Anyone managing or restoring floodplain meadows may be interested to make contact with the Floodplain Meadows Partnership. This project, hosted by the Open University, aims to share the latest research on rare species rich floodplain meadows in order to help with the conservation of existing sites and encourage restoration.
Roads, motorways, railways, intensive agriculture and urban developments are breaking up Europe’s landscapes into ever-smaller pieces, with potentially devastating consequences for flora and fauna across the continent, according to a new joint report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN).
Recently, I attended the 4th ESP (Ecosystem Services Partnership) Conference, 04-07 October 2011 in Wageningen, the Netherlands, where I presented my research paper entitled, ‘Crop evapo-transpiration services – is it a major hydrological ecosystem services?’
An important milestone has been achieved in the English Heritage 'Hoo Peninsula Historic Landscape Project', designed to substantially increase understanding of the Hoo Peninsula's historic landscape and enable better informed inputs to the future changes envisaged for this part of the Thames Estuary.
During the Florence Meeting 2011 a new President was elected by the General Assembly. Dr Inge Gotzmann is following Mr Gerrit-Jan van Herwaarden after she was elected unanimously by the member delegates.