Current Research

Peer-Reviewed Publications


MacFarlane, D & Rocha, R., (2020) Guidelines for communicating about bats to prevent persecution in the time of COVID- 19. In press for Biological Conservation 

MacFarlane, D., Hurlstone, M.J., & Ecker, U.K.H. (2020) Countering demand for ineffective health remedies: Do consumers respond more to—A lack of benefits, the potential for harm, or both? In press for Psychology & Health.


MacFarlane, D., Hurlstone, M.J., & Ecker, U.K.H. (2020) Protecting consumers from fraudulent health claims: A taxonomy of psychological drivers, interventions, barriers, and treatments. Social Science & Medicine, 112790     


Thomas-Walters, L., Hinsley, A., Bergin, D., Doughty, H., Eppel, S., MacFarlane, D., … Veríssimo, D. (2019, October 26). Motivations for the use and consumption of wildlife products. Conservation Biology

MacFarlane, D., Hurlstone, M. J., & Ecker, U. K. H. (2018). Reducing demand for ineffective health remedies: Overcoming the illusion of causality. Psychology & Health33, 1472-1489.    [Supplement]

Sutherland, B.J., Taylor N.G., MacFarlane, D., Amano, T., Christie, A., ...Wordley, C., (2019) Building a tool to overcome barriers in the research-implementation space: The Conservation Evidence database. Biological Conservation, 238, 108199.

Geldmann, J., Alves-Pinto, H., Amano, T., Bartlett, H., Christie, A. P., Collas, L...  ...MacFarlane, D... ...Balmford, A. (2019). Insights from two decades of the Student Conference on Conservation Science. In press for Biological Conservation. doi:10.1101/819623

MacFarlane, D., “The Slave Trade and the Right of Visit under the Law of the Sea Convention: Exploitation in the Fishing Industry in New Zealand and Thailand” (2015) Asian Journal of International Law, 7, 94–123.

Under Review

In Preparation

Hinsley A., MacFarlane D., Challender, D., Fabinyi, M.; Haenlein, C., ...Sutherland, W. Mapping illegal wildlife supply chains to better target interventions. In preparation.

Technical Briefs

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