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4TH – 8TH JUNE, 2023
The 11 International Symposium on the Nutrition of Herbivores
Florianópolis, Costão do Santinho Resort
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11th International Symposium on the Nutrition of Herbivores

June 4-8, 2023 - Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

The International Symposium on Herbivore Nutrition (ISNH) addresses various issues related to herbivore nutrition in natural ecosystems or commercial production systems. It is the world's most important scientific forum on this topic, in which the nutrition of domestic and wild herbivores is discussed from the perspective of agroecology and sustainable intensification. The Symposium was held for the first time in South Africa (1983), later taking place in Australia (1987), Malaysia (1991), France (1995), the USA (1999), Mexico (2003), China (2007), UK (2011) and Australia (2014). In 2018, the 10th and last edition took place in Clermont-Ferrand, France, with ~500 participants from all continents. Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the sequence of holding a symposium edition every four years has been disrupted. The ISNH is now resumed in its 11th edition in Brazil, for the first time in Latin America. The historical evolution of the different editions denotes the transition from the pure nutrition ecology of the first ones towards a more global contextualization of the role of herbivores in food security - particularly in developing countries - as well as issues related to the role of herbivores in greenhouse gas emissions, human food, and human well-being associated with the different production systems. The most recent editions have boldly expanded the spatial scale of herbivory analysis, which now ranges from the genome to the production system. The Brazilian edition intends to consolidate this evolution by focusing on Brazilian and Latin systems in an atmosphere of a broad exchange of scientific knowledge and cordiality.

For detailed program of the main conference, click here.

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Important DatesAbstract submission is CLOSEDNotification of acceptance or rejection
March 31, 2023
Deadline for early Bird registration
May 1, 2023

The Costão do Santinho Resort is the event venue. A discounted block of rooms has been reserved at the resort for ISNH 2023 attendees from June 4-9, 2023.
Currently, there are available rooms for booking from June 4-8, 2023.

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Scientific themes
1. Ecosystem Services and nutrition:
a. Provision, b. Regulating, c. Cultural and Supporting
2. Ecological Nutrition of Herbivores
3. Optimal Nourishing of Herbivores
4. Applied nutrition and herbivory in the age of big data and technology
5. What is the role of the herbivore in Future food systems
Costão do Santinho



LOCATIONFlorianópolis, Costão do Santinho Beach

Leisure beach with warm sands, rocky cliffs around it and waves ideal for surfing.

Located in the northern region of Florianópolis, it borders Praia dos Ingleses and Praia de
Moçambique. Formerly it was known as Praia das Aranhas, but from the 70s onwards it
was called Santinho due to an image carved in stone that resembled a saint.

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