Please note that the ESA-SCBO2022 program will continue to be updated and is subject to change without notice.

Saturday 26 November 2022
1230-1330SCBO Ice-breaker lunch
Attendance is optional. Students are encouraged to participate.
1330-1700Student Conference Talks Workshop
1830-1930 SCB Social Science Working Group (SSWG) Speed-Networking
Sunday 27 November 2022
0900-1700Post-Graduate Day
Participation fee: $35 inc GST per person. Includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
1730-1830ESA-SCBO2022 Conference Registration and Welcome Drinks
Included for all full registration categories. Additional tickets may be purchased for AUD$30
1830-midnightFIELD TRIP: Greater glider & nocturnal mammals night tour
Participation fee: $45 inc GST per person
Monday 28 November 2022
0900-1030PLENARY SESSION
0900-0930Welcome to Country and Conference Opening
0930-1000Keynote Presentation:
Professor Emma Johnston
1000-1030Keynote Presentation
1030-1100Morning tea
1100-1300CONCURRENT SESSIONS
SYMPOSIUM: State of the Environment Report 2021SYMPOSIUM: From disconnect to reconnect: integrating soil microbial communities into fundamental ecology, conservation, and restorationOPEN FORUMOPEN FORUMOPEN FORUM
1300-1400Lunch
1400-1530CONCURRENT SESSIONS
SYMPOSIUM: State of the Environment Report 2021 (cont’d)SYMPOSIUM: From disconnect to reconnect; integrating soil microbial communities into fundamental ecology, conservation and restoration (cont’d)SYMPOSIUM: In the canopy after the fires: Reconnecting to build a new understanding of Australian gliders and possumsSYMPOSIUM: How much is enough? Setting meaningful targets for biodiversity conservationSYMPOSIUM: Is connecting with nature enough to support conservation action? Key challenges we need to tackle to move the field forward
1530-1600Afternoon tea
1600-1730CONCURRENT SESSIONS
SYMPOSIUM CONT. / OPEN FORUMSYMPOSIUM CONT. / OPEN FORUMSYMPOSIUM CONT. / OPEN FORUMSYMPOSIUM: How much is enough? Setting meaningful targets for biodiversity conservation (cont'd)SYMPOSIUM CONT. / OPEN FORUM
1730-1930Barbara Rice Memorial Poster Session
Tuesday 29 November 2022
0900-1030PLENARY SESSION
0900-1000KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:
Esau Kekeubata and Dorothy Kekeubata
1000-1030KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
1030-1100Morning tea
1100-1300CONCURRENT SESSIONS
SYMPOSIUM: Indigenous Ecological Knowledge OPEN SESSIONSYMPOSIUM: Maximising outcomes for biodiversity and society through innovative approaches to private land conservationSYMPOSIUM: Nothing to see here: Natural history notes and null resultsOPEN SESSION
1300-1400Lunch
1400-1530PLENARY SESSION
1530-1600Afternoon tea
1600-1730CONCURRENT SESSIONS
SYMPOSIUM: Collaborative approaches to monitoring significant species and habitats using Indigenous knowledge, technical assessments and citizen scienceSYMPOSIUM: Empowering researchers and decision-makers to solve environmental problems through Virtual LaboratoriesSYMPOSIUM CONT. / OPEN SESSIONSYMPOSIUM CONT. / OPEN SESSIONOPEN SESSION
1800ESA AGM
1830-2000SOCIAL EVENT: EcoCommons Launch Event
1830-1930SCB Social Science Working Group (SSWG) Speed Networking
1830-midnightFIELD TRIP: Greater Glider & Nocturnal Mammals Night Tour
1930Science Slam
Wednesday 30 November 2022
0900-1030PLENARY SESSION
0900-0945KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:
Professor Adrienne Nicotra, Associate Director Research, Division of Ecology and Evolution, Research School of Biology, Australian National University
0945-1030KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:
ESA Next Generation Award Presentation
1100-1300CONCURRENT SESSIONS
SYMPOSIUM: Australian 2019/20 Bushfires. National synthesis of biodiversity responsesOPEN SESSIONSYMPOSIUM: A new vision and pathway for conservationOPEN SESSIONOPEN SESSION
1300-1400Lunch
1315-1345SCB SSWB Members’ Lunch
1400-1530CONCURRENT SESSIONS
SYMPOSIUM: Australian 2019/20 Bushfires. National synthesis of biodiversity responses (cont'd)OPEN SESSIONSYMPOSIUM: A new vision and pathway for conservation (cont'd)OPEN SESSIONSYMPOSIUM: Australian ecosystems at +3oC and beyond
1530-1600Afternoon tea
1600-1730CONCURRENT SESSIONS
OPEN SESSIONOPEN SESSIONOPEN SESSIONOPEN SESSIONSYMPOSIUM: Australian ecosystems at +3oC and beyond (cont'd)
1900CONFERENCE DINNER

Join us at Novotel Northbeach for the Conference Dinner. An opportunity to network or just meet up with old and new friends over a meal.
Thursday 1 December 2022
0900-1030PLENARY SESSION
0900-0930KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:
ESA President Address
SCBO President Address

1000-1030KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:
Transcending language barriers, reconnecting evidence and people for conservation
Dr Tatsuya Amano, Australian Research Council Future Fellow, University of Queensland
1000-1800ESA-SCBO Art Exhibition
Facilitated by Make Space Collective (MSC)
1030-1100Morning tea
1100-1300CONCURRENT SESSIONS
SYMPOSIUM: Emotions in EcologySYMPOSIUM: Ecological connections: Informing Recovery from Natural DisastersOPEN SESSIONOPEN SESSIONOPEN SESSION
1300-1400Lunch
1400-1530PLENARY SESSION
1530-1600Afternoon tea
1600-1730PLENARY SESSION
Announcement of Prizes and Awards
Conference Close
Friday 2 December 2022
WORKSHOPS (book tickets via the registration page)
0800-1000
A Beginner’s Guide to Data Analysis and Visualisation in R for Ecologists & Conservation Scientists using EcoCommons’ Coding Cloud
Facilitated by: Dr Emilia Decker, Dr Jessica Fenker, Abhimanyu Raj Singh & Dr Elisa Bayraktarov
0900-1130Using the R Package ‘galah’ to Investigate the Atlas of Living Australia
Facilitated by: Dr Jenna Wraith, Atlas of Living Australia
0900-1300How to develop inclusive conservation and environmental policies
Facilitated by: Katie Moon & Katharina Victoria Perez-Hammerle
0900-1300Smooth sailing ahead: navigating tricky conversations and interviews
Facilitated by: ESA Early Career Ecologists Working Group - Sarah Ryding, Deakin University, Caragh Threlfall, University of Sydney & Steph Courtney Jones, ACT Government / Australian National University
0900-1300Getting started with R: an introduction for Conservation Social Scientists
Facilitated by: Matthew Selinske & Holly Kirk
1000-1600Dynamic models in behavioural ecology
Facilitated by: Cassie Speakman
1000-1130Open Ecoacoustics: Tools, Training, and Data for Ecoacoustics Workflows
Facilitated by: Kellie Vella & Paul Roe
1030-1230A Beginner’s Guide to Data Analysis and Visualisation in Python for Ecologists & Conservation Scientists using EcoCommons’ Coding Cloud
Facilitated by: Dr Amanda Buyan, Data Analyst, CSIRO The Atlas of Living Australia & EcoCommons Australia, Dr Rob Clemens, Change & Communications Manager, EcoCommons Australia, Griffith University, Dr Emilia Decker, Support and Training Officer, EcoCommons Australia, Griffith University & Dr Jessica Fenker, R Programmer, EcoCommons Australia, CSIRO The Atlas of Living Australia
1300-1500Using the EcoCommons’ Point-and-click Dashboards to run Species Distribution Models, make Climate Projections and carry out Biosecurity Risk Mapping
Facilitated by: Dr Rob Clemens, Change & Communications Manager, EcoCommons Australia, Griffith University, Dr Emilia Decker, Support and Training Officer, EcoCommons Australia, Griffith University, Dr Jessica Fenker, R Programmer, EcoCommons Australia, The Atlas of Living Australia, Dr Peter D. Wilson, Adjunct Fellow, Macquarie University & Dr Sean Haythorne, Research Software Engineer, Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis, University of Melbourne
1530-1730Running Species Distribution Models in the EcoCommons’ R environment
Facilitated by: Dr Rob Clemens, Change & Communications Manager, EcoCommons Australia, Griffith University, Abhimanyu Raj Singh, Functional Analyst, EcoCommons Australia, Griffith University & Dr Jessica Fenker, R Programmer, EcoCommons Australia, The Atlas of Living Australia
FIELD TRIPS
(book tickets via the registration page)
0800-1700Behind the Scenes at Sydney Olympic Park – 25 years into a 100+ year ecological restoration project