HERO Workshop #3 Report: Evidence Needs for a Nature Strategy in Oxfordshire
Our third workshop focused on evidence needs for a nature recovery strategy. Prior to the workshop, the HERO team (Steve Wilkes, David MacDonald, Alison Smith) had gathered a list of datasets on habitats (type and condition) and species (presence/absence, abundance, diversity). At the workshop, these datasets were presented and discussed, and we gathered feedback and insights on key evidence gaps, additional datasets, priorities for researchers to fill these gaps and to guide nature recovery strategies.
Three themes emerged from the discussion:
- Challenges of data collection and analysis
- Establishing biodiversity trends and benchmarks for measuring progress towards restoration
- Setting species targets