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A Horizon Scan of Global Conservation Issues for 2016

Sutherland, William J and Broad, Steven and Caine, Jacqueline and Clout, Mick and Dicks, Lynn V and Doran, Helen and Entwistle, Abigail C and Fleishman, Erica and Gibbons, David W and Keim, Brandon and LeAnstey, Becky and Lickorish, Fiona A and Markillie, Paul and Monk, Kathryn A and Mortimer, Diana and Ockendon, Nancy and Pearce-Higgins, James W and Peck, Lloyd S and Pretty, Jules and Rockström, Johan and Spalding, Mark D and Tonneijck, Femke H and Wintle, Bonnie C and Wright, Katherine E (2016) 'A Horizon Scan of Global Conservation Issues for 2016.' Trends in Ecology & 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. This is the seventh annual horizon scan. A team of 24 horizon scanners, researchers, practitioners, and journalists identified 15 issues following widespread consultation and a Delphi-like process to select the most suitable.The issues were wide ranging but included artificial superintelligence, changing costs of energy storage and consumptive models, and ecological civilization policies in China.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Animals; Bees; Conservation of Natural Resources; Biodiversity; China; Environmental Policy
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Life Sciences, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2015 15:00
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2022 15:23
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/15683

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