NZES 2020 Conference

Due to the Covid-19 global pandemic, the 2020 NZES conference scheduled to be held in Kerikeri from 5-9 July has been cancelled. However, we will continue to hold our AGM, and will have two talks from our 2019 prize winners.  These will be held on Friday 4 December 2020, in an online format.

  • 1-2pm: the NZ Ecological Society AGM will be held as an online meeting 
  • 2:30-4 pm: the AGM will be followed by talks from our two major prize winners for 2019 (Sarah Richardson, winner of the Te Tohu Taiao Award for Ecological Excellence, and Laura Young, winner of the Ecology in Action award), and the announcements of the 2020 awards. These talks will be given in front of a live audience in Lincoln and streamed live online
  • Approx. 4pm onwards: following the AGM and the talks, we will have social activities at hubs around the country to help you catch up with your colleagues in your area.

Further details and meeting links will be posted on this page as they become available.


The AGM: Friday 4 December, 1-2pm

The AGM will be held online. We are requesting that you sign up to attend the AGM using this spreadsheet (please see your email inbox for a link to the editable version, or email us to get a new link). This will help us ensure that we will be able to meet quorum, and means that we will be able to send you a link for the online stream.  Please join us to see what the council has been up to this year, what's new in the society, honour our speakers, and hear about the 2020 awards! The AGM is only open to members of the society, but non-members are welcome to attend the talks.


Presentations from our 2019 prize-winners: Friday 4 December, 2:30-4pm

Plenary talks from our prize winners will be given in front of a live audience in Lincoln and streamed live online (details to follow).

The 2019 Te Tohu Taiao award for ecological excellence was won by Dr Sarah Richardson from Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research

Dr Sarah Richardson


The 2019 Ecology in Action award was won by Dr Laura Young from the Kea Conservation Trust

Dr Laura Young


Post-AGM social activities: Friday 4 December, 4pm onwards

Social activities to follow the AGM and plenary talks will be held in various regions around the country.  This spreadsheet details the events planned so far.  If you can't see one in your area, please consider organising one!  See your email inbox for a link to this spreadsheet (or email us to get a new link) so you can add your event, or sign up for an existing one. As members add new hub activities this online spreadsheet will be updated - so be sure to check back now and then to sign up for something in your area!