Summer Scholarship Programme

12 December, 2018

Friends of Kings Park scholarship students with Fund Committee Members, Darren Harrop (L) and Vern McKay (R)

The 2018/2019 Kings Park Summer Scholarship programme is underway.  We are delighted to welcome nine Honours and PhD students undertaking a diverse range of projects:

Jane Edgeloe

Genetic diversity of seagrass in Shark Bay

Jason Paterson

Weeds and fire ecology

Luisa Ducki

Vegetation composition post-mine rehabilitation

Suzanne Lapensee

Ecological genetic assessment of restoration success

Ebony Cowan

Fire ecology

Lily Whelehan

Cryopreservation and mitochondrial function

Sze Tieng Ang

Understanding ageing of short-lived orchid seeds

Lei Hou


Thomas Munro

Seed pelleting

At the end of the programme, members will be invited to attend a presentation by these students on their research findings.

This sponsorship has been so successful that the Friends will increase the annual level of financial support to $17,000 per annum in perpetuity, subject to annual review. From 2019/2020 the programme will be called the Friends of Kings Park Summer Scholarships.

If you are interested in making a donation to the Friends of Kings Park Fund, please click here.