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 ISSUES: Integrating Sciences to Sustain Urban Ecosystem Services.  
Transdisciplinary Seminar Series. Supported by ESRC/NERC/EPSRC

Organised by the Universities of Abertay Dundee and Middlesex.


Agenda for the 1st ISSUES seminar,

Friday 7th March 2008

Location: Building Research Establishment (BRE), Garston, Watford.


10.00 am            Welcome and coffee


10.20 am            ISSUES: aims and objectives:

                          Rebecca Wade, University of Abertay Dundee and Lian Scholes, Middlesex University


10.45 am            The DEFRA Ecosystems Approach Action Plan

                          Robert Bradburne, DEFRA 


11.10 am            Managing urban green spaces

                          Roger Nowell, Green Estate/Sheffield City Council.


11.35 am            Psychological and ecological perspectives on transdisciplinary research: a case study

                          Katherine Irvine, De Montfort University


12.00 pm           Strategic Ecosystem Function - Some Urban Wetland Examples

                         Peter Worrall, Penny Anderson Associates Ltd


12.25 pm           Lunch / Tour of BRE Technical Innovation park


2.00 pm             The role of ecosystem enhancement within the living and working environment

                          Katherine Hyde and Nick Corker, BRE


2.25 pm             Environmental Inequalities - key issues and challenges arising from the 

                          ESRC/NERC-funded transdisciplinary seminar series.

                          Malcolm Eames, Brunel University


2.50 pm             Coffee   


3.00 pm             Group discussion


4.00 pm              Close of meeting / Tour of BRE Technical Innovation Park


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