July 9, 2012 Latest News No Comments

Wildlife Queensland is pleased to announce the 2012

Brown Booby nesting with plastic in Swain Reefs Photo © Krista Verlis

Brown Booby nesting with plastic in Swain Reefs
Photo © Krista Verlis

recipients of our student research grants. Thank you to all the many students who submitted applications – it was great to see how many essential and fascinating research subjects are being undertaken.

Here are the 5 applicants who each received $1000 towards their research project:

Successful Applicants

David Benfer
Queensland University of Technology
Honours

Conservation genetics of the threatened water mouse.

Ruth Kamrowski
James Cook University
PhD candidate

Coastal light pollution: Towards a solution for sea turtle hatchlings.

Juliana Rechetelo
James Cook University
PhD candidate

Ecology and Conservation of Black-throated finch (Poephila cincta cincta) and co-occuring granivorous birds in North-eastern Australia.

Krista Verlis
Central Queensland University
PhD candidate

The effects of marine debris on seabirds of the southern Great Barrier Reef.

Daniel Zeh
James Cook University
PhD candidate

Sea Turtle hatchling Photo © Ruth Kamrowski

Sea Turtle hatchling
Photo © Ruth Kamrowski

The potential of using data-logging acoustic receivers to study the movements and residency patterns of dugongs in port environments, a comparison with satellite tracking.

The researchers will be contributing articles to this website in the coming months. So watch this space!

Funded by its Endangered Species Trust, Wildlife Queensland’s grants program is supporting research by university students so we can better understand key interactions in our ecosystems. The next round opens in February 2013.

More Information

For more information on Wildlife Queensland’s activities, call us on +61 7 3221 0194 or send us anemail.

Written by Wildlifeqld