Meet the Board

Vanessa Adams

Vanessa Adams

President

Vanessa Adams is a lecturer in Conservation Biology at Macquarie University. Her research broadly fits into two themes: ecological modelling to understand dynamic ecosystems and human dimensions of conservation. Vanessa partners with relevant government agencies and NGOs to ensure that her research is relevant to policy makers and is positioned to influence on-ground conservation.

Richard Kingsford

Richard Kingsford

Past President

Richard Kingsford is the Director of the Centre for Ecosystem Science, UNSW Sydney. He researches freshwater ecosystems, restoration ecology and adaptive management of ecosystems.

Tim Doherty

Tim Doherty

Secretary

Tim Doherty is a Research Fellow in Terrestrial Ecology at the Centre for Integrative Ecology, Deakin University. He conducts applied research aiming to inform policy and management, and specialises in disturbance ecology, predator-prey dynamics and invasive species.

Megan Evans

Megan Evans

Treasurer, Global Policy Committee - Oceania representative

Megan is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Queensland. Her research falls broadly within environmental policy, governance and economics, with a particular focus on how complex policy processes translate into environmental outcomes. Megan is the current SCBO Treasurer and is the Oceania Representative on the SCB Global Policy Committee.

Roz Anderson-Lederer

Roz Anderson-Lederer

Global Chapters Committee - Oceania representative

Rosalynn is an analyst with New Zealand’s Ministry for the Environment. Her focus is community education/restoration projects, citizen science and climate change resilience.

Monica Awasthy

Monica Awasthy

Global Chapters Committee

Monica is the Birds in Backyards Program Manager at BirdLife Australia. Her focus areas are citizen science, community engagement, and research and conservation of birds that live where people live.

Stacy Jupiter

Stacy Jupiter

Stacy is the director of the Wildlife Conservation Society's Melanesia Regional Program, covering Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. Her focus areas include community-based natural resource management, small-scale fisheries, coral reef ecology and integrated land-sea management.

Shannon Rivera

Shannon Rivera

Shannon Noelle Rivera is a researcher with the Hawaiʻi Wildlife Ecology Lab and holds a position with Hawaii’s Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program. Her areas of focus are addressing animal welfare considerations and gender inclusive strategies within conservation practice.

Danielle Shanahan

Danielle Shanahan

Danielle is Manager of Conservation and Research at Zealandia sanctuary in Wellington, New Zealand. Her research focuses on urban ecology, as well as the human connection with nature and the benefits that arise from it. Danielle is also co-chair of the Local Organising Committee for the Wellington 2018 SCB Oceania conference.

Emily Weeks

Emily Weeks

Emily Weeks is a Senior Resource Rights and Land Governance specialist at USAID. She focuses on natural resource management, climate resilience, resource governance and biodiversity planning for Agriculture and Food Security.