The second meeting of the Sand Dune Hydro-Ecology Group took place in South Wales between the 9th and 11th of September 2013. The meeting was organised by Charlie Stratford of the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) and Debbie Allen from the British Geological Survey (BGS), and was supported by Liverpool Hope University, Natural England and Natural Resources Wales. A total of 44 delegates attended the meeting representing England, Wales, Scotland, The Netherlands and Sweden. The delegates had a broad spectrum of interests in sand dunes including policy makers, site managers, specialist consultants and academic researchers. The three days of the meeting were a mixture of presentations, interactive sessions and field visits. This report provides a high level summary of each day. PDF versions of all presentations are also available and give a lot more of the detail.
Monday Johan Schutten, Protecting dune slacks from significant damage
Monday Karin Hernborg & Jeanette Hansson, Management for biodiversity in Swedish Dunes
Monday Graham Weaver, Evidence into action
Monday Jonathan Brownett & Rachael Mills, Use of remote sensing to monitor sand dunes
Tuesday Edwards, Whiteford Burrows Dunes
Wednesday Peter Jones, Rob Low, Gareth Farr and John Etherington, Hydrological studies at Kenfig NNR