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A Changing Climate for Maritime Biodiversity: Linking Science to Practice

New - Case Studies

Biodiversity South West, along with the South West Climate Change Impacts Partnership, Natural England, Marine Biological Association and Marine Environmental Change Network held a conference looking at A Changing Climate for Maritime Biodiversity: Linking Science to Practice on 5th November 2009. This seminar, kindly hosted by The Met Office, is the first step in helping to build an understanding of what climate change may mean to marine, coastal and estuarine biodiversity in the South West, and what action is needed to help it adapt. As thinking grows and information is gathered it will be disseminated through these pages. The outputs from the initial seminar and presentations can be accessed from the agenda below.


10.00Arrival and registration. Tea and coffeeAgenda (pdf)
Morning session chaired by Doug Hulyer, Board Member of Natural England
10.25Welcome from the morning's Chair
10.30Overview of the new UKCP09 marine scenariosJon Tinker, Met OfficeMarine
10.50Communicating marine climate change evidencePaul Buckley, Marine Climate Change Impacts PartnershipCommunicating marine climate change evidence (pdf)
11.00Current and projected impacts on biodiversityJohn Spicer, University of PlymouthCurrent and projected impacts on biodiversity (pdf)
11.20Question and answer session
11.30The role of Marine Protected Areas in climate change adaptationChris Davis, Natural EnglandMarine Protected Areas in climate change adaptation (pdf)
Natural England's selection of the 'best of English seas' (wmv)
11.50Case study: Climate change, seagrass and management in the South WestEmma Jackson, University of PlymouthClimate change, seagrass and management(pdf)
12.00Plenary session: - Q&A/Open discussion: Gaps and barriers
Afternoon session chaired by John Spicer, University of Plymouth
13.15A century of change in marine fish assemblageMartin Genner, University of BristolCentury of change in marine fish assemblage (pdf)
13.35Case Study: Climate change and the sea breams - bringing the tropics to the tableDouglas Herdson, Marine Fish Information ServicesClimate change and the sea breams (pdf)
13.45Non-native species: impacts and opportunitiesNova Mieszkowska, Marine Biological AssociationNon-native species: impacts and opportunities (pdf)
14.05Case Study: Slipper Limpet - Impact, Management and UtilisationAndy FitzgeraldCase Study: Slipper Limpet (pdf)
14.15Question and answer session
14.25Coffee break
14.45Climate change and sea birdsHelen Booker, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
15.00Safeguarding biodiversity in the face of coastal changeLyn Jenkins, Environment AgencyAdapting to Climage Change (pdf)
15.20Case study: Shifting Shores and biodiversityTony Flux, National TrustShifting Shores and biodiversity (pdf)
15.30Plenary session: - Q&A/Open discussion: Next steps

Case Studies (pdf format)

Climate Change and the Sea Breams
Seagrass and Climate Change
Climate Change and Seabirds
Slipper Limpet Management and Utilisation in the Fal
Coastal Adaptation Strategies and 'Shifting Shores'

Supported By

The Met Office
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South West Climate Change Impacts Partnership
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Natural England
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Biodiversity South West
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The Marine Biological Association
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The Marine Environmental Change Network
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