Two University of Tasmania Honours students have been awarded $1000 each to support their environmental research on the Tasmanian devil and environmental law enforcement.
This year’s Alcorso Foundation Environment Honours Research Award recipients are Dylan Moore and Elise Dewar.
The University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Peter Rathjen, presented the awards.
Dylan is studying his Honours in the UTAS School of Sociology and his thesis will focus on Improving Environmental Enforcement in Tasmania.
Elise is an Honours student in the School of Zoology and her project will examine behaviour, stress and disease in Tasmanian devils.
The Alcorso Foundation Environment Scholarships are awarded each year to Honours students in any UTAS School with a focus on:
- Project’s level of impact on the Tasmanian community
- Importance of subject and connection to grassroots activism
- Excellence and/or originality in research
- Ongoing benefits of the research