Conservation Biology Grant

This NCSSA funded and administered grant was initiated by us in 2003. Each year we offer honours and post-graduate students the opportunity to apply for grant funding of up to $3,300 to support their research into aspects of conservation biology.

Funds are available for research which is aimed at: improving understanding of the conservation status of species or ecological communities; providing recommendations for improvement of some aspect of biodiversity conservation; understanding the ecology of species or communities; and understanding threats to biodiversity and management of those threats.


2019 Conservation Biology Grant Winners


This year we partnered with the Biological Society SA for the first time and attracted 28 applications.chuditch

Congratulations to the successful recipients:

Ellyse Bunney (The University of Adelaide) - "Securing the sustainability of sandalwood: a multi-isotope approach to provenancing"

Tessa Manning (The University of Adelaide) - "Conservation genetics of reintroduced western quolls (Dasyurus geoffroii) at Arid Recovery reserve"

Isabelle Onley (The University of Adelaide) - "Conservation genomics and adaptations of translocated greater stick-nest rats under climate change"

Hayley Jose (The University of Adelaide) - "Understanding the ecological role of mutualistic interactions between an endangered marsupial, fungi and plants to conserve ecosystem function"

We wish our 2019 grant recipients the best of luck with their studies, and we look forward to sharing the fruits of their hard labour with you in future editions of Xanthopus