NZES 2023 Event

New Zealand Ecological Society 2023 Event:

Virtual and local in-person awards, AGM, and plenary

30 November



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NZES is excited to announce that we will be holding a virtual national event, combined with local in-person events, on Thursday 30 November 2023! The virtual event will be held in the afternoon, with the following programme:

12.40 p.m. NZES AGM

2.00 p.m. NZES Awards presentation

2.20 p.m. Student plenary: James Roberts, Massey University

Phenology as an assessment to evaluate the potential of the false katipō (Steatoda capensis) in outcompeting the endemic katipō spider (Latrodectus katipō) in Aotearoa/New Zealand

2.35 p.m. Break

2.50 p.m. Te Tohu Taiao Award 2022 plenary: Prof Phil Hulme

Building transdisciplinarity across the biological invasion continuum: a role for One Biosecurity

3.35 p.m. Australian Ecology Research Award 2021 plenary: Prof Euan Ritchie

Mammalogical musings, mysteries, and misfortunes: Messages from Australia’s fabulous fuzzballs

4.20 p.m. Australian Ecology Research Award 2022 plenary: Assoc Prof John Morgan

Australian grasslands through time – integrating ecology and history

5.00 p.m. Conference 2024 announcement

5.05 p.m. Finish


For further details about the plenary talks, please see here.


Members will have the opportunity to gather in-person at local hubs to view the virtual event. Additionally, local in-person events may be organised for the same day (i.e. local morning events, or post-event drinks or a meal) by local coordinators. We hope to have something for student members as well.

Current local hubs are Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch (including Lincoln) and Dunedin.