28 Feb 2020 Congratulations to Sandy Huang who submitted her MSc thesis on the ecology of Auckland’s street trees!

Feb 2020 Read about Cathy Nottingham’s PhD research in the Bioheritage newsletter: 

16 September 2019 Congratulations to Dr Ellery McNaughton on being awarded her PhD! Ellery is working in the Biosecurity Team at Auckland Council.

1 September 2019 Welcome to Rosie Gerolemou, starting a PhD on ‘The Ecological Effectiveness and Social Benefits of Urban Backyard Trapping’.

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 now working as an avifauna specialist for Wildlands.

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.

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.


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