Dear SCB Oceania members, We invite you to submit nominations for the next Board of Directors (BOD) elections for the Society for Conservation Biology – Oceania. 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 … Continue reading Nominations for the SCB Oceania Board of Directors are now open!
SCBO are pleased to announce the call for our annual student awards, and for our regional distinguished service award. The closing date for nominations for all awards is April 30th. Student Awards As usual, we have two student awards up for grabs – one for the best Oceania student presentation at SCBO Brisbane 2016, and one … Continue reading Society for Conservation Biology Oceania awards 2016
Once each year, the SCBO board try to get together face-to-face to discuss Section business. Last Thursday and Friday, most of us met up in Brisbane. Our discussions were primarily focussed on reviewing and updating our workplans – outlining and planning what we will do (Capacity, Conferences, Science and Education and Policy and Management) over the next year in … Continue reading SCBO Board meeting & public forum in Brisbane
For those who were unable to attend our event in Brisbane earlier this month, you can watch a video of our esteemed panelists discussing whether we are doing enough to save the Great Barrier Reef, you can watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6nKfbAywx8 Join Professor Richard Kingsford, President of the SCB Oceania section, as he facilitates the … Continue reading Public Event: The Great Barrier Reef – are we doing enough?
Now that ICCB 2015 is over, it’s time to turn attention towards our own regional conservation conference in 2016. The fourth biannual meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology in Oceania, ‘Science meets Action, Water meets Land‘, will be held from 5-8 July in Brisbane, Australia. The meeting will bring together the community of conservation … Continue reading Get ready for SCBO 2016!
Continuing our ICCB 2015 roundup, here are a few more impressions from the conference… From Megan Evans, SCBO board member, PhD student and Social media editor for Conservation Letters: There was a HUGE Oceania presence. Not only is the President of the global organisation an Oceanian but also the Editors in Chief of both Conservation … Continue reading Impressions from ICCB-ECCB 2015
When the Society for Conservation Biology Service Awards were announced at ICCB 2015 three of the six awardees on stage were from Oceania! Early Career Conservationist Award: Stacy Jupiter Honors the achievements in conservation by professionals early in their careers (no more than 10 years since leaving school) Stacy Jupiter is the Melanesia Program Director … Continue reading More awards for SCB Oceania members
Those of us in the Oceania Section who attended the 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology in Montpellier in early August enjoyed the program and the exquisite French city and its history and food. It was great to see a strong representation from our region. We had a range of excellent presentations from our students. … Continue reading AGM Success
Our 2015 AGM will be held at the 27th ICCB Congress in Montpellier. Read on for more details, and the agenda.
If you’re flying with Qantas this month, keep an eye out for SCBO board member Rebecca Spindler in your in flight magazine! Bec S was interviewed about her project to develop a “cryo-reserve” of embryonic coral. Those of you watching your carbon footprint can discover the fate of the frozen coral embryos here…