HEC Associates - For all your consultancy needs
HEC Associates offer a full range of environmental consultancy services, including: Invasive species (Japanese Knotweed); training, education & interpretation; environmental, ecological & conservation; tourism & leisure
UKEconet is the international portal of the Biodiversity and Landscape History Research Institute (BALHRI), working in conjunction with Sheffield Hallam University and the South Yorkshire Biodiversity Research Group (SYBRG). It provides research-based information on ecology, history, archaeology and landscape change that will be of interest to all. Read more ...
Events in Brief
The Events section contains information, programmes, booking, downloads etc., on forthcoming conferences, Call for papers, workshops and training days. Information on past events can be found in the Archives section and a selection of photographs can be found in the events Galleries.
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Opportunities & Issues in Re-wilding
CONFERENCE PROGRAMME & ABSTRACTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD FROM EVENT WEB PAGE
Details of Rewilding 2020 click here
This landmark event, which is organised by SYBRG / UKECONET and Ian Rotherham at Sheffield Hallam University, with Sophie Wynne-Jones and colleagues at the University of Bangor in Wales, we will address the issues and the potential contributions of ‘Wilder Visions’ and ‘Re-wilding’ to solving these challenges.
Projects & Research
Projects describes the current range of community-led initiatives organised by SYBRG and partners organisations. Further information, links to dedicated web sites and details about how to become involved are available as PDF downloads on each project page.
Peatland UK Research. A newly-created section which will feature new and on-going research nationally and internationally. Featured so far is the direct link to the free research downloads in the Wildtrack Store.
For general inquiries, etc. please see Contact Us page for details.
NEW FROM WILDTRACK PUBLISHING
The Wildtrack Publishing on-line store contains our comprehensive catalogue of book and journal titles. The new store also has a variety of free research downloads available, with more to follow in the near future.
Ian's Walk on the Wild Side
Ian's Walk on the Wildside is the regular blog presented by Professor Ian Rotherham, expert on a range of environmental issues, including urban wildlife, extreme weather, flooding and climate change.
Wilder Visions - The Vision: With a focus on wilder, more connected futures to halt declines of species and environmental quality, yet recognising the cultural nature and heritage value of many landscapes. This programme emerges from 30+ years of seminars and conferences organised by our team and partners. With major challenges of future climate change, land-use, biodiversity, heritage, economy and community, we bring together a unique group of experts, academics, researchers, the public, and practitioners to debate the issues.
Finding Lost Norton Park - (March-October 2019).
Led by volunteers with professional support, the aim of this exciting project is to uncover the history, heritage, and archaeology of the Norton Park Estate and its historic stately homes, past and present. Volunteers will find out about: landscape history, heritage and archaeology, the medieval park and the designed landscape of the 1700s to 1900s, the boundaries, buildings and trackways, the park areas, the field systems and the prehistoric features.
Lost Landscape of Heroes FINAL PROJECT WEB SITE DUE TO GO LIVE VERY SOON. NOTICES POSTED HERE AND IN THE UKECONET NEWSLETTER
SPHAGNUM IDENTIFICATION GUIDE
The first of our series of species identification guides is now available to view. The guide features a beginners' and intermediate guide to Sphagnum mosses. More here ... (or click image, right)
WAXCAPS IDENTIFICATION GUIDES
The Waxcaps & Allied Fungi Guide features easy-to-identify species of these important fungi, along with other taxa usually associated with the same habitat. More here ... (or click image, right)
DEER SURVEY & IDENTIFICATION GUIDE
The third in our series of identification guides. This guide, split into two parts, basic and advanced - covers key identification nd characteristics of those British deer species which are likely to be seen across South Yorkshire and the East Midlands. More here ... (or click image, right)
Download our basic Wacaps survey sheets in both Word and PDF format.