Member Spotlight: Lily Van Eeden


Our member in the spotlight this week is Lily Van Eeden, a PhD student at the University of Sydney. Lily won the SCBO 2018 best student paper award for her paper: Managing conflict between large carnivores and livestock published in Conservation Biology (and it’s Open Access!). What first motivated you to pursue a career in conservation? It kind of … Continue reading Member Spotlight: Lily Van Eeden

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

Member Spotlight: Lauren Tworkowski


Our member in the spotlight this week is Lauren Tworkowski from La Trobe University. Lauren won the SCBO Best Poster Award at the 2018 Victorian Biodiversity Conference – you can check out her poster here. How did it feel to be selected as the recipient of the SCBO Best Poster award at the Victorian Biodiversity Conference? … Continue reading Member Spotlight: Lauren Tworkowski

Member Spotlight: Stephanie Galla


Our member in the spotlight this week is Stephanie Galla from the University of Canterbury. Stephanie gave an outstanding presentation at ICCB 2017 in Cartagena, and was awarded SCBO’s 2017 Best Student Presentation Award for her talk, “Estimating relatedness in captive breeding for translocation programmes to enhance species recovery” Why did you decide to pursue a career in … Continue reading Member Spotlight: Stephanie Galla

Member Spotlight: Jessica Rowland


Our member in the spotlight this week is Jessica Rowland, who is completing her PhD at Deakin University. Jessica was awarded the 2017 Best Student Paper Award for her paper, “Comparing the thermal suitability of nest-boxes and tree-hollows for the conservation-management of arboreal marsupials” How did it feel to be selected as the recipient of … Continue reading Member Spotlight: Jessica Rowland

Member Spotlight: Mark Hall


Our member in the spotlight this week is Mark Hall, who is completing his PhD at LaTrobe University. Mark was awarded the 2017 SCBO Best Student Poster Award for his poster, “Landscape diversity of birds is enhanced by retaining key natural components in rural environments”, at ICCB 2017 in Cartagena, Colombia. SCBO: How did it … Continue reading Member Spotlight: Mark Hall

Member Spotlight: Shannon Rivera


In the member spotlight this week is our newest SCBO board member Shannon Rivera. SCBO: How did you first hear about the Society for Conservation Biology? Shannon: Instead of fiction books or novels, I read scientific journals so I have been following Conservation Biology and Conservation Letters for a long time. It wasn’t until the … Continue reading Member Spotlight: Shannon Rivera

Member Spotlight: Megan Evans


We are currently looking for new 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. We have already heard from Vanessa; in our member spotlight this week … Continue reading Member Spotlight: Megan Evans