CEH scientists and students took their research out on the road this month, with a number of presentations and posters at two major international conferences in Liverpool and San Francisco.
|Storify: CEH science at BES2016 and AGU16|
The British Ecological Society Annual Meeting attracts more than 1000 scientists each year and features a packed programme of diverse science, workshops, special interest group meetings and fun social activities. This year CEH science on a range of subjects, from habitat mapping and insect invasions to pollinator populations and tropical forests, was presented through talks and poster sessions. The event took place at the ACC Liverpool from 11-14 December 2016. Read our Storify summary of CEH science.
More than 5000 miles away, the AGU Fall Meeting took place in San Francisco from 12-16 December. This mammoth conference is the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world, with more than 24,000 participants. Again, some great CEH science was on show including urban hydrology, water quality, drought monitoring and more. Numerous other speakers also presented on projects that feature CEH scientists as prominent collaborators.
Here are links to abstracts from both conferences:
BES2016 presentations and posters:
- Richard Howells (PhD): From days to decades: long and short term environmental conditions affect the diet composition of a seabird top-predator
- Bryan Spears: Ecological stability in lakes: resilience, regime shifts and real-life
- Sarah Burthe: Overwinter migration strategy influences individual level survival of seabirds during severe winter weather
- Dan Morton: Habitat sentinels - Sentinel data for UK Land Cover Mapping
- Charlie Outhwaite (PhD): The other taxa behind the State of Nature 2016 report - Exploring the results from biological records
- Callum Macgregor (PhD): Construction, validation and application of noctural pollen transport networks using molecular methods
- Suzanna Mason (PhD): Production variability can be deduced from citizen-collected distribution records: a case study using British butterflies
- William Fincham (PhD): Alien vs predator: Predatory impacts of native and invasive non-native coccinellids subject to pathogen pressure
- Michael Pocock: How patterns of participation vary across citizen science activities
- Nick Isaac: Impacts of neonicotinoid use on long-term population changes in wild bees in England
- Gary Powney: Patterns of change in the pollinators of Britain
- Lindsay Banin: Are Dipterocarps different? Rates, traits and herbivory in a Bornean tropical forest
- Sabine Reinsch: Responses of ecosystem carbon dynamics to climate change - recent advances
- Lyndsey Graham (PhD): Hedgerow habitat structure for biodiversity - developing and testing LiDAR-based Structural Condition Models
- Tom August: Supporting reproducible and sharable Species Distribution Modelling with ZOON
- Susan Jarvis: The 'Normal Operating Range' in ecology
- Helen Roy: Encounters with aliens - insect invasions in a changing world
- Samuel Robinson (PhD): Impacts of logging on soil biodiversity and function in Borneo (poster)
- Lisa Norton: Countryside Survey, a unique national integrated data resource for ecological science (poster)
- Luis Carrasco Tornero: Breeding site selection in multi-species bird colonies - changes in selection strategies over time (poster)
- Kiran Dhanjal-Adams: Setting conservation priorities for migratory networks under uncertainty (poster)
AGU16 presentations and posters
- James Miller: The dual threat of urbanisation and climate change in urbanising catchments – integrated science to meet future challenges – a case study of the Thames catchment, United Kingdom
- Olivia Hitt: A graphical representation of multiple stressor effects on river eutrophication as simulated by a physics-based river quality model (poster)
- Mike Hutchins: Hourly water quality dynamics in rivers downstream of urban areas: quantifying seasonal variation and modelling impacts of urban growth
- Ute Skiba: Current understanding of sources and processes leading to nitrous oxide production from terrestrial ecosystems
- Lucy Barker: Improving drought monitoring and early warning for water resource management in the UK: an Impact Focused Approach
- Douglas Kelley: What limits fire, where and when: sensitivity of burnt area to different controls
- Ed Carnell: Verifying the UK agricultural N2O emission inventory with tall tower measurements (poster)
- Nathan Rickards: The effects of a changing climate and urbanisation on river flows in the Thames Basin, UK - a hydrological modelling approach (poster)
CEH work on drought monitoring is also represented in a talk on building better drought resilience, our Whim Bog field site and equipment is key to a talk on ammonia sampling and we are collaborating on work to better understand monsoon rainfall.
You can follow updates from both conferences on Twitter via #BES2016 and #AGU16. In the meantime, good luck to all our staff taking part in both events!