Scottish Biodiversity Science Conference 2019
Scottish Biodiversity Science for Nature: novelty, ingenuity and solutions
The next Scottish Biodiversity Science conference will be held on the 18th of November 2019 at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
This one-day Conference on ‘Scottish Biodiversity Science for Nature: novelty, ingenuity and solutions’ will address current environmental challenges and discuss innovative methods and technologies that create solutions for biodiversity. Presentations will include latest updates on the state of nature and a broad spectrum of transformative, cutting edge science.
The morning session will be focused on Data and Diagnostics, the afternoon on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services – Science to Solution.
Each session will include detailed talks by experts in their fields, as well as short speed talks allowing us to hear more about exciting projects, new ideas and approaches for biodiversity conservation. A poster session will allow further knowledge exchange during breaks and an award will be presented for the best poster. The conference will conclude with a drinks reception.
Conference programme - Details of some of the speakers are currently being finalised. The draft conference programme can be found here.
Conference registration - registration for the conference will open soon and you will be able to find details of registration options here soon.
Speed talks and posters - We are keen to receive offers of speed talks and posters from meeting delegates. These are a chance for you to tell us about the novel and interesting science you are involved in.
- Speed talks should be a maximum of 2 minutes long and should address topics relevant to the major conference theme. If you would like to offer a speed talk please e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org including the talk title, a note of the conference session in which you think it would fit, and a maximum 100 word abstract outlining the talk.
- Posters can be about any science relevant to biodiversity conservation in Scotland. If you would like to offer a poster please e-mail to email@example.com, including a maximum 100 word abstract outlining the poster.
Please submit your abstracts for speed talks and posters by Friday 18th October 2019 at the latest. We will confirm whether your offer of a poster or speed talk has been accepted by Friday 25th October.
SBS conference, 18th November 2019
Jointly organised by:
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- John Kerr - Scottish Government
- Dr Mark Eaton - RSPB
- Dr Debbie Bassett - SNH
- Rachel Tierney - Scottish Biodiversity Information Forum
- Professor Mat Williams - University of Edinburgh
- Professor Mark Blaxter - University of Edinburgh
- Professor Dan Haydon - University of Glasgow
- Professor Nathalie Seddon - University of Oxford
- Dr Richard Lilley - Project Seagrass
- Dr Kirsty Blackstock - James Hutton Institute
- Professor Beth Scott - University of Aberdeen
- Dr Roxane Anderson - University of Highlands and Islands
- Dr Sarah Hutcheon - SNH
- Professor Andrew Miller - Scottish Government
The British Ecological Society’s Scottish Policy Group offers a limited number of bursaries (up to £70) for students and early career researchers to cover travel and accommodation. To apply please send a short letter stating why you wish to attend this conference and that you are a BES member (ideally including your membership number) to Maggie Keegan Maggie@britishecologicalsociety.org by 8th November. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
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