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Biodiversity conservation beyond protected areas Event

09:00 - 17:00
21 September 2011
Biodiversity Institute, University of Oxford

Event details

A Biodiversity Institute symposium sponsored by Oxford Martin School and hosted by the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK The overall aim of the symposium is to explore pragmatic solutions to specific challenges faced in biodiversity conservation beyond protected areas.

Programme Participants:
* Prof Kathy Willis, Biodiversity Institute, Oxford University
* Dr Mike Bonsall, Biodiversity Institute, University of Oxford
* Laura Prugh, University of California, Berkley
* Derek Tittensor, UNEP-WCMC
* Dr Ben Collen, Institute of Zoology, ZSL
* Dr Richard Grenyer, SoGE, Oxford University
* Dr Jake Snaddon, Biodiversity Institute, University of Oxford
* Dr Teja Tscharntke, Georg-August-University, Gottingen
* Dr Roosa Leimu, Plant Sciences, Oxford University
* Dr David Boshier, Plant Sciences, Oxford University
* Christopher Stewart, Biodiversity Institute, Oxford University
* Duncan Pollard, Nestle
* Peter Gardiner, Mondi plc
* Jun Hutton, UNEP-WCMC
* Anders Lindhe, WWF International
* Dr Paul Jepson, Biodiversity Institute, Oxford University
* Dr Claudio Sillero, Biodiversity Institute, Oxford University
* Luigi Boitani, University of Rome
* Maan Barau, SoGE, Oxford University
* Prof E.J Milner-Gulland, Imperial College, London
* Frans Vera, Staatsbosbeheer
* Prof Jeremy Thomas, Department of Zoology, Oxford University
* Chris Sandom, Aarhus University
* Dr Christine Griffiths, University of Bristol
* Dr Shonil Bhagwat, Biodiversity Institute, Oxford University
* Erle Ellis, University of Maryland
* Prof Heather Viles, SoGE, Oxford University
* Prof Stuart Harrop, DICE, University of Kent
* Andrew Davies, Bangor University
* Dr David Barnes, Brisish Antarctic Survey
* Keith Hiscock, Marine Biological Association

The symposium will bring together over 23 speakers - presenting the latest science and evidence for conserving biodiversity outside of protected areas. Addressing the Biodiversity Institute's research theme on Biodiversity beyond protected areas the symposium aims to enhance our understanding of the increasing pressures on biodiversity and the conservation practices which are need to enable the persistence of biodiversity in multiple use landscapes, where boundaries are often undefined, and human activities conflict with biodiversity.

The programme will be based around 7 sessions each containing 3-4 invited talks. Sessions will include modelling complexity, persistence of biodiversity in fragmented landscapes, restoration of ecological processes to degraded lands, marine conservation, cultural landscapes, governance, and business and community connections in conservation.

Registration and further details for the symposium can be found at the following web address:

In addition to the invited talks there will be poster sessions to highlight on-going research into any of the above topics. If you would like to present a poster at the symposium, please submit a title and abstract of no more than 250 words via the registration site.

Michele Sanders
Biodiversity Institute
University of Oxford
Department of Zoology Tinbergen Building
South Parks Road Oxford OX1 3PS

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