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.

Programme

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

Address:

Bramley Building
Nottingham Trent University
Brackenhurst Campus
Southwell, NG25 0QF

Parking:

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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Still need help?

Contact the Research Support Team
0115 8482922