Seabirds: towards a sustainable future with renewable energies | #BOUsci18
Great Northern Hotel, Peterborough, UK.
What do we need to know about seabirds in the next decade and beyond to ensure we work together to enable a sustainable future for populations while offshore renewable developments expand across the world?
This one-day event will bring together leading experts (researchers, manufacturers, policy-makers and conservationists) to share and build on current knowledge and challenge us all to think about the key questions we still need to address at the individual, (meta) population and community level (including seabird-prey interactions).
Issues of scale and detailed spatial use of offshore marine areas will be a focus as renewable energy extraction is particularly spatially governed. If we are to have successful conservation of seabird populations in a busy marine environment we need the evidence base to direct future research and inform policy development.
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Call for papers
We welcome submissions for 15-minute presentation slots (time for questions included) that fit within the scope of the meeting (above).
The scientific programme is being organised by Dr Beth Scott (Chair, University of Aberdeen), Dr Maria Bogdanov (CEH Edinburgh) and Danny Heptinstall (RSPB).