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A Horizon Scan of Global Conservation Issues for 2016

Sutherland, WJ and Broad, S and Caine, J and Clout, M and Dicks, LV and Doran, H and Entwistle, AC and Fleishman, E and Gibbons, DW and Keim, B and LeAnstey, B and Lickorish, FA and Markillie, P and Monk, KA and Mortimer, D and Ockendon, N and Pearce-Higgins, JW and Peck, LS and Pretty, J and Rockström, J and Spalding, MD and Tonneijck, FH and Wintle, BC and Wright, KE (2016) 'A Horizon Scan of Global Conservation Issues for 2016.' Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 31 (1). 44 - 53. ISSN 0169-5347

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Abstract

© 2015 The Authors. 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
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Biological Sciences, School of
Faculty of Science and Health > Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2015 15:00
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2018 19:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/15683

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