Jonathan Porter, ialeUK President, gave a summary presentation at the end of the 2015 conference, reflecting on the breadth of perspectives and ideas discussed, definitions of seascape and opportunities for research and communication.
The ialeUK conference on seascape ecology, not only connected land, sea and society but also connected fellow researchers and practitioners within different fields. In this case, we hear from two PhD students explain the importance of seagrass meadows as carbon sinks and find out about their own research.
Dusty Gedge, a green infrastructure expert, introduces the concept of biosolar - combining solar panels with biodiverse habitats on roofs. A technique that is common place in Europe but slow to be understood in the UK. He discusses projects in Europe and the vision behind the 1st Biosolar Conference, held in London this year.
This October, Spaces Wild was published by the London Wildlife Trust (LWT). It's been produced to help decision makers recognise the importance of green and wild spaces in London and what action is needed to ensure they are protected. Gemma Hallam, Senior Planning Policy Officer at LWT and co-author of the report, provides a taster of what's included.
A conference on future visions of landscapes, called Wild Thing: Managing Landscape Change and Future Ecologies was held this September in Sheffield. Dr. Ian Rotherham, director of the Biodiversity and Landscape History Research Institute (BaLHRI) provides the highlights of the three day event and details of the next conference in June 2016.
It has been two years since the last Terrestrial Biodiversity Climate Change Impact Report Card and we now know even more about the effects that a changing climate will have on biodiversity. This article introduces the latest updates from the new report.
How does the urban environment affect mental wellbeing? A group of scientists and urban designers have created a mobile phone application to enable individuals across multiple cities to record their experience in real-time.
On the subject of National Parks, a grass-roots movement to create the first National Park City is gaining popularity in London. Benjamin Brace, a landscape architect working in London gives his views on this radical idea.
Researchers are invited to apply to work for up to three months on Valuing Nature topics in a new disciplinary, institutional or applied setting. £180k is available to support 5-10 placements, deadline 14th December.