BGS 10th Research Conference

BGS 10th Research Conference

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

September 20th- 21st, 2011 - Belfast, Northern Ireland

We are pleased to announce the continuation of this conference series in 2011, with the addition of a chance to see the facilities (including the biofuels unit) and latest research projects at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Hillsborough, on the second day.

We encourage submission of papers across all grassland and forage topics, but anticipate sub-sections will include topics such as land use changes, grass and animal impacts, gaseous emissions from animal management scenarios, climate change, as well as grazing systems and knowledge transfer. 

This conference series particularly welcomes papers from young and new researchers or presentation of work at an early stage of development (e.g. year 1 results). However, experienced speakers, particularly those offering review/plenary papers on topical issues, are also welcomed. 

The conference will have theatre sessions and posters, both included in the edited proceedings. We find a particularly popular feature is having a dedicated poster session with authors in attendance. 

A total of 75 papers have been submitted. Papers will be selected in April and confirmation e-mailed to corresponding authors. Completed papers, maximum of 2 sides of A4, must be submitted by June 17th. Please note that posters are only eligible for display/publication in the proceedings when an author will be in attendance at the conference.

The conference fee is expected to be around £150 (shared room) to £180 (single room) for BGS members, including one night and dinner at a hotel less than 20 minutes from Belfast City Airport.


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