Emerging threats in urban ecosystems: a horizon scanning exercise

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dc.contributor.author Stanley, Margaret en
dc.contributor.author Beggs, Jacqueline en
dc.contributor.author Bassett, IE en
dc.contributor.author Burns, Bruce en
dc.contributor.author Dirks, Kim en
dc.contributor.author Jones, DN en
dc.contributor.author Linklater, WL en
dc.contributor.author Ng, Catriona en
dc.contributor.author Simcock, R en
dc.contributor.author Souter-Brown, G en
dc.contributor.author Trowsdale, Sam en
dc.contributor.author Gaston, KJ en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-28T07:01:01Z en
dc.date.issued 2015-12 en
dc.identifier.citation Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 2015, 13 (10), pp. 553 - 560 en
dc.identifier.issn 1540-9295 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/29656 en
dc.description.abstract As 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. en
dc.description.uri http://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/hub/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1540-9309/ en
dc.publisher Ecological Society of America en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment en
dc.rights Items in ResearchSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Details obtained from http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1540-9295/ en
dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title Emerging threats in urban ecosystems: a horizon scanning exercise en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1890/150229 en
pubs.issue 10 en
pubs.begin-page 553 en
pubs.volume 13 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Ecological Society of America en
pubs.author-url http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1890/150229/full en
pubs.end-page 560 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Review en
pubs.elements-id 511776 en
pubs.org-id Faculty of Medical & Hlth Sci en
pubs.org-id Population Health en
pubs.org-id Epidemiology & Biostatistics en
pubs.org-id Faculty of Science en
pubs.org-id Biological Sciences en
pubs.org-id School of Environment en
dc.identifier.eissn 1540-9309 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2015-12-07 en


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