Great opportunities are available for local members to meet and
share their interests with each other and the wider public. ESA
supports events that bring attention to ecological issues and
create community within the region. ESA provides financial support
for activities that are of benefit to our members. If you have
an idea for a regional activity, contact your Regional Councillor.
Thinking of organising an ESA regional or local event? Need help getting started?
Guide to organising symposia and workshops
Our SA Regional Councillor, Nerissa Haby, has produced this very useful document based on her experience in organising several very successful regional events. These guidelines are available to members for download and ESA would welcome any approaches by local groups or members who may want to partner with ESA in presenting a regional activity.
ESA Funding application
Note: This application should always be submitted via your Regional Councillor. For contact details click here
Request for Payment or reimbursement
ESA Tasmania regional Event: April 11,2012
Public Symposium: Biodiversity conservation priorities in Tasmania: the forgotten issues
held April 11, 2012 in Hobart.
The full program can be downloaded here. For more information about outcomes from this event contact Kerry Bridle: email Tas@ecolsoc.org.au.
ESA South Australia Regional Event: November 2, 2011
Writing Grant Proposals: Tips for addressing the criteria effectively
In this 2-hour, interactive workshop, Dr Margaret Cargill* used examples of successful and unsuccessful grant applications for ecological-based research (under $10 000) to highlight strategies likely to enhance success. These strategies focus on writing applications that address the assessors’ requirements clearly and explicitly. Participants had the opportunity to ask questions throughout the workshop and share their own past applications in a rare opportunity to obtain independent constructive feedback.
This workshop was free to ESA members and includes finger food, beer, wine and soft drinks.
*Dr Margaret Cargill is an applied linguist with over 15 years experience as a research communication educator. Her current research centres on innovative collaborative methods for helping scientists develop high-level skills for communicating their research findings effectively in the international arena. She has worked extensively in Australia, Europe and Asia with scientists of many language and cultural backgrounds. She is co-author, with Dr Patrick O’Connor, of the 2009 text Writing scientific research articles: Strategy and steps (Wiley-Blackwell). For more information, see the book’s support website at www.writeresearch.com.au
Sponsored by the Ecological Society of Australia and additional support from the Nature Conservation Society of SA
ESA Queensland Event - October 2011
ESA One Day Symposium
'The Worlds of Ecology and Environmental Policy: never the two shall meet? '
held December 4, 2009, Canberra Shine Dome
The One day symposium was a tremendous success and provided delegates with much food for thought in the future direction and relevance of science communications. If you missed the event, but would like information on discussion topics and presentations then follow the link below.
DOWNLOAD PRESENTATIONS HERE
ESA SA ECOLOGY DAY
21 JULY 2010
Download Program here
Communicating and supporting ecological research in South Australia
Ecology for Kids Day. (Click
here to view poster)
Gilbert's Holiday: A Fishtastic Odyssey
of Clammy Thrills & Chills
A fun educational journey with Gilbert the Mountain Galaxia
by Rosie Smith in collaboration with Dawn Hawthorn-Jackson. Developed for the Ecology for Kids Day
New South Wales
QLD at ecolsoc.org.au
WA at ecolsoc.org.au
NT at ecolsoc.org.au
Australian Capital Territory
ACT at ecolsoc.org.au
Some ideas generated for potential regional workshops aimed at updating member's ecological skills:
Potential workshop subjects and topics:
Essential basic statistics for ecologists
New techniques / approaches in ecological data analysis, eg Markov-chain
monte carlo analysis (eg Winbugs)
Recent trends in multivariate analysis
How to use spatial/geo-statistics
Mapping and spatial analysis
Field mapping and GPS (global position system)
Building environmental surfaces in GIS (geographical information systems)
Classification of satellite imagery
Identifying local birds
Identifying local plants
Topic of your choice?
If you have any other suggestions, please let us know!