Monday 19th August

Session 1: Heathland management, restoration

  1. K. Ibe, W. Härdtle & D.C. Walmsley
    Heathlands under Global Change – The Importance of Provenance and Interaction Effects
  1. P. Sewerniak & R. Puchałka
    Effect of topography on groundcover species composition on inland dunes: a comparative study of heathlands and pine mono-stands from N Poland
  1. H. Siepel
    Effects of sod-cutting on the micro-arthropod community of heathlands
  1. E. Marcos, S. Huerta, R. Pinto, D. Beltrán & L. Calvo
    Resilience of soil parameters after long-term perturbations in some of the most southerly heathlands in Europe.
  1. H. Lee, L.G. Velle, I. Althuizen, S. Haugum & V. Vandvik
    Soil carbon storage of coastal heathlands in Norway under different management practices
  1. J. Cox& C.E. Bealey
    Monitoring the effects of vegetation management on Chobham Common NNR, Surrey

Session 2: Heathland species conservation

  1. Damgaard, C.
    Using monitoring data for predicting the effect of management.
  1. N E Scott & M. Sheehy Skeffington
    Are the rare heathers of the west of Ireland and south-west Britain really native?
  1. K.A. Haysom, J.W. Wilkinson, B. Limburn & J. Foster
    Factoring reptiles and amphibians into heathland management
  1. J.J. Vogels, K. Huskens & M.F. Wallis De Vries
    Arthropod responses to choppering and high-intensity grazing as alternatives to sod-cutting in wet heath: medium term effects
  1. C.J. Kelly, I. Hughes, P. Merrett, A. Whitehouse, H. Smith, D. Heaver
    Conservation of the Ladybird spider on the Dorset Heaths
  1. R.R. Hansen, J. Offenberg, M.T. Strandberg, K.E. Nielsen, Schmidt, I.K.
    Don’t take ants for granted: Traditional management have negative impacts on ant communities
  1. M.T. Strandberg, R.R.H. Hansen, K.E.N. Nielsen, J.O.A.F. Offenberg, C.K.J. Kjær & P.B.S. Sørensen
    Heathland blues - Potential risk for heathland butterflies from traditional management

Tuesday 20th August

  1. C. Olmeda
    European Dry Heaths Action Plan

Wednesday 21st August

Session 3: Heathlands and visitors

  1. I.A. Diack, P.S. Jones & D. Spray
    Natural dynamics and heathland management
  1. J.A.H. Smits
    Heather for golf courses - Design and recovery of golf courses using heath
  1. C.C.F. Dictus
    Crowded Flanders, too heated for heathland...?
  1. C. Panter & D Liley
    Visitor patterns on southern heathlands in the UK: overview of recent findings and thoughts for future directions
  1. L. Calvo, R. Tárrega, S. Suárez-Seoane, L. Valbuena, A. Taboada, E. Marcos
    From wildfires to prescribed fires: resilience of heathlands under different fire regime parameters.
  1. A.C. Elliot
    Prevention or Mitigation? Vegetation fires on heathland
  1. J. Fagúndez, L. Lagos, C.V. Muñoz-Barcia, C. Blanco-Arias & C.R.A. Diaz-Varela
    Wild ponies in mountain heathlands landscapes in the Xistral Mountains, NW Spain.
  1. A. Diaz, T. Branston, D. Brown, M. Brown, V. Brayford, J. Bone, K. Hodder, P. Gillingham, S. Lake, R. Stafford, A. Uzal, K. Winch.
    Monitoring landscape-scale grazing by large mammals as a tool for enhancing heathland biodiversity
  1. P.C. Attwell
    The Urban Heaths Partnership – Dorset approach to mitigation of urban pressures.

Friday 23rd August

Session 4: Heathland monitoring and new technologies

  1. I. Alonso, G. Picton-Phillips & D. Heaver
    Exploring wide-spectrum drone use on heathland ecosystems
  1. W. Oxford & J. Caudery [presented by G. Llewellyn]
    Open Source Data and Remote Sensing to Support Heather Moorland Management
  1. G. Sterckx
    Heathland restoration in Flanders: experiences of a public service in nature conservation
  1. J. Schellenberg
    Does Calluna vulgaris vitality suffer from subcontinental weather events?
  1. Lake & C. Kelly
    Working across site boundaries to save vulnerable heathland species in Dorset’s Heathland Heart
  1. K. Nagels, P De Becker & C. Herr
    Restoration of Nardus grasslands on the military area Kamp Beverlo


  1. Kowal, M.I. Bidartondo, K. Field, G. Hoysted, J. Duckett, S. Pressel
    Above and Below: Vegetation Ecology on Heathlands
  1. R.M. Buttenschøn
    Deer grazing at heathlands
  1. N. Hutchinson
    Restoring heathland at the macro and micro scale, a view from Plantlife
  1. J. Jasińska & P. Sewerniak
    Effect of slope aspect on characteristics of litterfall in dune heathlands of the Toruń Basin (N Poland)
  1. J.R. Cox & C.E. Bealey
    Bracken’s place in the heathland landscape – the composition, extent and management of bracken dominated vegetation in the New Forest.
  1. Phalp, L., Brayford, V., Harris, L., Inglebright, Z., Khanom Ali, H., Parasiliti, M., Tolley, A., Lake, S., Stone, D., Brown, D., Diaz, A.
    The Purbeck Student Environment Research Team (SERT) - A partnership for monitoring conservation management of the upcoming Purbeck Heaths National Nature Reserve.
  1. Winch, K.
    The value of different habitat types within a heathland landscape mosaic at different spatial scales for hoverflies.