29 June 2019, Aberdeen
CIEEM members travelled from across Scotland to learn about the UK Habitat Classification (UKHab). Alistair Watson introduced the components of the UKHab and their relationships to other classifications before leading a group exercise field session (on possibly the hottest day of the year!) trying out the UKHab Classification Field Key and Secondary Codes. Lina-Elvira Bäck discussed how UKHab informs the Defra Biodiversity Metric 2.0 and associated Eco-metric. Many thanks to Glenn Roberts of NESBReC for providing insights into the Integrated Habitat System, which the newer UKHab shares many attributes with.
This fully booked Scottish Section event (with reserve list) demonstrates an appetite for more UKHab events in Scotland.
Find out more about the Scottish Section over on the Member Networks page.