2016 Biodiversity Science Conference - Connecting People and Environment
Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh
20A Inverleith Row
The relationships between people and the environment are central to both driving and addressing the major current threats to biodiversity. There is growing concern that many people are becoming increasingly disconnected from their environment.
Conserving biodiversity, and sustainably managing our environment, needs an understanding of how people interact with the environment to produce the benefits that they receive and to find ways to overcome barriers to sustainably managing the land.
Addressing and understanding these issues – which are at the heart of current efforts to conserve biodiversity – needs a wide range of research skills and disciplines. Reflecting this, the Biodiversity Science Conference is aiming to take a multi-disciplinary look at the ways in which people and their environment interact, and the consequences of this for sustainable land management and biodiversity conservation in Scotland.
Keynote speaker Tim Benton (University of Leeds) and evening reception will start the conference off on the evening of 8 November at RBGE.
Doors open at 19:00. The keynote speech will start at 19:30 followed by drinks from 20:30.