Student grants awarded

Student Research Awards
2021

Richard Dylan Corner,The University of Queensland.

Project summary: The Spirorchiidae is a family of highly pathogenic turtle blood flukes which cause considerable disease and mortality world-wide. Despite their importance in turtle health and conservation, little is known about spirorchiid life cycles, biodiversity, and connectivity of geographically distant populations. This project will elucidate spirorchiid life cycles from Western Australia, and use genetic data to determine if there are regional distinctions between the spirorchiid fauna present at Ningaloo and southeast Queensland. 

2020

David Juszkiewicz, Curtin University.

Title of research project: Using integrated taxonomy to provide new perspectives on massive coral growth rates in rapidly changing oceans

2019

Paige Maroni, The University of Western Australia and The Western Australian Museum. Title of research project: The ecology and evolution of an adaptive marine radiation of Antarctic sea slugs

2018

Stephen Zozaya, James Cook University. Title of research project: Using pheromones to understand Australia's hyper-diverse lizard fauna

2017

Cara Van Der Wal, The University of Sydney. Title of research project: Assessing the conservation status and genetic diversity of two endemic freshwater crayfish Euastacus spinifer and Euastacus australasiensis using population genomics

Student Travel Awards

 
2021

Richard Dylan Corner, University of Queensland.

Clarisse Louvard, University of Queensland.

Mollie-Rosae Slater-Baker, University of Adelaide.

Kate Rick, University of Western Australia.

Yun Hsiao, Australian National Unversity/CSIRO ANIC.

Claire Rowe, University of Sydney.

Alana Delaine, University of Adelaide.

Elaine Anderson, University of Adelaide.

David Juszkiewicz, Curtin University.

Olivia Davies, Flinders University. 

 

James Dorey, Flinders Univeristy.

 

Ben Parslow, Flinders University.

Paige Maroni, The University of Western Australia and The Western Australian Museum.

2019
2017

Kara Layton, The University of Western Australia and Western Australian Museum. Seminar title: Exploring an undocumented diversification of endoparasitic Asterophila (Gastropoda:Eulimidae) in Antarctica.

 

Jeremy Wilson, Griffith University and Queensland Museum. Seminar title: Systematics and Biogeography of the Spiny Trapdoor Spider Genus Euoplos in Australia’s Eastern Mesic Zone.

 

Linette Umbrello, The University of Western Australia and Western Australian Museum. Seminar title: Evolution and diversification of small ground-dwelling mammals of the Australian arid zone.

Daniel C Huston, The University of Queensland. Seminar title: Taxonomic, phylogenetic and life-cycle studies of lepocreadioid trematodes of kyphosid fishes.

Stephen Zozaya, James Cook University. Seminar title: Pheromones as a mating trait in Australian lizards: understanding diversity in
morphologically cryptic taxa. (Declined, unable to attend conference)