Covid-19 update - effect on NZES activities

Dear NZES community

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic,  a number of NZES activities will be affected.  We will continue to keep you informed of the effects of the pandemic on our society's activities on this website, through email announcements, and via social media.  This news page will continue to be updated as new information comes to light.  The effects on our activites to date are as follows:

  1.  We have cancelled our planned 2020 NZES conference in Kerikeri.  We are planning on holding an AGM in November/December using an online format, potentially associated with face-to-face activites at regional 'hubs'.  We will continue to monitor the situation and update our plans accordingly.
  2. We have extended the deadline for the applications for our awards until 17 September 2020. This applies to: Te Tohu Taiao, Ecology in Action, and Outstanding Publication on New Zealand Ecology awards.  Owing to the cancellation of the conference, there will be no student travel awards for 2020.
  3. The printers for the New Zealand Journal of Ecology have suspended all business for the period of the Level-4 shutdown of New Zealand.  We will therefore not be in a position to publish any articles online, and the 44(2) issue of the NZJE may be delayed.  We still welcome submissions of articles and will continue to review, and prepare accepted articles for typesetting.  During this hiatus we will make online early versions of articles available: these are articles that have been accepted for publication and undergone full peer review but have not been through the copyediting, typesetting, pagination and proofreading process. This will mean that there may be differences between this version and the Version of Record for articles in 44(2).

Kia kaha,

NZES Council