In response to concerns about biodiversity conservation, the Centre for Environmental Management (CEM) in the School of Science and Technology, Federation University Australia inaugurated a biodiversity conference in 2004. It brought together a wide variety of interested parties, who responded with enthusiasm. Participant feedback suggested that further conferences of this type should be held, ideally as cooperative ventures with other universities. Over time the event has grown into a series of biodiversity conferences. It has increased in size and flourished, with the cooperation of five further regional universities from Victoria and New South Wales, major environmental agencies and other organisations.
|Year||Theme||Keynote speaker||Presentations||Attendees||NRM Agencies||Sponsors|
|2015||Biodiversity in Rural Landscapes - Abstracts (pdf 749kb)||Assoc. Prof. Ian Lunt (Charles Sturt University)||24||600||23||10|
|2013||Enhancing ecosystems management and restoration - Abstracts (pdf 616kb)||Prof. David Lindenmayer (ANU, ARC Australian Laureate)||24||525||18||8|
|2011||Vulnerability and resilience of ecosystems - Abstracts (pdf 482kb)||Dr. John Williams (NRM Commission, New South Wales)||24||400||14||7|
|2009||Biodiversity under climate change - Abstracts (pdf, 545kb)||Prof. Roger Jones (Victoria University, Professor)||17||364||10||7|
|2007||Biodiversity Across the borders - Abstracts (pdf, 306kb)||Prof. Richard Hobbs (ARC Australian Laureate, University of Western Australia)||21||349||9||6|
|2004||Biodiversity Across the borders - Abstracts (pdf, 1mb)||Prof. Mark Burgman (ARC Centre for Excellence, University of Melbourne, Professor)||15||190||3||4|