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.
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.
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.