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

Sutherland, William J and Barnard, Phoebe and Broad, Steven and Clout, Mick and Connor, Ben and Côté, Isabelle M and Dicks, Lynn V and Doran, Helen and Entwistle, Abigail C and Fleishman, Erica and Fox, Marie and Gaston, Kevin J and Gibbons, David W and Jiang, Zhigang and Keim, Brandon and Lickorish, Fiona A and Markillie, Paul and Monk, Kathryn A and Pearce-Higgins, James W and Peck, Lloyd S and Pretty, Jules and Spalding, Mark D and Tonneijck, Femke H and 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
Uncontrolled Keywords: Conservation of Natural Resources; Biodiversity; Forecasting; Introduced Species
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: 19 Dec 2016 10:12
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2022 15:25
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/18624

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