Cool new conservation science, April 2015


Three new papers that caught our eye:

Aaron MacNeil & colleagues’ analysis of fish declines in coral reefs shows that simple fishing limits and implementation of marine protected areas can be enough to support recovery of coral ecosystem resilience.
Christophe Cleguer & colleagues found a mismatch between important dugong habitats and marine protected areas in New Caledonia.
Megan Evans and colleagues found that assisting vegetation to grow back naturally could be a far more profitable way for farmers to lock in carbon than the more commonly considered method of planting trees and shrubs.

Recent policy submissions


In addition to preparing our own policy statements, SCBO frequently signs or authors policy statements relating to issues that we think are important to our membership. Here are three recent contributions: Science Statement of Support for a Network of Marine Reserves welcoming the Western Australian State Government’s commitment to create a Great Kimberley Marine Park … Continue reading Recent policy submissions

Board update: February 2015


We welcome the election of four new Board members, Monica Awasthy, Rosalynn Anderson-Lederer, Stacy Jupiter and Megan Evans, elected at the beginning of this year – congratulations. As well, Vanessa Adams should be congratulated as she was voted President-elect. Further, the membership approved of me completing a three year term (end of 2016) to ensure … Continue reading Board update: February 2015

Member Spotlight: John Lamaris


John is a research scientist with the Wildlife Conservation Society Papua New Guinea program. John graduated from the University of Papua New Guinea with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Sciences in 2010. John was awarded the best student presentation award at the SCBO 2014 conference in Fiji, which makes him an excellent candidate for our very … Continue reading Member Spotlight: John Lamaris