Welcome to ASL 2017!
On behalf of the organising committee, we warmly invite you to join us in Sydney for the Australian Society for Limnology Conference (ASL 2017)! The annual highlight of our Society’s scientific activities will be held at the Aerial UTS Function Centre from 24 - 28 September 2017.
The theme of this year's conference is New Science for a Changing World. We will discuss how development, population growth, intensification of agriculture and climate change are affecting our waterways and wetlands as never before. At the same time, our science is giving us more understanding of these impacts. This conference will showcase the latest aquatic science, to help us identify and mitigate impacts.
Preparations are well underway, and we are delighted to confirm several high-calibre international and national speakers have already accepted our invitation!
Featured speakers at ASL 2017 will include:
- Prof Michael Pace, University of Virginia
- Prof Bobbi Peckarsky, Cornell University/University of Wisconsin
- Dr Samantha Capon, Griffith University
- A/Prof Dianne Gleeson, University of Canberra
- Prof Richard Kingsford, University of New South Wales
- David Papps, Commonwealth Environmental Water Office
- Prof Paul Sunnucks, Monash University
To learn more about featured international and national speakers joining us at ASL 2017, please click here.
ASL is committed to increasing the capacity for traditional ecological knowledge at our conference. This year, ASL presents the second annual Indigenous Water Knowledge Symposium. The Symposium acknowledges the role of Indigenous people in water management and their connection to waterscapes, as well as land. It is being held on Tuesday, 26 September at 2.30pm, and bookings can be made directly through the registration page, or as an add-on to a full conference registration.
ASL is collaborating with Sydney Water to integrate the Australian Freshwater Macroinvertebrate Taxonomy Workshop into the 2017 conference. This annual event is an opportunity for macroinvertebrate taxonomists to present taxonomic developments and compare specimens. The workshop will re-engage information sharing between taxonomic researchers and those who rely on accurate taxonomic nomenclature. It is being held on Thursday, 28 September from 9.00am - 5.00pm, and bookings can be made directly through the registration page, or as an add-on to a full conference registration.
Marvellous Sydney has many nearby attractions and exciting events, especially in September, so please join us for a stimulating scientific program and the opportunity to meet opinion-leaders in the field.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Sydney!
Claire Sives, University of New South Wales
Yoshi Kobayashi, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
Simon Mitrovic, University of Technology Sydney
(ASL 2017 Conference Chairs)