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A Collaboratively-Derived Science-Policy Research Agenda

  • William J. Sutherland mail,

    w.sutherland@zoo.cam.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Conservation Science Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Laura Bellingan,

    Affiliation: Society of Biology, Charles Darwin House, London, United Kingdom

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  • Jim R. Bellingham,

    Affiliation: School of the Physical Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Jason J. Blackstock,

    Affiliations: Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria

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  • Robert M. Bloomfield,

    Affiliation: Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom

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  • Michael Bravo,

    Affiliation: Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Victoria M. Cadman,

    Affiliation: Ecological Continuity Trust, Charles Darwin House, London, United Kingdom

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  • David D. Cleevely,

    Affiliation: Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Andy Clements,

    Affiliation: British Trust for Ornithology, The Nunnery, Thetford, United Kingdom

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  • Anthony S. Cohen,

    Affiliation: Department of Environment, Earth and Ecosystems, The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

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  • David R. Cope,

    Affiliation: Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, Houses of Parliament, London, United Kingdom

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  • Arthur A. Daemmrich,

    Affiliation: Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Cristina Devecchi,

    Affiliation: School of Education, University of Northampton, Park Campus, Northampton, United Kingdom

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  • Laura Diaz Anadon,

    Affiliation: Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Simon Denegri,

    Affiliation: Ovarian Cancer Action, London, United Kingdom

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  • Robert Doubleday,

    Affiliation: Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Nicholas R. Dusic,

    Affiliation: Pfizer Ltd, Kent, United Kingdom

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  • Robert J. Evans,

    Affiliation: Centre for the Study of Knowledge, Expertise and Science, Cardiff University, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff, United Kingdom

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  • Wai Y. Feng,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • H. Charles J. Godfray,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology & Oxford Martin School Institute of Biodiversity, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Paul Harris,

    Affiliation: Australian National Institute for Public Policy, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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  • Sue E. Hartley,

    Affiliation: York Environmental Sustainability Institute, University of York, York, United Kingdom

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  • Alison J. Hester,

    Affiliation: The James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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  • John Holmes,

    Affiliation: Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Alan Hughes,

    Affiliation: Centre for Business Research, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Mike Hulme,

    Affiliation: Science, Society and Sustainability (3S) Group, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom

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  • Colin Irwin,

    Affiliation: Defence Science & Technology Laboratory, Fareham, United Kingdom

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  • Richard C. Jennings,

    Affiliation: Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Gary S. Kass,

    Affiliation: Evidence and Analysis Team, Natural England, London, United Kingdom

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  • Peter Littlejohns,

    Affiliation: The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, MidCity Place, London, United Kingdom

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  • Theresa M. Marteau,

    Affiliation: Behaviour and Health Research Unit, University of Cambridge, Institute of Public Health, Forvie Site, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Glenn McKee,

    Affiliation: Department of Chamber and Committee Services, House of Commons, London, United Kingdom

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  • Erik P. Millstone,

    Affiliation: SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research, Freeman Centre, University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom

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  • William J. Nuttall,

    Affiliation: Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Susan Owens,

    Affiliation: Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Miles M. Parker,

    Affiliation: Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Strategic Evidence, London, United Kingdom

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  • Sarah Pearson,

    Affiliation: College of Business and Economics, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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  • Judith Petts,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • Richard Ploszek,

    Affiliation: Royal Academy of Engineering, London, United Kingdom

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  • Andrew S. Pullin,

    Affiliation: Centre for Evidence-Based Conservation, School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, United Kingdom

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  • Graeme Reid,

    Affiliation: Department for Business Innovation and Skills, London, United Kingdom

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  • Keith S. Richards,

    Affiliation: Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • John G. Robinson,

    Affiliation: Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Louise Shaxson,

    Affiliation: Delta Partnership, Central Hall Westminster, London, United Kingdom

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  • Leonor Sierra,

    Affiliation: Sense About Science, London, United Kingdom

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  • Beck G. Smith,

    Affiliation: Biochemical Society, Charles Darwin House, London, United Kingdom

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  • David J. Spiegelhalter,

    Affiliation: Statistical Laboratory, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Jack Stilgoe,

    Affiliation: Science Policy Centre, The Royal Society, London, United Kingdom

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  • Andy Stirling,

    Affiliation: Department of Chamber and Committee Services, House of Commons, London, United Kingdom

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  • Christopher P. Tyler,

    Affiliation: Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • David E. Winickoff,

    Affiliation: Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Ron L. Zimmern

    Affiliation: PHG Foundation, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Published: March 09, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0031824
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

William J. Sutherland
Conservation Science Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Laura Bellingan
Society of Biology, Charles Darwin House, London, United Kingdom
Jim R. Bellingham
School of the Physical Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Jason J. Blackstock
Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Jason J. Blackstock
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria
Robert M. Bloomfield
Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom
Michael Bravo, Robert Doubleday, Susan Owens, Keith S. Richards
Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Victoria M. Cadman
Ecological Continuity Trust, Charles Darwin House, London, United Kingdom
David D. Cleevely, Christopher P. Tyler
Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Andy Clements
British Trust for Ornithology, The Nunnery, Thetford, United Kingdom
Anthony S. Cohen
Department of Environment, Earth and Ecosystems, The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
David R. Cope
Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, Houses of Parliament, London, United Kingdom
Arthur A. Daemmrich
Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Cristina Devecchi
School of Education, University of Northampton, Park Campus, Northampton, United Kingdom
Laura Diaz Anadon
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Simon Denegri
Ovarian Cancer Action, London, United Kingdom
Nicholas R. Dusic
Pfizer Ltd, Kent, United Kingdom
Robert J. Evans
Centre for the Study of Knowledge, Expertise and Science, Cardiff University, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Wai Y. Feng
Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
H. Charles J. Godfray
Department of Zoology & Oxford Martin School Institute of Biodiversity, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Paul Harris
Australian National Institute for Public Policy, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Sue E. Hartley
York Environmental Sustainability Institute, University of York, York, United Kingdom
Alison J. Hester
The James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
John Holmes
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Alan Hughes
Centre for Business Research, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Mike Hulme
Science, Society and Sustainability (3S) Group, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom
Colin Irwin
Defence Science & Technology Laboratory, Fareham, United Kingdom
Richard C. Jennings
Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Gary S. Kass
Evidence and Analysis Team, Natural England, London, United Kingdom
Peter Littlejohns
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, MidCity Place, London, United Kingdom
Theresa M. Marteau
Behaviour and Health Research Unit, University of Cambridge, Institute of Public Health, Forvie Site, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Glenn McKee, Andy Stirling
Department of Chamber and Committee Services, House of Commons, London, United Kingdom
Erik P. Millstone
SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research, Freeman Centre, University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom
William J. Nuttall
Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Miles M. Parker
Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Strategic Evidence, London, United Kingdom
Sarah Pearson
College of Business and Economics, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Judith Petts
Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
Richard Ploszek
Royal Academy of Engineering, London, United Kingdom
Andrew S. Pullin
Centre for Evidence-Based Conservation, School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, United Kingdom
Graeme Reid
Department for Business Innovation and Skills, London, United Kingdom
John G. Robinson
Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, New York, United States of America
Louise Shaxson
Delta Partnership, Central Hall Westminster, London, United Kingdom
Leonor Sierra
Sense About Science, London, United Kingdom
Beck G. Smith
Biochemical Society, Charles Darwin House, London, United Kingdom
David J. Spiegelhalter
Statistical Laboratory, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Jack Stilgoe
Science Policy Centre, The Royal Society, London, United Kingdom
David E. Winickoff
Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States of America
Ron L. Zimmern
PHG Foundation, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: w.sutherland@zoo.cam.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have the following competing interest: Nicholas R. Dusic is employed by Pfizer Ltd. and Louise Shaxson by the Delta Partnership. There are no patents, products in development or marketed products to declare. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: WJS MB RD KSR SO CPT. Performed the experiments: WJS LB JRB JJB RMB MB VMC DDC AC ASC DRC AAD CD LDA SD RD NRD RJE WYF HCJG PH SEH AJH JH AH MH CI RCJ GSK PL TMM GM EPM WJN SO MMP SP JP RP ASP BP GR KSR JGR LS LS BGS DJS JS ACS CPT DEW RLZ. Wrote the paper: WJS LB JRB JJB RMB MB VMC DDC AC ASC DRC AAD CD LDA SD RD NRD RJE WYF HCJG PH SEH AJH JH AH MH CI RCJ GSK PL TMM GM EPM WJN SO MMP SP JP RP ASP BP GR KSR JGR LS LS BGS DJS JS ACS CPT DEW RLZ.