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We lead and collaborate with others on original research to better understand the realities of how conservation is carried out, which is essential to making improvements:

FWS section 7 consultations

The first full-scale analysis of Endangered Species Act section 7 consultations.

Malcom, J.W. & Li, Y.-W. (2015). Data contradict common perceptions about a controversial provision of the US Endangered Species Act. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A., 112, 15844–15849. Available here.


Species status

A new and simple method for measuring conservation status of imperiled species.

Malcom, J.W., Webber, W.M. & Li, Y.-W. (2016). A simple, sufficient, and consistent method to score the status of threats and demography of imperiled species. PeerJ, 4, e2230. Available here.