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17. Simmons, B. I., Wauchope, H. S., Amano, T., Dicks, L. V., Sutherland, W. J. and Dakos, V. Vulnerable species interactions are important for the stability of mutualistic networks. bioRxiv 604868; doi:

Peer-reviewed journal articles

16. 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. Abundance drives broad patterns of generalisation in hummingbird-plant pollination networks. Oikos (accepted)

15. 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. Worldwide insect declines: an important message, but interpret with caution. Ecology and Evolution (accepted)

14. Simmons, B. I., Hoeppke, C. and Sutherland W. J. (2019). Beware greedy algorithms. Journal of Animal Ecology (in press)

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 (in press)

12. 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 (in press)

11. 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.

10. 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

9. 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.

8. 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)

7. 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.

6. 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.

5. 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.

4. 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.

3. 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.

2. 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.

1. 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