Emerging Technologies to Conserve Biodiversity.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

Technologies to identify individual animals, follow their movements, identify and locate animal and plant species, and assess the status of their habitats remotely have become better, faster, and cheaper as threats to the survival of species are increasing. New technologies alone do not save species, and new data create new problems. For example, improving technologies alone cannot prevent poaching: solutions require providing appropriate tools to the right people. Habitat loss is another driver: the challenge here is to connect existing sophisticated remote sensing with species occurrence data to predict where species remain. Other challenges include assembling a wider public to crowdsource data, managing the massive quantities of data generated, and developing solutions to rapidly emerging threats.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pimm, SL; Alibhai, S; Bergl, R; Dehgan, A; Giri, C; Jewell, Z; Joppa, L; Kays, R; Loarie, S

Published Date

  • November 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 685 - 696

PubMed ID

  • 26437636

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1872-8383

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0169-5347

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.tree.2015.08.008


  • eng