Haere mai! 

Welcome to Lincoln for the 2019 NZES Conference!

Our conference will be held at Lincoln University, while our field trips will allow delegates to explore the landscapes and ecosystems of Christchurch and the broader Canterbury area.

The theme for the conference is Ngā Koiora o Konei / Biodiversity Where We Are, recognising the dire state of biodiversity at global, national and local levels, and the pressing need to document, understand and conserve biodiversity where we live. Of course, as with all NZES conferences, we welcome presentations on a full range of ecological topics, not just those associated with the main theme.

Come and join us at Lincoln on 1 - 5 December to catch up with friends and colleagues old and new, make new connections, hear about the latest research in ecology and conservation, and join in on lively discussions on how best to manage our treasured biodiversity.


The New Zealand Ecological Society (NZES) promoting the study of ecology and the application of ecological knowledge in all its aspects since 1951. The peak professional body for ecologists in NZ, representing 490 members from academia, Crown Research Institutes, government, consultancies and industry.


Call for Abstracts

Learn more about the submission process

Click here for submission guidelines


Early Bird Registration closes 18 October 2019

Key Dates

Call for Symposia 

Submissions open:      
     13 May 2019

 Submissions close:   
     7 June 2019
 Presenters advised:             Mid June 2019

Call for Abstracts

 Call for abstracts:         
     17 June 2019

 Abstract deadline:         
     25 August 2019

 Presenters advised by:       04 September 2019


 Registration Opens:             August 2019

 Early bird deadline:
      18 October 2019


 Programme online:   
      Mid September 2019


NZES 2019 Conference Host

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Conference Organisers

Conferences & Events Ltd
PO Box 24078, Manners Street, Wellington, 6011
  +64 4 282 1584


This conference is organised bConferences & Events Ltd, Nelson, Wellington & Nationwide.  We are a New Zealand business.