Evening Sunday 31st August (London Bridge)
Pre-conference social gathering
Morning Monday 1st September (Guy’s Campus, KCL)
Keynote (10.45am): Handley, University of Manchester, UK. Ecology in the service of the city.
Mapping and Modelling Urban Landscapes (11.15am – 1pm)
- Winn and Fisher, Durham Wildlife Trust, UK. Using ecosystem services to inform urban ecological networks: Application of EcoServ-GIS to Sunderland, UK.
- Ersoy et al., The University of Sheffield, UK. Quantifying landscape structure with an emphasis on connectivity.
- Handley, Forestry Research, UK. Investigating the human health benefits of urban heat island mitigation by London's greenspaces.
- Gedge and Grant, The Green Roof Consultancy, UK. Assessing and mapping the potential for green infrastructure in the urban core of London.
- Graham, University of Nottingham, UK. A metapopulation approach to urban biodiversity planning.
- Kilheffer and Underwood, State University of New York (SUNY), USA. Modeling the effects of landscape composition and structure on urban ungulate populations.
Lunch (1pm – 1.45pm)
Posters (1.45pm – 2.30pm)
Afternoon Monday 1st September (Guy’s Campus, KCL)
Managing Urban Landscapes (2.30pm – 5pm)
- Massini, Greater London Authority, UK. The All London Green Grid: green infrastructure – from policy to practice in London.
- Harris et al., University College Dublin, Ireland. Urban biodiversity management in Ireland - capturing the experience of practitioners.
- Glaves and Egan, Northumbria University and Sheffield Business School, UK. Ecosystem service and urban landscape management.
- Howorth, Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere Partnership, UK. Connecting people and environment in the Brighton & Lewes Downs Biosphere.
- Frith, London Wildlife Trust, UK. London’s gardenscapes; the challenge for landscape scale management.
- Gilchrist, University of Manchester, UK. Conservation or cultural services? The management of competing ecosystem services in an urban habitat patch.
- Lupp et al., Technische Universität München, Germany. Integrating multiple societal demands into urban forest management - A case study from Munich (Germany).
- Hall, Woodland Trust, UK. The hitchhikers guide to urban forestry: Past, present and future.
Evening Monday 1st September (Southwark Cathedral)
Conference Reception (6pm - 8pm)
Morning Tuesday 2nd September (Guy’s Campus, KCL)
Keynote (10am): Kowarik, Technical University Berlin, Germany. Urban habitats for biodiversity conservation.
Urban Patches and Heterogeneity (10.30am – 12.45pm)
- Leong, University of California, Berkeley, USA. Bees in a changing world: How land surface phenology, bee community distributions, and pollinator-plant interactions are impacted by urbanization and agriculture.
- Ossola et al., University of Melbourne, Australia. Fine-scale heterogeneity of urban landscapes affects soil hydrological processes and services.
- Minor et al., University of Illinois at Chicago, USA. Composition, structure, and spatial patterning of urban residential yards: implications for biodiversity.
- Blank et al., University of Haifa, Israel. Urban horizontal and vertical island biogeography on green roofs.
- Skokanová and Havlíček, Silva Tarouca Research Institute for Landscape and Ornamental Gardening, Czech Republic. Brownfields as unintentional green spots.
- Smith, University of Reading, UK. A lawn without grass - a new tool for landscape ecologists.
- Vasl et al., University of Haifa, Israel. Niche enhancement for diverse green roofs.
Lunch (12.45pm – 1.30pm)
Posters (1.30pm – 2.15pm)
Afternoon Tuesday 2nd September (Guy’s Campus, KCL)
Urban Rivers and Water (2.15pm – 4.45pm)
- Smith and Clifford, King’s College London, UK. Assessing the effects of urbanisation on river systems at multiple scales.
- Davies, Wandle Trust, UK. Restoring the River Wandle in South London: Implementing policy, research and best practice.
- Gray, The Friends of the River Crane Environment (FORCE), UK. The River Crane - the history and potential future of a productive urban river corridor
- Hassall et al., University of Leeds, UK. A comparative analysis of biodiversity in urban ponds in the UK.
- Champion et al., The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, UK. Habitat restoration on a landscape scale: Restoring the post-industrial landscape for wildlife conservation: A case study.
- Yates, YCA Ecology, UK. The change in fish abundance and diversity over time in man-made intertidal habitats on the Thames Estuary.
- Law et al., University of Salford, UK. Variation of Ecosystem Services as reported for the River Irwell from 1720.
- Hall and Loiselle, Earthwatch Institute, UK. The FreshWater Watch: a global urban freshwater research programme.
President's Closing Address (4.45pm - 5pm)
- Smithers, Ricardo-AEA, UK. How might landscape ecology help inform development of sustainable cities?
Evening Tuesday 2nd September
Free time - with recommended pubs and restaurants.
Wednesday 3rd September (meet Guy’s Campus)
Excursions (10am – 1pm or 4pm)
- Blicharska and Johansson, Uppsala University, Sweden. Biodiversity conservation in urban ponds: ecological, land-cover and social-economic variables.
- Brun, Université François-Rabelais, Tours, France. Landscape factors influencing urban wasteland’s plant diversity.
- Burton et al. Ricardo-AEA, UK. Making the business case for landscape scale water management.
- Gedge, Grant and Kimpton, The Ecology Consultancy, From GI Audit to Action: Improving Green Infrastructure of a Business Improvement District, in the central London
- Manolaki et al. Open University of Cyprus, Cyprus. Assessing ecosystem services in a peri-urban national park: the case of Rizoelia.
- Nytch, et al. University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico. An assessment of residents’ satisfaction and short-term visions for urban yards in San Juan, Puerto Rico
- Peacock, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. A reappraisal of how landscape sensitivity is approached within landscape and visual impact assessment (LVIA), and the development of an alternative approach to appraise value, supported by a review and conceptual synthesis of relevant philosophical and psychological theory and science.
- Zomeni et al., Open University of Cyprus, Cyprus. Defining High Nature Value Farmland (HNVF) in Cyprus: an expert driven approach