Our recent study showed that over one third of conservation-related literature is published in languages other than English. Yet those non-English-language studies are often simply ignored in environmental evidence synthesis. This project first investigates the prevalence of non-English-language studies in environmental evidence synthesis, focusing on systematic reviews by the Collaboration for Environmental Evidence (https://www.environmentalevidence.org/completed-reviews) and then explores what factors (e.g., the number of nationalities in the author team) determine the degree of inclusion of non-English-language studies. This is part of an ARC-funded project, transcending language barriers to environmental sciences (translate: https://translatesciences.com/).

Supervisor: Dr Tatsuya Amano