Horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2011

William J. Sutherland, Sarah Bardsley, Leon Bennun, Mick Clout, Isabelle M. Cote, Michael Depledge, Lynn Dicks, Andrew Dobson, Liz Fellman, Erica Fleishman, David Gibbons, Andrew Impey, John Lawton, Fiona Lickorish, David B. Lindenmayer, Thomas Lovejoy, Ralph MAC NALLY, Jane Madgwick, Lloyd Peck, Jules Pretty & 5 others Stephanie Prior, Kent Redford, Jorn Scharlemann, Mark Spalding, Andrew Watkinson

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    Abstract

    This review describes outcomes of a 2010 horizon-scanning exercise building upon the first exercise conducted in 2009. The aim of both horizon scans was to identify emerging issues that could have substantial impacts on the conservation of biological diversity, and to do so sufficiently early to encourage policy-relevant, practical research onthose issues.Our group included professional horizon scanners and researchers affiliated with universities and non- and inter-governmental organizations, including specialists on topics such as invasive species, wildlife diseases and coral reefs. We identified 15 nascent issues, including new greenhouse gases, genetic techniques to eradicate mosquitoes, milk consumption in Asia and societal pessimism.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)10-16
    Number of pages7
    JournalTrends in Ecology Evolution
    Volume26
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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    Sutherland, W. J., Bardsley, S., Bennun, L., Clout, M., Cote, I. M., Depledge, M., ... Watkinson, A. (2011). Horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2011. Trends in Ecology Evolution, 26(1), 10-16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2010.11.002