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NRM in the Rangelands 2021 student conference package

The ARS NRM in the Rangelands Conference is now including an online platform to support delegates who can not travel to Longreach. In conjunction with ANU, the Conference Committee has developed a university package to encourage student participation. It includes the offer of two sponsored registrations for passionate Masters or PhD students to attend the virtual conference, and a half day for class attendance.

Update on Joint International Grasslands and Rangelands Congress

The Joint International Grasslands and Rangelands Congress planned for Nairobi, Kenya will now be an all virtual meeting from 25-29 October 2021. Covid restrictions have changed original plans but a virtual meeting will be more convenient for rangeland and grassland professionals from around the world. Registration fees are reduced.

DCQ-ARS NRM in the Rangelands Conference, virtual and Longreach, October 2021

Desert Channels Queensland and the Australian Rangeland Society are excited to be hosting the “NRM in the Rangelands Conference – shaping our future”, 4th – 8th October 2021 in Longreach, Queensland. The conference will be held on a virtual platform with a face-to-face hub the Civic Centre, Longreach, Queensland for those who can make it.

2015 Conference Papers Uploaded

The papers from the 18th Australian Rangeland Society Biennial Conference held in Alice Springs in April 2015 are now available on this website.

PhD opportunity for the Method to Market Project

A PhD opportunity currently exists for participation in the biodiversity component of the Method to Market Project, a large inter-disciplinary program jointly funded by MLA and the Queensland Government departments of DAF and DES seeking to demonstrate links between the method of production and sustaining natural capital.

ARS Covid-19 Response for Members

The Australian Rangeland Society Council has decided to offer a discount on membership fees for any current members who have been significantly financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nuffield Scholarships Open Now

Applications for the 2021 Nuffield Scholarship program are now open. Each scholarship is valued at $30,000, and with 20 on offer in 2021, the application period will run until Friday, 11 September 2020. Interviews will take place across September and October.

Rangeland Journal Virtual Issue Available Free

The Australian Rangeland Society and CSIRO Publishing has released a new virtual issue of The Rangeland Journal, titled Rangeland Dynamics and State and Transition models: an Enduring Conceptual and Practical Framework. It is available free until end of August

Redevelopment of the ARS website

The ARS website has recently been redeveloped. There are implications for members, who need to update their passwords to the Members Area. Publication of the Range Management Newsletter and activation of the subscriptions systems have been delayed but will be addressed shortly.

CSIRO Publishing-The Rangeland Journal Prizes

At the biennial Conference of the Australian Rangeland Society, CSIRO Publishing and The Rangeland Journal jointly sponsor prizes for the Best Poster and the Best Oral Presentation for work relevant to the interests and scope of the journal.
Posters and oral papers presented at the 2019 Conference were assessed by the society’s publishing committee, comprising the Editor-in-Chief of the journal and their nominees. Winners were announced at the close of the conference

International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists Initiative

The UN General Assembly announced the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030. Several global organizations are collaborating to create an International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists to highlight the importance of combating rangeland desertification, land degradation, and drought and promoting sustainable pastoralism.

Joint XXIV IGC and XI IRC Congress 2020

The Joint XXIV IGC and XI IRC Congress 2020, themed Sustainable Use of Grassland and Rangeland Resources for Improved Livelihoods, will be held in Nairobi Kenya on October 24 to 30, 2020 .

ARS2019 Conference registration is now open

The 20th biennial Australian Rangeland Society conference (ARS2019) will be held in Canberra 2-5 September, 2019 at the Kambri Convention Centre, Australian National University.

Conference registration is now open. Registration details are available from the conference website.

ARS2019 Conference registration is now open

The 20th biennial Australian Rangeland Society conference (ARS2019) will be held in Canberra 2-5 September, 2019 at the Kambri Convention Centre, Australian National University.

Conference registration is now open. Registration details are available from the conference website.