About your Regional Secretaries
In 2021, Oluwaseun Serah Iyasere and Danila Marini came on board as the new regional secretaries for the ISAE Australasia-Africa region, taking over from Kris Descovich and Amanda Doughty, who did a fantastic job keeping everyone updated on events.
Resources and Archives
Below, you can find resources relevant to the Australasia-Africa region of the ISAE along with information about our past regional meetings.
2019 Regional Meeting
2014 Regional Meeting
Download the program and abstract booklet below:
Forward thinking - applying ethology to solve behaviour and welfare questions
University of Sydney, WP Young Seminar Room, Veterinary Science Conference Centre
Two keynote presentations were delivered on the day. Associate Professor Phil Taylor (Macquarie University) discussed the incorporation of pure ethology in applied research. Dr. Greg Cronin (University of Sydney) addressed the question ‘can non-confinement housing for the farrowing sow and her litter be successfully achieved in intensive pig production in Australia?’
The meeting was FREE for members and non-members. Lunch and tea/coffee was provided as well.
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
2012 and earlier
2012 Regional meeting proceedings
Below is the link to a pdf of the 2012 regional meeting proceedings, including the abstracts of all presentations and posters:
Archival Regional News & Notices
- Member Megan Jones from South Africa was awarded a UFAW grant to attend the 44th ISAE Congress, where she presented her work on striped mice and stereotypy. See here for more.
- An interesting RSPCA scientific seminar was held in Canberra on the topic "Animal welfare and ethics: from principles to practice", with input from regional and other ISAE members. See http://www.rspca.org.au/what-we-do/science-and-policies/science-seminars.html
- Congratulations to Professor Paul Hemsworth, long standing ISAE member and Director of the Animal Welfare Science Centre in Australia, who was awarded the St Michael's Medallion in 2011 from Melbourne's St Michael's Uniting Church. This award recognises work that assists the prevention of violence, trauma and destructiveness or promotes growth, health and well-being. Paul's research focusses on the behaviour of livestock and companion animals, especially the relationship between animals, and between animals and their handlers and the environment. See www.animalwelfare.net.au for more.
- CSIRO receives Australian Museum Eureka Prize. See here for further details.
Journals with regional content
Here are some useful regional journals with regional and international applied ethology content:
New Zealand Veterinary Journal
Research and Education
Animal Welfare Science Centre, Australia
Animal Welfare Science and Bioethics Centre, Massey University, New Zealand
Anthrozoology Research Group, Australia
Australia and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching, Australia
Royal Society Te Apārangi, New Zealand
Centre for Animal Welfare and Ethics, University of Queensland, Australia
Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASSAB)
New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Animal Welfare Directorate
Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Animal Welfare
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Australia
New Zealand Three Rs Programme
Animal Behaviour and Welfare Research Centre at AgResearch
Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Unitec School of Natural Sciences
CSIRO Animal Welfare Research Group
Payam Noor University, Iran (for information on Animal Behaviour and Welfare course)