Student Conference on Conservation Science

SCCS Hungary 2016

Student Conference on Conservation Science SCCS Hungary, 2016

SCCS Hungary – Connecting Eastern and Western Europe in conservation biology
Tihany (Lake Balaton), Hungary

30th August – 2nd September, 2016



After the first successful SCCS Hungary in 2015, we are delighted to invite you to the second SCCS Hungary in 2016, organised by the MTA Centre for Ecological Research. SCCS Hungary offers young conservationists the opportunity to meet renowned plenary speakers, to attend career-enriching trainings, workshops and field trips and to have fun at the largest lake in Central Europe, Lake Balaton in a student-friendly low price. 

During the three conference days and the two excursions we aim to connect conservation biology students from all over Europe and beyond by providing  a deeper insight into the different conservation science projects and topics of the attending countries, focusing particularly on their regional unique natural values, conservation problems, methods, and solutions. 


We proudly introduce our prominent keynote speakers:

  • Rhys Green - How to feed the world while doing least harm to wild species?
  • Zsolt Molnár - Role of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Cultural Landscapes
  • David Kleijn - Evidence based biodiversity conservation and delivery of ecosystem services
  • Piero Visconti - Future scenarios for biodiversity and ecosystem services in Europe

and the diversity of workshops:

  • Péter Batáry - Introduction to meta-analysis in conservation biology
  • Rhys Green - Planning research on endangered species
  • Ágnes Kalóczkai and Barbara Mihók - Conservation and society - how to grab the social side of conservation
  • David Kleijn - Evaluating the effects of nature conservation action



The journal Community Ecology offered a prize for the most exciting paper on community ecological research. The prize will be announced on the last day of the conference and the winner will be invited to publish his/her research in the journal.

The Fauna & Flora International offered a 2-year membership with online subscription to Oryx and the Cambridge University Press offered books up to a value of GBP 75 for the best talk and the best poster presentation.


For the preliminary program visit:,

The all-inclusive conference fee will be around only 270 Euro - including conference registration, accommodation and catering (three meals per day) during the conference, evening socials like wine tasting, and a half-day trip to the Tihany Peninsula, a World Heritage site of UNESCO.

We are happy to offer a 100% bursary for a limited number of students thanks to the support from the Society for Conservetion Biology - Europe Section. Applicants must have an accepted oral presentation and must be residents in Central and Eastern Europe. To apply please send a letter to
For a limited number of Hungarian students a special registration fee is offered - please contact


Important Dates

15th March:     Registration and abstract submission opens                      

  7th June:        Abstract submission deadline

20th  June:     Abstract selection notifications sent out

25th  June:    Deadline for students who received a bursary to confirm attendance

10th  July:     Registration fee payment deadline for students who received a bursary

15th  July:       Deadline for invited presenters to confirm involvement

15th  July:       Registration deadline

31st  July:       Registration fee payment deadline


How to Apply        

Please visit the conference website, where it will be advertised soon. 


We are looking forward to welcome you in the heart of Europe! Join SCCS Hungary in 2016!


SCCS Hungary organisers



You can download our poster from here.