It has been a busy year for the Environment Institute with some fantastic research moments!
2014 Highlights include:
- Outstanding results from the 2014 Australian Research Council funding rounds including, an Australian Laureate Fellowship awarded to Professor Alan Cooper. In addition, three Future Fellowships, two DECRA’s, five Discovery, and three Linkage grants were awarded.
- Continued delivery of high impact research evidenced by three publications in both Nature and Science, and two each for Nature Climate Change and Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences.
- 2014 Future Fellow Dr Lee Arnold was part of an international team that uncovered new clues to human evolution from the Sima de los Huesos (the pit of bones), an archaeological site with the most complete record of human fossils.
- The Environment Institute has recently approved the establishment of an Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility (URAF) under the directorship of Lian Pin Koh. Using innovative technology, the conservation drones will facilitate research to address biological conservation and land management problems that have traditionally been difficult to implement.
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