TUESDAY 27TH OCTOBER 2020

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PRE-CONGRESS TOURS

SATURDAY
24th Oct


SUNDAY
25th Oct

MONDAY
26th Oct
 

TUESDAY
27th Oct
 



WEDNESDAY
28th Oct
 

THURSDAY
 29th Oct
  

FRIDAY
30th Oct
 

POST-CONGRESS TOURS  


Plenary Session and Concurrent Sessions


8:00 - 8:20 am

DR. BRANDON BESTELMEYER 



Plenary Session (Presentation + discussion) 

GRASSLAND/RANGELAND ECOLOGY 
  • Ecological site description and ecosystem classification
  • Soil and watershed management, water supply, quality and riparian health
  • Shrub encroachment, fire ecology, invasive species and pest management
  • Monitoring of grassland and rangeland resources
  • Sustainable grassland/rangeland management and improvement.



8:20 - 8:40 am 
DR. MARK HOWDEN 


DROUGHT MANAGEMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE IN GRASSLANDS/RANGELANDS

  • Drought management for sustainable productivity
  • Carbon sequestration
  • GHG emissions from grassland/rangeland livestock systems
  • Impacts on biodiversity, livestock and grazing systems
  • Early warning systems and modelling future climate change in arid and semi-arid lands.



8:40 - 9:30 am
MS. GHANIMAT AZHDARI 


PASTORALISM, SOCIAL, GENDER AND POLICY ISSUES
  • Cultural heritage and indigenous people's use of rangelands/grasslands (Indigenous Technical Knowledge).
  • Governance, land rights and changes to pastoral systems.
  • Social justice, gender and equity issues in rangelands/grasslands.
  • Livelihood diversification opportunities for pastoralists (crops, hand crafts, fishing, beekeeping, bio-fuels, silk, herbs, spices, wild fruit etc.).
  • Marketing infrastructure and systems in rangelands/grasslands.
  • Policy issues for rangelands/grasslands development.
  • Political instability and extremism: its impact on rangelands/grasslands management.




9:30 - 11:00 am


Concurrent session






11:00 - 11:30 am

HEALTH BREAK




11:30 - 1:00 pm


Concurrent session






1:00 - 2:30 pm

LUNCH BREAK







2:30 - 4:00 pm


Concurrent session






4:00 - 5:30 pm


Posers*






*Posters shall be mounted from Monday - Friday however they will be manned by authors on Tuesday and Thursday at the indicated time