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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.



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