Freshwater Invasives – Networking for Strategy
8-11 April, Galway
FINS is the Freshwater Invasives – Networking for Strategy conference being hosted by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) and the European Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Advisory Commission (EIFAAC). FINS will address key topics relating to freshwater invasive species and harmful aquatic pathogens.
The primary objective of the conference is to provide a forum where international scientists, policy makers and stakeholders will address designated themes with a view to informing management and policy development in this increasingly important area. The themes that will provide the focus for deliberations during the conference will be:
- Policy & Strategy
Invited experts from around the globe will address the above themes, with ample time given to panel discussion.
Full details are available at: www.finsconference.ie
Scottish Freshwater Group – April 2013 meeting
The next meeting of the Scottish Freshwater Group will be on Thursday 4 April 2013. To offer a talk or a poster, please contact: Dr Laurence Carvalho, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (Edinburgh), Bush Estate, Penicuik, EH26 0QB. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Scottish Freshwater Group is organised by Laurence Carvalho, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, and hosted by David Gilvear, School of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Stirling.
Species Action Framework Conference 2012
Managing Species in a Challenging Climate: Scotland’s Species Action Framework
We are delighted to announce a major conference to be held 22-23 November 2012 at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh .
Scotland’s five year Species Action Framework (SAF) programme ended in March this year. This unique programme has advanced conservation and management action for 32 of Scotland’s select species – including beaver, red squirrel, sea eagle, capercaillie, freshwater pearl mussel, great yellow bumblebee and woolly willow and invasive non-native species such as North American signal crayfish.
We are holding a conference to highlight the results, pass on experiences and look ahead at what needs to be done. We will cover a wide range of activities spanning on-the-ground conservation, tackling species conflicts and non-native invasives, and developing novel approaches to sustainable use and management.
We have an excellent array of speakers. Some will give keynote talks, whilst the bulk will be specialists and practitioners reporting work done on the SAF species.
We see the conference as an excellent opportunity to share and pass on the approaches used during SAF. At a later date we also hope to publish a management handbook summarising the experience gained and key results of the SAF programme.
We are already delighted to confirm that the Minister, Stewart Stevenson will open the event, and there will be presentations on topics ranging from woolly willow to pine hoverflies, beavers to vendace, hazel gloves fungus to American mink.
Please fill out and return the booking form to secure your place. Forms can be downloaded HERE and returned by post to: Morag Elliott, Scottish Natural Heritage, Great Glen House, Leachkin road, Inverness, IV3 8NW. Alternatively forms can be completed electronically – to request an editable version please email email@example.com. This is also the email address to be used for any other conference enquiries.
The early bird booking deadline has now passed. Delegate fees are £150 for both days and £85 for one day. Concessionary rates are £75 and £45 respectively. Coffees/teas and lunches will be provided during the conference, and delegates are invited to a reception at ‘The Gateway’ on the evening of 22 November.
Organising Committee: Ron Macdonald, Martin Gaywood, Jenny Park, Alastair MacGugan, Mairi Cole, Morag Elliott and Des Thompson.
FBA Annual Scientific Meeting, University of Glasgow
Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th July
The Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) is a forum for freshwater biologists to come together to present their work and to seek input from others. Deliberately informal, they aim to attract not just academic scientists but also representatives of statutory agencies, consultancies, water companies and conservation organisations, along with interested individuals. They are designed to allow those with provisional results (such as PhD students in the middle of their research programmes) and those with little experience of presenting research to present their work in a friendly, supportive environment. At the same time, all meetings include more established speakers, to ensure that a wide audience becomes aware of major research developments. Typically with around 80-100 delegates, FBA ASMs are small and intimate, allowing opportunities for interaction among delegates. The Annual General Meeting of the FBA is held during each ASM, allowing delegates who are FBA members to have a say in their Association.
1st International Conference on Integrative Salmonid Biology, Oslo
Radisson Blu Hotel, Holbergsgate 30, 0166 Oslo, oslo 17 Jun 2012 – 00:00
The 1st International Conference on Integrative Salmonid Biology (ICISB) has been organised on 17-20 June in Oslo.
ICISB is intended to provide a forum to discuss recent developments and future plans for salmonid biology and genomics.
Click on the image below to view the flyer, and click HERE to access further details.