The Society has developed a range of resources to assist ecologists with their work:


The New Zealand Journal of Ecology is a biannual peer-reviewed journal of ecological research relevant to New Zealand and the South Pacific. NZJE has been published since 1952 (as an issue of N.Z. Science Review in 1952, and as the Proceedings of the New Zealand Ecological Society until 1977). Contents, abstracts, and back issues of all volumes are available electronically from the New Zealand Journal of Ecology webpage.


The Ecological Society Newsletter is published several times a year to inform members of society activities and ecological news, and to foster debate on current ecological issues. The latest Newsletter and back-issues to 2001 are available for download here.

NZES Hot Topics

NZES Hot Topic reports are evidence-based communiqués on conservation, environmental and predominantly ecological issues that are currently either in the media, or of interest to a broad cross-section of people from policy makers, land managers, conservation volunteers. NZES Hot Topics aim to provide clear, concise, evidence-based statements that aspire to enhance the nature of scientific debate in New Zealand and objectively inform public discourse on topics of national and regional importance.

Occasional Publications

In addition to the regular Journal and Newsletter, the New Zealand Ecological Society publishes Occasional Publications on issues expanding on important conference symposia and workshops. 

Jobs and opportunities

We regularly post employment, study and volunteer opportunities in New Zealand and overseas. Also check out our Facebook page for updates and news items! 

Information about conferences and events

We try to keep up to date with posting relevant conferences, meetings and events that may be of interest to our members. We also have archives of past NZES conferences.


More New Zealand ecology on the web.