Celebrating ecology on both sides of the Tasman: diversity and opportunity

We invite you to attend EcoTas13 to be held at The Aotea Centre, Auckland from 24-29 November 2013. This is the latest of a series of conferences held between the Ecological Society of Australia and the New Zealand Ecological Society to celebrate advances in ecological science, and the ecological connections and differences between the two countries.

Every four years, the New Zealand Ecological Society and the Ecological Society of Australia hold a joint conference to discuss the latest issues and advances in ecological science, and to renew a commitment to developing excellence in ecological approaches in science and management throughout Australasia. EcoTas13 is the 5th such joint conference, and each one has exceeded the last in scope, size and impact. This one will be no exception. The conference will create a critical forum on ecology for researchers, managers and policy makers, and we urge ecologists covering the full range of ecosystems, life forms, approaches, and scales to attend and highlight their valuable contributions.

This conference celebrates ecology on both sides of the Tasman. It will highlight the huge range of ecosystems that we strive to manage within our diverse region and the range of scales that ecology needs to address. EcoTas13 will explore the latest scientific developments, opportunities and innovations in our quest to understand and value biodiversity and habitats in our region and solve complex problems. We expect that the conference will facilitate critical interchanges amongst our participants that will significantly advance ecology in and between the two countries.

We are working hard to deliver you an excellent, useful and challenging conference, and look forward to seeing you in Auckland in November 2013.

Bruce Burns, on behalf of the EcoTas Local Organising Committee