You are here

Home > About > News and media releases > Nancy Millis Science in Parks Award now open

News

Nancy Millis Science in Parks Award now open

Friday 10 February, 2017

Applications are now open for the 2017 Nancy Millis Science in Parks Award.

The award recognises outstanding projects that foster excellence in applied science and benefit park management.

Now in its fourth year, the award honours the late Professor Nancy Millis who was a strong advocate for Parks Victoria’s work and Chair of the organisation’s Science and Management Effectiveness Advisory Committee.

Parks Victoria Director of Environment and Science, Dr Mark Norman, said that science plays a crucial role in park management and will help protect these places in the future.

“Caring for our parks is a complex task that involves many challenges including climate change, population increases and threats such as invasive plants and animals.

“We need innovative solutions and a good scientific understanding of how best to tackle these issues. Science is helping us to make really informed decisions about how best to care for these important natural environments and where to focus our efforts,” he said.

Last year’s award went to a comprehensive research study on how plants, animals and their habitats respond to and recover from fire. The ten-year collaborative research project led by La Trobe and Deakin University was singled out for its outstanding contribution to understanding how best to manage protected areas and their resilience.

Applications close at 5pm 12 April 2017 and the winner will be announced on World Environment Day on 5 June.

Go to the Nancy Millis Science in Parks Award page for more information and to download a copy of the application form.



Media enquiries

Kate Milkins
0437 129 031

Parks Victoria media centre

Recent Stories

Winter views beckon as Jacksons Lookout reopens

Monday 26 June, 2017
Access to one of the best panoramic views in Hepburn Regional Park has been restored with the reopening of Jacksons…

76 park roads being repaired and improved around Inglewood

Monday 26 June, 2017
Seventy six roads and tracks in parks around Inglewood are being repaired or upgraded as part of a park roadwork…

Park roads being improved

Thursday 22 June, 2017
A program of work to repair or upgrade over 100 tracks and roads in parks around Central Victoria is on…

Junior Rangers ramble, climb, wander and explore nature

Thursday 15 June, 2017
Parks and reserves throughout the Southern Peninsula are hosting FREE winter holiday fun for kids. Parks Victoria’s Junior Rangers Program…

Delicate operation improves beach access at Gibson Steps

Tuesday 13 June, 2017
Visitor access at Gibson Steps has been improved following a delicate operation to install new steps on the famous beach.Completed…

Funding for the critically endangered Plains-wanderer

Thursday 8 June, 2017
Ensuring suitable habitat for the critically endangered Plains-wanderer (Pedionomus torquatus) is the focus of a $300,000 funding boost from the…

View all media releases