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 student awards, for the best publication and conference presentation, were announced at the closing ceremony for ICCB-ECCB 215 in Montpellier. Read on to find out who won…
The Society for Conservation Biology in Oceania has released its first Conservation Science Statement, focusing on the plight of freshwater biodiversity in New Zealand. The report, prepared by conservation biologists in New Zealand, provides a background to our current understanding of the science for freshwater ecosystems in New Zealand and then goes on make recommendations on how to protect these declining systems for future generations.
Our 2015 AGM will be held at the 27th ICCB Congress in Montpellier. Read on for more details, and the agenda.
How do conservation scientists, managers, policymakers, educators and other users of scientific publications find specific information relevant to their conservation problem, solution or research interest? SCBO President Richard Kingsford, Mike Calver and colleagues are investigating the effectiveness of scientific databases in searching for papers relevant to conservation of different organisms. They would be very grateful … Continue reading Survey: Use of literature databases by conservation biologists
We had a great turn out on 1 July 2015 for Stage 1 of the river bank revegetation project of the SCB UQ-Brisbane Chapter. Around 100 volunteers spent the morning planting understory shrubs and rain forest trees on the St Lucia campus of The University of Queensland. Thanks to their hard work, we got nearly … Continue reading Brisbane Chapter Riverbank Revegetation Project – Stage 1
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…
Rebecca is a Commonwealth Scholar coming to the end of her PhD in interdisciplinary conservation and social-ecological systems at the Institute for Applied Ecology New Zealand, AUT University. You can find Rebecca on twitter @rebecca_jarvis and www.rebeccajarvis.info. Rebecca was another of our student award winners from the SCBO 2014 conference in Fiji.
As conservation scientists, most of us hope to conduct research that will be useful to practitioners, and will ultimately “make a difference”. However, it remains unclear whether the areas towards which we are investing our research efforts will actually produce the information that conservation practitioners and natural resource managers need. Understanding the information that decision-makers … Continue reading Survey: research priorities for conservation & natural resource management in Oceania