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A 2018 Horizon Scan of Emerging Issues for Global Conservation and Biological Diversity

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Author list: Sutherland WJ, Butchart SHM, Connor B, Culshaw C, Dicks LV, Dinsdale J, Doran H, Entwistle AC, Fleishman E, Gibbons DW, Jiang Z, Keim B, Le Roux X, Lickorish FA, Markillie P, Monk KA, Mortimer D, Pearce-Higgins JW, Peck LS, Pretty J, Seymour C, Spalding MD, Tonneijck FH, Gleave RA.

Publisher: Elsevier: 12 months / Elsevier (Cell Press)

Publication year: 2018

Journal: Trends in Ecology and Evolution

Volume number: 33

Issue number: 1

Start page: 47

End page: 58

Total number of pages: 12

ISSN: 0169-5347

eISSN: 1872-8383


This is our ninth annual horizon scan to identify emerging issues that we believe could affect global biological diversity, natural capital and ecosystem services, and conservation efforts. Our diverse and international team, with expertise in horizon scanning, science communication, as well as conservation science, practice, and policy, reviewed 117 potential issues. We identified the 15 that may have the greatest positive or negative effects but are not yet well recognised by the global conservation community. Themes among these topics include new mechanisms driving the emergence and geographic expansion of diseases, innovative biotechnologies, reassessments of global change, and the development of strategic infrastructure to facilitate global economic priorities.


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