Australian Mammal Society Conference 2020

Australian Mammal Society Conference 2020

17 - 18 November 2020

The 66th Annual Scientific meeting of the Australian Mammal Society has been transformed. The meeting will now be a virtual conference run from the Lismore campus of Southern Cross University.

The conference organiser is Ross Goldingay:

The 2-day scientific program will be a general program with presentations grouped by theme. The AMS must hold an annual general meeting each year and this will likely occur on the afternoon of 18 November.

Accessing the conference

Emails describing how to log into the conference will be sent to paid-up AMS members and those registering through the membership page prior to the conference.

Conference program

There was some debate about how long our virtual conference should run. i.e. how long will people be willing to sit at their computers?

There is also a need in our constitution for the AMS to run its AGM.

Our compromise was a 2-day general program, including the AGM.

Deadlines for Abstracts

  • 12 October 2020. Email to:
  • The abstract file name will need presentation type (regular, speed), last name and initials.
  • Abstract in Arial font and formatted as follows:
    • Title (12 pt) in bold and capitals, centred
    • Authors (first then last name) (12 pt) with presenter in bold
    • Addresses (10 pt). Use numbered superscripts to match address to name.
      Follow addresses with presenter email and twitter handle (if available).
    • Body of abstract: 200 word maximum
    • Provide context, aims, methods, results and conclusions. No references.

Student presentation awards

There will be two student awards presented at AMS2020. The annual Bolliger Award for the best student presentation based on a regular length presentation. The other will be the Lyne Award, which is usually awarded for the best student poster but due to changes in presentation format this year it will go to the best student Speed Talk.

Follow the link to the AMS website for the application form for both awards.

Postgraduate student and ECR Workshop – 16 November 2020

There will be a career advice panel for student and early career researcher members. We will have a career advice/ Q&A session from a diverse panel of members from government, academia, university, government supported institution and an NGO.

A second workshop will be on grant writing, with Assoc. Prof. Vera Weisbecker and Assoc. Prof. Diana Fisher giving tips on ARC grant writing and NGO/small conservation grant writing, respective. You need to register to attend – please contact Kaylah del Simone: