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)



Accepted Posters

  • 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