Current Directions In Animal Geography

Theme: Animal Geography
Lisel O'Dwyer, CQUniversity and Matthew Coxhill, University of Newcastle
The study of animals within geography is gaining momentum in Australia. This session will provide a vehicle for dissemination of work addressing relationships between animals, humans and environments (whether urban or rural, social, cultural, historical, physical, political or economic) and at any scale. But this sub-discipline is not without challenges. In particular is the question of applying methodologies that provide a foundation for more-than-human exploration.

We would like to encourage those with an interest in animal geography to contribute to building the foundations for more Australian research. Thus thoughts and ideas for directions, methods, managing the emotional and ethical issues associated with animals in research (and pitfalls to avoid) are also important to discuss, as well as reports on empirical investigations.

Abstracts are due by 5th April 2017 and details on how to submit an abstract can be found at


Kind regards

Lisel O'Dwyer and Matthew Coxhill

Dr Lisel O'Dwyer
School of Human, Health and Social Sciences
Appleton Institute
Central Queensland University
44 Greenhill Rd, Wayville SA
Mob 0412 199 385

Adjunct Senior Lecturer
School of Social and Policy Studies
Flinders University
Sturt Rd, Bedford Park

Visiting Senior Research Fellow
Sansome Institute
University of South Australia
North Terrace, Adelaide