Research Chapters were established in response to a need to further engage ESA membership in ways that meet their evolving interests.
What is the Ecological Society of Australia’s Research Chapter initiative?
The Research Chapter (RC) initiative provides opportunities for an interest-based aggregation of members of the Ecological Society of Australia (ESA), as well as non-members. These RCs include individuals who are involved in ecological studies or projects, or who are interested in the ecological sciences.
For example, RCs are encouraged to develop and facilitate annual/biannual symposia at ESA Annual Conferences, in collaboration with the Local Organising Committee (LOC). Research Chapters also provide opportunities for members to hold events outside of ESA, and can help to facilitate collaborative projects between RC participants.
The RC initiative started in November 2011 at the ESA conference in Tasmania. Since then 10 RCs have been developed, and these groups are active to varying degrees within the society.
Join a Research Chapter
You can join a Research Chapter by sending an email to chapter convener listed via the links below.
The current RC’s are: