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Events and Conferences

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.

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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.

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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.

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ABARES Outlook Conference 2016

National Convention Centre, Canberra. 1-2 March 2016

ABARES Outlook is the premier information and networking forum for agriculture sector stakeholders.

The Outlook 2016 theme is Investing in agriculture – growing our future. This recognises the need for ongoing investment in the agriculture sector to ensure its future success – in land to increase scale; in technology to enhance productivity; in people to ensure the skills needed to capture the opportunities of a modern industry and to create succession opportunities. On the supply side it recognises the new and increasingly diverse sources of capital available to agriculture and alternative financing models that are providing opportunities for farmers

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The Business of Innovation (CRCA conference)

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, 7-9 March 2016

The 2016 CRC Association conference will explore the importance of business and industry working with science to create innovation, and how to foster these relationships.

We are excited to announce that our conference next year will join onto the World Science Festival, also being held in Brisbane, the first time it has been held outside of New York.

Professor Ian Frazer AC will deliver the Ralph Slatyer Address on Science and Society.

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Marine and Freshwater Invasive Species (MFIS)

Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2-4 May 2016

This is the next conference on Aquatic Invasive Species following the meeting in Oman (Feb. 2014). Like the previous one, its goals are to bring together leading researchers from across the world to share the current state of knowledge on the biology, ecology, impacts, risks, and management of AIS and their vectors. To account for important invasion processes outside marine habitats, freshwater studies have been incorporated to the present conference.

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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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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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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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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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