2021 Student Affairs Webinar Series
SCB North America’s Student Affairs Committee is hosting a 2021 webinar series on topics of interest to conservation students, early-career professionals, and others!

The sixth webinar in the series is:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Conservation Practice & Research

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

7-8 am PT | 10-11 am ET

Join us as we discuss the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in conservation practice and research with Sheena Talma, Science Programme Manager of Nekton Foundation, and Dr. Paris Stefanoudis, Marine Biologist at the University of Oxford and Nekton Foundation.

Registration is required, please register at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUoceCqpjstE9IjZkpDH77kPDWnNe5DiE9M

Webinars are available to both SCB members and non-members. Webinars will be recorded and posted to the SCBNA YouTube Page – subscribe so you are notified when new recordings are posted! The first five webinar recordings are now available:

Please contact megan.keville@scbnorthamerica.org with any questions related to the webinar series.

The webinar recording for the fifth in the 2021 SCBNA Student Affairs Webinar Series is now available on the SCB North America YouTube Page. Incorporating social science into practice and research is vital for improving conservation outcomes. In the fifth installment of the SCBNA 2021 Student Affairs Webinar Series, panelists discussed the intersection of conservation and social science. We are grateful to the following panelists for sharing their research and experiences with us in this webinar: Dr. Arundhati Jagadish, Social Scientist at Conservation International, and Dr. Meredith Gore, Conservation Social Scientist at the University of Maryland.

This was the final webinar before a summer break in the series. Many thanks to the Student Affairs Subcommittee for organizing this wonderful webinar series. All of the recordings in the series are up on the SCB North America YouTube page.

Planning is underway for a fall webinar on Equity and Inclusion in Conservation and Research – stay tuned for more information over the summer!

The webinar recording for the fourth in the 2021 SCBNA Student Affairs Webinar Series is now available on the SCB North America YouTube Page. Ecosystems have been occupied, managed, & conserved since time immemorial. Pairing Indigenous Knowledge with western science, each with their own integrity, can allow for a more comprehensive view of ecosystem changes and species interactions.

In this webinar, panelists discuss key concepts and case studies. We are grateful to the following panelists for sharing their fascinating insights, research and experiences with us in this webinar: Dr. Lynn Lee, Marine Ecologist, and Niisii Guujaaw, Resource Conservation Biologist, at Gwaii Haanas National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site, Dr. Sonia Ibarra, Coordinator for the Tamamta Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and Dr. Andrea Reid, PI. at the University of British Columbia Centre for Indigenous Fisheries.

The next webinar in the series will take place on May 26 at 12pm PT / 3pm ET: Conservation and Social Science: Harnessing Interdisciplinary Methods for Complex Issues. More information and the link to register are available here.

Many thanks to the Student Affairs Subcommittee for organizing this series.

If you are interested in joining the subcommittee, please email the Chair, Melissa Cronin: mecronin@ucsc.edu

2021 Student Affairs Webinar Series
SCB North America’s Student Affairs Committee is hosting a 2021 webinar series on topics of interest to conservation students, early-career professionals, and others!

The fifth webinar in the monthly series is:

Conservation and Social Science: Harnessing Interdisciplinary Methods for Complex Issues

Wednesday, May 26

12-1:00pm PT | 3-4:00pm ET

Incorporating social science into practice and research is vital for improving conservation outcomes.

Join us as we discuss the intersection of conservation and social science with Dr. Arundhati Jagadish, Social Scientist at Conservation International, and Dr. Meredith Gore, Conservation Social Scientist at the University of Maryland.

Registration is required, please register at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUoceCqpjstE9IjZkpDH77kPDWnNe5DiE9M

Webinars are available to both SCB members and non-members. Webinars will be recorded and posted to the SCBNA YouTube Page – subscribe so you are notified when new recordings are posted! The first three webinar recordings are now available:

Please contact megan.keville@scbnorthamerica.org with any questions related to the webinar series.

tan image with light and dark blue text that reads: Society for Conservation Biology North America 2021 Student Affairs Webinar Series: Multiple Ways of Knowing in Conservation and Ecology, May 13, 2021, 12-1:30pm PT | 3-4:30pm ET. Under text are four photos of webinar speakers out in the field.

2021 Student Affairs Webinar Series
SCB North America’s Student Affairs Committee is hosting a 2021 webinar series on topics of interest to conservation students, early-career professionals, and others!

The fourth webinar in the monthly series is:

Multiple Ways of Knowing in Conservation and Ecology

Thursday, May 13

12-1:30pm PT | 3-4:30pm ET

Ecosystems have been occupied, managed, & conserved since time immemorial. Pairing Indigenous Knowledge with western science, each with their own integrity, can allow for a more comprehensive view of ecosystem changes and species interactions.

Join us as we discuss key concepts and case studies with (left to right in image above) Dr. Lynn Lee, Marine Ecologist, and Niisii Guujaaw, Resource Conservation Biologist, at Gwaii Haanas National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site, Dr. Sonia Ibarra, Coordinator for the Tamamta Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and Dr. Andrea Reid, PI. at the University of British Columbia Centre for Indigenous Fisheries

Registration is required, please register at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqdOqqrjIjE92xfutWrPVrMDLHprgv5c3J

Webinars are available to both SCB members and non-members. Webinars will be recorded and posted to the SCBNA YouTube Page – subscribe so you are notified when new recordings are posted! The first three webinar recordings are now available:


This is the fourth in our series of monthly webinars; stay tuned for more!

Please contact megan.keville@scbnorthamerica.org with any questions related to the webinar series.

The webinar recording for the third in the 2021 SCBNA Student Affairs Webinar Series is now available on the SCB North America YouTube Page. We sincerely thank Dr. Haldre Rogers and Dr. Brett Scheffers for sharing their fascinating conservation journeys and research with us. In their presentations, they addressed: How is conservation conducted at the edges of our scientific knowledge? What does conservation research look like when an entire taxon of species is removed or in habitats where species are designated threatened as quickly as they are discovered? Check out the recording to learn about their work in bringing birds back to Guam and investigating the role of vertical niches in forests.

The next webinar in the series will take place on May 13 at 12pm PT / 3pm ET: “Multiple Ways of Knowing” in Conservation and Ecology. The link to register for the May webinar will be available on this webpage very soon.

Many thanks to the Student Affairs Subcommittee for organizing this series. Other topics coming later this year include Equity and Inclusion in Conservation and Research and Conservation + Social Science. Stay tuned!

If you are interested in joining the subcommittee, please email the Chair, Melissa Cronin: mecronin@ucsc.edu

2021 Student Affairs Webinar Series
SCB North America’s Student Affairs Committee is hosting a 2021 webinar series on topics of interest to conservation students, early-career professionals, and others!

The third webinar in the monthly series is:

Science at Conservation’s Frontiers

Tuesday, April 6

12-1pm PT | 3-4pm ET

How is conservation conducted at the edges of our scientific knowledge? What does conservation research look like when an entire taxon of species is removed or in habitats where species are designated threatened as quickly as they are discovered? Attempting to answer these questions are Dr. Haldre Rogers, Project Director of the Ecology of Bird Loss Project and Assistant Professor at Iowa State University, and Dr. Brett Scheffers, Assistant Professor at the University of Florida. Join us to learn more about their critical research and conservation journeys. You won’t want to miss this!

Registration is required, please register at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0td-CvrTgjE9zpuDlkn0x5TiQY9RG

Webinars are available to both SCB members and non-members. Webinars will be recorded and posted to the SCBNA YouTube Page – subscribe so you are notified when new recordings are posted! The first two webinar recordings are now available:


This is the third in our series of monthly webinars; stay tuned for more!

Please contact megan.keville@scbnorthamerica.org with any questions related to the webinar series.

The webinar recording for the second in the 2021 SCBNA Student Affairs Webinar Series is now available on the SCB North America YouTube Page. We sincerely thank the wonderful panelists for their time and the attendees for their excellent questions that prompted valuable discussions during the webinar.

The next webinar in the series will take place in March: Stakeholder Engagement Across Multiple Institutions in Conservation. The date and time and a link to register for the March webinar will be available on this webpage very soon.

Many thanks to the Student Affairs Subcommittee for organizing this series. Other topics coming later this year include Conservation in Practice; Equity & Inclusion in Conservation and Research; Multiple Ways of Knowing in Conservation and Ecology; and Conservation + Social Science. Stay tuned!

If you are interested in joining the subcommittee, please email the Chair, Melissa Cronin: mecronin@ucsc.edu

2021 Student Affairs Webinar Series
SCB North America’s Student Affairs Committee is hosting a 2021 webinar series on topics of interest to conservation students, early-career professionals, and others!

The second webinar in the monthly series is:

Careers Outside of Academia: Agencies & Consulting Firms

Tuesday, February 16

12-1pm PT | 3-4pm ET

Join the SCBNA Student Affairs Subcommittee to learn from accomplished professionals with experience in agency and consulting academic positions related to conservation biology.

This will be an interactive panel with questions from the audience. Panelists include Dr. Rebecca McCaffery, Wildlife Biologist at the U.S. Geological Service Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center, Dr. Alysha Cypher, postdoctoral researcher at the Prince William Sound Science Center, and Lauren Jonaitis, M.S., Environmental/Coastal Scientist at Moffatt & Nichol.

Registration is required, please register at this link: us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/…

Webinars are available to both SCB members and non-members. Webinars will be recorded and posted to the SCBNA YouTube Page – subscribe so you are notified when new recordings are posted! The first webinar recording is now available: Non-Traditional Careers in Academia.


This is the second in our series of monthly webinars; stay tuned for more!

Please contact megan.keville@scbnorthamerica.org with any questions related to the webinar series.

The webinar recording for the first in the 2021 SCBNA Student Affairs Webinar Series is now available on the SCB North America YouTube Page. We sincerely thank the wonderful panelists for their time and the attendees for their excellent questions that prompted valuable discussions during the webinar.

The next webinar in the series is on February 16 at 12pm PT / 3pm ET: Careers Outside Academia: Agency and Consulting Firms. More information and a link to register will be available on this webpage very soon.

Many thanks to the Student Affairs Subcommittee for organizing this series. Other topics coming later this year include Conservation in Practice; Equity & Inclusion in Conservation and Research; and Conservation + Social Science. Stay tuned!

If you are interested in joining the subcommittee, please email the Chair, Melissa Cronin: mecronin@ucsc.edu