Monday 7 September

AM: Seascape integrity: past and future

  • KEYNOTE: Meriwether Wilson, The University of Edinburgh
    Seascape Ecology  - Evolutions of Perception and Practice
  • Dave Hooley, Historic England
    Spanning the Clear Blue Water. Seascape’s importance in converging ecological and cultural understandings of the marine environment for future sustainable management
  • David Anderson, RSPB
    The Inner Forth Futurescape: Connecting land and sea
  • Anja Liski, The University of Edinburgh
    Habitat restoration and potential socio-cultural ecosystem services in the future seascapes of Inner Forth. Future visions for the Inner Forth coast. Social and cultural meanings of habitat restoration for the local communities.
  • Charlotte Slater, NAFC Marine Centre
    The importance of public engagement within a seascape character assessment
  • Gloria Pungetti, The Cambridge Centre for Landscape and People
    Seascapes and islandscapes of Europe from past to future
  • David Miller, The James Hutton Institute 
    Seascape Visibility as an Input to Management and Planning
  • Jade Irissari, Spanish Marine Research Institute 
    Biochemical and physiological study of the invasive mussel Xenostrobus securis in a coastal ecosystem dominated by native Mytilus galloprovincialis (Galicia, NW Spain)
  • FLASH: Aster de Vries Lentsch, The University of Edinburgh
    Community perspectives on Orkney marine energy futures
  • FLASH: Racheal Scrimgeour, The University of Edinburgh
    An analysis of the complexities faced by Small Island Marine States (SIMS) in Adapting to Climate Change-Induced Sea-Level Rise

PM: Seascape connectivity: networks and corridors

  • KEYNOTE: Chris Leakey, Scottish Natural Heritage
    Ecological connectivity research: informing marine nature conservation
  • Adrian Southern, RSPB
    Using Our Collective “Super Brain” to Develop a Widely Applicable Recipe for Success in Landscape Scale Conservation
  • Martin Gullström, Stockholm University
    Assessing effects of seascape configuration on seagrass fish communities across latitudes
  • Diana Perry, Stockholm University
    Offshore seascape factors influence shallow water fish assemblages
  • Mark Johnson, NUI Galway
    Habitat patches at the hectad scale: what can they tell us about how the structure of the coast influences biodiversity?
  • Evangelia Smeti, University of Glasgow
    Fragmentation and reconnection in aquatic metacommunities
  • Gemma Bell, Environment Systems
    Mapping priority habitats and supporting habitats for the North West Regional Monitoring Programme
  • Paul Sizeland, Scottish Natural Heritage
    Ecological coherence assessment in practice across the Central Scotland Green Network to benefit wildlife and people
  • FLASH: Raphael Bunmi Ogunjemilusi, The University of Edinburgh
    Identifying sources of pollutants in a freshwater urban impoundment: case study of the Seafield pond, Dunbar 
  • FLASH: Emilie Devenport, The University of Edinburgh
    Assessing the potential of marine litter cleanup initiatives to influence volunteer behaviour in Scotland 

Tuesday 8 September

AM: Seascape development: opportunities and challenges

  • KEYNOTE: Alexia Chapman, Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure UK
    Seascape development: opportunities and challenges
  • Richard Smithers, Ricardo-AEA
    Should we focus on marine biodiversity hotspots or coldspots?
  • Fa Likitswat, Thammasat University
    Thailand East Coastal Landscapes Typology, Livelihood, and Sustainability
  • Kathleen Herrmann, Marine Resources Committe Snohomish County
    A Collaborative Approach to Marine Conservation Planning in Puget Sound Washington: Examples from the Snohomish County Marine Resources Program 
  • Jose Lascurain, S.G.M
    ES/NC based management strategy can boost the management of the Mediterranean urban dune ecosystems
  • Jim Densham, RSPB
    Tides of change: recreating coastal habitats in response to climate change
  • Diana Pound, Dialogue Matters
    Jersey Coastal National Park – Co-production in Practice.
  • Francis Daunt, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
    Integrating economies and conservation in UK seascapes: the role of seabird research
  • FLASH: Mairi MacArthur, The University of Edinburgh
    The capacity for offshore wind developments to enhance biodiversity in degraded marine habitats
  • FLASH: Catherine Forsyth, The University of Edinburgh
    The Authenticity of Tourism in Northern Norway

PM: Seascape ecosystem services: managing natural capital

  • KEYNOTE: Jonathan Hughes, Scottish Wildlife Trust
    Marine transitions: from value destruction to value creation in our oceans
  • Rich Howorth, Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere Partnership
    The Blue Yonder – what’s in it for us? Case study of the Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere
  • Inés Mazarrasa, University of the Balearic Islands
    Carbon Sink capacity of seagrass (Posidonia oceanica) meadows around the Balearic Islands: effect of wave exposure and human pressure
  • Gwilym Rowlands, Rowlands Ecology Ltd
    A geospatial model of coral reef vulnerability: The Society Islands French Polynesia
  • Alisa Sahavacharin, Thammasat University
    Current Provisioning Ecosystem Services of Krabi River Estuary for the Local Communities!
  • Miguel Villoslada, Estonian University of Life Sciences
    Coastal landscapes in Estonia and threats to the provision of ecosystem services.
  • Maggie Roe, Newcastle University
    Understanding shared socio-cultural values in relation to planning the Marine Environment
  • FLASH: Mary MacKay, The University of Edinburgh
    A study of small-scale fisher people’s perceptions of policies, resources, and the fishing industry in Sri Lanka using Q-methodology in order to identify the root causes of current industry conflicts.
  • FLASH: Anna Inman, The University of Edinburgh
    Mobile Species Marine Protected Area and the Sustainability of the Whale Watching Industry in West Scotland