This five-day introductory course emphasizes understanding geomorphic and ecological process as a sound basis for planning and designing river restoration, covering general principles and case studies from a wide range of environments, and includes field measurements, mapping, interpretation, field trips to the Truckee River and streams in the Lake Tahoe Basin, and workshops on stream restoration problems faced by participants.
A NEW GREEN DEAL FOR EUROPE’S NATURE
Science and political action towards socio-ecological restoration
The organizing committee and the University of Alicante welcome you to the 12th European Conference on Ecological Restoration SERE2020!
Between August 31 and September 4 2020, we will discuss challenges facing ecological restoration in post-2020 Europe, and particularly, how can ecological restoration promote the recovery of damaged, degraded and destroyed socio-ecological systems in these critical times.
21st RRC Annual Network Conference
Since the industrial revolution our rivers and streams have increasingly suffered from the impacts of anthropogenic activities – from pollution caused by heavy industry, agriculture and construction, to over-abstraction and canalisation. Many of these impacts have resulted in the decline of biodiversity and a reduction in resilience of freshwater ecosystems. However, in recent decades great strides have been made towards reversing these impacts, improving water quality and habitats, as well as better managing our use of the water we extract.
This event introduces surveyors to QField, an open source mobile GIS mapper which works alongside the QGIS GIS program. The application allows for efficient electronic data capture in the field and can be used for habitat mapping as well as capturing species information.
All around the globe, biodiversity is disappearing as a result of unsustainable human activities. This loss is closely connected to climate change, and the combined effect of this unprecedented crisis is disrupting the ecosystems that support life on Earth and provide vital services to our society. It has devastating consequences for human health and well-being. While the situation is extremely serious, there is still hope. Solutions exist, but they require deep and transformative changes in the way we produce, consume and trade.
Change is never easy and the pressure on Scotland’s land use is increasing at a rapid pace. Nature based solutions are coming to the fore, yet in many cases, this approach results in conflicting pressures. The Scottish Land Use Strategy (LUS) 2016-2021 has been seeking to establish an integrated approach to ecosystem services. Traditionally, agriculture and sporting estates and more recently forestry have dominated our upland habitats, but we now want to utilise our uplands to achieve an increasing range of objectives.
The Fresh Blood for FreshWater is a conference organized by early-career freshwater scientists, representing not just new incomers to the field, but also those who still (or forever) feel themselves ‘fresh blood’. In this regard, the conference aims to provide a friendly atmosphere to present our work and to break boundaries exchanging ideas with other young researchers.
Come and meet worldwide professionals, and share experiences in the field of large rivers.