Conference 2012: Lincoln University

New Zealand Ecological Society Conference 2012

Sunday 25 November (student-only day) to Thursday 29 November (field trip day)

Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand


Conference programme

The conference timetable has now been finalised and can be viewed here:

NZES Timetable Oral Presentations (pdf)

Session numbers for talk names (pdf)


The theme is: Is New Zealand ecology on solid foundations?

The conference will address the theoretical and natural history underpinnings of ecological research in New Zealand and ask whether they are adequate to meet the demands of New Zealand's rapidly changing modern environments.

Confirmed keynote speakers are Richard Hobbs, Trevor Worthy, Hamish Campbell, J. Bastow Wilson, and Lesley Hughes (winner of the Ecological Society of Australia award last year).

We will also celebrate 50 years of teaching ecology at Lincoln University.

The conference will include the following symposia topics:

• Restoration Ecology
• Microbial Ecology
• Plant Functional Traits
• Drylands Research
• Next Generation Sequencing
• Wildlife Management and Conservation
• Community-led Projects
• Data Archiving

There will also be general sessions in the conference for papers which do not readily fit into these symposia.

Student Day Presentations

As part of the student day, attendees are invited to do a short (5 minute) presentation of their research (past, on-going or future). This is intended to be a valuable learning experience with feedback provided to improve students’ presentation skills. If you wish to do a presentation for the student day, please submit your abstract as per the instructions below, but detail that your abstract is for the student day. 


The online registration page is open

The link for online registration includes conference fee, accommodation on campus, dinners on campus, conference dinner, T-shirt & the field trips.


Other conference information and pdf's

Information about conference field trips Field Trip Details.pdf

Accommodation is available at Lincoln University in single-bed study rooms with shared bathroom facilities at $75.00 per person per night for bed and breakfast and is able to be booked when registering on-line

Information regarding the conference t-shirt including size and design information and sample image of the conference t-shirt (may be subject to change)  T-shirt Sizes.pdf

Information about conference accommodation not on campus Accomodation List.pdf


Travelling to and from Lincoln

See for information about travelling to and from Lincoln.

Timetable for bus from Airport to Central City Airport-sumner.pdf

Timetable for bus from Christchurch city centre to Lincoln:


Instructions for Presenters, Posters and Session Chairs

Instructions for Presenters, Posters and Session Chairs docx

Please contact the conference organizer ([email protected]) if you have any queries.


NZES Session Number Document.pdf229.92 KB