1 April 2019 Welcome aboard Cathy Nottingham! Cathy who finished an MSc in the lab last year, is starting a PhD today. Watch this space.
29 March 2019 Congrats to Ellery McNaughton who submitted her PhD thesis today!
15 March 2019: Congrats to Dr Carolina Lara Mendoza – who was awarded her PhD. Carolina is off to Christchurch with her partner and will be on the look out for jobs!
25 February 2019: Congrats to Dr Anna Probert – who was awarded her PhD. Anna is off to Switzerland for a postdoc working in Sven Bacher’s lab.
31 October 2018: Congrats to Carolina Lara and Anna Probert – both submitted their PhD theses!
26 October 2018: Congrats to Cathy Nottingham who was awarded her First Class Masters on the impact of hedgehogs
6 August 2018: Daria Erastova was awarded $5500 by Birds NZ for her project on the effect of sugar-water feeders on native bird behaviour and welfare.
1 August 2018: Daria Erastova was awarded $4500 by JS Watson fund (Forest & Bird) for her project on the effect of sugar-water feeders on native bird behaviour and welfare.
26 February 2018: Congratulations to Anna Probert (Postgraduate Student Research Communication Award) and Margaret Stanley (Research Communication Award) – winners at the School of Biological Sciences annual Research Awards
15 May 2017: Congratulations to Josie Galbraith who won the Marion Cranwell prize ($3 000) for best 2016 MSc or PhD thesis on an ecological or environmental issue.
9 May 2017: Margaret Stanley, Carolina Lara, Ellery McNaughton & Josie Galbraith showcased their Wild Cities Urban Ecology research at the University of Auckland Celebrating Research Excellence function on 8th May. They did a marvellous job of explaining their research to the Minister for Science Paul Goldsmith and various other dignitaries.
19 December 2016: Josie Galbraith has been awarded a place on the Dean of Graduate Studies List (Dean’s List) in recognition of excellence achieved in her PhD thesis.
1 December 2016: Lizzy Lowe took the prize for best speed talk at the UoA science postdoc symposium
1 December 2016: Josie Galbraith won runner-up student talk prize at the Australasian Wildlife Management Society Conference
25 November 2016: Josie Galbraith won a student talk prize at the joint conference of the Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia (SERA) & the New Zealand Ecological Society (NZES)
17 November 2016: Congrats to Robert Vennell – who won an Enderby Trust scholarship to visit the subantarctic islands in December.
2 September 2016: Carolina Lara was awarded $4000 by the JS Watson Trust for her project on the effectiveness of ecological corridors in maintaining bird movement and seed dispersal.
1 September 2016: MSc student Robert Vennell was awarded ‘Runner Up’ in the finals of the University of Auckland ‘3 Minute Thesis competition’.
August 2016: Anna Probert was appointed one of NZ’s ‘Biosecurity Champions’ by MPI. https://www.mpi.govt.nz/protection-and-response/biosecurity/biosecurity-2025/
9th June 2016: Anna Probert was awarded $8000 – from Todd Foundation Awards for Excellence (Universities).
18 May 2016: Jessica Devitt won the Marion Cranwell prize (joint winner) for best 2015 MSc or PhD thesis on an ecological or environmental issue.
16 May 2016: Anna Probert has been awarded $1000 by the Royal Society’s Hutton Fund for her PhD research on using exotic ants as a model to assess risks to native ecosystems.