October 2020, Christchurch, New Zealand

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New Zealand is taking a precautionary approach to the COVID-19 (as known as the novel coronavirus) outbreak to reduce the spread of the infection and we are currently in nationwide lockdown.

The INTECOL Organising Committee are currently looking at options for the conference and it is likely to be postponed to ensure those who wish to attend are able to. We will update everyone once we can provide more information. In the meantime, our abstract portal has been re-opened if you missed the previous deadline.

For specific coronavirus related immigration queries, please contact the Immigration Contact Centre on 0508 225 288 (within New Zealand) or +64 9 952 1679 (outside New Zealand).

A link to the official New Zealand Government information on travel to and from New Zealand can be found here.

Ngā mihi


Philippe Gerbeaux

Shona Myers

David Perenara-O'Connell


Local Organising Committee

Philippe Gerbeaux, Department of Conservation - Conference chair Jason Butt, National Wetland Trust Tim Davie, Environment Canterbury Jenny Davis, Australian Freshwater Sciences Society Karen Denyer, National Wetland Trust Deirdre Hart, University of Canterbury Di Lucas, Lucas Associates Shona Myers, Myers Ecology Katie Nimmo, Lincoln University David Perenara-O'Connell, Ngāi Tahu Stefanie Rixecker, Environment Canterbury Amy Whitehead, NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research) and New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society Charlotte Emery, Conference Innovators Kate Howden, Conference Innovators

Scientific Organising Committee

Tim Davie – Chair, Chief Scientist, ECAN Regional Council, Christchurch Eugene Turner, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Louisiana State University Deirdre Hart, Senior Lecturer, Coastal science, University of Canterbury Bev Clarkson, Plant Ecologist/Capability Leader, Manaaki Whenua/Landcare Research, National Wetland Trust Yvonne Taura, Researcher Landscape policy and governance, Manaaki Whenua/Landcare Research Chris Tanner, Principal Scientist, Aquatic Pollution, Taihoro Nukurangi/NIWA Brian Sorrell, Associate Professor, Aquatic Biology, Aarhus University Denmark

N.B. These are the core members of the scientific committee, a wider group will be involved in setting the programme and reviewing papers.  

Charlotte Emery
Event Manager

+64 3 974 1165