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11:00 - 13:00 Registration

1. The national need for long-term biodiversity research and monitoring
Chair: David Roy, CEH
13:00 - 13:05 Don Monteith Welcome; conference objectives
13:00 - 13:10 Mike Dixon, Director of the Natural History Museum Welcome to the NHM
13:10 - 13:30 Ian Bainbridge, SNH ABS+SL Keynote - Contemporary biodiversity issues, the role of long-term monitoring and future challenges
13:30 - 13:55 Peter Costigan, Defra ABS+SL Keynote - Biodiversity monitoring: policy needs and funding support
13:55 - 14:10 Andrew Watkinson, LWEC ABS+SL The Environmental Observation Framework
14:10 - 14:30 Plenary discussion: The national need for biodiversity monitoring

2. Stakeholder applications of biodiversity monitoring
Chair: Clive Bealey, NE
14:30 - 14:35 Clive Bealey, NE Introduction
14:35 - 14:50 Keith Porter, NE ABS+SL Long-term biodiversity records: a conservation user's perspective
14:50 15:05 Geoff Phillips, EA ABS+SL Compliance monitoring: An introduction to the Water Framework Directive, and the importance of long-term monitoring
15:05 15:20 Terry Parr, CEH ABS+SL Meeting the international needs for biodiversity and ecosystem data: progress and challenges from a research perspective
15:20 - 15:45 Refreshments

3. Systems for detecting and attributing environmental change
Chair: Mark Bailey, CEH
15:45 - 15:50 Mark Bailey, CEH Introduction
15:50 - 16:05 Don Monteith, CEH ABS+SL The Environmental Change Network: Integrated monitoring of pressures on biodiversity
16:05 - 16:20 Matt Frost, MBA ABS+SL Long-term monitoring in the marine environment: the Marine Environmental Change Network (MECN)
16:20 - 16:35 Steve Brooks, NHM ABS+SL The value of natural history museum collections

4. Assessing the impacts of pressures on biodiversity
Chair: Don Monteith, CEH
16:35 - 16:40 Don Monteith, CEH Introduction
16:40 - 16:55 Rick Battarbee, UCL ABS+SL Tracking the biodiversity response of upland waters to environmental change: the value of the UK Acid Waters Monitoring Network
16:55 - 17:10 David Roy, CEH ABS Population fluctuations and weather: a multi-taxa assessment
17:10 - 17:25 Lisa Norton, CEH ABS+SL Repeat, spatially-intensive survey: vegetation trends from GB Countryside Surveys
17:25 - 17:45 Lawrence Way, JNCC ABS+SL Keynote - The value of monitoring may go up as well as down; 2020 vision

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