We are hosting the Loddon Observatory Showcase 2019 on 27 September from 12:30 to 16:00, in Meadow Suite, University of Reading.
This is an opportunity to meet people, learn and share information about ongoing projects in the Loddon catchment around the integrated themes of Water, Environment, Food, Climate, Governance and Heritage with Reading University staff and students and External Partners. Anyone and everyone with an interest is welcome to join as a presenter or participant.
The event will include:
Poster session, sci-comm activities and lunch – 12:30 to 13:30
- Sci-comm activities include: Draw me a river, badge my research and LEGO landscapes!
Lightening talks – 13:30 to 13:45
- Fascination of plants, Reading Botany 2019 – Dr Jonathan Mitchley
- Thames Valley Villages. Threats & Preparedness – Dick Wallis
13:45 to 15:00 – Short presentations
- Mapping eco-social assets at Orts Road, Reading – Dr Eli Hatleskog
- Improving urban flood mapping by merging Synthetic Aperture Radar-derived flood footprints with flood hazard maps – Dr David Mason
- Investigation to fertiliser value of dredged sediments deposited in lowland floodplains in the UK – Huizi Bian
- Host mediated microbiome engineering to enhance plant fitness in agricultural ecosystems – Deepa Manikkath Haridas
- Can integrating trees into arable fields enhance natural pest control and pollination? – Tom Staton
15:00 to 15:15 – Plenary talk
Saving the planet one burp at a time; ruminant meat, milk, and greenhouse gas mitigation – Prof. Chris Reynolds
15:15 – Panel discussion: ‘Do we need to change what we eat or how food is produced to save the planet?’
Confirmed panellists on sustainable agriculture for food, climate, water and biodiversity:
- Dr Deepa Senapathi – NERC Knowledge exchange fellow, School of Agriculture Policy and Development, University of Reading
- Prof. Chris Reynolds – Professor of Animal & Dairy Science, School of Agriculture Policy and Development, University of Reading
- Dr Tristan Quaife – Associate Professor of Carbon Cycle Science, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading
- Becky Willson – Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit
- Richard Gantlett – Farmer, Yatesbury House Farm
16:00 – Finish
Bring your smart phone or other device to take part in the interactive ‘ask the audience’ part of the discussion
Registration is free and open until 23 September. Lunch included. Parking is available if needed. Accessible by public transport.
Calls for abstracts are now closed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.