CONF: Biodiversity in Scotland Symposium

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Conference announcement: note special reduced registration fee for
full-time students!


A two day conference convened by the Biodiversity Unit of the
University of Edinburgh and Scottish Natural Heritage

Monday 30th September 1996
Tuesday 1st October 1996

To be held at the Royal College of Physicians,
9 Queen Street Edinburgh EH2 1JQ, Scotland

This conference will bring together researchers, practitioners and
policy makers in a common forum. Presentations will provide an
overview of Scotland's biodiversity, highlighting what is special
about native Scottish wildlife in a national and international
context. Speakers will also address the impacts of management and
detail current conservation action.

Provisional programme

Session 1: Scottish Biodiversity in Context
Prof. Michael B Usher & Prof. John Birks.

Session 2: Current Status and Trends of Biodiversity
Prof. John Miles, Prof. Paul Racey, Dr Richard Ennos,
Dr Chris Sydes, Dr Roy Watling, Dr Allan Watt, Dr Mark Young

Session 3: Sustainable Management for Biodiversity
Dr Peter Maitland, Dr Philip Ratcliffe, Dr Des
Thompson, Dr Garth Foster

Session 4: Towards a Strategy for Biodiversity Conservation
in Scotland
Workshop sessions which will focus on identifying priorities for future

Session 5 Action for Biodiversity
Prof. Aubrey Manning, Sandy Kerr, Dr Vin Fleming

To obtain a booking form and further information please contact:
Shiela Wilson, The Biodiversity Unit, Institute of Ecology and Resource
Management, The University of Edinburgh, Darwin Building, Mayfield Road,
Edinburgh EH9 3JU. Fax 0131-662-0478; e-mail:
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