Barry Jonassen Award
This award was established in 1999 and is named in memory of Barry Jonassen, a keen freshwater angler, biologist and passionate supporter of ASFB. It is awarded to support research costs incurred by an honours or post-graduate student in the field of freshwater fish biology or freshwater fisheries ("fish" includes commercially important invertebrates).
Value of Award
The value of the award will be at the discretion of the Society president and committee, up to a total of $2,000. The Society reserves the right not to make an award in any year.
Closing date for applications
- * 30th April 2013 *
- A decision and notification will be made as soon as possible after the deadline, with a formal announcement made at the ASFB annual conference.
- Applicants must be full time honours or post-graduate students in the first or second year of their degree at an Australian or New Zealand university.
- Applicants must be financial student members of ASFB.
Process for application
- Download the application form.
- Applications should consist of a two page research proposal on the proposed or underway research, written during the student's first or second year of enrolment, plus a short curriculum vitae (2-pages) outlining the research experience, grants and awards, and publications history of the applicant
- Applications should include:
i. Title of project, Name, University, Supervisor, Degree enrolled for, Year commenced, Contact details.
ii. Seven line summary
iii. Aims, Background, Significance, Methods
iv. Brief budget (with respect to the value of the award) and justification.
v. Signature of applicant and supervisor.
- 2012: Jonathan Murphy (Murdoch University)
- 2011: David Sternberg (Griffifth University)
Ecological trait diversity in Australian freshwater fish.
- 2010: Danswell Starrs (Australian National University)
Transgenerational labelling - dispersal/mortality in freshwater fishes.
- 2009: Tyrie Starrs (Australian National University)
Modelling the invasion potential of exotic freshwater fish in the ACT rivers.
- 2008: Danswell Starrs (Australian National University)
Environmental impacts on swimming and migration in Macquarie perch.
- 2007: Catriona Condon (University of Queensland)
Consequences of thermal change on the reproductive biology of freshwater fishes.
- 2006: Andy Hicks (Otago University)
Exploring facultative diadromy in galaxids
- 2002: Not Awarded
- 2001: Bernadette Bostock (Deakin University)
A molecular systematic study of some Australian desert fishes with respect to their evolution, Biogeography and conservation status.
- 2000: Amy Whitehead (University of Otago)
Intraspecific comparisons between size classes of giant kokopu.