Capturing connectivity in river corridors: methods and motivations
11:00am – 12:00pm, 10 November 2022
Increasing tree cover in the riparian zone holds much promise for delivering a range of benefits from water quality to nature recovery. The connectivity of these systems is often presented as both a challenge and an opportunity towards the delivery of such benefits. How we define and measure connectivity is an important consideration when developing a vision for future Treescapes. This seminar will explore different approaches, and associated challenges, of capturing the contribution of riparian woodland to connectivity in the landscape.
Dr Matthew Dennis is the Principal Investigator for CASTOR and a Lecturer in Geographical Information Science at The University of Manchester. His research focuses on social-ecological systems, nature recovery and spatial ecology. Matthew’s previous research has explored community-led ecosystem management (PhD) and green infrastructure impacts on human well-being (Post-doc).
Who should attend?
This talk is part of the UK Treescapes Seminar series. The series provides timely information to policymakers and stakeholders of the Future of UK Treescapes Programme about the research being undertaken in the programme’s projects.
Our stakeholders include NGOs, Local community groups, Landowners, Community Forests, Tree Officers, Forest Managers, National Parks, Forest industry and General Public.
Please note this event will be hosted online and will be recorded and made available for those who cannot attend.