SCBO past president Richard Kingsford awarded a Distinguished Service Award


Professor Richard Kingsford, SCBO Past President and Director of the Centre for Ecosystem Science at the University of New South Wales has been awarded a Society for Conservation Biology Distinguished Service Award for his extraordinary contributions to the conservation of freshwater and wetland ecosystems through on-the-ground action, contributions at the science-policy interface, and global conservation … Continue reading SCBO past president Richard Kingsford awarded a Distinguished Service Award

SCBO Student Awards for 2019 Now Open


SCBO are pleased to announce the call for our annual student awards. The closing date for nominations for all awards is 30th April 2019. We have two student awards up for grabs – one for the best Oceania student presentation at the 29th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB 2019) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and one for … Continue reading SCBO Student Awards for 2019 Now Open

SCB Oceania Section Membership Benefits Survey


We’re conducting a survey to better understand what SCB Oceania members value about their membership. As we undertake our strategic planning for the years ahead, your answers will help to ensure that we focus on the areas that are most important to our members. Your responses will be kept anonymous, and the survey will take … Continue reading SCB Oceania Section Membership Benefits Survey

Sign the Scientists’ Declaration on land clearing in Australia


As many of you may recall, in 2016 SCBO led a statement on land clearing in Australia which was released during our 2016 conference in Brisbane. Our statement can be found here. In the intervening time land clearing has not slowed. The Ecological Society of Australia has recently consolidated key points made in their submission to … Continue reading Sign the Scientists’ Declaration on land clearing in Australia

Space is filling up quickly for the Student Conference on Conservation Science – Australia 2019!


Space is filling up quickly for the Student Conference on Conservation Science – Australia 2019! Still thinking about attending SCCS-Australia 2019? As the registration deadline approaches, more and more students are registering to present their research to conservation scientists from around the world.  Register now while spots are still open! To complete your registration, you will need … Continue reading Space is filling up quickly for the Student Conference on Conservation Science – Australia 2019!

Survey on wildlife vulnerability to anthropogenic night light and noise


Hannah Zimmerman, a student from Boise State University in the US is requesting assistance from SCB members with a survey on how vulnerable wildlife are to anthropogenic night light and noise. As part of a larger study from Boise State University, California Polytechnic State, and Utah State Universities and with support from NASA and National … Continue reading Survey on wildlife vulnerability to anthropogenic night light and noise

SCCS Update: scholarships and registration


Congratulations to all the Student Conference on Conservation Science – Australia 2019 scholarship recipients! We have now notified all successful applicants for scholarship to attend SCCS-Australia. We received so many great applications from promising post-graduate students, and we hope many of them will still be able to attend. If you have been selected, be sure you follow the … Continue reading SCCS Update: scholarships and registration

Conservation Connection – Oceania!


We’re excited to announce that the Conservation Connection Oceania Community is now online! Conservation Connection is an online community platform designed for SCB members to collaborate, share and connect with one another. Oceania now has our own community to facilitate communication between SCB members in our region. From our 2014 member survey, and feedback surveys following our … Continue reading Conservation Connection – Oceania!

Scholarships for the 3rd Student Conference on Conservation Science – Australia


Scholarship applications for the 3rd Student Conference on Conservation Science – Australia are now open! Scholarships are available for presenters from developing countries and students without institutional support in the Asia-Pacific region. Scholarships will cover round-trip airfare, transport to and from Brisbane, conference registration, accommodation, and meals over the duration of the conference. Apply for a Scholarship … Continue reading Scholarships for the 3rd Student Conference on Conservation Science – Australia