Future novel threats and opportunities facing UK biodiversity identified by horizon scanning

W.J. Sutherland, M.J. Bailey, I.P. Bainbridge, T. Brereton, J.T.A. Dick, J. Drewitt, N.K. Dulvy, N.R. Dusic, R.P. Freckleton, K.J. Gaston, P.M. Gilder, R.E. Green, A.L. Heathwaite, S.M. Johnson, D.W. Macdonald, R. Mitchell, D. Osborn, R.P. Owen, J. Pretty, S.V. PriorH. Prosser, A.S. Pullin, P. Rose, A. Stott, T. Tew, C.D. Thomas, D.B.A. Thompson, J.A. Vickery, M. Walker, C. Walmsley, S. Warrington, A.R. Watkinson, R.J. Williams, R. Woodroffe, H.J. Woodroof

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Abstract

1. Horizon scanning is an essential tool for environmental scientists if they are to contribute to the evidence base for Government, its agencies and other decision makers to devise and implement environmental policies. The implication of not foreseeing issues that are foreseeable is illustrated by the contentious responses to genetically modified herbicide-tolerant crops in the UK, and by challenges surrounding biofuels, foot and mouth disease, avian influenza and climate change.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)821-833
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Applied Ecology
Volume45
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008

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  • Ecology

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    Sutherland, W. J., Bailey, M. J., Bainbridge, I. P., Brereton, T., Dick, J. T. A., Drewitt, J., Dulvy, N. K., Dusic, N. R., Freckleton, R. P., Gaston, K. J., Gilder, P. M., Green, R. E., Heathwaite, A. L., Johnson, S. M., Macdonald, D. W., Mitchell, R., Osborn, D., Owen, R. P., Pretty, J., ... Woodroof, H. J. (2008). Future novel threats and opportunities facing UK biodiversity identified by horizon scanning. Journal of Applied Ecology, 45(3), 821-833. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2664.2008.01474.x