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A unique and unforgettable experience to create lasting networks and launch your career in conservation science!



The Student Conference on Conservation Science is a series aimed specifically for students, and has taken off all around the world! The conference runs for 10 days, with presentations, workshops, field excursions and parties. We also invite noted experts to give plenary presentations, and provide plenty of networking opportunities!

Who can attend?

The program is designed for post-graduate students pursuing studies within the field of conservation science, including (but not limited to) ecology, environmental science, resource management, geography, economics, and social sciences. Registration is open to post-graduate students and early career researchers (ECRs) from anywhere in the world, with a focus on Asia-Oceania.

What makes it special?

This is a conference run specifically for students, and presented by students. It is also much more than a conference - it's 10 days of fun! We combine a 3-day conference with training and workshops, field trips and sightseeing around the Brisbane region. Every participant makes a presentation, providing excellent opportunities to network and get feedback on your research. We also have dinners, a farewell party and awards night to celebrate the event.


The Student Conference on Conservation Science first began at Cambridge University, UK, and has since spread with many SCCS sister conferences popping up around the world and throughout the year. We held the first SCCS-Australia in 2013 at the University of Queensland, and it was an incredible success. Another conference followed in 2015, and we plan to continue this successful series.   




To our arriving delegates, welcome to SCCS-Aus 2015 at the University of Queensland!! We'll meet you at 4pm for Registration at the Junior Common Room, Cromwell College. (Map: Where is Cromwell College?). 
Afterwards, we'll gather at 5:45pm to walk to nearby St Leo's College for the Welcome BBQ. See you there! (Map: St Leo's College).

Plenary speakers

Our Plenary speakers have been confirmed. We have secured 3 internationally renowned speakers for our plenary sessions ...see who they are!

Don't miss out...

It's now the last week of September and the registrations are filling up - make sure you secure a spot at the conference! Only 120 places available. Please contact us (Jane and Sarah) if you have any concerns about the registration process, we're here to help! 

A reminder that if you register by 30 September you'll receive an earlybird discount on registration costs. Registration closes completely by 31 October 2014 or until fully more

Registration OPEN!!

Register now to secure your place at this special conference!! Only 120 places available - registration closes 31 October 2014 or until sold out. More info...

Get ready to register!

Get ready to register! Registration opens 1 September, and there are only 120 places available!

Register early and save: Earlybird rates apply until 30 September.
Registration closes 31 October 2014, subject to placement availability.

Our conference in 2013


UQ Master of Conservation Biology

  • Intensive 1 year program
  • Taught by world class conservation & industry specialists
  • Field experiences in rainforest, coastal, reef and outback habitats
  • Dedicated cohort support services




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The University of Queensland St Lucia, Brisbane, Australia


2015 Program booklet
Last modified 19 Jan 2015. 

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