A horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2014

William J. Sutherland, Rosalind Aveling, Thomas M. Brooks, Mick Clout, Lynn V. Dicks, Liz Fellman, Erica Fleishman, David W. Gibbons, Brandon Keim, Fiona Lickorish, Kathryn A. Monk, Diana Mortimer, Lloyd S. Peck, Jules Pretty, Johan Rockstrom, Jon Paul Rodríguez, Rebecca K. Smith, Mark D. Spalding, Femke H. Tonneijck, Andrew R. Watkinson

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-22
Number of pages8
JournalTrends in Ecology and Evolution
Volume29
Issue number1
Early online date11 Dec 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014

Keywords

  • climate change
  • diseases
  • future
  • horizon scan
  • priority setting
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  • A horizon scan of emerging issues for global conservation in 2019

    Sutherland, W. J., Broad, S., Butchart, S. H. M., Clarke, S. J., Collins, A. M., Dicks, L. V., Doran, H., Esmail, N., Fleishman, E., Frost, N., Gaston, K. J., Gibbons, D. W., Hughes, A. C., Jiang, Z., Kelman, R., LeAnstey, B., le Roux, X., Lickorish, F. A., Monk, K. A., Mortimer, D. & 8 others, Pearce-Higgins, J. W., Peck, L. S., Pettorelli, N., Pretty, J., Seymour, C. L., Spalding, M. D., Wentworth, J. & Ockendon, N., Jan 2019, In: Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 34, 1, p. 83-94 12 p.

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  • A 2018 horizon scan of emerging issues for global conservation and biological diversity

    Sutherland, W. J., Butchart, S. H. M., Connor, B., Culshaw, C., Dicks, L. V., Dinsdale, J., Doran, H., Entwistle, A. C., Fleishman, E., Gibbons, D. W., Jiang, Z., Keim, B., Le Roux, X., Lickorish, F. A., Markillie, P., Monk, K. A., Mortimer, D., Pearce-Higgins, J. W., Peck, L. S., Pretty, J. & 4 others, Seymour, C. L., Spalding, M. D., Tonneijck, F. H. & Gleave, R. A., Jan 2018, In: Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 33, 1, p. 47-58 12 p.

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