Annual Exhibition Meeting: archive

Exhibition Meeting 2017

The 2017 Annual Exhibition Meeting (AEM) was held on Saturday, 25th November at the Natural History Museum, London. It attracted 237 visitors.

Click on the links in the programme (below right) to download presentations by our guest speakers.

Click on the links in the exhibit titles (below) to download pdfs of some of the 38 exhibits (more to follow so watch this space!). You can also click through to people's email addresses, Twitter accounts, websites and/ or webpages and posts on the BSBI News & Views blog, all of which will give you lots more background about the exhibits and the exhibitors.

AEM 2017 Exhibits

The Orchid Hunter: how BSBI botanists helped author Leif Bersweden find 52 orchids in one year - Leif Bersweden. Website. On Twitter. On the BSBI News & Views blog.

Where are they now? Refinding Black Poplars in the NatHistCam area - Roger Horton. Website. On Twitter. On the BSBI News & Views blog.

University of Reading MSc Plant Diversity: Creative Approaches to Teaching Field Botany Skills - Jonathan Mitchley & Alistair Culham. Website. On Twitter.

The North West Rare Plant Initiative (NWRPI) - Josh Styles. Website. On Twitter. On the BSBI News & Views blog.

Llangollen Whitebeam (Sorbus cuneifolia) survey 2017 - Tim Rich & Libby Houston. 

Genebank55: Conserving Leicestershire & Rutland’s Rare and Scarce Vascular Plants - Anna Farrell & Richard Gornall. On the BSBI News & Views blog.

Threatened Plants of Britain & Ireland: a new publication from BSBI - Kevin Walker. On Twitter. On the BSBI website. On the BSBI News & Views blog.

Atlas 2020: what it's all about, how to get involved - Pete Stroh. On the BSBI website.

Three years of fine-scale habitat recording with the National Plant Monitoring Scheme - Oli Pescott. On the BSBI website. On Twitter.

Introducing the BSBI/iRecord online card - Oli Pescott. On Twitter.

Kin recognition and communication in a clonal plant species (Glechoma hederacea) - Ellen Goddard. On Twitter.

Young Darwin Scholarship - Sue Townsend (Field Studies Council). On Twitter. On the BSBI News & Views blog.

Could you be a BSBI Referee? - Jeremy Ison.

New Year Plant Hunt - Louise Marsh. On Twitter. On the BSBI website. On the BSBI News & Views blog.

New Nature magazine - New Nature. Website. On Twitter. On the BSBI News & Views blog.

Exhibition Meeting 2017: talks

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Exhibition Meeting 2016

The 2016 AEM was held on Saturday 26th November at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford, Oxfordshire.

To find out about the 38 exhibits and what visitors thought about the AEM, please click here and here. Many of the talks and exhibits have been uploaded so just click on the links (on the right) to download the pdf.

Exhibition Meeting 2016: talks

Click on the link to download the talk..

Rare Plant Registers as aids to recording – Polly Spencer-Vellacott (BSBI Welsh Officer).

❖ Do BSBI national field meetings throw up interesting records? – Jon Shanklin (BSBI Field Meetings Secretary).

❖ BSBI and the National Biodiversity Network: from Gateway to Atlas - Jo Judge (CEO, National Biodiversity Network).

BSBI Handbooks as aids to recording – Chris Metherell (BSBI Hon Gen Sec).

BSBI and BRC/CEH: an enduring partnership – Chris Preston (BRC/CEH).

Using BSBI data to monitor vegetation changes – Lucy Ridding (CEH).

Surprising plant records and the botanists who recorded them – Paul Smith (Chair, BSBI Records & Research Committee; BSBI County Recorder for the Outer Hebrides).

The new Rare Arable Flowers App: identifying, recording and conserving one of our most threatened plant groups – Markus Wagner/Karolis Kaslauskis (BRC/CEH).

Keynote lecture: BSBI and BRC/CEH working together - David Roy (BRC/CEH).

Exhibition Meeting 2015

In 2015 the AEM was held at the Natural History Museum, London on 28th November. Presentations from the 2015 AEM are available by clicking on the title in the box on the left. They can all be downloaded free of charge for non-commercial use.

The images on this page show some of the 205 people who came along on the day and some of the 44 exhibits they enjoyed. We also offered tours of the NHM Herbarium and the Wildlife Garden. Our News & Views blog carried reports about the exhibits and the day’s activities.

Exhibition Meeting 2015: talks