The management of ecosystems and habitats generally focuses on the direct manipulation of vegetation, or factors controlling it, to deliver required outcomes. The approaches used not only influence species responses, but also how land functions to protect and provide resources, support livelihoods, and promote human well-being. Effective management of ecosystems and habitats requires evidence to inform both policy development and "hands-on" implementation, involving academics, conservation managers, ecological consultants, local authority staff, the private sector and policy-makers. This conference will bring these parties together to explore new developments in research, policy and practice relevant to ecosystem and habitat management.
We invite offers of papers in areas associated with ecosystem and habitat management in its widest sense, including those covering:
Policy and legislative aspects
Management for the delivery of ecosystem services
Control of native and non-native invasive weed species
Management of pests and diseases of agriculture and forestry
Management for climate change adaptation and mitigation
Flood prevention and catchment management
Management of freshwater habitats
Biodiversity offsetting, habitat creation and restoration
Urban environments - brownfield sites and green infrastructure
Moorland and upland management
Conservation habitat management for protected species
Management of transport corridors - roads and railways
Descriptions of pters can be submitted by mailing or faxing the attached sheet to the AAB Office, or online via our web site at http://www.aab.org.uk. Click on CONFERENCES and then ABSTRACTS in the menu bar, then the title of Conference. Once you have registered as a user you can upload your details. Please indicate if your offer is for a poster or a platform presentation. Please ensure your POP UP BLOCKER is off, or the abstract may not load properly.
Presentations and posters from this Conference will be produced together in a volume of the Aspects of Applied Biology series (6-8 page papers). Copies will be available to delegates at the Conference.
There is an optional field trip on Thursday 28 March which will include a lunch-tour package at the world famous WestonÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬Ã¢âÂ¢s Cider Mill, combined with cider / apple juice tasting. We will then visit local cherry orchards (Lower Hope Farm Cherries) to look at wildflower interventions deployed to enhance wild pollinators and natural enemies. The coach will depart from the conference venue at 1 pm and will return by 6 pm. The trip is limited to 25 delegates, and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. The total cost of the field trip is ÃâÃÂ£25, which includes a tour of the cider mill, a two-course lunch, and return coach travel from Worcester.
We have negotiated special rates at the Worcester Whitehouse Hotel (near the train station) for the conference at ÃÂ£87 per night (ÃÂ£97 for a twin room) for Ensuite B&B. Full details can be fund by clicking here. www.worcesterwhitehouse.co.uk