2009 News archive

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December 2009
Professor Steve Simpson Named in the Top 100 Most Influential People in Sydney   View Summary
11 December 2009
Professor Steve Simpson Named in the Top 100 Most Influential People in SydneyProfessor Steve Simpson has been named in the top 100 most influential people in Sydney by the Sydney Morning Herald.
November 2009
Marine Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Report Card for Australia   View Summary
30 November 2009
Marine Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Report Card for AustraliaDr William Figueira has contributed to the Marine Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Report Card for Australia.
Biology Honours Student Wins Rhodes Scholarship   View Summary
29 November 2009
Biology Honours student David Llewellyn has won the 2010 NSW Rhodes ScholarshipBiology Honours student David Llewellyn has won the 2010 NSW Rhodes Scholarship.
October 2009
Funding from the Australian Research Council   View Summary
27 October 2009
Funding from the Australian Research CouncilDr Charlotte Taylor, Prof Chris Dickman, Dr Glenda Wardle, Dr Nate Lo, Prof Rick Shine, Mr Rob Allen and Dr Vanina Vergoz have been awarded funding from the Australian Research Council for five years commencing 2010.
Research on Seawalls Featured in Sydney Morning Herald   View Summary
23 October 2009
Research on Seawalls Featured in Sydney Morning HeraldResearch by Dr Mark Browne and Prof. Gee Chapman on the effect of seawalls in Sydney Harbour has been featured in the Sydney Morning Herald.
Students Sail Aboard the Southern Surveyor   View Summary
11 October 2009
Students Sail Aboard the Southern SurveyorFour marine undergraduate students from the School of Biological Sciences have won a place aboard the Southern Surveyor to spend five days working with Dr Will Figueira and Dr Sebastian Holmes sailing from Hobart to Sydney on October 11 - 15.
Research Selected for Faculty of 1000   View Summary
2 October 2009
Research by Dr Mike Letnic, Freya Koch, Chris Gordon, Dr Mathew Crowther and Professor Chris DickmanResearch by Dr Mike Letnic, Freya Koch, Chris Gordon, Dr Mathew Crowther and Professor Chris Dickman has been selected for Faculty of 1000.
September 2009
Professor Rick Shine Awarded the 2009 Australian Natural History Medallion   View Summary
21 September 2009
Professor Rick Shine Awarded the 2009 Australian Natural History MedallionProfessor Rick Shine has been awarded the 2009 Australian Natural History Medallion by the Field Naturalists of Victoria.
Professor Stephen Simpson Named 2009 NSW Scientist of the Year   View Summary
11 September 2009
Professor Stephen Simpson Named 2009 NSW Scientist of the YearProfessor Stephen Simpson has been named 2009 NSW Scientist of the Year by the Office of Science and Medical Research.
Dr Greg Sword Awarded the Perry Adkisson Distinguished Seminar Speaker Award   View Summary
10 September 2009
Dr Greg Sword Awarded the Perry Adkisson Distinguished Seminar Speaker AwardDr Greg Sword Awarded the Perry Adkisson Distinguished Seminar Speaker Award.
July 2009
Research Selected for Faculty of 1000   View Summary
27 July 2009
Research by Dr Raju Radder together with David Pike, Alexander Quinn and Rick Shine has been selecteResearch by Dr Raju Radder together with David Pike, Alexander Quinn and Rick Shine has been selected for Faculty of 1000.
Associate Professor Awarded Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citations   View Summary
24 July 2009
Associate Professor Awarded Australian Learning and Teaching Council CitationsAssociate Professor Frank Seebacher was awarded a prestigious Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citations.
Adrian Davis and Dr Charlotte Taylor Awarded $100 000   View Summary
23 July 2009
Adrian Davis and Dr Charlotte Taylor have been awarded $100 000 from the WV Scott Charitable TrustAdrian Davis and Dr Charlotte Taylor have been awarded $100 000 from the WV Scott Charitable Trust.
Honours student Wins Prize at Genetics Society of Australasia Conference   View Summary
10 July 2009
Honours student Wins Prize at Genetics Society of Australasia ConferenceHonours student Alen Faiz won the prize for 'Best Honours Talk' at the Genetics Society of Australasia.
Professor Steve Simpson Wins an Australian Laureate Fellowship   View Summary
6 July 2009
Professor Steve Simpson Wins an Australian Laureate FellowshipProfessor Steve Simpson has won an Australian Laureate Fellowship from the Australian Research Council.
June 2009
Research Shows that Dingoes Might Increase Biodiversity of Native Mammals   View Summary
17 June 2009
Research Shows that Dingoes Might Increase Biodiversity of Native MammalsResearch by Mike Letnic, Freya Koch, Chris Gordon, Mathew Crowther, and Chris Dickman has shown that dingoes could deliver benefits for biodiversity.
May 2009
Dr John Runcie wins the Kathleen Drew Baker Prize   View Summary
30 May 2009
Dr John Runcie won the Kathleen Drew Baker prize for submitting the best paper, "In situ photosynthetic rates of tropical marine macroalgae at their lower depth limit".
Associate Professor Wins the Faculty of Science Citation for Excellence in Teaching   View Summary
14 May 2009
Associate Professor Wins the Faculty of Science Citation for Excellence in TeachingAssociate Professor Frank Seebacher won the Faculty of Science Citation for Excellence in Teaching.
April 2009
Dr Raymond Ritchie Wins 2009 Endeavour Award   View Summary
30 April 2009
Dr Raymond Ritchie Wins 2009 Endeavour AwardDr Raymond Ritchie has won a 2009 Endeavour Award from the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
March 2009
Meat Ants May Curb Cane Toad Population   View Summary
31 March 2009
Professor Rick Shine, Georgia Ward-Fear, Matt Greenlees and Dr Greg Brown have discovered that cane toads are far more susceptible to being killed and eaten by meat ants than native frogs.
Professor Peter Waterhouse Elected into the Australian Academy of Science   View Summary
20 March 2009
Professor Peter Waterhouse has been elected into the Australian Academy of Science.
ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology Awarded $9.8 Million   View Summary
16 March 2009
The ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology, which has a node at the School of Biological Sciences, has been awarded $9.8 million dollars.
Males of Augrabies Flat Lizard Mimic Females to Avoid the Costs of Broadcasting their Masculinity   View Summary
3 March 2009
Males of Augrabies Flat Lizard Mimic Females to Avoid the Costs of Broadcasting their MasculinityResearch finds that males of the multi-coloured Augrabies Flat Lizard from South Africa mimic females during early maturity and thereby avoid the costs of broadcasting their masculinity.
Ross Coleman and Phoebe Hill Refute Claims that Shark Numbers are on the Rise   View Summary
2 March 2009
Associate Professor Ross Coleman and Phoebe Hill have commented in the media to refute claims that shark numbers are on the rise.
February 2009
Dr Stuart Gilchrist's talk on the ABC Radio National Science Show Now Available Online   View Summary
7 February 2009
Dr Stuart Gilchrist's talk on the ABC Radio National Science Show on 7 Feb about fruit fly (Drosophila) genetics and P factors is available on the Science Show website.
Research Suggests Dingoes are Beneficial for the Endangered Dusky Hopping Mouse   View Summary
1 February 2009
Research by Dr Mike Letnic, which will soon appear in Animal Conservation, has been featured in the current issue of the magazine ECOS.
January 2009
Professor Steve Simpson's Research Featured in 30 January Issue of Science   View Summary
30 January 2009
Research by Prof Steve Simpson, and colleagues from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, has been featured on the cover of the 30 January issue of Science.
New Research Sheds Light on the Adaptive Significance of Swarming Behaviour in Locusts   View Summary
8 January 2009
New research by Dr Greg Sword, Prof Steve Simpson and colleagues has shed light on the adaptive significance of swarming behaviour in locusts.