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dc.contributor.authorAmano, Tatsuya
dc.contributor.authorBerdejo-Espinola, Violeta
dc.contributor.authorChristie, Alec P
dc.contributor.authorWillott, Kate
dc.contributor.authorAkasaka, Munemitsu
dc.contributor.authorBáldi, András
dc.contributor.authorBerthinussen, Anna
dc.contributor.authorBertolino, Sandro
dc.contributor.authorBladon, Andrew J
dc.contributor.authorChen, Min
dc.contributor.authorChoi, Chang-Yong
dc.contributor.authorBou Dagher Kharrat, Magda
dc.contributor.authorde Oliveira, Luis G
dc.contributor.authorFarhat, Perla
dc.contributor.authorGolivets, Marina
dc.contributor.authorHidalgo Aranzamendi, Nataly
dc.contributor.authorJantke, Kerstin
dc.contributor.authorKajzer-Bonk, Joanna
dc.contributor.authorKemahlı Aytekin, M Çisel
dc.contributor.authorKhorozyan, Igor
dc.contributor.authorKito, Kensuke
dc.contributor.authorKonno, Ko
dc.contributor.authorLin, Da-Li
dc.contributor.authorLittlewood, Nick
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Yang
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Yifan
dc.contributor.authorLoretto, Matthias-Claudio
dc.contributor.authorMarconi, Valentina
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Philip A
dc.contributor.authorMorgan, William H
dc.contributor.authorNarváez-Gómez, Juan P
dc.contributor.authorNegret, Pablo Jose
dc.contributor.authorNourani, Elham
dc.contributor.authorOchoa Quintero, Jose M
dc.contributor.authorOckendon, Nancy
dc.contributor.authorOh, Rachel Rui Ying
dc.contributor.authorPetrovan, Silviu O
dc.contributor.authorPiovezan-Borges, Ana C
dc.contributor.authorPollet, Ingrid L
dc.contributor.authorRamos, Danielle L
dc.contributor.authorReboredo Segovia, Ana L
dc.contributor.authorRivera-Villanueva, A Nayelli
dc.contributor.authorRocha, Ricardo
dc.contributor.authorRouyer, Marie-Morgane
dc.contributor.authorSainsbury, Katherine A
dc.contributor.authorSchuster, Richard
dc.contributor.authorSchwab, Dominik
dc.contributor.authorŞekercioğlu, Çağan H
dc.contributor.authorSeo, Hae-Min
dc.contributor.authorShackelford, Gorm
dc.contributor.authorShinoda, Yushin
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Rebecca K
dc.contributor.authorTao, Shan-Dar
dc.contributor.authorTsai, Ming-Shan
dc.contributor.authorTyler, Elizabeth H M
dc.contributor.authorVajna, Flóra
dc.contributor.authorValdebenito, José Osvaldo
dc.contributor.authorVozykova, Svetlana
dc.contributor.authorWaryszak, Paweł
dc.contributor.authorZamora-Gutierrez, Veronica
dc.contributor.authorZenni, Rafael D
dc.contributor.authorZhou, Wenjun
dc.contributor.authorSutherland, William J
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-08T01:51:52Z
dc.date.available2021-11-08T01:51:52Z
dc.date.issued2021-10-07
dc.identifier.issn1544-9173
dc.identifier.otherPMC8496809
dc.identifier.other34618803
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/330418
dc.description.abstractThe widely held assumption that any important scientific information would be available in English underlies the underuse of non-English-language science across disciplines. However, non-English-language science is expected to bring unique and valuable scientific information, especially in disciplines where the evidence is patchy, and for emergent issues where synthesising available evidence is an urgent challenge. Yet such contribution of non-English-language science to scientific communities and the application of science is rarely quantified. Here, we show that non-English-language studies provide crucial evidence for informing global biodiversity conservation. By screening 419,679 peer-reviewed papers in 16 languages, we identified 1,234 non-English-language studies providing evidence on the effectiveness of biodiversity conservation interventions, compared to 4,412 English-language studies identified with the same criteria. Relevant non-English-language studies are being published at an increasing rate in 6 out of the 12 languages where there were a sufficient number of relevant studies. Incorporating non-English-language studies can expand the geographical coverage (i.e., the number of 2° × 2° grid cells with relevant studies) of English-language evidence by 12% to 25%, especially in biodiverse regions, and taxonomic coverage (i.e., the number of species covered by the relevant studies) by 5% to 32%, although they do tend to be based on less robust study designs. Our results show that synthesising non-English-language studies is key to overcoming the widespread lack of local, context-dependent evidence and facilitating evidence-based conservation globally. We urge wider disciplines to rigorously reassess the untapped potential of non-English-language science in informing decisions to address other global challenges. Please see the Supporting information files for Alternative Language Abstracts.
dc.languageeng
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.sourceessn: 1545-7885
dc.sourcenlmid: 101183755
dc.titleTapping into non-English-language science for the conservation of global biodiversity.
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2021-11-08T01:51:51Z
prism.issueIdentifier10
prism.publicationNamePLoS biology
prism.volume19
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.77861
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1371/journal.pbio.3001296
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.contributor.orcidAmano, Tatsuya [0000-0001-6576-3410]
dc.contributor.orcidBerdejo-Espinola, Violeta [0000-0001-9567-8276]
dc.contributor.orcidChristie, Alec P [0000-0002-8465-8410]
dc.contributor.orcidWillott, Kate [0000-0001-5898-5402]
dc.contributor.orcidAkasaka, Munemitsu [0000-0002-0143-0841]
dc.contributor.orcidBáldi, András [0000-0001-6063-3721]
dc.contributor.orcidBladon, Andrew J [0000-0002-2677-1247]
dc.contributor.orcidChoi, Chang-Yong [0000-0002-4519-7957]
dc.contributor.orcidBou Dagher Kharrat, Magda [0000-0001-7969-1673]
dc.contributor.orcidde Oliveira, Luis G [0000-0002-1152-9239]
dc.contributor.orcidFarhat, Perla [0000-0002-6134-788X]
dc.contributor.orcidGolivets, Marina [0000-0003-1278-2663]
dc.contributor.orcidJantke, Kerstin [0000-0002-3126-3888]
dc.contributor.orcidKajzer-Bonk, Joanna [0000-0003-4063-2785]
dc.contributor.orcidKemahlı Aytekin, M Çisel [0000-0002-6908-7568]
dc.contributor.orcidKhorozyan, Igor [0000-0002-0657-7500]
dc.contributor.orcidKito, Kensuke [0000-0002-0873-934X]
dc.contributor.orcidKonno, Ko [0000-0002-5319-9178]
dc.contributor.orcidLin, Da-Li [0000-0003-0930-2374]
dc.contributor.orcidLittlewood, Nick [0000-0003-4461-8833]
dc.contributor.orcidLiu, Yang [0000-0003-4580-5518]
dc.contributor.orcidLoretto, Matthias-Claudio [0000-0002-1940-3470]
dc.contributor.orcidMarconi, Valentina [0000-0001-7443-0255]
dc.contributor.orcidMartin, Philip A [0000-0001-5401-1176]
dc.contributor.orcidMorgan, William H [0000-0002-7594-6453]
dc.contributor.orcidNarváez-Gómez, Juan P [0000-0002-7223-6819]
dc.contributor.orcidNegret, Pablo Jose [0000-0002-4683-839X]
dc.contributor.orcidNourani, Elham [0000-0003-4420-3902]
dc.contributor.orcidOchoa Quintero, Jose M [0000-0002-5619-0777]
dc.contributor.orcidOckendon, Nancy [0000-0001-5055-1079]
dc.contributor.orcidOh, Rachel Rui Ying [0000-0003-2716-7727]
dc.contributor.orcidPetrovan, Silviu O [0000-0002-3984-2403]
dc.contributor.orcidPiovezan-Borges, Ana C [0000-0003-2779-9820]
dc.contributor.orcidPollet, Ingrid L [0000-0001-7207-8294]
dc.contributor.orcidRivera-Villanueva, A Nayelli [0000-0002-9190-4317]
dc.contributor.orcidRouyer, Marie-Morgane [0000-0003-4915-7191]
dc.contributor.orcidSainsbury, Katherine A [0000-0002-5087-3892]
dc.contributor.orcidSchuster, Richard [0000-0003-3191-7869]
dc.contributor.orcidŞekercioğlu, Çağan H [0000-0003-3193-0377]
dc.contributor.orcidShackelford, Gorm [0000-0003-0949-0934]
dc.contributor.orcidShinoda, Yushin [0000-0002-1605-6303]
dc.contributor.orcidSmith, Rebecca K [0000-0003-3294-7592]
dc.contributor.orcidTao, Shan-Dar [0000-0002-9013-0671]
dc.contributor.orcidTsai, Ming-Shan [0000-0001-6804-1317]
dc.contributor.orcidVajna, Flóra [0000-0003-4451-855X]
dc.contributor.orcidValdebenito, José Osvaldo [0000-0002-6709-6305]
dc.contributor.orcidWaryszak, Paweł [0000-0002-4245-3150]
dc.contributor.orcidZamora-Gutierrez, Veronica [0000-0003-0661-5180]
dc.contributor.orcidZenni, Rafael D [0000-0002-4315-7986]
dc.contributor.orcidSutherland, William J [0000-0002-6498-0437]


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