Challenges for Scotland’s biodiversity conservation: from the soils to the skies

8 to 9 March 2012

What was the event?

This was a joint venture between the British Ecological Society (BES), the British Society of Soil Science (BSSS), and the Scottish Government’s Biodiversity Science Group.

The main aim of the conference was to help bridge the gap between excellent ecological science and the needs of policy makers. It focused in particular on the current revision of Scotland’s Biodiversity Strategy, provided an important forum where scientists and policymakers working on biodiversity issues in Scotland could meet, discussed areas where excellent science is needed, and explored opportunities and objectives for future work.

Chris Quine of Forest Research gave an invited presentation - "Challenges for the conservation and enhancement of woodland biodiversity".

Further details including the programme

Who was the event suitable for?

Scientists, policy makers and others interested in Scotland’s biodiversity.

Where did the event take place?

Lecture Theatre
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
20A Inverleith Row


For further information please contact:

Ceri Margerison
Policy Manager
British Ecological Society
Charles Darwin House
12 Roger Street
London, WC1N 2JU

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7685 2500 (main)
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7685 2510(direct)
Mob: +44 (0)7525966919
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7685 2501
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