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Social Media Ad Hoc Committee

Mandate: To foster, encourage and support a vibrant, responsible and professional culture of social media in the Society. The goal of this online presence is to:

1. Engage with, grow and diversify the Society’s membership through interactive platforms;

2. Facilitate conversation among Society members and conservation professionals around the world;

3. Advance the global practice of conservation to create positive impacts and outcomes.

Committee Members
Carina Wyborn Co-Chair
Emily Darling Co-Chair
Nate Spillman Staff Liaison/Member
Carlos Carroll Member
David Shiffman Member
Heather Heenehan Member

About the Co-Chairs

Carina is from Australia and is on the board of the Oceania Section of SCB. She studies the social and institutional dimensions of environmental change with a focus on biodiversity conservation and climate change. 

  • Current - Post Doctoral Researcher, Universtiy of Montana
  • Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, Australian National University
  • B.A. Development Studies, Australian National University


Emily is from Canada and is a 2013 Smith Fellow. She studies the effects of climate change on marine biodiversity and is interested in strategic action for coral reef conservation.    

  • Current - David H. Smith Conservation Conservation Research Fellow, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • Ph.D. Marine Conservation, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • B.Sc., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Queens University, Canada