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Valuing Ecosystems: policy, economic and management interactions

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Conference
3-4 April 2012
at John McIntryre Conference Centre, University of Edinburgh
for land managers, researchers and policy makers
Photograph of fields and the Sidlaw Hills

This joint SAC-SEPA conference, organised in association with Forest Research, The James Hutton institute and Scottish Natural Heritage, will take place in Edinburgh from 3-4 April 2012.

Integrated management of our agricultural and forestry landscapes is essential to the delivery of multiple ecosystem services. However, current understanding of the linkages between different ecosystems and the services they provide is incomplete. The management implemented therefore needs to be flexible to adapt to these uncertainties. The need for implementation at the landscape scale also means integrating management practices across different land managers.

This conference will seek to present not only the best possible scientific understanding of the complexities associated with the delivery of multiple ecosystem services but also provide a forum to raise and discuss what still needs to be done to have an ecosystem approach recognised and supported by land managers, researchers and policy makers. The conference will be relevant to members of all three of these target audiences.

Registration closes 12 March. See the conference page of the SAC website for more details.

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