We invite you to attend ESA18, to be held at the Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane from 25-29 November 2018. Optional workshops and field trips will be offered on Friday 30 November. Some field trips may be overnight trips.

I’m delighted to welcome Australia’s ecologists to Brisbane in November 2018 for the Ecological Society of Australia’s annual meeting. Our 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 at the conference we will explore how natural ecosystems function, how human activity has impacted them, and what can be done to reverse the biodiversity crisis.

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.

Looking forward to seeing you in November!

Prof Richard Fuller, on behalf of the Local Organising Committee for ESA18.

 

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