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dc.contributor.authorSeddon, Alistair W. R.
dc.contributor.authorMackay, Anson W.
dc.contributor.authorBaker, Ambroise G.
dc.contributor.authorBirks, H. John B.
dc.contributor.authorBreman, Elinor
dc.contributor.authorBuck, Caitlin E.
dc.contributor.authorEllis, Erle C.
dc.contributor.authorFroyd, Cynthia A.
dc.contributor.authorGill, Jacquelyn L.
dc.contributor.authorGillson, Lindsey
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Edward A.
dc.contributor.authorJones, Vivienne J.
dc.contributor.authorJuggins, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorMacias-Fauria, Marc
dc.contributor.authorMills, Keely
dc.contributor.authorMorris, Jesse L.
dc.contributor.authorNogues-Bravo, David
dc.contributor.authorPunyasena, Surangi W.
dc.contributor.authorRoland, Thomas P.
dc.contributor.authorTanentzap, Andrew J.
dc.contributor.authorWillis, Kathy J.
dc.contributor.authorAberhan, Martin
dc.contributor.authorvan Asperen, Eline N.
dc.contributor.authorAustin, William E. N.
dc.contributor.authorBattarbee, Rick W.
dc.contributor.authorBhagwat, Shonil
dc.contributor.authorBelanger, Christina L.
dc.contributor.authorBennett, Keith David
dc.contributor.authorBirks, Hilary H.
dc.contributor.authorRamsey, Christopher Bronk
dc.contributor.authorBrooks, Stephen J.
dc.contributor.authorde Bruyn, Mark
dc.contributor.authorButler, Paul G.
dc.contributor.authorChambers, Frank M.
dc.contributor.authorClarke, Stewart J.
dc.contributor.authorDavies, Althea L.
dc.contributor.authorDearing, John A.
dc.contributor.authorEzard, Thomas H. G.
dc.contributor.authorFeurdean, Angelica
dc.contributor.authorFlower, Roger J.
dc.contributor.authorGell, Peter
dc.contributor.authorHausmann, Sonja
dc.contributor.authorHogan, Erika J.
dc.contributor.authorHopkins, Melanie J.
dc.contributor.authorJeffers, Elizabeth S.
dc.contributor.authorKorhola, Atte A.
dc.contributor.authorMarchant, Robert
dc.contributor.authorKiefer, Thorsten
dc.contributor.authorLamentowicz, Mariusz
dc.contributor.authorLarocque-Tobler, Isabelle
dc.contributor.authorLopez-Merino, Lourdes
dc.contributor.authorLiow, Lee H.
dc.contributor.authorMcGowan, Suzanne
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Joshua H.
dc.contributor.authorMontoya, Encarni
dc.contributor.authorMorton, Oliver
dc.contributor.authorNogue, Sandra
dc.contributor.authorOnoufriou, Chloe
dc.contributor.authorBoush, Lisa P.
dc.contributor.authorRodriguez-Sanchez, Francisco
dc.contributor.authorRose, Neil L.
dc.contributor.authorSayer, Carl D.
dc.contributor.authorShaw, Helen E.
dc.contributor.authorPayne, Richard
dc.contributor.authorSimpson, Gavin
dc.contributor.authorSohar, Kadri
dc.contributor.authorWhitehouse, Nicki J.
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, John W.
dc.contributor.authorWitkowski, Andrzej
dc.identifier.citationSeddon , A W R , Mackay , A W , Baker , A G , Birks , H J B , Breman , E , Buck , C E , Ellis , E C , Froyd , C A , Gill , J L , Gillson , L , Johnson , E A , Jones , V J , Juggins , S , Macias-Fauria , M , Mills , K , Morris , J L , Nogues-Bravo , D , Punyasena , S W , Roland , T P , Tanentzap , A J , Willis , K J , Aberhan , M , van Asperen , E N , Austin , W E N , Battarbee , R W , Bhagwat , S , Belanger , C L , Bennett , K D , Birks , H H , Ramsey , C B , Brooks , S J , de Bruyn , M , Butler , P G , Chambers , F M , Clarke , S J , Davies , A L , Dearing , J A , Ezard , T H G , Feurdean , A , Flower , R J , Gell , P , Hausmann , S , Hogan , E J , Hopkins , M J , Jeffers , E S , Korhola , A A , Marchant , R , Kiefer , T , Lamentowicz , M , Larocque-Tobler , I , Lopez-Merino , L , Liow , L H , McGowan , S , Miller , J H , Montoya , E , Morton , O , Nogue , S , Onoufriou , C , Boush , L P , Rodriguez-Sanchez , F , Rose , N L , Sayer , C D , Shaw , H E , Payne , R , Simpson , G , Sohar , K , Whitehouse , N J , Williams , J W & Witkowski , A 2014 , ' Looking forward through the past : identification of 50 priority research questions in palaeoecology ' , Journal of Ecology , vol. 102 , no. 1 , pp. 256-267 .
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-8982-7471/work/52888755
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-3423-1531/work/39732438
dc.description.abstractPriority question exercises are becoming an increasingly common tool to frame future agendas in conservation and ecological science. They are an effective way to identify research foci that advance the field and that also have high policy and conservation relevance. To date, there has been no coherent synthesis of key questions and priority research areas for palaeoecology, which combines biological, geochemical and molecular techniques in order to reconstruct past ecological and environmental systems on time-scales from decades to millions of years. We adapted a well-established methodology to identify 50 priority research questions in palaeoecology. Using a set of criteria designed to identify realistic and achievable research goals, we selected questions from a pool submitted by the international palaeoecology research community and relevant policy practitioners. The integration of online participation, both before and during the workshop, increased international engagement in question selection. The questions selected are structured around six themes: human-environment interactions in the Anthropocene; biodiversity, conservation and novel ecosystems; biodiversity over long time-scales; ecosystem processes and biogeochemical cycling; comparing, combining and synthesizing information from multiple records; and new developments in palaeoecology. Future opportunities in palaeoecology are related to improved incorporation of uncertainty into reconstructions, an enhanced understanding of ecological and evolutionary dynamics and processes and the continued application of long-term data for better-informed landscape management.Synthesis. Palaeoecology is a vibrant and thriving discipline, and these 50 priority questions highlight its potential for addressing both pure (e.g. ecological and evolutionary, methodological) and applied (e.g. environmental and conservation) issues related to ecological science and global change.
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Ecologyen
dc.subjectecology and evolutionen
dc.subjecthuman-environment interactionsen
dc.subjectlong-term ecologyen
dc.subjectpalaeoecology and land-use historyen
dc.subjectresearch prioritiesen
dc.subjectEastern North-Americaen
dc.subjectEcological questionsen
dc.subjectHemlock declineen
dc.subjectQE Geologyen
dc.subjectSDG 13 - Climate Actionen
dc.subjectSDG 15 - Life on Landen
dc.titleLooking forward through the past : identification of 50 priority research questions in palaeoecologyen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Geography & Sustainable Developmenten
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Marine Alliance for Science & Technology Scotlanden
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Scottish Oceans Instituteen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. St Andrews Sustainability Instituteen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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