Program for the PMNHS Annual Conference Announced!

The Conference programme for this year has now been announced! Here is a sneaky peek…


…and you can download the full schedule here: Conference 2020 programme

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Confirmed speakers! Programme filling fast.

The Shore to Deep Sea: a challenging world

Porcupine Annual Conference 14th-15th March 2020
Fieldwork on 13th March 2020
SAMS, Dunstaffnage, Near Oban

The programme for our forthcoming conference is taking shape with a range of exciting speakers. Offers of posters and presentations are still welcome, please email: conference@pmnhs.co.uk

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Angus Jackson  (MCS/Seasearch).  “Population trends for spiny lobster – how useful are occupancy models for benthic species?”
  • Jack Lucas (University of St Andrews).  “Population viability and resilience of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) on the east coast of Scotland.”
  • Donal Griffin (QEU).   “Fish-jellyfish interactions: The good, the bad and the overlooked.”
  • Jon Moore (CALM).  “Global-scale species distributions predict temperature-related changes in species composition of rocky shore communities”
  • David Hughes (SAMS). “A tale of two worms: Ecological research in Scottish sealochs 1990-2009.”
  • Shane Wasik (Basking Shark Scotland).  “Basking shark research on the west coast of Scotland.”

    Delegates at Edinburgh,2018 (Copyright Richard Shucksmith)

    Delegates at Edinburgh,2018 (Copyright Richard Shucksmith)

Offers of posters and presentation still welcome, please email conference@pmnhs.co.uk

Come join us for our Annual Conference – BOOK HERE NOW!

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PMNHS Conference 2020 – The Shore to Deep Sea: A Challenging World – Now Open for booking!

Once again we invite you to join us to share in our fascination for all things marine – from the shores to the deep sea! 2020 has been designated Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters, so it is fitting that we are choosing to hold our conference at SAMS in Oban on Scotland’s beautiful west coast. In a world of changing climate, habitats and politics we know this is a challenging world and we look forward to sharing our news and stories about what is happening in the seas around the UK and Ireland and the wider northeast Atlantic environment. We already have speakers confirmed covering an enticing variety of topics as well as results from the Society’s 2019 field trips and news of those happening in 2020.  Offers of talks still welcome! (contact conference@pmnhs.co.uk). Find out more here: http://pmnhs.co.uk/meetings/pmnhs-annual-conference

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Porcupine MNHS Roger Bamber Grant Award

Less than a month remaining for applications for the Roger Bamber Research Grants. Applications are very welcome, and details of the process and timescales can be found here. Applications are open until 31st January 2020 for the 2020 Grant Award.

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Frank Evans Writing Award – Get writing!

The 2018 Frank Evans Writing Award was presented to Paul Naylor at the PMNHS AGM in Cardiff on 24th March 2019. Could it be your turn next to win the £100 prize?? Find out more about the award here.

In order to encourage contributions to the Porcupine Marine Natural History Society (PMNHS) Bulletin, the Council has instituted an annual award for the best written and most engaging article published in the Bulletin. The award is in memory of Frank Evans, a founder member who was an excellent writer and contributed regularly to the Bulletin (previously Newsletter). The aim is to provide an opportunity for contributions from a wider range of authors, as previously the award was directed at students and known as the Bulletin Student Prize.

The award will be for the article published in the Bulletin in any one year (two issues), considered by a Judging Panel to be written in the most engaging manner.

The award will be presented at the annual conference of the Society.

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Porcupine MNHS Conference: 14-15th March 2020 – Save the Date!

This year the PMNHS annual conference will be taking place at the Scottish Association for Marine Science at Dunstaffnage, Nr Oban on the 14th -15th March 2020.  Further details to follow, but for now please save the date.

We are looking for speakers, so if you wish to offer a presentation or a poster for the conference please contact us at conference@pmnhs.co.uk

Delegates at Edinburgh,2018 (Copyright Richard Shucksmith)

Delegates at Edinburgh,2018 (Copyright Richard Shucksmith)

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