Conservation Evidence symposium

I want to draw your attention to this special joint seminar on Conservation Evidence run by the British Ecological Society (BES) and FSC at Preston Montford, Shropshire on October 28th 2014.

The seminar will highlight the link between practical conservation management and sound evidence, including ways in which evidence can be collected and disseminated. The day will include presentations, questions and discussion to share experience and ideas.

At just £33 this opportunity to discuss evidence-based conservation with some of the leading national and international exponents represents fantastic value. Book your place here:

Prof Bill Sutherland  (Cambridge University and president of the British Ecological Society) will be giving the keynote talk. Bill Sutherland is one of the foremost thinkers in linking conservation decision making – at both practical and strategic levels – to real evidence. He conceived of, and leads, the online journal Conservation Evidence. He is the author of countless influential papers including:

• Sutherland, W.J., Freckleton, R.P., Godfray, H.C.J., et al. (2013) Identification of 100 fundamental ecological questions. Journal of Ecology, 101: 58–67
• Sutherland, W.J., Bardsley, S., Clout, M., et al. (2013) A horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2013. Trends in ecology & evolution, 28 (1): 16–22
• Dicks, L. V., Hodge, I., Randall, N.P., et al. (2014) A Transparent Process for “Evidence-Informed” Policy Making. Conservation Letters, 7 (2): 119–125

Prof David Gowing (Open University and Floodplain Meadows Partnership) will present on floodplain meadows. Prof. Ian Trueman (formerly Wolverhampton University – an expert in creative conservation) will lead a walk & talk using a meadow creation project at Preston Montford as a case study. We have a number of shorter talks including those from Jan Winder (an MMU Biological Recording MSc student who published in Conservation Evidence), Paul Ashton (Head of Biology and coordinator of the Conservation Management MSc at Edge Hill University), Keith Porter (Natural England) and a couple more yet to be finalised.

Book your place here:

Please disseminate widely to your contacts. One Twitter, please use the hashtag #ConsEv2014

I hope to see you there!


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