Prof Kerrie WilsonProfessor Kerrie Wilson, our Director, has been awarded the 2017 Nancy Millis medal for Women in Science!

Kerrie received the award at the annual Science at the Shine Dome event this week, held by the Australian Academy of Science.

The Academy’s citation stated that she had “made significant discoveries in the environmental sciences that resulted in more effective conservation practices”.

“Professor Wilson identified how significant funds for conservation can be saved, and investments could be more equitable, through incorporating socio-economic principles into setting priorities for conservation investments,” the citation said.

“This has resulted in new theory and novel decision support tools to inform how limited conservation funds should be allocated to achieve multiple objectives, further enhancing the legacy and impact of her influential applied research program.

“Her research has led to innovative ways to efficiently protect and restore natural ecosystems and her ability to translate this new knowledge into practical applications has positioned her as a global, national and local leader in conservation science.”

Two of our early career researchers also attended Science at the Shine Dome, and were thrilled to see Kerrie receive the medal. 

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