Workshop: Grassland Science Research Priorities

A new generation of young scientists has entered the field of grassland science, but with little guidance on research priorities for the future, many current research projects are fragmented, poorly designed or unoriginal. Some issues identified decades ago have yet to be adequately resolved, while there is also a whole suite of new questions and challenges for the new generation to answer.

Workshop: Grassland Science Research Priorities

A new generation of young scientists has entered the field of grassland science, but with little guidance on research priorities for the future, many current research projects are fragmented, poorly designed or unoriginal. Some issues identified decades ago have yet to be adequately resolved, while there is also a whole suite of new questions and challenges for the new generation to answer.

The research priorities workshop will address some of these issues by: compiling a list of questions raised in previous reviews of the state of knowledge in the veld and pasture management disciplines; evaluating whether those questions have been addressed in the last decade; suggesting new questions that were not addressed in previous reviews (such as research around climate change); and finally, compiling a set of research priorities within the pasture and rangeland science disciplines. Experienced grassland scientists as well as young talent will be needed to provide their insights into the priorities for the future of grassland science research.

Workshop Organiser: Alan Short

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