otago698027Helen Taylor's work in communicating the science behind conservation genetics and threatened species was recognised this week with the Callaghan Medal from Royal Society Te Apārangi. The award is to distinguish an outstanding contribution to science communication and raising public awareness of the value of science to human progress. The committee described Helen's efforts in raising the profile and understanding of conservation genetics and threatened species management both within and outside of academia as deserving of this year's award.

A very well deserved recognition, congratulations Helen!

Click here to see the Royal Society Te Apārangi webpage on Helen's medal award.

 Otago's New Zealand Research Honours Award recipients with members of Otago's seniorleadership at the awards dinner in Wellington. (From left) Ass. Prof. Suzanne Pitama, P.V.C. Prof. Richard Barker, Dr. Helen Talor, Prof. Lisa Matisoo-Smith, Em. Prof. Carolyn Burns, Prof. Barbara Brookes, Prof. Brett Delahunt, D.V.C. (Research and Enterprise) Prof. Richard Blaikie and Dean of the Univ. Otago, Wellington, Prof. Sunny Collings.

Photo: Royal Society Te Apārangi.