Upcoming conferences


Understanding Resource Management Reform

31 October - 1 November, 2013
Stamford Plaza, Auckland

Examining changes within phase two of the Resource Management Act, this conference will provide a critical overview of the amendments and their impacts. Learn about the potential changes to Sections 6 and 7, resource management plans, housing affordability and freshwater reforms. You will also hear recommendations from council and legal experts which will help you to determine how the amendments might affect your work or industry.

Featuring topical presentations from legal experts and councils:

• Understanding the unique process for the Auckland Unitary Plan
• Minimising quantity and maximising quality of resource management plans
• The role of the RMA in housing affordability and land availability
• Engaging with and involving iwi in resource consenting

Conferenz is pleased to offer New Zealand Ecological Society members a 10% discount off the conference price (including both super saver and early bird rates). To claim your discount, use the web code B0TNZA or mention this email when registering by phone (09) 912 3616. Super Saver closes 5pm, 2 September 2013.

For a full agenda of the conference and related workshops, please visit www.conferenz.co.nz/rmr

See the conference flyer: Understanding Resource Management Reforms.pdf



The Behaviour2013 conference is a joint meeting of the 33rd International Ethological Conference (IEC) and the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB).

4 - 8 August, 2013, The Sage Gateshead, NewcastleGateshead, UK

With over 750 papers submitted so far the event is shaping up to be a packed 5 days of talks, keynotes, symposia and posters. Register your place by visiting www.iec2013.com and clicking 'Book Now'.

For conference updates visit the conference website, email [email protected], or follow  on twitter @BehavEvol.

Download the conference poster by clicking here - http://iec2013.com/downloads/Behaviour-A4 -poster-2013.pdf



Marine Molecular Ecology

August 11-16, 2013
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong, China




NZ Biosecurity Institute: NETS 2013

31 July–2 August 2013
Shantytown, Greymouth


6th International Symposium on the Biology and Ecology of Galling Arthropods and related Endophytes

4–8 August 2013
O’Reillys Rainforest Retreat, Queensland, Australia


INTECOL 11 Congress

Ecology—Into the Next 100 Years
18–23 August 2013
London, UK


22nd International Grassland Congress

Revitalising grasslands to sustain our communities
15–19 September 2013
Sydney, Australia
Poster abstract submission deadline: 30 November 2012


Conservation Incorporated Conference

What’s ahead for community-based conservation in NZ?
Hosted by the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust
17–18 October 2013

2013 Australasian Wildlife Management Society Conference

Advances in reintroduction of Australisan fauna 1993–2013
20–22 November
Massey University, Palmerston North
Contact: [email protected]

EcoTas13: Joint NZES & ESA Conference

24–29 November 2013
The Aotea Centre, Auckland
Abstract deadline: 28 June 2013


9th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation & Protected Areas

2–6 December 2013
University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji
Registration closes 31 August 2013

Australasian Ornithological Conference

4–7 December 2013
Abstract deadline: 1 June 2013
Registration opens: 1 May 2013
[email protected]


16th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference
26-29 May 2014, Brisbane Queensland Australia


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 16th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference will be held at the Pullman King George Square, in the CBD of Brisbane, Queensland 26-29 May 2014. The last time the conference was held in Queensland was 1987.

The Conference is proudly hosted by Biosecurity Queensland (part of the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry) and supported by the Queensland Weed Society. The 2014 conference will incorporate the Queensland Pest Animal Symposium, a biennial conference aimed at those interested in pest animal management issues of particular relevance to Queensland. The Queensland Weeds Society is a proud supporter of the Queensland Pest Animal Symposium and will continue this association through support of the 16th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference.

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
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.

It is anticipated that 200-300 delegates will attend over the three days of the conference.

The conference program will consist of presentations on control initiatives, innovations in research, management and policy and the latest research outcomes. The conference will focus on Management of vertebrate pest animals across the landscape.


Island Biology 2014

7–11 July 2014
Hawaii, USA
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