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The SCB News Blog is the best source for member-oriented news from the Society for Conservation Biology. Here you'll find an account of what's new at SCB, coverage of SCB members in the news, and conservation-related commentary and reportage.

Come often and be informed of the goings-on in this global community of conservation professionals dedicated to advancing the science and practice of conserving Earth's biological diversity.

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By Lisa Elby, posted on September 19, 2013

NACCB 2014: Challenging Conservation Boundaries

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The North America Section of SCB invites you to attend the 2014 North America Congress for Conservation Biology from 13-16 July 2014 in Missoula, Montana, USA. The theme for the meeting is "Challenging Conservation Boundaries."

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By Geri Unger, posted on August 27, 2013

Building Pathways for a Vibrant Future

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SCB Executive Director Geri Unger on her first six weeks on the job and new pathways towards a stronger, more resilient Society.

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By John Cigliano, posted on August 27, 2013

Sequester Costs Scientists and SCB

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Automatic spending cuts by the U.S. government prevented more than 200 federal scientists from attending ICCB. How did the shortfall of federal scientists impact the quality of the conference and its bottom line?

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By Nate Spillman, posted on June 18, 2013

Meet Mark Burgman, Editor-in-Chief of Conservation Biology

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Mark Burgman, managing director of the Centre for Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis at the University of Melbourne, is the new editor-in-chief of Conservation Biology. Mark is the journal's fifth EIC in its 27-year history. A longtime handling editor for the Conservation Biology, Mark takes some time to answer questions about the journal from his new perch as EIC.

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By Nate Spillman, posted on June 18, 2013

SCB Names New Executive Director

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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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