Our work Recipients 2011

Environment awards 2011

The Alcorso Foundation Environment Prize is awarded to a student undertaking Honours research.

Applications for the 2012 Honours Environment Awards are now being accepted.

Applicants must address the criteria and guidelines in their submission as well as completing the official application form.

2011 / Bronagh Kelly & Dr Sarah Richards

Bronagh Kelly

Bronagh Kelly is studying a Bachelor of Marine Science (Honours) through The University of Tasmania. Her project, The role of benthic invertebrates in sediment dynamics and remediation beneath Atlantic salmon net-pens is based within the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies in Sandy Bay, and the Marine Research Laboratories in Taroona. The purpose of this project is to scientifically establish i) whether species diversity has an effect on sediment condition and recovery rate, and ii) whether sediment condition affects faunal ability to improve sediment recovery.

Dr Sarah Richards

Dr Sarah Richards is currently undertaking a Graduate Diploma of Agricultural Science (Honours) with the University of Tasmania. Dr Richard’s project looks at Phosphorus management for wastewater reuse in agriculture to protect water quality and conserve fertiliser resources. This study will generate valuable new knowledge on phosphorus transport in run-off following wastewater application for two Tasmanian pasture soils.