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Events and Conferences

Science at the Shine Dome 2016

Australian Academy of Science, Canberra. 24-26 May, 2016

In May each year, Australia’s foremost physical and biological scientists gather to honour outstanding work in science. At Science at the Shine Dome, national awards are made, high achievers are admitted to Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Science, and there is a high-powered symposium on an issue of national importance. In addition, the meeting aims to enthuse and educate young researchers.

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6th National NRM Knowledge Conference

Novotel Pacific Bay, Coffs Harbour NSW. 6-8 June, 2016

The National NRM Knowledge Conference has been held biennially for the past 5 years. The Conference theme People, Planet and Profits represents the ‘three pillars’ of a triple bottom line approach to regional NRM, and will be explored through a series of innovative speakers and presentations.

This Conference will bring together over 300 regional NRM practitioners from regional NRM organisations, Australian and State/Territory agencies and non-government organisations, to share knowledge and experiences in Natural Resource Management.

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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.

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10th Meeting of the International Pest Risk Research Group (IPRRG)

Parma, Italy. 23-26 August 2016

The IPRRG, first convened in 2007 as the International Pest Risk Mapping Workgroup, is a dedicated group of research scientists and pest risk practitioners that aims to develop enhanced pest risk modelling and mapping methods through rigorous and innovative research focused on the key challenges faced by the discipline.

Oral and poster presentations are invited on all aspects of pest risk research. Pests include “any species, strain or biotype of plant, animal, or pathogenic agent, injurious to plants” or animals. Presentations on advances in modelling and mapping risks (e.g. pathway analysis, species distribution modelling, spread modelling, uncertainty analysis, climate change impacts and vector-borne disease risk), impact assessment, and communicating risks to policy makers are particularly welcomed.

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Conservation Through Sustainable Use of Wildlife Conference

Pullman Brisbane King George Square, Brisbane QLD. 30 August – 1 September, 2016

Wildlife and habitat conservation has traditionally been conducted via a public and private reserve network system. However, there has been concern that this type of conservation alone does not adequately provide for long-term conservation of some species. One alternative conservation pathway to this reserve system is conservation through the sustainable use of wildlife. Managing wildlife as an important resource is one strategy among many that together can achieve important conservation goals.

The original “Conservation through Sustainable Use of Wildlife” conference was held at The University of Queensland’s St Lucia in February 1994. This landmark event brought together landholders, scientists, industry and NGO representatives to discuss this important topic. More than two decades have passed since the original conference and the sustainable use of wildlife continues to be an important conservation tool throughout Australia and New Zealand – and further afield. Now is a great time to review this important field of conservation and provide some input and guidance for the future.

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20th Australasian Weeds Conference

Perth, Western Australia. 11-15 September, 2016

The bi-annual Australasian Weeds Conference is sponsored by the Council of Australasian Weed Societies. The 20th AWC will be in Perth in September 2016.

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9th International Conference on Biological Invasions (NEOBIOTA)

Vianden, Luxembourg. 14-16 September 2016

Biological invasions are one of the components of global change, causing dramatic impacts on biodiversity and ecosystems. NEOBIOTA 2016 will provide an international high-level forum to discuss how invaders respond to environmental change and their feed-backs.

The conference will also concentrate on the most recent studies about the ecological and evolutionary characteristics of invaders, invaded ecosystems and their management.

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The 5th Qld Pest Animal Symposium

Rydges Southbank Townsville, 7-10 November 2016

In 2016 we are anticipating an attendance of 150 – 200 delegates over the three days of the Symposium. With the chosen theme of Options, Obstacles & Outcomes we anticipate to cover topics such as new and existing management tools, decision support, costs and benefits, community initiatives, social issues, resource issues, cutting-edge research and the what, where and why of options, obstacles & outcomes.

Ample time will be scheduled for networking and discussion during the Symposium and social program, which will consist of a Welcome Reception, Symposium Dinner and Industry Breakfast. Field trips will be held on Wednesday 9 November 2016 to showcase research and management activities of peri urban and rural pest animal issues affecting North Queensland. Trade displays will be exhibited throughout the Symposium.

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17th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference

Hotel Realm, Canberra. 1-4 May, 2017

The Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference is a not-for-profit event held every three years to bring together researchers, land managers, students and policy makers dealing with pest animals. The 17th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference will be held at the Hotel Realm, next to the Parliamentary Triangle in Canberra, 1-4 May 2017. The Conference is proudly hosted by the Invasive Animals CRC.

The conference program will comprise presentations on control initiatives, innovations in research, management and policy and the latest research outcomes. Ample time will be scheduled for networking and discussion during breaks in the scientific program and during the social program, which will include a Welcome Reception and Conference Dinner.

The aim of the conference is to bring people involved in pest animal research and management together from Australasia and elsewhere, to network with other like-minded people, including, but not limited to: researchers and students involved in pest management, State government agencies, Federal and international government agencies, Local government pest officers and councillors, landowners and managers, Natural Resource Management bodies, members of conservation agencies and Industry bodies, contractors and community project officers.

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