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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
twitter
353 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 7 2%
United Kingdom 5 1%
Malaysia 3 <1%
Canada 3 <1%
Italy 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Mexico 2 <1%
France 2 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Other 5 1%
Unknown 387 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 88 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 75 18%
Student > Master 58 14%
Student > Bachelor 48 11%
Other 28 7%
Other 77 18%
Unknown 45 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 174 42%
Environmental Science 112 27%
Social Sciences 24 6%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 15 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 2%
Other 27 6%
Unknown 59 14%

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#55,715
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Outputs from Conservation Biology
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Outputs of similar age from Conservation Biology
#2
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