30th June – 4th July 2014
Darwin, Northern Territory
For the first time in their history, the Australian Society for Fish Biology and Australian Society for Limnology will hold a Joint Congress in 2014; at the Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin, from 30th June – 4th July 2014.
Water is vital to the lifestyle and character of the Top End; we’re surrounded by a vast array of largely pristine freshwater and marine ecosystems, including internationally-significant wetlands like Kakadu National Park, extensive estuaries, off-shore reefs and free-flowing rivers.
ASFB and ASL are Australia’s pre-eminent professional organisations for scientists and managers engaged in research, education and management of fish and fisheries (ASFB) and inland waters (ASL). The Societies pride themselves on facilitating interdisciplinary exchange of the latest scientific advances among their membership and beyond, actively engaging with the public and encouraging student participation and membership.
The 2014 Joint Congress presents an unparalleled opportunity for participants to showcase their science and share advances in their disciplines. The theme for the invited plenary sessions will be “Indigenous participation in research and management of aquatic ecosystems”. Speakers from North America, New Zealand and across Australia will showcase the significant roles that Indigenous people are playing in aquatic research and management worldwide, demonstrate the huge benefits of involving Indigenous people in their work, and detailing the most productive ways of working across cultures to achieve great outcomes.
The Congress will be held at the Darwin Convention Centre, on the shores of picturesque Darwin Harbour. The Centre offers world class conference and meeting facilities only minutes walk from the Darwin CBD, with its range of motels, restaurants and eclectic nightspots. The Congress will run over four days, packed full of informative plenary talks, keynote presentations, conference presentations from all areas of marine and freshwater ecology and aquatic resource management, and, of course, plenty of networking and socialising in true NT style!!!
So, come on up to the Top End for what promises to be a fantastic Joint Congress!
Abstracts submissions are still open for POSTERS only. These will close 30th May 2014
Click here to submit a poster abstract.