STUDENT CONFERENCE ON CONSERVATION SCIENCE AT BANGALORE, INDIA
The Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS) – Bangalore brings together young researchers in conservation science to facilitate interaction, encourage exchange of research ideas and methods, and help build contacts and capacity. As a sister conference to SCCS-Cambridge, and SCCS-New York, SCCS-Bangalore focuses on attracting students primarily from countries in South and South-east Asia and Africa.
SCCS-BNG 2012 will be held on 02-04 August 2012 at the JN Tata Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
The Conference aims to have 150 student presenters from South, Southeast Asian and African countries. 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. For conservation agencies and NGOs, the conference will offer an excellent forum to reach out to young, enthusiastic and capable researchers and conservationists.
Any conservation researcher at an early stage (i.e., undergraduate and above, but not beyond two years post-PhD) is welcome to apply to attend the Student Conference on Conservation Science-Bangalore. Most delegates are Masters or PhD students, or work at a similar level in a conservation or research organisation. Those working in the social science aspects of conservation are encouraged to attend and present their work. [...]
The programme will consist of plenary talks by eminent speakers, student presentations (oral and poster), workshops and discussions, and a session Who’s Who in Conservation. Our plenary speakers will be announced soon.
Some workshops will focus on building skills necessary to be an effective conservation scientist; others are more broad and discuss new directions or new ideas. Confirmed workshops include those on scientific writing; research design; basic data visualisation and analysis; conservation genetics; reading scientific papers; conservation photography and open-source GIS.
In this session, academic departments, NGOs, government agencies and others working in conservation will present posters describing their work and possible funding and employment opportunities. Representatives from participating organisations will be at hand to answer questions.
The first two conferences took place at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. Besides a wide range of student presentations, there were talks and plenaries by well-known conservation scientists and practitioners and an opportunity to meet and interact with other conservation science students and researchers from across South and Southeast Asia.