Helping to develop capacity in conservation policy in Asia

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

Nominations for new SCBO board members now open

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 elections@scboceania.org before 28th April 2017.

Culture, kastom and conservation in Melanesia: what happens when worldviews collide?

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?

Report from the inaugural Victorian Biodiversity Conference

This is a guest post from Matthew Selinske, Victorian Biodiversity Conference Organising Committee Member and RMIT PhD student. You can find Matthew on Twitter.


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.

SCB UQ Chapter Riverbank Restoration Project wins Green Gown Award

photo (1) 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!

Big Ideas: What should development in Northern Australia look like?

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?

Brisbane Chapter Film Night

Movie Flyer A5The 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.