Where to next? The future of insect conservation

Stewart, Alan J A (2012) Where to next? The future of insect conservation. In: New, Tim R (ed.) Insect conservation: past, present and prospects. Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 403-417. ISBN 9789400729629

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It is a brave, but possibly foolish, person who thinks they can predict the future with any confidence. The American businessman and writer Peter F. Drucker once suggested that ‘trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window’. Nevertheless, attempting to foresee problems in order to prepare for them and deal better with their consequences is good discipline for any applied science, but perhaps especially for nature conservation given that it is so dependent upon extraneous influences. This is borne out by the current emphasis on ‘horizon scanning’ for future environmental and conservation issues (Sutherland et al. 2009, 2010).

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Biology and Environmental Science
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology > QL0360 Invertebrates > QL0434 Arthropoda > QL0463 Insects
Depositing User: Alan Stewart
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2012 10:22
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2012 10:22
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/40670
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