Valuing Nature Annual Conference 2019 - Presentations & Activities

Day 1 - Monday 28 October

Session A:

The Long Road to London 2019 - Professor Dave Raffaelli

Valuing Nature and the Changing Landscape - Professor Rosie Hails

Challenges for the UK in a Post-CAP Policy Environment - Professor Sir Charles Godfrey

Session B:

A Tour of the Key Outputs and Outcomes of the Seven Valuing Nature Projects on Health and Wellbeing and Tipping Points. 

A short introduction to the Landscape Decisions Programme – Professor Heiko Baltzer

Session C1: Valuing Nature in Changing Ecosystems

A framework linking ecosystem services and human well-being: an application to saltmarsh - Olivia Rendon, Plymouth Marine Laboratory (CoastWEB)

Psychological restoration potential of coastal environments: a photo-rating study - Elizabeth (Lizzi) Gabe-Thomas, Plymouth Marine Laboratory (CoastWEB)

“I want to show you something about the saltmarsh”: exploring intangible values for wellbeing as part of the CoastWEB project - Karen Henwood, Cardiff University (CoastWEB)

Placed Based Narratives and Contemporary Social Representations of English Wetlands - Mary Gearey, University of Brighton (WetlandLIFE)

'English wetlands and mosquitoes:  economic values, scenarios and risks?' - Joe Morris, Cranfield University (WetlandLIFE)

How can wetland creation and restoration be managed without risking nuisance and disease from mosquitoes? - Frances Hawkes, University of Greenwich  (WetlandLIFE)

Session C2: Contributions of Urban Nature to Health and Wellbeing

Green infrastructure and the Health and wellbeing Influences on an Ageing population – headline findings - Sarah Lindley, University of Manchester (GHIA) 

Reconnect dementia walks to nature - Philip James, University of Salford (GHIA)             

To what extent might green infrastructure help to moderate ultra-fine particle concentrations in urban areas? - Matt Dennis, University of Manchester (GHIA)

Natural environments, health and wellbeing in Sheffield: population level associations - Anna Jorgensen, University of Sheffield  (IWUN)

Identifying healthy green space interventions that work? Our tale of lists, valuations and barriers - Nicola Dempsey, University of Sheffield  (IWUN)

The practice of everyday (wild)life Julian Dobson, University of Sheffield (IWUN)

Session C3: Demystifying Tipping Points

Demystifying Tipping Points - Guy Duke, GD NatCap Ltd & Valuing Nature Programme Coordination Team        

Tipping points in lowland agricultural landscapes - Stephen Watson, University of Portsmouth (TPAL)            

Reconstructing land use change using historical data - Lucy Ridding, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (TPAL)

Deriving dose response functions to help link ecological and economic approaches in peatlands - Laurence Jones, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (Peatlands Tipping Points)

VNP Peatland Tipping Points project: social, economic and cultural aspects - Jasper Kenter, University of  York (Peatlands Tipping Points)

Numerous abrupt  changes in Great Britain vegetation carbon projected under climate change - Chris Boulton, University of Exeter (UK Ecosystem Benefits’ Tipping Points)

Abrupt shifts in national land use and food production after a climate tipping point - Paul Ritchie, University of Exeter (UK Ecosystem Benefits’ Tipping Points)

Session C4: The VN Cinema

LINK to the following films:

  1. "Immersed in Nature: a literature review of Virtual/Augmented Reality apps" (5min) - Kirk Woolford, Rougher Cut Productions
  2. "People Enjoying Nature (PEN): supported visits in the Pendle Hill landscape for people dealing with mental health and social isolation issues" (4min) - Cathy Hopley,  Pendle Hill Landscape Partnership
  3. "Inspiring The Next Generation" (4min) - Toos van Noordwijk, Earthwatch
  4. "Improving Wellbeing through Urban Nature" (4min 50s) - Anna Jorgensen, University of Sheffield  (IWUN)
  5. "The OWWL Model: Predicting wave and water levels to inform coastal safety" (6min 26s) - Dawn Scott, University of Exeter

Session D: Posters and exhibits

LINK to posters 

LINK to Hide & Seek storytelling network

Day 2 - Tuesday 29 October

Session F1: Arts and Humanities Dimentions of Valuing Nature

A Room with A View: Observing nature and narrative through the bird hide - Victoria Leslie    

The poetics of the science of place - Simon Read,  Middlesex University London           

Photoria: exploring the values of fireflies through immersive narrative - Kirk Woolford, Rougher Cut Productions

Spiritual place-making in urban landscapes - Christopher Ives,  University of Nottingham         

The funeral march of economic valuation - Chris Fremantle , Gray's School of Art

Session F2: Linking Natural Capital, Tipping Points and Ecosystem Services

Introduction - Mark Reed

Session F4: From Countryside to Coast - Planning the Landscape

Mapping natural capital in the Oxfordshire growth area - Alison Smith, University of Oxford

Barriers & enablers to aligning policy agendas – the case of Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management in Wales - Meghan Alexander,  University of East Anglia

Natural Capital catchment register and accounts – trialling a natural capital approach within the environmental planning cycle - Kathrynne Moore, Environment Agency

Sustainable intensification in a post-Brexit landscape - Richard Gunton, University of Winchester

Future forests and ecosystem services: from theory to practiceEleanor Tew, University of Cambridge, Forestry England

Session F5: Nature and the Wellbeing of Young People

The Role of Greenspace in Children’s Reward and Punishment Sensitivity - Eirini Flouri,  University College London 

The role of the physical environment in adolescent mental health - Marie Mueller, University College London

Tailoring Engagement with Urban Nature for University Students - Francesca Boyd,  University of Sheffield

Out in the Open: An Examination of the Physical and Psychological Affordances of Outdoor Spaces within the delivery of Formal Therapy - Victoria White, University of Cumbria

Informing investment in the environment for health and wellbeingSian de Bell, University of Exeter

Session H1: Tools and Methods for Applying the Benefits of Urban Nature                           

Green Health Partnerships in Scotland - greening healthcare in Dundee - Rebecca Wade & Viola Marx , Abertay University &  Dundee City Council/ NHS Tayside Public Health

Improving Access to the Natural Environment - Angela Hands,  Public Health England

The value of Greater Manchester’s green infrastructure for addressing community needs - Helen Davies,  WSP

Accounting for Diversity in the assessment of social and cultural values of urban nature - Kathrin Hörschelmann, Institute for Regional Geography Leipzig (IfL)

Exploring the needs, provision and value of GI for older people with the GHIA online tools - Gina Cavan,  Manchester Metropolitan University

Creating liveable and sustainable placesGemma Jerome & Katie Read, Building with Nature & Middlemarch Environmental Ltd

Session H2: Connecting People to Nature

‘I’m going to hug the tree’ Insights from a youth led intervention designed to facilitate a connection to nature with young people in a low SES area - Jenny Hallam & Laurel Gallagher              

Differences in nature relatedness, pro-environmental attitudes and pro-environmental behaviours: The role of urban and nature place preferences - Stephanie Wilkie              

The Systemic Impact of Community Gardening Activities on Wellbeing - Yvonne Black     

Losing the Milky WayJohanna Korndorfer

Session H3: Valuing Nature in Policy and Governance

Measuring and Driving progress towards the goals of the 25 Year Environment PlanRobert Bradburne, Defra

The Dasgupta Review on the Economics of BiodiversityEmily McKenzie, HM Treasury

Climate change reporting: Assessing outcomes and maximising outputsBrendan Freeman, Committee on Climate Change

Implementing the SDGs: using research to explore how top-down goals translate into on-the-ground actionCaroline Howe,  Imperial College London

Decisions, Values and SystemsRuth Waters, Natural England

Enabling a Natural Capital Approach: A new Defra on-line resourceColin Smith, Defra