In our member spotlight this week is SCBO board member Danielle Shanahan. SCBO: How did you first hear about the Society for Conservation Biology? Danielle: I was lucky enough to get to the ICCB in Beijing in 2009 as a PhD student. It was clear right from the start just how important the SCB was … Continue reading Member Spotlight: Danielle Shanahan
The SCB Asia Section Board recently held its a training workshop on conservation policy, and invited Oceania board members Richard Kingsford and Megan Evans to share their experiences from working on policy initiatives in our region: SCB Asia board members from around the region, and Chapter representatives from Thailand, Korea, Iran, Bangladesh, and Indonesia came together to participate in … Continue reading Helping to develop capacity in conservation policy in Asia
SCBO are pleased to announce the call for our annual student awards. The closing date for nominations for all awards is May 1st. As usual, we have two student awards up for grabs – one for the best Oceania student presentation at ICCB 2017, and one for the best student publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Prizes include free registration … Continue reading 2017 Student awards
We invite you to submit nominations for the next Board of Directors (BOD) elections for the Society for Conservation Biology Oceania Section. We have 2 members at large positions that will be opening. Successful candidates will serve 3 year terms. If you know of someone who would be a good candidate for one of these positions (self-nominations are welcome) please submit a nomination form by e-mail to email@example.com before 28th April 2017.
At the 4th Society for Conservation Biology Oceania congress in Brisbane last July, Stacy Jupiter delivered a plenary talk entitled "Culture, kastom and conservation in Melanesia: what happens when worldviews collide?". Stacy has now published a version of her talk as an essay in Pacific Conservation Biology: In this essay, in order to provide guidance to improve the future effectiveness of … Continue reading Culture, kastom and conservation in Melanesia: what happens when worldviews collide?
The inaugural Victorian Biodiversity Conference was held last week, February 7th and 8th, at RMIT University, and along-with the organising committee, I’d like to express gratitude to the Society of Conservation Biology Oceania for their support in ensuring it was a tremendous success. Over 250 attendees participated in the biodiversity-rich two-day event that showcased some of the groundbreaking research being conducted by Victorian students, ECRs and others tackling local and global biodiversity issues.
Working in partnership, the SCB UQ Chapter and UQ Properties and Facilities Management-Sustainability have made a roaring success of the Riverbank Restoration Project. Not only is the project bringing back habitat and wildlife alongside the Brisbane River, it has now been awarded an Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACT) Community Engagement Green Gown Award!
What should development in Northern Australia look like? The new 'food bowl'? Turning the rivers inland? There are grand dreams about developing the 'north'. But what is the real untapped potential of Northern Australia? Earlier this year, at the Society for Conservation Biology Oceania Congress we hosted an expert panel to discuss these issues. The event was … Continue reading Big Ideas: What should development in Northern Australia look like?
The Society of Conservation Biology UQ/Brisbane Chapter is hosting a fundraising film night on Wednesday 14 September 6 pm at the Schonell Theatre, St Lucia, UQ Campus, Brisbane. The evening includes a showcase of conservation short films made by undergraduate biology students (and future conservation scientists!) followed by the feature highlight — the hilarious tale of one of Australia’s most notorious environmental blunders, Cane Toads The Conquest (a film by Mark Lewis). Click through for ticket information.
Just prior to the SCBO 2016 Brisbane conference, we released a Draft Diversity Statement and invited members to provide feedback on how SCB Oceania can uphold its commitment to diversity. During the conference we asked attendees to tweet using the #SCBODiversity hashtag and discussed the draft statement during a group session. Finally, we asked for feedback in the post-conference survey, so in total we received some fantastic input.