2018 AMSN National Meeting - Sydney

Mangroves and Saltmarsh - the Urban Survivors!

The 2018 AMSN conference and workshop was in Sydney on 17-20 April 2018

Convenors: Swapan Paul (SOPA), Neil Saintilan (MU), Colin Field (UNSW retired), Cameron Webb (NSW gov)

Host organisations include: Macquarie University (MQ) and Sydney Olympic Park Authority (SOPA).

The annual conference of the Australian Mangrove and Saltmarsh Network (AMSN) was held in Sydney during 17-20 April 2018. Jointly hosted by Macquarie University and the Sydney Olympic Park Authority, this meeting provided a unique opportunity to hear primarily about the current trends in saltmarsh and mangrove management with a specific focus on the complex issues faced by conservation and rehabilitation efforts in urban environments.

Scientific Committee Members:

  • Swapan Paul (SOPA)

  • Neil Saintilan (MU)

  • Colin Field (UNSW retired)

  • Cameron Webb (NSW gov)

  • Nerida Gill (NSW gov)

  • Robert Williams

  • Sarah Clift (Parramatta)

  • Max Finlayson (CSU)

  • Norm Duke (JCU TropWATER)

 Saltmarsh Brunswick Estuary - courtesy of Kylie Russell

Saltmarsh Brunswick Estuary - courtesy of Kylie Russell

2017 AMSN National Meeting - Hobart

COASTAL FRONTIERS : Saltmarsh and Mangroves!

The 2017 AMSN conference and workshop was held in Hobart, 21-24 March 2017.

Convenors: John Aalders, Vishnu Prahalad, Ian Cresswell, Joanna Ellison

Host organisations included  UTAS and CSIRO.

The 2017 AMSN Conference was in Hobart from Tuesday, 21 March 2017 to Friday, 24 March 2017 and was held at the CSIRO, Castray Esplanade, Hobart (on the waterfront adjacent to Salamanca). The format was similar to that of the Darwin conference (which was an excellent event). 

Scientific Committee Members:

  • Damien Burrows (JCU TropWATER)

  • Ian Cresswell (CSIRO)

  • Norm Duke (JCU TropWATER)

  • Jamie Kirkpatrick (UTas)

 Cooktown - courtesy of Carla Wegscheidl

Cooktown - courtesy of Carla Wegscheidl

2016 AMSN National Meeting - Darwin

The 2016 AMSN conference and workshop were held in Darwin, 3-6 May 2016.

Convenors: Kristin Metcalfe, Maddie Goddard, Andrew Campbell, Simon Townsend, Adam Bourke & Carmen Walker

"The only way is up! Sea level rise, climate change and coastal development: Mangrove and saltmarsh resilience and community response"

Charles Darwin University was proud to host the 2016 Australian Mangrove and Saltmarsh Network Conference. The conference promoted sustainable communication and collaboration amongst professional researchers, managers, industry officers and environmental consultants, as well as community enthusiasts. More details and abstracts are posted on the website.

Major sponsor: Charles Darwin University's Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods (RIEL).

Reflections from the conference, making the link with Charles Darwin University and the next AMSN meeting.

 Delegates from the 2016 meeting in Dawin

Delegates from the 2016 meeting in Dawin

2015 AMSN National Meeting - Wollongong

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Australian Mangrove & Saltmarsh Network Conference entitled “Working with Mangrove and Saltmarsh for Sustainable Outcomes”, 23-25 February 2015. Meeting hosted by the University of Wollongong, The Nature Conservancy & the NSW Department of Environment & Heritage.

Conference & Workshop convenor: Kerry Lee Rogers & Colin Woodroffe.


2014 AMSN National Meeting - Townsville

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Australian Mangrove Society Conference & Workshop entitled “Re-establishing science in the rehabilitation and monitoring of mangroves and tidal salt marsh”, 24-28 February 2014, at the ATSIP Building Meeting Room, Townsville. 

Meeting hosted by James Cook University TropWATER Centre.

Conference & Workshop convenors: Norman Duke, Damien Burrows & Jock Mackenzie.


2013 AMSA Symposium - Gold Coast

Australian Marine Science Association Conference Special Symposium entitled “Tidal wetland blue carbon and the whole-of-ecosystem approach to mangrove-saltmarsh repair and coastal condition monitoring”, 8-11 July 2011.

Symposium convenors: Norman Duke & Marcus Sheaves.


2011 AMSA Symposium - Fremantle

Australian Marine Science Association Conference Special Symposium entitled “Mangroves & saltmarshes – crucial ecosystems at the land-sea interface”, 4-7 July 2011.

Symposium convenors: Norman Duke & Marcus Sheaves.

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2010 AMSA Symposium - Wollongong

Australian Marine Science Association Conference Special Symposium, entitled “The forum for Australian mangrove researchers, managers and enthusiasts: mangroves as proxies and benefactors for coastal, estuarine and catchment condition”, 5-8 July 2010.

Symposium convenors: Norman Duke & Marcus Sheaves. 35 people attended. Talks chiefly by postgraduate students.


2009 AMSA Presentations - Adelaide

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Australian Marine Science Association Conference, 6-9 July 2009.

General talks by Norman Duke, Marcus Sheaves, and others.


2008 Australian Mangrove Research Labs Forum - Moreton Island

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The First Australian Mangrove Research Labs Forum, 20-21 November 2008, at the UQ Moreton island Research Station.

Meeting hosted by the University of Queensland Marine Botany Group.

Forum convenors: Norman Duke & Marcus Sheaves.