Research priorities for maintaining biodiversity’s contributions to people in Latin America

Pearson, Richard, Prieto-Torres, David, Milligan, Ben, Marquet, Pablo A., Díaz, Sandra, Velásquez-Tibatá, Jorge, Haristoy, Camila Tejo, Suggitt, Andrew, Smith, Thomas, Soto, Clarita Rodríguez, Prieto-Torres, David, Owen, Nathan, Oostra, Vicencio, Nava, Luzma F., Moreira-Arce, Darío, Mills, Simon C., Milligan, Ben, Mendoza, Alma, Manuschevich, Daniela, López-Maldonado, Yolanda, Lira-Noriega, Andrés, Lescano, Julián, Díaz, Rafael Loyola, Ingram, Daniel J., Hackett, Talya D., García-Morales, Rodrigo, Durán, América Paz, Davis, Katrina, Corona-Núñez, Rogelio O., Caron, Mercedes, Velázquez, Mercedes Andrade, Martínez-Meyer, Enrique and Pearson, Richard G. (2019) Research priorities for maintaining biodiversity’s contributions to people in Latin America. UCL Open Environment, 1 (02). ISSN 2632-0886

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Abstract

Maintaining biodiversity is crucial for ensuring human well-being. The authors participated in a workshop held in Palenque, Mexico, in August 2018, that brought together 30 mostly early-career scientists working in different disciplines (natural, social and economic sciences) with the aim of identifying research priorities for studying the contributions of biodiversity to people and how these contributions might be impacted by environmental change. Five main groups of questions emerged: (1) Enhancing the quantity, quality, and availability of biodiversity data; (2) Integrating different knowledge systems; (3) Improved methods for integrating diverse data; (4) Fundamental questions in ecology and evolution; and (5) Multi-level governance across boundaries. We discuss the need for increased capacity building and investment in research programmes to address these challenges.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ecosystem services, environmental change, capacity building, investment in research, data availability, knowledge systems, governance
Subjects: F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2019 09:49
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 12:36
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/40373

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