Abstract submission for 2022 is now closed.  


All authors were notified of the outcome of their submission on Monday 6th December 2021

Who can apply: We invite all graduate and early career researchers undertaking research relevant to biodiversity at a Victorian institution to submit an abstract. We also invite young industry professionals based in Victoria (less than 10 years experience) to submit an abstract.

Conference format: Due to the escalating number of COVID-19 cases and the recent reintroduction of density limits for indoor venues, the 2022 conference will now be held online. We imagine this will be disappointing news for many, but we felt this was the safest and most responsible option given the current circumstances. The Organising Committee will be working hard to transition the event online and we will share more information with you as soon as it is available.

Presentation types: Will include 10-minute talks, 5-minute speed talks and poster presentations. Projects with clear results and/or outcomes will be given preference for 10-minute talks. We encourage projects without results to be submitted for 5-minute speed talks or poster presentations. 

The conference is deliberately broad and encourages a variety of talks across terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments, related to both local and international issues.