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Professor Alison Hester, The James Hutton Institute

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29 May 2012, 11am
at the James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen
for scientists, students and other interested parties
Image showing and aspect of the West coast of Scotland

Professor Alison Hester, Safeguarding Natural Capital Theme Leader at The James Hutton Institute will deliver this seminar entitled 'Safeguarding Natural Capital: what are the big issues?'.

Alison's own research interests and experience lie in applied biodiversity research, with a particular focus on plant:herbivore interactions and vegetation dynamics (particularly in forest/ upland systems), conservation and range management. She has extensive practical experience in the logistics of international research, for example, negotiating, establishing and servicing experimental sites in remote areas, community based management of natural resources, stakeholder consultations, multi-national workshops and policy communications.

Alison is skilled in science communication and networking, national and international project management. In recent years she has taken a lead role in bringing together and managing diverse teams of scientists in the highly interdisciplinary area of biodiversity-related research, for example leading the Scottish Government-funded five-year Workpackage on "Management of Biodiversity Change" 2006-2011 and the "Ecosystem Services" research programme, 2011-2016. She is an active council member of the European biodiversity network: ALTER-Net, and is involved in a range of other global initiatives. Alison is a fellow of the Society of Biology and serves on a range of other Committees, Boards of Management and Steering Groups. She is an experienced facilitator, supervisor, trainer and external examiner.

This seminar will take place at The James Hutton Institute Aberdeen and will be broadcast live to the Dundee site.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.