I thought I’d let you know where you can catch up with us this Autumn.
Aside from the usual site work and reporting, Paul and Andrew are busy
writing presentations and digesting the recent updates to the SM2BAT to
present some new ideas at a range of events this season.

Andrew’s first outing is to the Spatial Ecology and Conservation Conference at Birmingham University 5th-7th September. He is presenting a paper on the potential applications of bio-acoustics for ecological survey and monitoring.

This international conference has attracted distinguished scientists in the field and should stimulate deep discussion not only into the methods of collecting biological data, but of validating new protocols. This raises some key issues of the development of ecological survey guidance (something which seems to be a pre-occupation in the UK profession) and how our statutory bodies such as Natural England will respond to rapidly developing techniques.

On Thursday 29th September, Andrew is running an event with Penny Simpson of DLA Piper entitled “Ecological constraints to development – Overcoming the legal hurdles”.

Andrew will also of course be a day delegate at this years RenewableUK annual conference being held at Manchester Central 25th-27th October. He is looking forward to catching up with many of our wind farm clients there, and will be in touch to put faces to names on the day. To book an appointment with him please email s.johnston@bakerconsultants.co.uk.