With less than a year until CBESS comes to an end, we are increasingly busy working on Theme 2 (context) and Theme 3 (scale). We have also been back in the field, in preparation for development of the Ecosystem Provisioning Tool. There have also some interesting collaborations between science and art.
- Dr Martin Skov represents CBESS at a Policy Forum for Wales seminar on Natural resources, climate adaptation and biodiversity policy in Wales.
- Prof Mark Emmerson, Dr Martin Skov, Dr Hilary Ford, Dr Marco Boeri and PhD candidate Stephen Watson attended the BESS funded workshop on Understanding resilience, thresholds and tipping points. Read the summary report here.
- Prof Mark Emmerson with colleagues from Queen’s University Belfast are running a marine roadshow as part of NERC’s Summer of Science.
- Dr Tim Stojanovic is attending the annual ialeUK conference, Seascape ecology – connecting land, sea and society. 7-8 September 2015, Edinburgh.
- Dr Martin Skov is giving a keynote presentation at Wetland Futures 2015; bridging the conservation gap between freshwater, saltwater and transitional wetlands. 14-15 October 2015, Birmingham.
- CBESS is organising a BESS funded workshop ‘Form to function: statistical approaches to the Biodiversity-Function-Service Chain‘. 24-25 September, York.
Bangor University is back out into the field, this time in South Wales. The Bangor team are collecting data to ground-truth the Ecosystem Provisioning Tool that is being developed as part of Theme 5. Read more here.
Lydia Bach a PhD student at Queen’s University Belfast and part of NRG BESS has been busy developing two science engagement projects: (i) an artist – scientist engagement project linking coastal ecology/ marine biology with climate change and (ii) a new type of card game that makes use of the wonderful, complex, and inspiring things that inform the notion of biodiversity.
CBESS’s Iris Möller (Cambridge Coastal Research Unit) collaborated with local artist Sue Rapley as part of ‘Pint of Science’ 2015. A science festival is bringing learning to your local. Read more here.