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Conference 2018

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64th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Mammal Society

The 64th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Mammal Society will be held at St Lucia Campus of the University of Queensland in Brisbane from 1 – 5th July 2018. We have an exciting scientific and social program planned on the beautiful UQ campus, in collaboration with St. Leo’s college. The main sessions are held at the modern Abel Smith lecture theatre near the Great Court; pre-conference early career workshop, symposia, and poster sessions are held within walking distance of the lecture theatre on the premises of St. Leo’s College, right next to the campus lakes. Low-cost accommodation will also be available at St. Leo’s College. From the conference venue, the CBD is only a 10-minute bus trip or a scenic 25-minute CityCat ferry trip away.

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 Our two symposia this year will be held on the 5th of July: “Vegetation Clearing” and “Form, Function and Evolution of Australian Mammals”. The conference dinner will be held at the Queensland Museum (Southbank), with post-dinner drinks at the new Wild State exhibit, before we move on to the Fox Hotel, opposite the museum, for the after-party.

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The conference tours on Friday the 6th of July will provide opportunities to see unique Queensland mammals and other wildlife, featuring trips to the ancient Gondwanan rainforest of the Scenic Rim via O’Reilly’s, Lamington NP; a behind-the-scenes tour of the Dreamworld wildlife exhibit; and a whale watching trip.

Winter is a great time of year to visit Brisbane where days are typically mild and sunny, the nights cool and clear. If you have kids, there are lots of things to do in Brisbane and we will put together a prospectus for activities and entertainment options. The organizing committee is looking forward to welcoming AMS members to Brisbane in July. We hope to see you at the conference!

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Registration and Abstract submission opens in mid-March.

Abstract submissions will close in mid-May.