2011 Conference and Research Award Winners
Gilbert Whitley - Senior
Ryan Day (UQ) - Extreme pharyngognathy: Modelling the energetic cost of an hypertrophic pharyngeal mill
Gilbert Whitley Junior
Susannah Leahy (JCU) - To fear or to feed: the effects of turbidity on perception of risk by a marine fish
John Lake Poster - Senior
Jimmy White (JCU) - Assessing the susceptibility of Glaucostegus typus, Rhynchobatus australiae and Anoxypristis cuspidata to commercial fishing activity
John Lake Poster - Junior
Vinay Udyawer (JCU) - Evacuation of a coastal bay: movement patterns of elasmobranchs in response to Tropical Cyclones Anthony and Yasi.
Victorian Marine Science Consortium Award
Athol Whitten (University of Melbourne) - Accounting for variable growth in fisheries stock assessments: A case study from south-eastern Australia.
2011 Barry Jonassen Award
David Sternberg (Griffith University) - Ecological trait diversity in Australian freshwater fish.
2011 Michael Hall Student Innovation Award
Sandra Binning (Australian National University) - PhD research project: Shape up or ship out: Can coral reef fish change their shape to suit their environment?
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL AWARDS
Student International Travel Scholarship
Andrew McKinley (UNSW) for his paper "Strong links between metal contamination, habitat modification and estuarine larval fish distributions".
Inaugural Early Career International Travel Scholarship
Jan-Olaf Meynecke (Griffith University) - to support the presentation of his mud crab research at the 50th Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association (ECSA) symposium in 2012.
Inaugural Early Career Excellence Award
Rebecca Fisher (Oceans Institute, UWA) for contributions and breakthroughs in our understanding of larval fish dispersal and connectivity
K Radway Allen Award - for career excellence outstanding contribution in fish or fisheries science
Rod Lenanton Fisheries WA.
Internationally recognised pioneer in temperate estuarine fish/fisheries research 1960s-1980s
*Key driver in early environmental impact assessments in south-west estuarine systems (in e.g. early 1970's on Blackwood River, mid 1970s Peel-Harvey system)
*Principal instigator of research into recreational fisheries in WA
*Developed and maintained crucial linkages between Department and universities (UWA 1960s-1970s, Murdoch late 1970s to present)
*Instrumental alongside Ian Potter in development of Murdoch Unis Centre for Fish and Fisheries Research