Conservation and Technology Conference

The Bat Conservation Trust is hosting a one-day conference exploring conservation and technology for all wildlife (not just bats!) at the University of Nottingham this fall. The conference will bring together wildlife conservationists, ecological consultants, researchers, and technology experts to network and share their knowledge, products, and techniques.

Date published: 2019/07/29

When: Friday, 6 September 2019

Where: University of Nottingham, UK

Cost: £100 for non-members, £95 for members. See registration links for more details.

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The focus will be to showcase new technologies, new applications of existing technologies, and new developments in best practice.​

We are delighted to announce that the keynote speaker will be Professor Kate Jones, Chair of Ecology and Diversity at UCL.

Talks topics include:

  • Satellite remote sensing
  • eDNA
  • Advancing conservation tech for better environmental management
  • MOTUS - automated radio telemetry
  • Thermal imaging for human-wildlife conflict
  • Geospatial data collection project platform

Confirmed speakers:

  • Vance Russell, Ecosulis
  • Dr. Natalie Pettorelli, Institute of Zoology
  • Dr. Adham Ashton-Butt, BTO, and Ewan Parsons, Norfolk Bat Group
  • Alasdair Davies, Arribada Initiative
  • Dr. Andrew Buxton, ARC & University of Kent, and Dr. Naomi Ewald, Freshwater Habitats Trust
  • Dave Kilbey, Coreo

There will also be a panel discussion on the responsible use of technology.


  • The programme will begin at 9:30am and finish at 5:00pm. Refreshments and lunch are provided.
  • For anyone in the area or staying for the National Bat Conference 2019, there will be an optional evening bat walk and the Bat Worker's Forum.

More Information


If you have any questions, please contact Naomi Webster, Training and Conferences Manager.

Sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities

There are opportunities to sponsor the conference and showcase your products at the exhibition. Learn more here.