The biennial conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production will be held in Adelaide from July 4-7 2016, in partnership with the New Zealand Society of Animal Production, to address these important issues facing the future of global animal agriculture.
South Australia is the perfect place to convene this new era of high quality, ethical animal products, given the state’s reputation for Premium Quality Food and Wine production.
The conference will be unique in bringing together animal scientists, consumers, social scientists, educators, animal health and nutrition companies, and animal producers into one venue where cross-fertilisation of ideas can flourish.
The enduring aim of the ISAE is to encourage and support basic and applied research into the behaviour of animals as related to their use by humans. Ever since a small group of veterinarians first met in Edinburgh to form the Society of Veterinary Ethology (SVE), inspirational ethologists and veterinarians have helped shape the field of Applied Ethology. Scientists such as Niko Tinbergen, Karl Von Frisch and Konrad Lorenz, joint awardees of the 1973 Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine, have played an important part in helping to develop our subject. It is therefore fitting that the 2016 ISAE conference will bring together applied ethologists from all over the world to share new discoveries and to discuss ways forward, under the general conference theme of “Past and Future: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants “.
For 2016, we are returning to our roots to allow us to review and reflect upon where we have come from with applied ethology, and to look forward to consider the road ahead. The various themed sessions will provide opportunities for abstracts to be submitted in a variety of areas to enable us to celebrate the full range of work within the field of Applied Ethology, and we look forward to celebrating our diversity and impact throughout the various activities we have planned during the conference.
Economic development, population growth and demand for a better quality of life have resulted in the growth of the livestock farming industry. This industry generates a large amount of wastewater and wastes, and is one of the largest agricultural pollution sources in Ireland and in most developing and developed countries. The livestock farming industry is also a major source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Great efforts have been made worldwide to develop innovative technologies and practices for managing livestock waste. This has prompted the Ryan Institute, NUI Galway to organize the 2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Pollution Control and Resource Recovery for the Livestock Sector (LivestockWaste2016).
The topics covered in LivestockWaste2016 conference will include (but will not be limited to):
Delegates interested in presenting an oral or poster presentation are encouraged to submit an abstract to share your research progress and new finding with peers, colleagues, researchers and industry specialists. Oral papers or posters should be original work that has not been accepted for publication in a journal. Authors should be aware of patent considerations before submitting abstracts for publication.