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

New Journal: Conservation Science & Practice


The Society for Conservation Biology is launching a new Open Access journal, Conservation Science and Practice.  The journal publishes papers that expand conservation knowledge ranging from practical experience to advances in theory. The journal places special emphasis on studies that connect findings to conservation outcomes to address which strategies work as well as which strategies … Continue reading New Journal: Conservation Science & Practice

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

Member Spotlight: Lily Van Eeden


Our member in the spotlight this week is Lily Van Eeden, a PhD student at the University of Sydney. Lily won the SCBO 2018 best student paper award for her paper: Managing conflict between large carnivores and livestock published in Conservation Biology (and it’s Open Access!). What first motivated you to pursue a career in conservation? It kind of … Continue reading Member Spotlight: Lily Van Eeden

Member Spotlight: Grace Nugi


Our member in the spotlight this week is Grace Nugi, a student intern with the Wildlife Conservation Society in Papua New Guinea. Grace won the best student presentation at SCBO 2018 for her Presentation: “More dead than alive: vulturine parrot use in Kerowagi, Papua New Guinea” (abstract below). Let’s meet Grace! What first motivated you to pursue a career … Continue reading Member Spotlight: Grace Nugi

Member Spotlight: Nathaniel Wehr


Our member in the spotlight this week is Nathaniel Wehr from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Nathaniel won the CSIRO best student presentation at SCBO 2018 for his Speed Talk “Worm-farming hypothesis and other soil macroinvertebrate responses to nonnative feral pig (Sus scrofa) removal in tropical montane wet forests” (abstract below). Let’s meet Nathaniel! What first motivated you to … Continue reading Member Spotlight: Nathaniel Wehr

SCCS-Aus 2019 Save the Date


The 3rd Student Conference on Conservation Science – Australia is happening at The University of Queensland – UQ in Brisbane July 3-10, 2019! SCCS-Australia will bring together 100 post-graduate students from the Asia-Pacific region to develop their skills and forge lasting professional relationships. Combining a 3-day conference, 2 days of field trips and sightseeing around Brisbane, and 3 days … Continue reading SCCS-Aus 2019 Save the Date

#SCBO2018 Post-Conference Survey


Thanks for joining us at our 5th Oceania Congress for Conservation Biology. To help SCB Oceania to continue to improve our conferences and tailor them to your needs we ask that you complete our post conference survey.    This year we have partnered with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and Malatest International to … Continue reading #SCBO2018 Post-Conference Survey

SCBO 2018 Annual General Meeting


The 2018 SCBO AGM will be held at the Wellington SCBO conference this year. Please come along and contribute to the running of your Society! Date: Thursday 5th July 2018 Time: 12:30-1:30pm (during lunch break) Location: Oceania Room, Te Papa The draft agenda is: Minutes and Actions from the 2017 AGM (Cartagena) New board members Financial statement Voting … Continue reading SCBO 2018 Annual General Meeting

2018 SCBO Student Awards


SCBO are pleased to announce the call for our annual student awards. The closing date for nominations for all awards is 30th April 2018. We have two student awards up for grabs – one for the best Oceania student presentation at SCBO 2018 Wellington, and one for the best student publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Prizes … Continue reading 2018 SCBO Student Awards