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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.

Botanic Gardens Day Australia and New Zealand – 26 May 2019

Botanic gardens, arboretum and gardens in Australia and New Zealand will celebrate the vital work botanic gardens do for plant conservation. Botanic Gardens Australia and New Zealand Inc. is expecting the 4th Botanic Gardens Day to be the biggest event yet, with over 100 gardens and arboretum set to be involved. Register an event here. 

2019 Australian Biosecurity Symposium – Gold Coast, QLD, 12-13 June 2019

Animal Health Australia (AHA), the Invasive Species Council (ISC) and the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions (CISS) are excited to announce the inaugural 2019 Australian Biosecurity Symposium. Our Symposium will provide the ideal platform for diverse cross sectoral discussion, where new concepts are introduced, ideas are shared and tested, advice is sought and given, and new partnerships built. The Symposium theme is preventative biosecurity and focuses on: Preventative biosecurity practices; Research, innovations and outside-of-the-box thinking; and the exchange of knowledge and ideas across the biosecurity collective – agriculture (animals and plants) invasive species, weeds, wildlife, aquatics and the environment. Early bird registration is open until 29 March 2019. 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 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.

2019 Orchid Conservation Symposium – Melbourne VIC, 18-19 June 2019

17% of all of Australia’s Nationally threatened flora are orchids, with the majority of these species found in south eastern Australia, making orchid conservation a national priority. Hosted by the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (RBGV), the two-day workshop will bring together community groups, practitioners and scientists in a workshop to engage and educate the community on current conservation research in the field and to increase collaboration between the community, practitioners and scientists. Increased knowledge sharing and network building through collaborations will reduced the risk of vulnerable or near threatened species becoming endangered. Click here for more information

SAVE THE DATE: Nature City Seminar – Perth WA, 26-28 June 2019

An innovative seminar to improve WA’s capacity to better manage, enhance, design and connect with nature in urban areas. A 2-day seminar and 1-day field trips to showcase the latest research and best practice case studies from across WA’s urban areas. Call for sponsorship now open. Contact here for more information.

SAVE THE DATE: WA State NRM and Coastal Conference – Perth WA, 1-4 October 2019

The WA Landcare Network (WALN) is pleased to invite you to be part of the next biennial WA State NRM and Coastal Conference at Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, WA. WALN will be aiming to make the event relevant, inspiring, interesting and inclusive for all landcare stakeholders from the coasts, the cities, the towns, the farms, the rangelands, and out on country. We will keep you posted on all developments and provide a program as soon as we can. Updates and information will also be available via our Facebook and the conference website.

BGANZ Congress 2019 – Wellington NZ, 20-23 October 2019

Plants from the past: plants for the future. Plants have brought Australasian Botanic Gardens together though BGANZ every 2 years since 2003. They have canvassed a range of roles and perceived roles for botanic gardens. They have been about education, conservation, their roles in communities and any number of shades of these themes. 2019 returns to basics – it is all about the plants. Science, education, recreation, conservation, community outreach – they are all dependent on plants. Click here for more information.

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.