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Marxan acknowledges funding from the NeCTAR project as well as through the Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF). Nectar is an Australian Government project conducted as part of the Super Science initiative and financed by the Education Investment Fund.

Dr Kerrie Wilson winner of UQ Foundation Research Excellence Award

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Dr Kerrie Wilson, CEED Chief Investigator from the University of Queensland's Faculty of Science, has been awarded $90,000 for her project, Incorporating hydrologic ecosystem services (supply, flows and beneficiaries) into land use planning.

Dr Wilson's project aims to bring better understanding of the supply and flow of fresh water, in order to enhance land-use planning for conserving biodiversity and the ecosystem services on which humans depend. Congratulations Kerrie!

Watch the videohere

Kerrie Wilson receive Eureka Prize

Congratulations to Kerrie, a UQ ARC Future Fellow and Senior Lecturer, and CEED Chief Investigator and Node Director, on being named a winner in the Australian Museum's 2013 Eureka Awards for the Outstanding Young Researcher category.

The annual Eureka Prizes reward excellence in the fields of scientific research and innovation, science leadership, school science, and science journalism and communication.

The winners in this year's awards program were announced on the 4th of September in Sydney. Award details here.

More about Dr Wilson's research here and a video of her award here

Possingham wins Laureate Fellowship

Hugh 2010 Portrait

Professor Hugh Possingham, CEED Director based at the University of Queensland, has been awarded an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship.

Prof. Possingham said the five-year Laureate Fellowship would allow a sharper focus on debates around habitat protection and restoration, with research combining ecology, economics and mathematics.

More details here