As conservation scientists, most of us hope to conduct research that will be useful to practitioners, and will ultimately "make a difference". However, it remains unclear whether the areas towards which we are investing our research efforts will actually produce the information that conservation practitioners and natural resource managers need. Understanding the information that decision-makers … Continue reading Survey: research priorities for conservation & natural resource management in Oceania
SCBO are pleased to announce two student awards – one for the best Oceania student presentation at ICCB 2015, and one for the best student publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Prizes include free registration to SCBO Brisbane 2016! To be considered for the student presentation award, e-mail your ICCB presentation title and abstract to Vanessa … Continue reading SCB Oceania student awards 2015
SCB Oceania have funds available to cover the registration fees for two members attending ICCB 2015 in Montpellier. To be considered, please e-mail Rebecca with the subject “SCBO conference support” by 12 noon AEST on May 7th and include: - proof of abstract acceptance - whether you are a student - whether you have secured travel funds to attend the conference, will have someone to present on your behalf, or would send a poster
Three new papers that caught our eye: Aaron MacNeil & colleagues' analysis of fish declines in coral reefs shows that simple fishing limits and implementation of marine protected areas can be enough to support recovery of coral ecosystem resilience. Christophe Cleguer & colleagues found a mismatch between important dugong habitats and marine protected areas in New Caledonia. Megan Evans and colleagues found that assisting vegetation to grow back naturally could be a far more profitable way for farmers to lock in carbon than the more commonly considered method of planting trees and shrubs.