2018 ESCom Conference

Date and time:                        Location:
28th June                                   Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation
10.00-16.00                                High School Yards
                                                        EH1 1LZ

Register and submit abstracts here


In its fourth year, ESCom Scotland continues to develop as a community of practice comprised of individuals from science, policy and practice working on sustainable ecosystem management.

Our annual (free) conference will focus on using the concept of ecosystem services in practice. Key notes will present recent work by SEPA and Forest Carbon Ltd using the ecosystem services framework to support sustainable ecosystem management, and will be followed by presentations and interactive workshops by community members.


Keynote Nicola Melville (SEPA): How ecosystem services support One World Prosperity

SEPA is increasingly focused on the decisions that businesses, local authorities, land managers and investors make and how information on natural capital and ecosystem services can help inform their decisions. Nicola will introduce SEPA's One World Prosperity strategy, and explain how SEPA is building new partnerships to achieve change.


Keynote James Hepburne Scott (Forest Carbon Ltd): Planting woodlands for carbon and ecosystem services

Forest Carbon Ltd enables the creation of new woodlands for organisations wanting to mitigate the impact of their greenhouse gas emissions and make a contribution to wider environmental benefit. James will describe the company's journey over the last 12 years from an initial tree perspective to considering more explicitly a wider suite of ecosystem services.


From 10.00 coffee and poster hanging
10.30-12:15 welcome, plenary keynotes and flash talks
12.15-13.15 networking lunch and posters
13.15-15.15 interactive workshops
15.15-16.00 interactive plenary and closing


Present your work or organise an interactive session

Flash talks provide the opportunity for a short plenary presentation to highlight your current work using the ecosystem services framework in practice. You will have 5 minutes to talk and we encourage you to also bring along a poster or project material to facilitate discussions about your work during the breaks. Apply for a flash talk slot in the registration process.

Interactive sessions provide you one hour parallel slots to allow to show case or demonstrate tools or methods, lead a discussion, or run a short workshop. The aim of these sessions is to stimulate interaction and discussion among participants. We are open to all suggestions, and will attempt to fit all proposal in the programme. Suggest a session in the registration process.

Register and submit abstracts here