Smith Fellows 2018 Call for Proposals Announced

The Society for Conservation Biology is pleased to solicit applications for the David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship Program. These two year postdoctoral fellowships provide support for outstanding early-career scientists who want to better link conservation science and theory with policy and management, improving and expanding their research skills while directing their efforts towards conservation … Continue reading Smith Fellows 2018 Call for Proposals Announced

Nominations for new SCBO board members now open

We invite you to submit nominations for the next Board of Directors (BOD) elections for the Society for Conservation Biology Oceania Section. We have 2 members at large positions that will be opening. Successful candidates will serve 3 year terms. If you know of someone who would be a good candidate for one of these positions (self-nominations are welcome) please submit a nomination form by e-mail to elections@scboceania.org before 28th April 2017.

Diversity in SCB Oceania

Picture1Just prior to the SCBO 2016 Brisbane conference, we released a Draft Diversity Statement and invited members to provide feedback on how SCB Oceania can uphold its commitment to diversity. During the conference we asked attendees to tweet using the #SCBODiversity hashtag and discussed the draft statement during a group session. Finally, we asked for feedback in the post-conference survey, so in total we received some fantastic input.

Draft Diversity Statement

We seek your input into how SCB Oceania can uphold its commitment to diversity:

  • How do you define diversity in SCB Oceania?
  • What could SCB Oceania do to support a diverse, inclusive, and equitable membership and leadership?
  • What are some of your reasons for wanting to see diversity, inclusion, and equity in SCB Oceania?
Click through to find out how to have your input into drafting our SCB Oceania Diversity Statement.

Welcome our new SCB Oceania board members!

Congratulations to our two newly elected SCB Oceania board members - Danielle Shanahan and Tim Doherty! Thanks to everyone who put their names forward for election, and to everyone who voted. We're looking forward to meeting many of you at SCBO 2016. Please make a note to come along to our AGM, where we'll be brainstorming new ways to engage with all our members on SCBO activities and initiatives in the next year. Read more about Danielle and Tim below...

Public Forum: Northern Australia – the new development frontier?

https---cdn.evbuc.com-images-21835583-178849850228-1-original As part of SCBO 2016 we are holding a public forum event - "Northern Australia – the new development frontier?". The debate will be moderated by Paul Barclay from ABC Radio National’s Big Ideas program, and featured speakers include Professor Stuart Bunn, Director of the Australian Rivers Institute; Jann Crase, CEO of Regional Development Australia Far North Queensland and Torres Strait Inc; Clare Martin, Chief Minister of the Northern Territory for six years; and Phil Rist, Nywaigi Traditional Owner and Executive Officer of the Girringun Aboriginal Corporation. The event is open to the public, to tell your friends, family, and colleagues in Brisbane to come along! LOCATION: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Auditorium DATE: July 6, 2016 TIME: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Registration details to come.

Voting for new SCB Oceania Section board members is on NOW!

We have (a record?) 11 members nominated to join the board, and two "member at large" positions available. The nominees are...

  • Kathleen Beyer
  • Alienor Chauvenet
  • Tim Doherty
  • Jean-Yves Meyer
  • Dominique Pelletier
  • Michele Raffin
  • Danielle Shanahan
  • Rebecca Stirnemann
  • Amelia Wenger
  • Jut Wynne
  • Liane Zeroes
You can read more about the candidates on the voting page. To vote, go to www.conbio.org, log in to your member area, and click the link to vote in the first blue box on your member homepage. You must be an Oceania Section member to vote.