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Curriculum Vitae - Robin Naidoo

Languages: English (mother tongue), French (fluent), Conservation Science Program

Spanish (quasi-fluent) WWF-US, Washington, DC, USA

Citizenship: Canadian, British E-mail: robin.naidoo@wwfus.org

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada http://www.worldwildlife.org/science/staff/item5139.html

Professional Appointments

November 2005 – present Research Scientist, Conservation Science Program, World Wildlife Fund (U.S.), Washington, DC July 2012 – present Research Fellow, Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Environment, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.

October 2009 – present Adjunct Professor, Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC Sept. 2003 – Aug. 2011 Adjunct Professor, Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB Sept. 2003 – Nov. 2005 Postdoctoral Fellow, Conservation Science Program, World Wildlife Fund (U.S.), Washington, DC Oct. 2003 –July 2004 Director of Research, Fundacion Moises Bertoni, Asuncion, Paraguay May 2003 – Sept. 2003 Research Associate, Department of Rural Economy, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB Dec. 1997 - Oct. 1998 Research Manager, Sustainable Forest Management Network, Edmonton, AB May 1997 -Nov. 1997 Research Assistant, Biology Department, McGill University, Montreal, QC Education Sept. 1998 – May 2003: University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB (Dept. of Biological Sciences) Degree awarded: PhD Title: Economics, biodiversity conservation, & sustainable development Sept. 1995 - May 1997: McGill University, Montreal, QC (Department of Biology) Degree awarded: MSc Title: Effect of gypsy moth defoliation on radial growth of trees Sept. 1992- April 1995: McGill University, Montreal, QC (Department of Biology) Degree awarded: BSc (Hon) Area of study: Ecology CGPA: 3.76 (First Class Honours) Publications (http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=yuqv19MAAAAJ&hl=en) In Review Naidoo, R. and K. Johnston. Community-based conservation reduces sexual transmission risk of HIV. In review, AIDS.

Pailler, S., M. Thieme, A. Rowe, F. Danielsen, J. Geldmann, M. Mascia, R. Naidoo, A. Pullin, and N. Burgess. Monitoring and evaluation in conservation: a framework of approaches. In review, Conservation Biology.

Published or in Press

42. Epps, C., J. Castillo, A. Schmidt-Kuentzel, P. du Preez, Stuart-Hill, G., M. Jago, and R.

Naidoo. 2013. Contrasting historical and recent gene flow among African buffalo populations in the Caprivi Strip of Namibia. In press, Journal of Heredity.

41. Dinerstein, E., K. Varma, E. Wikramanayake, G. Powell, S. Lumpkin, R. Naidoo, M.

Korchinksy, C. del Valle, S. Lohani, J. Seidensticker, D. Joldersma, T. Lovejoy, and A. Kushlin.

2013. Linking ecosystem services, conservation, and local livelihoods through a wildlife premium market. Conservation Biology DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2012.01959.x.

40. Naidoo, R., P. Du Preez, G. Stuart-Hill, L.C. Weaver, M. Jago, and M. Wegmann. 2012.

Factors affecting intraspecific home range size in a large African herbivore. Landscape Ecology 27: 1523-1534.

39. Al-Abdulrazzak, D., R. Naidoo, M.L.D. Palomares, and D. Pauly. 2012. Gaining perspective

on what we’ve lost: The reliability of encoded anecdotes in historical ecology. PLoS ONE 7(8):

e43386. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0043386.

38. Forrest, J., E.Wikramanayake, R. Shrestha, G.Areendran, G.J. Thapa, K. Thapa, K.

Gyeltshen, A. Maheshwari, S. Mazumdar, R. Naidoo, N. Shen. 2012. Conservation and climate change: assessing the vulnerability of snow leopard habitat to treeline shift in the Himalayas.

Biological Conservation 150(1): 129-135.

37. Naidoo, R., P. Du Preez, G. Stuart-Hill, and M. Jago. 2012. Home on the range: Factors

explaining partial migration of African buffalo in a tropical environment. PLoS ONE 7(5):

e36527. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0036527.

36. Fisher, B., R.K. Turner, N.D. Burgess, R.D. Swetnam, J. Green, R. Green, G. Kajembe, K.

Kulindwa, S.L. Lewis, R. Marchant, A.R. Marshall, S. Madoffe, P.K.T. Munishi, S. Morse-Jones, S. Mwakalila, J. Paavola, R. Naidoo, T. Ricketts, M. Rouget, S. Willcock, S. White, and A.

Balmford. 2011. Measuring, modeling, and mapping ecosystem services in the Eastern Arc mountains of Tanzania. Progress in Physical Geography 35(5): 595-611.

35. Naidoo, R., L.C. Weaver, M. de Longcamp, and P. du Plessis. 2011. Namibia's communitybased natural resource management program: a payment for environmental services scheme in disguise? Environmental Conservation 38(4): 445-453.

34. Fisher, B., and R. Naidoo. 2011. Concerns about extrapolating right off the bat. Science 333: 287.

33. Naidoo, R., G. Stuart-Hill, L.C. Weaver, and J. Tagg. 2011. Effect of biodiversity on economic benefits from communal lands in Namibia. Journal of Applied Ecology 48(2): 310Naidoo, R., G. Stuart-Hill, L.C. Weaver, J. Tagg, and A. Davis. 2011. Effect of diversity of large wildlife species on financial benefits to local communities in northwest Namibia.

Environmental and Resource Economics 48(2): 321-335.

31. Balmford, A., A. Rodrigues, R. Green, B. Fisher, R. Naidoo, B. Strassburg, and K. Turner.

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(2):


30. Mascia, M.B., C.A. Claus, and R. Naidoo. 2010. The impacts of marine protected areas on fishing communities. Conservation Biology 24(5): 1424-1429.

29. Adams, V.M., R..L. Pressey, and R. Naidoo. 2010. Opportunity costs: who really pays for conservation? Biological Conservation 143: 439-448.

28. Bateman, I.J., B. Fisher, E. Fitzherbert, D. Glew, and R. Naidoo. 2010. Tigers, markets and palm oil: market potential for conservation. Oryx 44(2): 230-234.

27. Naidoo, R., A. Balmford, and A. Manica. 2010. Reply to Pergams and Zaradic. PLoS Biology: http://www.plosbiology.org/article/comments/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.


26. Fisher, B., K. Bolt, R.B. Bradbury, T.A. Gardner, J.M.H. Green, D.G. Hole, and R. Naidoo.

2009. Two cultures of conservation. Conservation Biology 23(5): 1069-1071.

25. Balmford, A., J. Beresford, J. Green, R. Naidoo, M. Walpole, and A. Manica. 2009. A global perspective on trends in nature-based tourism. PLoS Biology 7: e1000144.


24. Naidoo, R., T.R. Malcolm, and A. Tomasek. 2009. Quantifying economic benefits and conversion costs of standing forests in upland areas of Borneo. Conservation Letters 2: 35-44.

23. Nelson, E., G.Mendoza, J.Regetz, S.Polasky, H.Tallis, D.Cameron, K.Chan, G.Daily, J.Goldstein, P.Kareiva, E.Lonsdorf, R. Naidoo, T.H. Ricketts, and R.Shaw. 2009. Modeling multiple ecosystem services and tradeoffs at landscape scales. Frontiers in Ecology & Environment 7(1): 4-11.

22. Fisher, B., K. Turner, M. Zylstra, R. Brouwer, R. de Groot, S. Farber, P. Ferraro, R. Green, D.

Hadley, J. Harlow, P. Jefferiss, C. Kirkby, P. Morling, S. Mowatt, R. Naidoo, J. Paavola, B.

Strassburg, D. Yu, and A. Balmford. 2008. Ecosystem services and economic theory: integration for policy-relevant research. Ecological Applications 18(8): 2050-2067.

21. Carwardine, J., K.A. Wilson, G. Ceballos, P.R. Ehrlich, R. Naidoo, T. Iwamura, S.

Hajkowicz, and H.P. Possingham. 2008. Cost-effective conservation of mammal species.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA 105(32): 11446-11450.

20. Naidoo, R., A. Balmford, R. Costanza, B. Fisher, R.E. Green, B. Lehner, T.R. Malcolm, T.H.

Ricketts. 2008. Global mapping of ecosystem services and conservation priorities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA 105(28): 9495-9500.

19. Loucks, C.J., T. Ricketts, R. Naidoo, J. Lamoreux, J. Hoekstra. 2008. Explaining the global pattern of protected area coverage: relative importance of biodiversity, human activities, and agricultural suitability. Journal of Biogeography 35: 1337-1348.

18. Naidoo, R., and T. Iwamura. 2007. Global-scale mapping of economic benefits from agricultural lands: Implications for conservation. Biological Conservation 140(1-2): 40-49.

17. Naidoo, R., A. Balmford, P.J. Ferraro, S. Polasky, T.H. Ricketts, and M. Rouget. 2007.

Response to Hockley: The merit of economic and biological measures in conservation planning, Trends in Ecology & Evolution 22(6): 287-288.

16. Naidoo, R., A. Balmford, P.J. Ferraro, S. Polasky, T.H. Ricketts, and M. Rouget. 2006.

Integrating economic costs into conservation planning. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 21(12):


15. Naidoo, R., and T.H. Ricketts. 2006. Mapping the economic costs and benefits of conservation. PLoS Biology 4(11): e360.

14. Naidoo, R., and K. Hill. 2006. Emergence of indigenous vegetation classifications through integration of Traditional Ecological Knowledge and remote sensing analyses. Environmental Management 38(3): 377-387.

13. Naidoo, R., and W.L. Adamowicz. 2006. Modelling opportunity costs of conservation in transitional landscapes. Conservation Biology 20(2): 490-500.

12. Naidoo, R. 2006. Synergies between tiger conservation and ecosystem services:

conservation for nature and people. In E. Dinerstein, C.Loucks, A.Heydlauff, E.Wikramanayake, G.Bryja, J.Forrest, J.Ginsberg, S.Klenzendorf, P.Leimgruber, T.O’Brien, E.Sanderson, J.Seidensticker, and M.Songer. Setting Priorities for the Conservation and Recovery of Wild Tigers: 2005-2015. WWF, WCS, Smithsonian, and NFWF-STF, Washington, D.C. – New York.

11. Ricketts, T.H., E.Dinerstein, T.Boucher, T.M.Brooks, S.H.M.Butchart, M.Hoffmann, J.F.Lamoreux, J.Morrison, M.Parr, J.D.Pilgrim, A.S.L.Rodrigues, W.Sechrest, G.E.Wallace, K.Berlin, J.Bielby, N.D.Burgess, D.R.Church, N.Cox, D.Knox, C.Loucks, G.W.Luck, L.L.Master, R.Moore, R. Naidoo, R.Ridgley, G.E.Schatz, G.Shire, H.Strand, W.Wettengel, and E.Wikramanayake. 2005. Pinpointing and preventing imminent extinctions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA 102(51): 18497-18501.

10. Naidoo, R., and W.L. Adamowicz. 2005. Economic benefits of biodiversity exceed costs of conservation at an African rainforest reserve. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA 102(46): 16712-16716. *

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9. Harrison, B., F.K.A. Schmiegelow, and R. Naidoo. 2005. Stand-level response of breeding forest songbirds to multiple levels of partial-cut harvest in four boreal forest types. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 35(7): 1553-1567.

8. Naidoo, R., and W.L. Adamowicz. 2005. Biodiversity and nature-based tourism at forest reserves in Uganda. Environment and Development Economics 10(2): 159-178.

7. Naidoo, R. 2004. Economic growth and liquidation of natural capital: the case of forest clearance. Land Economics 80(2): 194-208.

6. Naidoo, R. 2004. Avian species richness and community composition in a tropical forest agricultural landscape. Animal Conservation 7(1): 93-105.

5. Naidoo, R., and W.L. Adamowicz. 2001. Effects of economic prosperity on numbers of threatened species. Conservation Biology 15(4): 1021-1029. **

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4. Naidoo, R., and M.J. Lechowicz. 2001. The effects of gypsy moth on radial growth of deciduous trees. Forest Science 47(3): 338-348.

3. Naidoo, R. 2000. Response of breeding male Ruffed Grouse, Bonasa umbellus, to playbacks of drumming recordings. Canadian Field-Naturalist 114(2): 320-322.

2. Naidoo, R., and M.J. Lechowicz. 1999. Radial growth losses in preferred and avoided tree species during gypsy moth outbreaks. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 16(1): 11-18.

1. Naidoo, R., and M.J. Lechowicz. 1998. Foliage suitability of saplings grown under

contrasting water regimes to the gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar L. Canadian Entomologist 130:


Books, Book Chapters and Other Contributions Fisher, B., R. Naidoo, and T.H. Ricketts. In prep. A primer on economics for conservation.

Roberts & Company Publishers: Greenwood Village, USA.

Pennington, D.N., T. Ricketts, T., and R. Naidoo. In press. Priority Setting for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. In Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, 2nd edition (ed. Simon A. Levin).

Academic Press: San Diego.

Chan, K.M.A., Ban, N.C., and R. Naidoo. In press. Integrating conservation planning with human communities, ecosystem services, and economics. In Shaping the Future: Conservation Planning from the bottom up - a practical guide for the 21st century. Esri Press, Redlands, CA.

Adamowicz, W.L., R. Naidoo, S. Polasky, and E. Nelson. 2011. Tourism and recreational benefits from ecosystems. In Natural Capital: Theory and Practice of Mapping Ecosystem Services (eds. P. Kareiva, H. Tallis, T.H. Ricketts, G.C. Daily, S. Polasky), Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

Chan, K.M.A., T. Satterfield, J. Goldstein, N. Hannahs, K. Kikiloi, R. Naidoo, and U. Woodside.

2011. Cultural services and non-use valuation. In Natural Capital: Theory and Practice of Mapping Ecosystem Services (eds. P. Kareiva, H. Tallis, T.H. Ricketts, G.C. Daily, S. Polasky), Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK.

Naidoo, R. 2008. The role of economic valuation in the conservation of tropical nature.

Conference Proceedings, Economics and conservation in the tropics: a strategic dialogue, Conservation Strategy Fund, San Francisco.

Research Grants

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Comparing ecological connectivity in conservation landscapes using $17,000 2008-2009 movement and genetic data in African buffalo. World Wildlife Fund.

Evaluating ecological connectivity in the Kavango-Zambezi $51,200 2007 - 2008 Transfrontier Conservation Area. World Wildlife Fund.

Evaluating economic returns from land-uses in Namibia: can wildlife $20,000 2006 - 2007 pay its own way? World Wildlife Fund.

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