HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Inaugural award for population ecologist

Professor Frank Fenner's outstanding contributions to science have been recognised in many ways, among them the Frank Fenner Medal, established by the Australian Academy of Science to recognise the achievements of younger researchers in the plant and animal sciences. Professor Fenner's work on the Myxoma virus literally changed the Australian landscape in the nineteen fifties, when myxomatosis all but eradicated the European rabbit, recognised as the country's worst vertebrate pest.

The inaugural winner of the Fenner Medal is Prof Hugh Possingham of Adelaide University's Department of Applied and Molecular Ecology, another scientist who has done much in the field of wildlife conservation. Professor Possingham's extensive citation lists his many achievements in the field of applied and pure theoretical ecology; work which won him (with Dr David Lindenmayer) the 1999 Eureka Prize for Environmental Research.

Much of Professor Possingham's work has been done in collaborative teams within Australia and overseas, and he is heavily involved in developing links between the scientific community and society, through science communication, advising government and non-government organisations, and membership of many committees and boards.

Professor Possingham is recognised as a world authority on using mathematical and computational tools to gain a deeper understanding of ecological systems, combining this with a great enthusiasm and skill for solving applied problems in ecological and conservation management. He is also a skilled naturalist who plays an active role in the work of voluntary naturalist and conservation societies.

The Fenner Medal will be presented to Professor Possingham at the Academy's Annual General Meeting on 5th May.


'"/>

Contact: Hugh Possingham
hugh.possingham@adelaide.edu.au
618 8303 7317
Adelaide University
16-Mar-2000


Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Chemical engineering grad students will take notable national awards
2. NIH awards $18.2m to The Burnham Institute to develop Center on Proteolytic Pathways
3. NSF awards 22 new projects for plant genome research
4. The American Phytopathological Society announces 2004 awards
5. NSF announces six FIBR awards to tackle some of biologys most challenging questions
6. Ecology of infectious diseases grants awarded
7. APS Foundation names student travel award recipients
8. Joslin President awarded medal from international diabetes organization
9. Two Virginia Tech energy-related inventions win R&D 100 awards
10. APS awards more than $140,000 to minority students of physiology
11. APS awards more than $36,000 to its 2004 undergraduate research fellows

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/13/2017)... , April 13, 2017 UBM,s Advanced Design ... will feature emerging and evolving technology through its ... Summits will run alongside the expo portion of the ... panels and demonstrations focused on trending topics within 3D ... design and manufacturing event will take place June 13-15, 2017 ...
(Date:4/11/2017)... -- NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ:   NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" ... of independent Directors Mr. Robin D. Richards and ... furthering the company,s corporate governance and expertise. ... Gino Pereira , Chief Executive Officer ... guidance and benefiting from their considerable expertise as we move ...
(Date:4/4/2017)... 4, 2017   EyeLock LLC , a leader ... United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued ... linking of an iris image with a face image ... the company,s 45 th issued patent. ... timely given the multi-modal biometric capabilities that have recently ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:4/25/2017)... , April 25, 2017 ... ("EpiVax") has licensed its novel immune-modulating technology to an ... disease and allergy. Tregitopes, pronounced T·rej·itopes, ... human immunoglobulin by EpiVax CEO Annie De ... to intravenous immunoglobulin G, an autoimmune disease therapy, ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... April 25, 2017 , ... ... Partners.     , Covalent’s Analytical Services unit provides high-quality data to clients, ... within 24 hours of receipt. There are no price premiums, and customers are ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... It ... a cellular milieu; however, the broad application of this cellular target engagement concept ... sensitive quantitative readouts. Cell-based thermal stabilization assays are valuable methods for particular applications, ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... April 21, 2017 , ... ... manufactures in 10 categories with over 30 nominees and well as the first-year ... the new award and the event was hosted by CompanyWeek and Manufacturers Edge, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: