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

Pearson R, Martínez-Meyer E, Andrade Velázquez M, Caron M, Corona-Núñez R, Davis K, Paz Durán A, García Morales R, et al. (2019). Research priorities for maintaining biodiversity’s contributions to people in Latin America. UCL Open: Environment DOI:10.14324/111.444/000014.v1. (Submitted)

[img]
Preview
Text
Pearson_et_al_Research_priorities_Latin_America.pdf - Submitted Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

Download (116kB) | Preview

Abstract

Maintaining biodiversity is crucial for ensuring human well-being. We participated in a workshop held in Palenque, Mexico, in August 2018, that brought together thirty 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 programs to address these challenges.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Water (WAT)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2019 08:25
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2019 08:25
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/15880

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Phone: (+43 2236) 807 0 Fax:(+43 2236) 71 313