Wetland Ecology and Training Courses, Rakali Ecological Consultants - Victoria, October 2017 - March 2018 

WETLAND RESTORATION AND MANAGEMENT, 16 & 17 NOV 2017 - Learn about wetland restoration and management over 2 days with Damien Cook by visiting ‘Waterways’; an award-winning wetland restoration project which he was involved in planning and implementing, followed by the 200 hectares of coastal park at the Victorian Desalination Plant, Wonthaggi.

New Zealand Plant Conservation Network Conference - Hokitika, New Zealand, 14-18 November 2017

Registration is now open for the NZPCN 2017 biennial conference which will be held in Hokitika 14-18 November 2017. The conference offers an exciting range of presentations, workshops and field trips. A charity auction and the 2017 NZPCN Plant Conservation Awards will also be held during the conference. Abstract submissions close on 8 September. Register before 30 September to take advantage of early-bird prices. For more information click here.

WET Workshop - Managing Constructed Wetlands and Floating Vegetated Islands - Sydney, 16-17 November 2017

This two-day workshop will focus on managing construction wetlands and floating vegetated islands, offering a range of talks, field excursions and case studies. Registrations are now open. For the full program click here.

2017 Forest Practices Authority Conference – Hobart, 20-21 November 2017

The Tasmanian Forest Practices Authority (FPA) is hosting a conference with the theme Looking Back – Looking Forward  in November 2017. The two-day conference will look back over the first 30 years of Tasmania’s forest practices system, and use this perspective to consider directions in forest practice regulation in Tasmania and elsewhere. Designed for forest workers and managers, forestry regulators, government agencies and environmental NGOs, this conference will include local, national and international speakers. Day or full registrations are now open.

Melbourne Roadshow and Workshop - NESP Threatened Species Recovery Hub - Melbourne, 21 November 2017

The Threatened Species Recovery Hub of the National Environmental Science Programme is holding a free roadshow in Melbourne. Presentations will cover managing and monitoring threatened species, reducing threats, translocations, conservation planning, the impact of climate change, offsets, community engagement and more. Workshops will give participants the opportunity to discuss the value of their research, shape their outputs, review how they engage with specialist and the wider community, and consider where to next. Participants can register separately for presentation or workshop sessions, or for both. For more information on presentation topics and speakers click here.

Territory Natural Resource Management Conference - Darwin, NT, 21-23 November 2017

This year’s conference theme is NRM it starts with you. The conference showcases and advances activities related to sustainably managing the Territory’s land, water and biodiversity. The 2017 Program includes a mix of podium presentations, interactive workshops, displays, field trips and opportunities for delegates and event partners to meet and network.  Click here for more information

Rainforest Plant Identification Short Course - James Cook University Research Station, Paluma, 24-26 November 2017

Presented by the Australian Tropical Herbarium and the Wet Tropics Management Authority this three day introductory short course will introduce participants to the skills and resources needed for rainforest plant identification. The short course will cover:
* What is a rainforest
* How plants are named
* Plant structure and terminology
* A walking tour of nearby rainforest, and hands-on learning through identification of local native plants.
* A review of important rainforest plant families, and the features used to identify them in the field
Click here for more information.

Joint conference of the Ecological Society of Australia and the New Zealand Ecological Society - Hunter Valley, NSW, 26 November - 1 December 2017

The Ecological Society of Australia and the New Zealand Ecological Society are delighted to announce EcoTAS 2017, the sixth joint meeting organised by the two societies. Bridging the Tasman every four years, this combined annual meeting always delivers top-quality ecological science drawn from all ecological subdisciplines from throughout Australasia and beyond. EcoTAS 2017 promises an exciting programme of plenary speakers, symposia, workshops and social events, all held in the beautiful Hunter Valley. The theme of EcoTAS 2017, ‘Putting ecology to work’, is a call to focus on how ecological science can contribute to the economy, society, culture and public policy, as well as to the health of the environment and quality of life. As ecologists, we should identify and communicate the impact of our work and the tangible benefits it can deliver. Read more.

14th Queensland Weed Symposium - Port Douglas, QLD, 4-7 December 2017

The Symposium theme is “Our place. People, priorities and practice in weed management”. Learn from others about their on-ground challenges and solutions, hear of new results and products from research organisations and companies, present your experiences and successes, and inform policy makers, scientists, extension officers and trainers about your priorities. No matter what your involvement, if you are in weed management or weeds impact on your activities, you can benefit from participating in the 14th Queensland Weed Symposium. Register here.

Victorian Biodiversity Conference 2018 - Melbourne, 6-7 February 2018

The Victorian Biodiversity Conference aims to provide graduate students and early career researchers with an opportunity to showcase their work locally, and hopes to facilitate discussion with industry, government, senior academics and the public. The call for abstracts for talks, posters and workshops is now open. For more information click here.

Australian Citizen Science Conference 2018 - Adelaide, 7-9 February 2018

The Australian Citizen Science Conference 2018 will bring together citizen science practitioners, participants, thought leaders and decision makers and showcase best practice in citizen science and share project outcomes from across Australian and the world. Registrations are now open. Click here for more information. 

 Society for Conservation Biology 5th Oceania Congress – Wellington, New Zealand, 3-5 July 2018

Hosted by the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) and Victoria University of Wellington, the meeting will bring together the community of conservation professionals to address conservation challenges and present new findings, initiatives, methods, tools and opportunities in conservation science and practice. Scientists, students, managers, decision-makers, writers, and other conservation professionals are invited to participate in this event. Call for symposia, workshops and short courses are now open.