SCB Asia Section Announces Student Award Winners

The SCB Asia Section is proud to provide travel support to 13 students from across Asia to attend SCB’s 29th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB 2019) next month in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The students were selected from among dozens of applicants who applied for the opportunity to attend the Congress to present their research on conservation in Asia. The awards intend to help students advance their presentation and professional skills, expand networking opportunities, and raise awareness for their conservation research.

Following is the list of winners and the title of the abstracts that they will present at ICCB 2019:


Tabitha Hui

Roadkills in northern Peninsular Malaysia


Rahul De

Patterns, drivers and conservation implications of crop-raiding by Asian elephants - human-elephant conflict in the north-west India


Ravi Singh

Genetic diversity of the largest remnant breeding population of gharial in Chambal, India


Anjan Katna

Habitat heterogeneity is essential for mesocarnivore conservation in human-dominated landscapes


Darunee Markviriya

Genetic diversity of two closely related gibbon species, Hylobates lar and H. pileatus, in the contact zone at Khao Yai National Park, Thailand


Yakuan Sun

Analysis on habitat suitability of Asian elephants in Southwest China bordering Myanmar to enhance population connectivity for long-term conservation


Desiree Andersen

Habitat suitability overlap of two threatened frog species in the Korean Peninsula


Hussain Ali

Artificial nests for conservation of large and small carpenter bees in urban areas


Rajat Rastogi

Exotics rule the land? Effects of two invasive plants on native plant assemblage and ecosystem functioning in a tropical forest


Aisha Uduman

Ecological and social dimensions of leopard-livestock conflict in Sri Lanka


Negin Samadzadeh

Foraging analysis of brown bear (Ursus arctos); Golestan national park, Iran


Bibek Raj Shrestha

Hatch of Hope? Survival Estimate and Habitat Association of Critically Endangered Royal Turtle of Cambodia


Hnin Nandar

Assessing the effect of anthropogenic and environmental stressors on electrolyte balance in the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)