. Gray M. and Kalpers J. / Ranger based monitoring in the Virunga-Bwindi Region of East-Central Africa: a simple data collection tool for park management  ABSTRACT    FULL PAPER

12. Townsend W.R., Borman A. R., Yiyoguaje E. and Mendua L. / Cofán Indians’ monitoring of freshwater turtles in Zábalo, Ecuador  ABSTRACT    FULL PAPER

13. Andrianandrasana H.T., Randriamahefasoa J., Durbin J., Lewis R.E. and Ratsimbazafy J.H. / Participatory ecological monitoring of the Alaotra wetland in Madagascar  ABSTRACT    FULL PAPER

14. Uychiaoco A.J., Arceo H.O., Green S.J., De la Cruz M.T., Gaite P.A. and Aliño P.M. / Monitoring and evaluation of reef protected areas by local fishers in the Philippines: tightening the adaptive management cycle  ABSTRACT    FULL PAPER

15. Hockley N.J., Jones J.P.G., Andriahajaina F.B., Manica A., Rakoto F.E., Ranambitsoa E.H. and Randriamboahary J.A. / When should communities and conservationists monitor exploited resources?  ABSTRACT    FULL PAPER

16. Roberts R. L. Donald P.F. and Fischer I.J. / Project Kagu: Developing a web-based data collection system for the global monitoring of bird distribution and abundance
  ABSTRACT    FULL PAPER

Abridged Chinese version of the papers originally published in Biodiversity and Conservation and ORYX

2003

Biodiversity monitoring in developing countries: what are we trying to achieve?
Finn Danielsen, Marlynn M. Mendoza, Phillip Alviola, Danny S. Balete, Martin Enghoff, Michael K. Poulsen
and Arne E. Jensen. Oryx Vol 37 No 4 October 2003

On participatory biodiversity monitoring and its applicability: a response to Yoccoz et al. and Rodriguez
Finn Danielsen, Marlynn M. Mendoza, Anson Tagtag, Phillip Alviola, Danny S. Balete, Martin Enghoff, Michael K. Poulsen and Arne E. Jensen. Oryx Vol 37 No 4 October 2003

Preliminary Manual for Community Based Monitoring of Natural Resource Use and Forest Quality
Majid Mhina, MGM Consultant; Elmer Topp-Jørgensen, Biodiversity Specialist, NORDECO; and Michael K. Poulsen, Participatory Biodiversity Monitoring Specialist, NORDECO. Iringa District Lands, Natural Resources and Environment Office, 2003

Taller Sistema de Monitoreo de la Biodiversidad (SMB)
Desarrollo de un Sistema Piloto para CONAF UGPS Región XI, Manejo Sustentable de Áreas Silvestres Protegidas en la Región de Aysén. Facilitado por Finn Danielsen, NORDECO, Copenhagen, Dinamarca. Cabañas La Pasarela, Coyhaique, XI Región de Aysén, Chile 23-25 de abril 2003

2000

A simple system for monitoring biodiversity in protected areas of a developing country. Danielsen, F., D. S. Balete, M. K. Poulsen, M. Enghoff, C. M. Nozawa, and A. E. Jensen. 2000. Biodiversity and Conservation 9:1671-1705.


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