Royal Society of Tasmania Award

AAD biologist, Harvey Marchant, was awarded the prestigious Royal Society of Tasmania medal in March for his prolific contribution to science and scientific publications over many years.

Among the many publications to which he has contributed are Australian Antarctic Science: the first 50 years of ANARE, published in 2002, and Antarctic Marine Protists, launched in March.

Harvey is renowned internationally for his research on the Antarctic plankton community and his contribution to the detailed taxonomy of the species. He has also played an active role in several international committees and working groups, including the SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research) Group of Specialists on Southern Ocean Ecology and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change