Events and Conferences
2013 SA Vertebrate Pest Forum
Plant Research Centre Auditorium, Waite Campus, Adelaide. 14-15 May 2013.
Registrations are sought from vertebrate pest practitioners across the State and everyone with an interest in vertebrate pest management.
Registration for the forum is free, however attendance is limited to 120 people, with attendees being asked to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements. An optional dinner will be offered at the Edinburgh Hotel (7 High Street Mitcham) on Tuesday night for which participants will be asked to pay $50 to cover catering costs.
It’s expected that the forum will begin mid-morning on Tuesday 14 May and conclude by mid afternoon on Wednesday 15 May. A comprehensive agenda for the event will be provided once speakers are confirmed but agreed themes include:
- Reports from local projects / Case Studies
- Emerging Pests / Incursion Management
- Achieving Best Practice
- New Products & Methodologies
Registrations must be received no later than Friday 22nd March 2013. Please contact Ilona Macdonald (Ilona.Macdonald2@sa.gov.au) for more information.
LINK: download Registration Form [500kb PDF]
CRCA Collaborate Innovate 2013
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Victoria Australia. 15-17 May 2013
Collaborate | Innovate | 2013 will put collaboration under the microscope. What works? What doesn’t? You’ll hear from experts in collaboration and find out about how better collaboration can help your ideas have a greater impact.
The Impact through Collaboration Conference will focus on turning research into outcomes. Whether following a commercial route to market, producing knowledge to inform policy or demonstrating better ways for an industry to do things, many pieces of the jigsaw must come together for research to make an impact. Collaboration is a key component to research impact. Different skills and networks are needed to move from an idea to impact. Creating research impact is too important to leave to chance.
More information and registration is available at: http://conference.crca.asn.au/
Invasive Alien Predators: policy, research and management in Europe
Nordkalotten Hotell, Luleå, Sweden, 16-18 June 2013.
Invasion by non-native (alien) species has been recognized as one of the main threats to global biodiversity. Among introduced species, predators have had the largest effect on native fauna globally. Today, the impact of invasive alien species (IAS) is a major concern throughout the world and their management and control will continue to be a huge challenge for conservation biologists and managers during the coming decades.
With this conference we want to demonstrate successful management of IAS, with a main focus on invasive predators, to both relevant authorities and the public by presenting European IAS projects as case studies. Gathering policy makers, authorities and managers from the EU-level down to the regional level will also provide an opportunity to discuss and share what needs to be done, by whom, how it should be done and how to pay the bill.
For more information please see: ( click for conference website)
2013 Indian Myna Conference
CSIRO Discovery Centre, Canberra, ACT, 19th June 2013.
For more information please contact: Bill Handke (firstname.lastname@example.org)
POPCAANZ 2013 Conference
Sofitel Hotel, Brisbane Australia. 24-26 June 2013.
The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (popcaanz) is hosting its 4th Annual International Conference in June. Individual and group papers that explore all aspects of popular culture and the everyday are invited.
For more information see: http://popcaanz.com/conference-information-2013/
8th International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 20-22 August 2013.
This year’s conference entitled “Biological Invasions in Changing Waters: Envelopes, Estuaries, and Evolution” will be centered around 5 key themes:
- Defining the environmental niche space of invaders using empirical and theoretical tools
- Evaluating the success of invaders in transitionary waters such as estuaries and waters that are changing as a result of anthropogenic activities
- Determining invaders’ responses to changing waters during transport
- Evaluating vectors for invaders and modes of transport
- Examining management, rapid response, the eradication of invaders and efforts to restore ecosystems
For more information see: www.icmb.info
20th International Conference of Environmental Indicators
Trier University, Germany. 16-19 September, 2013
Indicators in Environmental Monitoring: Standardization, Assessment and Policy
The use of indicators to monitor our environment and to inform and diagnose environmental hazards and their impacts remains a challenge. Standardization of these monitoring efforts is of great importance in order to get reliable data for an accurate assessment of the current state of the environment and to thus form the basis for policy. This international conference will bring together experts from government departments, consultancies, and academia to meet this challenge.
Detailed information is available at: http://www.icei2013.com/
9th European Vertebrate Pest Management Conference
Turku, Finland. 22-27 September, 2013.
The Finnish Forest Research Institute Metla and the University of Turku are pleased to host the 9th European Vertebrate Pest Management Conference.
The biennial meeting is a forum for all involved in basic research in vertebrate biology and ecology, methodology and legislation and their application in wildlife management. Its focus is on Europe but participants and contributions from other regions of the world are welcome.
Symposia will be organized in the following broad topics:
- Ecologically based pest management
- Agricultural pest management
- Silvicultural pest management
- Urban pest management
- Zoonoses and parasites
- Invasive vertebrates
- Chemical control – methods and alternatives
- Human – animal social conflicts
To download the first announcement and for more information please visit the EVPMC9 website: www.evpmc.org
2013 AMRRIC (Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities) Conference
Alice Springs Convention Centre, Northern Territory. 15-16 October, 2013.
AMRRIC (Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities), in partnership with the Australian Institute of Animal Management Inc (AIAM) will hold it’s annual conference in Alice Springs this year. The conference is an opportunity for people working in the fields of animal management and education in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to come together at a national level to share their experiences, stimulate discussion, update research, and share hopes and plans for bettering outcomes for communities.
The theme for this year’s conference is Meeting in the Middle: A cooperative approach to animal management in remote Indigenous communities.
- More information: http://www.amrric.org/news/conference2013.
- Download call for abstracts brochure
- Submit your abstract online
2nd International Congress on Biological Invasions (ICBI 2013)
Qingdao, China. 23-27 October, 2013.
The Congress will continue to facilitate the exchange of cutting edge research and the tracking of technical progress on managing Invasive Alien Species eco-rationally and sustainably. The Congress will also address the gaps between research and field applications, key links between biological invasions, ecological safety and food safety, as well as the relationships between climate change and biological invasions.
More detailed information is available at: http://www.icbi2013.org/.
AWMS Annual Conference 2013
Massey University, Palmerston North New Zealand. 20-22 November, 2013.
This year’s annual conference of the Australasian Wildlife Management Society will be held at Massey University in New Zealand. The theme in 2013 is “Advances in Reintroduction of Australasian Fauna 1993-2013“.
The call for abstracts will open in May.
Call for Abstracts open – May 2013
Call for Abstracts close – July 2013
Authors notified of acceptance – August 2012
Preliminary program available – August/September 2012
Closing date for Practitioner Award Submissions – 31 August 2013
Registrations open – 20 June 2013
Early bird closing date – 2 October 2013
More information is available at: http://www.onqconferences.com.au/events/awms2013/index.html
26th Vertebrate Pest Conference (USA)
Hilton Waikoloa Village, Big Island, Hawaii. 3-6 March, 2014
Save the date! Details on the conference will be added to the website as they are developed.
Conference website: http://www.vpconference.org/