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A horizon scan of emerging issues for global conservation in 2019

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Title: A horizon scan of emerging issues for global conservation in 2019
Authors: Sutherland, WJ
Broad, S
Butchart, SHM
Clarke, SJ
Collins, AM
Dicks, LV
Doran, H
Esmail, N
Fleishman, E
Frost, N
Gaston, KJ
Gibbons, DW
Hughes, AC
Jiang, Z
Kelman, R
LeAnstey, B
Le Roux, X
Lickorish, FA
Monk, KA
Mortimer, D
Pearce-Higgins, JW
Peck, LS
Pettorelli, N
Pretty, J
Seymour, CL
Spalding, MD
Wentworth, J
Ockendon, N
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: We present the results of our tenth annual horizon scan. We identified 15 emerging priority topics that may have major positive or negative effects on the future conservation of global biodiversity, but currently have low awareness within the conservation community. We hope to increase research and policy attention on these areas, improving the capacity of the community to mitigate impacts of potentially negative issues, and maximise the benefits of issues that provide opportunities. Topics include advances in crop breeding, which may affect insects and land use; manipulations of natural water flows and weather systems on the Tibetan Plateau; release of carbon and mercury from melting polar ice and thawing permafrost; new funding schemes and regulations; and land-use changes across Indo-Malaysia.
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2019
Date of Acceptance: 2-Nov-2018
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/66208
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2018.11.001
ISSN: 1872-8383
Publisher: Elsevier
Start Page: 83
End Page: 94
Journal / Book Title: Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Volume: 34
Issue: 1
Copyright Statement: © 2018 Published by Elsevier Ltd. This manuscript is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Sponsor/Funder: Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Funder's Grant Number: NE/N00549X/1
Keywords: 06 Biological Sciences
05 Environmental Sciences
Evolutionary Biology
Publication Status: Published
Online Publication Date: 2018-12-13
Appears in Collections:Centre for Environmental Policy
Faculty of Natural Sciences