12th International Mammalogical Congress
Perth, Western Australia, 9 – 14 July 2017
On behalf of the International Federation of Mammalogists and the Australian Mammal Society Inc., the Organising Committee is pleased to invite you to attend the 12th International Mammalogical Congress, to be held in July 2017 in a unique part of the world: Perth, in Australia’s southwest.
At a time when the IUCN has identified that 25% of mammal species are at risk, the need for continued global mammal research and management strengthens. Addressing this need requires a strong inter-disciplinary knowledge base.
The International Mammalogical Congress is the premier international mammal conference, sponsored every four years by the IFM. It provides an important forum for professional mammalogists wishing to remain updated on the latest marine and terrestrial mammal conservation topics, research concepts and techniques. IMC12 will bring together the diverse global community of professionals and students in the field of mammalian biology and facilitate collaboration through our international network of practitioners.
The theme of IMC12 is Advances in mammalogy in a changing world, encouraging discussion of emerging themes, future challenges and novel solutions in mammal biology, conservation and management.
IMC12 will identify and discuss leading research and scholarship in mammalogy, together with the challenges of mammal conservation and management. Prominent international speakers will provide fresh perspectives on current topics relevant to mammal research and management. The Congress will encourage active participation, including focused workshops, and will identify pathways for long-term mammal research and conservation.
The IMC12 Organising Committee looks forward to welcoming delegates from throughout the world to this unique venue ‘down under’. The Congress will be held from Sunday 9th to Friday 14th July 2017.
IMC12 will be hosted in Perth, a city of 2 million people on the Mediterranean west coast of Australia. The congress will be held at the centrally located Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth WA 6000).
The venue will encourage discussions on leading international research within a unique social environment. IMC12 will also provide a wonderful opportunity for delegates to encounter the amazing biodiversity of Western Australia, including field experiences to see some of the unique mammals found in this part of the globe.
The IMC will bring together practitioners involved in the research, biology, conservation, husbandry and management of mammals throughout the world. The IMC is relevant to government and non-government scientists, policy makers, environmental scientists in the mining sector, environmental consultants, marine scientists, and students and technicians with an interest in mammal biology, conservation and management.
IMC12 Organising Committee
Dr Tony Friend (Chair) – Dept of Parks and Wildlife, Albany
Prof Phil Withers – University of WA, Perth
Dr Christine Cooper – Curtin University, Perth
Keith Morris – Dept of Parks and Wildlife, Perth
Dr Harriet Mills – Edith Cowan University
Dr Roberta Bencini – University of WA, Perth
Dr Dorian Moro – Murdoch University, Perth
Prof Barry Fox – University of New South Wales, Sydney
Prof Chris Dickman – University of Sydney, Sydney
Dr Duncan Sutherland – Phillip Island Nature Parks, Victoria
Ex officio member (President, Australian Mammal Society Inc.)
Dr Catherine Kemper – South Australian Museum, Adelaide (to July 2015)
Dr Menna Jones – University of Tasmania, Hobart (from July 2015)