Events and Conferences

NEOBIOTA 2014: 8th European Conference on Biological Invasions

Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Antalya, Turkey 3-8 November 2014

The progressing and escalating threats posed by invasive alien species in Europe suggest that inmediate cooperative, specific planning is necessary if we are to have any chanche to halt biodiversity loss. Scientific, technical, political and legal actions need to be put in place urgently in order to diminish the ecological and economic impacts of biological invasions.

In this framework, NEOBIOTA 2014 will provide an international high-level forum to incorporate reserach into decision making processes an management of invasive alien species. NEOBIOTA will constitute an important opportunity to advance the dialogue and strengthen cooperation between the scientific community, conservation agencies, stakeholders, and policy and decision makers.

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IUCN World Parks Congress

Sydney, Australia. 12-19 November, 2014

The IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 is a landmark global forum on protected areas. The Congress will share knowledge and innovation, setting the agenda for protected areas conservation for the decade to come. Building on the theme “Parks, people, planet: inspiring solutions”, it will present, discuss and create original approaches for conservation and development, helping to address the gap in the conservation and sustainable development agenda.

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Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia Conference

Nouméa, Complexe Nouvata Parc, New Caledonia. 17-21 November, 2014

This conference aims to bring together land managers, scientists and practitioners who work in biodiversity restoration at a time of significance for the region’s species, ecosystems and landscapes with a focus on restoration of degraded sites, in particular in island regions.

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Australian Water Association Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Practice

One day forum on 25 Nov (Melbourne), 26 Nov (Brisbane) & 27 Nov (Sydney), 2014

Advocating a more coherent approach to natural resource management, topics include:

  • The Nexus in practice in agricultural innovation
  • Catchment scale landscape planning for water sensitive cities-regions in an age of climate change; and
  • Mining and responsible governance of natural resources

Hear from some of Australia’s most influential and engaging leaders from the water, agricultural and energy sectors including Dr Jamie Pittock, ANU Water Initiative / UNESCO; Dr Steven Kenway, Research Group Leader, Water-Energy-Carbon, UQ and Prof Neil McIntyre, Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry.

Join this one-day forum designed to share inter-related expertise.  Registration and program at:

2014 Australasian Wildlife Management Conference (AWMS)

Pullman King George Square, Brisbane QLD. 2-4 December, 2014

The major theme of the conference is Wildlife Management in Australasia. The conference is open to all areas of wildlife management and all wildlife managers are encouraged to participate.

Abstracts on any significant advancement to Australasian wildlife management are sought, and the conference symposia will be organised based on the abstracts received. In addition to this we also have two focused symposia: Wildlife Management in the Resource Sector and Wildlife Management on Inhabited Islands.

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2014 State Biosecurity Forum (WA)

Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle WA. 4 December, 2014

While Western Australia is free from many animal and plant pests and diseases, border protection is paramount to halt their entry and establishment. We do however have some rogue pests and diseases that challenge us with their attempts to be part of the landscape.

This forum provides an opportunity to hear from leading experts in biosecurity and to discuss some of the solutions to pressing biosecurity issues facing industry and communities.

Speakers for the forum include:

  • Andreas Glanznig, Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre: Pest management and innovation in an age of smaller Government and fewer land managers.
  • Stephen Hopper, University of Western Australia: Weeds at home: observations and theory from travels in the western Mediterranean and South Africa.
  • Susanna Driessen, Plant Health Australia: Emergency Response and Preparedness.

The forum will provide the opportunity for those with a keen interest in maintaining and protecting WA’s agricultural industries and aquatic and terrestrial environments.

The draft Western Australian State Biosecurity Strategy will be released for public comment at the forum.

Cost is $150 for individuals, $75 for students (includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea). Registrations close 26 November.

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Pest Animal Forum

Mount Hope Hall, Mount Hope, NSW. 12 December, 2014

As part of the Mallee Recovery project, the Invasive Animals CRC is holding a one day pest animal forum at the Mount Hope hall. Members of the public, landowners and managers are invited to come along and learn from various experts about pests and how to control them and reduce their damage.

The forum will be held at the Mount Hope Hall on 12th December 2014. The day will kick off at 10am with presentations on pest animals and their control. Practical demonstrations for using traps and baits will be run in the afternoon. We will aim to finish up by 4pm. Food and drinks will be provided.

RSVP by 21st November to Jason Wishart ( or Stuart Brown (, or Phone: (08) 8207 7836.
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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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