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Transactions of the Kent Field Club - Volume 20

Transactions  of the Kent Field Club - Volume 20


A variety of topical research projects by KFC members.

The Kent Wildlife Conference 2017

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Monday, 31 July 2017 10:40



Stacey Lecture Theatre 1, Stacey Building

University of Kent, Canterbury Campus



The Kent Wildlife Conference, now in its seventeenth year, was created as a way for field naturalists to meet, learn about and discuss the county’s wild plant and animal species. This year's programme is as follows:

·         Fifteen years of fun, frolics and filing stuff; how KMBRC and other records centres are moving from paper data to embracing the digital age.

Hannah Cook, Kent & Medway Biological Records Centre

·         An axiophyte list for Kent – plants that make botanists go “ooh!”.

Sue Buckingham, BSBI recorder for East Kent.

·         An atlas of Kent Lepidoptera: a Kent Field Club series book.

David Gardner, Kent Moth Group.

·         The use of handheld thermal imaging cameras as a tool for predicting dormouse box occupancy and monitoring heat loss in bats captured in harp traps.

Pam Worrall, Animal Management, Hadlow College.

·         Bredhurst Woodland Action Group – A community project for people, Wildlife and Trees.

Vanessa Jones, BWAG Chairman.

·         Microbiomes: are they important to all?

Gary Robinson, Biosciences Department, University of Kent.

·         Ecology and conservation of the RDB fringe-horned mason bee Osmia pilicornis in Kent.

Rosie Earwaker, Data Management Officer, RSPB.

·         Eyeing up biodiversity: accuracy, error and bias in species identification.

Gail Austen-Price, Durrell Institute of Conservation Ecology, University of Kent.

·         The Fifth Continent scheme: Biodiversity project.


Stan Smith, Kent Wildlife Trust.

The cost for the day is £20 per person to include refreshments and a buffet lunch. 

The timings of presentations and the booking form can be downloaded here: docxTHE KENT WILDLIFE CONFERENCE 2017



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