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Roger Owen, Head of Ecology, SEPA

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2pm, Monday 21st November
at The James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen
for scientists, students and other interested parties
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Roger Owen is Head of Ecology at SEPA and represents CAMERAS on the Policy Research Advisory Group for the Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW). Roger is a graduate of Dundee University and has a PhD in technological Economics from the University of Stirling. This talk will describe how SEPA are developing their thinking on the use of an Ecosystems Services approach to environmental risk management. The aim is to achieve better and more sustainable environmental decision-making by adapting SEPA’s regulatory and non-regulatory decision-making processes. This really does need close partnerships between policy-makers, researchers and practitioners.

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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.