Events and Conferences

60th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Mammal Society

Melbourne Zoo, Victoria. 7-10 July, 2014

An exciting program is being developed, including Professors Tim Flannery and John Woinarski being confirmed as keynotes, and a free pre-conference student workshop on July 6th “Getting your story out: communicating science to general audiences” run by Jenny Martin (lecturer in science communication at the University of Melbourne and regular radio presenter on 102.7FM 3RRR’s Einstein A-Go-Go and Breakfast).

The main meeting will run Monday 7 July to Wednesday 9 July. This will be followed by a one day symposium Thursday 10 July on the Ecological Roles of Predators. The symposium will include both terrestrial and marine predators, their role in ecosystem restoration and other relevant topics.

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5th International Conference on Rodent Biology and Management

Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China, 25th – 29th August 2014

This 5th International Conference on Rodent Biology and Management (ICRBM) provides an opportunity for the international community to exchange information, discuss interdisciplinary studies and promote international collaboration in scientific research on rodent biology and management. The conference is hosted by the International Society of Zoological Sciences and the Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences and will be held at Glory Hotel, Zhengzhou, Henan, China, 25-29 August 2014.

Abstracts are due by 14th June, 2014

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National Landcare Conference and Awards

Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne, 17-19 September 2014.

This year’s National Landcare Conference promises to be an exciting celebration of 25 years of Landcare as a national program with a focus on the future and what this means for Landcare, with a program based on the theme – Celebrating our history – growing our future.

The three day Conference will include a day of field trips to a number of Landcare projects in Victoria. The National Landcare Awards gala dinner will take place on September 18th at the World Heritage listed, Royal Exhibition Building, featuring 69 finalists in nine categories from across the country.

Abstracts are sought by Sunday May 4th around the following core topics. Registration will open in May.

  • Sustainable agriculture – Challenges for the future and improving productivity
  • Environment – Sustaining and improving physical environment
  • A celebration of Landcare’s History
  • Community/social environment – volunteering, collaboration, building & sharing knowledge
  • Embracing our future

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2014 Climate Adaptation Conference: Future Challenges

Gold Coast, Queensland. 30 September – 2 October, 2014

The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility invites you to its annual conference, Climate Adaptation 2014: Future Challenges. This is a national conference focused on the information needed to ensure Australia is adapting well to climate change. The conference will bring together researchers, practitioners and decision makers to share knowledge and research approaches that inform policy and practice in planning for climate change.

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National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) National Congress 2014

Canberra. 20-21 October, 2014

‘Producing our Future’ will see over 350 representatives from government, industry and the wider agricultural supply chain join together to explore core business, challenging viewpoints and blue-sky opportunities for agriculture at the grass-roots, Australian and global levels.

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AusBiotech 2014 national conference

Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Queensland. 29-31 October, 2014

The AusBiotech national conference is the largest annual gathering of biotechnology experts in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region.

This year’s conference theme ‘Life Science = Future. Jobs. Exports.’ brings our focus to the developments in biotechnology and the life sciences industry that will significantly boost Australia’s economic performance and build our nation.

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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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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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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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