Keynote Speakers


The Local Organising Committee are committed to promoting diversity at ESA2016. To this end, the LOC invited ecologists whose collective research spans a diversity of questions, approaches and ecosystems to deliver keynote presentations. Additionally, the LOC adopted a policy of gender equity when finalising their selection of keynote speakers.

Associate Professor Sarah Bekessy

Associate Professor Sarah Bekessy

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Future Fellow, School of Global, Urban & Social Studies City Campus RMIT

Dr Andrew Bissett

Dr Andrew Bissett

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Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO

Dr Margaret Byrne

Dr Margaret Byrne

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Director, Science and Conservation Division, Department of Parks and Wildlife, Western Australia

Professor Craig Moritz

Professor Craig Moritz

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Director, Centre for Biodiversity Analysis, ANU

Dr Jodie Rummer

Dr Jodie Rummer

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Assistant Professor and Australian Research Council (ARC) early career Discovery fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University

Gerry Turpin

Gerry Turpin

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Ethnobotanist and Coordinator, Tropical Indigenous Ethnobotany Centre, Australian Tropical Herbarium, Department of Science, Information Technology, and Innovation, Qld

Professor John Woinarski

Professor John Woinarski

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Deputy Director, Threatened Species Recovery Hub, National Environmental Science Programme, Charles Darwin University