The NSW Adaptation Hub’s Biodiversity Node, led by Macquarie University and the Office of Environment & Heritage, is hosting six events in Sydney, Parramatta, Bathurst, Armidale, Wollongong and Queanbeyan. Each event will focus on adaptation planning for species and ecosystems and will present the latest research, new initiatives, methods, case studies and web tools to support adaptation planning for species and ecosystems in your local region. Natural resource managers, decision-makers, adaptation practitioners, planners, scientists and conservation practitioners are invited. Come and engage with leading biodiversity adaptation researchers and other practitioners from across NSW! Registration is free. Click here for more information and to register.
The PLC18 conference at QUT Gardens Point brings together participants from all corners of Australia to celebrate the importance of private land conservation. PLC18 comes alive with stories of landholders, businesses, conservation professionals, indigenous organisations and many others who are helping grow Australia’s private protected areas from thousands to millions of hectares. The theme “Accelerating Connection” - points to the importance of connection across land, people and landscapes, the centrality of connectivity for species and ecosystems. PLC18 is inspired by Queensland’s innovation ecosystem and the networks, energy and expansive thinking that drives it. Click here for more information and to register.
ESA18 will be held at the Royal International Convention Centre (RICC) in Brisbane. Located at the interface between temperate and tropical Australia, the Brisbane region hosts an enormous range of habitats. More than 400 bird species have been observed in the Brisbane area, and conference trips will treat attendees to a smorgasbord of biodiversity as well as picture-postcard landscapes ranging from majestic rainforest to idyllic islands. There will be an opportunity to participate in early morning nature walks prior the start of the conference each day. The theme is 'Ecology in the Anthropocene', reflecting the era of great tribulation and yet great opportunity in which we live. Working out how people and nature can coexist on planet Earth is surely the grandest of all society’s challenges, and the conference will explore how natural ecosystems function, how human activity has impacted them, and what can be done to reverse the biodiversity crisis.
ASBS 2018 will be held at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens in Toowong, right next to the Queensland Herbarium. The theme of the conference, ‘Mind the Gap’, aims to highlight gaps in systematics be they biogeographic, taxonomic, funding, data or other. The conference will start with a workshop on how to review and write taxonomic manuscripts and eFlora profiles, followed by three days of symposia covering a wide range of topics including the discovery, evolution, and conservation of our threatened flora and fungi, the advancement of genomic tools in our discipline and how best to engage with traditional owners on biodiversity projects. Presentations will be a mix of oral presentations and lightning talk sessions for the posters. The conference will finish with a fieldtrip to Springbrook. Registrations are now open! Click here for more information and to register.