Dear Colleagues

Palgrave McMillan has expressed interest in publishing an edited collection on Australian animal geography.

At this stage the aim of the book is fluid but I envisage a collection which broadly challenges conventional social, economic and political perspectives of human-animal relations, from an Australian geographical perspective.

Animal geography in Australia is a small but growing sub discipline spanning both human and physical geography. While Australian studies in this field share the aims and interests of international work, animal geography in Australia has a distinct character shaped by its unique native species, environmental conditions, historical events  (eg  the release of rabbits and other feral species) and human population distribution (eg the degree of urban primacy). These factors have shaped popular attitudes toward animals in Australia (also witness for example Australia's reputation for being home to a range of deadly animals). 

See for the definition and a good overview of animal geography.

Please send an abstract of 300 words and a bio of up to 100 words to Lisel O'Dwyer at by September 15, 2017. If you have any queries, comments or suggestions, please email me or call 0412 199 385.

Kind regards

Lisel O'Dwyer

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