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Delivering Multiple Benefits from our Land: Sustainable Development in Practice

Edinburgh - 15-16 April, 2014
SRUC and SEPA BIENNIAL CONFERENCE- Early booking open. The need to deliver multiple benefits from our land will mean decisions having to be taken about a wide range of land management issues.

Ecosystem Services Community (ESCom) launch event and science workshop

Edinburgh - Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, 29th April-1st May, 2014

Event to launch the ESCom research collaboration between Forest Research, the James Hutton Institute, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and the University of Edinburgh. ESCom seeks to align research, improve collaboration with policy and practice and to better manage Scotland’s natural resources. The event will include discussions with policy makers and practitioners to explore what they would like from ESCom and what they can contribute. The third day will comprise a series of science presentations on work being undertaken on ecosystem services (with a focus on Scotland).

Tree health and biosecurity - what can social research tell us?

Roslin- 2 May, 2014
By: Mariella Marzano, Forest Research
It is now widely recognised that global biosecurity threats to trees, woods and forests from the trans-national movement of non-native pests and diseases have increased through the expansion of international trade, particularly in live plants but also wood and wood packaging. A whole range of actors from traders to consumers have been identified as instrumental in the accidental movement of pests and diseases along pathways. It is argued that a lack of awareness amongst these actors not only contributes to this accidental movement but can also limit the effectiveness of their response. This seminar will therefore explore the level of knowledge and awareness of tree pests and disease amongst different ‘stakeholder’ groups and how this relates to attitudes and behaviour.

Efficient conservation of Scotland’s native woodlands

Roslin- 30 May, 2014
By: Glenn Iason, JHI
Our native woodlands are home to numerous other species of conservation value and they provide a range of other ecosystem services. But how can we conserve them most efficiently? Foundation species such as trees, have a strong role in structuring associated communities and the potential of using the extended phenotype of foundation species as an efficient conservation tool is considered. Examples from native Scots pine are used to illustrate, the way in which the trees’ secondary chemistry, which is heritable and varies among individuals, drives its interactions with its biotic and abiotic environment and affect wider biodiversity and ecosystem function.

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