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  1. Simmons, B. I., Beckerman, A. P., Hansen, K., Maruyama, P. K., Vizentin-Bugoni, J., Dalsgaard, B. Niche-based processes and neutrality influence patterns of indirect interactions in mutualistic networks. bioRxiv, doi:

  2. Hoeppke, C. and Simmons, B. I. maxnodf: an R package for fair and fast comparisons of nestedness between networks. bioRxiv, doi:


  1. Simmons, B. I., Wauchope, H. S., Amano, T., Dicks, L. V., Sutherland, W. J. and Dakos, V. (2020). Estimating the risk of species interaction loss in mutualistic communities. PLOS Biology (in press). [bioRxiv preprint]

  2. Hansen, K., Sritongchuay, T., Bumrungsri, S., Simmons, B. I., Strange, N. and Dalsgaard, B. (2020). Landscape-level effects of forest on pollinators and fruit-set of guava (Psidium guajava L.) in orchards across Southern Thailand. Diversity (accepted).

  3. Christie, A. P., Amano, T., Martin, P. A., Petrovan, S. O., Shackelford, G. E., Simmons, B. I., Smith, R. K., Williams, D. R., Wordley, C. F. R. and Sutherland, W. J. (2020). Poor availability of context-specific evidence hampers decision-making in conservation. Biological Conservation, 248, 108666. [bioRxiv preprint]

  4. Christie, A. P., Amano, T., Martin, P. A., Petrovan, S. O., Shackelford, G. E., Simmons, B. I., Smith, R. K., Williams, D. R., Wordley, C. F. R. and Sutherland, W. J. (2020). The challenge of biased evidence in conservation. Conservation Biology (accepted). [bioRxiv preprint]

  5. Sonne J., Vizentin-Bugoni, J., Maruyama, P. K., Araújo, A. C., Chávez-González, E., Coelho, A., Cotton, P., Marín-Gómez, O. H., Lara, C., Lasprila, L. R., Machado, C. G., Maglianesi, M. A., Malucelli, T. S., Martín Gonzalez, A. M., Oliveira, G. M., Oliveira, P. E., Ortiz-Pulido, R. O., Rocca, M. A., Rodrigues, L. C., Sazima, I., Simmons, B. I., Tinoco, B., Varassin, I. G., Vasconcelos, M. F., O’Hara, B., Schleuning, M., Rahbek, C., Sazima, M. and Dalsgaard, B. (2020). Ecological mechanisms explaining interactions within plant-hummingbird networks: Morphological matching increases towards lower latitudes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 287, 20192873.

  6. Geldmann, J., Alves-Pinto, H., Amano, T., Barlett, H., Christie, A. P., Collas, L., Cooke, S. C., Correa, R., Cripps, I., Doherty, A., Finch, T., Garnett, E., Hua, F., Gordon-Jones, J. P. Kasoar, T., MacFarlane, D., Martin, P. A., Mukherjee, N., Mumby, H. S., Payne, C., Petrovan, S. O., Rocha, R., Russel, K. Simmons, B. I., Wauchope, H., Worthington, T. A., Trevelyan, R., Green, R., Balmford, A. (2020). Insights from two decades of the Student Conference on Conservation Science. Biological Conservation, 243, 108478. [bioRxiv preprint]

  7. Rose, D. C., Amano, T., González-Varo, J. P., Mukherjee, N., Robertson, R. J., Simmons, B. I., Wauchope, H. S. and Sutherland, W. J. (2019). Calling for a new agenda for conservation science to create evidence-informed policy. Biological Conservation, 238. 108222.

  8. Christie, A. P., Amano, T., Martin, P. A., Shackelford, G. E., Simmons, B. I. and Sutherland, W. J. (2019). Simple study designs in ecology produce inaccurate estimates of biodiversity responses. Journal of Applied Ecology, 56, 2742-2754. [bioRxiv preprint]

  9. Poisot, T., LaBrie, R., Larson, E., Rahlin, A. and Simmons, B. I. (2019). Data-based, synthesis-driven: setting the agenda for computational ecology. Ideas in Ecology and Evolution, 12, 9-21. [bioRxiv preprint]

  10. Simmons, B. I., Vizentin-Bugoni, J., Maruyama, P. K., Cotton, P. A., Marín-Gómez, O. H., Lara, C., Rosero-Lasprilla, L., Maglianesi, M. A., Ortiz-Pulido, R., Rocca, M. A., Rodrigues, L. C., Tinoco, B., Vasconcelos, M. F., Sazima, M., Martín González, A. M., Sonne, J., Rahbek, C., Dicks, L. V., Dalsgaard, B., Sutherland, W. J. (2019). Abundance drives broad patterns of generalisation in hummingbird-plant pollination networks. Oikos, 128, 1287-1295. [bioRxiv preprint]

  11. Simmons, B. I., Balmford, A., Bladon, A. J., Christie, A. P., De Palma, A., Dicks, L. V., Gallego-Zamorano, J., Johnston, A., Martin, P. A., Purvis, A., Rocha, R., Wauchope, H. S., Wordley, C. F. R., Worthington, T. A. and Finch, T. (2019). Worldwide insect declines: an important message, but interpret with caution. Ecology and Evolution, 9, 3678-3680.

  12. Simmons, B. I., Hoeppke, C. and Sutherland W. J. (2019). Beware greedy algorithms. Journal of Animal Ecology, 88, 804-807.

  13. Tew, E. R., Simmons B. I., Sutherland, W. J. (2019). Quantifying cultural ecosystem services: disentangling the effects of management from landscape features. People and Nature, 1, 70-86.

  14. Simmons, B. I., Sweering, M. J. M., Schillinger, M., Dicks, L. V., Sutherland W. J., Di Clemente, R. (2019). bmotif: a package for motif analyses of bipartite networks. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 10, 695-701. [bioRxiv preprint]

  15. Balmford, A., Amano, T., Bartlett, H., Chadwick, D., Collins, A., Edwards, D., Field, R., Garnsworthy, P., Green, R., Smith, P., Waters, H., Whitmore, A., Broom, D., Chara, J., Finch, T., Garnett, E., Gathorne-Hardy, A., Hernandex-Medrano, J., Herrero, M., Hua, F., Latawiec, A., Misselbrook, T., Phalan, B., Simmons, B. I., Vause, J., Ermgassen, E., Eisner, R. (2018). The environmental costs and benefits of high-yield farming. Nature Sustainability, 1, 477-485.

  16. Simmons, B. I., Cirtwill A. R., Baker, N. J., Wauchope, H. S., Dicks, L. V., Stouffer, D. B. and Sutherland, W. J. Motifs in bipartite ecological networks: uncovering indirect interactions (2019). Oikos, 128, 154-170. [bioRxiv preprint]

  17. Jucker, T., Wintle, B., Shackelford, G., Bocquillon, P., Geffert, J. L., Kasoar, T., Jovacs, E., Mumby, H. S., Orland, C., Schleicher, J., Tew, E., Zabala, A., Amano, T., Bell, A., Bongalov, B., Chambers, J. M., Corrigan, C., Durán, A. P., Duvic-Paoli, L-A., Emilson, C., da Silva, J. F., Garnett, E. E., Green, E. J., Guth, M. K., Hacket-Pain, A., Hinsley, A., Igea, J., Kunz, M., Luke, S. H., Lynam, W., Martin, P. A., Nunes, M. H., Ockendon, N., Pavitt, A., Payne, C. L. R., Plutshack, V., Rademacher, T., Robertson, R. J., Rose, D. C., Serban, A., Simmons, B. I., Szkokan-Emilson, E. J., Tayleur, C., Wordley, C. and Mukherjee, N. Ten‐year assessment of the 100 priority questions for global biodiversity conservation. Conservation Biology, 32, 1457-1463.

  18. Rose, D. C., Mukherjee, N., Simmons, B. I., Tew, E. R., Robertson, R. J., Vadrot, A. B. M., Doubleday, R. and Sutherland, W. J. Policy windows for the environment: Tips for improving the uptake of scientific knowledge. Environmental Science and Policy. (in press)

  19. Rose, D. C., Sutherland, W. J., Amano, T., González‐Varo, J. P., Robertson, R. J., Simmons, B. I., Wauchope, H. S., Kovacs, E., Durán, A. P., Vadrot, A. B., Wu, W., Dias, M. P., Di Fonzo, M. M., Ivory, S. , Norris, L., Nunes, M. H., Nyumba, T. O., Steiner, N., Vickery, J. and Mukherjee, N. (2018). The major barriers to evidence‐informed conservation policy and possible solutions. Conservation Letters, e12564.

  20. Simmons, B. I., Sutherland W. J., Dicks, L. V., Albrecht, J., Farwig, N., García, D., Jordano, P. and González-Varo, J. P. Moving from frugivory to seed dispersal: incorporating the functional outcomes of interactions in plant-frugivore networks. Journal of Animal Ecology, 87, 995–1007.

  21. Dalsgaard, B., Kennedy, J., Simmons, B. I., Baquero, A., González, A. M. M., Timmermann, A., McGuire, J. A., Ollerton, J., Sutherland, W. J. and Rahbek, C. (2018). Trait evolution, nectar-feeding specialization and vulnerability to plant extinctions among hummingbirds on Antillean islands: the role of mountains and plant richness. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 285, 20172754.

  22. Ratto, F., Simmons, B. I., Spake, R., Gutierrez, V. Z., McDonald, M., Merriman, J. C., Poppy, G. M., Peh, K. S.-H. and Dicks, L. V. (2018). Global importance of vertebrate pollinators for plant reproductive success: a meta-analysis. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 16(2), 82-90.

  23. Hudson, L. N., Newbold, T., Contu, S., Hill, S. L. L., Lysenko, I., De Palma, A., Phillips, H. R. P., Alhusseini, T. I., Bedford, F. E., Bennett, D. J., Booth, H., Burton, V. J., Chng, C. W. T., Choimes, A., Correia, D. L. P., Day, J., Echeverría-Londoño, S., Emerson, S. R., Gao, D., Garon, M., Harrison, M. L. K., Ingram, D. J., Jung, M., Kemp, V., Kirkpatrick, L., Martin, C. D., Pan, Y., Pask-Hale, G. D., Pynegar, E. L., Robinson A. N., Sanchez-Ortiz, K., Senior, R. A., Simmons, B. I. et al. The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) Project. Ecology and Evolution, 7(1), 145-188.

  24. Newbold, T., Hudson, L. N., Arnell, A. P., Contu, S., De Palma, A., Ferrier, S., Hill, S. L. L., Hoskins, A. J., Lysenko, I., Phillips, H. R. P., Burton, V. J., Chng, C. W. T., Emerson, S., Gao, D., Pask-Hale, G., Hutton, J., Jung, M., Sanchez-Ortiz, K., Simmons, B. I., Whitmee, S., Zhang, H., Scharlemann, J. P. W., Purvis, A. (2016). Has land use pushed terrestrial biodiversity beyond the planetary boundary? A global assessment. Science, 353(6296), 288-291.

  25. Gray, C. L.*, Simmons, B. I.*, Fayle, T. M., Mann, D. J. and Slade, E. M. (2016). Are riparian forest reserves sources of invertebrate biodiversity spillover and associated ecosystem functions in oil palm landscapes? Biological Conservation, 194, 176-183. * Joint first authors