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