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Wales Bat Conference

Wales Bat Conference 2017

The Wales Bat Conference 2017 will take place over the weekend of 3-4 June at Swansea University. Booking is now open! Details of the programme are below.

The Annual Bat Worker's Forum will take place on the evening of Friday 2nd June (as there won't be a National Bat Conference this year).

If you have any questions about this event please email Naomi Webster, BCT's Training Manager. 

 The event is sponsored by:

 
Wildlife Acoustics    

 

Friday 2 June 2017

19.00-20.30 - Bat Worker's Forum (James Callaghan Lecture Theatre)

 

Saturday 3 June 2017 (James Callaghan Lecture Theatre)

09.30 Arrival - tea and coffee
10.00 Welcome - Steve Lucas, Wales Officer, Bat Conservation Trust
10.15 Presentation 1: Lesser horseshoe bats at Sherborne - Nick Downs, Arcadis
10.45 Presentation 2: Improving the value of farmland for bats: an insight into the management of hedgerows - Jeremy Froidevaux, University of Bristol
11.15 Break - tea and coffee
11.45 Presentation 3: Update from BCT - Dr Joe Nunez-Mino, Director of Communications & Fundraising, Bat Conservation Trust
12.15 Presentation 4: Debate - What's the point of bat groups?                              Phil Morgan argues for the proposal that they no longer have a purpose and should be abolished. Jean Matthews argues against.
12.45 Lunch
14.00 Presentation 5: Monitoring the effectiveness of mitigation for horseshoe bats associated with a new road in Wales - Jon Davies, Arcadis
14.30 Presentation 6: Monitoring Bats and Roads: how robust can we make our surveys? - Penny Lewns and David Lewns, Pro-spp-eco
15.00 Break - tea and coffee
15.30 Presentation 7: Why isn’t everyone batty about bats? - Charlotte Chivers, University of Bristol
16.00 Preparation for field work - Richard Crompton, Ecology on Demand
18.00 Supper
20.00 Depart for field work

 

Sunday 4 June 2017 (James Callaghan Lecture Theatre)

09.30 Data analysis
10.00 Tea and coffee
10.30 Data analysis continued
11.45 Presentation 8: New Anabat Swift and Insight software - Andrew Dobson, Titley Scientific
12.15 Presentation 9: Latest from Wildlife Acoustics EMTouch2 - Paul Howden-Leach, Wildlife Acoustics
12.45 Lunch
14.00 Presentation 10: Tanat Valley Horseshoe project - Simon Cope & Dr Mike Worsfold, Montgomeryshire Bat Group 
14.45 Presentation of field work - Richard Crompton, Ecology on Demand
15.15 Round up and finish - Steve Lucas, Wales Bat Officer, Bat Conservation Trust

 

 

 

 

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