Australian Biological Resources Study

ABRS Eureka Prize

ABRS sponsored a Eureka Prize in 2008 and 2009.

To find out more about other Eureka Prizes, see:

Former winners of the ABRS Eureka Prize

2009 Winner of the ABRS Eureka Prize for Early Career Species Discovery

Dr Conrad Hoskin

Dr Conrad Hoskin

Congratulations to Dr Conrad Hoskin, winner of the 2009 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.

2009 Finalists

Dr Claire Baker

Dr Claire Baker
Claire is an Entomology consultant from Queensland and has, in recent research, identified five new species of glow-worm as well as a new species of parasitic wasp.

Dr Conrad Hoskin

Dr Conrad Hoskin
Conrad is a Herpetologist from the ACT, whose research has resulted in nine new frog and reptile species, one new gecko genus, and the rediscovery of a frog species thought to be extinct.

Dr William White

Dr William White
William is an Ichthyologist based in Hobart, who has, to date, identified 12 new species of shark and fish. William’s research is focused on the taxonomy of Indo-Pacific fishes, in particular sharks and rays.

2009 People’s Choice Finalists

The ABRS was pleased that two of its entrants were selected as finalists for the 2009 Eureka Prizes People’s Choice Award.

Congratulations to Dr Claire Baker and Dr William White!


2008 Winner of the ABRS Eureka Prize for Outstanding Taxonomic Research

Congratulations to Dr Bill Humphreys, winner of the 2008 ABRS Eureka Prize for Outstanding Taxonomic Research!

Information about Dr Bill Humphreys