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Shaping the Future for Pollinators – Innovations in Farmed Landscapes

September 6 @ 10:00 am - September 8 @ 5:00 pm


The Association of Applied Biologists has teamed up with the British Ecological Society and Royal Entomological Society to deliver a 3-day conference “Shaping the Future for Pollinators: Innovations in Farmed Landscapes”. Pollinators play a vital role in maintaining both semi-natural and agricultural ecosystems and healthy populations bolster food security, livelihoods and social wellbeing. With evidence that many species of pollinators are in decline, their conservation and management is of great public, economic and political interest. As a result, the ecology and conservation of managed and wild pollinators is a rapidly growing field of research, alongside the study of their associated ecosystem services.

This conference aims to determine how we can shape farmed landscapes to make them resilient to future challenges such as climate change. Delegates will explore the impact of agricultural practices at the farm and landscape scale on pollinator behaviour, ecology and the delivery of ecosystem services. Talks and discussions not only to share current best practices on the sustainable management of pollination services, but explore how novel innovations can create new opportunities and address future risks. This conference aims to bring together researchers, practitioners and policymakers to debate recent advancements in the field of pollinator research; and also to go beyond ecological research to explore emerging technologies within the field.

The host hotel is in Slough/Windsor which is just 15 minutes by train from London Paddington. The event hopes to include a scientific session at the worlds foremost botanical garden at Kew and a public ‘Mythbusting’ event. This aims will held locally to raise awareness and increase public understanding of pollinators and pollination services

The majority of the meeting schedule will be comprised of talks provided by people who submitted abstracts.

Therefore we encourage submission of abstracts on topics that include:

  • Diverse values of pollination (food, health, economic, livelihoods, and socio-cultural benefits)
  • Innovative farm and habitat management – bridging across scales
  • Building climate resilience
  • Integrating pollination and crop protection
  • Optimising pollination services
  • Monitoring and citizen science
  • Innovations/emerging technology and new ideas
  • Drivers of change
  • Pollinator health
  • Pollinator conservation
  • Policy and national strategies

Invited speakers include:

  • Phil Stevenson (Kew Gardens and Greenwich University, UK)
  • Lucas Garibaldi (Universidad Nacional de Río Negro, Argentina)
  • Nacho Bartomeus (Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), Spain)
  • Claire Carvell (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, UK)
  • Chris Hartfield (National Farmers Union, UK)
  • Simon Potts (Reading University, UK)
  • David Kleijn (Wageninger University & Research, The Netherlands)

The deadline for abstract submission is March 31st 2022


 Authors  of accepted offers will be notified by the end of May 2022 so that they can plan their meeting arrangements.



September 6 @ 10:00 am
September 8 @ 5:00 pm
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