Career Ecologists Online Conference

Career Ecologists Online Conference

The Career Ecologists Online Conference brought ecologists from around the world together to connect, learn and network. This 4 day event included presentations, workshops, panel discussions & networking sessions.  

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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:

  • Presentations
  • Workshops
  • 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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