Conference – Conservation Research and Practice

14th May 2014, 10:00am - 4:45pm

Edge Hill University

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Edge Hill University is delighted to invite you to this FREE one day conference concerning many aspects of Conservation Research and Practice. Bringing together leading researchers and representatives from national organisations, including Wildlife Trust, Natural England, Field Studies Council and the RSPB. Speakers will demonstrate diversity in their backgrounds, speciality and interests whilst adding personal perspective and insight into their practice.

Topics include:

  • Using Ecosystem Service maps to Inform Conservation Planning: Developing and Applying EcoServ-GIS – Jonathan Winn, Durham Wildlife Trust
  • Impact of Contrasting Grazing Management on Upland Limestone Grassland- Ashley Lyons, Edge Hill University
  • Re-wetting Risley Moss – Applying Lessons Learned – Paul Thomas, Natural England
  • Can Repeated Intervention Create Meadow Habitats of Conservation Importance within a Post-Industrial Context? – Mark Champion, Lancashire Wildlife Trust/ Edge Hill University
  • Conservation of hay meadows in the Forest of Bowland: Lessons from the past and prospects for the future – Elizabeth Sullivan, Edge Hill University
  • Using Life-cycle Knowledge to Improve Conservation Success – Toos van Noordwijk, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Does Grazing Management have an Impact on Bryophyte Biodiversity in Upland Calcareous grassland? Sam Turner, Lancashire Wildlife Trust/ Edge Hill University
  • The Conservation Management Value of Biological Recording MSc theses – Richard Burkmar, Field Studies Council
  • Community of Practice – some lessons making the most of applied ecology – Tim Graham, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
  • Can We Halt Biodiversity Loss? The Biodiversity 2020 approach – Ian Crosher, Natural England
  • Evolving a Conservation Plan for Malham Tarn National Nature Reserve – Peter Welsh, National Trust
  • Habitat requirements of Scotch Argus butterfly in England – Julia Simons, Lancashire Wildlife Trust/ Edge Hill University
  • Hesketh Out Marsh: Managed Realignment in the Ribble Estuary – Alan Bedford, Edge Hill University
  • Genetical Approaches to Conservation Questions – Gemma Beatty, Queens University, Belfast

Edge Hill University and the Department of Biology has an active research culture, with interests across the disciplines of biology, ecology, environmental change and molecular biology. The department has an active network of relationships with relevant environmental organisations and other universities in the UK and overseas. A brand new purpose built facility helped pave the way for the department being ranked Top in The North West for academic support, learning resources,  and personal development in the  2013 National Student Survey.

This unique conference is aimed at all persons concerned with environmental, ecological and biological issues, teaching and lecturing staff in schools and colleges, students and  local and national environmental organisations.

All delegates will receive a certification of attendance from Edge Hill University for CPD portfolio purposes.

Email conservation@edgehill.ac.uk to book