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 …

Report from the inaugural Victorian Biodiversity Conference


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

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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!

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.

Diversity in SCB Oceania

Picture1Just 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.