CCF Autumn Symposium - The Past, Present and Future of Fenland
12 Nov 2018 (All day)
In 1978, the eminent Cambridge ecologist Sir Harry Godwin published a landmark book: Fenland: it’s ancient past and uncertain future’. Since then we have learned a great deal more about Fenland and have started some very innovative activities not only to hold the thin, green line, but to build towards a new wetscape. Fenland habitat restoration and creation has an added importance given our knowledge of the long-term impacts of farming and other developments, impacts on soils and the value of peatland for carbon sequestration. Furthermore ,the value of the Fens for Biodiversity has been revealed by Mossman, Panter and Dolman's (2012) Biodiversity audit that showed that Fens support c.13,500 species, including c.2000 that are national priorities for conservation.
This exciting one day meeting aims to review the past, assess the present and look into the future for the Fens, with contributions from a wide range of CCF partners and others. There will be great opportunities for networking, including a wine reception; and food will be provided by the superb and sustainable Cambridge on a Plate.
Registration opens at 9.30 am and talks and panel sessions will run from 10.00 am to 5.30pm with breaks for refreshments and lunch. The symposium ends with a wine reception until 7pm. The booking fee is £34.99 per person which funds the cost of food and refreshments (eventbrite wouldn't let us choose £35!). A limited number of subsidised tickets are available at £25 for student and unwaged/ conservation volunteers plus four student helper tickets at £15.