Bournemouth University

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One day ecology management workshop announced

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One day deer ecology management workshop Places are limited for the event being held in May

One day workshop 20th May 2009

Much progress has been made on identifying how wild deer impact on the establishment and growth of woodland communities. However, woodlands are invariably located within a mosaic of other habitats so an important new step is to consider deer management at the landscape scale.

This workshop aims to strengthen links between researchers and practitioners interested in the following themes:

  • Effect of landscape structure on deer distribution and their impacts on woods and other habitats
  • Methods for management and restoration of woods experiencing high densities of deer
  • Challenges and opportunities of establishing deer management regimes at a landscape scale

In the morning delegates will hear a series of short presentations on the above themes.

Then there will be field visits to woodlands owned and managed by the National Trust to explore deer management issues and the effect of surrounding land use.

Finally we will re-convene for a discussion session aimed at developing new collaborative approaches. Participants are expected to include representatives from the National Trust, the Deer Initiative, the RSPB, Natural England, Poole Basin Deer Management Group, the Forestry Commission, Defence Deer Management (MoD) local wildlife trusts and local councils as well as research scientists.

The event will take place at Studland Village Hall. There is a £25 charge for this meeting. Sandwiches may be ordered at registration or please feel free to bring your own.

To apply online visit the conference pages.

For further information please contact:

Dr Anita Diaz, c/o Rebecca Dolling, School of Conservation Sciences, Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow
Poole, Dorset, BH12 5BB
Tel: +44 (0) 1202 965160 Fax: +44 (0) 1202 965046