CDU PhD candidate wins prestigious award
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CDU PhD candidate wins prestigious award

A Charles Darwin University PhD candidate has won the prestigious Nature Conservancy Applied Conservation Award 2011 to help further her research into conserving some of Australia’s rare birds. 

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CDU PhD candidate Gill Ainsworth is working to conserve some of Australia’s rare birds

The Nature Conservancy and the Ecological Society of Australia established the award to fund a postgraduate scholarship in the field of applied conservation science. For the past three years, a grant has been awarded to support research directed towards practical conservation.

 

Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods’ PhD candidate Gill Ainsworth said the award, valued at $4,300,  came at a crucial time and would be used to fund her final case study, which would explore the social values of the endangered Carnaby’s and Baudin’s cockatoos in south-west Western Australia. 

“What is so exciting about this award is that it supports my ambition to develop a creative communications strategy for distributing my research findings,” she said. 

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