Identifying future research directions for biodiversity, ecosystem services and sustainability: perspectives from early-career researchers

Sohel, Sarwar; Pogue, Sarah J.; Trenchard, Liz; Van Oudenhoven, Alexander P.E.; Washbourne, Carla-Leanne; Muirui, Evalyne W.; Tomczyk, Aleksandra M.; Garcia-Llorente, Marina; Hale, Rachel; Hevia, Violeta; Adams, Tom; Tavallali, Leila; de Bell, Sian; Pye, Marian; Resende, Fernando (2018). Identifying future research directions for biodiversity, ecosystem services and sustainability: perspectives from early-career researchers. International journal of sustainable development & world ecology, 25(3), pp. 249-261. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/13504509.2017.1361480

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We aimed to identify priority research questions in the field of biodiversity, ecosystem services and sustainability (BESS), based on a workshop held during the NRG BESS Conference for Early Career Researchers on BESS, and to compare these to existing horizon scanning exercises. This work highlights the need for improved data availability through collaboration and knowledge exchange, which, in turn, can support the integrated valuation and sustainable management of ecosystems in response to global change. In addition, clear connectivity among different research themes in this field further emphasizes the need to consider a wider range of topics simultaneously to ensure the sustainable management of ecosystems for human wellbeing. In contrast to other horizon scanning exercises, our focus was more interdisciplinary and more concerned with the limits of sustainability and dynamic relationships between social and ecological systems. The identified questions could provide a framework for researchers, policy makers, funding agencies and the private sector to advance knowledge in biodiversity and ES research and to develop and implement policies to enable sustainable future development.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Integrative Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography

UniBE Contributor:

Sohel, Sarwar

Subjects:

500 Science > 550 Earth sciences & geology

ISSN:

1350-4509

Publisher:

Taylor & Francis

Funders:

Organisations 0 not found.
[UNSPECIFIED] Geography & Environment Department, University of Southampton
[UNSPECIFIED] Sustainability Science at the University of Southampton

Language:

English

Submitter:

MD Sarwar Hossain Sohel

Date Deposited:

30 Aug 2017 09:03

Last Modified:

26 Mar 2018 07:45

Publisher DOI:

10.1080/13504509.2017.1361480

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.104898

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/104898

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