Mouvement, Abondance, Distribution


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Senior Researcher (Directrice de recherche 2) CNRS

My research lies at the interface between ecology and biological conservation, with the study of spatial biodiversity patterns as the unifying theme. Main current interests: large-scale conservation priorities; evolutionary community models; historical human footprint on biodiversity, with a focus on marine mammals.

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Address:  CEFE UMR5175 - Campus du CNRS - 1919, route de Mende - 34293 Montpellier 5 - France
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Research interests

My research interests lie at the interface between ecology and biological conservation, with the study of spatial biodiversity patterns as the unifying theme. This research focuses on three main components:

1. Investigating the implications of biodiversity patterns for conservation. Given that biodiversity is not evenly distributed, and neither are threatening processes such as habitat loss or overexploitation, it is fundamental to be strategic in the spatial placement of conservation efforts such as protected areas. I work on the development of methods for the selection of priority areas for conservation, and investigate how the spatial distribution of conservation efforts and threatening activities affects biodiversity, focussing on large spatial scales.

2. Understanding the ecological and evolutionary processes that underpin biodiversity patterns. We have little understanding of the assembly rules driving species’ spatial organisation, which hampers our capacity to predict how biodiversity responds to change such as habitat transformation, climate change and species introductions. I am working on the development of spatially explicit, process-based, models that can predict biodiversity patterns across spatial and temporal scales.

3. Understanding the historical human footprint on today’s macroecological patterns, how it affects our perception of what natural ecosystems look like, and of their future conservation options. I have focused particularly on the human impacts on the distribution and abundance of marine mammals.


  • 2016-present: Senior Researcher (Directrice de Recherche 2). Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Montpellier, France.
  • 2015: Habilitation à diriger des recherches, HDR. Université de Montpellier
  • 2009-2016: Researcher (Chargé de Recherche 1). Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Montpellier, France.
  • 2008: Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Conservation Science Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK.
  • 2006-2007: Marie Curie Research Fellow. Conservation Science Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK.
  • 2002-2005: Research Fellow. Center for Applied Biodiversity Science, Conservation International, USA.
  • 1998-2002: PhD in Conservation Biology. Biodiversity & Macroecology Group, Department of Animal & Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, U.K.
  • 1997: Teaching Assistant. Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, Portugal.
  • 1996-1998: MSc in Mathematics Applied to the Biological Sciences. Institute of Agronomy, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 1991-1996: First degree in Biology. Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal.


2018-2022: H2020-MSCA-ITN Inspire4Nature (INternational training at the Science-Policy Interface for Researchers in Europe, for Nature), scientific coordinator.

2011-2015: ANR MORSE (Management of Ocean Resources under Shifting Expectations: bringing the historical perspective into marine mammal conservation), scientific coordinator.

2015-2018: Belmont Forum project TAMANI (Designing an improved network of long-term monitoring sites for arctic vertebrates: towards a better involvement of local communities through participatory science programs), partner.

Supervision of young researchers

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Guilherme, J.L., Jones, V.R., Catry, I., Beal, M., Dias, M.P., Oppel, S., Vickery, J.A., Hewson, C.M., Butchart, S.H.M., Rodrigues, A.S.L. (in press) Connectivity between countries established by landbirds and raptors migrating along the African-Eurasian flyway. Conservation Biology.

Soares, F.C., de Lima, R.F., Palmeirim, J. M., Cardoso, P., & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2022). Combined effects of bird extinctions and introductions in oceanic islands: Decreased functional diversity despite increased species richness. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 31, 1172–1183. 

Charpentier, A., Rodrigues, A.S.L., Houmard, C., Lefebvre, A., Mcgrath, K., Speller, C., van der Sluis, L., Zazzo, A., Pétillon, J.-M. (2022) What's in a whale bone? Combining new analytical methods, ecology and history to shed light on ancient human-whale interactions. Quaternary Science Reviews, 284, 107470. 

Cazalis, V., Barnes, M.D., Johnston, A., Watson, J.E.M., Şekercioğlu, C.H. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2021). Mismatch between bird species sensitivity and the protection of intact habitats across the Americas. Ecology Letters. 24: 2394-2405. (hal-0332101703321017)

Bernard, A., Rodrigues, A.S.L., Cazalis, V., Grémillet, D. (2021) Toward a global strategy for seabird tracking. Conservation Letters 14: e12804. (hal-03244859)

Mair, L., Bennun, L.A., Brooks, T.M., Butchart, S.H.M., Bolam, F.C., Burgess, N.D., Ekstrom, J.M.M., Milner-Gulland, E.J., Hoffmann, M., Ma, K., Macfarlane, N.B.W., Raimondo, D.C., Rodrigues, al. (2021). A metric for spatially explicit contributions to science-based species targets. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 5: 836–844.

Cazalis, V., Belghali, S., Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2021). Using a large-scale biodiversity monitoring dataset to test the effectiveness of protected areas in conserving North-American breeding birds. Peer Community Journal, 1, e3. Peer-reviewed and recommended by PCI Ecology Link to PCI reviews + recommendation by Paul Caplat. ⟨hal-02099748⟩.

Bonnet‐Lebrun, A.-S., Somveille, M., Rodrigues, A.S.L. & Manica, A. (2020). Exploring intraspecific variation in migratory destinations to investigate the drivers of migration. Oikos 130: 187-196 (10.1111/oik.07689) ⟨hal-03005336⟩

Rodrigues, A.S.L. & Cazalis, V. (2020). The multifaceted challenge of evaluating protected area effectiveness. Nature Communications. 11:5147.  (10.1038/s41467-020-18989-2). ⟨hal-03013109⟩

Trinquier, J. Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2020). À la recherche des orques perdues de la Méditerranée: Une plongée écophilologique. In - Croiser les sciences pour lire les animaux, E. Baratay (Ed), pp 241-265. Éditions de la Sorbonne, Paris. ⟨hal-03013703⟩

Maxwell, S.L., Cazalis, V., Dudley, N., Hoffmann, M., Rodrigues, A.S.L., Stolton, S., Visconti, P., Woodley, S., Maron, M., Strassburg, B.B.N., Wenger, A., Jonas, H.D., Venter, O. & Watson, J. (2020). Area-based conservation in the 21st Century. Nature. 586: 217–227. PDF. Suppl. (10.1038/s41586-020-2773-z) ⟨hal-03005338⟩

Cazalis, V., Princé, K., Mihoub, J.-B., Kelly, J., Butchart, S.H.M. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2020). Effectiveness of protected areas in conserving tropical forest birds. Nature Communications. 11: 4461. (10.1038/s41467-020-18230-0) (hal-02940371)

Bolam, F.C., Mair, L., Angelico, M., Brooks, T.M., Burgman, M., Hermes, C., Hoffmann, M., Martin, R.W., McGowan, P.J.K., Rodrigues, A.S.L., Rondinini, C., et al. (2020). How many bird and mammal extinctions has recent conservation action prevented? Conservation Letters. e12762 (10.1111/conl.12762) ⟨hal-03013092⟩

Bonnet-Lebrun, A.-S., Manica, A., Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2020) Effects of urbanisation on bird migration, Biological Conservation. 108423. PDF. Suppl(10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108423) ⟨hal-03005340⟩

Somveille, M., Wikelski, M., Beyer, R.M., Rodrigues, A.S.L., Manica, A., Jetz W. (2020) Simulation-based reconstruction of global bird migration over the past 50,000 years. Nature Communications. 801. (10.1038/s41467-020-14589-2) ⟨hal-03013123⟩

Akçakaya, H.R., Rodrigues, A.S.L., Keith, D.A., Milner‐Gulland, E.J., Sanderson, E.W., Hedges, S., Mallon, D.P., Grace, M.K., Long, B., Meijaard, E. & Stephenson, P.J. (2020). Assessing ecological function in the context of species recovery. Conservation Biology 34, 561-571. PDF ⟨10.1111/cobi.13425⟩ ⟨hal-02383294⟩

Pétillon, J.-M., Chauvière, F.-X., Speller, C., McGrath, K., Rodrigues, A.S.L., Charpentier, A. & Baleux, F. (2019). A Gray Whale in Magdalenian Perigord. Species identification of a bone projectile point from La Madeleine (Dordogne, France) using collagen fingerprinting. Paleo, 30: 1-13. PDF. (hal-02560508)

Rodrigues, A.S.L., Monsarrat, S., Charpentier, A., Brooks, T.M., Hoffmann, M., Reeves, R.R., Palomares, M.L.D., Turvey, S.T. (2019). Unshifting the baseline: a framework for documenting historical population changes and assessing long-term anthropogenic impacts. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 374. PDF. Suppl. ⟨10.1098/rstb.2019.0220⟩. ⟨hal-02344852⟩

Stephenson, P.J., Grace, M.K., Akçakaya, H.R., Rodrigues, A.S.L., Long, B., Mallon, D.P., Meijaard, E., Rodriguez, J.P., Young, R.P., Brooks, T.M. & Hilton‐Taylor, C. (2019). Defining the indigenous ranges of species to account for geographic and taxonomic variation in the history of human impacts: reply to Sanderson 2019. Conservation Biology, 33, 1211-1213. PDF. ⟨10.1111/cobi.13400⟩. ⟨hal-02383457⟩ ⟨hal-02383457⟩

Somveille, M., Manica, A., Rodrigues A.S.L. (2019) Where the wild birds go: explaining the differences in migratory destinations across terrestrial bird species. Ecography. 42: 225-236. PDF. ⟨10.1111/ecog.03531⟩. ⟨hal-02383496⟩

Bonnet−Lebrun, A.−S., Phillips, R.A., Manica, A. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2018). Quantifying individual specialization using tracking data: a case study on two species of albatrosses. Marine Biology, 165, 152. PDF.⟨10.1007/s00227-018-3408-x⟩. ⟨hal-02383484⟩

Rodrigues, A.S.L., Charpentier, A., Bernal-Casasola, D., Gardeisen, A., Nores, C., Pis Millán, J.A., McGrath, K., Speller. C.F. (2018) Forgotten Mediterranean calving grounds of gray and North Atlantic right whales: evidence from Roman archaeological records Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 285: 20180961. PDF. Suppl. ⟨10.1098/rspb.2018.0961⟩. ⟨hal-01841233⟩ [H]

Somveille, M., Rodrigues A.S.L., Manica, A. (2018) Energy efficiency drives the global seasonal distribution of birds. Nature Ecology & Evolution. 2: 962-969. ⟨10.1038/s41559-018-0556-9⟩. ⟨hal-02383505⟩

Akçakaya, H.R., Bennett, E.L., Brooks, T.M., Grace, M.K., Heath, A., Hedges, S., Hilton-Taylor, C., Hoffmann, M., Keith, D.A., Long, B., Mallon, D.P., Meijaard, E., Milner-Gulland, E.J., Rodrigues, A.S.L., Rodriguez, J.P., Stephenson, P.J., Stuart, S.N. & Young, R.P. (2018). Quantifying species recovery and conservation success to develop an IUCN Green List of Species. Conservation Biology. 32: 1128–1138 ⟨10.1111/cobi.13112⟩. ⟨hal-02387508⟩

Bonnet-Lebrun A.-S., Manica, A., Eriksson, A., Rodrigues A.S.L. (2017) Empirical phylogenies and species abundance distributions are consistent with preequilibrium dynamics of neutral community models with gene flow. Evolution. 71: 1149-1163. PDF.

Maréchaux, I., Rodrigues, A.S.L. & Charpentier, A. (2017). The value of coarse species range maps to inform local biodiversity conservation in a global context. Ecography, 40: 1166–1176. PDF. Suppl. ⟨10.1111/ecog.02598⟩. ⟨hal-03013331⟩

Gascuel, F., Laroche, F., Bonnet-Lebrun, A.-S., Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2016) The effects of archipelago spatial structure on island diversity and endemism: predictions from a spatially-structured neutral model. Evolution, 79, 2657-2666. PDF. Suppl.⟨10.1111/evo.13067⟩. ⟨hal-02605471⟩ [H]

Speller, C., Hurk, Y. van den, Charpentier, A., Rodrigues, A., Gardeisen, A., Wilkens, B., McGrath, K., Rowsell, K., Spindler, L., Collins, M. & Hofreiter, M. (2016). Barcoding the largest animals on Earth: ongoing challenges and molecular solutions in the taxonomic identification of ancient cetaceans. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, 371, 20150332. PDF. ⟨10.1098/rstb.2015.0332⟩. ⟨hal-01423111⟩

Brooks, T.M., Akçakaya, H.R., Burgess, N.D., Butchart, S.H.M., Hilton-Taylor, C., Hoffmann, M., Juffe-Bignoli, D., Kingston, N., MacSharry, B., Parr, M., Perianin, L., Regan, E.C., Rodrigues, A.S.L., Rondinini, C., Shennan-Farpon, Y. & Young, B.E. (2016). Analysing biodiversity and conservation knowledge products to support regional environmental assessments. Scientific Data, 3. PDF. Suppl.

Monsarrat, S., Pennino, M.G., Smith, T.D., Reeves, R.R., Meynard, C.N., Kaplan, D.M. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2016). A spatially explicit estimate of the prewhaling abundance of the endangered North Atlantic right whale. Conservation Biology, 30, 783–791. PDF. Suppl. ⟨10.1111/cobi.12664⟩. ⟨hal-01604028⟩ [H]

Rodrigues, A.S.L., Horwitz, L.K., Monsarrat, S. & Charpentier, A. (2016). Ancient whale exploitation in the Mediterranean: species matters. Antiquity, 90, 928–938. PDF. Suppl.

Hoffmann, M., Duckworth, J.W., Holmes, K., Mallon, D.P., Rodrigues, A.S.L. and Stuart, S.N. (2015) The difference conservation makes to extinction risk of the world's ungulates. Conservation Biology. 29: 1303–1313. PDF. Suppl.

Monsarrat S., Smith T., Reeves R., Pennino M.G., Meynard C., Kaplan D., Rodrigues A.S.L. (2015) Historical summer distribution of the endangered North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis): a hypothesis based on environmental preferences of a congeneric species. Diversity and Distributions 21: 925–937. PDF. Suppl.⟨10.1111/ddi.12314⟩. ⟨hal-02635200⟩

Somveille, M., Rodrigues A.S.L., Manica, A. (2015) Why do birds migrate? A macroecological perspective. Global Ecology and Biogeography 24: 664–674. PDF. Suppl.

Rodrigues A.S.L., Brooks T.M., Butchart S.H.M., Chanson J., Cox N., Hoffmann M., & Stuart S.N. (2014) Spatially explicit trends in the global conservation status of vertebrates. Plos ONE 9(11): e113934. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0113934 LINK. PDF. Suppl

Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805. PDF Suppl.

Somveille, M., Manica, A., Butchart, S.H.M., Rodrigues A.S.L. (2013) Mapping Global Diversity Patterns for Migratory Birds. PLoS ONE 8: e70907. LINK. PDF

Knight, A.T., Rodrigues, A.S.L., Strange, N., Tew, T., Wilson, K.A. (2013) Designing effective solutions to conservation planning problems. In – Key Topics in Conservation Biology - 2nd Edition. D.W. Macdonald & K.J. Willies (Eds.), pp 362-383. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester.

Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Hotspots. In – Encyclopedia of Biodiversity - 2nd Edition, vol 4. S.A. Levin (Ed.), p. 127-136. Academic Press, New York, NY. PDF

Rolland, J., Cadotte, M.W., Davies, J., Devictor, V., Lavergne, S., Mouquet, N., Pavoine, S., Rodrigues, A., Thuiller, W., Turcati, L., Winter, M., Zupan, L., Jabot, F. & Morlon, H. (2012) Using phylogenies in conservation: new perspectives. Biology Letters 8: 692-694. PDF

Mouquet, N., Devictor, V. Meynard, C.N., Munoz, F., Bersier, L.-F., Chave, J., Couteron, P., Dalecky, A., Fontaine, C., Gravel, D., Hardy, O.J., Jabot, F., Lavergne, S., Leibold, M., Mouillot, D., Münkemüller, T., Pavoine, S., Prinzing, A., Rodrigues, A.S.L., Rohr, R.P., Thébault, E., Thuiller, W. (2012). Ecophylogenetics: advances and perspectives. Biological Reviews 87: 769–785. PDF

Strassburg, B.B.N., Rodrigues A.S.L., Gusti, M., Balmford, A., Fritz, S., Obersteiner, M., Turner, R.K., Brooks T.M. (2012) Impacts of incentives to reduce emissions from deforestation on global species extinctions. Nature Climate Change. doi:10.1038/nclimate1375. PDF

Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2011) Species as surrogates in conservation. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 26: 625-626. PDF

Rondinini, C., Boitani, L., Rodrigues, A.S.L., Brooks, T.M., Pressey, R.L., Visconti, P., Baillie, J.E.M., Baisero, D., Crooks, K.R., Di Marco, M., Redford, K.H., Andelman, S.A., Cabeza, M., Hoffmann, M., Maiorano, L., Stuart, S.N., Wilson, K.A. (2011) Reconciling global mammal prioritisation schemes into a strategy. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 1579: 2722 -2728. PDF

Rodrigues, A.S.L., Grenyer, R., Baillie, J.E.M., Bininda-Emonds, O.R.P., Gittlemann, J.L., Hoffmann, M., Safi, K., Schipper, J., Stuart, N.S., Brooks, T.M. (2011) Complete, accurate, mammalian phylogenies aid conservation planning, but not much. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 1579: 2652-2660. PDF

Hoffmann, M., Chanson, J., Cox, N., Lamoreux, J., Rodrigues, A.S.L., Schipper, J., & Stuart, S.N. (2011) The changing fates of the world's mammals. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 1579: 2598-2610. PDF

Rondinini, C., Rodrigues, A.S.L. & Boitani, L. (2011) The key elements of a comprehensive global mammal conservation strategy. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 1579: 2591-2597. PDF

Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2011) Improving coarse species distribution data for conservation planning in biodiversity-rich, data-poor, regions: no easy shortcuts. Animal Conservation 14, 108-110. PDF

Vimal, R., Rodrigues, A.S.L., Mathevet, R., Thompson, J.D. (2011) The sensitivity of gap analysis to conservation targets. Biodiversity and Conservation 20, 531-543. PDF

Jones, J., Collen, B., Atkinson, G., Baxter, P., Bubb, P., Illian, J., Katzner, T., Keane, A., Loh, J., McDonald-Madden, E., Nicholson, E., Pereira, H.M., Possingham, H.P., Pullin, A., Rodrigues, A.S.L., Ruiz-Gutierrez, V., Sommerville, M. & Milner-Gulland, E. (2011) The why, what, and how of global biodiversity indicators beyond the 2010 target. Conservation Biology 25, 450-457. PDF

Balmford, A., Fisher, B. Green, R.E., Naidoo, R., Strassburg, B., Turner, R.K., Rodrigues A.S.L. (2011). Bringing ecosystem services into the real world: an operational framework for assessing the economic consequences of losing wild nature. Environmental and Resource Economics 48, 161-175. PDF

Rodrigues A.S.L., Gray C.L., Crowter B.J., Ewers R.M., Stuart S.N., Whitten T., Manica A. (2010). A global assessment of amphibian taxonomic effort and expertise. BioScience 60, 798-806. PDF

Hoffmann, M., Hilton-Taylor, C., Angulo, A., Bohm, M., Brooks, T.M., Butchart, S.H.M., Carpenter, K.E., Chanson, J., Collen, B., Cox, N.A., Darwall, W.R.T., Dulvy, N.K., Harrison, L.R., Katariya, V., Pollock, C.M., Quader, S., Richman, N.I., Rodrigues, A.S.L., Tognelli, M.F., et al. (2010) The impact of conservation on the status of the world's vertebrates. Science 330 1503-1509. PDF

Brooks T.M., Mittermeier R.A., da Fonseca G.A.B., Gerlach J., Hoffmann M., Lamoreux J.F., Mittermeier C.G., Pilgrim J.D. & Rodrigues A.S.L. (2010) Global biodiversity conservation priorities: an expanded review. In – A Handbook of Environmental Management. J. Lovett J, D. Ockwell (Eds.) pp 8-29, Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Cheltenham, UK. PDF

Strassburg, B. B. N., Kelly, A., Balmford, A., Davies, R. G., Gibbs, H. K., Lovett, A., Miles, L., Orme, C. D. L., Price, J., Turner, R. K., & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2010). Global congruence of carbon storage and biodiversity in terrestrial ecosystems. Conservation Letters 3, 98-105. PDF

Rodrigues, A.S.L., Ewers, R. M., Parry, L., Souza Jr., C., & Verissimo, A. (2009) Boom-and-bust development patterns across the Amazon deforestation frontier. Science 324, 1435-1437. PDF.

Balmford, A., Carey, P., Kapos, V., Manica, A., Rodrigues, A.S.L., Scharlemann, J. P., & Green, R. E (2009) Capturing the many dimensions of threat: comment on Salafsky et al. Conservation Biology 23, 482-487. PDF

Schipper, J., Chanson, J. S., Chiozza, F., Cox, N. A., Hoffmann, M., Katariya, V., Lamoreux, J., Rodrigues, A.S.L., Stuart, S. N., Temple, H. J., Baillie, J., Boitani, L., Lacher, T. E., Mittermeier, R. A., Smith, A. T., et al. (2008). The status of the world's land and marine mammals: diversity, threat, and knowledge. Science 322, 225-230. PDF

Hoffmann M., Brooks T.M., Fonseca G.A.B., Gascon C., Hawkins A.F.A., James R.E., Langhammer P., Mittermeier R.A., Pilgrim J.D., Rodrigues A.S.L. & Silva J.M.C. (2008) Conservation planning and the IUCN Red List. Endangered Species Research 6, 113-125. PDF

Ewers R.M. & Rodrigues A.S.L. (2008) Estimates of reserve effectiveness are confounded by leakage. Trends in Ecology & Evolution23, 113-116. PDF

Rodrigues A.S.L. & Brooks T.M. (2007) Shortcuts for biodiversity conservation planning: the effectiveness of surrogates. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 38, 713-737. PDF

Rodrigues A.S.L. (2007) Effective global conservation strategies. Nature 450, E19. PDF

Phalan B., Rodrigues A.S.L., Balmford A., Green R.E. & Ewers R.M. (2007) Comment on "Resource-Conserving Agriculture Increases Yields in Developing Countries". Environmental Science & Technology 41, 1054 - 1055. PDF

Rodrigues A.S.L. (2006) Are global conservation efforts successful? Science 313, 1051-1052. PDF

Brooks T.M., Mittermeier R.A., da Fonseca G.A.B., Gerlach J., Hoffmann M., Lamoreux J.F., Mittermeier C.G., Pilgrim J.D. & Rodrigues A.S.L. (2006) Global biodiversity conservation priorities. Science 313, 58-61. PDF

Ewers R.M. & Rodrigues A.S.L. (2006) Speaking different languages on biodiversity. Nature 443, 506. PDF

Rodrigues A.S.L., Pilgrim J.D., Lamoreux J.F., Hoffmann M. & Brooks T.M. (2006) The value of the IUCN Red List for conservation. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 21, 71-6. PDF

Brooks T.M., Mittermeier R.A., da Fonseca G.A.B., Gerlach J., Hoffmann M., Lamoreux J.F., Mittermeier C.G., Pilgrim J.D. & Rodrigues A.S.L. (2006) On purpose in conservation - response. Science 314, 53-54. PDF

Evans K., Rodrigues A., Chown S. & Gaston K. (2006) Protected areas and regional avian species richness in South Africa. Biology Letters 2, 184-188. PDF

Brandon K., Gorenflo L.J., Rodrigues A.S.L. & Waller R.W. (2005) Reconciling biodiversity conservation, people, protected areas, and agricultural suitability in Mexico.  World Development 33, 1403-1418. PDF

Ricketts T.H., Dinerstein E., Boucher T., Brooks T.M., Butchart S.H.M., Hoffmann M., Lamoreux J.F., Morrison J., Parr M., Pilgrim J.D., Rodrigues A.S.L., Sechrest W., Wallace G.E., Berlin K., Bielby J., Burgess N.D., Church D.R., Cox N., Knox D., Loucks C., Luck G.W., Master L.L., Moore R., Naidoo R., Ridgely R., Schatz G.E., Shire G., Strand H., Wettengel W. & Wikramanayake E. (2005) Pinpointing and preventing imminent extinctions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 102, 18497–18501. PDF 

Mace, G., Masundire, H., Baillie, J., (Coordinating Lead Authors), Ricketts, T., Brooks, T., Hoffmann, M., Stuart, S., Balmford, A., Purvis, A., Reyers, B., Wang, J., Revenga, C., Kennedy, E., Naeem, S., Alkemade, R., Allnutt, T., Bakarr, M., Bond, W., Chanson, J., Cox, N., Fonseca, G., Hilton-Taylor, C., Loucks, C., Rodrigues, A., Sechrest, W., Stattersfield, A., Rensburg, B.J.v., Whiteman, C., (Lead Authors), Abell, R., Cokeliss, Z., Lamoreux, J., Pereira, H.M., Thonell, J., Williams, P., (Contributing Authors), Ceballos, G., Lavorel, S., Orians, G., Pacala, S. (Review Editors) (2005) Chapter 4: Biodiversity. In – Ecosystems and Human Well-being: Current State and Trends, Volume 1, Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, pp. 77-122. World Resources Institute, Washington, DC. PDF

Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A., Young, B.E., Rodrigues, A.S.L., Fischman, D.L. & Waller, R.W. (2005) The past and future of extant amphibians – response. Science 308, 50. PDF

Rodrigues, A.S.L., Brooks, T.M. & Gaston, K.J. (2005) Integrating phylogenetic diversity in the selection of priority areas for conservation: does it make a difference?In – Phylogeny and Conservation, A. Purvis, J.L. Gittleman, T.M. Brooks (Eds.) pp. 101-119, Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge. PDF

Stuart S.N., Chanson J.S., Cox N.A., Young B.E., Rodrigues A.S.L., Fischman D.L. & Waller R.W. (2005) Response to Comment on "Status and Trends of Amphibian Declines and Extinctions Worldwide". Science 309, 1999. PDF

Brooks, T.M., Pilgrim, J.D., Rodrigues, A.S.L. & Fonseca G.A.B. (2005) Conservation status and geographic distribution of avian evolutionary history.In – Phylogeny and Conservation, A. Purvis, J.L. Gittleman, T.M. Brooks (Eds.) pp. 267-294, Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge. PDF

Rodrigues, A.S.L., Akcakaya, H.R., Andelman, S.J., Bakarr, M.I., Boitani, L., Brooks, T.M., Chanson, J.S., Fishpool, L.D.C., Fonseca, G.A.B., Gaston, K.J., Hoffmann, M., Marquet, P.A., Pilgrim, J.D., Pressey, R.L., Schipper, J., Sechrest, W., Stuart, S.N., Underhill, L.G., Waller, R.W., Watts, M.E.J. & Yan, X. (2004) Global gap analysis: Priority regions for expanding the global protected-area network. BioScience 54, 1092-1100. PDF

Brooks, T.M., Bakarr, M.I., Boucher, T., Fonseca, G.A.B., Hilton-Taylor, C., Hoekstra, J.M., Moritz, T., Olivier, S., Parrish, J., Pressey, R.L., Rodrigues, A.S.L., Sechrest, W., Stattersfield, A., Strahm, W. & Stuart, S.N. (2004) Coverage provided by the global protected-area system: Is it enough? BioScience 54, 1081-1091. PDF

Brooks, T., Fonseca, G.A.B. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2004) Species, data, and conservation planning. Conservation Biology 18, 1682-1688. PDF

Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A., Young, B.E., Rodrigues, A.S.L., Fischman, D.L. & Waller, R.W. (2004) Status and trends of amphibian declines and extinctions worldwide. Science 306, 1783-1786. PDF

Rodrigues, A.S.L., Andelman, S.J., Bakarr, M.I., Boitani, L., Brooks, T.M., Cowling, R.M., Fishpool, L.D.C., Fonseca, G.A.B., Gaston, K.J., Hoffmann, M., Long, J.S., Marquet, P.A., Pilgrim, J.D., Pressey, R.L., Schipper, J., Sechrest, W., Stuart, S.N., Underhill, L.G., Waller, R.W., Watts, M.E.J., & Yan, X. (2004) Effectiveness of the global protected area network in representing species diversity. Nature 428, 640-643. PDF

Brooks, T.M., Fonseca G.A.B. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2004) Protected areas and species. Conservation Biology 18, 1-3. PDF

Chown S.L., van Rensburg B.J.v., Gaston K.J., Rodrigues A.S.L. & van Jaarsveld A.S. (2003) Energy, species richness, and human population size: conservation implications at a national scale. Ecological Applications 13, 1233-1241. PDF

Gaston, K.J. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2003) Reserve selection in regions with poor biological data. Conservation Biology 17, 188-195. PDF

Rodrigues, A.S.L. & Gaston, K.J. (2002) Optimisation in reserve selection procedures – why not? Biological Conservation 107, 123-129. PDF

Bonn, A., Rodrigues, A.S.L. & Gaston, K.J. (2002) Threatened and endemic species: are they good indicators of patterns of biodiversity? Ecology Letters 5, 733-741. PDF

Rodrigues, A.S.L. & Gaston, K.J. (2002) Rarity and conservation planning across geopolitical units. Conservation Biology 16, 674-682. PDF

Rodrigues, A.S.L. & Gaston, K.J. (2002) Maximising phylogenetic diversity in the selection of networks of conservation areas. Biological Conservation 105, 103-111. PDF

Chown, S.L., Rodrigues, A.S.L., Gremmen, N.J.M. & Gaston, K.J. (2001) World Heritage Status and conservation of Southern Ocean Islands. Conservation Biology 15, 550-557. PDF

Rodrigues, A.S.L. & Gaston, K.J. (2001) How large do reserve networks need to be? Ecology Letters 4, 602-609. PDF

Gaston, K.J., Rodrigues, A.S.L., van Rensburg, B.J., Koleff, P. & Chown, S.L. (2001) Complementary representation and ecological transition. Ecology Letters 4, 4-9. PDF

Rodrigues, A.S.L., Gaston, K.J. & Gregory, R. (2000) Using presence/absence data to establish reserve selection procedures that are robust to temporal species turnover. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 267, 897-902. PDF

Balmford, A., Gaston, K.J., Rodrigues, A.S.L. & James, A. (2000) Integrating costs of conservation into international priority setting. Conservation Biology 14, 597-605. PDF

Rodrigues, A.S.L., Gregory, R. & Gaston, K.J. (2000) Robustness of reserve selection procedures under temporal species turnover. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 267, 49-55. PDF

Rodrigues, A.S., Orestes Cerdeira, J. & Gaston, K. J. (2000) Flexibility, efficiency, and accountability: adapting reserve selection algorithms to more complex conservation problems. Ecography 23, 565-574. PDF

Rodrigues, A.S.L., Tratt, R., Wheeler, B.D. & Gaston, K.J. (1999) The performance of existing networks of conservation areas in representing biodiversity. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 266, 1453-1460. PDF