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Fisher, B., R. Naidoo, T.H. Ricketts. 2015. A Field Guide to Economics for Conservationists. Roberts and Company Publishers, Greenwood Village, CO.

Turner, R. K., S. Georgiou, B. Fisher. 2008. Valuing Ecosystem Services: the case of multifuncitonal wetlands. London, Earthscan.

Recent Journal Articles

Grima, N., and Singh S. 2019. How the end of armed conflicts influence forest cover and subsequently ecosystem services provision? An analysis of four case studies in biodiversity hotspots. Land Use Policy 81: 267-275.

Byerly, H., Balmford, A., Ferraro, P.J., Wagner, C.H., Palchak, E., Polasky, S., Ricketts, T.H., Schwartz, A., and Fisher, B. 2018. Nudging Pro-Environmental Behavior: Evidence and Opportunities. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 16 (3): 159-168.

Rasolofoson R., Hanauer, M.M., Pappinen, A., Fisher, B., Ricketts, T. Impacts of forests on children’s diet in rural areas across 27 developing countries. Science Advances 4 (8), eaat2853.

Hua, F., Wang, L., Fisher, B., Zheng, X., Wang, X., Yu, D.W., Tang, Y., Zhu, J., Wilcove, D.S. 2018. Tree plantations displacing native forests: The nature and drivers of apparent forest recovery on former croplands in Southwestern China from 2000 to 2015. Biological Conservation 222: 113-124.

Rasolofoson R., Hanauer, M., Pappinen, A., Fisher, B., Ricketts, T. Effects of forests on children’s diets in developing countries: a cross-sectional study. the Lancet Planetary Health 2, S15.

Green, J.M.H., Fisher, B., Green, R.E., Makero, J., Platts, P.J., Robert, N., Schaafsma, M., Turner, R.K., Balmford, A. 2018. Local costs of conservation exceed those borne by the global majority. Global Ecology and Conservation 14, e00385: 1-10.

Balmford, A., Cole, L., Sandbrook, C., and Fisher, B. 2018. A Response to O’Byrne et Al. Biological Conservation.

Herrera, D., Ellis, A., Fisher, B., Golden, C.D., Johnson, K., Mulligan, M., Pfaff, A., Treuer, T., and Ricketts, T.H. 2017. Upstream Watershed Condition Predicts Rural Children’s Health across 35 Developing Countries. Nature Communications 8 (1): 811.

Balmford, A., Cole, L., Sandbrook, C., and Fisher, B. 2017. The Environmental Footprints of Conservationists, Economists and Medics Compared. Biological Conservation 214 (Supplement C): 260–269.

Byerly, H., and Fisher, B. 2017. Studying Human Behavior for Species Conservation. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 15 (8): 419–419.

Fisher, B., Herrera, D., Adams, D., Fox, H.E., Gill, D.A., Golden, C.D., Mulligan, M., et al. 2017. Effect of Coastal Marine Protection on Childhood Health: An Exploratory Study. The Lancet, Inaugural Planetary Health/GeoHealth Annual Meeting, 389 (Supplement 2): S8.

Ricketts, T.H., Hererra, D., Ellis, A., and Fisher, B. 2017. Watersheds, Forests, and Childhood Health: Global Relationships and Policy Opportunities. The Lancet, Inaugural Planetary Health/GeoHealth Annual Meeting, 389 (Supplement 2): S17.

Fisher, B., Naidoo, R., Guernier, J., Johnson, K., Mullins, D., Robinson, D., and Allison, E.H. 2017. Integrating Fisheries and Agricultural Programs for Food Security. Agriculture & Food Security 6 (1): 1-7.

Naidoo, R., Fisher, B., Manica, A., and Balmford, A. 2016. Estimating Economic Losses to Tourism in Africa from the Illegal Killing of Elephants. Nature Communications 7: 13379.

Hua, F., Wang, X., Zheng, X.,  Fisher, B., Wang, L.,  Zhu, J., Tang, Y., Douglas, W.Y., and Wilcove, D.S. 2016. Opportunities for Biodiversity Gains under the World’s Largest Reforestation Programme. Nature Communications 7: 12717.

Fisher, B. and Naidoo, R. 2016. The Geography of Gender Inequality. PLoS one 11 (3): e0145778.

Pailler, S., Naidoo, R., Burgess, N.D., Freeman, O.E., and Fisher, B. 2015. Impacts of Community-Based Natural Resource Management on Wealth, Food Security and Child Health in Tanzania. PLoS one 10 (7): e0133252.

Fisher, B., Ellis, A.M., Adams, D.K., Fox, H.E., and Selig, E.R. 2015. Health, Wealth, and Education: The Socioeconomic Backdrop for Marine Conservation in the Developing World. Marine Ecology Progress Series 530: 233–242.

Bateman, I.J., Coombes, E., Fitzherbert, E., Binner, A., Bad’ura, T., Carbone, C., Fisher, B., Naidoo, R., and Watkinson, A.R. 2015. Conserving Tropical Biodiversity via Market Forces and Spatial Targeting. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112 (24): 7408–7413.