2017 Conference

Think globally, record locally – effective biological recording at the scale needed

Nottingham: Friday 5 May (conference day) and Saturday 6 May (field excursion)

Last few places still available! Please book immediately!

Join us at the 2017 NFBR and ALERC Conference “Think globally, record locally”.  Thanks to carefully designed national recording schemes, novel data analysis methods, innovative use of technology and the efforts of thousands of dedicated recorders, we have a reasonably good understanding of the state of the UK’s biodiversity and the need for conservation action.  But do we have the data we need to inform decision-making at the range of geographic scales necessary to protect species and habitats?

We will be exploring the ways in which recording can help conservation efforts on a local, landscape, national and even global scale.  Keynote speakers Nick Isaac (Biological Records Centre) and Martin Horlock (Association of Local Environmental Records Centres) will provide an overview of what is already being achieved at a national and local level, and set the scene for discussions about how this could be enhanced through collaboration to adapt successful methods to different scales.

Please CLICK HERE to download the programme.  This includes short talks from national schemes, LERCs and other organisations giving practical advice about successful techniques and technologies currently used in biological recording.  These will be followed by workshops to discuss how these methods could be adapted and implemented to improve the effectiveness of biological records to inform monitoring and decision-making at local and landscape scales. 

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Jodey Peyton on joyt@ceh.ac.uk

Conference tickets are £45 for NFBR members* and £55 for non-members which includes lunch and refreshments.  Please click here to download a booking form or follow the links below to book online:

Online booking NFBR member

Online booking non-NFBR member

The Friday conference will be followed by a choice of two field trips on the Saturday: Sherwood Forest for the arboreally minded or Attenborough Nature Reserve for the wetland inclined.

Please join us in Nottingham for what promises to be a positive, practical and enjoyable event, with new information, excellent networking and recording opportunities.  This year’s NFBR conference is being delivered with colleagues from ALERC.

The venue is the Nottingham Conference Centre in the middle of Nottingham, at postcode NG1 4BU. Please visit their website for location and transport details.  Click here to download Nottingham Conference Centre's accommodation brochure.

Sample accommodation costs are:

Premier Inn Chapel Bar – 0.3 miles to  Nottingham Conference Centre: around £40 on Thursday and £50 on Friday

Strathdon Hotel - 0.3 miles to Nottingham Conference Centre: £45 b&b Thursday and £60 b&b Friday

*Membership of NFBR costs just £6 for students, £10 for individuals and £20 for organisations – click here to join us today!




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