Eureka Prize

Year awarded

2009

Awarding institution

The Government of Australia, Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS)

Dr Conrad Hoskin is the 2009 Winner of the ABRS Eureka Prize for Early Career Species Discovery.

A number of high-quality entries were received in 2009 from young species discovery scientists. However, it was the scope, achievements and dedication of Dr Conrad Hoskin’s work in the field of Herpetology that impressed the judges most.

The award was presented to Dr Hoskin at a ceremony in Sydney by Chris Darwin, the great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin. 2009 marks the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species, Darwin’s seminal work on evolutionary biology.

Dr Hoskin, who is based at the Australian National University’s School of Biology, received $10 000 in prize money.

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