A horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2015

William J. Sutherland, Mick Clout, Michael Depledge, Lynn V. Dicks, Jason Dinsdale, Abigail C. Entwistle, Erica Fleishman, David W. Gibbons, Brandon Keim, Fiona A. Lickorish, Kathryn A. Monk, Nancy Ockendon, Lloyd S. Peck, Jules Pretty, Johan Rockstrom, Mark D. Spalding, Femke H. Tonneijck, Bonnie C. Wintle

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of our sixth annual horizon scan, which aims to identify phenomena that may have substantial effects on the global environment, but are not widely known or well understood. A group of professional horizon scanners, researchers, practitioners, and a journalist identified 15 topics via an iterative, Delphi-like process. The topics include a novel class of insecticide compounds, legalisation of recreational drugs, and the emergence of a new ecosystem associated with ice retreat in the Antarctic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-24
Number of pages8
JournalTrends in Ecology and Evolution
Volume30
Issue number1
Early online date27 Nov 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015

Keywords

  • environment
  • public health
  • priority setting
  • future
  • drugs
  • Antarctica
  • trade
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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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