Assessments, Planning and Action for Conservation of Species and Ecosystems at Multiple Spatial Scales
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2022) | Viewed by 59577
Interests: focuses on understanding patterns in the spatial distribution of threatened species and ecosystems, as well as the underlying causes of these patterns, and the development of policy guidelines for biodiversity conservation
This Special Issue is inspired by the Species Conservation Cycle, championed by the network of +10,500 experts of the IUCN Species Survival Commission, in their pursuit of delivering the portfolio of Knowledge Standards convened by IUCN. Joining forces with the other five Commissions (CEC, CEESP, CEM, WCEL, WCPA), these expert networks deliver much of the science that underlies biodiversity policy worldwide. We invite anyone investigating the status of species and ecosystems at any spatial scale to consider submitting an article for this Special Issue. Particularly welcome are analyses that help identify priorities and gaps, and those that address geographical regions of the world where biodiversity levels are high but where human, financial and institutional resources are weaker. Species- or ecosystem-specific articles that illustrate the progression from assessment to planning to action are also welcomed, as well as analyses that develop a particular stage of the Species Conservation Cycle for a group of organisms or ecosystems. We highly encourage a diversity of authorship, balancing the geography, age, gender and expertise of participants. Achieving taxonomic diversity in the collection of articles—animals, fungi and plants—and geographical diversity in the locations of analyses are also primary goals.
Dr. Jon Paul Rodríguez
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- extinction risk
- geographic distribution
- risk of collapse
- species conservation cycle
- threatened species
- threatened ecosystems