Early warning systems: lost in translation or late by definition..

Early warning systems (EWSs) are widely considered to be one of the most important mechanisms to prevent disasters around the globe. But as disasters continue to affect countries where EWSs have already been implemented, the striking disaster consequences have led us to reflect on the focus, architecture, and function of the warning systems. Since the […]

Early warning systems for biodiversity in South Africa

It is a hard reality that virtually all countries, no matter how well resourced, take conservation and land use decisions based on highly patchy and imperfect data – if indeed any data at all. Despite a mushrooming of scientific evidence and journals in the past decade, and open-access provision of many expensive global datasets, developing […]

Coming Up: Quest Vol. 16.1 (2020)

The theme of the March-April 2020 issue will be ‘plant health’, as Quest joins the global community in celebrating the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH 2020).