A Horizon Scan of Global Conservation Issues for 2016

Sutherland, William J., Broad, Steven, Caine, Jacqueline, Clout, Mick, Dicks, Lynn V., Doran, Helen, Entwistle, Abigail C., Fleishman, Erica, Gibbons, David W., Keim, Brandon, LeAnstey, Becky, Lickorish, Fiona A., Markillie, Paul, Monk, Kathryn A., Mortimer, Diana, Ockendon, Nancy, Pearce-Higgins, James W., Peck, Lloyd S., Pretty, Jules, Rockstrom, Johan, Spalding, Mark D., Tonneijck, Femke H., Wintle, Bonnie C. and Wright, Katherine E. (2016) A Horizon Scan of Global Conservation Issues for 2016. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 31 (1). pp. 44-53. ISSN 0169-5347

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of our seventh annual horizon scan, in which we aimed to identify issues that could have substantial effects on global biological diversity in the future, but are not currently widely well known or understood within the conservation community. Fifteen issues were identified by a team that included researchers, practitioners, professional horizon scanners, and journalists. The topics include use of managed bees as transporters of biological control agents, artificial superintelligence, electric pulse trawling, testosterone in the aquatic environment, building artificial oceanic islands, and the incorporation of ecological civilization principles into government policies in China.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Uncontrolled Keywords: foresight,futures,horizon scanning,environmental threat,environmental opportunity,biological diversity
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2016 13:00
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2020 23:39
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/60804
DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2015.11.007

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