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30 March 2011

29 March 2011

23 - 25 March 2011

  • International Spatial Statistics 2011 Conference, The Netherlands

    Keynote speakers include Martin Schlather (Universität Göttingen, Germany), Noel Cressie (Ohio State University, USA) and Yong Ge (State Key Laboratory of Resources and Environmental Information System, China).

    The Early Bird Registration Deadline is January 15, 2011.

22 March 2011

  • World Water Day

    Presentations and debate from a sustainable international development perspective

    Where: Auris lecture theatre, 23 St Machar Drive

    Time: noon to 1400

22 March 2011

14 - 18 March 2011

14 March 2011

9 March 2011

  • Soil Association Wind Turbine Installation Event

    Location: Buchlyvie, Stirlingshire

    The morning session will look at site choice, grid connection, environmental & planning permission issues, & a farmer’s practical perspective on commissioning a wind turbine. The day will also include a visit to Thirds Farm which has an 11kW Gaia wind turbine. The cost is £40.00 plus VAT

    For further details call Lyn on 0131 666 0847 or email.

5 March 2011

4 March 2011

2 March 2011

25 February 2011

22 February 2011

15 February 2011

  • Soil Association Biomass Installation Event

    Location: Falkland, Fife

    With presentations from the Forestry Commission, the morning session will look at calculating the size of heating system required, fuel availability, quality, storage RHI, planning permission & Jamie Williamson, Alvie Estate, Kingussie will give a practical perspective on commissioning a boiler system and running a wood chip business. The day will also include a visit to Pillars of Hercules which has a 40kW Atmos gasifying wood burning boiler with a 2000l accumulator tank for hot water. The cost is £40.00 plus VAT  

    For further details call Lyn on 0131 666 0847 or email.

14 February 2011

4 February 2011

2 February 2011

31 January 2011

26 January 2011

  • Soil Association Anaerobic Digester Event

    Location: Turriff

    With presentations from Michael Chesshire, Technology Director, BiogenGreenfinch, Strutt & Parker, SEPA and The Energy Saving Trust. Covering an overview of AD, how it works, what feedstocks are suitable, what you can do with the biogas and digestate, FITS, planning permission and connecting to the grid. The day will also include a visit to the Rennie's of Gask Farm, AD unit which uses pig slurry and abattoir waste to produce hot water, electricity, and a high nitrogen fertiliser which is used to grow their cereals, which in turn are feed to their pigs. The cost is £40.00 plus VAT.

    For further details call Lyn on 0131 666 0847 or email.

21 January 2011

18 & 19 January 2011

  • Farmers and Natural Flood Management Workshop

    Douneside House, Tarland, Aberdeenshire

    We want to understand what discourages and what could encourage farmers to implement natural flood management measures on their land.

    Natural flood management (NFM) means working with or restoring natural processes with the aim of reducing flood risk and delivering other benefits. In practice this might mean:

    • Creating, restoring and maintaining wetlands
    • Managing floodplains in a particular way
    • Creating woodland in appropriate locations
    • Managing and restoring lowland raised bogs
    • Creating buffer strips

    These measures can slow the water flow and/or store water to help reduce the risk of flooding downstream. Such measures can provide additional benefits such as reducing diffuse pollution, improving biodiversity and providing opportunities for recreation. NFM can be more cost effective and sustainable over the long term compared to hard engineering solutions to flooding.

12 January 2011

  • Aberdeen Entomological Club Meeting

    Dr Andy Evans, SAC

    "Will climate change help the Harlequin ladybird (Harmonia axyridis) put the squeeze on native UK ladybirds?"

    *This event was orginally scheduled for 1 December 2010 but was cancelled due to bad weather.

16 December 2010

15 September 2010

15 December 2010

6 December 2010

1 December 2010

  • Anaerobic Digester

    Location: Turriff

    With presentations from Michael Chesshire, Technology Director, Biogen Greenfinch, covering an overview of AD, how it works, what feedstocks are suitable, what you can do with the biogas and digestate. Other topics covered include funding, FITS, planning permission and connecting to the grid. The day will also include a visit to the Rennie's of Gask Farm, AD unit which uses pig slurry and abattoir waste to produce hot water, electricity, and a high nitrogen fertiliser which is used to grow their cereals, which in turn are feed to their pigs. The cost is £40.00 plus VAT.

    For further details call Lyn on 0131 666 0847 or email .

25 November 2010

19 November 2010

18 November 2010

  • Renewable Revolution - What's in it for me?

    An evening conversation on the current and future trends of rural energy in Aberdeenshire.

    7.30pm to 9pm at Archaeolink, Oyne, AB52 6QP

    Free event with refreshments and ample parking – no booking required

16 - 17 November 2010

16 November 2010

13 - 14 November 2010

  • Fungi & Plants - best pals or sworn enemies?

    Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

    Fungal interactions with plant roots are beneficial, but some fungi attack plants. Join Dr Andy Taylor from Macaulay Land Use Research Institute and Dr Sarah Green from Forest Research (Forestry Commission) to explore the complicated relationships between fungi and plants.

11 - 12 November 2010

11 November 2010

11 November 2010

  • Scotland's Hidden Kingdom

    Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

    Fungi perform pivotal roles in all Scottish ecosystems as carbon and nutrient recyclers and as mutualist and pathogenic partners of plants. Dr Andy Taylor from Macaulay Land Use Research Institute will discuss fungal diversity in Scotland and its origins.

    Read Full Details ›› Listed in: Walks and Talks

8 November 2010

5 November 2010

5 November 2010

  • Biodiversity and Climate Change Conference
    Inverness Highland Council Chambers

    From policymakers to crofters, foresters to tourist operators, fishermen to farmers, land managers to the news media; all have a vital interest in the profound implications of climate change on Scotland’s biodiversity, the world they live in, and from. The Highlands International Biodiversity and Climate Change conference, part of the United Nations’ International Year of Biodiversity, is the forum to find the latest information about how climate change is affecting the unique habitats and resources of the Highlands and Islands, and learn about innovative solutions to enhance biodiversity under the pressure of climate change. This conference is also an unparalleled opportunity to meet experts in both land and marine ecology and network with people from all walks of Highland life, passionate about maintaining Scotland’s unique biodiversity.

5 November 2010

  • Developing On Farm Renewables, Castle Douglas

    A session in the morning will look at understanding how renewables work; installing and funding for renewables; what is available; generating returns from renewables. Including wind, biomass, AD and hydro. Speakers include Maitland Mackie, David Rogers, Forestry Commission, Simon Munro, Logan Project Management, Jamie Gascoigne, Marches Biogas. The day will also include a tour of Rainton Farm, Cream of Galloway, to look at the renewable technologies on farm by kind permission David & Wilma Finlay. The cost is £40.00 plus VAT for primary food producers, £60 plus VAT for other interested parties.

    For further details please call Lyn on 0131 666 0847 or email .

3 November 2010

  • Malawi Trade Fair, Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh.

    10.30-16.30

    Come to discover Malawian teas and coffee, food, exquisite woodcarvings and pottery, clothing and paintings. Also, find out about Malawi as a travel destination.

    The 3rd November is the 5th anniversary of the signing of the Scotland-Malawi Cooperation Agreement, through which JANEEMO is supported. By illustrating Scotland’s distinctive contribution and unique approach to international development these events will highlight the role that Scotland is playing in tackling global poverty and contributing to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

3 November 2010

  • Trees: A Valuable Crop Event

    Location: Nethy Bridge

    This event is being run by CNPA as part of the Clim-ATIC programme and in partnership with the Soil Association. This event is free. To book a place please contact Sam Masson on 01479 870 537.

2 - 4 November 2010

2 - 4 November 2010

28 October 2010

  • Developing On Farm Renewables, North Connel, Oban

    This follows a successful and fully booked event at Glensaugh on 7th October. A session in the morning will look at understanding how renewables work; installing and funding for renewables; what is available; generating returns from renewables. Including wind, biomass and hydro. Speakers include Maitland Mackie, Mary Turner, Kildalloig Farm, ALIenergy & Gilkes Energy. The day will also include a visit to the 920kW Ardchattan Hydro Scheme by kind permission of Mr Jamie Troughton. The cost is £40.00 plus VAT for primary food producers, £60 plus VAT for other interested parties.

    Booking form

    For further details please call Lyn on 0131 666 0847 or email.

17 - 19 October 2010

Location: Arizona State University

For further conference details see: www.glp2010.org

15 October 2010

  • 'Mechanisms regulating tree species composition in temperate and tropical forests'

    Seminar by Prof Richard Kobe (Michigan State University)

    Main Zoology lecture theatre, University of Aberdeen at 1pm

    All welcome

7 October 2010

  • Developing on-farm renewables
    Glensaugh Research Station, Laurencekirk

    The event will look at understanding how renewables work; installing and funding for renewables; what is available; generating returns from renewables. Speakers include Maitland Mackie; Ian Cowe, Forestry Commission; Simon Munro, Logan Project Managemen; and David Ross, SAC and will include a visit to Glensaugh’s 50Kw wind turbine and bio mass boiler.

24 September 2010

  • Techfest Lunchbytes: Agriculture and the Great Leap Forward

    Donald Barrie, Farm Manager at Glensaugh Research Station, looks at how agriculture fits into the wider economy, how technological advances have helped and what challenges face the future of the industry.

    Alford Library, Alford, 12:50pm

    To book tickets go to Aberdeen Box Office

21 - 22 September 2010

  • 25th New Phytologist Symposium: Colonization of the terrestrial environment

    Clifton Hill House, University of Bristol

    Download a flyer

21 September 2010

  • Techfest: Flood Resilient Communities

    How can we improve flood risk planning and implement good flood warnings? How should we respond to differences in how flood risk information is interpreted and utilised and improve resilience to consequences of flood risk?

    Speaker: Simon Langan
    Location: Huntly Library at lunchtime

18 September 2010

  • Glensaugh Doors Open Day

    Our research station at Glensaugh is participating in the North East Scotland Preservation Trust's doors open day event. There will be two guided tours at 1000 and 1400 leaving from the farm office.

    Visitors are welcome at any time but this event will allow you to learn more about what we do and "what we keep in our sheds".

15 - 17 September 2010

  • International Symposium: The End of Tradition? Aspects of Commons and Cultural Severance in
    the Landscape

    Sheffield Hallam University

    Download leaflet (includes booking form and programme)

14 - 15 September 2010

13 September 2010

  • Techfest: The Importance of Body Odour to Scots Pine

    Like other coniferous trees, Scots Pine contains chemicals which can be toxic or repellent against herbivores and pathogens. Concentrations vary widely between individual trees but how does this variation influence the biodiversity of their associated community?

    Speaker: Glenn Iason
    Location: Satrosphere at lunchtime

7 - 8 September 2010

  • RERAD funded workshop “UK Climate Projections as a Research Tool” CCT First workshop

7 September 2010

6 September 2010

3 - 5 September 2010

24 - 25 August 2010

  • 3rd Scottish Biodiversity Conference: Bringing People and Biodiversity Together

    Strathclyde University, McCance Building, John Anderson Campus, Glasgow

    Download a flyer

18 August 2010

Seminar by Angela Wardell-Johnson of the Institute for Biodiversity and Climate Theme of Integration, Curtin University, Australia

2pm at the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen

All welcome

2pm in Macaulay Suite B All welcome

17 August 2010

  • Aberdeen Land Use Forum

The Aberdeen Land Use Forum (LUF) will be holding a challenge meeting at the Institute on 17th August, on the topic of 'What is Land Use?' These Challenge Fora bring together relevant partners from the public, private, voluntary and community sectors in the City and are part of the Community Planning Partnership. The Aberdeen LUF is chaired by David Miller.

Richard Aspinall will be presenting to the Forum, as will Alister Clunas Greenspace Aberdeen Trust, and the evening will include a tour of the VLT. A light buffet will be provided.

If you wish to attend please contact Donna Laing at Aberdeen City Council.

12 August 2010

  • Potatoes in Practice

  • Photographic Evidence for Climate Change

    Swiss photographers Mathias Braschler and Monika Fischer won a World Press Photo Award in 2007 for their striking images of footballers. Since 2004, they have concentrated on documenting the human cost of climate change across the globe, travelling to 16 countries in all continents, from Australia to the Alps to record the impact upon communities in desert, forest, mountain and glacial environments. Join them and see the results of their work in a special presentation of their photographic essay. Chaired by Robin Harper MSP, the Scottish Green Party.

    Committee Room 1, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, 14:00

    Tickets available in advance (subject to a booking fee) or on the day. More information.

  • Documenting Climate Change – Does Photography Make a Difference?

    Many photo journalists are now working co-operatively with scientists, campaigners and stakeholder groups to catalogue the impacts of climate change and draw attention to the relevant issues. Join award winning photographers Mathias Braschler and Monika Fischer, photographer Abbie Trayler-Smith, and photographer and founder of the Hard Rain Project Mark Edwards as they discuss what photo journalism may add to the climate change debate. Chaired by Professor Richard Aspinall, Chief Executive of the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute. In association with the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute.

    Committee Room 1, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, 16.00

    Tickets available in advance (subject to a booking fee) or on the day. More information.

11 August 2010

  • Farming - What's going on over the fence?

    Steff Ferguson of Landcare NorthEast will lead an introductory session visiting a mixed farm. Take a look at current practices, incentives and environmental improvements. Get to grips with the new and existing agri-environment schemes and hear first hand from a farmer what they think of it all. The session aims to help you improve links with your neighbours and aid interpretation of the landscape on guided walks.

    Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
    Meeting place: Venue to be confimed: Keith/Huntly area
    Cost: £50 SCRA members, volunteers or students / £75 non-members
    Please bring a packed lunch.
    Contact: Steff Ferguson on 013398 81376 or email
    Date to book by: Friday 30th July

7 August 2010

28 July 2010

27 July 2010

15 July 2010

8 July 2010

2 - 4 July 2010

24 - 27 June 2010

14 June 2010

  • Seminar by Annelie Holzkaemper: "Investigating impacts of climate change on Swiss agriculture using climate indices and crop models"

    1pm, Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, Aberdeen

    Future climate change may increase drought risks in the Swiss Central Plateau. This trend is likely to increase agricultural production risks by the end of the century. In order to identify needs for adaptations and new potentials, impacts of climate projections on crop production have to be quantified at the local and regional scale. We apply climate indices and the crop model CropSyst for such investigations. Two ongoing studies will be presented: in one we develop an approach for a climate suitability mapping for Swiss agriculture using phenophase-specific agroclimatic indices; in the other we apply crop models in combination with a spatial optimization routine to investigate optimum adaptation strategies for agricultural water management.

4 - 6 June 2010

3 June 2010

“Science-based policy-making: whose evidence is it really?”

To be given by Professor Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director European Environment Agency.

2.00 pm, Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen

Contact Jane Lund for information.

28 May 2010

  • Seminar by Prof. Henrik Moller, Centre for Study of Agriculture Food & Environment, University of Otago, New Zealand

    "Agricultural intensification, deregulation and neoliberalism in New Zealand: lessons for sustainable land use and biodiversity conservation in Europe?"

    Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen at 2pm

    More information

19 May - 10 July 2010

  • Beauty and the Bog

    Thomas Tosh, Dumfries and Galloway

18 May 2010

14 May 2010

  • Shetland Diaries Simon King at the University of Aberdeen's Word Festival

    6.30pm, Arts Lecture Theatre, King's College

    Simon King is known to millions for his many programmes on the natural world – including Big Cat Diary, Spring Watch, Autumn Watch, and David Attenborough’s Blue Planet, as well as numerous appearances on The One Show. Celebrating International Year of Biodiversity, the acclaimed author and film-maker discusses his new book, Shetland Diaries, based on the recent TV series.

    With his wife, Marguerite, and three-year-old daughter, Savannah, Simon experienced Shetland through the changing seasons and discovered the wildlife and the warmth of community in these islands battered by the North Sea. Their journey is filled with adventure, beauty, humour and occasional hardship as Simon discovers the true voice of Shetland.

    Sponsored by the Macaulay Land Research Institute, tickets are priced at £5 (£3) and will be available from Aberdeen Box Office from 29th March.

13 - 14 May 2010

12 - 13 May 2010

25 - 28 April 2010

13 - 15 April 2010

  • Trees and forests in British society

    A conference to explore the demands that society places on forestry and the role trees, woods and forests are expected to play.

    Location: Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

12 - 14 April 2010

31 March 2010 - 1 April 2010

Location: Edinburgh

9 - 27 March 2010

  • Enlightenment: The Art of Science

    A exhibition by photographer David McIntyre
    Dovecot, 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh (dovecotstudios.com)

    Admission Free
    Open Tuesday - Saturday 10:30am - 5.30pm

    The exhibition features a creative mix of arts and science images by Scottish photographer David McIntyre.

    Mr McIntyre spent time with researchers throughout Scotland discussing their research before using the medium of photography to create graphic and abstract images inspired by the world class science being conducted by Scottish scientists.

    There are 30 images being displayed in the exhibition and it is hoped that the images will provoke curiosity and draw people to the text that accompanies each image in order to find out more about the science story that inspired it.

22 March 2010

17 - 18 March 2010

and

16 March 2010

  • Student Seminar Day

    PhD students present their work to staff, fellow students and other interested parties.

    Abstracts and slides of the students' presentations are now available to view on our studentship pages.

10 March 2010

25 - 26 February 2010

18 February 2010

  • Beauty and the Bog: Artist Talk

    Artist Carol Taylor is currently in collaborations with scientists who 'explore and 'explain' the world of plants. She will talk about working with scientists and about the techniques she uses to translate scientific research into art, such as digital photography of dissected plant specimens taken through a scanning electron microscope, wood engraving, drawings and paintings which sometimes have dried plant specimens incorporated into the image.

    Joining her will be Dr Rebekka Artz from Aberdeen's Macaulay Land Use Research Institute who will be discussing her work on peat bogs which inspired some of Carol's work.

    The talks will take place from 7pm to 9pm and drinks and nibbles will be provided. This will be a great chance to find out more about the artists work and ask questions. They promise to give a fascinating insight into the artistic process and will appeal to artists and non-artists alike.

    Tickets cost £10 and are available from:

    Dancing Light Gallery
    Whitmuir
    Lamancha
    West Linton
    EH46 7BB

    or call 01968 660200 to reserve a place.

17 February 2010

18 - 19 January 2010

Location: University of Stirling

14 January 2010

5.30-8pm. Steps Theatre, Dundee Central Library, The Wellgate, Dundee.

This event will feature a presentation by David Sugden, Chair of the RSE Inquiry Facing up to Climate Change, and will be followed by a panel discussion with local stakeholders and a public discussion with an opportunity to feed views into the inquiry.

Public meetings in Aberdeen (3 March 2010); Glasgow (4 April 2010); and Inverness (5 May 2010) to follow.

 


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