Coastal Cliffs and Lake Bluffs Symposium
Welcome to the website for the symposium ‘Conservation, management and restoration of coastal cliffs and lake bluffs’.
We are pleased to announce an international symposium exploring the conservation, management and restoration of coastal cliffs and lake bluffs.
Understanding the significance of these areas and their management requirements in the face of human exploitation and the impact of climate change is a major challenge. In order to identify the status, issues and management requirements of these areas a symposium is organised.
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You can also contact us by post at Cliffs Symposium, c/o Department of Geography, Faculty of Sciences and Social Sciences, Hope Park, Liverpool L16 9JD, United Kingdom.
There is an extensive literature on the conservation of coastal habitats saltmarsh, sand dune and shingle (gravel) structures. By comparison, there appears to be much less information on sea cliffs, especially the more resistant ‘hard’ rock cliffs. Sea cliffs are clearly an extensive and important formation worldwide. They support a wide variety of vegetation from ephemeral communities to dense woodland with a diverse fauna. Some may be amongst the habitats least disturbed by humans and as such, provide an important opportunity for studying ecology (Larson et al. 2000; Rhind 2003).
Climatic effects are a distinct feature in coastal locations. The shape of wind-pruned trees and shrubs, characterise some of the most exposed locations. In other areas, oceanic effects may ameliorate the climate, influencing the vegetation some distance inland. Moisture-laden air, derived from onshore winds, also affects coastal forests in many parts of the world. Sheltered steep-sided coastal valleys and the lee slopes of coastal cliffs may support ancient woodland.
By contrast, to these wooded cliffs, salt spray can also have a significant influence. This may include grazed turf with salt tolerant communities, or further inland species rich limestone grassland or heath. Exceptionally, hurricane storms can force salt spray up to 90m in the air helping to create unusual communities such as those of the megacliffs of Croatia (Lovric 1993).
Soft rock boulder clay cliffs can erode rapidly. With the instability a different set of interest develops, including rare and specialist invertebrates.
Oral presentations and poster papers are invited on the following themes:
The meeting will be of interest to a wide range of interests including, but not exclusively, coastal conservationists, land managers, ecological consultants and academics.
You are invited to submit a proposal for an oral presentation and / or a poster paper relating to the symposium themes.
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The symposium programme is currently being created and will be announced shortly.
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The outline programme is:
Symposium draft programme of events for Tuesday 17th September 2013. This is subject to change.
|SPEAKER NAME||AFFILIATION||TITLE OF PRESENTATION|
|Registration and refreshments|
Welcome and introductions
Speakers to be confirmed
|Dr Peter Rhind||Natural Resource Wales||Conservation and management of coastal slope woodlands with particular reference to the Lleyn Peninsula (Wales)|
|Sue Rees*, Jon Curson, Dave Evans||Natural England||Soft cliffs and coastal management in England: 2002-2012|
|Stewart Angus*, David Maclennan||Scottish Natural Heritage||The management of offshore islands for nature conservation: the outer Outer Hebrides|
|Dr Michael Howe*, Andrew Whitehouse||Natural Resource Wales, Buglife||Coastal soft cliff invertebrates are reliant on dynamic coastal processes|
|11.20-12.40PM||Caroline Stuiver*, Robert J Nicholls, David Richards, Max Barton||University of Southampton||The influence of inter-tidal shore platforms on soft cliff recession rates and headland formation on the southwest coast of the Isle of Wight|
|Claire Earlie*, Gerd Masselink, Paul Russell, Robin Shail, Larissa Naylor||Plymouth University||Terrestrial Laser Scanning as a method of evaluating seasonal changes to hard rock coastal cliffs|
|Dr Klaus Schwarzer||Kiel University, Institute of Geosciences, Sedimentology, Coastal and Coninental Shelf Research||The correlation between nearshore development and coastal cliff retreat|
|Andres Payo*, Jim Hall, Mike Walkden, Andrew Bradbury, Robert Nicholls||Environment change Institute University of Oxford||Review of long term modelling approaches of cliff evolution from the complex adaptive system perspective|
|12.40-1.40PM||Lunch, Poster papers and displays|
|1.40-3.20PM||Ken Pye||Kenneth Pye Associates LTD||Spatial and temporal variations in soft cliff erosion along the Holderness coast, East Riding of Yorkshire, UK|
|Barbara Vidmar||Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation||Botanical and nature conservation evaluation of Strunjan sea cliffs|
|Anthony Flux||National Trust||The Brownsea Island Shoreline Restoration Project|
|Vincent May||Independent Consultant, United Kingdom||Coastal cliff conservation and management: the Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site|
|Professor Roger Moore||University of Sussex||Cliff instability and erosion management in Great Britain|
|3.40-4.10PM||John Ratcliffe*, David Bateson||Natural Resource Wales, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds||Conservation management issues and solutions-South Stack, Wales|
|4.10-4.40PM||Workshop sessions on symposium themes|
*papers that have more than one author. Asterisk indicates who submitted the paper.
The symposium will be held in Venue Cymru, The Promenade, Llandudno, LL30 1BB, North Wales. This is a large modern conference facility with spectacular views across the Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno to the sea cliffs of Little Orme and Great Orme.
Delegates will book their own accommodation. Llandudno is Wales’ largest seaside tourist resort. It is a very attractive and well kept location offering a wide range of accommodation options to suit all tastes and pockets. See below for a list of recommended hotels.
Go to the Visit Llandudno website to find out more about Llandudno and to book your accommodation.
Travel details for reaching Llandudno are also available at Visit Llandudno.
The booking processes for this event are now available. You can book via the university's online store which makes card payments easier for you and the university. Please note this is the univeristies preferred method of payment.
You can also use the methods of payments listed below when booking this event.
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Changes and cancellation policy:
Cancellations made before the 10th August 2013 will be refunded at the rate of 80%. After that date there will be no right to reimbursement. In case of ‘no show’ at the conference full charges will apply.
Any changes must be submitted to the organisers using the contact details posted on the conference web site.
The symposium organisers aim to provide a good value, good quality event.
Hotel suggestions for symposium guests (price low-high)
Travelodge-Colwyn Bay Hotel – 5.3 miles from Venue Cymru
Standard room (saver rate-advanced booking) £24
Standard room £45
Kensington Hotel- 0.2 miles from Venue Cymru
£47 bed and breakfast
Four Oaks Llandudno- 0.1 mile from Venue Cymru
Standard room, welsh breakfast and 3 course dinner
Regency Royal Hotel-0.8 miles from Venue Cymru
£50 bed and breakfast (£50 supplement charge if single occupancy in twin/double room)
Premier Inn – 3.8 miles away from Venue Cymru
Standard room £66
Dundoon Hotel- 1 mile away from Venue Cymru
£68 bed and breakfast
Cae Mor Hotel- 0.3 miles from venue Cymru
Standard room £95
The Imperial Hotel- 0.3 miles away from venue Cymru.
£106 bed and breakfast (advanced purchase)
£125 bed and breakfast
St George’s Hotel- 0.3 miles away from venue Cymru
£110 bed and breakfast
The hotels are suggested as a guide only. Liverpool Hope University has suggested these hotels due to their close distance to Venue Cymru. The prices stated are applicable as of January 2013; please note they are subject to change.
The principle organisers of this symposium are:
The event organisers welcome offers of financial and practical assistance. Sponsorship packages are available. If you wish to support this symposium please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.