2008 News archive

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December 2008
Professor Rick Shine Voted One of Sydney's 100 Most Influential People   View Summary
11 December 2008
Professor Rick Shine Voted One of Sydneyâs 100 Most Influential PeopleProfessor Rick Shine has been voted by the Sydney Morning Herald as one of Sydney's 100 most influential people.
Soft Tissue Fossilisation Mediated by Bacterial Replacement and Mineralization   View Summary
9 December 2008
New research conducted at the School of Biological Sciences by Rudolf and Elizabeth Raff from Indiana University provides the first demonstration that soft tissue fossilisation is a biological process which is mediated by bacterial replacement and mineralization.
Dr Audrey Dussutour Awarded 2008 Outstanding Paper Prize   View Summary
2 December 2008
Dr Audrey Dussutour Awarded 2008 Outstanding Paper PrizeDr Audrey Dussutour has been awarded The Journal of Experimental Biology's 2008 Outstanding Paper Prize.
November 2008
Research Shows Fish Make Better Decisions When Acting as a Group   View Summary
14 November 2008
Dr Ashley Ward and colleagues has shown that fish will make better decisions when acting as a group than they do as individuals.
October 2008
Greg Sword is this Month's 'Featured Researcher' on the new Entomology Australia Website   View Summary
30 October 2008
Greg Sword is this month's 'featured researcher' on the new Entomology Australia website.
Trevor Wilson Wins Pauline Ladiges Award   View Summary
20 October 2008
Trevor Wilson Wins Pauline Ladiges AwardTrevor Wilson from the Plant Systematics Lab won the Pauline Ladiges award for the best oral presentation by a student.
September 2008
Professor Chris Dickman Wins the Whitley Medal   View Summary
12 September 2008
Professor Chris Dickman Wins the Whitley MedalProfessor Chris Dickman has won the Whitley Medal for his recent book A Fragile Balance: The extraordinary story of Australian marsupials.
Dr Jeremy Sumner Publishes Paper in Journal of Theoretical Biology   View Summary
11 September 2008
Dr Jeremy Sumner has published a paper in Journal of Theoretical Biology on Markov invariants, plethysms, and phylogenetics.
Dr Simon Ho Publishes his MSc Research in a Book   View Summary
10 September 2008
Dr Simon Ho, a former Honours and MSc student of Assoc. Prof. Lars Jermiin, recently publish, by invitation, his MSc research in a book.
New Research Discovers Insights into the Behaviour of Salt Water Crocodiles   View Summary
9 September 2008
Work by Tonia Schwartz, Shauna Murray and Frank Seebacher has led to insights into the behaviour of salt water crocodiles.
David Pike Research Appears in the Latest Issue of Biology Letters   View Summary
3 September 2008
David Pike Research Appears in the Latest Issue of Biology LettersMarine turtle conservation research by David Pike has appeared in the latest issue of Biology Letters.
August 2008
Congratulations Steve and Charlotte!   View Summary
30 August 2008
Professor Steve Simpson and Dr Charlotte Taylor Awarded Australian Museum Eureka PrizesProfessor Steve Simpson and Dr Charlotte Taylor were both awarded prestigious Australian Museum Eureka Prizes at the Awards Dinner on Tuesday night.
Vote for Steve Simpson in the Eureka Prizes   View Summary
10 August 2008
Professor Steve Simpson is a finalist in the 2008 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes People's Choice Award and in the category for Scientific Research.
July 2008
A/Prof Ross Coleman's Research Appears in Latest Issue of Ecology   View Summary
30 July 2008
A/Prof Ross Coleman's research on predator-prey interactions appears in the latest issue of Ecology.
Associate Professor Lars Jermiin Paper Appears in Methods in Molecular Biology   View Summary
29 July 2008
An invited paper by Associate Professor Lars Jermiin has appeared in Methods in Molecular Biology.
Professor Chris Dickman Wins the 2008 C. Hart Merriam Award   View Summary
10 July 2008
Professor Chris Dickman has won the 2008 C. Hart Merriam Award for outstanding research contributions to mammalogy.
Peter Oxley's Research Featured in July 3 Issue of Nature   View Summary
6 July 2008
Peter Oxley's research on worker sterility in the honeybee has been featured as a research highlight in the July 3 issue of Nature.
Dr Audrey Dussutour's Appears in the Latest Issue of New Scientist   View Summary
5 July 2008
Recent work by Dr Audrey Dussutour appears in the latest issue of New Scientist.
Research Provides Further Evidence of Destructive Effect of the Cane Toad Invasion   View Summary
4 July 2008
Research by Dr Mike Letnic published in the latest issue of Biological Conservation provides the first evidence for the destructive effect of the cane toad invasion on the freshwater crocodile.
Work by Sean Blamires, Dr Dieter Hochuli and Prof Mike Thompson Appears on National Geographic   View Summary
3 July 2008
Work by Sean Blamires, Dr Dieter Hochuli and Prof Mike Thompson in the latest issue of Biological Journal of the Linnean Society has been featured in National Geographic.
June 2008
Invited Review by Dr Charles Warren Featured in Latest Issue of Journal of Experimental Botany   View Summary
30 June 2008
The latest issue of the Journal of Experimental Botany features an invited review by Dr Charles Warren on resistances to CO2 movement within leaves.
Prof Tony Underwood Awarded Honorary DSc from the University of Gothenburg   View Summary
20 June 2008
Congratulations to Prof Tony Underwood who was awarded an Honorary DSc (Doctor Honoris Causa) from the University of Gothenburg.
Latest Issue of Plant Cell Highlights Dr Deborah Barton and Prof Robyn Overall's Paper   View Summary
10 June 2008
The latest issue of Plant Cell has highlighted Dr Deborah Barton and Prof Robyn Overall's paper on high resolution imaging of plant microtubules. It is also featured in Faculty 1000 Biology.
Research Sheds Light on the Evolution of Eusociality   View Summary
5 June 2008
Research which sheds light on the evolution of eusociality has been published in Science.
May 2008
Locust Research Appears in Two Papers in Current Biology   View Summary
30 May 2008
Locust research in the School has recently appeared in two papers in Current Biology, one of which was featured on the cover.
Research Reveals Importance of Quorum Responses in the Collective Movement Decisions of Fishes   View Summary
20 May 2008
Work by Dr Ashley Ward has revealed the importance of quorum responses in the collective movement decisions of fishes.
Prof Ian Hume and Prof Rick Shine Present Research at Science at the Shine Dome   View Summary
10 May 2008
Prof Ian Hume and Prof Rick Shine presented their research at The Australian Academy of Science's peak annual event, Science at the Shine Dome on May 7.
January 2008
Research by PhD Student Published in Nature   View Summary
30 January 2008
Research by PhD student Dan Warner, conducted in the Shine Lab, has been published in Nature.
Research Undertaken in the Firth/Skurray Molecular Genetics Lab Published in Nature   View Summary
20 January 2008
Research undertaken in the Firth/Skurray Molecular Genetics Lab by PhD student Anthony Brzoska and postdoctoral fellow Slade Jensen, has been published in Nature.
A Fragile Balance: the extraordinary story of Australian marsupials.   View Summary
1 January 2008
A Fragile Balance: the extraordinary story of Australian marsupials.Chris Dickman has released a new book, A Fragile Balance: the extraordinary story of Australian marsupials.