Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of the 2016 Research Excellence Awards



  • Outstanding Evolution & Ecology (Postgraduate) Researcher: FLORET MEREDITH
  • Outstanding Evolution & Ecology Thesis: STEPHANIE BRODIE

The ecology and distribution of two pelagic fish: yellowtail kingfish Seriola lalandi and

dolphinfish Coryphaena hippurus


  • Outstanding Evolution & Ecology Student Paper: SI-CHONG CHEN AND KOBE MARTIN

S-C Chen, W Cornwell, H-X Zhang & AT Moles. (2016) Plants show more flesh in the tropics: variation in fruit type along latitudinal and climatic gradients. Ecography. DOI: 10.1111/ecog.02010

Martin K, Tucker MA, Rogers TL (2016) Does size matter? Examining the drivers of mammalian vocalizations. Evolution. DOI: 10.1111/evo.13128


  • Honourable mention to JUSTIN WAN

Wan JSH, Fazlioglu F, Bonser SP (2016) Populations evolving towards failure: costs of adaptation under competition at the range edge of an invasive plant. Plant Ecology and Diversity 9: 349-358


  • Outstanding Outreach and Communication: TINO HEIMHUBER


  • Outstanding Graphic Award: ROBBI BISHOP-TAYLOR




  • Citation Classic Award: SHINICHI NAKAGAWA

Nakagawa, S. & Cuthill, I. (2007) Effect size, confidence interval and  statistical significance: a practical guide for biologists. Biological Reviews.82: 591-605

This paper is cited 197 times in 2016 (ISI Jan 2017).


  • E&ERC Impact Paper Award: Jason Everett

Henschke, N, Everett, JD, Richardson AJ and Suthers, IM, 2016. Rethinking the Role of Salps in the Ocean. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 31(9), pp. 720-733

Impact Factor 16.735, 5 year IF 19.417, Journal ranked 1/150 for Ecology


  • Significant collaboration Award: KRYSTLE KELLER

Keller, K., Steffe, A.S., Lowry, M., Murphy, J.J., and Suthers, I.M. (2016) Monitoring boat-based recreational fishing effort at a nearshore artificial reef with a shore-based camera. Fisheries Research 181, 84–92

  • E&ERC Supervisor Excellence Award: STEPHEN BONSER


  • Outstanding student in Ecology: GRACIE LIU
  • Outstanding student in Evolution: CLAIRE NELSON