ResearcherID: C-8981-2015

Peer reviewed

Morgans CL, Meijaard E, Santika T, Law E, Budiharta S, Ancrenaz M, Wilson K. (2018) Evaluating the effectiveness of palm oil certification in delivering multiple sustainability objectives. Environmental Research Letters. May 22.

Simmons BA, Law EA, Marcos-Martinez R, Bryan BA, McAlpine C, Wilson KA. (2018) Spatial and temporal patterns of land clearing during policy change. Land Use Policy; 75:399-410.

Friedman RS, Law EA, Bennett NJ, Ives CD, Thorn JP, Wilson KA. (2018) How just and just how? A systematic review of social equity in conservation research. Environmental Research Letters, 13(5):053001.

Martinez-Harms MJ, Bryan BA, Wood SA, Fisher DM, Law E, Rhodes JR, Dobbs C, Biggs D, Wilson KA (2018). Inequality in access to cultural ecosystem services from protected areas in the Chilean biodiversity hotspot. Science of the Total Environment, 636:1128-38.

Marcos Martinez R, Bryan BA, Schwabe KA, Connor JD, Law EA. (2018) Forest transition in developed agricultural regions needs efficient regulatory policy. Forest Policy and Economics, 86: 67-75.

Law, EA, Ferraro, PJ, Arcese, P, Bryan, BA, Davis, K, Gordon, A, Holden, MH, Iacona, G, Marcos Martinez, R, McAlpine, CA, Rhodes, JR, Sze, JS, Wilson, KA (2017) Projecting the performance of conservation interventions. Biological Conservation. 2015:142-151

Santika, T, Meijaard, E, Budiharta, S, Law, EA, Kusworo, A, Hutabarat, JA, Indrawan, TP, Struebig, M, Raharjo, S, Huda, I, Sulhani, Ekaputri, AD, Trison, S, Stigner, M, Wilson, KA (2017). Community forest management in Indonesia: avoided deforestation in the context of anthropogenic and climate complexities. Global Environmental Change, 46: 60–71

Wright, IJ, Dong, N, Maire, V, Prentice, IC, Westoby, M, Diaz, S, Gallagher, RV, Jacobs, BJ, Kooyman, R, Law, EA, Leishman, MR, Niinemets, Ü, Reich, PB, Sack, L, Villar, R, Wang, H, Wilf, P (2017). Global climatic drivers of leaf size. Science. 357(6354): 917-921. DOI: 10.1126/science.aal4760

Law, EA, Bennett, NJ, Ives, CD, Friedman, R, Davis, KJ, Archibald, C, Wilson, KA (2017) Equity trade-offs in conservation decision making. Conservation Biology. 32, 294-303. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13008.

Schuster, R, Law, E, Rodewald, A, Martin, T, Wilson, K, Watts, M, Possingham, H, Arcese, P (2017) Tax-shifting and incentives for biodiversity conservation on private lands. Conservation Letters. 11, e12377 DOI: 10.1111/conl.12377

Wilson, K.A., Law, E.A. (2016) Ethics of conservation triage. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 4:112.

Law EA, Bryan BA, MeijaardE, Mallawaarachchi T, Struebig MJ, Watts M, Wilson KA (2016) Mixed policies give more options in multifunctional tropical forest landscapes. Journal of Applied Ecology. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12666

Wilson KA, Law EA (2016) How to avoid underselling biodiversity with ecosystem services. Trends in Ecology and the Environment, 30, 641-648.

Law EA (2016) Is international conservation aid enough? Environmental Research Letters 11 021001. 

Evans, M.C., Tulloch, A.I., Law, E.A., Raiter, K.G., Possingham, H.P., Wilson K.A. (2016). Better planning outcomes requires clear consideration of costs, condition and conservation benefits, and access to the best available data: Reply to Gosper et al., 2016. Biological Conservation. 200: 242-243 doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2016.06.009

Bryan, B.A., Runting, R., Capon, T., Cunningham, S., Perring, M.P., Kragt, M., Nolan, M., Law, E.A., Renwick, A., Eber, S., Christian, R., Wilson, K.A. (2016) Designer policy for carbon and biodiversity co-benefits under global change. Nature Climate Change 6, 301–305 doi:10.1038/nclimate2874.

Evans, Megan C., Tulloch, Ayesha I.T., Law, Elizabeth A., Raiter, Keren G., Possingham, Hugh P. and Wilson, Kerrie A. (2015) Clear consideration of costs, condition and conservation benefits yields better planning outcomes. Biological Conservation, 191 716727. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2015.08.023

Law EA, and Wilson KA. (2015). Providing context for the land-sharing and land-sparing debate. Conservation Letters 8(6): 404-413DOI: 10.1111/conl.12168

Law EA, Meijaard E, Bryan BA, Mallawarachchi T, Koh LP, Wilson KA. (2015). Better land-use allocation outperforms land sparing and land sharing approaches to conservation in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Biological Conservation. 186: 276-286. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2015.03.004

Law EA, Bryan BA, Torabi N, Bekessy SA, McAlpine CA, Wilson KA (2015). Measurement matters in managing landscape carbon. Ecosystem Services. 13, 6-15. DOI. 10.1016/j.ecoser.2014.07.007

Law EA, Bryan BA, Meijaard E, Mallawarachchi T, Struebig M, Wilson KA (2015) Ecosystem services from a degraded peatland of Central Kalimantan: implications for policy, planning, and management. Ecological Applications. 25, 70-87 DOI: 10.1890/13-2014.1

Martinez Harms MJ, Bryan BA, Balvanera P, Law EA, Rhodes J, Possingham HP, Wilson KA. (2015) Making decisions for managing ecosystem services. Biological Conservation 184: 229–238DOI:10.1016/j.biocon.2015.01.024.

Bryan BA, Nolan M, Harwood TD, Connor JD, Navarro-Garcia J, King D, Summers DM, Newth D, Cai Y, Grigg N, Harman I, Crossman ND, Grundy MJ, Finnigan JJ, Ferrier S, Williams KJ, Wilson KA, Law EA, Hatfield-Dodds S. (2014). Supply of carbon sequestration and biodiversity services from Australia’s agricultural land under global change. Global Environmental Change, 28.166-181. DOI. 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2014.06.013

Bull JW, Gordon A, Law EA, Suttle KB, Milner-Gulland EJ (2014). Importance of baseline specification in evaluating conservation interventions and achieving no net loss of biodiversity. Conservation Biology, 28(3), 799-809. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12243

Martin LJ, Quinn JE, Ellis EC, Shaw MR, Dorning MA, Hallett LM, Heller NE, Hobbs RJ, Kraft CE, Law EA, Michel NL, Perring MP, Shirey PD, Wiederholt R. (2014). Biodiversity conservation opportunities across the world’s anthromes. Diversity and Distributions, 20, 745–755. DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12220

Law EA, Thomas S, Meijaard E, Dargusch PJ, Wilson KA (2012). A modular framework for the management of complexity in international forest-carbon policy. Nature Climate Change 2, 155-160. DOI: 10.1038/nclimate1376

Law EA, Meijaard E, Wilson KA (2010). A reckoning for reckoning. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 26(3), 105-6. DOI:

Hoese, F.J., Law, E.A., Rao, D. and Herberstein, M.E. (2006). Distinctive yellow bands on a sit-and-wait predator: prey attractant or camouflage? Behaviour, 143:763-781.


Several articles in Decision Point:


Law, Elizabeth (2015). Trading carbon, biodiversity, and livelihoods: a landscape scale analysis of ecosystems services and trade-offs in land-use policy PhD Thesis, School of Biological SciencesThe University of Queensland. doi:10.14264/uql.2015.446

  • Please note, all data chapters within my thesis have now been published as peer-reviewed papers.