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Research Conference 2014

School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences

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Annual research conference from the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences featuring presentations from the postgraduate community, staff researchers and keynote speakers.

  • From: Friday 26 September 2014, 12 am
  • To: Friday 26 September 2014, 12 am
  • Location: TG10, Bramley, Nottingham Trent University, Brackenhurst Campus, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0QF
  • Booking deadline: Tuesday 26 September 2017, 12.00 am
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Event details

The research conference will include:

  • Postgraduate student posters showcasing the School's outstanding research
  • Staff and student presentations
  • Keynote speakers
  • Lunch and refreshments


08:30 Registration

09:00 Welcome by Professor Yvonne Barnett (Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research & Head of the College of Arts and Science (TG10)

Session 1 – Chair: tbc
09:05 Emily Burton: Phosphorus in poultry diets – Essential but how can we reduce environmental impact?
09:30 Colin Sanni: Development and evaluation of techniques for improving efficiency of inorganic phosphorus utilisation in poultry
09:50 Ali Alsudani: An investigation into the effects of pre and pro-biotic feed additives on intestinal, reproductive and immune system development in chicken

10:10 Posters and refreshments (including Macmillan cakes in Bramley foyer)

Session 2 – Chair: Gareth Starbuck10:40 Lauren Birkbeck: Modelling rotational falls in equine cross-country competition
11:00 Antonio Uzal: Scale-dependent effects of density on juvenile survival in feral horses
11:20 Richard Lilley: Using the Observer XT 12 to investigate behavioural and physiological responses in social interactions between horses
11:50 Martin Jones: Predicting extinction risk using 'random forests'

12:20 Posters and lunch

Session 3 – Chair: Samantha Bremner-Harrison
13:30 Richard Yarnell: A step forward: using footprint-tunnels to monitor hedgehogs
13:50 Tim Stratton: The combination counts: personality and reintroduction success in the wood mouse (Apodemussylvaticus)
14:10 Oluseun Akinsorotan: Factors affecting large mammal occupancy both inside and outside Old Oyo National Park, Nigeria
14:30 Francis Gilbert: People and conservation in South Sinai

15:00 Final poster session and refreshments

Session 4 – Chair: Jill Labadz
15:30 Chris Freeman: Could peatlands be used to mitigate global warming?
16:00 Marcello Di Bonito: Integrating analytic hierarchy process (AHP) and geographical information systems (GIS) for prioritising and planning conservation choices in Wales, UK
16:20 Nick Midgley: Assessment of glacial landform evolution at Austre Lovénbreen, Svalbard

16:40 Results of poster competition and close of conference.

Booking information

This event is free and open to staff, students and interested members of the public or industry.

We require you to book you place in advance using the booking form. This enables us to accurately forecast catering and room requirements for the event.

Location details


TG10, Bramley


Nottingham Trent University
Brackenhurst Campus
NG25 0QF


We have extensive parking on campus. Please follow signs to the Bramley building for conference parking.

Travel Info:

Travel information, directions and campus maps can be found online.

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