Each year, SCBO awards prizes for the best student publication and conference presentation.
In previous years, winners have been awarded SCB membership or registration to an upcoming SCB conference.
SCBO is committed to celebrating and supporting diversity. To achieve this, we welcome award nominations from all career stages, all backgrounds, and all genders. We encourage more nominations from women and Pacific Islanders for all awards.
Student publication award
To be considered for the student paper award, papers must be first-authored by a student member of the SCB Oceania Section. Each member may only submit one publication to be considered for the award. Papers will be judged by the Board on their scientific merit, clarity, innovativeness, and relevance to conservation and management. Nominations for the 2019 student paper award will open in April 2019, and eligible papers must have a publication date between April 2018 and April 2019.
Student presentation award
Our student presentation prize is awarded to the best presentation (talk, speed talk or poster) by an SCBO student member at our conference. In the years between our conferences, we may award a student prize for presentations given at the International Congress for Conservation Biology, or other conferences widely attended by our membership. Presentations will be judged by SCBO Board members attending the conference, and the winner(s) will be announced after the conference has finished. Presenters who do not nominate by e-mail prior to the conference will not be considered.
Previous student award recipients
- Best student presentation: Grace Nugi, for her talk More dead than alive: vulturine parrot use in Kerowagi, Papua New Guinea presented at SCBO Wellington 2018
- Best student presentation: Lauren Tworkowski, for her poster Anthropogenic climate change: are little penguins feeling the heat? presented at the Victorian Biodiversity Conference.
- Best student publication: Lily Van Eeden, for her paper Managing conflict between large carnivores and livestock published in Conservation Biology
- Best student presentation: Stephanie Galla, for her talk Estimating relatedness in captive breeding for translocation programmes to enhance species recovery, presented at ICCB 2017 in Cartagena.
- Best student presentation: Mark Hall, for his poster Landscape diversity of birds is enhanced by retaining key natural components in rural environments, presented at ICCB 2017 in Cartagena, Colombia.
- Best student publication: Jessica Rowland for her paper, Comparing the thermal suitability of nest-boxes and tree-hollows for the conservation-management of arboreal marsupials published in Biological Conservation.
- Best student presentation: Jasmine Lee, for her talk Islands in the ice: Climate change and ecological connectivity among Antarctica’s ice-free areas, presented at SCBO Brisbane 2016
- Best student publication: Rebecca Runting, for her paper Alternative futures for Borneo show the value of integrating economic and conservation targets across borders published in Nature Communications.
- Best student presentation: Tim Doherty, for his poster Divergent responses of birds, mammals and reptiles to landscape-scale wildfire, presented at ICCB-ECCB 2015 in Montpellier.
- Best student publication: Jessica Walsh, for her paper The effect of scientific evidence on conservation practitioners’ management decisions published in Conservation Biology.
- Best student presentation: John Lamaris, for his talk Tambu: a Melanesian model for the sustainability of the Admiralty cuscus (Spilocuscus kraemeri)? at SCBO Fiji 2014.
- Best student publication: Rebecca Jarvis for her paper Citizen science and the power of public participation in marine spatial planning published in Marine Policy.