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A horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2014

Sutherland, William J.; Aveling, Rosalind; Brooks, Thomas M.; Clout, Mick; Dicks, Lynn V.; Fellman, Liz; Fleishman, Erica; Gibbons, David W.; Keim, Brandon; Lickorish, Fiona; Monk, Kathryn A.; Mortimer, Diana; Peck, Lloyd S.; Pretty, Jules; Rockström, Johan; Rodríguez, Jon Paul; Smith, Rebecca K.; Spalding, Mark D.; Tonneijck, Femke H.; Watkinson, Andrew R.. 2014 A horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2014. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 29 (1). 15-22. 10.1016/j.tree.2013.11.004

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Abstract/Summary

This paper presents the output of our fifth annual horizon-scanning exercise, which aims to identify topics that increasingly may affect conservation of biological diversity, but have yet to be widely considered. A team of professional horizon scanners, researchers, practitioners, and a journalist identified 15 topics which were identified via an iterative, Delphi-like process. The 15 topics include a carbon market induced financial crash, rapid geographic expansion of macroalgal cultivation, genetic control of invasive species, probiotic therapy for amphibians, and an emerging snake fungal disease.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1016/j.tree.2013.11.004
Programmes: BAS Programmes > Polar Science for Planet Earth (2009 - ) > Ecosystems
ISSN: 01695347
Additional Keywords: climate change, diseases, future, horizon scan, priority setting
Date made live: 16 Dec 2013 11:52 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/504262

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