The 2013 SCCS-Australia conference successfully concluded
The inaugural SCCS-Australia conference, workshop and field trip program was held at The University of Queensland, in Brisbane, Australia, over 21st-31st Janu ary, 2013.
The combination of a 3 day conference, 3 days of field trips and sightseeing in Brisbane and the surrounding region, followed by 4 days of training and workshops provided students with a unique and unforgettable experience that hopefully created lasting networks and helped launch their careers in conservation science.
Next conference dates will be publish in due time
See the Conference Program
Who can attend?
SCCS-Australia is open to post-graduate students from anywhere in the world with a focus on students within the Asia-Pacific region, including PhD (within one year of completion), MSc and final year undergraduate research students. We also welcome applicants who are not currently enrolled in a research degree but are working at a similar level in a conservation organisation. The program is designed for students pursuing studies within the field of conservation science, including (but not limited to) ecology, environmental science, resource management, geography, economics, and social sciences. Attendance will be capped at 100 students.
In 2013 A total of 30 equity scholarships were offered to covering the full cost of the attendance (travel, accommodation and registration) for students who meet the selection criteria and would otherwise not be able to attend due to financial hardship.
Please check the Important Dates page for more details on the 2013 SCCS-Australia timeline.
The School of Biological Sciences is now accepting expressions of interest for a proposed new Masters of Conservation Biology course being launched in June 2013. The 1 year intensive program will be taught by leading conservation scientists at UQ and conservation practitioners from organisations across Australia.