The Eureka Prize is Australia’s highest science award, and this year the awards for two categories have gone to Canberra scientists working out of ANU and one working out of UC (quotes below from the respective uni media releases).
David Lindemayer won the prize for Environmental Research: “recognises his investigations into carbon storage in old-growth forests. Over almost three decades the world-renowned forest ecologist and conservation biologist has made significant and original contributions to forest biodiversity conservation and management.” (When managing Landcare in Holbrook, we used David’s Focal Species methodology as the basis of much of our revegetation work.)
Rowena Martin won the prize for Early Career Research: “recognises her work uncovering resistance in malaria parasites to the anti-malarial drug cholroquine. Her research has now opened up new possibilities for future malaria treatment.”
Tony Peacock won the prize for Promoting Understanding of Science for his work for the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre: “recognises his efforts to investigate and communicate the devastating effect feral animals have on Australia’s environment.”
(Kind of funny that one (David) is a leading Australia birdo, and the other two are named after birds…)