Have you completed some fascinating research in a rangelands area? Or perhaps have some relevant research that would be valuable to share? The time is nigh to submit an abstract to the 22nd Australian Rangeland Society Confence to be held in Broome in September 2023.

The Society is inviting submissions of abstracts for presentations and posters from rangeland managers, practitioners and researchers who are keen to showcase how their work, connections, and experiences provide advances in managing the rangelands in a changing climatic, social and political environment.
“This confence provides an an ideal forum for sharing and obtaining up-to-date information about the latest developments, exchanging ideas, identifying future trends and networking with the national and international community of rangeland managers, practitioners and researchers,” says Society president Dionne Walsh.

“The theme of the conference is Action Stations, which means we would like you to incorporate a ‘call to action’ into your presentation. This may be posing a question to provoke outside the box thinking, it may be a consideration of next steps or it may be focusing on adoption of your research?”

Some of the key topics the ARS would like to progress at the 2023 conference include, but are not restricted to:

• Coming to grips with carbon, green energy, natural capital and ecosystem services
• Science, satellites and success in grazing management
• Building resilience (people/land/animals/business) in a land of drought and flooding rains.
• Traditional Owners taking care of country and sharing knowledge
• Innovation in the rangelands. Where/what is the cutting edge technology?
• Building rangeland careers – passing the baton to the next generation

Presentation format:
Authors must indicate their preferred form of presentation:
• Oral presentation: 12 minutes plus 3 minutes for questions
• Lightning oral presentation: 3 min plus 2 minutes for questions (can be combined with a
• Poster Presentation (posters will be displayed throughout conference and dedicated
end-of-day sessions)
The Organising Committee will decide on the final allocation of presentations depending on the
number of submissions received.
Guidelines for abstract preparation:
● Provide a title, author name(s), and affiliation(s) of author(s).
● The abstract body should be 200–300 words, using clear and concise language with
minimal jargon.
● Arial, font size (12), headings in bold and font colour black.
● Abstracts can include a figure or be a ‘graphical abstract’.
● Ideas for lightning presentations or posters can be submitted using a text-based or
graphical abstract.
● Abstracts must be submitted in the Word template that can be downloaded from the
abstract submission page.
When loading your abstract onto submission page:
● Select your preference for presentation format. However, please be aware that there
is no guarantee that an oral preference can be offered
● Specify the corresponding author.
For more information on the Conference, including Early Bird tickets visit the website by clicking here.