Dr Ceridwen Fraser named Scientist of the Year

Dr Ceridwen Fraser

Dr Ceridwen Fraser has been named the 2016 ACT Scientist of the Year at a ceremony as part of National Science Week.

Dr Fraser’s internationally renowned research looks at how plants and animals respond to past climate change, which has important implications for how we manage biodiversity and ecosystems now and into the future.

Her interest in finding out how species get around, crossing oceans and mountain ranges, as well as what role Antarctic volcanoes have played in helping life to survive on the icy continent, has been critical in understanding where species can and can’t live.

The ACT Scientist of the Year Award celebrates excellence in scientific research and innovation in the ACT.

For more information about the ACT Scientist of the Year go to www.cmd.act.gov.au/communication/scientistofyear