Long term Ecological Research Projects: Using Evidence to Inform Practice

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Long-term ecological research underpins, or should underpin, effective habitat and species management, restoration and conservation policy and practice. They provide an invaluable opportunity to study and learn from well-planned, controlled, manipulations of populations and ecosystems. This evidence can inform the professional practitioners approach to delivering better outcomes for biodiversity.

Many of us first come across such long-term ecological experiments as part of our ecological education. However the pressure of timebound ‘real – world’ delivery of projects, the need to meet targets and to continually satisfy stakeholders demands can out us at risk of repeating the same actions and interventions time after time, without considering whether ‘evidence’ tells us that this is the best approach.

This conference, presented in partnership with the Ecological Continuity Trust, will help to address this by presenting evidence from current long-term ecological experiments on peatland, grassland and freshwater habitats as well as long term monitoring of GCN translocation and rewilding impacts. Delegates will also hear about early evidence on the ecological outcomes of new approaches to deliver biodiversity net gain – an important area for future research.

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5 Free Student Member Places

We are giving away 5 free places for our student members to attend this conference. If you would like your name included in the prize draw, please email krystiehamilton@cieem.net by Tuesday 9 March.


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Tickets Person(s) Price
CIEEM Full/Assoc/Qual/Grad Member 1 £75.00
CIEEM Member (Retired) 1 £50.00
CIEEM Student Member 1 £25.00
Ecological Continuity Trust Member 1 £75.00
Non Member Ticket 1 £110.00
Student (not a CIEEM member) 1 £50.00