Forest Invertebrates: Challenges and Solutions
2 May 2024 @ 09:00 – 16:00
Thursday 2 May, 09:00 – 16:00 (BST)
Join our Forest Invertebrates Special Interest Group at their next meeting, taking place online. The Forest Invertebrate group encourages students of all ages, practitioners, amateurs and academics, and anyone with an interest in trees, forests and the invertebrates within them, to add to our conversations.
This online meeting aims to highlight a range of topical issues facing forest invertebrates in Britain and beyond, providing an opportunity to share knowledge, research and observations, and to generate discussion and engagement. The meeting will include a series of short presentations (15 mins) as well as informal ‘invertebrate updates’ (5 minutes), and an opportunity for ‘open to all’ topical discussion.
The meeting will take a challenges vs solutions approach. Broken into two halves, the morning will discuss the challenges we are facing and the afternoon will focus on solutions, with a conservation focused. Topics are drawn from the RES grand challenges themes and include, but are not limited to:
- Changing pest threats
- Climate change impacts
- Conservation options and outlook
- Drivers and consequences of change
- Monitoring techniques
- Problems facing forest invertebrates, such as declines in abundance or diversity, habitat loss, or management issues
Details of the keynote speakers will be announced soon.
This meeting is an opportunity to share your studies, ideas, and updates. We welcome abstracts across all the topics listed above and others that are relevant to the main themes of the conference.
We are welcoming abstracts for either a standard 15-minute presentation or 5-minute informal invertebrate update.
Abstract deadline: 17:00 (BST), Friday 5 April
Registration is now open at the bottom of this page. Please note there are discounted rates for members of the RES, so if you are not a member already, consider joining today!
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Registration deadline: 17:00 (BST), Monday 29 April
|RES Student Member||£10|
- Daegan Inward, Forest Research
- Kirsty Godsman, Caledonian Conservation Ltd
- Abi Enston, Forest Research
- Brenden Beckett, Forest Research
- Talor Whitham, Forest Research & University of Reading