ILWS - Charles Sturt University
ILWS - Charles Sturt University

Internal Funds Awarded 2020

Awarded to ILWS Members and Adjuncts 2020

ILWS Honours Scholarships

ILWS supports honours students who are supervised by ILWS members and conducting research projects that align with ILWS’s research themes. ILWS-funded scholarships of $3000 stipend and up to $3000 research operating were awarded to students conducting their research in 2020.

These students are:

Simone-Maree Hyde The four-day working week in Regional New South WalesDr Larissa Bamberry

Krystal Dacey

Using Agent-Based Modeling for Search and Rescue Operations

A/Prof Rachel Whitsed, SES

Emmalie Sanders

Resource utilisation of the rakali (Hydromys chrysogaster) in the Murrumbidgee catchment area

Dr James Turner, SES

Kai Schaefer

Environmental perceptions, social media and environmental management strategies within Australian National parks

Dr Jennifer Bond, SES

Emma Stevens

Snakes on a floodplain: The ecology and conservation of the endangered grey snake Hemiaspis damelii in the Lower Murrumbidgee region, NSW

Dr Damian Michael, SES

Category A: Member research time support

A total of 1922 additional research hours for ILWS were enabled through this category for 2020

Dr Philip Birch
Dr Angela Ragusa
Dr Katie Doyle
Dr Jodi Price
Associate Professor Dominic O'Sullivan
Dr Larissa Bamberry
Dr Donna Bridges
Associate Professor Dale Nimmo

Category B: Team research support and development

ResearchersProposed Activity
Adjunct Professor’s: Peter Waterman, Max Finlayson, David James; and Adjunct Associate Professor Kate ChartersILWS-SEGRA-ACC&C Interfaith Climate and Water Research Planning Workshop
Dr John ConallinSupport to build capacity within ILWS staff to apply a recently developed motivations and abilities (MOTA) analysis framework for understanding the implementation feasibility of including fish passage within development projects in Myanmar, Lao PDR and Indonesia.
Associate Professor Skye Wassens, Dr Damian Michael, Gaye Bourke, Anna Turner, Dr Carmen Amos (DPIE and ILWS adjunct)Amphibian conservation two day workshop.
Dr Jen Bond, Associate Professor Dominic O'Sullivan, Dr Belinda Cash, Dr Monica Short, Dr Bede Harris, Dr Rohena DuncombeSocial Science Week 2020
Dr Jen Bond, Dr Michael Mitchell, Dr Damian Michael, Dr Wes Ward, Adjunct Professor Max Finlayson1. Explore opportunities for multidisciplinary applied research that will test participatory research model developed jointly by ILWS and NAPREC. 2. Provide technical support for CSU/NAPREC Scoping meeting to explore research and educational collaboration between NAPREC and CSU in the NSW Murray Valley.
Dr James Turner, Dr Anna HortaDesign and test a methodology to quantify animal behavioural responses due to local changes in ambient temperature generally, and heatwaves in particular.
Dr Rik Thwaites, Dr Michael Mitchell, Dr Jen Bond, Dr Liz Clarke, Dr Carolyn Kabore, Jorge Ramos, Dr Chak ChiozvaMeet with members of the Timor Leste government and their officers, to expand links, provide indication of our commitment and capacity, and extend discussions on developing the research proposal and funding applications.
Dr Alex Knight, Dr Jessica Tout-Lyon, Dr Scott McManus, Dr Jessica LeckSocio-environmental research-scoping workshops focusing on the fire & rain affected areas in the Macleay River and Hastings River catchments.
Professor Lee Baumgartner; Dr John Conallin; Dr Wayne Robinson; Dr Jen Bond ; Dr Nick Pawsey; Dwi Atminarso ; Vu Vi An; Aye Myin Swe ; Chann Aun Tob;  Jarrod McPhersonEvent which connects researchers, rivers and people in the Lower Mekong Basin. Highlighting the successes and lessons learned of a ten year CSU research program in the Lower Mekong Basin.
Dr Luiz SilvaDevelopment of a scientific forum, in partnership with the International River Foundation (IRF). The IRF has launched a series of small meetings.
Associate Professor Branka Krivokapic-SkokoResearch team building activities and collaboration between academics from Charles Sturt University and the University of South Australia focusing on working towards potential competitive grant development around the theme, "Evaluation of the resettlement of refugees/humanitarian immigrants into small regional centres in Riverina".

Category C: Professional Development, conference attendance and training

(These grants were awarded before the full impact of the travel and event shutdowns due to Covid-19 began)

ResearcherProposed Activity
Associate Professor Catherine AllanAttend and participate in the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, (ISSRM) Cairns.
Dr Sarah RedshawAttend conference to give paper.  Paper to be submitted to Social Indicators Research.  8-12 July, 2020 XV World Congress of Rural Sociology.
Dr Joanne MillarPaper presentation at the Joint XXIV International Grasslands Congress and XI International Rangelands Congress to be held in Nairobi, Kenya.
Associate Professor Branka Krivokapic-SkokoAttend XV World Congress of Rural Sociology.
Dr Jen BondAttend (with oral presentation) the 2020 Pathways: Human Dimensions of Wildlife conference,  in Wageningen and two-day meeting with colleagues in Copenhagen working in the field of game hunting
Dr Melanie MassaroAttend the 3rd World Seabird Conference will be held in Hobart, Tasmania.
Dr James TurnerAttend the 66th Scientific Meeting of the Australian Mammal Society, in Lismore.
Dr Lalantha SenevirathnaParticipate 13th international conference on challenges in environmental science & engineering (CESE‐2020), which is scheduled to be held at Qingdao, China.
Dr Saeed ShaeriAttend 37th International Conference on Coastal Engineering,  Sydney.
Dr Wayne RobinsonPresent current research results and maintain networks at the American Fisheries Society conference.
Dr Karthika Krishna PillaiPresent paper at the International Coastal Engineering Conference (ICCE 2020) in Sydney.
Dr Maggie WatsonAttend international conference in the Czech Republic and present a paper.
Dr Belinda CashTo present at the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) Conference in Hobart
Dr Nathan NingAttend publishing training course
Associate Professor Valerie InghamAttend and present at the International Federation of Settlements and Neighbourhood Centres (IFS) Conference to be held in Sydney.
Dr Rui BiAttend the 80th Academy of Management (AOM) Conference, deliver a paper and participate in mid-career development consortium/workshops.
Associate Professor Dale NimmoAttend the 2020 Ecological Society of Australia conference in order to present research to Australia’s peak ecological body.
Dr Jodie KleinschaferPresent a paper based on my research into the National Disability Insurance Scheme implementation in rural/ regional NSW.
Professor Mark MorrisonAttend conference, submitted a paper to the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. Attend Workshop On Non-market Valuation in Montpellier, France.
Professor Manohar PawarTwo presentations. 1. A panel presenter in A joint Symposium of the IASSW, the ICSW and the ICSD.  2. Paper: Social policy practice preferences by social work students.
Dr Jodi PriceAttend the annual meeting/workshop of the Nutrient Network in Minneapolis/St Paul, USA.
Dr Larissa BamberryAttend and present at the Gender, Work and Organisation Conference, in June 2020.
Associate Professor Rachel WhitsedAttend and present at conference: Spatial Accuracy 2020 “Assessing the Quality of Geospatial Big Data”.
Dr Michael MitchellParticipation at the 2020 6th EcoSummit and the International Symposium for Society and Resource Management (ISSRM) Conference.
Dr Richard CulasVisiting research collaborators in Pakistan and Sri Lanka to develop project proposals around “Developing optimal farming systems to enhance diversified (nutritious) food production and improve farming livelihood”.
Dr Nicole McCaskerPresent at ESA Conference. Attend workshop on mussel survey techniques.
Dr John ConallinAttend and present at 2020 World Fisheries Congress, Adelaide.  Attend workshop session preceding the conference.  Attend otolith processing and analysis training.
Dr Emma ColvinAttend and present at the ANZSOC international conference 2020, Gold Coast.