Other ESA Publications

The following are publications that may be of interest to our members and the public.

These include historical ESA proceedings.

Ecological Society of Australia: The First 25 Years

By Ralph O Slayter and Alison
Saunders Published by ESA in 1999
 
"This interesting study attempts to record the individual and collective memories of important events and issues, to stop them from evaporating as people move away and archival material is lost or discarded." Ralph O Slayter.

ESA One Day Symposium 2009

The Worlds of Ecology and Environmental Policy: Never the Two Shall Meet?
Shine Dome, Canberra, ACT, Dec 4
 
Using Bush Fires as a Case -study for how the Ecological Society of Australia, Scientists and Policy-makers can bring these worlds together. The ESA hosted a one-day symposium  to explore the role the Society can play in fostering better connections. This will be held with the support of the Fenner School, on the ANU campus. The objectives of the day were to:
  • Identify the different perspectives of ecologists and policy-makers/implementers• Give ESA members and other ecologists an insight into how government decisions are made
  • Use fire as a thematic case-study for understanding successes and continuing gaps between the worlds of science and policy
  • Provide an opportunity for ESA members and others to share and exchange knowledge in this field, and facilitate connection between science and managers
  • Outline some new initiatives of the ESA in promoting connections and building capacity, and engage members in coming up with more ideas for how the Society can do more. The symposium was open to ESA members and others, and include a combination of presentations and workshops designed to capture your direct feedback and suggestions.

ESA Symposia Proceedings

A series of publications that commenced in 1966 and ceased in 1988, ESA Proceedings gave those who did not attend the Society's symposia an opportunity to read the highlights from that meeting. Many of these became recognised as landmark publications in the field of ecological research. The rise of Austral Ecology (originally the Australian Journal of Ecology) as a forum for symposia research overtook the need for the Proceedings, which can now be found in scientific libraries around Australia.

ESA Proceedings were published by Surrey Beatty and Sons. Although out of print, interested parties can contact via their website to enquire about back issues.

 

Title/ Theme

Location

Date

Frontiers in Ecology - Building the links
(ed.) Nick Klomp, Elsevier Science, Oxford
Albury
1997
Australian Ecosystems: 200 Years of Utilisation, Degradation and Reconstruction
Geraldton
1988
The Ecology of Australia's Wet Tropics
Brisbane
1986
Are Australian Ecosystems different?
Sydney
1984
Ecology of the Wet-Dry tropics
Darwin
1983
Mountain Ecology in the Australian Region
Canberra
1982
Ecological Gradients and Boundaries
Melbourne
1980
Exotic Species in Australia: Their establishment and success
Adelaide
1977
Managing Terrestrial Ecosystems
Brisbane
1975
The City as a Life System
Sydney
1972
Ecology, Technology and Resource Management
Canberra
1970
Physiological Aspects of Plant and Animal Management
Canberra
1968
Ecology and Behaviour
Melbourne
1967
Plant and Animal Sociality
Armidale
1966
 

Plant Diseases in Ecosystems: threats and impacts in south-western Australia

A symposium jointly convened by The Royal Society of Western Australia and The Ecological Society of Australia, 16 April 1994. Copies of the symposium proceedings are available for sale from:
 
The Journals Manager,
The Royal Society of Western Australia
c/o WA Museum, Francis Street
Perth WA 6000
Australia