Student research grants announced

The Wet Tropics Management Authority awarded 12 students from three different universities with funds of up to $4,000 for PhD and Masters Research projects and up to $1,500 for honours projects.

The grants are designed to support environmental, social and cultural research which demonstrates a potential benefit to Wet Tropics World Heritage Area management, policy development and operational decision making. Applications had to align with the key research priorities identified in the Wet Tropics Management Authority Research Strategy 2010-2014 .

 

Student Name and Affiliation

 

Research Project

Amount

Awarded

ALAMGIR, Mohammed

JCU Department of Earth and Environmental Science

Forest Ecosystem services in Queensland Wet Tropics: climate change impacts, vulnerability, resilience and adaptation options

$3990

 

BHURICH, Alice

JCU School of Arts and Social Sciences

Investigating the preservation & culturally appropriate management of carved trees in the central Tableland of Wet Tropics World Heritage Area (WTWHA).

$4000

 

ELGAR, Amelia Tusli

Griffith University 

Rainforest Restoration by seedling recruitment in disused pastureland.

$1500

 

HUGHES, Kate

Griffith University. Australian Rivers Institute

Understanding how rivers respond to climate change in the Wet Tropics: Past evidence for future predictions

$3920

 

HUNTER, Andrew

JCU  Department of Earth and Environmental Science

Rope Canopy Bridge and Faunal Underpass Use of Rainforest Fauna

$1500

 

PALMA GARTNER, Ana Cristina

JCU School of Marine and Tropical Biology

Recruitment limitation and seedling success in regrowth forests

$3984

 

PANDOLFO PAZ, Claudia

JCU School of Marine and Tropical Biology

Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Secondary Forests: diversity and soil organic carbon concentration

$4000

 

SRIDHARA, Sachin

JCU School of Marine and Tropical Biology

Investigating the potential of feral deer as effective dispersers of Wet Tropics native and invasive fruits

$4000

 

STEVEN, Rochelle

Griffith University, School of Environment, International Centre for Ecotourism Research

Avitourism in Australian Important Bird Areas: Relationships with Avian Conservation

$4000

 

TNG, David

University of Tasmania

Why can’t Far North Queensland’s iconic Rose Gums (Eucalyptus grandis) regenerate in rain forest? – examining the regeneration niche of a tropical giant eucalypt.

$3780

 

WHITEHEAD, Tegan

JCU  Department of Earth and Environmental Science

Small terrestrial mammal and reptile recolonisation and succession within different aged ecological restorations on the Atherton Tablelands.

$1500

 

WUNDERLICH, Rainer

JCU  Department of Earth and Environmental Science

Edge-effects of grazing and intensive agriculture on reptile communities in rainforest fragments on the Atherton Tablelands

$1300

 

Student research grants announced

Published: 23rd Aug 2013

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