Past Events

Centre for Integrative Ecology Annual Conference 2020 – 8th & 9th October

In light of the Covid-19 situation and our efforts to slow the spread of the virus to ensure the safety of individuals, as a result of the pandemic, it’s a pleasure to announce that the Centre of Integrative Ecology Annual Conference will go ahead this year as a virtual conference!

The conference will be held over two days (8th & 9th October) and will be live streamed – please use #CIEvirtual2020 on social media.

This is a great opportunity to introduce and share your research with plenty of time for online discussion with Q&A at the end of each cluster of talks and plenty of time for online networking and activities.

Conference program and important information:

Information on our keynote speakers:

We look forward in welcoming you to the 2020 Virtual CIE Annual Conference!

Please note – registration has now closed for the 2020 CIE Virtual Annual Conference (to be held on Thursday, 8th and Friday, 9th October 2020)

Centre for Integrative Ecology Annual Conference 2019

The Centre for Integrative Ecology invites you to attend the 2019 CIE Annual Conference to be held on Wednesday, 16th October at the Deakin Downtown, Melbourne.

The conference is an important event in the annual calendar of events for the Centre. It is an opportunity for all staff and students to come together to listen, discuss and contribute. It creates a great forum for our academics, researchers and students for networking and build on possible collaborative links with those from other campuses. A great platform for our students to showcase their research and reflect on what has been achieved.

We would like as many staff and students to attend as possible, as this is important to the success of the day and ultimately the success of our future that as many staff and students contribute at these events as possible.

Registration is now open – please register your attendance no later than 2nd October 2019: click here to register.

Accommodation/Transport (Warrnambool staff/students only) – the Centre will reimburse our Warrnambool staff and students (up to $120), 1-night’s accommodation in Melbourne and also return train ticket. It is recommended that Warrnambool staff and students best to pre-book several School cars to travel to the conference.

Guidelines for the talk presentations:

  • In preparation for your talk, we ask that you follow the strict guideline below. This would ensure that our schedule runs on time and allows for all talks to be accommodated on the day.
  • Student talks will run for 4.5 minutes and then 30-seconds for changeover.
  • In addition, there will be time at the end of each cluster of talks, for Q&A, and this will depend on how many talks are scheduled – as we approach closer to the conference date, we will know better and a final schedule will be sent to all.
  • Prizes will be awarded for best talks!!

Photo Competition:

Centre for Integrative Ecology Annual Conference 2018

Date:  Friday, 12th October, 2018
Time:  10:00 – 4:00pm
Venue:  Deakin Downtown, Tower 2, Collins Square, 727 Collins St, Melbourne 

The Centre continues to aim to strengthen its research collaboration and provide forum for our academics, researchers and our students to discuss and exchange research ideas.  It is a great platform for our students to showcase their outstanding research.

The conference will consist primarily of 5-minute speed talks, with a single plenary (our CIE seminar speaker for the week), and time for networking and catching up with your colleagues and peers. Lunch will be provided.

Please register your interest at  and submit a title (on-line) for your presentation by 1st September 2018.

All are invited and encouraged to participate and attend, but we will give priority to students and postdocs to present if places are limited.  All students attending should present a short talk.

Invited speaker: Dr Hamish Campbell, School of Environment, Charles Darwin University.

Best Student Talk will be announced at the closure of the conference.

Best Student Paper Award will be conferred at the conference (in order to qualify for theaward, the paper must be nominated and sent by your supervisor, directly to Tim Jessop, email  More details on this will be sent by Tim.

Full details of the program will be made available closer to the date of the conference.

Your attendance is important to the success of the conference. If you are able to join us for this event, please register by 1st September at the above link.


Centre for Integrative Ecology Conference 2017

Australasian Ornithological Conference 2017
BirdLife Australia and Birds New Zealand bring you our biennial conference for all those interested in the study and conservation of Australasian birds. The conference will be held at Deakin University, Waterfront Campus in Geelong, Victoria.
Date: 8th – 11th November, 2017
Website: Click HERE


Australasian Society for Phycology and Aquatic Botany (ASPAB) 2016
Tuesday, 8th – Friday 11th November 2016
Deakin’s Warrnambool campus
(For more information CLICK HERE)

CIE Staff and HDR Conference 2016
Thursday, 6th – Friday 7th October 2016
Waurn Ponds Estate (formerly Deakin Management Centre), Waurn Ponds Campus
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Public Lecture with Dr Russell Schnell
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM (AEST)
Deakin University,Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus – 75 Pigdons Road Building Ka, Lecture Theatre Ka3.403, Waurn Ponds, VIC 3216, Australia

CIE Staff and HDR Conference 2015
27th – Thursday, 29th October 2015
Deakin University, Alfred Deakin Lecture Theatre J2.01, Warrnambool Campus
(For more information CLICK HERE)

EnviroBall 2015 
3 course dinner + beer, wine & soft drinks
3rd September 2015, 7pm-midnight
Leonda by the Yarra, 2 Wallen Road, Hawthorn
Pay by 7th August via Deakin eStore
(For more information CLICK HERE)

The 52nd annual conference of the Australian Marine Sciences Association (AMSA2015)
6-9 July 2015
More info @ AMSA 2015 conference website
Deakin’s Waterfront campus
(For more information contact Dr Adam Pope)

The 5th HDR Conference
Hosted by Deakin University at Warrnambool Campus
29-31 October 2014
Registration is open until the 15th of August
(For more information CLICK HERE)

EnviroBall 2014 – 10 Year Anniversary 
3 course dinner + beer, wine & soft drinks
4th September 2014, 7pm-midnight
Leonda by the Yarra, 2 Wallen Road, Hawthorn
Pay by 18th August via Deakin eStore
(For more information CLICK HERE)

Australian Mammal Society Conference 2014
Hosted by Deakin University and Vic Zoos
7-10 July 2014
Leopard Lodge, Melbourne Zoo
(For more information go to AMS2014)

GEOHAB 2014 International Conference
Hosted by Deakin University and Geosciences Australia
5-9 May 2014
Cumberland Lorne Resort, 150 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne
(For more information go to GEOHAB 2014 website)

NGS bioinformatics workshop (17-19 February 2014)
Hosted by The Centre for Integrative Ecology, Deakin University and Bio21, University of Melbourne
Geelong Waterfront Campus
(For more information go to NGS bioinformatics workshop 2014 page)

GCEID Research Day (13 December 2013)
The GCEID Research Day took place at Deakin Waterfront Campus and was hosted by the GCEID (Geelong Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases). The main purpose of this meeting was to:
Provide an update on current ID-related research
Discuss potential areas of research collaboration and projects
Provide networking opportunities
(For more information go to GCEID website

The 4th HDR Conference (24-25 October 2013)
The 4th annual celebration of the excellent ecological work carried out by the HDR students across the school was held on the 24th & 25th October 2013 at the Geelong Conference Centre. The event included guest speakers, workshops, student talks and great competitions (click here to check out the 4th HDR photos competition) and prizes. Lunch for both days and dinner on Thursday was provided.

Conference Program:

The 8th Biannual Meeting of the Australasian Evolution Society (30 September -2 October 2013)
The Australasian Evolution Society 2013 conference was hosted by Deakin University and took place in the Geelong Botanic Gardens Conference Center. Over 130 delegates took part and over 100 talks were presented. These talks covered topics as diverse as swimming ants, video games, molecular clocks and bushfires. Many of …. (read more)