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Ecosystem Services: Taking the Next Step. Symposium, 1 June 2015. Programme now available

We are hosting a one-day Symposium on ‘Ecosystem Services: Taking the Next Step’ at the Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter on 1 June 2015 (09:30-16:00).

The Symposium will explore current evidence and innovation around ecosystem services and the ecosystems approach, together with a forward look for researchers and practitioners. 


09:30 Registration and coffee  
10:00 Introduction Professor Matt Lobley, University of Exeter
10.10 Sustainable intensification and ecosystem services:
Two sides of the same coin?
Professor Michael Winter, University of Exeter
10:45 Exploring the factors that facilitate and hamper the
implementation of ecosystem services
Professor Duncan Russel, University of Exeter
11:20 Coffee break  
11:50 Environmental ecosystem services from South
West grasslands
Professor Richard Brazier, University of Exeter
12:30 Lunch  
13:45 What do people make of the ecosystem services agenda? 
Insights from an experiment in public dialogue
Dr Rob Fish, University of Kent
14:30 The future of payments for ecosystem services schemes Laurence Couldrick, Westcountry Rivers Trust
15:05 Biodiversity offsetting in the South West: The
current state of play and what may happen in the
new Parliament
Nick Kirsop-Taylor, University of Exeter
15:25 Summing up and discussion Lisa Schneidau, Devon Wildlife Trust
16:00 Close  


Numbers are limited and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so don’t miss out on this opportunity and register today.The cost for the day to include lunch, refreshments and parking is £35 (concessions £15).  To register, click here.  Closing date for registrations 15 May.

15 April 2015

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