19 April 2010

NATURE: Free Biodiversity Supplement for 2010

The journal Nature is offering free electronic access (and a free print copy) to a ‘biodiversity supplement’ for 2010, International Year of Biodiversity.

Nature have collected recent features, opinion pieces, News & Views articles and original research papers, to provide a useful snapshot of global biodiversity problems and possible solutions.

ANPC: 8th National Conference REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

The Australian Network for Plant Conservation (ANPC) 8th National Conference:

Planning conservation to achieving restoration:

A conference for everyone involved in conserving Australia's unique flora and native vegetation

28 September to 1 October 2010, Perth, WA

Early bird registration open until 28 July 2010

Call for abstracts open until 16 July 2010

Themes include:
  • Conservation Planning

  • Seeds and Genes for Restoration

  • Engaging with Industry

  • The Role of Taxonomy

  • Soil Health and Restoration

  • Planning for Climate Change

Join ANPC now to receive a registration discount!!

For more information visit the ANPC Website:


CONFERENCE: Plants in a Human Landscape - Conservation outside Nature Reserves

The New Zealand Plant Conservation Network 2010 conference:

'Plants in a Human Landscape - Conservation Outside Nature Reserves' will be held in Christchurch Friday 8 to Sunday 10 October. A flyer about the conference can be found on the Network website at: http://nzpcn.org.nz/publications/Conference10-flyer-100326.pdf

They are currently seeking offers of papers for the nine symposia. If you would like to present a paper please email the details NOW of the proposed title and name of the relevant symposium to info@nzpcn.org.nz

AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: Call for papers special issue 'Biological Diversity'

The Editors of the Australasian Journal of Environmental Management invite offers of papers on 'Biological Diversity' for a special issue of the Journal in December 2010.

This year, 2010, is the United Nations designated International Year for Biological Diversity. In one statement, the United Nations Environment Programme said that ‘the importance of biological diversity to human society is hard to overstate. An estimated 40 percent of the global economy is based on biological products and processes. The effective use of biological diversity at all levels - (including) genes, species and ecosystems - is therefore a precondition for sustainable development’.

Papers submitted for possible publication in this special issue must follow the 'guidelines for contributors' including length limit of 6000 words (guidelines can be found on our website at www.eianz.org/publications/australasian-journal-of-environmental-management).

Papers to be presented at the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand annual conference are welcome, subject to the timelines:

Abstracts or expressions of interest: please submit abstracts or expressions of interest to the Editors at ajem@uq.edu.au as soon as possible. Full manuscripts: 18 June. (This is to allow sufficient time for reviewing, revisions and production). Earlier submissions are welcome.

Enquiries: ajem@uq.edu.au or Prof. Helen Ross on 0408 195 324 (please allow time to respond as the email account is staffed part-time).