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New technologies for monitoring biodiversity

This 2 day symposium will give an insight into the technology behind monitoring biodiversity.

Biodiversity monitoring provides the essential information on which conservation action is based. Consistent, cost-effective implementation of monitoring is a major challenge, but capacity is developing rapidly through innovative use of technology, providing exciting opportunities for better and more affordable information on the state of the world’s wildlife. These technologies are based around the deployment of autonomous sensors to gather information in ways that human observers cannot: at larger scales, over longer periods, and in more inaccessible places, and including satellite, aerial, ground based and underwater applications. While these technologies present new opportunities, they also throw up new challenges and questions. How can we design, smaller, stronger, cheaper, more sensitive and more flexible sensors for biodiversity monitoring? How can we deploy these sensors most effectively? How can we best process and analyse the data they produce to provide useful outputs?
This symposium will give an insight into the state of the art in this area, focusing on satellite and aerial survey techniques, camera trap and related technologies, acoustic recording and the use of technology to facilitate and motivate the participation of citizen scientists in monitoring.


Dr Jonathan Baillie | talks
Robert Rose | talks
Sandy Andelman | talks
Margaret Kinnaird | talks
Kirsty Kemp | talks
Will Simonson | talks
Eric Sanderson | talks
Lucas Joppa | talks
Peter Fretwell | talks
Samantha Strindberg | talks
Falk Grossman | talks
Serge Wich | talks
Tom Hart | talks
Dr David Curnick | talks
James Nichols | talks
Dr Tim O'Brien | talks | www
Marcus Rowcliffe | talks
Bryan Pijanowski | talks
Alex Rogers | talks
Danielle Harris | talks
Roland Kays | talks
Alisdair Davies | talks
Prof Kate Jones | talks | www


Date and Time:

16 May 2013 at 9:00 am


Full Day



Huxley Lecture Theatre
ZSL London Zoo
Regent's Park
020 7 4496227

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£140 full rate, £70 student rate

Available from:


Or contact Megan Orpwood-Russell at megan.orpwood-russell@zsl.org

Additional Information:

Full rate: two days or part days £140; one day or part day £85

Student/ZSL Friends and Fellows rate: two days or part days £70; one day or part day £45

Lunch and refreshments are included in the registration fee and a three-course dinner with the speakers will be held on the Thursday evening; places at the dinner will cost an additional £40 per person.

Please note that the registration deadline is 10 May 2013 Bookings received after this date will incur an additional £10 charge

Enquiries: Megan Orpwood-Russell, E-mail: megan.orpwood-russell@zsl.org tel: +44 (0)20 7449 6227.

Present a poster of your research at the symposium

Posters relating to the symposium topic will be displayed throughout the meeting.
Posters will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Abstracts of no more than 250 words outlining poster content should be emailed to megan.orpwood-russell@zsl.org by 19 April 2013. Successful poster proposals will notified by 29 April 2013.

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