Planting for Butterflies


Planting for Butterflies is an initiative of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) UQ Brisbane chapter and the Possingham Lab, and supported by the UQ Sustainability Office and Property & Facilities Division, to systematically test the success of planting native fauna to benefit butterfly species on the UQ St Lucia campus. Planting plots have been … Continue reading Planting for Butterflies

Science Week Science on Tap Event, Brisbane


To celebrate National Science Week the Society for Conservation Biology UQ chapter is hosting a Science on Tap event at one of Brisbane’s staple bars, The Bearded Lady! Our topic of the evening is ‘human-nature connectedness’; the reasons behind why and how some people feel more connected to nature, the benefits this connection can provide … Continue reading Science Week Science on Tap Event, Brisbane

SCB Greater Melbourne Chapter’s first event


The newly formed SCB Greater Melbourne Chapter will hold their first event at the upcoming Victorian Biodiversity Conference, held at La Trobe University on 6th & 7th February 2018. Location: Western Lecture Theatres, La Trobe University, Bundoora Free parking will be available Time: 5:30pm-7pm Find out more about the SCB Greater Melbourne Chapter at their website

Chapter Spotlight: Hawai‘i


Long-recognized for its outstanding community of conservationists, Hawai‘i initiated the first statewide chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology in January of this year. The Hawai‘i Chapter is one of the newest groups to join the Society for Conservation Biology Oceania! Hawai‘i is unique in that we are the first chapter within the Society to … Continue reading Chapter Spotlight: Hawai‘i

Chapter Spotlight: SCB Brisbane-UQ


The SCB UQ Brisbane Chapter is based at the University of Queensland and membership is open to anybody involved or interested in conservation science, policy or education in the Oceania region. The SCB UQ Brisbane chapter is dedicated to promoting the conservation of biodiversity and associated ecological processes that improve and maintain the ecosystem health … Continue reading Chapter Spotlight: SCB Brisbane-UQ

Ocean Plastics Café a great success


Happy World Oceans Day! Today is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. This year’s theme is Our Oceans, Our Future with a conservation action focus of “Encouraging solutions to plastic pollution and preventing marine litter for a healthier ocean and a better future”. Given the significance of the marine environment to countries in Oceania, SCB Oceania Chapters are hosting some great conservation events to celebrate the day.

SCB UQ Chapter Riverbank Restoration Project wins Green Gown Award


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Working in partnership, the SCB UQ Chapter and UQ Properties and Facilities Management-Sustainability have made a roaring success of the Riverbank Restoration Project. Not only is the project bringing back habitat and wildlife alongside the Brisbane River, it has now been awarded an Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACT) Community Engagement Green Gown Award!

Brisbane Chapter Film Night


Movie Flyer A5The Society of Conservation Biology UQ/Brisbane Chapter is hosting a fundraising film night on Wednesday 14 September 6 pm at the Schonell Theatre, St Lucia, UQ Campus, Brisbane.

The evening includes a showcase of conservation short films made by undergraduate biology students (and future conservation scientists!) followed by the feature highlight — the hilarious tale of one of Australia’s most notorious environmental blunders, Cane Toads The Conquest (a film by Mark Lewis).

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Chapter Spotlight: SCB Sydney


The Sydney chapter of SCB is based at the University of New South Wales, and has members from conservation agencies and other universities across Sydney.  The chapter provides new ways for members to learn about conservation on the ground over an informal chat and a coffee. The popular Conservation Café series offers members an opportunity hear first hand from conservation professionals, about their career highlights … Continue reading Chapter Spotlight: SCB Sydney

Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) Chapter Update


The VUW chapter is based at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Currently, most of our members are students at VUW but we aim to broaden our membership to include professionals working in fields relevant to conservation as well as anyone else with an interest and desire to get involved in conservation. Here’s a taste … Continue reading Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) Chapter Update