ANZ Student Chapter Meeting of the Society of Marine Mammalogy (28-30 Nov 2018, Brisbane)

Announcing the fourth ANZ Student Chapter Meeting of the Society of Marine Mammalogy. The conference will take place from November 28th – 30th, 2018, at Griffith University (Brisbane, QLD).

The first day will consist of a free half-day R workshop, which will be suitable for all levels of R users and will provide a chance to ask questions specific to participants’ own data. This will be followed by two days of guest speakers, student presentations, and networking opportunities.

The last conference was a great success and students thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to share their research, improve their presentation skills, and to network with fellow peers and professionals in the marine mammal field.

All university students (undergraduates to postdocs) from Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific, and Southeast Asia are invited to join the meeting in Queensland, and  give an oral presentation (15min) or  present a poster about their current work on marine mammals.

To facilitate logistical planning and the allocation of funds for the event,  all students wanting to participate to are requested to express their interest by:

– Sending an e-mail to with the subject “ANZSCSMM Meeting”, your name, affiliation, the state/country you’ll be travelling from, and any dietary requirements;

– Or, if you haven’t already done so, by completing the membership form on the chapter’s website (ANZSCSMM) and returning it with the information requested above (NOTE: membership to the chapter is free!).

Participants wishing to present must also submit an abstract (max. 300 words) by October 31st, 2018.  Please return them to the aforementioned email address. Presenters from outside of Brisbane will be eligible for a travel grant but must indicate their desire to be considered when submitting their abstract.

Participation in the meeting is free for all ANZSCSMM members. All meals will be covered for the meeting and further funds are being sought for the provision of accommodation for all attendees from outside of Brisbane. Additional details will be available shortly.