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The 2020 BRC recording schemes meeting is being held in Edinburgh, a new location and indeed a new country for this meeting! We are most grateful to the National Museum of Scotland for hosting us.
- Event timing: 10am (doors open) to 4pm, 7th March 2020
- Event location: National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
This meeting brings together specialists from recording schemes, government agencies and research organisations to discuss areas of common interest. A theme of the meeting is how biological recording can help assess the condition of sites and habitats.
An extended lunch-break allows time for demonstrations and discussion of additional topics such as: the use of biological records for understanding our changing environment, tools for supporting recording schemes and how recording schemes can initiate and adapt to innovations.
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Programme - morning
- 10:00 Museum doors open: registration, with coffee available, and space if you want to arrange to meet colleagues and catch up
- 10:30 David Roy (UKCEH) Welcome – aims of the day and a general update on BRC
- 10:40 Nick Isaac (UKCEH) Monitoring Ecosystem Health using biological records data
- 11:00 April Windle (Plantlife/British Lichen Society) – Recording lichens
- 11:15 Tom Prescott (Butterfly Conservation) – Moths in Scotland
- 11:30 Chris Cathrine (Caledonian Conservation Ltd) – Using existing datasets to inform site condition monitoring at Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Scotland
- 11:45 Ashleigh Whiffin (National Museum of Scotland) – The role of museums in biological recording
12:00 Lunch (provided)
- 12:45 Demonstrations and posters
Programme – afternoon
- 14:00 Michael Pocock (UKCEH) – Gaps in biological recording for measuring species trends
- 14:15 Iain MacDonald (SNH) – Monitoring plants in Scotland
- 14:30 Garth Foster (Balfour-Browne Club) – Water beetles outside the box
- 14:45 Craig Macadam (Buglife) – Important Invertebrate Areas
- 15:00 tea break
- 15:30 Sarah Henshall (Rare Invertebrates in the Cairngorms) – Conserving rare species in the Cairngorms National Park
- 15:45 Katty Baird (NMS volunteer) – Using NMS's moth collection to inspire a modern-day moth recording project
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