SCCS-Aus 2019 Save the Date

The 3rd Student Conference on Conservation Science – Australia is happening at The University of Queensland – UQ in Brisbane July 3-10, 2019!

SCCS-Australia will bring together 100 post-graduate students from the Asia-Pacific region to develop their skills and forge lasting professional relationships. Combining a 3-day conference, 2 days of field trips and sightseeing around Brisbane, and 3 days of training and workshops, SCCS-Australia is sure to provide students with a unique and unforgettable experience!

Abstract deadline for #SCBO2018 EXTENDED to 26th January

The abstract deadline for SCBO 2018 in Wellington has been extended by 2 weeks to 26th January.  We have a great list of symposia lined up for this conference, in addition to some exciting field trips showcasing New Zealand’s incredible biodiversity. Our plenary speakers, Professor …

Virtual Issue – Pacific Biodiversity: Values, Threats and Solutions

Access the virtual issue Pacific Conservation Biology is dedicated to conservation in the Pacific region, which is defined broadly as the western Pacific (East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania), the north Pacific (including Russia), and the islands of the …

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 …

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.