BRITISH ECOLOGICAL SOCIETY WORKSHOP
ESTABLISHING AN EVIDENCE-BASED FRAMEWORK FOR MANAGING BIODIVERSITY IN A PERIOD OF RAPID CLIMATE CHANGE
A two-day workshop, funded by the British Ecological Society, in association with the Centre for Evidence-Based Conservation, University of Birmingham.
28-29th June 2005
Institute of Biology, 20 Queensberry Place, London.
The overall aim of the workshop is to engage the scientific and policy forming communities in the development of evidence-based approach to the problem of biodiversity management during a period of rapid climate change.
Day 1 – Establishing the policy questions for systematic review of evidence
BY INVITATION ONLY
This day is targeted primarily at policy-formers interested in utilising scientific evidence to address key policy questions on the biodiversity impacts of rapid climate change. The main output will be a list of policy questions.
Day 2 – Addressing the policy questions through systematic review
This day is targeted primarily at scientists, both academic (including postgrad students) researchers and science staff from relevant environmental organisations, who are interested in contributing to systematic reviews in this and related subject areas. Attendance by prior registration only
10.30 Welcome and setting the scene
10.40 Introduction/explanation of previous day to summarise outcome and present key questions
11.00 Developing an evidence-based framework in biodiversity conservation -
What are systematic reviews and why do we need them - key stages of a systematic review, (CEBC)
11.20 Working with the CEBC and the support it can provide to researchers (CEBC)
11.40 Breakout and discussion of initial protocols
13.40 Breakout and completion of draft protocols
14.40 Register of interests for each review and formation of working groups
16.00 Discussion and feedback on process
- A list of top policy questions
- A set of draft systematic review protocols
- A list of collaborative groups who will undertake the reviews
- A report for publication through appropriate BES media
Attendance will be free of charge
To register for this conference please e-mail Andrew Pullin (firstname.lastname@example.org)