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Environmental researcher awarded prestigious science medal

Environmental researcher awarded prestigious science medal

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ARC Future FellowProfessor Kerrie Wilson from The University of Queensland has been awarded the prestigious 2017 Australian Academy of Science Nancy Millis Medal for Women in Science.

The medal honours the work and contribution to the scientific field of the late Emeritus Professor Nancy Millis AC MBE—who is viewed as a role model for women aspiring to be research leaders.

Professor Wilson, Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions, was awarded her medal for significant discoveries in the environmental sciences that have resulted in more effective conservation practices

Professor Wilson is also an Affiliated Professor in Conservation Science at The University of Copenhagen. Her research interests include applied conservation resource allocation problems, analysing the socio-political and institutional factors that influence investment success in conservation, and quantifying the conservation benefits of investments (in terms of biodiversity and ecosystem services).

Her research has been published in high impact journals including Nature and Science and involved collaboration with governmental and NGOs at local, national and global levels.

This latest award follows other prestigious awards, including the Prime Minister’s Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year (2016) and Malaysia’s 2016 Mahathir Science Award (as a co-recipient).

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