Oceania Distinguished Service Award
In alternate years, SCB Oceania awards a Distinguished Service Award to acknowledge an individual or institution who has made significant contributions to conservation biology within Oceania.
The Oceania Distinguished Service Awards are presented biennially at the SCB Oceania Congress. This regional award has the same prestige as the Global Distinguished Service Awards given in ICCB years (see below).
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.
Previous Oceania Distinguished Service Award Recipients
2018: Associate Professor James Russell, University of Auckland.
For outstanding contributions to conservation biology through his leading research in rodent biology and eradication and his impact on national conservation policy.
2016: Locally Managed Marine Areas Network (LMMA), Fiji
For extraordinary achievements in advancing and scaling up the practice of community-based marine resource management and conservation in Oceania.
SCB’s global awards, presented every other year at the ICCB, are given to individuals, groups, or institutions for distinguished service in any field associated with conservation biology and whose work has furthered the mission of SCB.
We are proud to that many global award recipients have come from Oceania. Recent awardees include:
Richard Kingsford, Distinguished Service Award, 2019
Sue Miller-Taei, Edward T. LaRoe III Memorial Award, 2015
Stacy Jupiter, Early Career Conservationist Award, 2015
John Woinarski, Distinguished Service Award, 2013
James Watson, Early Career Conservationist Award, 2013
William Laurance, Distinguished Service Award, 2011
Helene Marsh, Distinguished Service Award, 2008