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How toxic is your fish?

PhD candidate Rajani Jagtap, the recipient of the Best Student Research Presentation Award in Risk Assessment and Environmental Monitoring, discusses her findings towards measuring mercury and selenium species in sediments and fish.

Experience at IAE

“Studying at the IAE has been a very good experience.  My primary supervisor, Prof. Bill Maher always supported me throughout my candidature.  He is always available to give me valuable advice regarding my project. With the funding of IAE I was able to present my


UC researchers lead conservation initiative in Papua New Guinea

Another exciting update from the Kikori Project Conservation Initiative in Papu New Guinea, led by researchers from the Institute for Applied Ecology, University of Canberra.

The Kikori team have been facilitating the hatching of pig-nosed turtles at local primary schools, in an effort to raise awareness to protect the vulnerable species from over-harvesting. These hatchings and over 70 more where released in the Kikori Delta last month.

This initiative follows the extremely successful launch of a children’s book in Papua


Saving the Tassie devils from extinction

University of Canberra researcher and ARC Future Fellow Dr Janine Deakin is investigating the deadly facial tumour disease that is currently devastating the Tasmanian devil population.

Dr Deakin, a comparative genomics specialist, is conducting her research by comparing the normal devil genome to that of the tumour. Her investigation reveals how the tumour was initially

formed and how it evolves as it spreads throughout the population.

“This disease is unusual in that it is a contagious cancer,” Dr Deakin explains.