Speakers 2014

Speaker

THOMAS WAYNE SCHWERTNER

T. Wayne Schwertner is an Assistant Professor in WSES at Tarleton and is a research wildlife biologist with Texas A&M AgriLife Research. Since 2011 is a Head of Department of Wildlife. He has extensive experience conducting research and management of game bird populations, including doves. Prior to coming to Tarleton, Dr. Schwertner had a twelve-year career with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, including duties as the Statewide White-winged Dove Program Leader. During this time, he played a key role in implementing Texas’s fi rst statewide white-winged dove survey, as well as the ongoing white-winged dove banding project.

Dr. Schwertner has experience in modeling population dynamics and habitat relationships of a number of vertebrate species. Currently he maintain an active research program in Texas and southern Africa.

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Address:

Tarleton State University,
1333 W. Washington,
Stephenville, Texas 76402, USA

Contact:

Phone: +1 254 968 9221
Email: schwertner@tarleton.edu




Speaker

JAMES MUIR

Dr. Jim Muir has been a plant scientist at AgriLife Research since 1997. Prior to that he worked in Mozambique Africa as a researcher, educator and community developer and continues to cooperate with researchers in South America, Africa and Europe.

His primary focus is on forage ecology and agronomy although he expands this to other areas including rangeland management, cellulosic biofuels, small ruminant health, and environmental sciences.

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Address:

Tarleton State University,
1333 W. Washington,
Stephenville, Texas 76402, USA

Contact:

Phone: +1-254 968 4144
Email: j-muir@tamu.edu




Speaker

József Horváth

Professor József Horváth is a graduate of Agricultural Economics, Farm Business Management, EU Agricultural Policy, and Rural Tourism. He is also the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture Institute of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development at the University of Szeged, Hungary. His main areas of research are the role of agriculture in South Great Plain Region in Hungary, management of agricultural properties, and innovation activities in small and large-scale agricultural enterprises. Professor József Horváth is an author of numerous publications.

In the years 2010-2013 he was an executive editor of “Review on Agriculture and Rural Development”. Since 2011 he has also been a member of the Research Council of “Infrastructure and Ecology of Rural Areas”, and of the Editorial Advisory Board of “Forestry and Landscape Management”. Since 2010 he has been a project coordinator of the TEMPUS-SATIS project, and since 2013 he has held the position of the chairman of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Regional Committee in Szeged Subcommittee of Agricultural Economics.

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Address:

University of Szeged,
Faculty of Agriculture,
H-6800 Hódmezővásárhely,
Andrássy u. 15., Hungary

Contact:

Phone: +36 62 532990
Email: horvath@mgk.u-szeged.hu




Speaker

Franciszek Rudnicki

Prof. dr hab. Franciszek Rudnicki has a 46-year work experience in higher education. His scientific interests are mainly plant cultivation, environmental and organizational determinants of agricultural production in spatial terms, as well as agricultural research methodology. Author of about 250 publications, promoter of 11 Doctors of agricultural sciences, the reviewer in 54 procedures for granting degrees. He held numerous academic, professional and social positions in universities, organizations, associations, committees and councils. He was a member of various bodies of higher education and agriculture.

As a university teacher he has led several academic subjects in all forms of education. For 10 years he was a member of the National Accreditation Commission and is an expert in the ¬ field of higher education quality. In the paper “Agricultural Education in Poland: present and future” he speaks about the problems of Polish agricultural education, especially in higher education. It expresses some of his insights and opinions about the contemporary state of education, as well as suppositions and suggestions for its near future.

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Address:

UTP University of Science and Technology,
Ks. Kordeckiego Street 20,
85-225 Bydgoszcz, Poland

Contact:

Phone: +48 52 374 94 20
Email: rudnicki@utp.edu.pl




Speaker

Gerhard Wilhelm Roeb

Professor Gerhard Wilhelm Roeb is a graduate of the University of Kiel. Since 2000 he has worked as a senior scientist at the Institute for Bio- and Geosciences (IBG), Jülich, Germany. His main areas of research are plant nutrition and physiology as well as plant physiology under stress (salt, drought), and tracer techniques, especially the use of short-lived isotopes 11C, 13 N. He is also the author of numerous publications. Professor Gerhard Wilhelm Roeb is a member of two associations: the German Society of Plant Nutrition and the German Society of Plant Breeding.



Speaker

Anna Rekiel

Prof. dr hab. Anna Rekiel is a graduate of the Agricultural Academy in Lublin. Since 1988 she has worked at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW) as Head of the Department of Pig Breeding. She conducts research on genotype by environment interaction and the suitability of substitutes for antibiotic growth promoters in pig rearing and fattening, with consideration of the histological and microbiological status of intestine in the growing animals. Her main areas of research are the energy and protein reserves in the context of the sow’s body homeostasis, as well as the nutritional methods of optimizing and monitoring the body condition for efficient reproductive performance of the sows and for production of high-quality pork livestock. Anna Rekiel headed and carried out more than a dozen research projects (Ministry of Science and Higher Education, National Science Centre, Innovative Economy Operational Programme, European Union) and solicited projects. She has contributed to educating young students. She has authored or co-authored 13 books, academic textbooks and course books.

Anna Rekiel is an expert at the State Accreditation Commission in the field of Animal Science, Executive Board Member of the Polish Society of Animal Production (PSAP), President of the Warsaw Association of the PSAP and President of the Section of Pig Management and Breeding of the PSAP. She serves as an editor of the journal Annals of Warsaw University of Life Sciences (series Animal Science), and is a member of the Advisory Council of several trade journals.

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Address:

Warsaw University of Life Sciences-SGGW,
Nowoursynowska Street 166,
02-787 Warszawa, Poland

Contact:

Phone: +48 22 59 365 61
Email: anna_rekiel@sggw.pl

Sponsors


“European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas”, The publication co-financed from the European Union funds under the
Technical Assistance measure of the Rural Development Programme for 2014-2020, from the National Rural Network,
The publication prepared by UTP University of Science and Technology in Bydgoszcz
The Managing Authority of the Rural Development Programme for 2014-2020 – the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development

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