AAB - President

  in conjuction with the British Ecological Society

Agricultural Ecology Special Interest Group and the

European Society of Agronomy

 

THE BOOKING FORM AND

 PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME FOR THIS CONFERENCE ARE NOW AVAILABLE

 

 

Valuing long-term sites and experiments for agriculture and ecology
To be held at
Newcastle University, Northumberland
27-28 May 2015
BASIS points will be applied for

In many countries, the results of long-term field experiments and long-term monitoring at known sites have been essential in the development of our contemporary knowledge base informing sustainable land use and management. The questions that can be addressed through data collected in existing long-term experiments and sites have often changed through their history and many have had to endure periods under threat. Such experiments can be expensive to maintain and often in politics and research only current problems drive the rhetoric that informs funding decisions. Perhaps, the needs of future generations are not, or not sufficiently, considered. Hence few new long-term experiments are currently being considered. Long-term field experiments will continue to be indispensable in future, as they cannot be replaced by new analytical techniques or models; on the contrary, they are an indispensable basis for the calibration and validation of these techniques.

We look forward to a good set of discussions about the value of long-term sites and experiments for agriculture and ecology and would welcome contributions for all involved in the running of long-term experiments across Europe and the users of such long-term datasets in the development of policy and practice.

Due to the higher than expected numbers for this conference it will now be held at the University of Newcastle with a site visit to Cockle Park farm late afternoon on the 27 May 2015. Transport will be arranged for those who require it.

Presentations and posters from this Conference will be produced together in a volume of the Aspects of Applied Biology series. Copies will be available to delegates at the Conference.


We have negotiated some discount prices at local hotels:


The Caledonian

www.peelhotels.co.uk

Phone number = 0191 2817881

info@caledonian-hotel-newcastle.com

0.9 Miles from the university

£80.00 Bed and Breakfast

Clients can book directly by phone or by email quoting the hotel code

Bookings must be received by 4 weeks before the conference.

CODE TO QUOTE: 26th May = 62646; 27th May = 62647

 

Holiday Inn Newcastle – Jesmond

http://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/newcastle-upon-tyne/ncljm/hoteldetail

Phone number = 0191 2815511

0.6 Miles from the university

£95.00 Bed and Breakfast

Clients can book directly by phone or by email quoting the hotel code

Please book by 2 weeks before the conference.

CODE TO QUOTE:  AAB


An administration charge of twenty five pounds will be applied to all cancellations
A late booking charge of twenty five pounds will be applied to all bookings received after 15 May
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