2012 Australasian Bat Society Conference

The 15th Australasian Bat Society Conference will be held on Wednesday 11th to Friday 13th April 2012 at the University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, with a welcoming function on the evening of Tuesday 10th April and a post-conference field trip on Saturday 14th – Sunday 15th April.

The ABS conference is held every two years and celebrates bats (both microbats and megabats), and their role in the ecosystem. This conference will have an urban theme, but we welcome papers on all aspects of bat biology, ecology, health, conservation and management, and advances in bat survey technology. Everyone is invited, including students, bat carers, scientists, land managers, and anyone with an interest in bats and thinks bats are amazing creatures!

A special public forum exploring the interactions between people and bats in a rapidly urbanising world will be held on April 11th.

This forum is for:
• Government environmental & biodiversity officers
• Ecological consultants, arborists, landscape planners
• Educators and students of environmental sciences
• Friends and naturalists groups
And anyone else interested in learning about bats and their management in the urban environment.