In our member spotlight this week is SCBO board member Danielle Shanahan. SCBO: How did you first hear about the Society for Conservation Biology? Danielle: I was lucky enough to get to the ICCB in Beijing in 2009 as a PhD student. It was clear right from the start just how important the SCB was … Continue reading Member Spotlight: Danielle Shanahan
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 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.
In 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.
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.
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 has some great tips for making your research useful for conservation practitioners.
Rebecca is a Commonwealth Scholar coming to the end of her PhD in interdisciplinary conservation and social-ecological systems at the Institute for Applied Ecology New Zealand, AUT University. You can find Rebecca on twitter @rebecca_jarvis and www.rebeccajarvis.info. Rebecca was another of our student award winners from the SCBO 2014 conference in Fiji.
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!