Biodiversity Institute Symposium – Biodiversity technologies
27th and 28th of September, 2012
Biodiversity Institute, Department of Zoology, South Parks Road, University of Oxford, OX1 3PS
The Biodiversity Institute’s research theme on Biodiversity Technologies aims to engage in agenda-setting research from which it develops web-based tools that enable an easy identification of species and the assessment of important regions for biodiversity conservation. This year’s Biodiversity Institute Symposium (BIOSymposium) highlights the use of emerging technologies in biodiversity science and conservation.
The symposium will bring together over 25 speakers – presenting the latest research and developments in biodiversity technologies that are used in wide variety of settings and applications. The symposium topics include: bioacoustics, citizen science, field data collection, mapping and genetic technologies. There will also be presentations that look at the ways in which these diverse technologies can change behaviours and encourage new thinking.
Sylva’s Director of Forestry, Alistair Yeomans, will discuss how good woodland stewardship can be encouraged and enabled by using the web-based myForest woodland management service.
Further information regarding symposium can be found on the programme page. Registration is through the University of Oxford online shop (Register). Early bird (July 4th – 16 August) registration fee £60 per day or £80 for both days, Late registrations (from 17 August) £80 per day or £100 for both days. Accommodation at one of the University Colleges – St Annes College, Balliol College, or Trinity College – can also be booked through the online shop. For more details and accommodation options see the information page.
If you have any questions and further information about the symposium, please contact Dr Gillian Petrokofsky.