We want to hear about your research


The Committee invites you to submit an abstract for program consideration. If you would like yours to be considered, please make sure you submit your abstract before the deadline. The registration portal is also used for abstract submission.

**Suitable for oral presentation submissions

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The following abstract submission categories are available at the AFSS/NZFSS Joint Conference 2019. Please choose the category that best fits your submission when submitting your summary:

  • Bioassessment and Monitoring

  • Biogeochemistry

  • Citizen Science

  • Conservation

  • Ecological Modelling

  • Ecotoxicology

  • Estuaries

  • Evolutionary Ecology/Biology

  • Experimental Ecology

  • Fisheries

  • Flow Restoration and Environmental Flows

  • Food Webs

  • Groundwater

  • Hydrology

  • Intermittent and Ephemeral Systems

  • Invasive Species Ecology and Management

  • Invited/Special Session

  • Lakes

  • Omics

  • Population and Community Ecology

  • Riparian Ecology

  • Rivers and Streams

  • Science Communication

  • Urban Ecology

  • Wetlands


  • Blue Carbon (Special Session)

  • Historical Ecology (Special Session)

  • Urban Ecology (Special Session)

  • Applications of Stable Isotope Techniques (Special Session)

  • On Farm Wetland Rehabilitation (Special Session)

  • Fish Migration (Special Session)

  • Environmental Water Knowledge and Research (Special Session)

If you have been invited to submit your abstract into a special session, please select the appropriate session as denoted by the (Special Session) tag. If you think your presentation would fit into one of these sessions, but have not been contacted by the session organiser, please contact us and we can forward your details on to the session organiser. But please note that these sessions may already be full.

If you wish to contact session organisers please contact Rebecca Lester (Chairperson) via email - rebecca.lester@deakin.edu.au or David Dodemaide (Organising Committee) via email - d.dodemaide@deakin.edu.au



The language of the congress is English and all abstracts must be submitted in that language.

  • Abstracts cannot contain more than 300 words in the main body of the abstract. The content of your scientific work should include:

    • an introductory statement that outlines the background and significance of the study;

    • a succinct description of the basic methodologies;

    • a clear indication of the major findings of the study;

    • concluding statement.

  • Abstracts can be submitted for either oral or virtual poster presentation. Please note that some requests for talks may need to be moved to virtual poster presentations.

  • Accepted abstracts will be included in the program only if the presenting author has registered for the conference.

  • A maximum of 5 keywords can be included.

  • Only 1 abstract per presenting author can be accepted in the program.

  • If you would not like to be considered for a presentation award, please tick the box.


Presentation Types


  • Presenters may also be required to participate in a panel Q&A on the day.

  • Presentations of accepted abstracts should be created in PowerPoint and the slides should be designed in the 16:9 format (widescreen). You can select the "slide size" from the menu "Design" in Power Point.


Following on the success of last year’s session, the 2019 poster session will be limited to virtual posters (narrated video format).

  • This will be a three minute narrated video presentation.

  • This can include slides with voice over, film, or any other style you like, get creative!

  • Please provide your presentations as an MP4 file.

  • Presentations will be played at beginning of the Virtual “posters” session, followed by time to mingle and discuss the work with the presenters.

Further specific details will be sent to the presenters of the accepted abstract together with their presentation schedule.