SAC-SEPA Conference 2012

Stewart Stevenson SAC-SEPAValuing Ecosystems: Policy, Economic and Management Interactions

The 2012 SAC-SEPA conference (organised in association with Forest Research, the James Hutton institute and Scottish Natural Heritage) took place in Edinburgh on 3rd and 4th April 2012.

Integrated management of our agricultural and forestry landscapes is essential to the delivery of multiple ecosystem services. However, current understanding of the linkages between different ecosystems and the services they provide is incomplete. The management implemented therefore needs to be flexible to adapt to these uncertainties. The need for implementation at the landscape scale also means integrating management practices across different land-managers.

This conference sought to present not only the best possible scientific understanding of the complexities associated with the delivery of multiple ecosystem services but also to provide a forum to raise and discuss what still needs to be done to have an ecosystem approach recognised and supported by land managers, researchers and policy makers.

Download the SAC-SEPA Conference 2012 Programme.

Download the SAC-SEPA Conference 2012 Proceedings.

Stewart Stevenson, Scottish Government Minister for Environment & Climate Change, provided the Opening Address. This was followed by a total of twenty-three platform presentations over the two days, arranged under four main themes listed below. The presentations can be downloaded by following each theme link.

Download the SAC-SEPA Conference 2012 Poster Presentations.

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