The WMSSA invites submission of abstracts for oral papers and poster presentations for the 22nd Australasian Weeds Conference


Abstract submissions have re-opened. 

Thank you to everyone who has submitted an abstract. Authors will be contacted regarding their submissions towards the end of this year with the option to modify or change the status of their abstract. Notifications regarding selection into the conference program will be sent shortly after. During this time the abstract portal will remain open allowing for changes to current submissions as well as additional opportunities for new papers.

If you’re yet to submit an abstract or wish to submit another presentation, we want to hear your weed story and see you at the 22nd Australasian Weeds ConferenceClick here to view the abstract submission guidelines.

Submission close TBA.


Subtheme 1: Community engagement and behaviour change towards managing weeds

  • Building capacity – from awareness to behaviour change
  • Increasing engagement
  • Social licence
  • Communications

    Subtheme 2: Prevention of weeds

  • New and emerging weed threats
  • Weed ecology and invasiveness
  • Climate change and other issues causing weed distribution changes
  • Garden plants as weeds
  • Weeds of National Significance – progress on the ground, in research, policy and communications
  • Practical preventative weed management and general surveillance – what people can do
  • Using the new collaborative ‘National Biosecurity Statement’ – creating linkages across environment and industry

Subtheme 3: Using new enabling tools and technologies for weed management

  • Surveillance – pathways, tools, people
  • Mapping
  • Precision weed control
  • Using data for weed management, modelling, identification
  • Machine learning
  • Robotics
  • Potential genetic approaches to weed control

Subtheme 4: Integrated Landscape Weed Management

  • Policy from a global, national and local level – using evidence and implementation for effective weed management
  • Success with integrated weed control
  • Biological control
  • Non-chemical weed control
  • Research Impact – describing the impact of your weed management research/work on the broader society, environment, and economy

Subtheme 5: Weeds in the Environment

  • Functional ecology and ecosystem services – environmental impacts of weeds
  • Economic impacts of weeds in the environment
  • Healthy people and communities – socioeconomic and medical impacts, mental health
  • Chemical innovations for use in natural ecosystems

Subtheme 6: Crop and Pasture Weed Management

  • Economic impact of weeds on plant production systems
  • Functional ecology and ecosystem services in plant production systems – the impact of weeds on the production systems
  • Integrated Weed Management (IWM) strategies, including non-chemical tactics
  • Herbicide resistance – extent, mechanisms and management approaches
  • Chemical innovations for plant production systems

Subtheme 7: Weed management pre & post fire (NEW!)

  • How do fires affect your weed management program
  • Post fire activities
  • Future fire weed management preparation