2012 Conference

2012 Conference

Conference Venue

Due to the large number of abstracts received we are holding the conference at The Old Woolstore, which allows us to accommodate more presentations. The Old Woolstore is on Hobart’s waterfront and is one of the accommodation venues offered; it is two blocks from the other accommodation option, The Hotel Collins. See the map for locations.

Invitation to Attend

It is our pleasure and great privilege to invite you to Hobart from the 25th to 28th November in 2012 for the 43rd AGM and Scientific Congress of the Australian Entomological Society and the 2012 Conference of the Australasian Arachnological Society.

We invite you to Hobart to not only take advantage of the scientific program and conference’s networking opportunities, but to indulge in what Tasmania does best: the fine foods, exciting wines, cultural experiences and, of course, our natural environment.

On behalf of the Organising Committee, we look forward to welcoming you to Hobart in 2012.

Geoff Allen & Catherine Byrne
Conference Co-Convenors


The conference will include Symposia on:

  • Signalling in insects and spiders: conflict and cooperation (Prof. Mark Elgar)
  • Fruit fly management and threats (Dr Olivia Reynolds)
  • Bush Blitz Synergies: Surveys supporting management of the National Reserve System (Dr David Yeates, Dr Catherine Byrne)
  • Urban ecology (Prof. Phil Weinstein)
  • Digitisation and biodiversity informatics initiatives in invertebrate collection (Dr Beth Mantle)
  • Progress in Australasian Arachnid and Myriapod Systematics in the 21st Century(Dr Michael Rix)

Click here for overviews of the Symposia.

Invited Speakers

  • Professor Ary Hoffman
  • Professor Stephen Simpson
  • Dr Nick Porch

    If you have a symposium you wish to suggest please email Geoff.Allen@utas.edu.au with the symposium overview and details of the proposed presentations.


16. Oreixenica ptunarra (Ptunarra brown butterfly). Threatened species. Restricted to native grasslands.

Further information and photo credits (PDF).


Who will attend?

Delegates will include university and other tertiary professionals, staff from governmental departments and research organisations and private sector entomologists. The conferences have traditionally enjoyed strong representation from entomology students.

Conference Committee
  • Geoff Allen, University of Tasmania
  • Catherine Byrne, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
  • Jamie Davies, Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, Tasmania
  • David de Little, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
  • Jane Elek, Forestry Tasmania
  • Lynette Forster, University of Tasmania
  • Peter McQuillan, University of Tasmania
  • Karen Richards, Forest Practices Authority, Tasmania
  • Paul Walker, University of Tasmania

Australian Entomological Society

The Australian Entomological Society aims to advance and disseminate entomological knowledge in all its aspects, particularly but not exclusively, in relation to the Australian fauna. The Society publishes a journal, a news bulletin and a series of miscellaneous publications, organises scientific meetings, awards research grants to members, awards prizes to students for papers or essays on entomological topics and awards  prizes for taxonomic illustrations and photographs of insects or allied forms.

If you would like more information or would like to join the AES, visit the Society’s web site at: www.austentsoc.org.au.

Australasian Arachnological Society

The Australasian Arachnological Society aims to promote interest in the ecology, behaviour and taxonomy of arachnids in the Australasian region, loosely defined as Australia, New Zealand, South-east Asia, Oceania and the Pacific Islands.

If you would like to more information or would like to join the AAS, visit the Society’s web site at: www.australasian-arachnology.org.

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