Peer-Reviewed Publications

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Young, A, Runting, RK, Kujala, H, Konlechner, TM, Strain, EMA, Morris, RL. 2023. Identifying opportunities for living shorelines using a multi-criteria suitability analysis. Regional Studies in Marine Science. 61: 102857.  

Lemos, CMG, Beyer, HL, Runting, RK, Andrade, PR, Aguiar, APD. 2023. Multicriteria optimization to develop cost-effective pes-schemes to restore multiple environmental benefits in the Brazilian Atlantic forest. Ecosystem Services. 60: 101515. 

Runting, RK, JA Wells. 2023. Reconciling oil palm and ecosystems. 2023. Nature Sustainability.  [Commentary] 


Williams BA, Watson, JEM, Beyer, HL, Grantham, HS, Simmonds, JS, Alvarez, SJ, Venter, O, Strassburg, BBN, Runting, RK. 2022. Global drivers of change across tropical savannah ecosystems and insights into their management and conservation. Biological Conservation. 276(2022): 109786.  

Simmonds, JS, Suarez-Castro, AF, Reside, AE, Watson, JEM, Allan, JR, Atkinson, SC, Borrelli, P, Dudley, N, Edwards, S, Fuller, RA, Game, ET, Linke, S, Maxwell, SL, Panagos, P, Puydarrieux, P, Quétier, F, Runting, RK, Santini, T, Sonter, LJ, Maron, M. 2022. Retaining natural vegetation to safeguard biodiversity and humanity. Conservation Biology. 36(4), e13874.  

Rhodes, JR, Armsworth, PR, Iacona, G, Shah, P, Gordon, A, Wilson, KA, Runting, RK, Bryan, BA. 2022. Flexible conservation decisions for climate adaptation. One Earth. 5(6):622-634. 

López-Cubillos, S, Runting, RK, Suárez-Castro, AF, Williams, BA, Armenteras, D, Ochoa-Quintero, JM, McDonald-Madden, E. 2022. Spatial prioritization to achieve the triple bottom line in Payment for ecosystem services design. Ecosystem Services. 55(2022):101424.  

Williams, BA, Watson, JEM, Beyer, HL, Klein, CJ, Montgomery, J, Runting, RK, Roberson, LA, Halpern, BS, Grantham, HS, Kuempel, CD, Frazier, M, Venter, O, Wenger, A. 2022. Global rarity of intact coastal regions. Conservation Biology. Early View.  

Zeng, Y, Runting, RK, Watson, JEM, Carrasco, LR. 2022. Telecoupled environmental impacts are an obstacle to meeting the sustainable development goals. Sustainable Development. 30(1):76-82. 

Popov, V, Shah, P, Runting, RK, Rhodes, JR. 2022. Managing risk and uncertainty in systematic conservation planning with insufficient information. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 13(1): 230-242.  

López-Cubillos, S, Muñoz-Ávila, L, Roberson, LA, Suárez-Castro, AF, Ochoa-Quintero, JM, Crouzeilles, R, Gallo-Cajiao, E, Rhodes, JR, Dressler, W, Martinez-Harms, MJ, Runting, RK. 2022. The landmark Escazú Agreement: An opportunity to integrate democracy, human rights, and transboundary conservation. Conservation Letters. 15(1): e12838.


Roberson, LA, Beyer, HL, O'Hara, C, Watson, JEM, Dunn, DC, Halpern, BS, Klein, CJ, Frazier, MR, Kuempel, CD, Williams, B, Grantham, HS, Montgomery, JC, Kark, S, Runting, RK. 2021. Multinational coordination required for conservation of over 90% of marine species. Global Change Biology.  27(23): 6206-6216. 

Mazor, T, Friess, DA, Todd, PA, Huang, D, Nguyen, NTH, Saunders, MI, Runting, RK, Lowe, RJ, Cartwright, P, Gilmour, JP, Lovelock, CE. 2021. Large conservation opportunities exist in> 90% of tropic-subtropic coastal habitats adjacent to cities. One Earth. 4(7):1004-1015.  

Metzger, JP, Villarreal-Rosas, J, Suárez-Castro, AF, López-Cubillos, S, González-Chaves, A, Runting, RK, Hohlenwerger, C, Rhodes, JR. 2021. Considering landscape-level processes in ecosystem service assessments. Science of the Total Environment. 796:149028.  

Mazor, T, Runting, RK, Saunders, MI, Huang, D, Friess, DA, Nguyen, NTH, Lowe, RJ, Gilmour, JP, Todd, PA, and Lovelock, CE. 2021. Future-Proofing Conservation Priorities for Sea Level Rise in Coastal Urban Ecosystems. Biological Conservation. 260(2021):109190.  

López-Cubillos, S, Runting, RK, Mayfield, MM, and McDonald-Madden, E. 2021. Catalytic potential of pollination services to reconcile conservation and agricultural production: A Spatial Optimization Framework. Environmental Research Letters. 16(6):064098. 

Zhang, Y, Runting, RK, Webb, EL, Edwards, DP, & Carrasco, LR. 2021. Coordinated intensification to reconcile the ‘zero hunger’ and ‘life on land’ Sustainable Development Goals. Journal of Environmental Management. 284:112032. 


Villarreal-Rosas, J, Sonter, LJ, Runting, RK, López-Cubillos, S, Dade, MC, Possingham, HP, & Rhodes, JR. 2020. Advancing Systematic Conservation Planning for Ecosystem Services. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 35(12): 1129-1139.

Zeng, Y, Maxwell, S, Runting, RK, Venter, O, Watson, JEM, & Carrasco, LR. 2020. Environmental destruction not avoided with the Sustainable Development Goals. Nature Sustainability, 3(10):795-798.

Runting, RK, Phinn, S, Xie, Z, Venter, O, Watson, JEM. 2020. Opportunities for big data in conservation and sustainability. Nature Communications. 11(1):1-4.  

Mason, N, Ward, M, Venter, O, Watson, JEM, Runting, RK. 2020. Global opportunities and challenges for transboundary conservation. Nature Ecology and Evolution. 1-8.


Maxwell, S, Evans, T, Watson, JEM, Morel, A, Grantham, H, Duncan, A, Harris, N, Potapov, P, Runting, RK, Venter, O, Wang, S, Malhi, Y. 2019. Degradation and forgone removals increase the carbon impact of intact forest loss by 626%. Science Advances. 5(10):eaax2546.

López-Cubillos, S, Suárez-Castro, F, McDonald-Madden, E, Biggs, D, Nates-Parra, G, Gutierrez-Chacón, C, Runting, RK. 2019. Colombia short on political will to protect pollinators. Nature. 573:196. [Correspondence]

Saunders MI, Runting RK, Charles-Edwards E, Syktus J and Leon J. 2019. Projected changes to population, climate, sea-level and ecosystems. In IR Tibbetts, PC Rothlisberg, DT Neil, TA Homburg, DT Brewer and AH Arthington (Editors). Moreton Bay Quandamooka & Catchment: Past, present, and future. (Brisbane, Australia: The Moreton Bay Foundation). [Book Chapter]

Griscom, BW, Ellis, PW, Burivalova, Z, Halperin, J, Marthinus, D, Runting, RK, Ruslandi, Shoch, D, Putz, FE. 2019. Reduced-impact logging in Borneo to minimize carbon emissions and impacts on sensitive habitats while maintaining timber yields. Forest Ecology and Management. 438:176-185.

Runting, RK, Ruslandi, Griscom, B, Struebig, MJ, Satar, M, Meijaard, E, Burivalova, Z, Cheyne, SM, Deere, NJ,  Game, ET, Putz, FE, Wells, JA, Wilting, A, Ancrenaz, M, Ellis, P, Khan, FAA, Leavitt, SM, Marshall, AJ, Possingham, HP, Watson, JEM, Venter, O. 2019. Larger gains from improved management over sparing–sharing for tropical forests. Nature Sustainability. 2:53–61.


Beyer, HL, Kennedy, EV, Beger, M, Chen, CA, Cinner, J, Darling, E, Eakin, M, Gates, R, Heron, SF, Knowlton, N, Obura, D, Palumbi, SR, Possingham, HP, Puotinen, M, Runting, RK, Skirving, W, Spalding, M, Wilson, KA, Wood, S, Veron, JE, Hoegh-Guldberg, O. 2018, Risk-sensitive planning for conserving coral reefs under rapid climate change. Conservation Letters.

Runting, RK, Beyer, HL, Dujardin, Y, Lovelock, CE, Bryan, BA, & Rhodes, JR. 2018. Reducing risk in reserve selection using Modern Portfolio Theory: coastal planning under sea-level rise. Journal of Applied Ecology. 55(5): 2193-2203.

Watson, JEM, Evans, T, Venter, O, Williams, B, Tulloch, A, Stewart, C, Thompson, I, Ray, JC, Murray, K, Salazar, A, McAlpine, C, Potapov, P, Walston, J, Robinson, J, Painter, M, Wilkie, D, Filardi, C, Laurance, WF, Houghton, RA, Maxwell, S, Grantham, H, Samper, C, Wang, S, Laestadius, L, Runting, RK, Silva-Chávez, GA, Ervin, J, & Lindenmayer, D. 2018. The exceptional value of intact forest ecosystems. Nature Ecology and Evolution. 2:599–610.


Martinez-Harms, MJ, Bryan, BA, Figueroa, E, Pliscoff, P, Runting, RK, & Wilson, KA. 2017 Scenarios for land use and ecosystem services under global change. Ecosystem Services. 25:56-68.

Maron, M, Mitchell, MGE, Runting, RK, Rhodes, JR, Mace, GM, Keith, DA, & Watson, JEM. 2017. Towards a threat categorisation framework for ecosystem services. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 32(4): 240–248.

Abram, NK, Meijaard, E, Wilson, KA, Davis, JT, Wells, JA, Ancrenaz, M, Budiharta, S, Durrant, A, Fakhruzzi, A, Runting, RK, Gaveau, DLA, & Mengersen, KL. 2017. Oil palm-community conflict mapping in Indonesia: A case for better community liaison in planning for development initiatives. Applied Geography. 78(1): 33-44.

Runting, RK, Bryan, BA, Dee, LE, Maseyk, FJF, Mandle, L, Hamel, P, Wilson, KA, Yetka, K, Possingham, HP, & Rhodes, JR. 2017. Incorporating climate change into ecosystem service assessments and decisions: A review. Global Change Biology. 23(1): 28–41. [F1000prime Recommended].

Runting, RK, Lovelock, CE, Beyer, HL, & Rhodes, JR. 2017. Costs and opportunities for preserving coastal wetlands under sea level rise. Conservation Letters. 10(1):49–57.


Wells, JA, Wilson, KA, Abram, NK, Nunn, M, Gaveau, DLA, Runting, RK, Tarniati, N, Mengersen, KL, & Meijaard, E. 2016. Rising floodwaters: mapping impacts and perceptions of flooding in Indonesian Borneo. Environmental Research Letters. 11(6): 064016.

Bryan, BA, Runting, RK, Capon, T, Perring, MP, Cunningham, SC, Kragt, M, Nolan, M, Law, EA, Renwick, AR, Eber, S, Christian, R, & Wilson, KA. 2016. Designer policy for delivering carbon and biodiversity co-benefits under global change. Nature Climate Change. 6:301–305.

McAlpine, CA, Catterall, CP, Mac Nally, R, Lindenmayer, DB, Reid, L, Holl, KD, Bennett, AF, Runting, RK, Wilson, KA, Hobbs, R, Seabrook, L, Cunningham, SC, Moilanen, A, Maron, M,  Shoo, L, Lunt, ID, Vesk, PA, Rumpff, L, Martin, TG, Thomson, JR, &  Possingham, HP. 2016. Integrating plant- and animal-based perspectives for more effective restoration of biodiversity. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 14(1):37-45.


Runting, RK, Meijaard, E, Abram, NK, Wells, JA, Gaveau, DLA, Ancrenaz, M, Possingham, HP, Wich, SA, Ardiansyah, F, Gumal, MT, Ambu, LN, & Wilson, KA. 2015. Alternative futures for Borneo show the value of integrating economic and conservation targets across borders. Nature Communications. 6:6819. [SCBO Best Student Paper Award]

Abram, NK, Meijaard, E, Wells, JA, Ancrenaz, M, Pellier, A, Runting, RK, Gaveau, DLA, Wich, S, Nardiyono, Tjiu, A, Nurcahyo, A, & Mengersen, K. 2015. Mapping perceptions of species’ threats and population trends to inform conservation efforts: the Bornean orangutan case study. Diversity and Distributions. 21(5):487-499.


Shoo, LP, O’Mara, J, Perhans, K, Rhodes, JR, Runting, RK, Schmidt, S, Traill, LW, Weber, LC, Wilson, KA & Lovelock, CE. 2014.  Moving beyond the conceptual: specificity in regional climate change adaptation actions for biodiversity in South East Queensland, Australia. Regional Environmental Change. 14(2):435-447.

Abram, NK, Meijaard, E, Ancrenaz, M, Runting, RK, Wells, JA, Gaveau, DLA, Pellier, A, & Mengersen, K. 2014. Spatially explicit perceptions of ecosystem services and land cover change in forested regions of Borneo. Ecosystem Services. 7(1): 116-127.

≤ 2013 

Runting, RK, Wilson, KA & Rhodes, JR. 2013. Does more mean less? The value of information for conservation planning under sea level rise. Global Change Biology. 19(2): 352–363.

Meijaard, E, Abram, NK, Wells, JA, Pellier, A, Ancrenaz, M, Gaveau, D, Runting, RK, & Mengersen, K. 2013. People’s perceptions on the importance of forests on Borneo. PLoS One. 8(9): e73008.

Runting, R, Corcoran, J, Leung, A & Pullar, D. 2011. Oil vulnerability: the effect of non-metropolitan areas and master planned estates in South East Queensland 2001–2006. Australian Planner. 48(3):117-130.