AMSN 2022

Australian Mangrove and Saltmarsh Network Conference

A crab in mangroves

The AMSN was established to address the management issues that face tidal wetland habitats around the world.  As the tidal zone shifts with sea level rise this need is increasing.  The conference will bring together researchers, coastal managers, industry representatives and members of community groups who work across mangrove and saltmarsh landscapes.

The conference theme is ‘looking back to move forward’.  We hope to bring together, in-person and virtually, Australian and international colleagues to share their findings, ideas and experiences of studying and managing intertidal wetland systems.

AMSN Mangroves image
Mangroves new growth - image by Jacob Crisp

Key dates

  • Abstracts are now open

  • Monday 30 May: Registrations are open

  • Monday 25 July: Abstracts close

  • Monday 8 August: Accepted Abstracts announced

  • Friday 30 September: Registrations close

  • Tuesday 4 October: Conference commences

  • Friday 7 October: Conference closes

Two pythons in mangroves
Pythons in mangroves - image by Jacob Crisp


Abstract submissions are open

AMSN 2022 is now an in-person conference only.

The Organising Committee is pleased to accept abstracts for AMSN Ballina 2022 “Looking back to move forward”.

Abstracts will be accepted for presentations that are in-person.

Formats for your in-person presentation:

  • Full paper: 12 minute presentation
  • Flash Talk: 5 minute presentation

Abstracts should be prepared according to the guidelines below and downloadable template, AMSN 2022 Abstract Preparation Guidelines.

Abstracts must be emailed to [email protected] by12:00pm AEST on Monday 25 July, 2022.

Please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • In the email subject field write:
    abstract – YourName’ (e.g. “abstract – SonnyGreen”)
  • Attach a word document (using the template) containing your abstract.
  • The name of this file should be:
    YourNameAMSN2022.docx’ (e.g. ‘SonnyGreenAMSN2022.docx’).
  • Include your preference for full talk or flash talk in both the body of your email and on your abstract.
  • Students should indicate whether they wish to be considered for the Best Student Presentation award in the body of the email and on the abstract.

The Organising Committee encourages applicants to submit abstracts of a high quality that comply with the preparation guidelines below. Any abstracts that do not conform to these guidelines will be returned for corrections.

  1. Length: The abstract should not exceed 300 words.
  2. Authors' names: Authors' names should be given as initials and a family name (e.g., “S. Green”). Author names should be followed by their respective departmental / university postal addresses.
  3. You may only include one figure in your abstract. Together the abstract and figure must not exceed one A4 page.
  4. Key Words: Three to 10 keywords should be appended to the abstract (separated by a single line).
  5. Corresponding Author: The email of the main corresponding author should be placed below the keywords.
  6. References and citations are not permitted.
  7. File Format: Word Document (.docx) or earlier, (.odt).

Abstracts submitted, but not chosen for full paper presentations, will be further considered for suitability as flash talk presentations.

Full paper presentations will be 12 minutes length to enable 2 minutes of questions. Flash talk presentations will be limited to 5 minutes.

AMSN brown honeyeater
Brown Honeyeater - image by Jacob Crisp

Registration options

  • No early bird registration
  • In person (at Ballina) only registration
  • Full registration $450 (excluding dinner $80)
  • Student registration $270 (excluding dinner $80)
  • Registration open now and closes 30 September
  • Social functions include a Conference dinner on Wednesday 5 October 2022 from 7:00pm
  • Field trip (no cost) to Ballina mangrove sites

Conference Program

Download the AMSN 2022 Conference Program

Download the program

Conference venue

Corner of Compton Drive and Cedar Crescent, Ballina, NSW 2478.

Ballina Beach Resort


Mangrove forest in Cape Tribulation beach.

Travel options

Accommodation options for Conference delegates

Quality Hotel Ballina Beach Resort

Ballina Heritage Inn

Richmond Motel Inn