Tuesday, 2 October 2012

UK - Belize Association (UKBA) 15th Annual meeting

UK - Belize Association (UKBA) 15th Annual Meeting
28 September 2012

Lecture Theatre
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE)


11.00 Arrival and registration (Coffee)

11.30 Welcome with some personal reflections on Belize – – Prof Stephen Blackmore, RBGE

11.45 Opening remarks - HE Ms Perla Perdoma, Belize High Commissioner, London.

12.15 Upper Raspaculo Reunion Expedition 2011 – Jim Hamersley, JSSEUR

12.30 The Savanna Environments of Belize - Some Preliminary Ideas on Priority Areas for Conservation. Dr Neil Stuart & Prof Peter Furley, University of Edinburgh

13.15 Buffet Lunch – walk around gardens

14.00 Live Update from Las Cuevas and the Chiquibul Forest – Rafael Manzanero, FCD & Chris Minty, RBGE

14.15 The demise of the Cayo West Special Development Area – Dr Mick Day, University of Wisconsin

14.45 The Superbond Issue – Prof Victor Bulmer Thomas, Institute of the Americas, University College London.

15.15 Coffee

15.30 Belize's forests: a carbon source? Insights from the permanent plot network - Percival Cho, Belize Forest Department & University of Lancaster

15.50 The Development of Freshwater Monitoring and Assessment in Belize' Rachael Carrie

16.10 Wick High School Expedition 2013 – Irene Bews & Ally Sangster, Adventura Scotland

16. 30 Discussion on the way forward for UK Belize Association and any other business.

17.00 Close

Everyone is invited to an informal beer - details of venue will be announced on the day.

29th September

11.00 Tour of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh by a team of RBGE hosts

For registration and further details please email: c.minty@rbge.org.uk

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