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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 29 September 2017, 9 am
  • To: Friday 29 September 2017, 5 pm
  • Registration: 8.30 am
  • Location: TG9, Bramley Building, Nottingham Trent University, Brackenhurst Campus, Southwell, NG25 0QF,
  • Booking deadline: Thursday 28 September 2017, 4.00 pm
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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 Registration and Refreshments (TG9)

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

Natural Environment Research Group Session, Chaired by Dr Nick Midgley

9:05   Professor Jane Rickson: Soils as essential natural capital: Overlooked and undervalued?
9:35   Anne Stefaniak: Controls on supraglacial lake formation at the Miage Glacier
9:55   Dr Marcello Di Bonito: Geochemical footprint, sources and behavior of phosphorus in soils: a case study in Campania (Southern Italy) 
10:15 Guaduneth Chico León: Unmapped blanket bogs in North Spain, how long before it is gone? An exploration of conventional and novel techniques

10:35-11:05  Refreshment Break and Poster Viewing (TG9)

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

11:05  Professor Bisong Yue: Conservation of giant panda in China
11:35  Ellen Williams: Is time a great healer? From one trunk to another - a case study of two zoo-housed Asian elephants
11:55  Dr Sam Ward: The influence of individual keeper and animal characteristics on human-animal interactions

12:20-13:20 Lunch Break (lunch served in HD2 with seating available in TG7 and TG4) and Poster Viewing (TG9)

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

13:20  Dr Iain Barber: Sticklebacks and worms in hot water: how changing aquatic environments influence the behaviour & ecology of hosts and parasites
13:50  Esther Kettel: Raptors vs racers: pigeon fanciers' perception of raptor attacks
14:10  Dr Erika Whiteford: The Arctic in the twenty-first century: anthropogenic impacts on biogeochemical cycles
14:30  Dr Richard Yarnell: The role of intra-guild predation and habitat affecting large scale occupancy of a declining mammal

14:50-15:20 Refreshment Break and Poster Viewing (TG9)

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

15:20  Professor Tim Parr: Muscle metabolism and growth, their impact on pork quality
15:50  Dr Zhonghua Bian: Continuous LED lighting on reducing nitrate content and enhancing edible quality of lettuce during pre-harvest stage
16:10  Niamh Mahon: Developing indicators of sustainable intensification for UK agriculture: A stakeholder-sensitive approach

16:30  Conference Thanks and Close by Professor Chungui Lu and Dr Jill Labadz (Conference organisers)

Location details


Bramley Building
Nottingham Trent University
Brackenhurst Campus
Southwell, 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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