EIANZ ACT Ecology Forum - Canberra ACT, 13 March 2019

The EIANZ is convening a one-day forum at University House, ANU, featuring a range of presentations about environmental policy and practice relating to ecology. The presentations cover a wide range of ecological related matters such as: Grassland and woodland mapping; Socio-ecological systems; Sampling designs for aquatic ecology; eDNA - innovating wildlife detection; Benefits of development for a species; Ecological permits and approvals; Acoustic technology to survey bats; Blue Mountains Water Skink; Restoration of ecosystems; Trapping for cane toad tadpoles; Nationally threatened ecological communities; NSW Biodiversity Offset Scheme. Click here to register.

Pest Animal and Weed Symposium - Gold Coast QLD, 20-23 May 2019

The inaugural Pest Animal and Weed Symposium 2019 (PAWS 2019) will be hosted by the Weed Society of Queensland and held at the Sea World Resort Conference Centre. PAWS 2019 will feature a range of presentations with a strong emphasis on implementing the latest research and technology while also providing examples of successful on ground works. Field trips will be organised to provide delegates and sponsors with the opportunity to observe a variety of solutions to pest animal and weed issues impacting the environment, economy, community and lifestyle of South East Queensland and Northern NSW. Registrations are now open. Click here for more information.

8th Biodiversity Across the Borders Conference - Ballarat VIC,14 June 2019

With the theme 'Climate Change and Future Landscapes', this one-day conference aims to communicate new ecological research to natural resource managers, the research community and those with an interest in better environmental management. The free all-day conference will be held at the Mt. Helen campus of Federation University Australia. The keynote address will be delivered by Professor Leslie Hughes (Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Integrity and Development) and Distinguished Professor of Biology at Macquarie University). The focus of the 2019 conference will be: Restoration and management of ecosystems in a changing climate; Threatened species: solutions under climate and landscape change; Managing water ways and wetlands in a changing climate; and Connecting people and nature: values, ethics, communication, and practice. For natural resource managers, it is an excellent opportunity to learn about emerging applied research outcomes and what they mean for you. For researchers it is a great way to communicate your work in a way that can make a real difference. Biodiversity Across the Borders continues to build and strengthen collaborative networks so as to enhance both research and land management into the future. Click here for more information and to register.

SAVE THE DATE: 2019 Orchid Conservation Symposium - Melbourne VIC, 18-19 June 2019

The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is excited to announce the 2019 Orchid Conservation Symposium to be held at Domain House (Melbourne), Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. Bringing together practitioners, researchers and community groups from across the country, the symposium aims to facilitate increased collaboration and knowledge sharing among people involved in orchid conservation in Australia. A diverse range of topics will be covered, including the latest conservation science, management practices and on-ground action, with an emphasis on community engagement in orchid conservation. Registrations open 15 March. Program details will be released soon. 

ESA19: the 2019 Conference of the Ecological Society of Australia - Launceston TAS, 24-29 November 2019

'Ecology: science for practical solutions'. Ecology is the science of interactions among all forms of life and the abiotic environment they inhabit, and in turn, change and shape. Applications of ecology are all around us everyday, in natural resource management, forestry, fisheries, agriculture, water production and conservation biology. These applications demonstrate the importance of ecology in seeking to understand and explain our Earth, and how humans can better co-exist with nature in an increasingly anthropogenically-modified environment. This provides the theme for this conference: how the science of ecology can contribute to developing and implementing solutions for our planet in the throes of a biodiversity crisis and a changing climate. Ecological science is fundamental to informing policy but the next generation of practising ecologists will need to work more closely with economists, political scientists, historians, human geographers and social scientists to develop ecologically sustainable practices. Call for symposia proposals close 11 March 2019. Registrations open 10 June 2019. Click here for more information.

ASBS–NZPCN 2019 - Wellington NZ, 24-28 November 2019

'Taxonomy for Plant Conservation'. We invite you to a joint conference of the Australasian Systematic Botany Society and the New Zealand Plant Conservation Network—an exciting opportunity to connect with people who are passionate about science and conservation of native plants in New Zealand and Australia. The conference will be held at Wellington’s premier conference venue, the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Get up to date information from our stimulating and comprehensive range of speaker presentations. Explore Wellington’s forests and rugged coastlines on our field trips. Network with people involved in a wide variety of plant conservation work. Discuss and learn at our workshops. Take a tour of the Te Papa Herbarium (WELT) and Otari Native Botanic Gardens. Click here for more information.

22nd Australasian Weeds Conference - Adelaide SA, 25–29 October 2020

In October 2020 the Weed Management Society South Australia will host the 22nd Australasian Weeds Conferenceat the Adelaide Oval. This biannual Australasian event comes to Adelaide once every 14 years, and is an opportunity not to be missed. To be held at the iconic Adelaide Oval. Click here for more information.