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Mascia, M.B., and M. Mills. 2018.  When Conservation Goes Viral: The Diffusion of Innovative Biodiversity Conservation Policies and PracticesConservation Letters.

Tesfaw, A.T., A. Pfaff, R.E. Golden Kroner, S. Qin, R. Medeiros, and M.B. Mascia. 2018.  Land Use and Land Cover Change Shape the Sustainability and Impacts of Protected Areas.  Proceedings of the National Academies of Science 115(9):2084-2089.

Mascia, M.B., and 19 co-authors.  2017. A Novel Framework for Analyzing Conservation Impacts: Evaluation, Theory, and Marine Protected AreasAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences: The Year in Ecology and Conservation Biology 1399: 93-115.

Cook, C., R.S. Valkan, M.B Mascia, and M.A McGeoch. 2017. A Systematic Assessment of Protected Area Dynamics Reveals the Extent of Protected Area Downgrading, Downsizing and Degazettement (PADDD). Conservation Biology 31: 1039-1052.

Charnley, S., and 13 co-authors (including M.B. Mascia). 2017. Evaluating the Best Available Social Science for Natural Resource Management Decision-making.  Environmental Science & Policy 73:80-88.

Gill, D.A., M.B. Mascia, and 20 co-authors. 2017. Capacity Shortfalls Hinder the Performance of Marine Protected Areas Globally.  Nature 543:665-669.

Breslow, S.J., and 17 co-authors (including M.B. Mascia).  2016.  Conceptualizing and Operationalizing Human Wellbeing for Ecosystem Assessment and Management. Environmental Science & Policy 66:250-259.

Golden Kroner, R.E., R. Krithivasan, and M.B. Mascia.  2016.  Dynamic Governance and Habitat Fragmentation in Yosemite National Park (USA), 1864-2014.  Ecology and Society 21(3):22.

Pack, S., M.N. Ferreira, R. Krithivasan, J. Murrow, E. Bernard, and M.B. Mascia. 2016. Protected Area Downgrading, Downsizing, and Degazettement (PADDD) in the Amazon.  Biological Conservation 197: 32-39.

Hicks, C.C., and 16 co-authors (including M.B. Mascia).  2016.  Engage Key Social Concepts for Sustainability.  Science 352(6281): 38-40.

Symes, W.S., M. Rao, M.B. Mascia, and L.R. Carrasco.  2016Why Do De Lose Protected Areas? Factors Influencing Protected Area Downgrading, Downsizing, and Degazettment (PADDD) in the Tropics and Sub-tropics.  Global Change Biology 22(2): 656-665.

McKinnon, M.C., M.B. Mascia, W. Yang, W.R. Turner, and C. Bonham. 2015.  Impact Evaluation to Communicate and Improve Conservation NGO Performance: The Case of Conservation International.  Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 370: 20140282.

Forrest, J.L., M.B. Mascia, S. Pailler, S.Z. Abidin, M.D. Araujo, R. Krithivasan, and J.C. Riveros.  2015. Tropical Deforestation and Carbon Emissions from Protected Area Downgrading, Downsizing, and Degazettement (PADDD)Conservation Letters 8(3): 153-161.

Stephanson, S.L. and M.B. Mascia.  2014Putting People on the Map through an Approach to Integrating Social Data in Conservation PlanningConservation Biology 28(5): 1236-1248. 

Mascia, M.B., S. Pailler, R. Krithivasan, V. Roshchanka, D. Burns, J.M. Mlotha, D. Murray, and N. Peng.  2014.  Protected Area Downgrading, Downsizing, and Degazettement (PADDD) in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, 1900-2010.  Biological Conservation 169:355-361.

Mascia, M.B., S. Pailler, M.L. Thieme, A. Rowe, M.C. Bottrill, F. Danielsen, J. Geldmann, R. Naidoo, A. Pullin, N.D. Burgess.  2014.  Commonalities and Complementarities among Approaches to Conservation Monitoring and Evaluation.  Biological Conservation 169: 258-267.

Cook, C.N., M.B. Mascia, M.W. Schwartz, H.P. Possingham, and R.A. Fuller.  2013.  Achieving Conservation Science That Bridges the Knowledge-Action BoundaryConservation Biology 27(4):669-678.

Fox, H.E., M.B. Mascia, X. Basurto, A. Costa, L. Glew, D. Heinemann, L. Bunce Karrer, S.E. Lester, A. Lombana, R. Pomeroy, C.A. Recchia, C. Roberts, J.N. Sanchirico, L. Pet-Soede, and A. White.  2012. Reexamining the Science of Marine Protected Areas: Linking Knowledge to ActionConservation Letters 5(1): 1-10.

Sutherland, W.J., E. Fleishman, M.B. Mascia, J. Pretty, and M.A. Rudd.  2011.  Methods for Collaboratively Identifying Research Priorities and Emerging Issues in Science and PolicyMethods in Ecology and Evolution 2(3): 238-247.

Mascia, M.B. and S. Pailler.  2011.  Protected Area Downgrading, Downsizing, and Degazettement (PADDD) and Its Conservation ImplicationsConservation Letters 4(1): 9-20

Mascia, M.B., C.A. Claus, and R. Naidoo.  2010.  Impacts of Marine Protected Areas on Fishing Communities. Conservation Biology 24(5):1424-1429.

Sutherland, W.J., and 43 co-authors (including M.B. Mascia).  2009.  One Hundred Questions of Importance to the Conservation of Global Biological DiversityConservation Biology 23(3): 557-567.

Loucks, C., M.B. Mascia, A. Maxwell, H. Keavuth, D. Kong, C. Nareth, B. Long, N. Cox, and T. Seng. 2009. Wildlife Decline in Cambodia, 1953-2005: Exploring the Legacy of Armed Conflict. Conservation Letters 2(2): 82-92.

Blundell, A.G. and M.B. Mascia.  2005.  Discrepancies in Reported Levels of International Wildlife TradeConservation Biology 19(6): 2020-2025.

Mascia, M.B.  2004.  Social Dimensions of Marine Reserves.  Pages 164-186 in Marine Reserves: A Guide to Science, Design, and Use, edited by J. Sobel and C. Dahlgren.  Washington, DC: Island Press.

Mascia, M.B., J.P. Brosius, T.A. Dobson, B.C. Forbes, L. Horowitz, M.A. McKean, and N.J. Turner.  2003.  Conservation and the Social Sciences.  Conservation Biology 17(3): 649-650.


World Wildlife Fund and Conservation International.  2017. Data Release Version 1.1 (January 2017).  Washington, DC and Arlington, VA: World Wildlife Fund and Conservation International.

World Wildlife Fund.  2014. Data Release Version 1.0 (January 2014).  Washington, DC: World Wildlife Fund.