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Seventy-One Important Questions for the Conservation of Marine Biodiversity

Overview of attention for article published in Conservation Biology, April 2014
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5 news outlets
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4 blogs
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2 policy sources
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380 tweeters
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8 Facebook pages
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16 Google+ users
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Title
Seventy-One Important Questions for the Conservation of Marine Biodiversity
Published in
Conservation Biology, April 2014
DOI 10.1111/cobi.12303
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Authors

E. C. M. PARSONS, BRETT FAVARO, A. ALONSO AGUIRRE, AMY L. BAUER, LOUISE K. BLIGHT, JOHN A. CIGLIANO, MELINDA A. COLEMAN, ISABELLE M. CÔTÉ, MEGAN DRAHEIM, STEPHEN FLETCHER, MELISSA M. FOLEY, REBECCA JEFFERSON, MIRANDA C. JONES, BRENDAN P. KELAHER, CAROLYN J. LUNDQUIST, JULIE-BETH MCCARTHY, ANNE NELSON, KATHERYN PATTERSON, LESLIE WALSH, ANDREW J. WRIGHT, WILLIAM J. SUTHERLAND

Abstract

The ocean provides food, economic activity, and cultural value for a large proportion of humanity. Our knowledge of marine ecosystems lags behind that of terrestrial ecosystems, limiting effective protection of marine resources. We describe the outcome of 2 workshops in 2011 and 2012 to establish a list of important questions, which, if answered, would substantially improve our ability to conserve and manage the world's marine resources. Participants included individuals from academia, government, and nongovernment organizations with broad experience across disciplines, marine ecosystems, and countries that vary in levels of development. Contributors from the fields of science, conservation, industry, and government submitted questions to our workshops, which we distilled into a list of priority research questions. Through this process, we identified 71 key questions. We grouped these into 8 subject categories, each pertaining to a broad component of marine conservation: fisheries, climate change, other anthropogenic threats, ecosystems, marine citizenship, policy, societal and cultural considerations, and scientific enterprise. Our questions address many issues that are specific to marine conservation, and will serve as a road map to funders and researchers to develop programs that can greatly benefit marine conservation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 6 2%
United Kingdom 5 2%
Malaysia 3 <1%
Canada 3 <1%
Italy 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
South Africa 2 <1%
France 2 <1%
Mexico 2 <1%
Other 6 2%
Unknown 288 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 71 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 62 19%
Student > Master 52 16%
Student > Bachelor 33 10%
Other 21 7%
Other 82 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 154 48%
Environmental Science 85 26%
Unspecified 29 9%
Social Sciences 18 6%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 9 3%
Other 26 8%

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#28,143
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Outputs from Conservation Biology
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#2
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