Books and Papers

List of Publications

As a group we have published a number of articles, book chapters, books and made short videos. Here’s some of the examples. If you can’t get them online, you could contact us. Most of these publications are open access or available online as e-book or PDF.

  • Barr, C. M., & Sayer, J. A. (2012). The political economy of reforestation and forest restoration in Asia–Pacific: Critical issues for REDD+. Biological Conservation, 154, 9-19.
  • Boedhihartono A.K. (2017). Visualizing the Future We Want: Reconciling Art, Environment and Development. In: The Aesthetics of Development: Art, Culture and Social Transformation.  Edited by J. Clammer and A. Giri. Palgrave MacMillan, New York. Springer.
  • Boedhihartono, A.K. (2017). Is Community Management of Forests Compatible with Conservation of Biodiversity in Indonesia ? – Land, special issue on Biodiversity in Locally Managed Lands. Land, 6, 21. To download paper:
  • Boedhihartono, A. K., Endamana, D., Ruiz-Perez, M. & Sayer, J. (2015). Landscape scenarios visualized by Baka and Aka Pygmies in the Congo Basin. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology, 22, 279-291.
  • Boedhihartono, A. K. (2012). Visualizing Sustainable Landscapes: Understanding and Negotiating Conservation and Development Trade-offs Using Visual Techniques. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.
  • Boedhihartono, A. K., & Sayer, J. (2012). Forest landscape restoration: Restoring what and for whom? Forest Landscape Restoration (pp. 309-323): Springer.
  • Boedhihartono, A.K. Integrating Traditional Knowledge in Climate Change Adaptation. (2010). In Traditional Knowledge in Policy and Practice: Approaches to Development and Human Well-being. (Edited by Subramanian and Pisupati). UNU Press, Tokyo.
  • Boedhihartono, A.K. Punan hunters-gatherers and the Heart of Borneo Initiative. (2010). In Reflections on the Heart of Borneo. (Edited by Osseweijer & Persoon). Tropenbos International, Holland.
  • Boedhihartono, A., Gunarso, P., Levang, P., & Sayer, J. (2007). The principles of conservation and development: do they apply in Malinau? Ecology and Society, 12(2), 2.
  • Boedhihartono, A. K., & Sayer, J. (2012). Forest landscape restoration: Restoring what and for whom? Forest Landscape Restoration (pp. 309-323): Springer.
  • Boedhihartono, A. K. “Anai Leu Ita Mentawai” in 33 Sakuddei. In De Gmelin. JC Lattes, Paris.
  • Bull, G., Elliott, C., Boedhihartono, A., & Sayer, J. (2014). Failures in Tropical Forest and Conservation Policy: What is the Solution?. Forest Research Institute Malaysia Publication Unit, Kepong, KL 52109, Malaysia.
  • Campbell, B. M., Sayer, J. A., & Walker, B. (2010). Navigating Trade-Offs: Working for Conservation and Development Outcomes. Ecology and Society, 15(2).
  • Clements, G. R., Sayer, J., Boedhihartono, A. K., Venter, O., Lovejoy, T., Koh, L. P., & Laurance, W. F. (2010). Cautious Optimism over Norway-Indonesia REDD Pact. Conservation Biology, 24(6), 1437-1438.
  • Collier, N., Campbell, B. M., Sandker, M., Garnett, S. T., Sayer, J. & Boedhihartono, A. K. (2011). Science for action: the use of scoping models in conservation and development. Environmental Science & Policy, 14, 628-638.
  • Collier, N., Boedhihartono, A. K., Sayer, J., Anderssen, R., Braddock, R., & Newham, L. (2009). Indigenous livelihoods and the global environment: Understanding relationships. 18th World Imacs Congress and Modsim09 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, 2833-2839.
  • Deane, C., Ejeta, G., Rabbinge, R., & Sayer, J. (2010). Science for Development: Mobilizing Global Partnerships Introduction. Crop Science, 50(2), V-VIII.
  • Endamana, D., Boedhihartono, A. K., Bokoto, B., Defo, L., Eyebe, A., Ndikumagenge, C., Nzooh, Z., Ruiz-Perez, M. & Sayer, J. A. (2010). A framework for assessing conservation and development in a Congo Basin Forest Landscape. Tropical Conservation Science, 3, 262-281.
  • Endamana, D., Sayer, J., Etoga, G., Bene Bene, L. (2007). Conservation and development: The influence of accessibility, participatory management and immigration around the Bénoué National Park in Cameroon. Nature and Faune 22, 10-20.
  • Eyebe, A., Endamana, D., Sayer, J., Ruiz-Perez, M., Boedhihartono, A. K., Walters, G., Angu Angu, K. & Ngono, L. (2011). Community forestry and the challenge of aligning with Cameroon’s green economy. Nature and Faune, 26 (1), pp. 49-53.
  • Langston, J. D., Lubis, M. I., Sayer, J. A., Margules, C., Boedhihartono, A. K., & Dirks, P. H. (2015). Comparative development benefits from small and large scale mines in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The Extractive Industries and Society. Vol. 2, Issue 3, 434–444.
  • Laurance, W. F., Kakul, T., Keenan, R. J., Sayer, J., Passingan, S., Clements, G. R., Sodhi, N. S. (2011). Predatory corporations, failing governance, and the fate of forests in Papua New Guinea. Conservation Letters, 4(2), 95-100.
  • Laurance, W. F., Sayer, J., & Cassman, K. G. (2014). Agricultural expansion and its impacts on tropical nature. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 29(2), 107-116.
  • Lubis, M. I., & Langston, J. D. (2015). Understanding Landscape Change Using Participatory Mapping and Geographic Information Systems: Case Study in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 24, 206-214.
  • Margules, C., Sayer, J., Boedhihartono, A. K., Sarkar, S., & Supriatna, J. (2015). Development in Eastern Indonesia: Are there alternative approaches? Taprobanica, Vol. 07, No. 03: pp. 202–212.
  • Nelson, P. N., Gabriel, J., Filer, C., Banabas, M., Sayer, J. A., Curry, G. N., . . . Venter, O. (2014). Oil palm and deforestation in Papua New Guinea. Conservation Letters, 7(3), 188-195.
  • Rampengan, M. M., Law, L., Gaillard, J., Boedhihartono, A. K. & Sayer, J. Engaging communities in managing multiple hazards: Reflections from small islands in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. (2016). Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 37, 249-267.
  • Rampengan, M.M., Boedhihartono, A.K., Margulles, C., Sayer, J., Law, L., Gaillard, J.C., Ong, O.T.N., Linh, T.T.M. (2015). Agroforestry on an Active Volcanic Small Island in Indonesia: Prospering with Adversity. Geographical Research 54(1):19–34.
  • Rampengan, M.M., Boedhihartono, A.K., Law, L., Gaillard, J., & Sayer, J. (2014). Capacities in facing natural hazards: a small island perspective. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 5(4), 247-264.
  • Riggs, R. A., Sayer, J., Margules, C., Boedhihartono, A. K., Langston, J. D. & Sutanto, H. (2016). Forest tenure and conflict in Indonesia: Contested rights in Rempek Village, Lombok. Land Use Policy, 57, 241-249.
  • Sandker, M., Campbell, B. M., Ruiz-Perez, M., Sayer, J. A., Cowling, R., Kassa, H., & Knight, A. T. (2010). The Role of Participatory Modeling in Landscape Approaches to Reconcile Conservation and Development. Ecology and Society, 15(2).
  • Sandker, M., Campbell, B.M., Nzooh,Z., Sunderland, T., Amougou, V., Defo, L., Sayer, J. (2009). Exploring the effectiveness of integrated conservation and development interventions in a Central African forest landscape. Biodiversity and Conservation 18 (11), 2875-2892.
  • Sayer, J., Margules, C. & Boedhihartono, A.K. (2017). Will Biodiversity Be Conserved in Locally-Managed Forests? Land, 6, 6. To download:
  • Sayer, J. A., Margules, C., Boedhihartono, A. K., Sunderland, T., Langston, J. D., Reed, J., Riggs, R., Buck, L. E., Campbell, B. M., Kusters, K., Elliot, C., Minang, P.A., Dale, A., Purnomo, H., Stevenson, J.R., Gunarso, P., Purnomo, A. (2017). Measuring the effectiveness of landscape approaches to conservation and development. Sustainability Science, 1-12.
  • Sayer, J., Endamana, D., Boedhihartono, A.K., Ruiz-Perez, M. & Breuer, T. Learning from change in the Sangha Tri-national landscape. (2016). International Forestry Review Special Issue: Valuing the Cameroonian forest, Vol.18: 130-139.
  • Sayer, J., Margules, C., Bohnet, I., Boedhihartono, A., Pierce, R., Dale, A., & Andrews, K. (2015). The Role of Citizen Science in Landscape and Seascape Approaches to Integrating Conservation and Development. Land, 4(4), 1200-1212.
  • Sayer, J. (2015). Forest landscapes and global change: Challenges for research and management. International Forestry Review 17 (1), 114-115
  • Sayer, J., Margules, C., Boedhihartono, A. K., Dale, A., Sunderland, T., Supriatna, J., & Saryanthi, R. (2014). Landscape approaches; what are the pre-conditions for success? Sustainability Science, 1-11.
  • Sayer, J. et al. (2013). Ten principles for a landscape approach to reconciling agriculture, conservation and other competing land uses. PNAS, 110(21), 8349-8356.
  • Sayer, J., & Cassman, K. G. (2013). Agricultural innovation to protect the environment. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(21), 8345-8348.
  • Sayer, J., Endamana, D., Ruiz-Perez, M., Boedhihartono, A.K., Nzooh, Z., Eyebe, A., Awono, A. & Usongo, L. (2012). Global financial crisis impacts forest conservation in Cameroon. International Forestry Review, 14, 90-98.
  • Sayer, J., Ghazoul, J., Nelson, P., & Boedhihartono, A.K. (2012). Oil palm expansion transforms tropical landscapes and livelihoods. Global Food Security 1 (2), 114-119.
  • Sayer, J. A., & Collins, M. (2012). Forest Governance in a Changing World: Reconciling Local and Global Values. The Round Table, 101(2), 137-146.
  • Sayer, J., & A.K. Boedhihartono. (2010). Applying the ITTO-IUCN Guidelines for the Conservation of Biodiversity in Tropical Production Forests. In Tropical Forest Update, Vol. 20 No. 1.
  • Sayer, J. (2010). Agriculture, climate change and nature in Africa. Nature et Faune 25, 17-21.
  • Sayer, J. A. (2009). Reconciling conservation and development: are landscapes the answer? Biotropica, 41(6), 649-652.
  • Sayer, J and Boedhihartono, A.K. Forests: More than just trees. (2009). In The Wealth of Nature: Ecosystem Services, Biodiversity, and Human Well-Being.  Eds McNeely J., Mittermeier, R. CI and CEMEX Conservation Book Series, Washington DC.
  • Sayer, J. A., Bull, G., & Elliott, C. (2008). Mediating forest transitions: ‘Grand design’ or ‘Muddling through’. Conservation and Society, 6(4), 320.
  • Sayer, J., Campbell, B., Petheram, L., Aldrich, M., Ruiz-Perez, M., Endamana, D. (2007). Assessing environment and development outcomes in conservation landscapes. Biodiversity and Conservation 16 (9), 2677-2694.
  • Sayer, J.A. and B. Campbell. (2005). The Science of Sustainable Development: Local Livelihoods and the Global Environment. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge, UK.
  • Weng, JA Sayer, L Xue. (2017). Will China redefine development patterns in Africa? Evidence from Cameroon. The Extractive Industries and Society.
  • Weng, L., Endamana, D., Boedhihartono, A. K., Levang, P., Margules, C. R. & Sayer, J. A. (2015). Asian investment at artisanal and small-scale mines in rural Cameroon. The Extractive Industries and Society, 2, 64-72.
  • Weng, L., Boedhihartono, A. K., Dirks, P. H., Dixon, J., Lubis, M. I. & Sayer, J. A. (2013). Mineral industries, growth corridors and agricultural development in Africa. Global Food Security, 2, 195-202.
  • Wunder, S., Campbell, B., Frost, PGH., Sayer, J., Iwan, R., Wollenberg, L. (2008). When donors get cold feet: the community conservation concession in Setulang (Kalimantan, Indonesia) that never happened. Ecology and Society 13 (1), 12.

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