01 Aug '11, 7am

Info on the new $10000 Australian Conservation Taxonomy Award to be administered by ASBS, as announced at #ibc18:

The Nature Conservancy Australia with The Thomas Foundation today launched a major new award designed to foster research by young scientists into important taxonomic works with significant implications for conservation in Australia. The Australian Conservation Taxonomy Award is a $10,000 award that covers funding for a research project and costs associated with attending the Australasian Systematic Botany Society conference. Professor Adrienne Clarke AC, a botanist and member of The Nature Conservancy’s Australian advisory board, says, “Science is an essential part of the way we operate to assist in identifying creative solutions to our most pressing conservation issues.” “Taxonomy is fundamental to understanding biodiversity and so is incredibly important for conservation,” she adds.“This importance is increasing — as we measure the response and adaptation of biodiversity...

Full article: http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/australia/ne...

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