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11/03/19 – Nakisa Takes Out ECU’s Top Student Conservation Award

We’d like to give a huge “congratulations!” to our very own Nakisa Shahrestani, who, on Friday the 22nd of Feb, took home the prestigious 2018 Perth Zoo Award for Research Towards Conservation at the ECU School of Science Prize Giving Ceremony. The award is given to the graduating Master by Research or PhD student deemed to have made an outstanding contribution to conservation each year.

Nakisa (pictured centre, alongside ECU supervisor Pierre Horwitz (right) and Perth Zoo’s Peter Mawson (left)) was awarded for her outstanding Masters project, which comprised an ecological character description of Little Darkin Swamp, a highly unique claypan wetland on the Darling Scarp, east of Perth.

It’s fantastic to see Nakisa get such great recognition for all her hard work over the last few years.  We’re always looking for the best and brightest aquatic ecological minds, and we are super excited to have Nakisa on board at WRM.

Nakisa award