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2016 Summer Conference

Linear Infrastructure and Biodiversity: Impacts and Opportunities

28 June 2016, Birmingham


Conference presentations can be downloaded below.  Please click the presentation title to download a PDF version 


The Potential and Challenges for Linear Infrastructure Assets to Secure ' More bigger, better & joined'

Nicholas White & Clare Warburton, Natural England

Overcoming ecological challenges and exploring biodiversity opportunities of energy infrastructure in Scotland

Kathy Dale CEcol FCIEEM, EnviroCentre Ltd  

Mitigating ecological impacts during construction for a large linear rail scheme; constraints and lessons learnt

Tanith Cook MCIEEM, RSK Environment Ltd


Workshop Session 1

Designing Effective Green Bridges

Clare Warburton, Natural England & Sarah Kydd MCIEEM, Atkins

HS2 Phase One  - Addressing Ecological Considerations

David Collins CEnv MCIEEM & David Whitehorne CEnv MCIEEM, Natalie Hall ACIEEM, John Simmons CEnv MCIEEM, HS2

Maximizing the effectiveness of the role of Ecological Clerk of Works

Mike Oxford CEcol FCIEEM, ALGE & Jacqueline Hay MCIEEM, IKM Consulting Ltd


Workshop Session 2

Improving survey, monitoring and mitigation for bats on linear infrastructure

John Altringham & Anna Berthinussen, University of Leeds

Achieving Net Positive for Biodiversity

Julia Baker CEnv MCIEEM, Balfour Beatty & Amelia Woodley, Network Rail

Mitigating impacts on sensitive habitats using seed harvesting and turf translocation

Victoria Gilbey CEnv MCIEEM, RSK Environment Ltd & Ted Chapman, Kew Gardens


Afternoon Session

A Sense of Proportion: Proportionate Approaches to Assessment and Mitigation of Large-Scale, Low-Impact Transport Infrastructure Schemes

Mike Gibbs CEcol MCIEEM & Matt Oakley MCIEEM, Atkins

Biodiversity and Strategic Road Network

Mark Webb CEcol CEnv MCIEEM, WSP & Tony Sangwine, Highways England

Highways for Wildlife – Defending and extending the UK’s road verge network for biodiversity

Mark Schofield GradCIEEM, Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust