A horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2015

Author(s): Sutherland, W.J., M. Clout, M. Depledge, L.V. Dicks, J. Dinsdale, A.C. Entwistle, E. Fleishman, D.W. Gibbons, B. Keim, F.A. Lickorish, K.A. Monk, N. Ockendon, L.S. Peck, J. Pretty, J. Rockström, M.D. Spalding, F.H. Tonneijck, B.C. Wintle
In: Trends in Ecology and Evolution 30: 17–24.
Year: 2015
Type: Journal / article
Link to centre authors: Rockström, Johan
Full reference: Sutherland, W.J., M. Clout, M. Depledge, L.V. Dicks, J. Dinsdale, A.C. Entwistle, E. Fleishman, D.W. Gibbons, B. Keim, F.A. Lickorish, K.A. Monk, N. Ockendon, L.S. Peck, J. Pretty, J. Rockström, M.D. Spalding, F.H. Tonneijck, B.C. Wintle. 2015. A horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2015. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 30: 17–24.

Summary

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.

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