The European section was the first in participating to a new award for SCB students, the Spotlight on Student Research: http://scb-students.wikispaces.com/Student+Spotlight!. Every 3 months, all SCB media will profile an SCB student member (undergrad and postgrad) whose research exemplifies the mission of the Society for Conservation Biology to advance the science and practice of conserving the Earth's biological diversity.
We are pleased to announce the first winner: Jasper Kenter, a PhD student in Environmental Sustainability at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Jasper will be awarded a free registration to the European Congress on Conservation Biology in Glasgow next year.
The European round was coordinated by Prof. Robert Marrs to whom goes a big thank you. Thank you also to Prof. Andras Baldi, Prof. Martin Dietrich, and Prof. Sadie Ryan Simonovich for promoting the initiative and assessing proposals.