Media & events

Media & events

The ESA organises various activities and events throughout Australia each year, including an annual conference, annual photographic competition, regular regional events, support for indigenous initiatives and workshops, and specialist workshops and functions. For more details on ESA activities see the links below or choose a link from the menu on the left.

Media releases

Ecological Society of Australia media releases are posted on this page once their embargo period has passed. For media enquiries contact executiveofficer@ecolosoc.org.au

ESA Annual Conference

Our annual conference is a popular and always well-attended event at which cutting edge research is presented from around the country. Find out more.

ESA 'Ecology in Action' Photo Competition

Since 2010, the Society has held an annual photographic competition, with the winners announced at the annual conference. All entries are posted online as they are entered, and in addition to the official judging, a People's Choice category is also awarded. Find out more

Hot Topics in ecology

Hot Topics in Ecology are evidence-based syntheses of topics that are relevant to environmental policy development, land management and to broadening the community's ecological knowledge base. Hot Topics aim to deliver timely, factual overviews that promote the application of scientifically defensible ecological knowledge in public debate. Find out more. 

Indigenous ecology & land management

The Society recognises the importance of ecological knowledge held by Indigenous Australians and the significant contribution that Indigenous people have made historically and continue to make in managing ecological systems within Australian landscapes. Since 2010 the Society has specifically promoted the inclusion of Indigenous perspectives at our annual conference through the provision of travel grants for Indigenous Australians, and by actively supporting the organisation of annual symposia focussed on Indigenous ecology and land management. For the last two years this has also been accompanied by a conference field-trip to visit Indigenous lands and discuss local ecological and social issues relating to land management. Read more ...