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2012 Summer Conference

Enhancing Biodiversity through Soil Management

Date: 13 June 2012

Venue: Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD

Powerpoint presentations:

SESSION 1: UNDERSTANDING THE ECOSYSTEM SERVICES BENEFITS OF SOILS

Soils, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Unravelling The Jargon for Practical Use
Dr Helaina Black (President, British Society of Soil Science)
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The Role of the Soil Microbial Community in Ecosystem Functioning
Dr Martina Girvan MIEEM (AECOM)
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Multiple Ecosystem Benefits of Peatlands and the IUCN Peatland Programme
Clifton Bain (IUCN Peatland Programme)
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Plant-soil Food Web Interactions and Climate Change
Dr Franciska De Vries (University of Lancaster)
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Soil Biology and Monitoring Environmental Change
Dr Matthew Shepherd (Natural England)
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SESSION 2: MANAGEMENT AND RESTORATION OF SOILS TO ENHANCE BIODIVERSITY

Enhancing Ecological Diversity with Manufactured Soils using Recycled Materials
Dr Philip Putwain MIEEM (University of Liverpool)
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Eco-engineering with Soils
Dr David Hackett CEnv MIEEM (Solum Environmental)
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Response of Grassland Plant Communities to Soil Structure
Professor David Gowing (Open University, Floodplain Meadows Partnership)
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Soil Translocation for Habitat Creation and Restoration: Approaches and Decision Making
Dr Bruce Lascelles CEnv MIEEM (Cresswell Associates)
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If only Pigs could Speak and Soil Reserves 
Dr Ted Green
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