Butterfly Conservation's Seventh International Symposium will be held at Southampton on the theme: The ecology and conservation of butterflies and moths.
The Symposium will include the latest science of butterflies and moths and how science can help to reverse the decline of butterflies and moths, and their habitats. The programme also provides opportunities for Butterfly Conservation members and others to present papers or posters on practical conservation work and contributions will be welcomed. The Symposium will end with a forward look of future challenges, including the impact of climate change.
Keynote speakers include Prof. Chris Thomas (York Univ, UK), Prof Christer Wiklund (Stockholm Univ, Sweden), Dr Tom Brereton (Butterfly Conservation, UK), Dr Bob Pyle (Naturalist and writer, USA), Scott Hoffman Black (Xerces Society, IUCN Butterfly Specialist Group, USA) and Dr Thomas Merckx (University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium). The proceedings will be published as a special issue of the Journal of Insect Conservation, deadline for paper submission will be Friday 2nd May 2014). .