Every four years the Ecological Society of Australia and the New Zealand Ecological Society combine their annual meetings. This year I'm privileged to chair the organising committee for this meeting.
Exceptional science, diverse networking opportunities and a vibrant social programme in the heart of the Hunter Valley.
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. By making this the theme for EcoTAS 2017, we aim to highlight the significant impact that ecology has in the wider world and how we can best harness the diverse nature of ecological research.
We warmly welcome you to participate in EcoTAS 2017, a unique celebration of ecological research from our region and beyond.
Chair, Local Organising Committee