68th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Mammal Society
We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting an in-person annual meeting for the Society for the first time since the pandemic started.
The 68th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Mammal Society will be held at DoubleTree by Hilton Northbridge and the Western Australian Museum Boola Bardip in Perth on the 27th to the 30th of September 2022. It has been almost 3 years since the last in-person conference, so we are delighted to be hosting all Australian Mammalogists in Perth.
The conference will start with the Student and ECR workshop at the Western Australian Museum Boola Bardip on the 27th September, followed by a Welcome Drinks mixer at the Wildlife Gallery in the museum.
The Western Australian Museum Boola Bardip:
The main sessions on Wednesday through Friday will be held at DoubleTree by Hilton Northbridge:
The conference dinner will be held at Fraser’s in Perth’s iconic Kings Park:
To register for the conference, follow the link below. Be sure to grab yourself a conference t-shirt when you register, designed by the AMS' very own student rep, Mel Taylor. Check out the colour and sizing options here.
Register for the conference dinner by following this link:
Interested in becoming a sponsor? Follow the link below:
Pre-Conference Tour: WA Museum Collection and Research Centre
Join us for a unique behind-the-scenes tour of the Western Australian Museum. Visit the various areas where mammals are preserved and researched, in the dry collection, wet collection, palaeontology collection and the molecular systematic unit (mammal DNA!).
Date: Tuesday 27th September
Maximum Capacity: 32 people
|12:30 pm||Pick up from Double Tree Northbridge|
|1:00 pm||Arrival at the Collection and Research Centre|
|1:15 to 3:30 pm||Visit of the dry collection, wet collection, palaeontology collection and molecular systematics unit, focusing on the mammal collections|
|3:30 pm||Departure from the Collection and Research Centre|
|4:00 pm||Arrival at Double Tree Northbridge|
Post-Conference Tour: AWC's Paruna and Karakamia Sanctuaries
Details coming soon... watch this space!
|Tues 27 Sept||Student and ECR workshop, or pre-conference tour of the WAM collection and research centre followed by conference registration and welcome drinks mixer at Wildlife Gallery, WA Museum Boola Bardip.|
|Wed 28 Sept||Day 1 of conference followed by Student and Old fart’s dinners.|
|Thurs 29 Sept||Day 2 of the conference followed by AGM and conference dinner at Fraser’s in Kings Park.|
|Fri 30 Sept||Day 3 of the conference concluding with student awards.|
|Sat 1 Oct||Post-conference tour to AWC's Paruna and Karakamia sanctuaries (details coming soon).|
We would like to make this conference as accessible as possible to members who may be unable to travel to Perth and will be running a hybrid conference where a small number of online talks can be pre-recorded and played on the day with the conference streamed online via Zoom. Contact the President if you’d like to be on the organising committee or have any questions.
We are pleased to announce two of our keynote speakers for the conference:
Dr Rebecca McIntosh
Seals as ecosystem sentinels: a multidisciplinary approach
Rebecca is a Marine Scientist at Phillip Island Nature Parks in Victoria with an honorary appointment at the Sydney School of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney. Rebecca studies fur seals as top predators and sentinels of ecosystem change, aiming to inform policy and contribute to community education for marine conservation. Her research experience spans 20 years in not-for-profit, government, university and private sectors. Specific research interests include diet and foraging behaviour; health, ecotoxicity and stress investigations; disease influence on abortion and pup survival; and impacts of marine debris, including human behaviour change programs to reduce plastic inputs to the ocean.
Dr Kevin Rowe
Museum Collections and Contemporary Australian Mammalogy
As Senior Curator of Mammals at Museums Victoria, Kevin leads an integrative scientific collections-based research program in mammalogy. His research, focussed on the evolution, ecology and conservation of Indo-Australian rodents is fuelled by fieldwork from Australia to Indonesia.
Open NOW. DoubleTree by Hilton Northbridge is offering discounted accommodation for our delegates. Please use the link below to book:
There are alternative options for accommodation in Northbridge and in Perth City, including backpackers.
How to get there
For directions from the Perth Airport to Northbridge, click the link below:
Abstract & Presentation Guidelines
Please submit your abstract as a Microsoft Word file to Kenny.Travouillon@museum.wa.gov.au by the 30th of July.
Please indicate if your abstract is for a presentation, speed talk, or poster, and if you are attending in person or sending a presentation remotely.
To aid in file management please start all file names with the presentation type (presentation, speed talk or poster), the primary author's last name and initials, e.g., for John Doe, use presentation_doej.doc or speedtalk_doej.doc or poster_doej.doc.
Abstracts must be written in Arial and set out according to the following guidelines:
1. Title (12 point), CAPITAL letters and centred.
2. Authors (12 point), please indicate presenter in bold e.g., Smith1, Peter and Doe2, John.
3. Addresses (10 point), if more than one address please use Arabic numerals as identifiers e.g., 1School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, New South Wales 2052, Australia. Please include the email address of the presenter and Twitter handle if you have one.
4. Text (12 point), body of text should address the following: context for the research, research aims, brief statement of materials and methods, results, and conclusions and significance.
5. Abstracts are to be a maximum of 200 words*.
6. Do not include references.
*If you are nominating for an award please also complete the separate relevant form(s).
All papers must be presented in person or pre-recorded, as per last year's online conference. As a general rule, only one spoken paper may be presented by each person. Standard talks will be of 15 minutes duration (12 min talk, 3 min questions). Speed talks of 5 minutes duration (4 min talk, 1 min questions).
If you are presenting in person, questions may come from the audience or from the Zoom chat. If you are not attending in person, your recordings will be broadcast in the theatre and on Zoom at the time scheduled, followed by questions before moving on to the next talk.
Recordings will need to be sent as an mp4 file, strictly no longer than the allocated time for either a standard (12 minutes) or speed talk (4 minutes). To ensure the conference program is able to stick to schedule, any part of the presentation that goes beyond the time limit will be cut, including for in-person presentations.
We recommend using Zoom to record your presentation, which can be freely downloaded from https://zoom.us/. Have your presentation open on the screen, start a meeting in Zoom, share screen, select presentation, hit record and start talking. Other software, e.g. PowerPoint, can be used if preferred.
Directions on how to submit your video will be given closer to the conference.
Audio-visual facilities will include projection for PowerPoint presentations (Windows preferred, Mac available, USB possible).
The space allotted for each poster is 120cm high by 90cm wide.
Student presentation awards
There will be two student awards presented at AMS2021. The annual Bolliger Award for the best student presentation will be awarded to the best student standard talk (12 minutes plus 3 minutes for questions) and the Lyne Award, will be awarded to the best student poster. Please make sure to fill out the separate relevant form (available on the AMS website), and submit it with your abstract.
With thanks to our 2022 Conference Sponsors:
Platinum Sponsor: Business Events Perth
Silver Sponsor: Western Australian Museum
Silver Sponsor: Murdoch University
For information on how to join as a sponsor, read our Sponsorship and Exhibition Prospectus