ISAE by Region : Australasia-Africa

Australasia and Africa

Welcome to the Home page of the Australasia and Africa Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology! The ISAE is a scientific society that focuses on the study of applied animal behavior covering topics such as farm animals, wildlife management, companion and laboratory animals, control of pests, human-animal interactions, and animal welfare. From this site you will be able to access information on present and future ISAE activities in our region.

All input into this website is welcome. Please forward news, etc to the regional secretaries:


 

2016 Regional Meeting

Upcoming ISAE: new scientists, new methodologies, new technologies

This year's ISAE regional meeting will explore the future of our discipline. Come along to hear lots of new ideas, research methodologies and the most recent findings in our region. There will be a strong student focus for the meeting as well, to celebrate our up and coming new scientists. 

HEAD HERE TO REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/isae-regional-meeting-tickets-26460273390

Dr. Mark Oliver will be the invited presenter (https://unidirectory.auckland.ac.nz/profile/m-oliver), and we will also be having keynote presentations from Mhairi Sutherland (AgResearch) and Kirsty Chidgey (Massey University PhD student). 

This is the first time we're charging for a regional meeting. The costs will cover lunch and travel for the invited presenters. Membership subsidies have been applied, and there is a great discount for student members. 

Student prices apply to both undergraduate and post-graduate students. Please email Bec if you're interested in joining the society. 

Abstracts are due on 27th August, with feedback to be given by 27th September. Follow the link for abstract details. 

Two student awards up to the value of AU$800 each are also available. Please add the additional details to your abstract as outlined.

 

2015 Regional Update

Hi everyone! This year the ISAE Australasia-Africa region hosted a symposium at the International Ethology Congress in Cairns, QLD, instead of the annual regional meeting. The congress was attended by over 700 delegates, and the applied ethology stream was well represented. A copy of the abstract booklet can be found here

We will be back to our usual regional meetings in 2016. If you want more information please contact Bec Doyle   

 

ISAE 2014 Regional Meeting

UPDATE: PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM AND ABSTRACT BOOKLET FROM THE DAY. 

The theme of this year's regional meeting is

Forward thinking - applying ethology to solve behaviour and welfare questions
 

Where and when: the University of Sydney, WP Young Seminar Room, Veterinary Science Conference Centre on 29th October. The venue will be open from 9:00 am and presentations will commence at 9:30 am. Here is a map for your reference.

Two keynote presentations will be delivered on the day.  Associate Professor Phil Taylor (Macquarie University) will be discussing the incorporation of pure ethology in applied research. Dr. Greg Cronin (University of Sydney) will address the question ‘can non-confinement housing for the farrowing sow and her litter be successfully achieved in intensive pig production in Australia?’

The meeting is FREE for members and non-members. Lunch and tea/coffee will be provided as well.

Abstracts for consideration as oral presentations and posters must be submitted to rebecca.doyle@unimelb.edu.au by 29th August. Here are the abstract requirements.

There will be a total of 2 travel awards provided, one domestic and one international student, to attend the meeting ($1,000 each). To be considered for travel support please email a short paragraph on why you require travel support along with your abstract. Applications will be assessed as per page 3 of the ISAE congress award guidelines.

RSVP is essential. Please email rebecca.doyle@unimelb.edu.au by Friday, 26th September.  Please send this email onto students and non-members who may be interested. The more the merrier

 

ISAE 2014 Congress - Regional travel award

Big News! We are offering one travel award (up to AU$2,000) to a member in our region  

The eligible criteria are as follows:

In order to apply, email Rebecca Doyle () with the following:

Applications will be assessed by a panel of independent members using the criteria stipulated on page 3 of the ISAE Congress Attendance Fund (/hres/congress%20attendance%20fund.pdf

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 12 March 2014
Please email  with any further questions.

 

2013 ISAE Regional Meeting

On 31st October we held a regional meeting at AgReserach, Hamilton, NZ with the theme 'Future solutions for animal behaviour and welfare problems'.

The meeting was great fun and the abstract book is available for download here

PDFs of all oral presentations are available as follows: Mike Colombo, Gemma Worth, Maxine Rice, Sarah Talbot, Arnja Dale, Kevin Stafford, Min Yong, Mirijam Guesgen, Kate Littin, Else Verbeek, Sally Haynes, Clare Browne, Karen Mancera, Mark Farnworth, Anoma Arachchige, Ellen Jongman

Thanks again to all those who presented on the day, and to the AgResearch team for their help organising everything! 

March 2013 Regional newsletter

We aim to put out a regional newsletter every 6 months. This newsletter includes summaries of recent conferences attended by our members, recently published papers, an update on the OIE activities in our region, and more fun facts.

The next newsletter is due out in September/October. If you have anything you wish to promote or contribute please email Bec Doyle  or Ahmad Tatar

 Download newsletter

2012 Regional meeting proceedings

Here is the link to a PDF of the 2012 regional meeting proceedings, including the abstracts of all presentations and posters.

 Download proceedings

Regional News & Notices

Past news

Journals with regional content

Here are some useful regional journals with regional and international applied ethology content: 

Regional Activities and Meetings

 See institution links below for upcoming activities and meetings.

Related Research and Education

Specific Funding Opportunities / Awards

Available opportunities are listed below as they arise.

Employment opportunities

See main ISAE webpage

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