Knoxville, TN -(Ammoland.com)- The Eighth National Quail Symposium, expected to draw 200 quail experts, researchers, policy-makers and natural resource managers from state, federal and institutional entities from around the U.S., Canada, Latin America and Europe, is scheduled for July 24-29, 2017 in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The scientific conference is convened every five years and is the world’s largest meeting of quail professionals. Quail 8, as it is known, will be the first time the symposium will be conducted in conjunction with the annual meeting of the National Bobwhite Technical Committee, the leading group of quail experts in the U.S. and the primary authors of the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative, headquartered at the University of Tennessee.
Hosted by UT and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Quail 8 will feature the latest quail research findings, including plenary lectures, contributed presentations and peer-reviewed proceedings, and will feature on-the-ground results of bobwhite response to management.
The call for papers will be issue in October with a deadline of Dec. 31, 2015. The Quail 8 editorial board will review abstracts and select those suitable for development and review as a full manuscript.
For more information on the national quail symposia series, please visit http://goo.gl/p3LLut.
About the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI):
Headquartered at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture’s Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, NBCI is an initiative of the National Bobwhite Technical Committee (NBTC) to elevate bobwhite quail recovery from an individual state-by-state proposition to a coordinated, range-wide leadership endeavor. The committee is comprised of representatives of 25 state wildlife agencies, various academic research institutions and private conservation organizations. Support for NBCI is provided by the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Program, state wildlife agencies, the University of Tennessee and Park Cities Quail.