Huge congratulations to the amazing Claire Brandenburger, who won 1st prize for Outstanding Spoken Presentation at the Ecological Society of Australia conference in Adelaide. Claire's talk was called "Unwanted weeds or unique new Australians? Rapid evolution in introduced plants".
Claire's talk motivated this awesome cartoon by Luke O'Loughlin, which refers to Claire's finding that the Australian population of Arctotheca (which is a daisy introduced to Australia from South Africa in the 1930s) has evolved the ability to set seeds without pollen from another plant. How cool is that? [try to imagine the plants have Australian and South African accents]