Registration is now open for ESA-SCBO2022. Earlybird registration closes 23 September 2022. Standard registration will remain open until the start of the conference.

Click on the button below to register online. Payment can be by credit card via Stripe Checkout (a third party gateway), or via EFT to bank details on your invoice.

Registration fees

All registration fees are in Australian Dollars ($AUD) and are inclusive of GST. Earlybird registration closes on 23 September 2022 and standard registration begins on 24 September 2022.

Registration TypeEarlybird Standard
Full Registrations
ESA / SCBO Member $765.00$925.00
ESA / SCBO Non-Member $945.00$1095.00
Student * or Retiree ESA / SCBO Member $365.00$435.00
Student * or Retiree ESA / SCBO Non-Member$465.00$585.00
Day Registrations
ESA / SCBO Member $330.00$375.00
ESA / SCBO Non-Member $410.00$455.00
Student * or Retiree ESA / SCBO Member $255.00
Student * or Retiree ESA / SCBO Non-Member$285.00
Virtual Registration$150
*The student rate applies to full time, unwaged students. To receive the student rate, you will be requested to provide your student ID to verify your eligibility.

What does your registration include?

In-person registration

Full and day registrations include access to all relevant sessions and catering on your day of registration and you are also able to attend the welcome drinks and poster session. Optional extras including the conference dinner, field trips and workshops, carbon offsetting and guest tickets can also be added during the registration process.

The Ecological Society of Australia (ESA) and Society for Conservation Biology Oceania (SCBO) actively support the professional development of future ecologists and conservationists, and the long-held policy of subsidising to keep student registration fees as low as possible will continue. The student rate applies to full time, unwaged students. To receive the student rate, you will be requested to provide your student ID to verify your eligibility.

Virtual Registration

Virtual registration includes:

  • access to all presentation abstracts and poster PDFs (when supplied by presenter)
  • the opportunity to connect via the online portal with all attendees (both in-person and virtual)
  • the option to connect with presenters and ask questions about their abstracts
  • access to live-streamed sessions during the conference
  • access to recordings of live-streamed sessions post-conference

Please note that all presenters are asked to attend in-person unless based overseas and subject to travel restrictions.

The following sessions will be live-streamed during the conference, and session recordings will be available until 31 December 2022

Monday 28 NovemberOpening Session
– Welcome to Country and Conference Opening
– Opening Message; The Hon James Henry Griffin MP, NSW Minister for Environment & Heritage
– Keynote Presentation; Professor Emma Johnston, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), University of Sydney
– Keynote Presentation; Professor Ran Nathan, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Symposium: State of the Environment Report 2021
Open forum: Data synthesis and decision making
Open forum: Conservation
Tuesday 29 NovemberPlenary session
– Indigenous Keynote Presentation; Esau and Dorothy Kekeubata, Baru Conservation Alliance, Solomon Islands
– Indigenous Keynote Presentation; Oliver Costello
Symposium: Indigenous Ecological Knowledge
Plenary session
– SCB Distinguished Service Award Winner 2021 Presentation; Professor Sarah Legge
– SCB Regional Distinguished Service Award Presentation; Moses Kerry, Mauberema Ecotourism and Nature Conservation Centre, PNG
– ESA Australian Ecology Research Award (AERA) Presentation; Professor John Morgan
Wednesday 30 NovemberPlenary session
– Keynote Presentation; Professor Adrienne Nicotra, Associate Director Research, Division of Ecology and Evolution, Research School of Biology, Australian National University
– Keynote Presentation: ESA Next Generation Award Presentation
Symposium: Australian 2019/20 Bushfires. National synthesis of biodiversity response
Thursday 1 DecemberPublishing conservation science – Q&A Session with Professor Mark Burgmann
Plenary session
– Keynote Presentation: ESA Gold Medal Winner, Professor Richard Kingsford
– Keynote Presentation; ESA Gold Medal Winner, Professor Kris French
– Keynote Presentation; Dr Tatsuya Amano, Australian Research Council Future Fellow, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland; Deputy Director, Research, Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science, University of Queensland
Symposium: Ecological connections: Informing Recovery from Natural Disasters
Plenary session
– 2019 Fundamental Ecology Award Presentation – Susanna Bryceson
– 2021 Fundamental Ecology Award Presentation – Giancarlo Chiarenza
– 2019 Jill Landsberg Trust Fund Scholarship Presentation – Darcy Watchorn
– 2020 Jill Landsberg Trust Foundation Scholarship Presentation – Ned Ryan-Schofield
– 2021 Jill Landsberg Trust Foundation Scholarship Presentation – Patrick FInnerty
– 2020 Applied Forestry Scholarship Presentation – Julia Smith
– 2022 Applied Forestry Scholarship Recipient – Forbes Saurels
Plenary session
– SCBO President’s Address
– ESA President’s Address
– ESA-SCBO Prizes and Awards

Registration fees have been set to cover costs and there is no expectation for the Societies to profit from the conference.

The organisers are committed to making the conference accessible to as many people as we can, and for that reason this year we are continuing to offer grants and subsidies including financial hardship grants, and parental support grants. For more information please contact

Before you register

You will need to agree to the Code of Conduct and Terms and Conditions to complete the registration process. Please CLICK HERE to view and familiarise yourself beforehand.

Contact us

Please direct all registration enquiries to:

ESA-SCBO 2022 Conference Secretariat, Kaigi Conferencing and Events

Level 1, The Realm 18 National Circuit Barton ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6198 3218


Featured image credit: Brad Martin