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Integrating wildlife management, nature conservation and production in land, river and seascapes
The University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay Campus, Hobart, 4-6 December 2018

Download a Program Overview here and a detailed  AWMS2018 Conference Programme (Draft)

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Integrating nature conservation across the total matrix of land and water was a hot topic in the 90s and early 2000s resulting in the Nature Conservation Series. Adopting this theme for the 2018 AWMS conference gives us the opportunity to reflect on the theory, principles and approaches that came out of this earlier work and explore new challenges and current barriers. The theme covers all areas where we try to balance production and conservation – forestry, fisheries (inland and marine), agriculture, tourism and renewables (solar, wind, hydro). We encourage abstracts that explore questions such as ‘Have we made real progress?’ ‘How have we applied the theory in practice?’ ‘What new approaches/techniques are we using?’ ‘What are the current and future challenges?’ The conference will feature symposia with invited speakers on the following topics:
  •  Effectiveness of ‘multi-use’ landscape management practices
  •  Managing freshwater and marine systems for wildlife
  •  What does ‘renewables (solar, wind, hydro)’ mean for wildlife management?
  •  Cultural practices in wildlife management – how and why?
  •  Harvesting and control of wildlife for commercial and environmental purposes
  •  Management of wide-ranging species across the landscape
  •   Wildlife disease management

Other symposia will be organised to ft the topics of the abstracts received. There will also be open sessions to accommodate talks on any topic related to wildlife management.

Additionally we will offer three workshops:

  • Evaluating wildlife management: principles, case studies and proposals (Monday - full day)
  • Drones for wildlife management (Monday - full day)
  • Writing Workshop (Friday - full day)


For more information on how to submit abstracts for the conference, and details on workshops and field trips please download the Call for Abstracts below:


The Call for Abstracts for AWMS2018 is now closed, and submitted abstracts are under review. If you have any questions concerning your abstract submission, please contact us under conference[at]

To submit an abstract please refer to the call for abstracts first. It includes all the information on how to format your abstracts correctly. Additionally you can also use our AWMS abstract template . All abstracts have to be submitted by 31 August 2018. Speakers and presenters of posters will be notified of acceptance by 15 September 2018.

Sponsors and Trade exhibitors

We invite your company, organization or institution to partner with us in delivering this important conference. Your support will help us improve the quality and breadth of the scientific program, facilitate the participation of students, and enhance conference amenities for the benefit of all participants.

We are pleased to offer a broad range of sponsorship and trade exhibit opportunities allowing companies and organizations of virtually any size to engage in the conference. By becoming a sponsor or trade exhibitor, you will effectively elevate your brand among leaders in the field of wildlife management, increase the visibility of your products and services, and provide your staff access to the latest information about best management practices. As a company committed to this field, there is no better place to promote your work than this conference with delegates coming from all levels of government, industry, consulting and academia from Australia, New Zealand and beyond.

For detailed information on sponsorship opportunities and trade stall exhibits at the conference, please refer to our Sponsor & Trade brochure which can be downloaded below:


Registration Prices

Earlybird (until 30 Sep)

Earlybird (until 30 Sep)  
Full member
 440 Full member  250
Concession member  340 Concession member  150
Non-member  530  Non-member  340
Non-member concession  410  Non-member concession  220
Standard (from 1 Oct)
Standard (from 1 Oct)  
Full member  540
Full member  350
Concession member  440 Concession member  250
Non-member  630 Non-member  440
Non-member concession  510 Non-member concession  320

Workshops - further information

Monday Workshop

Evaluating Wildlife Management

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