Virtual Meet Ups (VMUs)

These are short natural history webinars, comprising of a 30-40 minute talk from either an FSC BioLinks team member or a guest speaker, followed by a question and answer session. We host them on Zoom, we will send out joining instructions on the day of the event. Sign up to the FSC BioLinks newsletter to find out about other online learning opportunities here.

Shifting Sands – Exploring the Role of Rabbits as Landscape Engineers

In this VMU we will be joined by Pip Mountjoy who works for Natural England as the keystone species officer for the Shifting Sands project, working to restore rabbit populations in Breckland. Breckland, spanning much of Norfolk and Suffolk, is one of the most unusual landscapes in England and home to nearly 13,000 species. ‘Shifting Sands’ is a ‘Back from the Brink’ project that aims to restore a mosaic of habitats for rare Brecks wildlife. This talk will explore the complex role of rabbits in British ecosystems and the part they play in shaping semi-natural habitats.




The FSC BioLinks project is funded by the Field Studies Council and National Lottery Heritage Fund. Our Virtual Meet Ups are made available to all at no cost. However, we’ve listened to your feedback and added an optional fee for those that would like the opportunity to contribute financially to our work to provide adult learning opportunities for a range of audiences.

Discounted – select if you would like to attend at no cost

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Tutor: Guest Speaker

We have various guest speakers joining us for our Virtual Meet Ups(VMUs). Please see the information above for more details on who will be joining us in this VMU.