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

The event includes these sessions:

Session 1 : Landscape-scale management of pollination dynamics

Session 2: Pollinator habitat management/provision

Session 3: Managing crop pollination

Session 4: Pollinator Nutrition

Session 5: Assessing pollinator risks

Session 6: Innovation strategies in pollination biology

Session 7: Monitoring and Modelling Pollination


Registration is now open for both in-person and online delegates.

In-person delegates will have access to all oral sessions, poster session, meeting catering, conference dinner, travel and access to Kew Gardens.

Online delegates will have access to all scientific sessions based at the host hotel and can ask questions via text that is monitoring by AAB staff. Online poster presenters will be invited to provide a short video introducing their research. All posters will be included within a digital poster book.

The host hotel has preferential rates available for meeting participants.

AAB/BES/RES members receive a registration discount. All AAB non-members will have the opportunity to join the ABB for free until the end of 2022.

AAB-BES-RES Early Career Professional Members are invited to join the meeting as an online delegate for FREE. AAB Early Career Professional Non-Members are invited to join as an online delegate for the nominal fee of £5.


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