Dear friends and colleagues
On behalf of the conference organising committee it is with great pleasure that we welcome you to our website. We have tried to provide you with as much information as possible, but please do not hesitate to contact us if you require further information or help. Contact Dr Mark O'Connell: : Mark@ERT-conservation.co.uk
The conference will bring together an international field of ecological scientists, practitioners and conservationists to review, discuss and evaluate the latest advances in spatial ecology and associated technologies, and how these can best be deployed to underpin conservation. Current gaps and future needs will also be identified, and a range of potential solutions discussed.
The primary outcome of the conference will be increased dissemination of knowledge in relation to: (i) sources of ecological data, (ii) new technologies and methods for the analysis of ecological data, and (iii) best practice for using ecological data to underpin conservation. This will lead to improvements in the development and evaluation of conservation actions, strategies and policies within organisations and between regions. The conference will also stimulate and facilitate longer-term communication and collaboration between individual scientists and practitioners across the sector.
Who should attend
Academics & researchers: new sources of data; new analyses and software; integrating your research within the conservation framework; developing and enhancing ecological theory; building partnerships and networks.
Conservation practitioners and consultants: new sources of ecological information; new tools for species and landscape planning; new insights in using spatial ecological data to underpin, prioritise and evaluate conservation actions; communication and public awareness; building links with the research community.
Government agencies and authorities: utilising spatial data within statutory frameworks; developing the evidence base to support policy development and evaluation.
Students: enhancing understanding of the role of research in conservation; new analysis and software; new research methods; building networks within the conservation community.
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