As the conference season approaches in ialeUK we look forward to meeting up to discuss all matters landscape ecological (plus a few others no doubt). This year marks a few changes for us as some colleagues have decided to step down from the committee after years of sterling service.
All ialeUK members are encouraged to consider joining the committee to assist with development and administration of the organisation. The entire committee is elected each year at the AGM in September.
The ialeUK conference Landscape Ecology: linking environment and society is rapidly approaching so a reminder to all that we hope to see as many members as possible at the 2012 conference in Edinburgh.
The Environment Agency is warning that September is the peak growing season for problem plants known as ‘invasive non-native species’. People who are out and about can help track them down using an App called ‘PlantTracker’.
In the 60 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, mammal populations in Britain have undergone many changes. While some furry royal subjects such as rabbits and foxes have grown in numbers over the decades, other iconic native species such as the red squirrel and hedgehogs have suffered a dramatic decline.
London’s first Amphibian and Reptile Atlas underlines the need for more information on the whereabouts of London’s species and the vital role of the public in helping to secure a future for these threatened species.