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Restoration science relevant for action

Scientific meeting

Location

Kavli Royal Society Centre, Chicheley Hall, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, MK16 9JJ

Overview

Theo Murphy international scientific meeting organised by Professor Katharine Suding, Professor Richard Hobbs, Professor Eric Higgs, Professor Stephen Murphy and Professor Jim Harris.

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The rapid rise of global restoration initiatives alongside rapid environmental and cultural change has exposed complex questions that straddle the divide between theory and practice. This meeting will bring together leaders in ecology, restoration science, and conservation biology to synthesise current understanding and develop a research agenda to address knowledge gaps.

More information on the programme and registration will be available soon. Speaker abstracts will be available closer to the meeting. Recorded audio of the presentations will be available on this page after the meeting has taken place.

Attending this event

This is a residential conference, which allows for increased discussion and networking.

  • Free to attend
  • Advance registration essential
  • Catering and accommodation available to purchase during registration

Enquiries: contact the Scientific Programmes team

Poster session

There will be a poster session at 17.00 on Monday 23 September 2019. If you would like to apply to present a poster please submit your proposed title, abstract (not more than 200 words and in third person), author list, name of the proposed presenter and institution to the Scientific Programmes team no later than Friday 28 June 2019. Please note that places are limited and posters are selected at the scientific organisers' discretion. If your submission is successful, you will be sent the details to complete your registration for the meeting.

Event organisers

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Schedule of talks

23 September

Session 1 09:00-12:30

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09:00-09:20 Introduction

Professor Katharine Suding, University of Colorado Boulder, USA

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09:20-09:35 Evolving concepts on restoration in a changing world

Professor Richard Hobbs, University of Western Australia, Australia

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09:35-09:50 Learning about restoration from multiple disciplines

Professor Yvonne Buckley, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

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09:50-10:05 Toward prediction in restoration ecology

Professor Lars Brudvig, Michigan State University, USA

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10:05-10:20 Title TBC

10:20-10:40 Coffee break

10:40-10:55 Title TBC

10:55-11:10 The importance of cross-habitat connectivity for marine landscape-scale restoration efforts

Dr Laura L Govers, University of Groningen and Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), the Netherlands

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11:10-11:25 Title TBC

11:25-12:30 Group discussion: Restoration ecology’s complex spatial/temporal dynamics

12:30-13:30

Lunch

Session 2 13:30-18:30

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Chairs

Professor Eric Higgs, University of Victoria, Canada

13:30-13:45 Title TBC

13:45-14:00 Title TBC

Dr Sarah Wilson, University of Michigan, USA

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14:00-14:15 Title TBC

14:15-14:30 Title TBC

14:30-14:50 Tea break

14:50-15:05 Public policy in relation to net environmental gain and the restoration and protection of natural capital assets

Professor Paul Leinster CBE, Cranfield University, UK

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15:05-15:20 Title TBC

15:20-15:35 Dryland restoration: Transdisciplinary research and the SDGs

Professor Lindsay Stringer, University of Leeds, UK

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15:35-16:45 Group discussion: shifting human baselines

17:00-18:30 Poster session

24 September

Session 3 09:00-12:30

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09:00-09:20 Title TBC

Professor Jim Harris, Cranfield University, UK

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09:20-09:35 Restoration in changing times

Dr Margaret Palmer, University of Maryland, UK

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09:35-09:50 Landscapes as complex human-environment systems: Implications for management and restoration

Dr Lael Parrott, The University of British Columbia, Canada

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09:50-10:05 Historical conditions, species pools, and functional traits: a new integrated perspective on setting restoration targets

Dr Daniel Laughlin University of Wyoming, USA

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10:05-10:20 How scientific approaches can reduce costs and increase benefits of tropical forest restoration

Dr Robin Chazdon, The University of Connecticut, USA

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10:20-10:40 Coffee break

10:40-10:55 Building a baseline: Pooling restoration knowledge to understand the current status and broad drivers of restoration success

Dr Nancy Shackelford, University of Colorado Boulder, USA

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10:55-11:10 Restoring functional communities

Professor Jason Tylianakis, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

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11:10-12:10 Group discussion: shifting environmental baselines

12:10-12:30 Setting the agenda and arrangements for the afternoon sessions

Professor Stephen Murphy, University of Waterloo, Canada

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12:30-13:30

Lunch

Session 4 13:30-17:00

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13:30-14:40 Breakout on critical agendas for future research and policy implementation

14:40-15:00 Tea break

15:00-15:30 Summary from breakout discussion

15:30-16:45 Group Discussion: What Does a New Restoration Framework Entail?

16:45-17:00 Closing remarks

Professor Katharine Suding, University of Colorado Boulder, USA

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Restoration science relevant for action

Theo Murphy international scientific meeting organised by Professor Katharine Suding, Professor Richard Hobbs, Professor Eric Higgs, Professor Stephen Murphy and Professor Jim Harris.

Kavli Royal Society Centre, Chicheley Hall Newport Pagnell Buckinghamshire MK16 9JJ
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