ANZ Student Chapter Meeting of the Society for Marine Mammalogy

Dear ANZSCSMM members,

We are delighted to announce the third ANZ Student Chapter Meeting of the Society for Marine Mammalogy. The conference will take place on November 24th and 25th, 2016, starting at 9 am at Flinders University (South Australia).

Last year’s 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.

We would like to invite all university students (undergraduates to postdocs) from Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific, and Southeast Asia to join us in South Australia, and encourage attendees to give an oral presentation (15 min.) or to present a poster about their current work on marine mammals.

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

–        Sending an e-mail as soon as possible to<> (CC:<>) with the subject “ANZSCSMM Meeting”, your name, affiliation, the state/country you’ll be traveling from, and any dietary requirements;

–        Or, if you haven’t already done so, by completing the membership form ( 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 15th, 2016. Participation in the meeting is free for all ANZSCSMM members. All meals will be covered for the two-day meeting. Additional funds are being sought for the provision of accommodation for all attendees from outside of Adelaide. Further details will be available shortly.

Looking forward to meeting you all,

ANZ Student Chapter Heads

P.S. We are looking for volunteers to assist with logistics during the conference. If interested in becoming involved, please include that in your email.


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Kate Indeck

Cetacean Ecology and Acoustics Laboratory, University of Queensland

Cecilia Passadore

Cetacean Ecology, Behaviour and Evolution Laboratory, Flinders University

Jessica Patío Pérez

Ecology, Behaviour and Conservation Group, Massey University