Resources and Archives
Below, you will find information on previous ISAE activities and other relevant information on events and news occurring within Oceania.
2021 Regional Meeting
2019 Regional Meeting
2017 Regional Meeting
11 November 2017, Brisbane, Australia
Theme: Discrete affective states in animals: Behavioural evidence and validation
2016 Regional Meeting
Upcoming ISAE: new scientists, new methodologies, new technologies
The 2016 ISAE regional meeting explored the future of our discipline. We discussed lots of new ideas, research methodologies and the most recent findings in our region. There was a strong student focus for the meeting as well, to celebrate our up and coming new scientists.
Dr. Mark Oliver was the invited presenter (https://unidirectory.auckland.ac.nz/profile/m-oliver), and we also had keynote presentations from Mhairi Sutherland (AgResearch) and Kirsty Chidgey (Massey University PhD student). This is the first time we charged for a regional meeting. The costs covered lunch and travel for the invited presenters. Membership subsidies have been applied, and there was great discount for student members. Student prices apply to both undergraduate and post-graduate students. Two student awards up to the value of AU$800 each were also available.
In 2015, 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.
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 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.
Here are some useful regional journals with regional and international applied ethology content:
New Zealand Veterinary Journal
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)