Laura submits her thesis!!!

Another day, another PIRELer submits. This time it was Laura’s turn to submit her PhD thesis entitled ‘Impacts of the invasive pathogen Austropuccinia psidii (myrtle rust) on Australian native communities.’ Congratulations on a magnificent effort Laura!

Laura submits

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Samiya submits!!!

Congratulations to Samiya on submitting her PhD thesis entitled ‘Living on the edge: ecological and evolutionary mechanisms of range expansion in invasive species.’ She will now have a relaxing 48hrs eating the chocolates she got for submitting before coming to work on Monday morning.

P.S. How fashionable do the PIREL gang look (even without the fashionisto of the lab Guyo present)? This photo could’ve been taken at Milan fashion week.

Samiya's submission

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Guyo’s first PhD chapter is published!

Congratulations to Guyo on getting the first chapter from his PhD published in Aquatic Botany. It’s called ‘do invasive exotic and native plant species respond similarly to low additional nitrate doses?’ and can be viewed using the link below.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304377018300068

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And the award goes to…

Congratulations to Laura and the myrtle rust team on winning the Chairman’s Award at the recent Plant Biosecurity CRC Awards in Melbourne. The awards recognises outstanding contributions to Australian plant biosecurity science. Check out the link below for more info.

http://www.pbcrc.com.au/news/pbcrc/national-science-exchange-2018

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Winners are grinners

Congratulations to Samiya for getting the runners up award for a lab based project at the HDR conference.  Her award winning presentation was called ‘Life on the edge: ecological and evolutionary mechanisms of range expansion.’ Also, a big well done to Guyo, Laura and Wendy for their great presentations.

Samiya-HDR award

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Ale’s brand spanking new article

You read correctly…Alessandro Ossola has taken time out of his busy grooming schedule to publish the article ‘Climate differentiates forest structure across a residential macrosystem’ in the journal Science of the Total Environment. Check it out using the link below:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969718318886

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Guyo wins the Tony Price Award!

Nobel Peace Prize…boring.
Academy Award…lame.
Tony Price Award for plant ecological research…prestigious as.
And PIREL’s own Guyo Gufu has won it! Congrats Guyo!

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