Member Spotlight: Grace Nugi


Our member in the spotlight this week is Grace Nugi, a student intern with the Wildlife Conservation Society in Papua New Guinea. Grace won the best student presentation at SCBO 2018 for her Presentation: “More dead than alive: vulturine parrot use in Kerowagi, Papua New Guinea” (abstract below). Let’s meet Grace! What first motivated you to pursue a career … Continue reading Member Spotlight: Grace Nugi

Member Spotlight: Nathaniel Wehr


Our member in the spotlight this week is Nathaniel Wehr from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Nathaniel won the CSIRO best student presentation at SCBO 2018 for his Speed Talk “Worm-farming hypothesis and other soil macroinvertebrate responses to nonnative feral pig (Sus scrofa) removal in tropical montane wet forests” (abstract below). Let’s meet Nathaniel! What first motivated you to … Continue reading Member Spotlight: Nathaniel Wehr

Research priorities for conservation and natural resource management in Oceania’s small-island developing states


For conservation science to effectively inform conservation action, research must focus on creating the scientific knowledge required to solve conservation problems, and researchers must effectively communicate that knowledge to practitioners. In the last decade or so, numerous exercises have been conducted to identify priority research questions or horizon scan for important upcoming research themes (for example: for conservation … Continue reading Research priorities for conservation and natural resource management in Oceania’s small-island developing states

Smith Fellows 2018 Call for Proposals Announced


The Society for Conservation Biology is pleased to solicit applications for the David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship Program. These two year postdoctoral fellowships provide support for outstanding early-career scientists who want to better link conservation science and theory with policy and management, improving and expanding their research skills while directing their efforts towards conservation … Continue reading Smith Fellows 2018 Call for Proposals Announced

Ocean Plastics Café a great success


Happy World Oceans Day! Today is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. This year’s theme is Our Oceans, Our Future with a conservation action focus of “Encouraging solutions to plastic pollution and preventing marine litter for a healthier ocean and a better future”. Given the significance of the marine environment to countries in Oceania, SCB Oceania Chapters are hosting some great conservation events to celebrate the day.

VOTE for new members of the SCBO Board of Governors


Voting for two new SCB Oceania Board members is now open! We have an impressive field of seven candidates for you to choose from. Their biographies are below. To vote, go to conbio.org and log in to your member area. There, you should see the invitation to vote (as above). The voting period will run from Monday 8th … Continue reading VOTE for new members of the SCBO Board of Governors

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.