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Student Conference on Conservation Science Australia


Welcome to the conference!

We hope everyone who's gone to Australia Zoo today is having a great time, despite the rain!! Watch out for crocodiles in puddles! :)

SCCS-Aus 2015

19 - 29 January 2015

University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane


SCCS crowd farewellnight

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

About the conference

SCCS conferences are a series aimed specifically for students, and have taken off all around the world! 

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.

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. We expect to share an amazing conference experience once again at SCCS-Australia 2015!

SCCS-Aus 2015

Following the same format as in 2013, the conference will be 10 days of fun! We combine a 3-day conference with over 60 presentations, training and workshops, field trips and sightseeing in Brisbane and surrounds, not to mention the farewell party and awards night! Hosted in Brisbane, Australia by the University of Queensland...read more

Open to post-graduate students and Early Career Researchers from anywhere in the world, with a focus on Asia-Oceania.




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 booked...read 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

SCCS-Cambridge 2015

Building links among young conservation scientists and practitioners

The 16th SCCS-Cambridge conference will be held 24 - 26 March 2015, at the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK. Applications close 24 October 2014. Find out more...


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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Excursions over the weekend:

FRIDAY Excursion to Australia Zoo. Bus departs from Chancellors Place bus stop at 8:30 am. Returns to UQ at around 6pm.

SATURDAY Excursion to the rainforest of Lamington National Park. Bus departs from Chancellors Place bus stop at 8:00 am. Returns to UQ at around 6pm

SUNDAY Excursion to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Bus departs from Chancellors Place bus stop at 8:30 am. Returns to UQ at around 2:30 pm (followed by the Australia Day BBQ at 3 pm)



Program booklet
Last modified 19 Jan 2015. Attendees will receive a printed copy at Registration Desk.

SCCS sister conferences

Did you know that SCCS is happening all over the world?

Upcoming conferences:
SSCS Bangalore, 25-28 Sept 2014
SCCS New York, 15-17 Oct 2014
SCCS Australia, 19-29 Jan 2015
SCCS Cambridge, 24-26 Mar 2015
SCCS Hungary, 1-5 Sept 2015

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