Submission of Abstracts is now CLOSED for Island Arks Symposium VII; Philip Island, September 2022


Submission of Abstracts is now CLOSED

Island Arks Symposium VII

Phillip Island, September 2022


Call for abstracts

We were excited by the number of Abstracts received for the 2021 Symposium. We invite submissions of abstracts for 2022. We especially invite all those that had confirmed their availability to present in 2021 to submit an abstract again, with an opportunity to update abstracts in 2022. Please contact Melissa Cashman at events@penguins.org.au

Submissions HAVE CLOSED

Abstract submission guidelines

  • Prepare abstracts using the template provided (download available here)
  • An example abstract can be found here
  • Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words
  • Use Arial 11 pt font
  • All authors should be identified using their full first and second names e.g., Joe. S. Baker not J. S. Baker
  • Please include affiliation(s) of all authors as a numbered footnote below the title and authors:
  • Nominate a preferred theme (see below) – we’ll endeavour to accommodate your preference.


Save your abstract in MS Word format using the file naming convention: FirstAuthorSurname_FirstInitial_abstract.docx (e.g., Thomas_B_abstract.docx)

Email your abstract file to events@penguins.org.au

Prospective Themes

  • Integrated island management and restoration
  • Island pest and weed management
  • Sea Country and islands
  • Sustainable island partnerships and ventures
  • Value of islands for the marine environment
  • Biosecurity & Governance
  • Conservation Planning and Prioritisation
  • Threatened Species
  • Island translocations
  • Island restoration and reassembling island ecosystems
  • Indigenous island communities and indigenous conservation management
  • Island people and communities: entrepreneurship, economic development, conservation capabilities
  • Island conservation and protection- includes terrestrial and marine protected areas
  • Emerging threats to island conservation and communities
  • New innovations and technologies for island research and management
  • Indigenous Partnerships
  • Community Engagement and Visitor Management
  • Management Challenges and Lessons
  • Integrated Solutions
  • Post pandemic island conservation
  • Role of modelling in island conservation
  • Resilience in the face of climate change
  • An open session to explore new, novel or innovative perspectives
  • Other

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