Sheffield Hallam University (Charles Street Building)
This 3-day conference is being organised by SYBRG and colleagues, supported by BES, RSPB, BASC, Opticron and others. It will address key issues of how Britain’s peatlands could or should be managed and restored to provide future resilient, sustainable habitats at landscape levels. The event comes at a time of colossal challenges for nature conservation – with globalisation, climate change, and economic austerity just a few of the issues compounded by uncertainties as the UK leaves the EU. Bringing together landowners, managers, practitioners and key academics, this major national conference relates to wider international issues too. The conference will examine ecology and conservation for restoring upland and lowland peatland landscapes specifically for birds from a range of perspectives and situations.
The first day (6th Sept.) starts late-morning with presentations followed by a field visit in the afternoon/ early evening. The following two days will be a mixture of plenary and parallel sessions with poster presentations and displays. On the evening of the 7th Sept., delegates will be able to book for a trip along the Tinsley Canal to see an alternative side to Sheffield and some of the birdlife that flourishes there.
Speakers include: Professor Des Thompson, John Calladine, Andreas Heinemeyer, Richard Lindsay, Pat Thompson, Ian
Rotherham, and Mark Eddowes plus representatives from BASC, Natural England, the Heather Trust, Lakenheath Fen and others.