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List of published articles (updated Sep/2020)


  • Leclère, D., M. Obersteiner, M. Barrett, S. Butchart, A. Chaudhary, A. De Palma, F. DeClerck, M. Di Marco, J. Doelman, M. Durauer, R. Freeman, M. Harfoot, T. Hasegawa, S. Hellweg, J. Hilbers, S. Hill, F. Humpenöder, N. Jennings, T. Krisztin, G. Mace, H. Ohashi, A. Popp, A. Purvis, A. Schipper, A. Tabeau, H. Valin, H. van Meijl, W. van Zeist, P. Visconti, R. Alkemade, R. Almond, G. Bunting, N. Burgess, S. Cornell, F. Di Fulvio, S. Ferrier, S. Fritz, S. Fujimori, M. Grooten, T. Harwood, P. Havlík, M. Herrero, A. Hoskins, M. Jung, T. Kram, H. Lotze-Campen, T. Matsui, C. Meyer, D. Nel, T. Newbold, G. Schmidt-Traub, E. Stehfest, B. Strassburg, D. van Vuuren, C. Ware, J. Watson, W. Wu, L. Young (2020) Bending the curve of terrestrial biodiversity needs an integrated strategy. Nature, doi:10.1038/s41586-020-2705-y.

  • Pacifici, M., M. Di Marco, and J.E.M. Watson (2020) Protected areas are now the last strongholds for many imperilled mammal species. Conservation Letters, doi: 10.1111/conl.12748.

  • Garcia-Ramirez, J.C. and M. Di Marco (2020) Drivers and trends in the extinction risk of New Zealand’s endemic birds. Biological Conservation, 249:108730

  • Pacifici, M., C. Rondinini, J. Rhodes, A. Burbidge, A. Cristiano, J.E.M. Watson, J. Woinarski, and M. Di Marco (2020) Global correlates of range contractions and expansions in terrestrial mammals. Nature Communications, 11:2840

  • Negret, P.J., M. Di Marco, L.J. Sonter, J. Rhodes, H.P. Possingham, M. Maron (2020) Effects of spatial autocorrelation and sampling design on estimates of protected area effectiveness. Conservation Biology,

  • Chauvenet, A.L.M., J.E.M. Watson, V.M. Adams, M. Di Marco, O. Venter, K.J. Davis, B. Mappin, C.J. Klein, C.D. Kuempel & H.P. Possingham (2020) To achieve big wins for terrestrial conservation, prioritise protection of ecoregions closest to meeting targets. One Earth, 2(5):479-486.

  • Mokany, K., S. Ferrier, T.D. Harwood, C. Ware, M. Di Marco, H.S. Grantham, O. Venter, A.J. Hoskins, J.E.M. Watson (2020) Reconciling global priorities for conserving biodiversity habitat. PNAS, 117(18):9906-9911

  • Di Marco, M.,  M. Baker, P. Daszak, P. De Barro, E.A. Eskew, C. Godde, T. Harwood, M. Herrero, A. Hoskins, E. Johnson, W.B. Karesh, C. Machalaba, J. Navarro Garcia, D. Paini, R. Pirzl, M. Stafford Smith, C. Zambrana-Torrelio, and S. Ferrier (2020) Opinion: Sustainable development must account for pandemic risk. PNAS, 117(8): 3888-3892.

  • O'Bryan, C.J., J.R. Allan, M. Holden, C. Sanderson, O. Venter, M. Di Marco, E. McDonald-Madden, J.E.M. Watson (2020) Intense human pressure is widespread across terrestrial vertebrate ranges. Global Ecology and Conservation 21, e00882


  • Di Marco, M., S. Ferrier, T.D. Harwood, A.J. Hoskins, J.E.M. Watson (2019) Wilderness areas halve the extinction risk of terrestrial biodiversity. Nature 573, 582-585

  • Pacifici, M., A. Cristiano, A.A. Burbidge, J.C. Woinarski,  M. Di Marco, & C. Rondinini (2019). Geographic distribution ranges of terrestrial mammal species in the 1970s. Ecology, e02747.

  • Coad, L., J.E.M. Watson, J. Geldmann, N. D. Burgess, F. Leverington, M. Hockings, K. Knights, and M. Di Marco (2019) Widespread shortfalls in protected area resourcing significantly undermine efforts to conserve biodiversity. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 17(5):259-264.

  • Di Marco, M., T.D. Harwood, A.J. Hoskins, C. Ware, S.L.L. Hill, S. Ferrier (2019) Projecting impacts of global climate and land-use scenarios on plant biodiversity using compositional-turnover modelling. Global Change Biology, 25(8):2763-2778

  • Mappin, B., A.L.M. Chauvenet, V.M. Adams, M. Di Marco, H.L. Beyer, O. Venter, B.S. Halpern, H.P. Possingham, J.E.M. Watson (2019) Restoration priorities to achieve the global protected area target. Conservation Letters, 12(4):e12646

  • Sibarani, M., M. Di Marco, C. Rondinini, and S. Kark (2019) Measuring the surrogacy potential of charismatic megafauna species across taxonomic, phylogenetic and functional diversity on a megadiverse island. Journal of Applied Ecology, 56(5):1220-1231


  • Allan, J.R., J.E.M. Watson, M. Di Marco, C.J. O’Bryan, H.P. Possingham, S.C. Atkinson, O. Venter (2019) Hotspots of human impact on threatened terrestrial vertebrates. PLoS Biology, 17(3):e3000158.

  • Smith, R.J., L. Bennun, T.M. Brooks, S.H.M. Butchart, A. Cuttelod, M. Di Marco, S. Ferrier, L.D.C. Fishpool, L. Joppa, D. Juffe-Bignoli, A.T. Knight, J.F. Lamoreux, P. Langhammer, H.P. Possingham, C. Rondinini, P. Visconti, J.E.M. Watson, S. Woodley, L. Boitani, N.D. Burgess, N. De Silva, N. Dudley, F. Fivaz, E.T. Game, C. Groves, M. Lotter, J. McGowan, A. J. Plumptre, A.G. Rebelo, J.P. Rodriguez, and C.A.d.M. Scaramuzza (2019) Synergies between the Key Biodiversity Area and systematic conservation planning approaches. Conservation Letters, 12(1):e12625.



  • Di Marco, M., O. Venter, H.P. Possingham, J.E.M. Watson (2018) Changes in human footprint drive changes in species extinction risk. Nature Communications, 9:4621.

  • Kim, H., I.M.D. Rosa, R. Alkemade, P. Leadley, G. Hurtt, A. Popp, D. van Vuuren, P. Anthoni, A. Arneth, D. Baisero, E. Caton, R. Chaplin-Kramer, L. Chini, A. De Palma, F. Di Fulvio, M. Di Marco, F. Espinoza, S. Ferrier, S. Fujimori, R.E. Gonzalez, M. Gueguen, C. Guerra, M. Hartfoot, T.D. Harwood, T. Hasegawa, V. Haverd, P. Havlik, S. Hellweg, S.L. Hill, A. Hirata, A.J. Hoskins, J.H. Janse, W. Jetz, J.A. Johnson, A. Krause, D. Leclere, I.S. Martins, T. Matsui, C. Merow, M. Obersteiner, H. Ohashi, B. Poulter, A. Purvis, B. Quesada, C. Rondinini, A. Schipper, R. Sharp, K. Takahashi, W. Thuiller, N. Titeux, P. Visconti, C. Ware, F. Wolf, H.M. Pereira (2018) A protocol for an intercomparison of biodiversity and ecosystem services models using harmonized land-use and climate scenarios. Geoscientific Model Development, 11:4537-4562.

  • Mazor, T., C. Doropoulos, F. Schwarzmueller, D.W. Gladish, N. Kumaran, K. Merkel, M. Di Marco, V. Gagic (2018) Global mismatch of policy and research on drivers of biodiversity loss. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2:1071–1074.

  • Di Marco, M., J.E.M. Watson, D. Currie, H.P. Possingham, O. Venter (2018) The extent and predictability of the biodiversity-carbon correlation. Ecology Letters, 21(3): 365-375.

  • Venter, O., A. Magrach, N. Outram, C.J. Klein, H.P. Possingham, M. Di Marco, J.E.M. Watson (2018) Bias in protected-area location and its effects on long-term aspirations of biodiversity conventions. Conservation Biology, 32(1): 127–134.

  • McGowan, J., R.J. Smith, M. Di Marco, R. Clarke and H.P. Possingham (2018) An evaluation of Marine Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas in the context of spatial conservation prioritization. Conservation Letter, 11: 1e12399.


  • Allen, T., K.A. Murray, C. Zambrana-Torrelio, S.S. Morse, C. Rondinini, M. Di Marco, N. Breit, K.J. Olival, P. Daszak (2017) Global hotspots and correlates of emerging zoonoses. Nature Communications, 8(1):1124 .

  • Crooks, K.R., C.L. Burdett, D.M. Theobald , S.R.B. King , M. Di Marco, C. Rondinini , L. Boitani (2017) Quantification of Habitat Fragmentation Reveals Extinction Risk in Terrestrial Mammals. PNAS, 114 (29):7635-7640.

  • Santini, L., M. González-Suárez, C. Rondinini, and M. Di Marco (2017) Shifting baseline in macroecology? Unraveling the influence of human impact on mammalian body mass. Diversity and Distribution, 23(6): 640–649.

  • Di Marco, M., J.E.M. Watson, H.P. Possingham and O. Venter (2017) Limitations and trade-offs in the use of global species distribution maps for protected area planning. Journal of Applied Ecology, 54(2): 402–411.

  • Di Marco, M., S. Chapman, G. Althor, S. Kearney, C. Besancon, N. Butt, J.M. Maina, H.P. Possingham, K. Rogalla von Bieberstein, O. Venter, and J.E.M. Watson (2017) Changing trends and persisting biases in three decades of conservation science. Global Ecology and Conservation, 10:32-42.


  • Watson, J.E.M., D.F. Shanahan, M. Di Marco, J. Allan, W.F. Laurance, E.W. Sanderson, B. Mackey and O. Venter (2016) Catastrophic declines in wilderness areas undermine global environment targets. Current Biology 26(21), 2929 - 2934.

  • Di Marco, M., J.E.M. Watson, O. Venter, and H.P. Possingham (2016) Global biodiversity targets require both sufficiency and efficiency. Conservation Letters, 9(6), 395–397.

  • Watson, J, K Jones, R Fuller, M Di Marco, D Segan, S Butchart, J Allan, E McDonald-Madden, O Venter (2016) Persistent Disparities between Recent Rates of Habitat Conversion and Protection and Implications for Future Global Conservation Targets. Conservation Letters, 9(6):413–421.

  • Butchart, S., M. Di Marco, J. Watson (2016) Formulating smart commitments on biodiversity: lessons from the Aichi Targets. Conservation Letters, 9(6):457-468.

  • Juffe-Bignoli, D., T.M. Brooks, S.H.M.Butchart, R.B. Jenkins, K. Boe, M. Hoffmann, A. Angulo, S. Bachman, M. Böhm, N. Brummitt, K.E. Carpenter, P.J. Comer, N. Cox, A. Cuttelod, W.R.T. Darwall, M. Di Marco, L.D.C. Fishpool, B. Goettsch, M. Heath, C. Hilton-Taylor, J. Hutton, T. Johnson, A. Joolia, D.A. Keith, P.F. Langhammer, J. Luedtke, E.N. Lughadha, M. Lutz, I. May, R.M. Miller, M.A. Oliveira-Miranda, M. Parr, C.M. Pollock, G. Ralph, J.P. Rodríguez, C. Rondinini, J. Smart, S. Stuart, A. Symes, A.W. Tordoff, S. Woodley, B. Young, N. Kingston (2016) Assessing the cost of global biodiversity and conservation knowledge. PLoS ONE, 11(8): e0160640.

  • Di Marco, M., L. Santini, P. Visconti, A. Mortelliti, L. Boitani and C. Rondinini (2016) Using habitat suitability models to scale up population persistence targets for global species conservation. Hystrix Italian Journal of Mammalogy, 27(1): doi 10.4404/hystrix-27.1-11660.

  • Tracewski, L., S.H.M. Butchart, M. Di Marco, G.F. Ficetola, C. Rondinini, A. Symes, H. Wheatley, A.E. Beresford, and G.M. Buchanan (2016) Toward quantification of the impact of 21st century deforestation on the extinction risk of terrestrial vertebrates. Conservation Biology, 30: 1070–1079.

  • Di Marco, M., S.H.M. Butchart, P. Visconti, G.M. Buchanan, G.F. Ficetola, C. Rondinini (2016) Synergies and trade-offs in achieving global biodiversity targets. Conservation Biology, 30:189-195.

  • Di Marco, M., T. Brooks, A. Cuttelod, L.D.C. Fishpool, C. Rondinini, R.J. Smith, L. Bennun, S.H.M. Butchart, S. Ferrier, R.P.B. Foppen, L. Joppa, D. Juffe-Bignoli, A.T. Knight, J.F. Lamoreux, P.F. Langhammer, I. May, H.P. Possingham, P. Visconti, J.E.M. Watson, S. Woodley (2016) Quantifying the relative irreplaceability of Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas. Conservation Biology, 30: 392–402.

  • Di Marco, M. & L. Santini (2016) Climatic tolerance or geographic breadth: what are we measuring? Global Change Biology, 22(3): 972–973.

  • Visconti, P., M. Bakkenes, D. Baisero, T. Brooks, S. H. M. Butchart, L. Joppa, R. Alkemade, M. Di Marco, L. Santini, M. Hoffmann, L. Maiorano, R. L. Pressey, A. Arponen, L. Boitani, A. Reside, D. van Vuuren, C. Rondinini (2016) Projecting global biodiversity indicators under future development scenarios. Conservation Letters, 9: 5–13.


  • Di Marco, M., B. Collen, C. Rondinini and G.M. Mace (2015) Historical drivers of change in species extinction risk: using past evidence to direct future monitoring. Proceedings of The Royal Society B, 282:20150928

  • Mantyka-Pringle, C.S., P. Visconti, M. Di Marco, T. G. Martin, C. Rondinini & J. R. Rhodes (2015) Climate change mediates risk of global biodiversity loss due to land-cover change. Biological Conservation, 187: 103-111.

  • Di Marco, M. & L. Santini (2015) Human pressures predict species' geographic range size better than biological traits. Global Change Biology, 21(6): 2169-2178.


  • Penone, C., A.D. Davidson, K. T. Shoemaker, M. Di Marco, C. Rondinini, T. M. Brooks, B. E. Young, C. H. Graham, G. C. Costa (2014) Imputation of missing data in life-history traits datasets: which approach performs the best? Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 5 (9): 961-970.

  • Venter, O., R.A. Fuller, D.B. Segan, J. Carwardine, T. Brooks, S.H.M. Butchart, M. Di Marco, T. Iwamura, L. Joseph, H.P. Possingham, R.Smith, M. Venter, J.E.M. Watson (2014) Targeting global protected area expansion for imperilled biodiversity. PLoS Biology, 12 (6): e1001891

  • Di Marco, M., GM. Buchanan, Z. Szantoi, M. Holmgren, G. Grottolo Marasini, D. Gross, S. Tranquilli, L. Boitani, and C. Rondinini (2014) Drivers of extinction risk in African mammals: the interplay of distribution state, human pressure, conservation response and species biology. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 369: 20130198.

  • Santini L., Di Marco M., Boitani L., Maiorano L., Rondinini C (2014) Incorporating spatial population structure in gap analysis reveals inequitable assessments of species protection. Diversity and Distribution, 20: 698-707.

  • Di Marco, M., L. Boitani, D. Mallon, M. Hoffmann, A. Iacucci, E. Meijaard, P. Visconti, J. Schipper, C. Rondinini (2014) A retrospective evaluation of the global decline of carnivores and ungulates. Conservation Biology, 28: 1109-1118.

  • Murray, K.A., L. Verde, A. Davidson, M. Di Marco, M. Di Fonzo (2014) Threat to the point: improving the value of comparative extinction risk analysis for conservation action. Global Change Biology, 20: 483-494.

  • Rondinini, C, M Di Marco (corresponding author), P Visconti, SHM Butchart, L Boitani (2014) Update or outdate: long-term viability of the IUCN Red List. Conservation Letters, 7: 126–130.


  • Pacifici, M., L. Santini, M. Di Marco (corresponding author), D. Baisero, L. Francucci, G. Grottolo Marasini, P. Visconti, C. Rondinini (2013) Generation length for mammals. Nature Conservation, 5:89-94.

  • Di Marco, M., C. Rondinini, L. Boitani, K. A. Murray (2013) Comparing multiple species distribution proxies and different quantifications of the Human Footprint map, implications for conservation. Biological Conservation, 165:203–211.

  • Santini L., Di Marco M., Visconti P., Baisero D., Boitani L., Rondinini C. (2013) Ecological correlates of dispersal distance in terrestrial mammals. Hystrix Italian Journal of Mammalogy, 24(2):181-186.

  • Visconti, P., M. Di Marco (corresponding author), J.G. Álvarez-Romero, S.R. Januchowski-Hartley, R.L. Pressey, R Weeks, R., C. Rondinini (2013) Effects of errors and gaps in spatial data sets on assessment of conservation progress. Conservation Biology, 27:1000-1010.


  • Di Marco, M., M. Cardillo, H.P. Possingham, K.A. Wilson, S.P. Blomberg, L. Boitani and C. Rondinini (2012) A Novel Approach for Global Mammal Extinction Risk Reduction. Conservation Letters, 5(2):134-141.


  • Rondinini, C., L. Boitani, A.S.L. Rodrigues, T.M. Brooks, R.L. Pressey, P. Visconti, J.E.M. Baillie, D. Baisero, M. Cabeza, K.R. Crooks, M. Di Marco, K.H. Redford, S.A. Andelman, M. Hoffmann, L. Maiorano, S.N. Stuart and K.A. Wilson (2011) Reconciling global mammal prioritisation schemes into a strategy. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 366(1578):2722-2728.

  • Rondinini, C., M. Di Marco, F. Chiozza, G. Santulli, D. Baisero, P. Visconti, M. Hoffmann, J. Schipper, S.N. Stuart, M.F. Tognelli, G. Amori, A. Falcucci, L. Maiorano and L. Boitani (2011) Global habitat suitability models for terrestrial mammals. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 366 (1578):2633-2641.

  • Wilson, K.A., M.C. Evans, M. Di Marco, D.C. Green, L. Boitani, H.P. Possingham, F. Chiozza, and C. Rondinini (2011) Prioritising conservation investments for mammal species globally. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 366 (1578):2670-2680.

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