Conference: River Kelvin - History and Natural History
This conference took place on Saturday June 6th in the Graham Kerr Building, University of Glasgow, under the auspices of the Glasgow Science Festival. This associated information and links below are being maintained pending publication of the Proceedings of the conference in The Glasgow Naturalist (probably volume 26 part 3 in 2016).
The 'River Kelvin' theme will also be addressed in GNHS excursions throughout the year; see excursions
- 09.30h Coffee, registration and stalls/posters
- 10.00h Welcome and introduction: Roger Downie for GNHS/Sally Johnson for FORK
- 10.10h The River Kelvin: route and resource from pre-history to the 20th century; John Hume
- 10.50h Glasgow’s biodiversity- the importance of the Kelvin corridor: Cath Scott (Natural Environment Officer (Biodiversity and Ecology), LES, GCC)
- 11.10h The biodiversity of the river: Willie Yeomans (Clyde River Foundation)
- 11.50h The changing flora of the Kelvin: Keith Watson/Andrew Sinclair (Glasgow Museums)
- 12.30h Lunch break and poster display
- 14.00h Connecting people to the Kelvin: celebrating and enhancing our city’s wildlife; Kat Jones (RSPB)
- 14.20h Video on Kelvingrove Park: produced and presented by Hillhead primary school
- 14.30h Power from the Kelvin - past and future: Neil Phillips
- 14.50h Future of the Kelvin: Gillian Dick (GCC Strategy and Infrastructure)
- 15.10h Quiz based on the Kelvin
- 15.40h Round-up discussion
- 16.40h Quiz results and general conclusion
- 17.00h Refreshments in the Zoology Museum
The conference will provide an opportunity for all participants to contribute ideas on what the Kelvin Biodiversity Network should do next.
See abstracts for more detail. There will also be posters on relevant research topics and conservation work.
The conference is a project led by the Kelvin Biodiversity Network: Glasgow Natural History Society, Friends of the River Kelvin, RSPB, Clyde River Foundation, Scottish Wildlife Trust, Woodlands Community Garden, Maryhill and Summerston Community Council.