• Di Minin, E., Soutullo, A., Bartesaghi, L., Rios, M., Szephegyi, M., Moilanen, A. Integrating biodiversity, ecosystem services and socio-economic data to identify priority areas and landowners for conservation actions at the national scale. Biological Conservation 206, 56-64 . OPEN ACCESS
  • Hausmann, A., Slotow, R., Fraser, I., Di Minin, E.* Ecotourism marketing alternative to charismatic megafauna can also support biodiversity conservation. Animal Conservation 20, 91-100.
  • Hausmann, A., Toivonen, T., Slotow, R., Tenkanen, H., Heikinheimo, V., Moilanen, A., Di Minin, E.* Social media data can be used to understand tourists´ preferences for nature-based experiences in protected areas. Conservation Letters, DOI: 10.1111/conl.12343. OPEN ACCESS
  • Hausmann, A., Toivonen, T., Heikinheimo, V., Tenkanen, H., Slotow, R., Di Minin, E.* Social media reveal that charismatic species are not the main attractor of ecotourists to sub-Saharan protected areas. Scientific Reports 7, 763. DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-00858-6. OPEN ACCESS
  • Heikinheimo, V., Di Minin, E., Tenkanen, H., Hausmann, A., Toivonen, T. 2017. User-generated geographic information for national park visitor monitoring: a comparison of social media data and visitor survey. International Journal of Geo-Information 6, 85. DOI:10.3390/ijgi6030085.
  • Reuter, K., Sewall, B., Di Minin, E.* 2017. Drivers of present and lifetime natural resource use in a tropical biodiversity hotspot. Animal Conservation, DOI: 10.1111/acv.12355.
  • Tomita, A., Vandormael, A.M., Cuadros, D., Di Minin, E., Heikinheimo, V., Tanser, F., Slotow, R., Burns, J.K. Green environment and incident depression in South Africa: Geospatial evidence and sustainable development implications for mental health in resource-limited settings. The Lancet Planetary Health 1, e152-e162.
  • Tenkanen, H., Di Minin, E., Heikinheimo, V., Hausmann, A., Toivonen, T. Instagram, Flickr, or Twitter: Assessing the usability of social media data for visitor monitoring in protected areas. Scientific Reports.
  • Veach, V., Moilanen, A., Di Minin, E.* Threats from urban expansion, agricultural transformation and forest loss on global conservation priority areas. Plos One
  • Veach, V., Di Minin, E., Montesino-Pouzols, F., Moilanen, A. Species richness as criterion for global conservation area placement leads to large losses in coverage of biodiversity. Diversity and Distributions 23,715–726. DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12571.


  • Di Minin, E., Leader-Williams, N., Bradshaw, C.A.J. 2016. Banning trophy hunting will exacerbate biodiversity loss. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31, 99-102.
  • Di Minin, E., Leader-Williams, N., Bradshaw, C.A.J. 2016. Trophy hunting does and will support biodiversity: A reply to Ripple et al. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31, 496–498.
  • Di Minin, E., Slotow, R., Hunter, L., Montesino-Pouzols, F., Toivonen, T., Verburg, P., Leader-Williams, N., Petracca, L., Moilanen, A. 2016. National priorities for global carnivore conservation under land use change. Scientific Reports 6, 23814 . OPEN ACCESS
  • Hausmann, A., Slotow, R., Burns, J., Di Minin, E.* 2016. The ecosystem service of sense of place: benefits for human well-being and biodiversity conservation. Environmental Conservation, 43, 117-127.
  • Joppa, L., O’Connor, B., Smith, C., Visconti, P., Geldmann, J., Hoffmann, M., Watson, J.E.M., Butchart, S.H.M., Virah-Sawmy, M., Halpern, B.S., Ahmed, S., Balmford, A., Sutherland, W.J., Harfoot, M., Hilton-Taylor, C., Foden, W., Di Minin, E., Pagad, S., Genovesi, P., Hutton, J., Burgess, N.D. 2016. Filling data gaps for threats to biodiversity. Science 352, 416-418.
  • Nin, M., Soutullo, A., Rodrigues, L., Di Minin, E.* 2016. Ecosystem services-based land planning for environmental impact avoidance. Ecosystem Services 17, 172-184.
  • Santangeli, A., Di Minin, E., Toivonen, T., Pogson, M., Hastings, A., Smith, P., Moilanen, A. 2016. Synergies and trade-offs between renewable energy expansion and biodiversity conservation – a cross-national multi-factor analysis. Global Change Biology – Bioenergy 8, 1191–1200. OPEN ACCESS
  • Selier, J., Slotow, R., Di Minin, E. 2016. The influence of socioeconomic factors on the densities of high-value cross-border species, the African elephant. PeerJ 4:e2581. DOI:
  • Smith, A., Schoeman, C., Keith, M., Erasmus, B., Monadjem, A., Moilanen, A., Di Minin, E.* 2016. Synergistic effects of climate and land-use change on representation of African bats in priority conservation areas. Ecological Indicators 69, 276-283.


  • Di Minin, E. & Toivonen, T. 2015. Global protected area expansion: creating more than paper parks. BioScience 65, 637-638. OPEN ACCESS
  • Di Minin, E., Tenkanen, H. Toivonen, T. 2015. Prospects and challenges for social media data in conservation science. Frontiers in Environmental Sciences 3:63. doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2015.00063. OPEN ACCESS
  • Di Minin, E., Laitila, J., Montesino Pouzols, F., Leader-Williams, N., Slotow, R., Conway, A.J., Goodman, P.S., Moilanen, A. 2015. Identification of policies for a sustainable legal trade in rhinoceros horn based on population projection and socioeconomic models. 2015. Conservation Biology 29, 545-555. OPEN ACCESS
  • Kullberg, P., Toivonen, T., Lehtomäki, J., Montesino-Pouzols, F., Di Minin, E., Moilanen, A. 2015. Improving the identification of management priority areas within the global protected area network. Plos One, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0145231. OPEN ACCESS
  • Selier, S.A.J., & Di Minin, E. 2015. Monitoring required for effective sustainable use of wildlife. Animal Conservation, 18, 31-32. OPEN ACCESS
  • Selier, S.A.J., Slotow, R., Di Minin, E.* 2015. Large mammal distribution in a transfrontier landscape: trade-offs between resource availability and human disturbance. Biotropica, 47, 389-397.


  • Di Minin, E., & Moilanen, A. 2014. Improving the surrogacy effectiveness of charismatic megafauna with well-surveyed taxonomic groups and habitat types. Journal of Applied Ecology 51, 281-288.
  • Di Minin, E., Veach, V., Lehtomäki, J., Montesino-Pouzols, F., Moilanen, A. 2014. A quick introduction to Zonation. Conservation Biology Informatics Group, University of Helsinki, Finland. ISBN 978-952-10-9921-2.
  • Montesino-Pouzols, F., Toivonen, T., Di Minin, E., Kukkala, A. S., Kullberg, P., Kuusterä, J., Lehtomäki, J., Tenkanen, H., Verburg, P. H. & Moilanen, A. 2014. Global protected area expansion is compromised by projected land-use and parochialism. Nature, 516: 18-25.
  • Santangeli A., Di Minin, E., & Arroyo, B. 2014. Bridging the research implementation gap – Identifying cost-effective protection measures for Montagu’s harrier nests in Spanish farmlands. Biological Conservation 177, 126-133.


  • Di Minin, E., Fraser, I., Slotow, R., MacMillan, D.C. 2013a. Understanding heterogeneous preference of tourists for big game species: implications for conservation and management. Animal Conservation 16, 249-258. (Featured paper + cover picture). OPEN ACCESS
  • Di Minin, E., Fraser, I., Slotow, R., MacMillan, D.C. 2013b. Conservation marketing and education for less charismatic biodiversity and conservation businesses for sustainable development. Animal Conservation 16, 263-264.
  • Di Minin, E., Hunter, L. T. B., Balme, G. A., Smith, R. J., Goodman, P. S. & Slotow, R. 2013. Creating larger and better connected protected areas enhances the persistence of big game species in the Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany biodiversity hotspot. PlosOne 8, e71788. OPEN ACCESS
  • Di Minin, E., MacMillan, D.C., Escott, B., Goodman, P.S., Slotow, R., Moilanen, A. 2013. Conservation businesses and conservation planning in a biological diversity hotspot. Conservation Biology 27, 808-820.


  • Di Minin, E. & Moilanen, A. 2012. Empirical evidence for reduced protection levels across biodiversity features from target-based conservation planning. Biological Conservation 153, 187-191.


  • Di Minin, E. & Griffiths, R.G. 2011. Viability analysis of a threatened amphibian population: modelling the past, present and future. Ecography 34: 162-169.


  • Smith, R.J., Di Minin, E., Linke, S., Segan, D.S. & Possingham, H.P. 2010. Minpatch: a software for optimizing area selection in conservation planning. Biological Conservation 143: 2525-2531.


  • Casagrande S., Nieder L., Di Minin E., La Fata I. & Csermely, D. 2008. Habitat utilization and prey selection of the kestrel Falco tinnunculus in relation to small mammal abundance. Italian Journal of Zoology 4: 401-409

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