Nancy Millis Science in Parks Awards for weed research

Nancy Millis Award
left to right: Iris Curran (Parks Vic), Jos Moore (Monash Uni), Bill Jackson (Parks Vic), Nick Williams (Uni Melb), Kate Giljohann, (Uni Melb), Charlie Pascoe (Parks Vic), Marie Keatley (Parks Vic) and Tony Varcoe (Parks Vic)

Each year Parks Victoria bestows a Nancy Millis Science in Parks Award to acknowledge scientists and scientific programs that benefit park management. This year they have awarded it jointly to two projects, both alpine weed control efforts – the hawkweed project led by Nick Williams and the willow project led by Jos Moore.

I’ve had some involvement in both research projects and am enormously gratified to see that the weed research these teams do is valued by a managing agency. In the case of the hawkweed project, it’s a terrific complement to the University-based engagement award that we received last year (click there for the full team list and some academic publications).

The 2014 Nancy Millis Award has received coverage on the Parks Victoria website here and here, and in the Melbourne University Staff/Student E-news.

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