A 2017 Horizon Scan of Emerging Issues for Global Conservation and Biological Diversity

Sutherland, William J., Barnard, Phoebe, Broad, Steven, Clout, Mick, Connor, Ben, Côté, Isabelle M., Dicks, Lynn V., Doran, Helen, Entwistle, Abigail C., Fleishman, Erica, Fox, Marie, Gaston, Kevin J., Gibbons, David W., Jiang, Zhigang, Keim, Brandon, Lickorish, Fiona A., Markillie, Paul, Monk, Kathryn A., Pearce-Higgins, James W., Peck, Lloyd S., Pretty, Jules, Spalding, Mark D., Tonneijck, Femke H., Wintle, Bonnie C. and Ockendon, Nancy (2017) A 2017 Horizon Scan of Emerging Issues for Global Conservation and Biological Diversity. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 32 (1). pp. 31-40. ISSN 0169-5347

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Abstract

We present the results of our eighth annual horizon scan of emerging issues likely to affect global biological diversity, the environment, and conservation efforts in the future. The potential effects of these novel issues might not yet be fully recognized or understood by the global conservation community, and the issues can be regarded as both opportunities and risks. A diverse international team with collective expertise in horizon scanning, science communication, and conservation research, practice, and policy reviewed 100 potential issues and identified 15 that qualified as emerging, with potential substantial global effects. These issues include new developments in energy storage and fuel production, sand extraction, potential solutions to combat coral bleaching and invasive marine species, and blockchain technology.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2016 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: futures,novel issues,predictions,environment,climate change,invasive species,management,energy security
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2017 00:01
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2020 23:40
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/61964
DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2016.11.005

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