Autumn Symposium 2019 – Urbanisation & biodiversity

This year’s Autumn Symposium will focus on Urbanisation and biodiversity and we’ll be asking if cities really can be made sustainable for wildlife.

We’ll be exploring how we manage growing pressure for urbanisation and associated infrastructure requirements whilst also conserving wildlife. The symposium will feature new research on green infrastructure, assess threats such as sound pollution and discuss effective mitigation.

With speakers from the universities of Cambridge, Keele, Leeds, Northumbria and Sussex as well as Natural England, the Dutch Mammal Society, Arup and WSP not to mention input from Mammal Society experts, this is not a conversation to be missed.

Providing an introduction to the day will be broadcaster Zeb Soanes, who will be making his Mammal Society debut as our brand new patron.

Presentations include:

  • Light and sound pollution: overlooked threats to wildlife?
  • Distribution of floral resources in cities: are gardens and allotments better than parks?
  • Incorporating animal movement, as well as habitat suitability, into strategic planning

To view the full programme and find out how to book your place click here.

Photo of Fox in Bristol by Ian Wade.

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