Past SCB Award Recipients


1. Ayesha Tulloch: Prioritising species for monitoring conservation actions: accounting for benefits, costs and uncertainty of management outcomes
2. Ana Sequeira: Predicting how the world’s largest fish will fare under climate change
3. Michel Ohmer: Host-pathogen disease dynamics between New Zealand’s threatened frogs (Leiopelma spp.) and the fungal pathogen, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd)
4. Luke Powell: Effect of forest age and burn history on the recovery of avian capture rates: when is secondary tropical rainforest no longer a barrier?
1. Emily S. Darling: All stressed out? Cumulative impacts of multiple stressors on coral reefs
are additive or antagonistic, not synergistic.
2. Sol Heber: Reciprocal translocations and ‘genetic rescue ‘of bottlenecked populations of
the New Zealand Robin.
3. Amy Whitehead: Get more ducks for your bucks. Tools for prioritising conservation
management of threatened species.
4. Carly Vynne: Agricultural expansion and the plight of the maned wolf in Brazil.
1. Oscar Venter: Conserving biodiversity through global efforts to reduce carbon emissions from deforestation
2. Krithi Karanth: The shrinking ark: large mammal extinctions in India reserve
3. Ian Craigie: Large vertebrate population declines in Africa's protected areasLarge vertebrate population declines in Africa's protected areasLarge vertebrate population declines in Africa's protected areas
4. Danielle Shanahan: Predicting population responses to changing land-use: do general rules in landscape ecology work?
1. Alexandra Iona James: Can species reintroductions aid ecosystem restoration? 
2. Brent Sewall: Integrated ecological and social assessments for conservation planning and reserve design
3. Allison Leidner: The effects of urbanization on an endemic coastal butterflyThe effects of urbanization on an endemic coastal butterflyThe effects of urbanization on an endemic coastal butterfly
4. Deborah Ann McArdle: Describing historical patterns of marine life population dynamics using a life history approach: a 120 year history of the California spiny lobster
1. Toby Gardner: The cost-effectiveness of biodiversity research in tropical forests
1. Sanjay Gubbi: Attitudes to development and conservation in an Indian ICDP
3. Archana Bali and Jignasu Dolia: Private lands around protected areas -- the role of coffee plantations in mammal and butterfly conservation in the Western Ghats, India
4. Mao Angua Amis: Do freshwater and terrestrial priorities overlap in conservation assessments?
Archana Bali and Jignasu Dolia
1. Carolyn Kurle: Introduced rats indirectly transform island intertidal communities
2. Mya Thompson: Applied acoustic monitoring: African forest elephant population estimates from Kakum National Park, Ghana
3. Jeffrey Milder: Assessing the conservation benefits of sensitive land development
4. Jennifer Solomon: Polling for poachers: testing a unique method for estimating illegal resource use in protected areas
1. Clinton Epps: Major highways block gene flow and decrease genetic diversity of desert bighorn sheep
2. Andrew Holdsworth: Earthworm invasion is extensive and reduces plant diversity in hardwood forests of the western Great Lakes (U.S.A.)
3. Bernadette Bezy: Spawning and recruitment of the reef-building corals Pavona clavus and Pavona gigantea in Culebra Bay, Costa Rica: learning from the next generation
4. Trond Larsen: Consequential coprophages: diversity patterns, species ranges and interactions between disturbance regimes, dung beetle communities and plant regeneration
1. Tara Martin: Do experts know anything about birds and grazing? A Bayesian approach using expert opinion
2. Sarah Greenleaf: Wild bees enhance pollination by honey bees
3. Trond Larsen: Linking patterns, causes and functional consequences of changing biodiversity
4. Noah Whiteman, University of Missouri: Host-parasite conservation genetics in the Galapagos Islands: pragmatic value of the forgotten bounty
1. Nicholas Souter: Adding burrows to enhance a population of the endangered pygmy blue tongue lizard, Tiliqua adelaidensis
2. Reuben Keller: Keeping out the next invasive mollusc: a modelling approach to predicting the impact of future freshwater mollusc introductions
3. J. Alan Clark: Taxonomic bias in conservation research
3. Nicola Koper: Ducks as surrogate species for avian conservation in wetlands and prairies
3. Wei Liu: Development of conservation strategies with biological and socioeconomical investigations: a case study on white-headed langur
1. Ana Rodrigues: How large do reserve networks need to be?
2. Julia Baum: Collapse of pelagic and large coastal sharks in the northwest Atlantic
3. Delaki Dovie: Direct-use value of biodiversity, sustainable livelihoods and conservation
4. Rena Borkhataria: Ecological and political implications of conversion from shade to sun coffee in Puerto Rico
4. David Mbora: Effectiveness of parks and reserves in protecting endangered biodiversity: a case study of the Tana Primate National Reserve, Kenya
1. Andrea Griffin: Learning specificity in antipredator training
2. Lori Eggert: Censusing elusive animals: the forest elephants of Kakum National Park, Ghana
3. Susan Hoebee: Conserving an endangered grevillea--an examination of fine-scale mating patterns
4. Renata Pardini: Underlying processes of fragmentation in the Brazilian Atlantic forest: insularization or edge effects?
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1. Brian Walker: Sustainable nature tourism: an example with penguins and people
2. Taylor Ricketts: Countryside biogeography of moths in a fragmented landscape: species diversity in the agricultural matrix
3. Leslie Ries: The conservation value of roadside prairie restoration to butterfly populations
4. Thomas Gillespie: Long-term effects of logging on African primate communities
1. Karen B. Firestone and W.B. Sherwin: The ESU status of Dasyurus maculatus, an endangered carnivorous marsupial
2. Pieter T. Johnson and Alan E. Launer: Evidence for parasite infection as a possible cause of polymely and other limb deformities in Hyla regilla
3. Ellie Steinberg and C. Jordan: Connecting genetics and demography with individual-based models to evaluate influences of habitat fragmentation
4. G.R. Gillespie: The role of introduced trout in the decline of the spotted tree frog (Litoria spenceri) and other frog species in south-eastern Australia
1. A. Byun, B.F. Koop, and T. Reimchen: Phylogeographic analysis of the Haida Gwaii black bear: implications for morphology and the Haida Gwaii refugium controversy
2. N.N. Winchester and R.A. Ring: Conservation of arthropod biodiversity: revaluation of the centinelan extinction concept
3. K.A. Forney: Interpreting trends in cetacean abundance: human caused changes vs natural variability
4.C.B. Schultz: Planting butterfly seeds: an experiment in restoring habitat for the Fender's blue butterfly


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