Provisional Programme

Sunday – May 7th, 2017

17:00 – 19:00 Working group on “Sensing in grassland and forage science and practice”
Location: Department of Architecture – Bastioni Pigafetta
17:00 – 20:00 Registration
Location: Department of Architecture – Bastioni Pigafetta
20:00 – 21:00 Welcome drink
Location: Department of Architecture – Bastioni Pigafetta

Monday – May 8th, 2017

08:00 – 09:00 Registration
Location: Porto Conte Ricerche – Tramariglio
09:00 – 09:45 Opening ceremony
09:45 – 11:00 Introductory session

The role of grasslands in less favoured areas of Mediterranean Europe
Porqueddu C., Melis R.A.M., Franca A., Sanna F., Hadjigeorgiou I. and Casasús I.

Changes in Euro-Mediterranean pastoralism: which opportunities for rural development and generational renewal?
Farinella D., Nori M. and Ragkos A.

Chaired by: Andrea Scaloni

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 12:30 SESSION 1. Extensive animal production systems and product quality

Key-note 1 : Adding value to sheep production in the marginal areas of Northern Europe
Vipond J. E. and Frater, P.

Key-note 2 : Grassland-based products: quality and authentication
Coppa M., Cabiddu A., Elsässer M., Hulin S., Lind V., Martin B., Mosquera-Losada M.R., Noorkõiv K., Peeters A., Prache S., van den Pol-van Dasselaar A. and Peratoner G.

Chaired by: Vibeke Lind and Giovanni Molle

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:15 Short oral presentations

Relationships between contents of fatty acids and forage quality compounds in forbs
Elgersma A., Søegaard K. and Jensen S.K.

Forage quality of shrub-encroached marginal pastures does not impair quality of carcass and meat
Zehnder T., Schneider M.K., Berard J., Kreuzer M. and Lüscher A.

Developing perennial shrubs to fill feed gaps on marginal soils in Australia
Norman H.C., Wilmot M.G., Hulm E. and Young P.

Response of pasture-fed lambs to supplementary feeding of forage legumes or concentrated feed
Ates S., Demirci U., Dogan S., Isik S. and Keles G.

Dynamilk: a model at farm-scale to explore the balance between forage and milk production
Jacquot A.L. , Brunschwig G., Delaby L., Pomies D., Lamadon A. and Baumont R.

15:15 – 15:45 Coffee break
15:45 – 16:45 Poster presentation at Gallery Building B
16:45 – 17:45 General discussion
20:00 Welcome reception at Quarté Sayàl

Tuesday – May 9th, 2017

08:30 – 09:30 SESSION 2. Sustainable grassland management in high nature value areas

Key-note 1 : High Nature Value extensive livestock and grasslands: can innovation secure a sustainable future?
Beaufoy G.

Key-note 2 : Evaluating ecosystem services and disservices of livestock agroecosystems for targeted policy design and management
Bernués A., Rodríguez-Ortega T., Olaizola A.M., Ripoll-Bosch R.

Chaired by: Pier Paolo Roggero and Giampiero Lombardi

09:30 – 10:45 Short oral presentations

Combined techniques with horse-guided grazing to control gorse encroachment in highly valuable mountain habitats
Múgica L., Canals R.M., San Emeterio L., Sáez J.L., Vergara I. and Echeverría L.

Mil’Ouv, an innovative method of eco-pastoral diagnosis
Peglion M., Launay F., Girardin S., Aussibal G., Buchert J. and Dessailly G.

Predicting the distribution of High Nature Value farmland in the Republic of Ireland
Finn J.A., Matin S., Sullivan C.A., Moran J. and Green S.

The effect of landscape structure on biodiversity in semi-natural grasslands of high nature value
Wehn S., Hovstad K.A. and Johansen L.

Legume-rich sown permanent pastures in Iberian Dehesas: influence on biodiversity and soil carbon sequestration
Hernández-Esteban A., López-Díaz M.L. and Moreno Marcos G.

09:45 – 12:15 Executive Committee Meeting at room Anghelu Ruju
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 12:15 Poster presentation at Room Nettuno
12:15 – 12:45 General discussion
12:45 – 13:30 Light Lunch
13:30 Departure to mid-tour
20:00 Conference Dinner at Le Pinnette Agritourism

Wednesday – May 10th, 2017

08:30 – 09:30 SESSION 3. Alternative and multiple-uses of grassland resources

Key-note 1 : Ecological and social perspectives of European wooded grasslands
Plieninger T.

Key-note 2 : Mediterranean grassland species from traditional to multiple uses
Bullitta S., Piluzza G., Re G.A. and Sulas L.

Chaired by: María Rosa Mosquera-Losada and Giovanni Peratoner

09:30 – 10:45 Short oral presentations

Spatial and temporal influence of oilseed-rape and semi-natural habitats on wild bees in permanent grasslands
Van Reeth C., Bockstaller C., Caro G., Petry L. and Michel N.

Harvesting seeds of an Arrhenatherion meadows as a source of propagation material for grassland restoration
Golińska B., Czerwiński M. and Goliński P.

Incorporating daffodil-derived galanthamine production into upland grassland systems
Fraser M.D., Davies J.T.R., Rowlands G. and Chang X.

Grassland in Wallonia: expected location based on key ecosystem services
Ninane M., Hautier L., Planchon V., Burny P., Campion M., Goffart J.P. and Stilmant D.

Drought response of proanthocyanidins in sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia Scop.) is affected by plants’ ontogenetic stage
Malisch C.S., Salminen J.-P., Kölliker R., Engström M.T., Suter D., Studer B. and Lüscher A.

10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 12:15 Poster presentation at Room Palmavera
12:15 – 12:45 General discussion
12:45 – 13:00 IGC news
13:00 – 13:30 Closing Session
Best poster awards
Symposium final wishes
13:30 – 15:00 Lunch
15:00 Departure to post-tour

Mid-Symposium tour

On Tuesday 9th May a half-day technical tour will be organized and it will be followed by the social dinner at a local farm house.

Departure at 13.30 after lunch

Download the mid-symposium tour programme.

Post-Symposium tour

An optional post-conference tour will be organized immediately after the end of the conference (according to the number of people who will register for it): departure on Wednesday May 10th at 13:00 and conclusion on Friday May 12th, early afternoon.

Download the post-symposium tour programme.

Accompanying persons programme

Download the accompanying persons programme.

Transfer 8-9-10 May – Pick up time Accompanying tour guide
Monday May 8th (full day)

Morning: 09.30am meeting point at “Navisarda kiosk”
Hotels → Navisarda kiosk
Alghero Hotel and Hotel Catalunya: no transfer, location within walking distance
Pick up time: 08.45am Porto Conte Ricerche → 09.00am El Faro Hotel → 09.05am Hotel Corte Rosada → 09.20am Hotel Florida → 09.30am Navisarda kiosk

9.30am – 12.00am visit of Alghero historic centre
Alghero center – Navisarda kiosk → Porto Conte Ricerche
Pick up time: 12.00am at Navisarda kiosk


Porto Conte Ricerche → Neptune’s Caves
Pick up time: 02.15pm at Porto Conte Ricerche

Neptune’s Caves → Hotels
Pick up time: 05.00pm after visit of Neptuen’s Caves
Tuesday May 9th (half day)

Hotels → Necropolis of Anghelu Ruju
Pick up time: 08.10am Hotel Catalunya → 08.15am Hotel Florida → 08.30am Hotel Corte Rosada → 08.35am El Faro Hotel → 08.50am Porto Conte Ricerche

Pick up after visit of Anghelu Ruju Necropolis → Nuraghe Palmavera
Pick up after visit of Nuraghe Palmavera → Capocaccia promontory → Porto Conte Ricerche for lunch
Wednesday May 10th (half day)

Hotels → Sassari center

Pick up time: 08.00am Porto Conte Ricerche → 08.10am Hotel Corte Rosada → 08.15am El Faro Hotel → 08.30am Hotel Florida → 08.35am Alghero Hotel → 08.40am Hotel Catalunya.

Arrival 09.15 Sassari center

9.30 -10.00 visit of Sassari Cathedral
10.00 11.00/11.15 visit of National Archaeological Museum

National Archaeological Museum → Poderi Parpinello
Pick up time: 11.20am in front of National Archaeological Museum

12.00-13.00/13.10 guided tour and wine tasting at the Poderi Parpinello

Poderi Parpinello → Porto Conte Ricerche
Pick up in front of Poderi Parpinello at 01.15pm


The official language of the Meeting will be English


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