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More from moors | #BOUsci19

 22 Nov 2019

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In conjunction with
Newcastle University
University of Aberdeen
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

More from moors:
future visions for the British uplands and the implications for birds

The British uplands have considerable environmental, social and economic value and are internationally important for their unique plant and bird assemblages. However multiple drivers of change are causing significant declines of upland birds and the deterioration of once diverse and flourishing landscapes. What are these drivers of change? Can we mitigate the impacts? Or do we need radical new visions regarding the future management of the uplands?

This one-day event will bring together leading experts (researchers, land managers, policy-makers and conservationists) to share and build on current knowledge, explore alternative visions and consider how the uplands can deliver multiple benefits for people and biodiversity.

With the future of the British uplands a policy priority, the conference will focus on recent developments in the natural and social sciences and how these can be integrated to provide the evidence base to direct future research, inform policy development and shape future land management in order to get ‘more from moors’.

Call for papers

We are particularly interested in studies examining the wider ecological impacts of upland management and environmental change. Results from recent socio-ecological projects, policy discussions and stakeholder workshops are encouraged. Studies using methods developed in other systems, but relevant to the uplands, are welcome.

We also have a limited number of poster spaces available (select ‘poster’ on the abstract form).

Download abstract submission form
Deadline for submissions: 10 May 2019 extended to 0900 UTC 24 May 2019.

Scientific Programme Organisers

Prof Steve Redpath (University of Aberdeen)
Dr Juliette Young (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology)
Dr Darren Evans (Newcastle University)
Dr Maria Bogdanova (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology)

Image credit: Above right, European Golden Plover by Brian Gratwicke CC BY 2.0 Wikimedia Commons

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