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Research Conference 2015

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 2 October 2015, 12 am
  • To: Friday 2 October 2015, 12 am
  • Location: TG9 and TG10, Bramley, Nottingham Trent University, Brackenhurst Campus, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0QF
  • Booking deadline: Sunday 1 October 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.


8.30 amRegistration and Refreshments (TG9)
9 am
Welcome by Professor Robert Mortimer (Dean of the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences (TG10)

Session OneChair: Dr Jacqueline Boyd

9.05 am – Dr Rachel Stubbington: How do aquatic invertebrates survive when rivers run dry?
9.25 am – Stephen Harrison: Genotype to phenotype, estimating fitness in wild and captive carnivores
9.45 am – Michael Hunter: The feeding ecology of striped hyaena (Hyaena hyaena) and red fox (Vulpes Vulpes) in the St.Katharine Protectorate
10.05 am – Dr Britta Osthaus: Dogs are stupid – what science knows about dog cognition

10.35 am11 am Refreshment Break (TG9)

Session TwoChair: Dr Nick Midgley

11 am – Professor Rob Mortimer: Nutrient and trace metal cycling in the environment
11.30 am – Toby Tonkin: Moraine de-icing progression in high-Arctic proglacial environments: the use of unmanned aerial vehicles and ‘Structure-from-Motion’photogrammetry for monitoring geomorphological change
11.50 am – Ellen Williams: An investigation into social relationships and social structure in European zoo elephant herds
12.10 pm – Hannah Davie: Behavioural mechanisms of social cohesion in groups of reintroduced takhi (Przewalski’s horse, Equus ferus przewalskii) in Mongolia

12.30 pm1.30 pmLunch Break (HD2) and Poster Viewing (TG9)

Session ThreeChair: Dr Emily Burton

1.30 pm – Dr Richard Lea: Ovaries, testes and environmental contaminants
2 pm – Martin Fletcher: Investigating why household food insecurity exists in the United Kingdom2.20 pm – Niamh Mahon: The development of a method to measure the Sustainable Intensification of UK agriculture: an action research
2.40 pm – Sophie Prentice: The role of silica in improving skeletal integrity in poultry

3 pm – 3.30 pm – Refreshment Break and Poster Viewing (TG9)

Session FourChair: Dr Louise Gentle

3.30 pm – Dr Mike Newton: Predicting swarms and other health conditions from honeybee vibrations
4 pm – Dr Adam Bates: Designing green roofs to mitigate for the loss of brownfield habitat4.20 pm – Esther Kettel: A comparison of behaviours in urban and rural peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus)
4.40 pm – Louis Phipps: Due South: A first assessment of the potential impacts of climate change on Cape vulture occurrence

5 pm Conference Close

5 pmCelebration Event (TG9)

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


TG9 and 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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