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Flow Country Research Conference 6 : Understanding Dynamics

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North Highland College UHI

Ormlie Road

Thurso

KW14 7EE

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The 6th Flow Country Research Conference will explore peatland processes, resilience & dynamics under climate and land use change

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With fast-changing landscapes under large-scale restoration and increased exposure to climate extremes, it is more important than ever to understand dynamics in peatlands.

What are the key eco-hydrological thresholds in blanket bog landscapes?

How do blanket bogs under restoration respond to droughts or wildfire events?

How can we measures those responses over such large scales?

What are the key ecological indicators of recovery?

How can we maximise resilience through restoration interventions?

These are some of the topics we hope to explore over the three days of the conference.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS 17th FEBRUARY

Remember to send you asbtracts for oral and poster presentations in an email to conference.flows@uhi.ac.uk by 20th of February (extended deadline)

No form required, simply include Title, Authors, Affiliation and 1-2 paragraph abstract in your email

Programme Outline:

Tuesday 17th of March :

11.00-15.30 Field trip to the site affected by the May 2019 wildfire (Forsinard Flows National Nature Reserve)

16.30-18.30 Registration and Ice Breaker

Wednesday 18th of March:

8.30 - Registration, Opening and welcome

9.00-10.50 - Understanding Dynamics: research update session 1

11.20-12.50 - Understanding Dynamics: research update session 2 (PhD students)

13.45-15.45 - Arts & Science: The fallen Angels of the Moine

15.45-16.00 - Poster "speed presentations"

16.15-18.30 - Poster session

19.00 - Conference dinner

Thursday 19th of March:

8.30 - Registration, opening and welcome

8.45-10.45 Understanding Dynamics 3: Fire session

11.15-12.15 Workshop session : Taking the science forward

13.15-15.15 Workshop session 2: Taking the risk down from management to response

15.15-15.45 Awards and conference close

Confirmed keynote speakers include Prof Mike Waddington (U. MacMaster, Canada) , Dr Pete Whittington (Brandon University, Canada) & Dr Amy Pickard (CEH Edinburgh)

For any enquiries, please email conference.flows@uhi.ac.uk

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