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

Nominations for new SCBO board members now open


Dear SCB Oceania members, We invite you to submit nominations for the next Board of Directors (BOD) elections for the Society for Conservation Biology Oceania Section.  We have 4 members at large positions and 1 President-elect position that will be opening. Successful candidates will serve 3 year terms. If you know of someone who would be … Continue reading Nominations for new SCBO board members now open

Member Spotlight: Lauren Tworkowski


Our member in the spotlight this week is Lauren Tworkowski from La Trobe University. Lauren won the SCBO Best Poster Award at the 2018 Victorian Biodiversity Conference – you can check out her poster here. How did it feel to be selected as the recipient of the SCBO Best Poster award at the Victorian Biodiversity Conference? … Continue reading Member Spotlight: Lauren Tworkowski

#SCBO2018 abstract acceptances early bird registration reminder


Kia Ora! 1) If you submitted an abstract for #SCBO2018 , you should have now received an email notifying you of whether it has been accepted. Please contact wellington2018@scboceania.org if you haven’t received this email 2) All presenters need to REGISTER by the Early bird deadline of 13th April 2018 to confirm their place: http://wellington2018.scboceania.org/register/  

SCB Greater Melbourne Chapter’s first event


The newly formed SCB Greater Melbourne Chapter will hold their first event at the upcoming Victorian Biodiversity Conference, held at La Trobe University on 6th & 7th February 2018. Location: Western Lecture Theatres, La Trobe University, Bundoora Free parking will be available Time: 5:30pm-7pm Find out more about the SCB Greater Melbourne Chapter at their website

Chapter Spotlight: Hawai‘i


Long-recognized for its outstanding community of conservationists, Hawai‘i initiated the first statewide chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology in January of this year. The Hawai‘i Chapter is one of the newest groups to join the Society for Conservation Biology Oceania! Hawai‘i is unique in that we are the first chapter within the Society to … Continue reading Chapter Spotlight: Hawai‘i

Abstract deadline for #SCBO2018 EXTENDED to 26th January


The abstract deadline for SCBO 2018 in Wellington has been extended by 2 weeks to 26th January.  We have a great list of symposia lined up for this conference, in addition to some exciting field trips showcasing New Zealand’s incredible biodiversity. Our plenary speakers, Professor Jacinta Ruru from the University of Otago, Professor Hugh Possingham from the Nature Conservancy, and … Continue reading Abstract deadline for #SCBO2018 EXTENDED to 26th January

Chapter Spotlight: SCB Brisbane-UQ


The SCB UQ Brisbane Chapter is based at the University of Queensland and membership is open to anybody involved or interested in conservation science, policy or education in the Oceania region. The SCB UQ Brisbane chapter is dedicated to promoting the conservation of biodiversity and associated ecological processes that improve and maintain the ecosystem health … Continue reading Chapter Spotlight: SCB Brisbane-UQ