I had the immense pleasure of receiving a telephone call a few weeks back from the Ecological Society of Australia telling me that I had been awarded the 2010 Australian Ecology Research Award (AERA). They’ve just announced it, so I’m now allowed to boast a bit on Conservation Bytes.
If you’re going to the 50th Anniversary ESA annual conference in Canberra this year ‘Sustaining Biodiversity – the next 50 years‘ (6-10 December), I’ll be giving the AERA Plenary Lecture then. Thanks to the ESA for my selection, the University of Adelaide (The Environment Institute & School of Earth and Environmental Sciences), the South Australian Research and Development Institute, and all my students, post-docs and collaborators for your support. Many thanks also to Prof. Bill Laurance for the nomination!
The AERA blurb from the ESA site follows:
The ESA is pleased to announce that Professor Corey Bradshaw has been selected to deliver the 2010 Australian Ecology Research Award (AERA) Lecture.
The 2010 AERA recognises Corey Bradshaw’s quantitative research in wildlife population management and climate change impacts on biodiversity. The work has revolutionised how ecologists can combine demographic, genetic, landscape and economic data within advanced mathematical models to design the most cost-effective and efficient invasive species control, to determine threats to biodiversity, and to estimate the impact of human activities on biodiversity on a global scale.
Corey’s AERA Lecture will be delivered at ESA’s 50th anniversary conference in Canberra 6-10 December 2010.
The AERA Lecture recognises excellence in research in Australian ecology, for a specific body of recent work by a mid-career researcher, and is delivered annually as a Plenary at the conference of the Ecological Society of Australia. The candidate’s travel, registration and accommodation will be paid or reimbursed. The AERA winner is selected by an independent panel of expert ecologists from around Australia, chaired by the ESA’s Vice President – Research, Glenda Wardle.
Corey joins the ranks of our previous distinguished winners of the AERA lecture. Professor Bob Pressey presented the first lecture at the ESA in Sydney in 2008 and, in 2009, Professor David Lindenmayer addressed the 10th International Congress of Ecology (INTECOL), jointly hosted by ESA and NZES, in Brisbane.