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Ecological Society of Australia 2019 Conference


More than 600 ecologists gathered in Launceston, Tasmania to discuss the big issues facing our planet at the Ecological Society of Australia 2019 Conference. Hashtag: #ESAus19

Key Links
Conference Statement (PDF)
Media releases



  • Are there any videos of the presentations and keynotes?
  • Are any of the presentions / resources mentioned online?
  • What would locals like visitors to know about Tasmania?

Embedded Tweets
600 scientists have endorsed @EcolSocAus #ESAus19 statement calling for governments, universities & industry to stop the censorship and suppression of science & scientists, which they say is harming #nature and society and violating democratic principles

Seems a good time to remind all at #ESAus19 that the EPBC Act Review website is here https://epbcactreview.environment.gov.au, the discussion paper is out, and submissions are open till Feb 14.

Australia has a really high amount of extinction and biodiversity decline. Despite this, 65% decline since 2013 in federal environment funding. @april_reside

“Extinctions aren’t things that happened 100 years ago. They’re happening right now” – @april_reside

“Collective communication and action is the pathway to change” – advice for ecologists (and indeed everyone) – #ESAus19 Gold Medallist Jann Williams

Indigenous knowledge combines with Western science to look after country – by @JoannaAKhan

Packed room: @CSIRO public survey on people’s perceptions of climate-change ecological change in Australia

Really useful principles in this ‘Guide for Researchers’ being used in Kimberley Saltwater Country – ‘Research protocols and the changing nature of working on country’ symposium

Natures capacity to provide humans with key services is declining and it’s declining everywhere! Current extinction rates are a thousand times higher than the background rate! @BrenWintle delivers a harrowing presentation on the current state of our #extinctioncrisis https://twitter.com/Erica_Marshall1/status/1200188776716234755

Some of the locals strutting their stuff at Cataract Gorge #ESAus2019

The ESA aims to promote the scientific study of all organisms and their environment and to raise the profile of ecological science in Australia

Ecological Management & Restoration 20th Anniversary Virtual Issue – To celebrate the 20th publication anniversary of Ecological Management & Restoration, we have selected a range of articles from our back catalogue that demonstrate innovation in ecological restoration and management over the last two decades. Each of the 27 papers in the collection has an adjacent update, written by the original author(s), and published on the EMR Project Summaries website. We encourage you to read these updates, alongside the original papers. Free access to all papers until the end of 2020.


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Launceston, Tasmania



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