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Bill Borthwick Student Scholarships

Bill Borthwick Student Scholarships 2023

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.

More information and a copy of the application form can be found here 

VEAC awarded five scholarships in 2022, the recipients were:

Isabel Tickle, La Trobe University
An Aboriginal Stone Quarry at Yanga Nowie National Park in North West Victoria

Rohan Khot, University of Melbourne
Improving trait-based Eucalypt distribution models in the Grampians-Gariwerd

Atalaya Ferrari, RMIT University
Accounting for unseen carbon: measuring soil organic carbon in Victoria's tall wet old growth forests

Jessica Keem, University of Melbourne
Fire, Fauna and the Future: identifying biodiversity refuges and protecting them from extreme disturbance events

Anne Yusuf, RMIT University
The link between microbial diversity and carbon chemistry of the Australian Alpine peatlands


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