Valuing ecosystems: policy, economic and management interactions

Joint Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) and Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) Biennial Conference

3 to 4 April 2012

What was the event?

Integrated management of our agricultural and forestry landscapes is essential to the delivery of multiple ecosystem services. However, current understanding of the linkages between different ecosystems and the services they provide is incomplete. The management implemented therefore needs to be flexible to adapt to these uncertainties. The need for implementation at the landscape scale also means integrating management practices across different land-managers.

This conference presented not only the best possible scientific understanding of the complexities associated with the delivery of multiple ecosystem services but also provided a forum to raise and discuss what still needs to be done to have an ecosystem approach recognised and supported by land managers, researchers and policy makers.

Programme details and other event information is available on the conference website

Who was the event suitable for?

Land managers, researchers and policy makers

Where did the event take place?

John McIntyre Conference Centre
University of Edinburgh
18 Holyrood Park Road
Edinburgh EH16 5AY

Contact

For further information please contact:

Karen Crighton
SAC
Auchincruive
Ayr
KA6 5HW
Tel: 0044 (0) 1292 525282
E.mail: Karen.Crighton@sac.co.uk

Linda van Heusden
SEPA
Erskine Court
Castle Business Park
Stirling
FK9 4TR
Tel: 0044 (0) 1786 452413
E.mail: linda.vanheusden@sepa.org.uk