A large number of scientists from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) are presenting at this week's British Ecological Society Annual Meeting at the University of Birmingham. Hundreds of ecologists from around the world are expected to gather for what is Europe's largest ecological conference.
The meeting features around 50 presentations and posters with CEH links. CEH scientists and PhD students will speak on a wide variety of subjects including impacts of invasive species, human diseases, effectiveness of conservation measures, making the best use of citizen science data, and greenhouse gas emissions.
Key outputs of CEH science being presented at the meeting include:
- Initial findings from the first farm Pollinator Survey carried out on Open Farm Sunday in June
- How studying bacteria that cause human diseases as if they were ecological communities could revolutionise the way doctors treat diseases such as cystic fibrosis
- The use of endoscopy to study parasite numbers in wild seabirds
- How conservation action has made grassland sites more favourable to the Adonis Blue butterfly (P. Bellargus)
- How to extract trends from citizen science monitoring data
- Is more stakeholder involvement better for conservation?
More information on the presentations and posters with CEH involvement can be found on the conference website.
In addition to the presentations and posters CEH scientist Dr Nick Isaac is running two workshops on “Big Data for Big Ecology”, and Dr Adam Vanbergen is organising the session on “Insect Pollination: land-use, disease, pesticides and ecosystem services.”
The British Ecological Society's Annual Meeting takes place from 17-20 December 2012 at the University of Birmingham.
The twitter hashtag for the event is #BES12