BOOKING NOW OPEN: Connect 2017: Connect Locally, Nationally and Globally
David Attenborough Building, New Museum Site, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3QY (Large Seminar Room 1.25)
This year's CCF summer symposium is on Connectivity Conservation. We will have presentations on local, national and global initiatives and have an opportunity to tap in the CCF/CCI hub for synergies and further collaborations on connectivity conservation. A full list of confirmed speakers is now available.
Chair: Dr Marcelo Goncalves de Lima
Co-chair: Dr Humphrey Crick
Co-chair: Dr Andrew Plumtre
July 18th, 2017
9:30 Session 1 - Approaches to Connectivity Research 9:30 Talk 1.1 - Progress towards global connectivity targets: messages from the Protected Connected indicator. Dr Santiago Saura – Joint Research Centre. (via video conference).
9:50 Talk 1.2 - Genetic structure of Phoenician juniper in Cabrera’s islet: from Napoleon to song thrush poaching - Dr Silvia Pérez Espona - Estación Biológica de Doñana (EBD-CSIC).
10:10 Talk 1.3 - Connecting gorillas in a digital age - Dr Andy Plumptre – Wildlife Conservation Society.
10:50 Coffee Break
11:20 Talk 1.4 - Greenways Network: an approach for its planning in small Brazilian municipalities – Daniele Tubino – PhD candidate – Universidade de São Paulo.
11:40 Talk 1.5 - Towards modelling functional connectivity at the global scale: forest habitat availability for birds in Africa- Andy Arnell, M.Sc and Konstantina Spiliopoulou – World Conservation Monitoring Centre and Københavns Universitet.
12:00 Talk 1.6 - Connectivity for amphibians and reptiles in the Peterborough area - Dr Laurence Jarvis – Froglife.
2:00 Session 2 - Assessing and monitoring connectivity
2:00 Talk 2.1 - Evidence-based development of an arboreal wildlife bridge to prevent habitat fragmentation and isolation - Sophie Hughes, M.Sc. and Ian White - Animex.
2:20 Talk 2.2 - Assessing connectivity of European flower-visitors in PREDICTS - Juan Gallego Zamorano – M.Sc candidate – Natural History Museum and Cranfield Unviersity.
2:40 Talk 2.3 - Dr Humphrey Crick - Natural England - TBC
3:20 Coffee Break
3:50 Talk 2.4 - Assessing connectivity and prioritising habitat conservation using network analysis: a case study in the Cerrados of Brazil - Hernani Oliveira, PhD candidate – Queen Mary University of London
4:10 Talk 2.5 - Ecological and functional connectivity: the ability to see potential impacts from the data - Dr Tim Reed – Tim Reed Ecological Consultants Ltd.
4:30 Talk 2.6 Where to focus restoration efforts for ecological networks? The Condatis method for long-distance, multi-generation connectivity - Dr Jenny Hodgson – University of Liverpool.
5:10 Day wrap up
July 19th, 2017
Session 3 - Implementation of connectivity conservation: challenges, policies, funding opportunities
9:30 Talk 3.1 - Biodiversity offsets could help support connectivity conservation - Dr Hugo Rainey - Wildlife Conservation Society.
9:50 Talk 3.2 - Connectivity of thought - Edward Darling - Redlist Revival.
10:10 Talk 3.3 - Re-connecting landscapes in Cambridgeshire - Martin Baker, M. Sc.- The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire.
10:50 Coffee Break
11:20 Talk 3.4 – Net gain – Lucie Anderton - Network Rail
11:40 Talk 3.5 - Landscape-scale Connectivity: Fens for the Future & New Life on the Old West – Catherine Weightman – Natural England & Mark Nokkert, Cambridgeshire ACRE
12:00 Talk 3.6 - Connecting Communities for marine conservation in South West Cambodia – Kate West, M. Sc. – Fauna and Flora International
12:20 Talk 3.7 - IUCN/WCPA Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group and Areas of Connectivity Conservation – Gary Tabor – VMD. (via video conference).
1 - IUCNs Areas of Connectivity Conservation: What are they? Where do they come from? Where do they live?
2 - A Biosphere Reserve to 'connect' the Fens?
3:20 Coffee Break
3:50 Mini-workshops (cont.)
4:50 Wrap up and concluding remarks
5:10 Poster session and wine reception
IUCN/WCPA’s Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group is kindly supporting the event.
There are still limited places for talks/posters - please contact Marcelo Lima for more information.