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dc.contributor.authorStanley, Margaret C
dc.contributor.authorBeggs, Jacqueline R
dc.contributor.authorBassett, Imogen E
dc.contributor.authorBurns, Bruce R
dc.contributor.authorDirks, Kim N
dc.contributor.authorJones, Darryl N
dc.contributor.authorLinklater, Wayne L
dc.contributor.authorMacinnis-Ng, Cate
dc.contributor.authorSimcock, Robyn
dc.contributor.authorSouter-Brown, Gayle
dc.contributor.authorTrowsdale, Sam A
dc.contributor.authorGaston, Kevin J
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-28T01:04:13Z
dc.date.available2017-08-28T01:04:13Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn1540-9295
dc.identifier.doi10.1890/150229
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/125321
dc.description.abstractAs urbanization intensifies, urban ecosystems are increasingly under pressure from a range of threats. Horizon scanning has the potential to act as an early warning system, thereby initiating prompt discussion and decision making about threat mitigation. We undertook a systematic horizon scanning exercise, using a modified Delphi technique and experts from wide-ranging disciplines, to identify emerging threats in urban ecosystems. The 10 identified threats were generally associated with rapid advances in technology (eg solar panels, light-emitting diode lights, self-healing concrete) or with societal demands on urban nature (eg green prescriptions). Although many of the issues identified are also technological opportunities with recognized environmental benefits, we have highlighted emerging risks so that research and mitigation strategies can be initiated promptly. Given the accelerated rate of technological advancement and the increasing demands of urbanized populations, horizon scanning should be conducted routinely for urban ecosystems.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherEcological Society of America
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom553
dc.relation.ispartofpageto560
dc.relation.ispartofissue10
dc.relation.ispartofjournalFrontiers in Ecology and the Environment
dc.relation.ispartofvolume13
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Impact Assessment
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050204
dc.titleEmerging threats in urban ecosystems: A horizon scanning exercise
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.griffith.authorJones, Darryl N.


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