SCBO Student Awards for 2019 Now Open

SCBO are pleased to announce the call for our annual student awards. The closing date for nominations for all awards is 30th April 2019.

We have two student awards up for grabs – one for the best Oceania student presentation at the 29th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB 2019) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and one for the best student publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Prizes include free registration to the Oceania Congress for Conservation Biology in 2020 or SCB membership!

Best SCBO Student paper award

To be considered for the student paper award, e-mail a pdf of your paper and proof of your student status (e.g. a photo / scan of your student ID) to by 30th April 2019. To be eligible, papers must be first-authored by a student member of SCB Oceania, with a publication date between April 2018 and April 2019. Each member may only submit one publication to be considered for the award, so choose your best! Papers will be judged by the Board on their scientific merit, clarity, innovativeness, and relevance to conservation and management. Winner(s) will be announced at the SCBO AGM in July, and online.

Best SCBO Student presentation award

Student members presenting (oral, speed or poster) at ICCB 2019 are eligible for the student presentation award. To be considered, you must e-mail your ICCB 2019 presentation title and abstract to by 30th April 2019. Presentations will be judged by board members attending the conference, and the winner(s) will be announced after the conference has finished. Please note that depending on the number of nominations received and board members available to judge presentations in Malaysia, presentations may be shortlisted based on abstract quality. Presenters who do not nominate by e-mail prior to the conference will not be considered.

SCB Oceania is committed to celebrating and supporting diversity. To do this, we need award nominations of outstanding scientists from all locations within Oceania, all backgrounds, and all genders.

Best of luck!

2018 Student Presentation Award winner Grace Nugi receiving her certificate
2018 Student Paper Award winner Lily van Eeden receiving her certificate