Africa Section Board of Directors
The Africa Section of the Society for Conservation Biology has an international following of members that support conservation on the African continent. The board of directors is an elected body that facilitates the goals and activities of the Section.
If you are interested in being a member of the African Board you must be a member of SCB and a member of the Section. Generally two-to-four board members are elected annually. The Call for Nominations goes out in September or October and the election runs in October or November. Section members receive an email about the open positions and the start of the election process.
Current Board Members
Martin is the President of the SCB Africa section.
Israel is the President-Elect of SCB Africa section. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Nevada, Reno, where his dissertation focuses on ecological modeling, community diversity studies and population genetics of neoendemic plants in the Great Basin desert. He is on study-leave from the National Centre for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology, Ibadan, Nigeria, where he manages the country’s native biodiversity.
Margaret Awuor Owuor, Education and Science Officer
|Michelle Fasona, Financial Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Ph.D candidate, University of Lagos, Nigeria
Fasona Michelle is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. Her dissertation focuses on landscape ecology modelling, landscape genetics and habitat connectivity for Large mammals in selected forest reserves in South-West, Nigeria. She is currently the Financial Monitoring and evaluation Officer
Term ends on 31 December 2021
|Janette Wallis, Member-at-large #1
Lecturer, Environmental Studies Program, University of Oklahoma
United States and Uganda
Janette serves as the SCB-Africa Section’s Member at Large #1 and is tasked with re-energizing the Young Women in Conservation Biology network. She has worked in education, research, and conservation projects throughout Africa, including in Tanzania, Gabon, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Equatorial Guinea, and Uganda. Janette currently directs the Kasokwa Forest Project in a network of forest fragments in Uganda. Research at the site focuses on primate behavioral ecology, reproduction, conservation, and human-wildlife interactions. Janette earned her Ph.D. in zoology, psychology, and anthropology from the University of Oklahoma, where she teaches wildlife conservation courses.
Term ends on 31 December 2020
Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, University of Oxford & Insitute of Tropical Forest Conservation, Mbarara University of Science and Technology
United Kingdom and Uganda
Badru trained in wildlife ecology and conservation at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, University of Oxford, UK, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda, and Makerere University, Uganda. He is a research associate at the Institute of Tropical Forest Conservation (ITFC) in Uganda. Badru’s research focuses on human impacts on biodiversity and protected area management in human dominated landscapes.
Term ends on 31 December 2020