The 11th International Symposium of Integrative Zoology at Massey University
Published On: 2018-11-07

The 11th International Symposium of Integrative Zoology


2-7 Dec 2019, Auckland, New Zealand


(First Announcement)




International Society of Zoological Sciences (ISZS)

Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, Massey University, New Zealand


Supported by

Institute of Zoology (IOZ), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Massey University

International Alliance of Protected Areas (IAPA)


Conference Dates

2 Dec 2019: Registration

3-4 Dec 2019: Plenary, symposiums

5-7 Dec 2019: Training, International Alliance of Protected Areas (IAPA) workshop



Massey University Albany Campus, Auckland, New Zealand



New Zealand is the last continent colonized by people. It is not only well known for its clean and beautiful natural environment, but also for its unique fauna, flora and its achievement in animal conservation. Therefore, the theme of the 11th ISIZ is “Zoological studies for animal conservation”


Working Language

The working language for the symposium and training course is English.


Call for Symposiums

The broad theme of the 11th ISIZ enables a wide range of topics for symposia. Proposals for symposia will be accepted on a “first come, first serve” basis following approval by our academic committee. Proposals can be submitted as early as December 1, 2018

If you are interested in organizing a symposium, please contact Dr Weihong Ji (, or Dr Wenhua Xiong ( before 31March 2019. Please provide a symposium title and a short description. For further information, please refer to the 11th ISIZ website:


Call for presentations

Both oral and poster presentations are accepted forms of presentations at 11th ISIZ. Please indicate your preference for which presentation type when submitting the abstract. Standard oral presentations shall have a maximum 15min including question time. The dimensions of the poster should be 118.9cm x 84.1cm.


Publication of Papers Presented at the Symposium

Submitted abstracts for the Symposium will be collated in the Symposium Program Book for attendees. Manuscripts of presented talks or posters from the Symposium can be prepared for submission, peer review and publication in Integrative Zoology (INZ), the official SCI-indexed journal of ISZS. For author guidelines for Integrative Zoology, please visit



Online Registration: Online registration is encouraged and the symposium website will be open for registration on 1stDec 2018. 

Link: https//


Registration Fee (in NZ$):


ISZS Members


Students or Accompanying Guests

Early bird rate

Deadline 31 May, 2019









Regular Rate





Payment options: refer to the registration page of 11th ISIZ website:


Cancellations/Changes and Refunds:  Fees for missed meals, late arrivals, and early departures will not be refunded. A 50% refund will be granted if cancellation or change resulting in a refund is received in writing no later than 31 October 2019. After that date, fees are non-refundable. All refunds will be processed after the conference. Substitutions are allowed at no charge.

Request for changes and refunds should be emailed to Annette Warbrooke ( or Weihong Ji (


Training Activities

Three post-conference training activities will be organized:

  1. Daytrip to Tiritiri Matangi Island --- an island ecosystem restoration model 

Cost: NZ0/person (include a return boat transport) (max 15 people)


  1. Day trip to Tawharanui Regional Park—a coastal “mainland island” ecosystem restoration model   (Max 30 people)

Cost: NZ /person


  1. New Zealand ecosystems and Mt Maungatautari mainland ecosystem restoration.  (Max 10 people)

Cost: NZ0 per person(three days, includes accommodation, food and transport)


Other information


All insurance during the meetings and travelling must be self-arranged.


Visa Application

General information on obtaining a visitor visa can be found at the local Embassy/Consulate (or their website).


If you need an invitation letter from the Organizing Committee, in order to apply for your visa or travel grants, please contact Professor Weihong Ji (


Integrative Zoology Subscription

Integrative Zoology (INZ) is a multidisciplinary scientific journal. Its current Impact Factor is 1.856, ranking 40/166in Zoology (ISI JCR report). It is also the official journal of ISZS publishing zoological research that compass all aspects of animal life. According to the Annual Report by Wiley for 2017, INZ is currently available in over 5,000 institutions worldwide via Wiley license and another nearly 4,000 institutions in the developing world via philanthropic initiatives. To subscribe the journal, please visit, or contact Ms Tina Wang ( The ISZS members can enjoy a discounted subscription and buy an online subscription to INZ for only .


Website go live on 1 December 2018.


About the Organizer

About ISZS

The ISZS was established in Beijing in 2004 as the main international zoological body charged with organizing the International Congress of Zoology (ICZ) and providing a global voice for zoologists. It is also a nonpartisan, nonprofit membership-based organization of professionals that aims to:

  • promote zoology by improving communication between zoologists and zoological organizations;
  • increase the availability of resources needed to conduct zoological research; and
  • promote coordination, collaboration and cooperation between different fields of zoology.

Currently, it remains the only international organization that covers all branches of zoological sciences in the world.


The core business of ISZS includes organizing the International Congress f Zoology (ICZ, started in 1889 and held every four years), publishing Integrative Zoology (INZ),a multidisciplinary scientific journal which is SCI and Medline Indexed, organizing the International Symposia of Integrative Zoology (ISIZ) in non-Congress years, and facilitating international research programs, such as Biological Consequences of Biological Sciences (BCGC). Currently, there are over 100 institutional members(representing over 30,000 zoologists), including scientific academies, universities, NGOs, nature reserves, zoos and other professional societies from every continent, as well as more than 1000 individual members, with ISZS.


ISZS Membership is open to any individual or organization with an interest in animals worldwide. Currently, there are two categories of membership at ISZS, Institutional and Individual. Institutional Members are required to pay 500€ per 4-year term and Individual Members 40€ per 4-year term to enjoy the voting rights at the ISZS General Assembly (GA). The next GA will be held in Cape Town, South Africa in 2020. If voting rights are waived, then membership is free. To become a member, contact Ms Wei Zhang ( To learn more about the membership and its benefits, visit

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