The Kraken has been released! A new paper I am co-author on looks at questions that need to be addressed that are being ignored for any number of reasons and that will require shifts in current thinking to solve. This article stemmed from a series of workshops where a diverse group of marine conservationists met to determine important questions in marine conservation that we thought were being inadequately addressed. “Seventy-Important Questions for the Conservation of Marine Biodiversity” by Parsons et al. discusses the more straightforward questions. “The Kraken in the Aquarium: Questions that Urgently Need to be Addressed in Order to Advance Marine Conservation” tackles some of the more daunting questions such as research funding cycles not being aligned with ecological cycles and entrenched special interests. Check it out!
Cigliano, J. A., A. Bauer, M. M. Draheim, M. M. Foley, C. J. Lundquist, J. B. McCarthy, K.W. Patterson, A. J. Wright, and E. C. M. Parsons (2016). The Kraken in the Aquarium: Questions that Urgently Need to be Addressed in Order to Advance Marine Conservation. Frontiers in Marine Science. 3: 174. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00174
Parsons, E. C. M., B. Favaro, M. Draheim, J. B. McCarthy, A. Aguirre, A. L. Bauer et. al. (2014). Seventy-one important questions for the conservation of marine biodiversity. Conservation Biology 28, 1206-1214. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12303.