Trophic ecologist wins Young Achiever Award

Dr Lauren Meyer PhD (Biol) ’19 has won the Seven News Young Achiever, University of Adelaide STEM Award.

The Young Achiever Awards acknowledge, encourage and promote the positive achievements of young South Australians up to the age of 29. Winners for 2020 were announced in a virtual ceremony held on 9 October.

Dr Lauren Meyer and Associate Professor Charlie Huveneers, image: ScreentimeDr Meyer investigated the impacts of wildlife tourism for her PhD at Flinders University, particularly the effects of cage diving on white sharks, contributing to new regulations and tourism assessment frameworks used by the Department of Environment and Water.

She has also innovated in biochemical ecology and co-founded Otlet, a global platform that enables researchers to source scientific samples from colleagues to minimise waste and redundancy in resampling.

Dr Meyer is currently a Research Associate in trophic ecology – which investigates the structure of feeding relationships in an ecosystem – in Flinders University’s College of Science and Engineering.


Image: Dr Lauren Meyers, with colleague Associate Professor Charlie Huveneers

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