2012 Science Grant winners
In 2012, HSI was pleased to offer three grants of $7,000 each. Successful applicants were:
PhD candidate Theodore Wenner of the University of Tasmania was awarded $7,000 towards his research into the population size and genetic distinctiveness of two threatened Australian seabirds, the Providence Petrel and the Flesh-footed Shearwater. He will conduct his field research out on Phillip Island, a small island 7 km south of Norfolk Island, off Australia' s east coast.
To read Theodore Wenner's final report download PDF (45kB)
Further information- University of Tasmania Student wins $7,000 young scientist grant
PhD candidate Michaela Plein of the University of Melbourne was awarded $7,000 to assist with her research into interactions between Australian native plants and their pollinators, focussed on the critically endangered Stirling Range Beard Heath in Stirling Range National Park, near Albany in the Great Southern region of Western Australia.
To read Michaela Plein's progress report download PDF (2MB)
Further information - University of Melbourne Student wins $7,000 young scientist grant
PhD student Aaron Greenville of the School of Biological Sciences, Sydney University was awarded $7,000 into his research into the role that Australia' s top dog, the dingo, plays in the conservation of Australia' s mammals. This work is part of a larger study investigating ecological interactions in arid Australia.
To read Aaron Greenville's final report download PDF (1MB)
Further information - Sydney University Student wins $7,000 young scientist grant