10 May 2012
Insect Decline: The causes and role of agriculture in mitigation, conference was held on 25 April 2012, organised by SCI's BioResources Group.
Over 50 delegates attended to discuss various to what degree modern agriculture is responsible for insect decline and determine how new technologies can reduce the impact on insect populations.
Available Conference Papers:
- 40 years of insect monitoring on farmland: winners and losers in cereal ecosystem, Nick Sotherton, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust
- Are the severity and drivers of decline in UK butterflies representative of other insects?, Jeremy Thomas, University of Oxford
- Forest and woodland insects - down and out or on the up?, Simon Leather, Imperial College
- Farming and the decline of bumblebees, David Goulson, University of Stirling
- Falling into the trap; not all insects are declining, Richard Harrington, Rothamsted Research
- Improvements in targeting sprays on crops, Paul Miller, Silsoe
- Land management measures for biodiversity, Claire Robinson, National Farmers' Union