Following the successful Conservation Management and Research Conference hosted by the Biology Department in 2014 we are pleased to announce that we will host the inaugural Grassland Conservation Conference (14th-15th August, 2017).

The conference aims to overcome the major challenge of dissemination of applied ecological research to conservation practitioners by providing a platform for the development of collaboration and knowledge exchange between scientists and practitioners.

Held over two days the Grassland Conservation Conference will feature oral presentations from academics, conservation practitioners and policy makers along with a poster session sponsored by the George Stapledon Memorial Trust and a series of parallel workshops and field visits.

The Key Note Speaker is Dr Richard Jefferson, who has over 25 years experience working for Natural England as a Senior Grassland Specialist. Richard’s lecture Evidence to Advice: How research-practitioner partnerships can support successful grassland conservation will open proceedings and is sure to stimulate discussion.

The call for abstracts is now open and there are a number of conference fee waiver bursaries available for students and those working for conservation organisations.

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