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

2017 Conservation Biology Grant Winners

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The NCSSA 2017 Conservation Biology Grants were announced at the 4th May meeting of the Society (held in conjunction with the Biology Society of SA meeting).

The recipients were::


Ellen Freeman (The University of Adelaide) - Diet of wild deer in South Australia

Juliana Silva (The University of Adelaide) - Gorse-mediated changes in soil during biological invasion

Tahlia Perry (The University of Adelaide) - "Developing molecular indicators for the health and reproduction of our iconic Australian echidnas"

We congratulate all the recipients for 2017 and look forward to reading and hearing about the outcomes of their research in the coming year.  Conservation Biology Grant recipients are required to submit a short article for publication in Xanthopus and also to present a short talk at a General Meeting.