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SCB 2017 Service Awards Nominations

Do you know someone who deserves recognition for a special achievement in conservation or for significant contributions to the field of conservation biology? Nominate them for a 2017 SCB Service Award! Winners will be recognized in front of their peers at SCB's 2017 International Congress for Conservation Biology in Cartegena, Colombia (23-27 July 2017)! 

SCB is excited to accept nominations from its members and other conservation professionals until 17 March 2017

New This Year! SCB will grant ten $1,000 Graduate Student Research Fellowship Awards per annum to support graduate student members of SCB. The deadline to apply is 1 April. Learn more, including how to apply, on the Society's Graduate Student Research Fellowship Awards page.

SCB Service Awards presented at ICCB 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA were made to resemble a sail boat to reflect the character and history of the city. 


To nominate an individual or institution for an award, complete and return the awards nomination form and two letters of support to
Questions? Please contact your Section or Working Group’s representative on the SCB Awards Committee (below) or SCB Awards Committee Chair Carolyn Lundquist. Use "SCB Service Awards" in your subject line. 

SCB Service Award Types

  • Distinguished Service Award: Recognizes individuals, groups or institutions for distinguished service in any field associated with conservation biology and whose work has furthered the mission of SCB. Individuals may also be nominated for the following special categories of Distinguished Service Awards.
    • The Edward T. LaRoe III Memorial Award: Given to an individual who has been a leader in translating principles of conservation biology into real-world conservation. Preference is given to employees of government agencies or individuals who have spent at least part of their career in public service. The intention of the award is to recognize the innovative application of science to resource management and policy.  
    • The Early Career Conservationist Award: Honors achievements in conservation by professionals early in their careers (no more than 10 years since leaving school). SCB does not apply an age criteria in order to enable eligibility for individuals who might have come to conservation as a second career.
    • The Conservation Beacon Award: Recognizes women of marginalized and multiply marginalized status that are traditionally under-served within higher education.  Inclusive of this group are women of colour, low socioeconomic status, women with disabilities, trans women, first generation women scholars, lesbians and other intersections that result in under-served women in higher education.
The SCB Awards Committee reserves the right to shift a candidate from one award category to another.

SCB Awards Committee

We welcome any interested member of the Society to join the SCB Awards Committee. For more information, contact Committee Chair Carolyn Lundquist.
SCB Group Representative
Africa Israel Borokini
Asia Christie Lam
Europe Stephanie Januchowski-Hartley
LACA Anthony Giordani
Marine Leslie Cornick / Andrew Wright
North America Jamie Hogberg
Oceania Vanessa Adams
Religion & Conservation Biology Fabrizio Frascaroli / Giulia Sajeva
Social Sciences Christie Lam
Conservation Marketing & Engagement Andrew Wright
Diversity Committee Steph Januchowski-Hartley
All Others Carolyn Lundquist