Western Australia

 

2018 AMSA WA Honours/Masters Prize Night- 24th April

Twelve abstracts were submitted by students from four universities (ECU, UWA, Curtin and Murdoch) for the 2018 AMSA WA Honours/Masters Prize Night. This year showcased a very high quality of research from five finalists, proving a difficult task for the guest judges to score prize winners! A big thank you to our sponsors of the event, MScience and BMT, and a big congratulations to all five finalists:

1st- Adam Koziol- Curtin- Substrate selection is a critical consideration for the use of environmental DNA in marine biomonitoring

2nd - Claire Greenwell-  Murdoch- Octopus as predators of Haliotis laevigata on an abalone sea ranch of south-western Australia

3rd- Phoebe Beurteaux-  A genetic tool that assists with the conservation of the critically endangered Hairy Marron
 
Finalist- Nicole Said- ECU- The effect of temperature & latitude on the photosynthesis irradiance relationship in Halophila ovalis
 
Finalist- Brodee Elsdon- Curtin- Southern right whale (Eubalaena australis) movement and site fidelity at two aggregation areas in south-western Australia

  

WA Branch Contact Details 2018-19

Chair

Alicia

Sutton

 

Vice Chair

Robert 

Pemberton

 

Treasurer

Tiffany

Simpson

 

Secretary

 Sian 

Glazier 

 

General Committee

Matthew

Harvey 

 

James

Tweedley

 

 

Ben

Roennfeldt

 

 

Jo

Buckee

 

 

ElizabethSinclair 

 Student Representatives

Roisin

McCallum ECU
 

Krista

NicholsonMURDOCH
MichaelBrookerUWA

 

CharlotteBirkmanis

UWA

 ShannonDee

CURTIN

 David Juszkiewicz

CURTIN