Dr Kerrie Wilson, associated with CMEC and IFRO, wins Life Scientist of the Year – University of Copenhagen

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19 October 2016

Dr Kerrie Wilson, associated with CMEC and IFRO, wins Life Scientist of the Year

We are very happy to announce that Dr Kerrie Wilson who is associated with CMEC and IFRO receives this year’s $50,000 Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year. The prize will be presented the 19th 2016 of October by Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, in the Great Hall at Parliament House, Canberra.

Kerrie Wilson receives the prize for optimising the global allocation of scarce conservation resources. Wilson are able to put a value on clean air, water, food, tourism, and the other benefits that forests, rivers, oceans and other ecosystems provide. And she can calculate the most effective way to protect and restore these ecosystems. Around the world she is helping governments to make smart investments in conservation.

To read more about Kerrie's research - click here

To watch the video presentation of Kerrie - click here