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