Events and Conferences
ABARES Regional Outlook Conferences 2015
All states and the Northern Territory, between April and October, 2015
The ABARES Regional Outlook conferences are one-day events and are an opportunity to hear from ABARES researchers, local producers, industry representatives and business people, and discuss issues relevant to your region.
Registration is free of charge but pre-conference enrolment is essential. Each conference program includes forecasts for key agricultural commodities, an economic overview, weather and climate trends, local challenges such as labour and water issues and case studies from innovative regional businesses.
Delegates include producers and growers, bankers, consultants, regional development and NRM agencies, local business owners, state and local government staff and many others with an interest in the future of their region
North East Victorian Carp Conference
Main Lecture Theatre, La Trobe University, Wodonga. 21 July 2015
This conference will provide an opportunity for land managers, landcare groups, fishing club members and others interested in the health of our river systems to access the latest information on carp and their control.
The conference will bring together leading researchers to speak about carp topics including carp as an invasive species, population modelling, their vulnerabilities, control methods, an update on the biological control Herptovirus, local populations, case studies, carp removal in a regulated river system and disposal of carp. There will be an opportunity for panel discussions with presenters.
Australian Citizen Science Conference 2015
The Shine Dome, Canberra 23-24 July 2015
Citizen Science is a partnership between individuals and scientists for investigating pressing questions about the world. The purpose of this conference is bring together the Australian Citizen Science community to share skills and ideas and encourage collaboration. Australian practitioners will lead interactive workshops with internationally recognised experts, highlighting good practice for creating and delivering successful Citizen Science projects. Anyone involved in Citizen Science is welcome to join in – it’s an opportunity to share your experiences, insights, questions and ideas.
More information: http://csna.gaiaresources.com.au/wordpress/conference/.
Agricultural Bioscience International Conference (ABIC2015)
Melbourne Convention Centre, Victoria, 7-9 September 2015
The Agricultural Bioscience International Conference 2015 is the premier global meeting, which promotes innovation in bioscience to ensure sustainable food, feed, fibre and fuel security as the climate changes.
This year’s animal bioscience program will explore the complexities of interacions between microbes and animals and the application of new technologies to the improvement of productivity, health and reproductive performance. The plant bioscience program will explore the complexities of interactions between microbes and plants and the application of new technologies to the advancement of crop yields and farm productivity. Lead researchers from organisations that are challenging our understanding of agricultural biotechnology will tackle the constraints to innovation and commercialisation.
Registration is now open.
Conference website: http://www.abic.ca/abic2015/
Australian Society for Fish Biology Conference 2015
University of Technology, Sydney, 11-14 October 2015
The conference will seek to incorporate scientific developments with the social, economic and management considerations that underpin an integrative approach to fisheries ecology and management, and support outcomes towards improved sustainable practices. This year The Australian Society for Fish Biology is partnering with the 5th International Symposium on Stock Enhancement and Sea Ranching (ISSESR), which will run as an independent session throughout the course of the conference alongside the ASFB sessions.
Conference website: http://asfbconf.asnevents.com.au/
Tropical Agriculture Conference (TropAg2015)
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Queensland. 16-18 November, 2015
The goal of the conference is to bring together many of the leading scientific voices and facilitate cross-border collaboration, new project development and technology transfer – with a focus on the delivery of a diverse range of tropical and subtropical agricultural scientific advances for the food, plant and animal industries.
The conference is designed to focus on research advances within the agriculture industries located in the subtropics and tropics including livestock (beef, dairy, pork, poultry) grain and pulse crops, sugarcane and horticultural crops. We anticipate the research will cover a diverse range of aspects that are both pre-farm gate and post-farm gate but with a clear focus on agricultural products most of which are used for food.
Conference website: http://tropagconference.com.au/
2015 Australasian Wildlife Management Society Annual Conference (AWMS2015)
Mercure Hotel, Perth WA. 23-26 November, 2015
The major theme of the conference is Wildlife Management in a Changing Environment: Australia’s environment is dynamic, and therefore our tools and approaches to wildlife management necessarily have to adapt to our changing environment. Climatic, biological, and social challenges need to be met to ensure the future of our fauna.
There are a number of possible symposia under this theme:
- Wildlife management & extraction industries
- From management to stewardship
- Engineering ecosystems
- Fence it out/Fence it in
- Canid management in complex systems – tools, techniques, and tensions
- Feral cats – a new dawn
- Wildlife management education and engagement
- Remote surveillance
Call for abstracts is now open and closes on 31st August.
Conference website: http://www.awms.org.au/conference
9th International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions (ICMB-IX)
Sydney, Australia. 19-21 January 2016
The Themes and sessions for the ICMB IX, 2016 are:
- Advances in risk assessment for invasive species
- How invaders get around – invasion pathways and their management
- Responses of invaders to changing global environments
- Impacts of invaders on native ecosystems
- Invader ecology
- Biotic resistance
- Management and eradication
- Vectors and propagule pressure
- Urbanized estuaries and coasts
- Native species restoration
- Marine pest surveillance
- Genetics of invasions
- Invasions in industry
- Climate-mediated range expansions
The Scientific Steering Committee invites submission of abstracts for oral or poster presentations for the 9th International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions (ICMB IX), 19-21 January, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. We welcome abstracts from researchers, students and practitioners from all sectors that report new developments in marine bioinvasions science and policy.
Abstracts should be submitted before the 7th August 2015 deadline for consideration.
Conference website: http://www.marinebioinvasions.info/index
Species on the Move 2016: Detection, impacts, prediction and adaptation
Hobart, Tasmania. 9-12 February 2016
The global redistribution of our planets’ species is widely recognised as a fingerprint of climate change, creating significant current and future challenges for biodiversity conservation, natural resource management and food production systems. Additionally, the pervasiveness of species range shifts provides us with unique opportunities to advance our understanding of biogeography, evolutionary ecology and macroecology.
Species on the Move is an international and interdisciplinary conference of interest to scientists and natural resource managers working in the disciplines of global change, biogeography and evolution, and relevant in contexts of natural resource management, biodiversity and conservation, and theoretical ecology.
Species responses to climate change is a rapidly evolving research field, however, much of our progress is being made within independent research areas: e.g. understanding the processes vs responding to the implications, terrestrial vs marine ecosystems, global meta-analyses vs in depth species-specific approaches. This interdisciplinary conference will develop connections between these parallel streams, and across temporal and spatial scales. Species on the Move aims to deliver state-of-the-art analysis, inspiring visions and innovative research methods arising from the latest research in climate change ecology. Selected presentations and workshop outputs from the conference will have the opportunity to be considered for a virtual special issue in the prestigious Global Change Biology journal.
Conference website: http://www.speciesonthemove.com/
Island Arks Symposium IV
Norfolk Island. 20-27 February, 2016
The Symposium will be attended by: scientists, managers, decision makers, residents, and custodians. Students are encouraged to attend and there will be a discounted student registration fee. We invite the international community and specifically encourage those from neighbouring areas in Asia, New Zealand and the greater Pacific region. There will be discussion panels, workshops and field trips during the symposia.
Symposium Themes will include Conservation tourism, island translocations, new advances in pest control and eradication, marine and island ecosystem linkages, restoration economics and global seabird ecology linkages.
Submission of Abstracts is now open and will close on the 31st July 2015.
Conference website: http://islandarks.com.au/island-ark-symposiums/island-arks-symposium-iv/
10th International Rangeland Congress 2016
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. 17-22 July, 2016
Held every 3-5 years,the aim of the International Rangeland Congress is to promote the interchange of scientific and technical information on all aspects of rangelands: research, planning, development, management, extension, education and training.
Conference website: http://2016canada.rangelandcongress.org/