Student Conference on Conservation Science


Introduction to meta-analysis in conservation biology - 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 reviews that 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.


Perspectives on biodiversity conservation priorities with a focus on pollinators - Costanza Geppert

In the context of this workshop, participants are expected to work in small groups to discuss their experiences as early career conservation biologists on conservation priorities. The workshop provides a collegial, supportive and safe environment for students to present their ideas.


Translating scientific evidence into policy and practice - Deepa Senapathi

Is it enough if we as scientists gather data, analyse it, and publish the evidence after robust peer review? How can scientific evidence be translated into effective policy and practice, and how necessary is it for early career researchers to consider the impact of their work beyond academia? This workshop will focus on the various pathways to impact and how good knowledge exchange practices can help scientific evidence reach policy and practitioner communities.


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