Biofuels in History: Issues of Energy, History, Landscape & Environmental Change
Traditional, customary, domestic and industrial exploitation of biofuels remains a neglected and under-appreciated subject but one of huge significance in landscape and environmental transformations. This workshop & symposium will consider issues of landscapes and their exploitation for energy human energy production. In particular, we will address critical questions relating to a) peatlands & peat landscapes, b) woodlands and wooded landscapes, & c) the provision of biofuels from other sources.
The event is the first of a series to bring together cross-disciplinary expertise to examine matters of traditional, customary and industrial fuel exploitation though history and the consequent impacts on landscape and environment.
Looking at peat, turf, wood, charcoal and other biofuels, we will address sources, types and scales of exploitation consider in relation to issues such as carbon sequestration, and the implications for climate and land-use.
Along with Professor Ian Rotherham, Speakers already confirmed include: Professor Tom Williamson (UEA), Dr Andreas Heinemeyer (University of York), Dr Alasdair Ross (University of Stirling), Dr Jill Thompson (University of Bradford), Danielle Satterthwaite (University of Manchester) and others to be confirmed shortly.
Events details, information/booking fler and online booking details available on the event page: Biofuels in History
Re-constructing Nature for the 21st Century – An international programme of events & activities on transforming nature, landscapes, & economies.
Feeder events in 2017 & 2018, building to a major symposium 2019 at various locations to be announced. Events details and information flyer download: WILDER VISIONS
The latest post on Ian Rotherham's blog Walk on the Wild Side, highlights a successful bid for a Sheffield tree to be shortlisted for the finals of the Woodland Trust's Tree of the Year competition. The elm tree, along with other candidates, can be be seen in this BBC news article 'Nominations Announced for England's Tree of the Year' and further information and voting can be found here at the Woodland Trust's web site, Woodland Trust England's Tree of the Year.
The next in our series of identification guides - The Peak District & Sheffield Area Deer Surveys and Identification Guide - is now available to view. This guide, split into two parts, basic and advanced - covers key identification and characteristics of those British deer species which are likely to be seen across South Yorkshire and the East Midlands.
This is in conjunction with the long-running and on-going deer survey. Full details about how to see and record deer deer are included along with survey downloads and useful links to help identify your deer!
The SYBRG team