SCBNA co-sponsors biennial southwest science conference in Flagstaff, AZ

SCB North America is co-sponsoring the Biennial Conference on Science in the Colorado Plateau, which occurs Oct 6-8 in Flagstaff Arizona. This is a great opportunity for learning about the latest conservation science in the southwest and meeting conservation practitioners from many sectors (agency, academia, and non-profits).

The 13th Biennial Conference Agenda is now available and includes sessions organized by SCBNA.

REGISTRATION: Discounted Early Registration ends September 15, 2015! Special discount for students. REGISTER NOW!

MONDAY EVENING SPEAKER: Curt Stager, author of Deep Future and more recently Your Atomic Self, will give the long-term view of climate change impacts in his talk, “Climate Whiplash: What Happens After Global Warming?”– An evening with Curt Stager is made possible by the generous support of the NAU School of Forestry (Admission is free and the public is welcome)! PRESENTATION

MONDAY WORKSHOP: Fighting Drought with Fire. Organized by Phillip van Mantgem, USGS, and Donald Falk, University of Arizona, this workshop will provide information on current and planned research, gather manager research on planned projects, and identify key knowledge gaps ! WORKSHOP

COLORADO RIVER FIELD TRIP: Learn about the Colorado River & adaptive management while enjoying the company of experts on a float trip! FIELD TRIP

COME SAY HI: If you attend the conference, please drop by the SCBNA booth to say hello!

This is shaping up to be the BEST Biennial Conference yet and we hope to see YOU in October!

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Why should you vote in SCB’s elections?

When you pay your annual membership dues to SCB, do you wonder whether you are getting your money’s worth? Do you see ways in which SCB could be doing more to advance conservation science and practice?  One way to influence the future of SCB is by voting in elections for members of the SCB Board. Unfortunately often only 10% of the SCB membership votes in an election, so your vote can make a difference.

Elections for the SCB president and vice-presidents are open through March. As a member, you can vote by logging on to www.conbio.org and clicking the link to vote in the blue box on your member homepage. Read the candidate’s CVs giving their goals and track record of involvement with SCB, and consider which candidate can best advance the activities of the section, chapters, and global organization.

Elections for the SCBNA section board are also now open! Vote now through April 12.

SCBNA in the news: Bridging the shifting scientist–journalist cultural divide

A new article in Bioscience features SCBNA’s efforts, at the 2014 NACCB conference in Missoula, to bring together scientists and journalists and promote communication of conservation science to a broader audience. The paper, which is open access, can be accessed here.

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David Malakoff from Science was one of the many science journalists participating in NACCB2014. Photo: COMPASS.

 

 

Kaziranga: Who wins? | Monkey Ropes

 

Interesting blog post by Tripp Burwell, the student representative on SCBNA’s  board:

Kaziranga: Who wins? | Monkey Ropes.