Conservation Biology Grant

This NCSSA funded and administered grant was initiated by us in 2003. Each year we offer honours and post-graduate students the opportunity to apply for grant funding of up to $2000 to support their research into aspects of conservation biology.

Funds are available for research which is aimed at: improving understanding of the conservation status of species or ecological communities; providing recommendations for improvement of some aspect of biodiversity conservation; understanding the ecology of species or communities; and understanding threats to biodiversity and management of those threats.

Download 2017 application & guidelines

Previous recipients to date:

YEAR

RECIPIENT

INSTITUTION

PROJECT

 2016

 Marlee Crawford

The University of Adelaide

Combining genetics and bioclimatic modelling to inform sandalwood management.

 2016

 Ben Parslow

Flinders University

Biodiversity, systematics and host associations of Australian Gasteruption

 2016

 Hannah Bannister

The University of Adelaide

Factors influencing the population persistence of brushtail reintroduction into a semi-arid environment.

 2015

 Tamara Burt

Flinders University

Identifying the impact(s) of blood parasites in declining Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor) populations of South Australia

 2015

 Jack Tatler

The University of Adelaide

The influence of poison baiting history on ecosystem functioning: Does baiting for dingoes cause a loss in biodiversity?

 2015

 John McDonald

The University of Adelaide

Genetic divergence of endangered southern Australian chenopods.

 2014

 Giulia Ghedini

 The University of Adelaide

Preserving subtidal forests: the ecological value of intact kelp forests.

 2014  Steffi Graaf  Flinders University Is there potential to conserve declining little penguin populations in the Gulf St Vincent?
 2014  Angharad  Johnston  Flinders University Generating genomic tools to assist future conservation of the pygmy bluetongue lizard (Tiliqua adelaidensis).
 2013  Chris Brauer  Flinders University Conservation Genomics of Re-introduced Pygmy Perch in the Lower Murray River.
 2013  Nahid Shokri  Bousjein  Flinders University Assessing extinction risks of rare South Australian bees in the Adelaide Hills - Mount Lofty Ranges.
 2013  Amy Slender  Flinders University Song fidelity, habitat boundaries and genetics of the threatened Thick-billed Grasswren.
 2012  Rebecca Dew  Flinders University Conservation threats to the South Australian Bee, Exoneurella tridentata from declining recruitment of Western Myall.
 2012  Maria Louter  University of South Australia, Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment Ecological light pollution: Effects on the ecology of Adelaide‚Äôs amphibian fauna.
 2012  Sarah  Pearson  Flinders University Utilising scats to examine social structure and genetic diversity in a group living lizard.
 2011  Ryan Baring  Flinders University An investigation of the role that floating macrophytes play as a habitat for juvenile fish from source to sink.
 2011  Sarah  Catalano  University of Adelaide Dicyemid parasite diversity in South Australian cephalopod species as a tool to explore species status in Sepia apama (Giant Australian Cuttlefish).

 2010

 Victoria  Marshall

 University of Adelaide

Mapping/modelling the distribution of invasive weed, Buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris).

 2009

 Jessica  Newton

 Flinders University

Fire as a management tool for the restoration of senescent plant communities: with particular reference to the re-establishment of insect-animal interactions after burns.

 2009

 Laura  Falkenberg

 University of Adelaide

Interactions between global- and local-scale stressors: consequences for marine assemblages of rocky temperate coasts.

 2009

 Vicki  Thompson

 University of Adelaide

Diet analysis and phylogeographic structure of the locally extinct Ghost Bat (Macroderma gigas) of southern Australia.

 2008

 Udani    Sirasena

 University of Adelaide

Systematic studies on Thysanotus R. Br. (Fringe Lilies).

 2008

 Melissa  Schlein

 Flinders University

Pollination biology and ecology of saltmarsh communities in S.A. (with a focus on the impacts of introduced plants, Limonium spp.).

 2007

 Jennifer  Munro

 University of Adelaide

Flinders Ranges Scorpion (Urodacus elongatus).

 2007

 Wahi Afzan  Azmi

 University of Adelaide

Effect of the removal of exotic willows on the invertebrate communities in the River Murray, SA.

 2006

 Annette  Scanlon

 University of South Australia, School of  Natural & Built Environments

Diet and Activity of Urban Insectivorous Bat populations and management of their habitat for conservation in the City of Adelaide, South Australia.

 2006 

 Diane  Colombelli-  Negrel

 School of Biological Sciences, Flinders  University, Adelaide

Video monitoring of nest predation events in the Superb Fairy-wrens.

 2005

 Karleah  Trengove

 University of Adelaide, Dept of Earth and  Environmental Sciences

The Effect of Population Density on the Burrow Occupancy and Reproductive Condition of the Spinifex Hopping Mouse (Notomys alexis).

 2005

 Deb Frazer

 University of South Australia, School of  Natural and Built Environments

The role of Xanthorrhoea semiplana (grass trees) as refuges for native vertebrate wildlife in selected parks in the Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia.

 2005

 Elisa Sparrow

 University of Adelaide, Department of  Environmental Biology (School of Earth  and Environmental Sciences)

The effect of population fragmentation and isolation on the reproductive biology, genetic status and population viability of wombats (Vombatus ursinus and Lasiorhinus latifrons) in South Australia.

 2004

 Paul Oliver

 South Australian Museum

Systematics and phylogeography of stone geckos (Diplodactylus vittatus complex).

 2004

 James  Weedon

 University of Adelaide, School of Earth  and Environmental Science

Response of annuals to spatial heterogeneity in a semi-arid woodland.

 2004

 Emily  Moskwa 

 University of Adelaide, Geographical and  Environmental Studies

Ecotourism as a means of encouraging ecological recovery and conservation in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia.

 2003

 Matthew  Ward

 University of Adelaide, Environmental  Biology, School of Earth and  Environmental Sciences

Mistletoes in eucalypt woodlands of Mt Lofty Ranges.

 2003

 Joanne Lee

 University of Adelaide, Environmental  Biology, School of Earth and  Environmental Sciences

The importance of Hypogeal fungi in the diet of re-introduced brushtailed bettong (Bettongia penicillata).

 2003

 Timothy  Moulds

 University of Adelaide, Environmental  Biology, School of Earth and  Environmental Sciences

Guanophillic arthropod ecology and conservation in bat caves, Flinders Ranges.

 2003

 Megan  Fowler-  Walker

 University of Adelaide, Environmental  Biology, School of Earth and  Environmental Sciences

Predicting ecological outcomes of human activities: interactive effects on marine biodiversity.

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