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Bill Borthwick Student Scholarships

Bill Borthwick Student Scholarships 2024

VEAC has established the annual scholarships for Honours, Masters or PhD tertiary students to assist in the costs of research relating to public land in Victoria, including terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments. Relevant fields of study include natural sciences, humanities and social sciences, economics, law and politics.

The scholarships were established in March 2011 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first meeting of the Land Conservation Council (LCC) and to honour the vision of the Hon Bill Borthwick, a central figure in establishing the LCC to advise government on the use of Victoria’s public land.

VEAC awarded five scholarships in 2024, the recipients were:

Emily McIntyre, University of Melbourne 
Hypogeous Fungi and the Endangered Long-Footed Potoroo; Distribution, Diversity and Mutualism

Kimberley Peters, Deakin University
Danger Noodles, Nope Ropes or Slinkys? The role of community attitudes and experiences in promoting tolerance and co-existence with snakes 

Harrison Croft, Monash University
Becoming Birrarung: More than human histories of Victoria's River

Zoe Gallaway-Beer, University of Adelaide
Validating species distribution models for fire management and Mallee bird conservation-Wyperfeld National Park 

Luke Florence, La Trobe University
Mycorrhizal diversity in Australian temperate forests in the context of nitrogen deposition 


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