One Hundred Questions of Importance to the Conservation of Global Biological Diversity

Sutherland, WJ, Adams, WM, Aronson, RB, Aveling, R, Blackburn, TM, Broad, S, Ceballos, G, Cote, IM, Cowling, RM, Da Fonseca, GAB, Dinerstein, E, Ferraro, PJ, Fleishman, E, Gascon, C, Hunter, M, Hutton, J, Kareiva, P, Kuria, A, MacDonald, DW, MacKinnon, K, Madgwick, FJ, Mascia, MB, McNeely, J, Milner-Gulland, EJ, Moon, S, Morley, CG, Nelson, S, Osborn, D, Pai, M, Parsons, ECM, Peck, LS, Possingham, H, Prior, SV, Pullin, AS, Rands, MRW, Ranganathan, J, Redford, KH, Rodriguez, JP, Seymour, F, Sobel, J, Sodhi, NS, Stott, A, Vance-Borland, K and Watkinson, AR (2009) One Hundred Questions of Importance to the Conservation of Global Biological Diversity. CONSERVATION BIOLOGY, 23 3: 557-567. doi:10.1111/j.1523-1739.2009.01212.x

Author Sutherland, WJ
Adams, WM
Aronson, RB
Aveling, R
Blackburn, TM
Broad, S
Ceballos, G
Cote, IM
Cowling, RM
Da Fonseca, GAB
Dinerstein, E
Ferraro, PJ
Fleishman, E
Gascon, C
Hunter, M
Hutton, J
Kareiva, P
Kuria, A
MacDonald, DW
MacKinnon, K
Madgwick, FJ
Mascia, MB
McNeely, J
Milner-Gulland, EJ
Moon, S
Morley, CG
Nelson, S
Osborn, D
Pai, M
Parsons, ECM
Peck, LS
Possingham, H
Prior, SV
Pullin, AS
Rands, MRW
Ranganathan, J
Redford, KH
Rodriguez, JP
Seymour, F
Sobel, J
Sodhi, NS
Stott, A
Vance-Borland, K
Watkinson, AR
Title One Hundred Questions of Importance to the Conservation of Global Biological Diversity
Journal name CONSERVATION BIOLOGY   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0888-8892
Publication date 2009-06-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2009.01212.x
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 23
Issue 3
Start page 557
End page 567
Total pages 11
Place of publication United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
Language eng
Subject C1
9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
050202 Conservation and Biodiversity
Abstract We identified 100 scientific questions that, if answered, would have the greatest impact on conservation practice and policy. Representatives from 21 international organizations, regional sections and working groups of the Society for Conservation Biology, and 12 academics, from all continents except Antarctica, compiled 2291 questions of relevance to conservation of biological diversity worldwide. The questions were gathered from 761 individuals through workshops, email requests, and discussions. Voting by email to short-list questions, followed by a 2-day workshop, was used to derive the final list of 100 questions. Most of the final questions were derived through a process of modification and combination as the workshop progressed. The questions are divided into 12 sections: ecosystem functions and services, climate change, technological change, protected areas, ecosystem management and restoration, terrestrial ecosystems, marine ecosystems, freshwater ecosystems, species management, organizational systems and processes, societal context and change, and impacts of conservation interventions. We anticipate that these questions will help identify new directions for researchers and assist funders in directing funds.
Keyword biodiversity
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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