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2018 Autumn Conference

Advances in Ecological Restoration and Habitat Creation 

20 & 21 November 2018, Glasgow  


Day 1:

The Development of Ecological Restoration and the Role of Soils and Vegetation Science: Where Next?

Dr Peter Gilchrist CEnv MCIEEM, Global Technology and Solutions Lead: Ecology, Jacobs 

The Society for Ecological Restoration in Europe and the International Standards of Good Practices in Ecological Restoration

Jordi Cortina Segerra, Society for ecological restoration Europe, University of Alicante

Towards a Resilient Ecological Network: A Case Study from National Plans in England

Professor Georgina Mace DBE FRS, University College London

Restoring Ecological Networks for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Professor James Bullock, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

The Role of Ecological Restoration and Habitat Creation in Creating Effective Ecological Networks

Ian Crosher, Ecological Networks and Restoration of Degraded Ecosystems, Natural England 

Maximising Opportunities for Habitat Creation Across Development Sites (Breakout Session) 

Tilly Tilbrook, Integrated Ecological Solutions Ltd

Condatis: Decision Support for Restoring Ecological Networks

Katherine Allen MCIEEM, University of Liverpool

Defining Quantifiable Objectives and Monitoring Methods for Habitat Management Plans

Peter Robson CEnv MCIEEM, ScottishPower Renewables 

Using Historical Woodland Creation Sites as Test Landscapes to Inform Future Conservation Actions

Kirsty Park, University of Stirling

Virtual Ecosystems & Video Games

Dr Umran Ali, University of Salford 


Day 2: 

Sustainable Habitat Creation Utilising Soil Profile Inversion: Evidence From Case Studies

Philip Putwain MCIEEM, Ecological Consultant, Ecological Restoration Solutions 

Opportunities and Obstacles to Restoring Species Rich Grassland

Dr Ellen Fry, University of Manchester

Species-Rich Meadows: Effective Restoration and Creation Requires a Glorious Mix of Simple Soil Chemistry and Complex Volunteer Activity 

John Box CEcol CEnv FICEEM

Biodiversity Net Gain for Development - Putting Principles into Practice  (Breakout Session)

Tom Butterworth MCIEEM, Julia Baker CEnv MCIEEM and Rachel Hoskin MCIEEM, Technical Leads for Biodiversity, WSP and Balfour Beatty and Director, Footprint Ecology

Earned Recognition – Improving Outcomes for Bats and Stakeholders in England (Breakout Session)

Stephen Rudd, Natural England

Planning and Delivering River Restoration at Multiple Scales Using Evidence Led Innovative Approaches with Volunteers, Experts and Scientists

Marc Naura CEnv MCIEEM, The River Restoration Centre 

The Multiple Benefits of Restoring Floodplain Meadows

Dr Clare Lawson, Floodplain Meadows Partnership, The Open University 

Reflections on the Conference Proceedings and the Future Directions of Ecological Restoration and Habitat Creation

Nick Coppin, MCIEEM