Geri Unger, an ecologist and the former director of education and research at the Cleveland Botanical, has been named SCB's new executive by the Society's Board of Governors. Geri will start her tenure as SCB's third executive director in more than 25 years on 15 July. In the following Q&A, Geri tells us why she's excited about her new position, what she sees as the biggest challenges facing the Society and why she is prepared to lead SCB.
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The Africa Section's Young Women in Conservation Biology Award (YWCB) recognizes the contributions of early to mid-career African women working for the advancement of conservation biology in Africa. Award winners demonstrate leadership, service, and an ability to work with others across gender, social class and ethnicity to achieve concrete conservation outcomes.
Read our Q&A with Sara Souther on why she joined a group of scientists to urge regulatory agencies to conduct more research on the environmental risks and scientific uncertainties associated with fracking.
Smith Fellow Maureen (Mo) Ryan always felt that she should be more engaged in public policy. It wasn't until she finally decided to take action that she realized that scientists have more to contribute to public policy than they might think.
The 26th of January 2013 will be marked as an historical day. After years of negotiations, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) officially launched. Finally, IPBES has a Bureau and a Multidisciplinary Expert Panel comprised of 25 excellent scientists from across the world ready to help carry out its work.