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Monday, 28 November 2011

Student activities in SCB Europe Section - join the Student Affairs Committee!

The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is a society of conservation professionals, striving to protect the Earth's biodiversity. SCB gathers researchers, practitioners, policy makers and students. The Student Affairs Committee is the link between the Society and its student members.

The goal of the Student Affairs Committee of the European Section is to be the voice of students within the section board, and to provide opportunities for students' interaction with the European community of conservation biologists as well as resources for career development and information regarding scholarships, courses, meetings and other events.

 We want to motivate students to take more active roles in the Society and in conservation biology in general. For this, we are actively creating specific opportunities for students such as meetings with professionals, workshops on particularly relevant topics (e.g., grant writing, publishing, paper reviewing, teaching, etc), awards and scholarships for students, as well as facilitating student participation to SCB meetings. You can follow us at were you will find all the latest news and resources for European conservation biology students. The wiki is open also to your contributions, so feel free to join the wiki and use it to share information! Student’s contribution is much needed to keep improving the wiki!

 We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to participate to the 3rd European Congress of Conservation Biology that will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, from 28 August to 1 September 2012.
Details on deadlines are posted on the congress website:

This cornerstone international event will bring academics, students, policy makers, natural resource managers and NGO representatives from all over Europe to address all aspects of conservation biology from research to application, from terrestrial to marine issues. We have already four renowned plenary speakers confirmed: Ian Boyd, Ilkka Hanski, Hugh Possingham and Peter Vitousek. There will be ~50 contributed sessions, 35 symposia, 13 workshops and 10 courses and 2 poster sessions. In total 890 talks will be given. ECCB will be the most student-friendly conservation biology conference ever organized with plenty of courses, workshops, awards and networking events for students.

We would be grateful if you could forward this message to your contacts and we look forward to see you at the next ECCB.

Piero Visconti and Nuno Curado
SCB Student Affairs Committee - Europe Section

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