Science & Nature Conference
Sat 3rd September 2022
Cambo Gardens


We are delighted to announce this year's Science & Nature Conference which will take place on Saturday 3rd September at Cambo Gardens from 10:00 - 16:00. The theme of the conference is 'footprints' and we have speakers covering a variety of topics from animal tracks and signs to our environmental impact.


Tickets for the event are free but must be booked via our Eventbrite page.

Below is the programme of speakers for the day. If you would like to come to the conference then please visit our Eventbrite page to book your place.

This event has been funded by a grant from Foundation Scotland and the Baillie Gifford Community Awards Programme - Small.

9.30 - 10.00 - Arriving 



Welcome: Footprint East Neuk


10.10 - 10.50

Three discourses on sustainability

Prof Sir Ian Boyd, University of St Andrews 

10.50 - 11.20

Biodiversity loss

Dr Alison Johnston, University of St Andrews 

11.20 - 11.40


11.40 - 12.30

Farming footprint

Panel discussion on regenerative farming

Facilitated by Prof Sir Ian Boyd

12.30 - 13.30


13.30. - 14.00

Animal Tracks and Signs

Donald Malone, Wildside Nature

14.00 - 14.30

Climate / wildlife friendly gardening 

In the garden with a gardener at Cambo

14.30 - 14.50


14.50 - 15.20

Footprints in crime; wildlife forensics

Professor Rob Ogden, University of Edinburgh

15.20 - 15.50

Blue Carbon

Professor William Austin, University of St Andrews