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  • Steve Carver was a speaker and panellist in a discussion session about rewilding at the Oxford Real Farming Conference.

  • Steve Carver gave a talk and lead a lively debate on Rewilding in Ilkley for the Ilkley chapter of the U3A, Friends and Ilkley Moor and Wharfedale Naturalists.

  • Alison Heppenstall was an invited speaker at the International Agent-based Congress in Washington.  She presented a paper reflecting on how the field has developed in the last 20 years (co-presenters Andrew Crooks (GMU) and Nick Malleson).

  • Steve Carver has had a letter "To Those Who Shoot" published in The Country Squire Magazine.

  • Graham Clarke spent reading week as a guest at the University of North Texas in Dallas. He was the first invitee to their new international visiting scholar lecture series. He presented two papers on ‘progress and problems in retail location modelling’ and ‘applied spatial microsimulation modelling’. He then travelled to take part in the North American Regional Science Conference in Minneapolis where he presented a paper on ‘adding e-commerce into retail location models’ (with co-authors Mark Birkin and Elena Kirby-Hawkins).

  • Robin Lovelace’s research on the Propensity to Cycle Tool (PCT) for the Department for Transport has received some attention in the transport planning professionals publication Local Transport Today. The piece criticises the current 'black box' methodology and advocates the use of simpler and more transparent models such as the PCT to create the evidence base needed to transition away from fossil fuels in the transport sector. Robin's book on Spatial Microsimulation with R, with Morgane Dumont, is now available purchase on the CRC Press website.

  • Paul Norman was the invited speaker at a Department of Health seminar on Health Inequalities on 11 February. He presented joint work with Fran Darlington (now Queen Mary Uni) and Dan Exeter (Uni Aukland) on ‘Selective migration and changing health/deprivation relationships’.
  • WRi working with the John Muir Trust have produced an animated map of Scotland showing the spread of visual impact from industrial wind farms across the country over the last 20 years. You can read more on the JMT web pages and see the animation on YouTube. Steve's animation featured in a report on STV News on 26 Nov and in Scottish Energy News.

  • Steve Carver took part in a live-streamed panel debate on rewilding in Frome, Somerset with George Monbiot, Simon King and others on Thursday evening in front of an audience of nearly 300 people, with over 400 more watching live online. The debate can be watched on YouTube.

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