Euan Ritchie honoured

Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:41:00 +1000

Deakin University's Dr Euan Ritchie has been honoured at this year's Eureka Awards.

Dr Ritchie is part of a collaborative research team that has won the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Eureka Prize for Environmental Research

The other members of the research teams are Professor Chris Johnson, University of Tasmania; Dr Michael Letnic, University of New South Wales; Dr Arian Wallach, James Cook University; and Adam O'Neill, Evelyn Downs Station.

The team's work is described as conservation with a bite. It has shown how the dingo helps sustain biodiversity in Australian ecosystems. It points the way to improved environmental management in which the dingo could be used to aid the recovery of degraded lands and therefore help protect threatened species.

NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Eureka Prize for Environmental Research

Professor Chris Johnson, University of Tasmania; Dr Michael Letnic, University of New South Wales; Dr Euan Ritchie, Deakin University; Dr Arian Wallach, James Cook University; and Adam O'Neill, Evelyn Downs Station
Professor Chris Johnson and his team’s work is conservation with bite! It has shown how the dingo helps sustain biodiversity in Australian ecosystems. It points the way to improved environmental management in which the dingo could be used to aid the recovery of degraded lands and therefore help protect threatened species.

- See more at: http://australianmuseum.net.au/2013-Finalists-Eureka#sthash.n3DkfDIl.dpuf

"I heartily congratulate Euan and his colleagues on this award," said Deakin's Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Lee Astheimer.

"Euan has shown outstanding leadership in this area."

Presented annually by the Australian Museum, the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes reward excellence in the fields of research and innovation, leadership and commercialisation, school science and science journalism and communication.

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