GSSA Congress 2013

48th Annual Congress, 15 to 19 July 2013, Weesgerus, Modimolle, Limpopo
 

GSSA Congress 2013

48th Annual Congress, 15 to 19 July 2013, Weesgerus, Modimolle, Limpopo

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The Annual Congress was hosted by the Limpopo Province at Weesgerus Holiday Resort, Caravan Park and Conference Centre in Modimolle. The resort is situated in the breathtaking Waterberg mountains and is surrounded by lush bushveld vegetation. It is situated 3km outside Modimolle (Nylstroom) and about 180kms north of OR Tambo International Airport (airport shuttle will be available).

The accommodation, conferencing and other facilities at Weesgerus are in close proximity to one another, encouraging networking, productive meetings and a varied social programme! The resort is surrounded by lush bushveld vegetation such as Boekenhout, Vaalbos, Wildesering and at least 35 other tree species. These trees host more than 50 different bird species. Come and stroll among Impala on the 3 km hiking trail and experience all the bushveld has to offer.

Monday 15 July 2013

Short Course

1 Fire Management in South Africa - Policy and Practice

Tuesday 16 July 2013

Sessions

2 Considering People, Animals and Rangelands I

4 Fire Effects across Continents and Land Uses

5 Restoration of Altered Landscapes: Planning and Practice

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6 Considering People, Animals and Rangelands II

7 Ecosystem Services: The Essential Balancing Act

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Wednesday 17 July 2013

Sessions

8 Managing Rangelands: Traditional and Alternative Approaches I

11 Habits and Habitats of Wildlife

12 Aligning Policy with the Socio-Ecological Dynamics of Rangeland Commons

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Mid-Congress Tours

  • Jacques Malan Game Farm Management and Breeding of Rare Game Species
  • Wayne Knight’s Holistic Veld Management
  • Mabula Lodge Bush Encroachment Control
  • André de Leeuw Slangbos Control and Planted Pastures

Thursday 18 July 2013

Sessions

13 Changing Climate, Shifting Strategies

14 Interactive Feedback Session: Research Proposal Posters

15 Forage Legumes to Improve Pasture Based Beef Production Systems in Semi-Arid Areas

16 Managing Soils and Species for Increased Planted Pasture Production

17 Developing Biodiversity-Friendly Grazing and Burning Guidelines for Livestock Farmers

Special Session

18 Rangeland Management from a Distance: Remote Sensing and Modelling

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Friday 19 July 2013

Post Congress Tour

  • Nyslvley Provincial Nature Reserve - Savanna Tree Phenology and Life History Strategies
 
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