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School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences Research Conference

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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 30 September 2016, 9 am
  • To: Friday 30 September 2016, 6 pm
  • Location: TG9 and TG10, Bramley, Nottingham Trent University, Brackenhurst Campus, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0QF
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The research conference will include:

  • postgraduate student posters showcasing the School's outstanding research
  • staff and student presentations
  • keynote speakers
  • lunch and refreshments.


From 8:30 Registration and Refreshments (TG9)

9:00am Welcome by Professor Robert Mortimer (Dean of the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences (TG10)

Session 1- Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security Research Group, Chaired by Professor Chungui Lu

9:05     Steven Grundy: Transcriptomic analysis of tomato under different spectral qualities
9:35     Colin Sanni: Bone mineralisation in broilers; how do we define ‘normal’
9:55     Ali Al-Sudani: Evaluation of lactic acid strains isolated from chicken as a potential probiotic agent
10:15   Rashd Swezi: Food security resilience in post-conflict Libya

10:35-11:00am Refreshment Break and Poster Viewing (TG9)

Session 2- Ecology and Conservation Research Group, Chaired by Dr Richard Yarnell

11:00    Professor Gang Pan: Geo-engineering for lake restoration: water quality, aquatic ecology and nutrient management
11:30    Oluseun Akinsorotan: Factors affecting large mammal in Old Oyo National Park, Nigeria
11:50    Stephen Harrison: Single nucleotide (SNP) array analysis of the critically endangered Amur Leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis)
12:10    Kat Fingland: Utilisation of the urban environment by the Eurasian red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris): influence on their ecology and implications for their conservation

12:30-13:30pm- Lunch Break (HD2) and Poster Viewing (TG9)

Session 3- Animal Behaviour, Performance and Welfare Research Group, Chaired by Dr Carol Hall 

13:30     Dr Naomi Harvey: Guide dog behaviour
14:00     Kym Griffin: Does sleep influence performance in horses?
14:20     Dr Samantha Ward: ZIMS: unlocking the secret world of zoo research
14:40     Hannah S. Davie: Individual variation and its influence on social structure in takhi (Przewalski's horse, Equus ferus  przewalskii)

15:00-15:30pm- Refreshment Break and Poster Viewing (TG9)

Session 4- Natural Environment Research Group, Chaired by Dr Nick Midgley

15:30    Dr Ruth Little: Researching animal health and welfare: getting research into policy
16:00    Josh Wells: An integrated approach to natural flood management: assessing the barriers to wider implementation
16:20    Udeme Dickson: Coupling of phyto- and myco- remediation techniques for management of crude oil contaminated  soils in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria
16:40    Dr Ben Clutterbuck: Moor of the same

17:00pm Conference Close

Followed by Celebration Event (TG9) (TBC)

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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