Invasive Animals CRC Awards 2016 winners

Invasive Animals CRC Awards 2016 winners

The Chief Executive’s Award for Student Achievement has been awarded to Jonas Bylemans from the Institute for Applied Ecology, University of Canberra. Jonas began his PhD studies with the Institute for Applied Ecology in December of 2013 working with Associate Professor Di Gleeson and her team on eDNA surveillance for multiple high risk invasive aquatic…

FeralScan wins top national environmental award

FeralScan wins top national environmental award

The FeralScan community pest animal monitoring and mapping program has been recognised with one of Australia’s top environmental honours, receiving the Minister’s award for a cleaner environment in the field of research and science excellence. The award, sponsored by the Australian Government Department of Environment and Energy, was announced during the 2016 Banksia Foundation Awards…

Positive Pork CRC picture

Positive Pork CRC picture

A very positive picture was painted for the Cooperative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork at its 2016 annual general meeting and stakeholders’ meeting in Melbourne. Pork CRC completed its fifth year of an eight year agreement with the Federal Government and participants on June 30, 2016. Chairman Dennis Mutton and CEO Roger Campbell…

Leading carp virus researcher honoured

Leading carp virus researcher honoured

CSIRO scientist, Dr Ken McColl has been recognised for the value and impact of his carp biocontrol research by being announced the 2016 recipient of the Professor Dave Choquenot Science Award for Excellence in Pest Animal Research. Andreas Glanznig, Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre (IA CRC) CEO, said that this award was extremely deserved by…

Next generation plant scientists grow to top

Next generation plant scientists grow to top

A giant two kilogram sunflower grown by Glasshouse Christian College has topped the 2016 University of Queensland Sunflower Competition. The 2.023kg sunflower topped a weigh-in at UQ Gatton campus on May 17 2016, after 3000 high school students put their plant science skills to the test in the classroom. Head of Agricultural Science at Glasshouse…