Society for Conservation Biology North America is pleased to announce that Megan Keville of Missoula, Montana has been hired as the new SCBNA Operations Director. The SCBNA Operations Director, as SCBNA’s sole staffperson, works with the SCBNA board and volunteers to advance the scientific study and conservation of biological diversity, especially through our biennial NACCB conferences.

Megan Keville’s background includes positions and research in science communication, restoration ecology, fire science and ecosystem ecology. Megan previously served as research coordinator in the Restoration Ecology Lab in the University of Montana’s College of Forestry and Conservation, and as co-coordinator with the Northern Rockies Fire Science Network. She also edited and produced the Society for Ecological Restoration’s quarterly newsletter. Megan received a B.A. in biology from Carleton College, and an M.S. in Resource Conservation from the University of Montana. Megan will work from a new SCBNA office located in Missoula, Montana.