Title: The identification of 100 ecological questions of high policy relevance in the UK 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> journal article 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2006 
Availability: Journal of applied ecology, 43, pp617-627 
Author 1/Producer: Sutherland, William J 
Other Authors/Producers: 37 other named authors 
Author / Producer Type: University research group / research institute 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Soil-->Soil quality
Water resources and their management -->Stresses, quality and ecological status
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
 
Short description: 100 key policy research questions identified from a provisional list of over 1000, identified by policy makers and academics Policy questions are generally very braod-based, reflecting the needs of policy makers Greater communication between policy makers and scientists recommended 
Long description: Evidence-based policy requires an input from scientific research that answers questions of interest to policy makers. This paper describes the process of selection of 100 key policy questions from an original list of over 1000. The questions covered most areas of concern in the UK (and these largely reflected in the rest of Europe and possibly the developed world in general) including land management, agriculture and ecosystem manegement. Key areas of interest to EUGRIS include pollution, climate change, carbon management, habitat management and restoration. Policy makers in general prefer more broad questions, reflecting their priorities; these are genrally more difficult for scientists to address. Greater communication between policy makers and scientists is recommended. 
Submitted By: Dr Antony Chapman WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 10/10/2006