Australian Mammal Society Conference 2013

 

Last minute registration is open until July 5

Click here for last minute registration.

Please note that the abstract submission deadline has now passed.

A detailed program for the conference can be found here

 


The Australian Mammal Society (AMS) is an interdisciplinary society of biologists whose common interest is in the biology and conservation of Australian mammals. Research by members of the society spans a wide variety of biological disciplines including behavioural and community ecology, population genetics, management and conservation.

This year's conference will take place at the University of New South Wales in Sydney.

    

        For information on the Australian Mammal Society please visit

        www.australianmammals.org.au

        General enquiries about the conference: mammals2013@unsw.edu.au

 

 

Key Dates

Sun 7th July – Evening: Conference Icebreaker

Mon 8th July – Day: General Meeting

Tues 9th July – Day: General Meeting

Tues 9th July – Evening: Conference Dinner at the Clovelly Bowling Club

Wed 10th July – Day: General Meeting

Thur 11th July – Day: Whale Watching Tour or alternative Botany Bay National Parks Tour

 

Conference Venue

The scientific meeting and symposia will be held in the Biomedical Theatres (Map Reference E27) at the University of New South Wales in Sydney (Click here to view campus map). Tea, coffee & refreshments will be provided throughout the conference, along with morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

 

Guidelines

Click here for abstract and presenter guidelines.

 

Awards

The President's Early Researcher Award

The President’s Early Researcher Award recognises excellence in research undertaken by members that have recently completed a PhD. It will be judged on work conducted during the post-doctoral period (not necessarily in a formal Post-Doctoral position) up to 5 years after receiving the PhD by the opening day of the conference. All applicants must be members of the Society.

 

Student Awards

The Bolliger Award

The Adolph Bolliger Award will be presented to the student who presents the best spoken paper at the Scientific Meeting (those presenting in the Symposia will not be considered for this award, but are still eligible for the Travel Awards). All applicants must be members of the Society.

The Lyne Award

The Lyne Award will be presented to the best poster presentation by a student at the Scientific Meeting (those presenting in the Symposia will not be considered for this award, but are still eligible for the Travel Awards).

Student Travel Awards (including the John Seebeck Travel Award)

The Australian Mammal Society has long recognised the crucial role of Honours, postgraduate and other students in energising its Annual Meetings, as well as in furthering studies in mammalogy more generally. To facilitate student attendance at meetings, the Society has a Student Travel Award Scheme to assist eligible students to get to and from its Scientific Meetings and Symposia. The John Seebeck Travel Award is presented to the Student Travel Award recipient who presents the best spoken paper or poster.

 

Program

Icebreaker  - Sunday 7th July

Venue: Clovelly Bowling Club (http://www.clovellybowlingclub.com.au/index.html)

Time:  5pm - 9pm   

Attendance: Please register/pay for your attendance during the conference registration process. 

Price: $45 per person

Included: Substantial finger food (stand-up dinner) and 2 beverages (alcoholic or non-alcoholic). Additional drinks can be purchased over the bar.

 

Conference Dinner - Tuesday 9th July

Venue: The conference dinner is being held at the Clovelly Bowling Club. Set on the sea cliffs the Club is only a stone's throw from the water with astonishing views over the ocean and adjacent beaches. http://www.clovellybowlingclub.com.au/index.html

Time:  Starts 6.00pm  

Attendance: Please register/pay for your attendance during the conference registration process. 

Price: $90 (Maximum number of places available: 150)

Included: 3 course plated menu (vegetarians catered for), wine, beer and some soft drinks. Additional drinks available over the bar (at own cost).

 

Post-Conference Tour - Thursday 11th July

Whale Watching / Kamay Botany Bay National Park Tour:

The conference tour entails a whale watching cruise departing from Sans Souci Wharf into Botany Bay heading towards the Tasman Sea. Experienced Scientists will provide full commentary to guide you through the tour. Complementary tea and biscuits are included. For more detail on what to expect please see http://whalewatchingsydney.net/cruises/sans-souci.

Whale watching cruise tour cost: $96 (Maximum number of 47 guests).

For people with Motion Sickness we offer a tour to the Kamay Botany Bay National Park. Visit Captain Cooks landing place, walk the Burrawang track or whale watch from Cape Solander Whale Watching platform. Small lunch is included. For more information on Kamay Botany Bay NP please visit http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/nationalparks/parkhome.aspx?id=n0066

Botany Bay NP tour cost: $40

Transfer to and from the sites will be provided.

Please contact Anna Feit to express your interest and for more information.

 

Accommodation Options

The following places provide accommodation, however no reservations have been made.

 

Hotels in Randwick:

Avonmore on the Park:                 http://www.avonmoreonthepark.com.au/

Royal Hotel Randwick:                 http://www.royalhotel-sydney.com/

Randwick Lodges:                        http://www.sydneylodges.com/locations/randwick/

 

Hotels in Coogee:

Crowne Plaza Coogee Beach:     http://www.crowneplazacoogee.com.au/

Coogee Sands:                                http://www.coogeesands.com.au/Default.aspx

Coogee Bay Hotel:                          http://www.coogeebayhotel.com.au/stay

 

Backpacker hostels in Coogee:

Surfside Backpackers:                    http://www.surfsidebackpackers.com.au/

Coogee Beach House:                    http://www.coogeebeachhouse.com/

Coogee Beachside:                         http://www.sydneybeachside.com.au/