Read the full guidelines and instructions below.

Key dates:

UPDATE: Abstract submission has been extended to Sunday 7th October

7 October Submissions due

10 October Presenters advised of acceptance

26 October (Extended) Early-bird & presenter registration deadline


The conference will cover all aspects of ecology. We particularly welcome offers on talks in the following areas:

  • Mātauranga Māori
  • Urban ecology
  • Animal behaviour
  • Large-scale ecology and land management
  • Mapping and monitoring
  • Social science and ecology

  • Restoration & reconciliation ecology
  • Freshwater ecology
  • Ecosystem services
  • Functional and taxonomic diversity
  • Disease ecology
  • Predator-prey interactions


Language of Submission

All abstracts must be submitted in English or accompanied with an English version.

Word Count

Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words.

Review and Notification to Authors

All completed abstracts will be reviewed. You will be informed by email  (from [email protected]) of the acceptance status of your abstract by 28, September 2018.


All presenters are required to register and pay the Conference registration fee in order to be included in the program and to present on site. Registration and payment of registration fee by presenters of accepted abstracts must be completed no later than 21, October, 2018.


By submitting an abstract, authors agree to publication in conference proceedings or similar by NZES.


Oral presentations will be included within topical sessions of the official Conference programme.

Posters will be on display throughout the conference and further details will be advised with confirmation email.