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NBN Conference 2017
Presentations Thursday 16th November
- Keynote address – Professor Simon Leather, Harper Adams University – Why I joined the Twitterati
- Jo Judge – NBN Chief Executive – Through partnership, a lot can be achieved in 12 months!
- Ellen Wilson – Chair of the Scottish Biodiversity Information Forum – The SBIF Review
- Helen Wilkinson, Manager, Knowledge and Information Management and Barnaby Letheren, Enterprise Data Management;Specialist Adviser, Natural Resources Wales – A bold step-building on the past to meet new approaches in Wales
- Adam Rowe – Manager of South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre Limited (SEWBReC) and representing LERC Wales – LERC Wales-Growing an Evidence Base Fit for Wales
Workshops were held on Thursday afternoon. Summary reports from the workshops will be available shortly.
Presentations Friday 17th November
- Keynote address – Dr Mark Eaton, Principal Conservation Scientist, RSPB Centre for Conservation Science –The State of Nature: past, present and future
- Matt Postles – Senior Programmes Manager, Bristol Natural History Consortium – Let’s talk about data
- Steve Whitbread – Association of Local Records Centres Director – Recorder 6 and all that
- Barry Stewart – Bryophyte Recorder for Glamorgan & Plant Recorder for West Glamorgan – Collection, Collaboration, Collation and Circulation of bryophyte records in Glamorgan
- Dan Lear – Head of Data, Information & Technology, Marine Biological Association – The Wet Bit Around the Edge-Are Marine Data Different
- Keiron Derek Brown – Recording Officer, Earthworm Society of Britain – Data sharing – the earthworm perspective
- Linda Moore – Development Manager, Gloucestershire Centre for Environmental Records – What do consultants want from GCER
- Dr Rachel Roberts – Associate Ecologist, The Environment Partnership (TEP) – NBN Atlas -A Consultancy Perspective
- Anna Moulin – University of Exeter – How a student-led society can inspire a community’s perspective of biodiversity
- Steph Skipp – ID Trainer for the Future, Natural History Museum – Identification Trainers for the Future – A Trainee’s perspective
- Steph West – UK Biodiversity Training Manager, Natural History Museum and John Tweddle – Head of Centre, Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity, Natural History Museum – Bridging the skills gap in UK species identification
- Sir John Burnett Memorial lecture – Professor Yvonne Buckley, Chair of Zoology, School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin – Data-what is it good for? Insights from network ecology
- Maria Longley – Community Manager, Greenspace Information for Greater London CIC – How to Find Treasure
- Tim Hirsch – Deputy Director, Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Secretariat – NBN as a global player enabling biodiversity research through GBIF
- Amy Schwartz – PhD Researcher, Project Splatter, Cardiff University – Using Citizen Scientists to Monitor Wildlife Roadkill
- James Cranston – NERC iCASE PhD Student, University of Exeter – Monitoring Natural Colonists through Biological Recording
- Dr Graham Smith – Lead Scientist and Head of Wildlife Epidemiology and Modelling, Animal and Plant Health Agency, Defra – Looking forward – mammal data and its potential at a national and international scale
- Sue Townsend – FSC Biodiversity Learning Manager, Field Studies Council – FSC BioLinks – 5 more years of caring and sharing
You can also download the printed NBN Conference 2017 brochure
Photographs from the Conference
The full set of photographs from the Conference and Awards ceremony can be downloaded from Mark Hawkins Flickr gallery on pages 1, 2 and 3.
Here are a selection of images from the two days
Honorary Membership and John Burnett Memorial Lecture
As part of the Conference we were delighted to bestow Honorary Membership upon Dr Mark Hill and Professor Helen Roy.
The presenter of the Sir John Burnett Memorial Lecture receives a special medal in recognition of their talk. This year, the recipient was Professor Yvonne Buckley.
The NBN Conference was kindly sponsored by:
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