Conservation research is not happening where it is most needed

Wilson, Kerrie A., Auerbach, Nancy A., Sam, Katerina, Magini, Ariana G., Moss, Alexander St. L, Langhans, Simone D., Budiharta, Sugeng, Terzano, Dilva and Meijaard, Erik (2016) Conservation research is not happening where it is most needed. PLoS Biology, 14 3: . doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1002413

Author Wilson, Kerrie A.
Auerbach, Nancy A.
Sam, Katerina
Magini, Ariana G.
Moss, Alexander St. L
Langhans, Simone D.
Budiharta, Sugeng
Terzano, Dilva
Meijaard, Erik
Title Conservation research is not happening where it is most needed
Journal name PLoS Biology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1545-7885
Publication date 2016-03-29
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002413
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 14
Issue 3
Total pages 5
Place of publication San Francisco, CA, United States
Publisher Public Library of Science
Language eng
Subject 2800 Neuroscience
1300 Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
2400 Immunology and Microbiology
1100 Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Abstract Target 19, set by the Convention on Biological Diversity, seeks to improve the knowledge, science base, and technologies relating to biodiversity. We will fail to achieve this target unless prolific biases in the field of conservation science are addressed. We reveal that comparatively less research is undertaken in the world’s most biodiverse countries, the science conducted in these countries is often not led by researchers based in-country, and these scientists are also underrepresented in important international fora. Mitigating these biases requires wide-ranging solutions: reforming open access publishing policies, enhancing science communication strategies, changing author attribution practices, improving representation in international processes, and strengthening infrastructure and human capacity for research in countries where it is most needed.
Keyword Conservation research
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Grant ID FT100100413
Institutional Status UQ

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