FSC Tomorrow's Biodiversity drivers of biodiversity loss. A research synthesis for the FSC Tomorrow's Biodiversity project.

Published online
07 Jul 2020
Published by
Field Studies Council
Content type
Miscellaneous
Website(s)
https://www.field-studies-council.org/

Author(s)
Burkmar, R. & Bell, C.
Contact email(s)
enquiries@field-studies-council.org

Publication language
English

Abstract

There is general agreement about the importance of the major drivers of biodiversity change, however their relative importance shifts in different biogeographical realms and in different types of ecosystem (marine, freshwater and terrestrial). Drivers operate on biodiversity in diverse ways mediated through ecological processes which are not well understood and normally involving complex interactions with other drivers. The primary purpose of the Tomorrow's Biodiversity Project is to look at the ways in which the Field Studies Council can support national efforts to monitor the state of biodiversity over the coming decades in the face of rapid environmental change.

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