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 papers 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.