Student Conference on Conservation Science

Workshops 2020

Introduction to meta-analysis in conservation biology - Dr. Péter Batáry

Meta-analysis as a statistical tool for quantitatively synthesizing primary researches has gained a great momentum in ecology during this millenium. Ecological questions can be answered by systematic reviewsthat identifies, appraises, selects and synthesizes all high quality relevant research evidences. Systematic reviews often use meta-analysis as statistical technique to combine results of the eligible studies. During the workshop the following statistical methods and problems will be discussed and used with real ecological data: calculation of effect sizes, cumulative effect size and heterogeneity, fixed- and random-effect meta-analysis, biases.


Career coaching session for junior conservationists - Barbara Mihók 

"The best way to predict the future is to create it." —Abraham Lincoln

In this workshop I invite you to work on your career vision. How do you see yourself as a conservation professional in the next 10 years? What are your values, what inspires and motivates you? What are your resources which will help you to fulfill your goals?

Conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services is a top priority for the coming decades. It needs professionals who not only work hard on their goals but also enjoy their chosen career path. This 1.5 hour- session aims to provide a safe, friendly and inspiring place for you to reflect on establishing your very own professional identity.


Scientific writing - Dr. Julie Teresa Shapiro

Scientific writing is a key skill that often does not receive the attention it deserves in scientific education and degree programs. In this workshop, we will discuss the principles of scientific writing, focusing on scientific articles. We will work in groups to peer review and edit texts. This workshop will be tailored to students working on their first scientific article. Bring a manuscript draft you are currently working on.


Bees as biomonitoring agents - Dr. hab. Hajnalka Szentgyörgyi

Working in groups we will analyse various bee species/groups as possible biomonitoring agents. Based on literature we will plan monitoring activities based on the best fitted bee species for chosen areas and aims. Methods and techniques using bees will be presented. Partially based on real life data we will discuss the pitfalls and problems using such living organisms as bees for biomonitoring purposes.