Welcome to Life Bridging the Gap’s final seminar
May 31 to June 2, 2022.
The LIFE Bridging the Gap project will hold its final seminar at end of May and beginning of June. The seminar will be held in Linköping, Sweden for 3 days, from lunch to lunch. The second day will be a full day in the field with visits to Tinnerö and Åtvidsnäs nature reserves.
Delegates from all European countries will be invited and thus the seminar will therefore be held in English. Registration opens in March.
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It will also be possible to join the seminar digitally if you are unable to travel to Sweden.
LIFE Bridging the Gap has worked to improve the oak environments in 30 different Swedish Natura 2000 areas. Here is a taster of some of the things we have done:
- Restored oak habitats to pastures and meadows
- Set up wood mould boxes to improve for the hermit beetle, Osmoderma eremita
- Set up stag beetle habitat piles to improve for the stag beetle, Lucanus cervus
- Veteranised trees
- Planted a large number of trees and bushes
- Reared and reintroduced the great capricorn beetle, Cerambyx cerdo
During the seminar, we will talk about these things and much more!
Programme LIFE Bridging the Gap Final seminar
Tuesday May 31st
10.00 Coffee and registration
11.00 Welcome. The conference starts. Moderator: Vikki Bengtsson, Pro natura.
13.00 ”Conservation of oak dependent organisms -from individual oaks to landscapes” Associated professor on conservation biology Karl-Olof Bergman Linköping University.
”Results from Life Bridging the gap project, restauration of oak habitats, wood mould boxes, stag beetle habitat piles and veteranisation”
”Heart rot in veteran trees -bridging the gap by fungus inoculation” Professor Lynne Body, Cardiff.
19.00 Conference dinner
Wednesday June 1st
8.00 -17.30 Field visits by bus to Tinnerö and Åtvidsnäs nature reserves. We will lock at and discuss different actions that have been done in the project. For example, restoration of oak habitats, wood mould boxes, stag beetle habitat piles, veteranisation, plantation of trees and bushes, actions for pollinators and wetlands.
Thursday June 2nd
8.00 Presentation by a couple of other LIFE -projects from different countries: ”Conservation research on the European stag beetle” Arno Thomaes Ghent University.
More results from Life Bridging the gap project – the great Capricorn beetle and what will happen after the project
As a part of the project we have produced informative video clips: Watch videos