Member Spotlight: Vanessa Adams

gamba1In the next few weeks, we’ll be advertising openings for members to join our Society for Conservation Oceania section board. To give you an insight into the perks of being a board member, and the wonderful people you’ll get to work with, we’re going to profile a couple of them here, starting with our President Elect, Vanessa Adams.

Sydney Chapter Snapshot

IMG_5920The Sydney chapter of SCB is based at the University of New South Wales, and has members from conservation agencies and other universities across Sydney. The chapter provides new ways for members to learn about conservation on the ground over an informal chat and a coffee.

SCBO Board meeting & public forum in Brisbane

[caption id="attachment_651" align="aligncenter" width="2000"]SCBO Board members checking out the conference venue in Brisbane. L-R: Monica Awasthy, Stacy Jupiter, Vanessa Adams, Megan Evans & Richard Kingsford. Photo: Rebecca Weeks. SCBO Board members checking out the conference venue in Brisbane. L-R: Monica Awasthy, Stacy Jupiter, Vanessa Adams, Megan Evans & Richard Kingsford. Photo: Rebecca Weeks.[/caption]

Once each year, the SCBO board try to get together face-to-face to discuss Section business. Last Thursday and Friday, most of us met up in Brisbane. Our discussions were primarily focussed on reviewing and updating our workplans – outlining and planning what we will do (Capacity, Conferences, Science and Education and Policy and Management) over the next year in line with our Strategic Plan.

Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) Chapter Update

Clive talks conservationThe VUW chapter is based at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Currently, most of our members are students at VUW but we aim to broaden our membership to include professionals working in fields relevant to conservation as well as anyone else with an interest and desire to get involved in conservation. Here’s a taste of some of our recent projects and  activities…

Member Spotlight: Jessica Walsh

Our member in the spotlight this week is Jessica Walsh. Jessica’s paper “The effect of scientific evidence on conservation practitioners’ management decisions” won her the SCBO student publication award for 2015. Below, she tells us more about her research and …