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2017 Autumn Conference

Mitigation, Monitoring and Effectiveness 

21 & 22 November 2017, Manchester 

Biographies and Abstracts

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Poster Submissions

Bird Collision Monitoring 

Francis Williams, Environmental Project Manager, Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks 


Day 1 Presentations 

Keynote Speaker

Why monitoring matters: the legal and professional context for effective mitigation monitoring 

John Box presented on behalf of David Tyldesley FCIEEM, Director, DTA Publications Ltd

Learning from the evidence: why we need a 'black box thinking' approach to reporting mitigation outcomes 

Mike Oxford CEcol FCIEEM 

Designing, implementing and monitoring strategic, local plan-led mitigation schemes for European Wildlife sites

Rachel Hoskin MCIEEM, Senior Planning Ecologist, Footprint Ecology 

Multi-agency project: The effectivness of mitigation schemes in the Malvern Hills and Wychavon Districts 

Jane Sedgeley-Strachan, Natural Heritage & Biodiversity Officer, Malvern Hills District Council and Susanne Hiscock, Biodiversity Officer, Wychavon District Council 

Designing effective mitigation including monitoring and adaptive mangement for a nationally significant infrastructure project: lessons from the Queensferry Crossing 

Dr Peter Gilchrist MCIEEM, Director of Operations: Biodiversity, Jacobs UK Ltd 

Monitoring the effectiveness of species and habitat translocation through 7 years of post-development monitoring using modern and traditional survey methods at a case study in Basildon, Essex

Jonathan Cranfield MCIEEM, Director/Principal Ecologist, Herpetologic Ltd 

Factors affecting waterfowl responses to construction disturbance and mitigation measures during enlargement of Abberton Reservoir, Essex

Kim Wallis MCIEEM, Conservation Advisor Northumbrian Water Group and PhD student, Oxford Brookes University 

Evaluating the success of mitigation measures and associated monitoring in wetland vegetation restoration in Abberton Reservoir, Essex 

Professor Max Wade CEcol CEnv FCIEEM, Techincal Director, AECOM and Mark Fennell 

Barn Owl mitigation and major infrastructure schemes

Colin Shawyer FCIEEM, Principal Ecologist, Wildlife Conservation Partnership 


Day 2 Presentations 

Lesser horseshoe bat mitigation on a major road scheme: A case study of the A465 Heads of the Valley Road (Section 2) 

Richard Green MCIEEM, Director and Principal Ecologist, Richard Green Ecology Ltd 

Great Crested Newt: Post-impact monitoring at HS2 - focussing on habitats

David Whitehorne CEnv FCIEEM, HS2 Phase One, Ecology Lead and Rebecca Lee ACIEEM, Natural England Senior Wildlife Licensing Advisor 

Water vole displacement - the development of a mitigation technique 

Mike Dean CEcol CEnv FCIEEM, MD Ecology and Dr Merryl Gelling CEcol MCIEEM, Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Oxford University and Spire Ecolofgy Ltd 

Effectiveness of monitoring otters using camera-traps: quantifying components of detectability 

Melanie Findlay MCIEEM, Edinburgh Napier University and Findlay Ecology Services Ltd 

Artifical den boxes as a tool for monitoring pine marten populations and mitigation den site scarcity in commerical forests 

Dr Johnny Birks MCIEEM, Director and Principal Ecologist, Swift Ecology 

Novel mitigation methods for European Protected Species and other reptiles on the A338 dual carrigeway in Dorset

Dr Chris Gleed-Owen MCIEEM, CGO Ecology Ltd 

CityNet - The future for urban ecoacoustic monitoring 

Alison Fairbrass, Research Engineer, University College London 

Earned Recognition - Improving outcomes for Bats

Stephen Rudd, Senior Advisor, Natural England 


Breakout Sessions 

The effectiveness of reptile exclusion techniques as revealed by photo recognition 

Liam Russell CEcol MCIEEM, Russell Ecology and Jim Foster MCIEEM, ARC Ecological Services Ltd 

Beyond monitoring: New ways of sharing and learning from evidence 

Claire Wordley, Conservation Evidence and Erika Newton, BES tool 

Meeting local planning authorities needs from mitigation and monitoring proposals 

Karen Colebourn FCIEEM, Ecological Planning and Research Ltd

Ecological Restoration and Habitat Creation - Launch of a new CIEEM Special Interest Group 

Nick Coppin, MCIEEM