Member Spotlight: Megan Evans

Evans(Megan)_1573-EWe 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 is Megan Evans. Megan is a PhD researcher based at the Fenner School of Environment and Society, at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. She has interests in environmental policy, governance and economics, with a particular interest in the role of economic policy instruments in biodiversity conservation and natural resource management. She has been a member of the SCB Oceania board for just over a year.

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.

Member Spotlight: Sam Dawson

Our member in the spotlight this week is Sam Dawson. Sam is in the final throws of her PhD at UNSW and has been an office bearer in the Sydney chapter of SCB. Sam has taken some time to tell us about her research, working with conservation managers and working with an active SCB chapter.

Member Spotlight: John Lamaris

John Lamaris John is a research scientist with the Wildlife Conservation Society Papua New Guinea program. John graduated from the University of Papua New Guinea with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Sciences in 2010. Before joining WCS, he worked as a Trainee Hydrologist with Lihir Environment Services. His research on the Admiralty Cuscus (Spilocuscus kraemeri) home-range will contribute to the design of a sustainable conservation model for this endemic species, which is a major source of protein for the people of Manus Island. John was awarded the best student presentation award at the SCBO 2014 conference in Fiji, which makes him an excellent candidate for our very first member spotlight!