Future Scenarios for Grassland Management CALL FOR PAPERS

Future Scenarios for Grassland Management CALL FOR PAPERS

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Future Scenarios for Grassland Management CALL FOR PAPERS

September 7th- 9th, 2009 Harper Adams University College, Shropshire
 
We are pleased to announce the continuation of this conference series in 2009. We wish to encourage submission of papers across all grassland and forage topics, but anticipate sub-sections will include current hot topics such as climate change, land use changes, grass and animal impacts, gaseous emissions from animal management scenarios, as well as grazing systems and knowledge transfer.  

This conference series particularly welcomes papers from young and new researchers and presentation of work at an early stage of development. However, as a new attraction, we also wish to encourage experienced speakers to offer review/plenary papers on topical issues. 

The conference will include theatre sessions and posters displayed throughout the conference, both types of paper will be included in the edited proceedings.

A dedicated poster session with authors in attendance is a particularly popular feature, as is the pre-poster theatre session of three minute highlights of selected posters.  

Authors wishing to offer a paper should e-mail a brief 200-word outline, plus title and authors, on a single side of A4, stating preference for either for theatre or poster presentation, to papers@britishgrassland.com by Feb 25th 2009. Please create and save abstracts in a Microsoft Word document (97-2003 version). Receipt will be acknowledged within 7 days.

Papers will be selected in March and confirmation e-mailed to corresponding authors. Completed papers, maximum of 2 sides of A4, must be submitted by June 5th. Please note that posters are only eligible for display/publication in the proceedings when an author will be in attendance. The conference fee is expected to be in the £280-320 range for BGS members, including two nights, full-board accommodation.  

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