On September 8th and 9th NRG BESS held its first Early Career Researcher Conference on Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Sustainability at the University of Southampton, sponsored by BESS, Geography & Environment at UoS and Sustainability Science at Southampton. The event was a success with close to 60 delegates from all over the UK as well as the Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Brazil and Bangladesh.
There was plenty of opportunity to hear about exciting research from the twenty-four ECRs who gave talks and the twenty who presented posters, as well as our three keynote speakers Prof Georgina Mace (UCL), Prof Katrina Brown (University of Exeter) and Dr Sandra Nogué (University of Oxford).
Many of the videos of our speakers are on the conference playlist
The breakout session “Future Directions” highlighted the essential research questions that the next research generation thinks science and society must tackle. A group of early career researchers are now collaborating to write a paper resulting from this breakout session. There was also a day of GIS training.