The 2020 conference

The next conference will take place on 24-26 March 2020 in the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge

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Delegates and speakers come from all over the world to take part.


Organisers

The Student Conference on Conservation Science is run by:
Andrew Balmford 1
Rosie Trevelyan 3
Ed Turner 11
Jan Purath 1

Advisory Committee

Bill Adams 4
Guy Cowlishaw 5
Piero Visconti 6
Julia Jones 8
Rhys Green 1
Mike Rands 10
Juliet Vickery 2

 

More information

If you would like to make an essential enquiry please email: sccs@zoo.cam.ac.uk

1 - Conservation Science Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge
2 - Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
3 - Tropical Biology Association
4 - Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
5 - Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London
6 - IIASA, Austria
8 - Bangor University
9 - Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
10 - Cambridge Conservation Initiative
11 - University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge

Plenary speakers

Dr Toby Gardner, Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden

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Yolanda Kakabadse, Ecuador

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Professor Mark Burgman, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College, London

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Dr Krithi Karanth,associate conservation scientist at the Wildlife Conservation Society, New York and senior fellow at the Centre for Wildlife Studies, Bangalore.

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Your contribution

The most important part of the three-day programme will be poster sessions and fifteen minute talks by students on any aspect of conservation science. Presentations of work in progress, from a broad range of countries, and from economic and social as well as biological aspects of conservation, will all be welcome. Besides the posters and talks, there will also be workshops, presentations by conservation NGOs and agencies and social events designed to give participants the opportunity to make new contacts in their own and related disciplines. Prizes are awarded to posters and talks of outstanding quality and relevance to conservation.

View our page on how to apply for the conference and prepare talks and posters.
If your presentation has been accepted, view our guide to help prepare talks and posters.

Costs and benefits

The conference fee of £80 includes carbon offset, registration, lunches, tea and coffee and three evening events. A limited amount of accommodation with breakfast will be available at St. Catharine's College at £40 per person per night. Reasonably priced evening meals are available nearby. We've been able to keep costs as low as possible, thanks to sponsorship by a number of organisations. Accommodation links can be found on getting here.

Applications - the application process will open in August 2019.

Please fill in and submit the application form by Sunday 20 October 2019 at 10:00 p.m British Summer Time. On it, you are invited to submit a short abstract of your proposed talk or poster, but it is not essential to present a talk or poster in order to attend.

Bursaries

If you come from a developing country or eastern Europe you can also apply for a bursary (see application form) to assist with travel and other costs. We will also pay your conference fee and accommodation during the conference. Please note that we are only able to help a small number of applicants and cannot help those already based or on a scholarship in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Western Europe or North America. Please view this table before applying to see whether you qualify. We will consider applicants only from Lower Income (LIC), Lower Middle Income (LMC) and Upper Middle Income (UMC) countries for bursaries. Bursaries are most likely to be awarded to applicants offering a good quality talk or poster.

Internships

Students from developing countries and eastern Europe may apply for an internship to enable them extend their visit to the UK after the conference in order to carry out mutually beneficial work with a conservation organisation or academic institution. Again we cannot help those already settled in or on a scholarship in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Western Europe, North America or any developed (High Income) country regardless of their country of origin. Please visit our internship page for more details and view this table before applying as we will consider anyone from Lower Income (LIC), Lower Middle Income (LMC) and Upper Middle Income (UMC) countries for our internship programme. The internship period has to be for four weeks and is expected to begin straight after the conference. No pre-conference internships are allowed. If awarded an internship, we will pay your conference fee and accommodation during the conference. Internships are most likely to be awarded to applicants offering a good quality talk or poster.

Sponsors

Please click on the logo links below to visit the conference sponsors' web sites.

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