This week CEED Chief Investigator Eve McDonald-Madden was awarded a University of Queensland Foundation Research Excellence Award in recognition of her outstanding track record in environmental decision science.
The UQ Foundation Research Excellence Awards – now in their 17th year – recognise excellence and the promise of future success in research for UQ's early to mid-career researchers.
McDonald-Madden is developing methods to detect when climate predictions fail to capture how the climate is actually changing. The Award, which comes with $99,796, and will go towards research looking at climate change predictions and sea ice. It will involve collaboration with the United States Geological Survey.
"I'm hoping that my work will be one piece of the puzzle that helps us save some of that biodiversity that would otherwise go extinct," says McDonald-Madden.
University of Queensland's Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Robyn Ward said the awards would help these early career researchers advance their excellent research endeavours.
"All of the winners show exceptional promise to become discovery leaders of the future," says Professor Ward. "These awards recognise that our early career researchers are pursuing important work and developing innovations that create change for people all over the world."