Welcome to the 2024 New Zealand Ecological Society Conference

We invite our community with an interest in Ecology and all of its aspects to come together in Rotorua, Aotearoa New Zealand from 25 - 29 November for the 2024 New Zealand Ecological Society Conference.

The 2024 Conference theme 'How Ecology Shapes our World' recognises the importance of ecology in all facets of our lives.

Subthemes are being developed now, and we will update this page as they come on stream. If you are in a position to do so, please start thinking of any symposium you would like to organise.

In the meantime, please save the date and think about what exciting research you want to present.

The New Zealand Ecological Society last held a conference in Rotorua in 2011. We are very excited to bring the conference back to our place in 2024. With our unique geothermal habitats, beautiful lakes, indigenous and plantation forests, special flora and fauna, and rich culture in the first bilingual city in Aotearoa, there will be something for everyone. For the first time, the conference will be held at the Rotorua Toi Ohomai campus, a few minutes from the world-famous mountain bike and running/walking tracks.

We look forward to welcoming you to Rotorua.

Your 2024 Conference Convenors,

 Chris Bycroft & Jo McQueen (Wildland Consultants Ltd)

The New Zealand Ecological Society (NZES) promotes 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.

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Key Dates

Call for Symposia

  • Submissions open:
    March 2024

  • Submissions close:
    22 May 2024

  • Symposia advised:
    31 May 2024

Call for Abstracts

  • Submissions open:
    June 2024

  • Submissions close:
    6 September 2024

  • Acceptance advised:
    30 September 2024


  • Registration open:
    May 2024

  • Early bird deadline:
    18 October 2024


  • Detailed Programme:
    early October 2024

  • Conference: 
    25-29 November 2024

Photos: Chris Bycroft

Event Partners

Conference Organisers

Conferences & Events Ltd
PO Box 24078, Manners Street, Wellington, 6011
  +64 4 384 1511



This conference is organised bConferences & Events Ltd.  We are a New Zealand business.