Conferences

8th Australasian Shorebird Conference

Adelaide, and The Coorong, South Australia, October 2012*

The Australasian Shorebird Conference is normally held every two years to provide an opportunity for people interested in shorebirds to exchange information, discuss relevant issues and develop strategies for improving the status of these species, many of which are threatened throughout their range. *On this basis the ASC was due to be held during 2011, however due to a clash with dates with the Australasian Ornithological Congress the ASC has been moved back twelves months to avoid clashes with the AOC in future.

Conferences will be held at a time and location to focus on local issues and to provide the best opportunity for attendees to see shorebirds at key shorebird sites in the company with local experts,  as well as to hear about the latest research and developments in Australia and the wider East Asian Australasian Flyway.

Although a theme for ASC 2012 has not been set at this stage expressions of interest are invited for papers or posters on migratory and non-migratory shorebirds and their habitats in the Asia Pacific region.

The conference organisers endeavour to encourage researchers from other countries in the Flyway, as well as Australians, by providing financial assistance for travel and accommodation.

For further information or to apply for funding assistance please contact the Conference Convenor, Paul Wainwright: paul.wainwright@sa.gov.au