Conference at a glance
Day 1: Growing Ecologists
Day 2: Working Together
Day 3: Working Smarter
Day 4: Species & Habitats in Focus
Daily Sessions Include:
- Panel Discussions
- Networking Sessions
DAY 1: Growing Ecologists
Tuesday 14th April 2020
In this session we focus on career planning, development & progression for ecologists. We look at ways we can grow at all stages of our career journeys.
12:00 - Dr Kayleigh Fawcett Williams, Wildlifetek - Conference Welcome
12:10 - Ellie Benton-Best, Equifinity - Career Ecologists & EcoAccelerator
12:30 - Neil Middleton, BatAbility - Effective Ecologists
13:30 - Sian Kear and Saz Hayward, Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, - CIEEM: Supporting you at every stage in your career.
19:00 - Quick Fire Talks
20:00 - Networking Session
DAY 2: Working Together
Wednesday 15th April 2020
In this session we explore ways of successfully collaborating with others to improve our ecology work. In this session we discuss collaborations between individuals, teams, companies and other disciplines.
12:00 – 14:00 Panel presentations followed by panel discussion by our panellists:
- Dr Louisa Richmond-Coggan, LRC Wildlife Conservation
- Richard Crompton, Ecology On Demand
- Dr Carol Williams, Bat Conservation Trust
19:00 - Wildlife Technology Workshop with Dr Kayleigh Fawcett Williams
21:00 - Networking Session
DAY 3: Working Smarter
Thursday 16th April 2020
Ecologists work with a range of challenges and this session explores ways of working smarter, not harder, to benefit us all. We will look at novel approaches, methods and technologies that can help make our ecology work more effective & efficient.
12:00 - Brooke Waites, Tim Moya Associates - Smarter Data Collection
12:30 - Josh Griffiths, EnviroDNA - Wildlife CSI: using eDNA to understand the conservation status of platypus
13:00 - Claire Wansbury, Atkins - Biodiversity Net Gain - new ways of thinking
13:30 - Elmar Jongerius, Apodemus - Apodemus BatLure and BatCounter
14:00 - Jonathan Cranfield, Herpetologic Ltd - Smarter surveys for Great Crested Newts Triturus cristatus
14:15 - Break
14:30-16:00 - Ecology Detection Dogs Session, with:
- Louise Wilson, Conservation K9 Consultancy
- Nikki Glover, Wessex Water
- Paul Bunker, Chiron K9 LLC
19:00 - John Rhyder, Woodcraft School Ltd - Workshop: CyberTracker International tracking standard for wildlife monitoring
20:00 - Networking Session
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DAY 4: Species & Habitats in Focus
Friday 17th April 2020
In this final session we spotlight some of the key species & habitats we work with as ecologists. We will also look at case studies, emerging research and recent developments in the distribution and status of some of these species.
12:15 - Dan Puplett, Dan Puplett Nature Awareness - Wildlife Tracking for Ecologists
13:15 - Joshua Styles, Tyrer Ecological Consultants Ltd - Plants & Prejudice
13:30 - Nils Bouillard, Big Bat Year - Big Bat Year
13:45 - Brigid Barry, Farming For Nature - Farming for nature - changing the narrative
14:00 -14:30 - David Hetherington, Author - The Lynx & Us
19:00-21:00 – Conference Quiz, Social & Conference Close
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