Australian Journal of Botany Australian Journal of Botany Society
Southern hemisphere botanical ecosystems

Awards and Prizes

The Editorial Board of the Australian Journal of Botany is pleased to offer an annual Student Prize for the best student-authored paper published in the Journal.

The prize is a one-year personal print/online subscription to the journal, and a AU$250 book voucher from CSIRO Publishing.

To be eligible for the prize, the student must be the lead author of the paper, and the paper must be submitted for publication while the student is enrolled for a higher degree, or within two years of graduating for a higher degree. Appropriate certification is required from the student's supervisor.

Papers eligible for the prize will be judged by the Editorial Board.


  • 2017: Saskia Grootemaat
    Bark traits, decomposition and flammability of Australian forest trees
    Saskia Grootemaat, Ian J. Wright, Peter M. van Bodegom, Johannes H. C. Cornelissen and Veronica Shaw
    pp. 327–338
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  • 2016: Paul W. Foreman
    A framework for testing the influence of Aboriginal burning on grassy ecosystems in lowland, mesic south–eastern Australia
    Paul W. Foreman
    pp. 626–642
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  • 2015: Rina Aleman
    Influence of seed dimorphism and provenance on seed morphology, dispersal, germination and seedling growth of Brachyscome ciliaris (Asteraceae)
    Rina Aleman, Manfred Jusaitis, Joan Gibbs, Phillip Ainsley, Fleur Tiver and Sophie Petit
    pp. 705-713
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  • 2014: Peter Harrison
    Unravelling the evolutionary history of Eucalyptus cordata (Myrtaceae) using molecular markers
    Peter A. Harrison, Rebecca C. Jones, René E. Vaillancourt, Robert J. E. Wiltshire and Brad M. Potts
    pp. 114-131
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  • 2012: R. P. Skelton
    Is leaf pubescence of Cape Proteaceae a xeromorphic or radiation-protective trait?
    R. P. Skelton, J. J. Midgley, J. M. Nyaga, S. D. Johnson and M. D. Cramer
    pp. 104-113
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  • 2008: Katy E. Sommerville
    Contrasting water-use strategies in two sympatric cool-temperate rainforest species, Nothofagus cunninghamii (Nothofagaceae) and Atherosperma moschatum (Atherospermataceae)
    Katy E. Sommerville and Jennifer Read
    pp. 109-118
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  • 2007: Kitt G. Payn
    Chloroplast DNA phylogeography reveals the island colonisation route of Eucalyptus urophylla (Myrtaceae)
    Kitt G. Payn, William S. Dvorak and Alexander A. Myburg
    pp. 673-683
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  • 2006: Mariela C. Núñez-Ávila
    Relict islands of the temperate rainforest tree Aextoxicon punctatum (Aextoxicaceae) in semi-arid Chile: genetic diversity and biogeographic history
    Mariela C. Núñez-Ávila and Juan J. Armesto
    pp. 733-743
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  • 2005: Wesley J. Bancroft
    Burrowing seabirds drive decreased diversity and structural complexity, and increased productivity in insular-vegetation communities
    Wesley J. Bancroft, J. Dale Roberts and Mark J. Garkaklis
    pp. 231-241
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  • 2004: John A. Hall
    Pollination ecology of the Australian cycad Lepidozamia peroffskyana (Zamiaceae)
    John A. Hall, Gimme H. Walter, Dana M. Bergstrom and Peter Machin
    pp. 333-343
    PDF (328 KB)

  • 2003: Robert C. Barbour
    Gene flow between introduced and native Eucalyptus species: exotic hybrids are establishing in the wild
    R. C. Barbour, B. M. Potts and R. E. Vaillancourt
    pp. 429-439
    PDF (460 KB)

  • 2002: Yvonne Davila
    Reproductive ecology of the Australian herb Trachymene incisa subsp. incisa (Apiaceae)
    Yvonne C. Davila and Glenda M. Wardle
    pp. 619-626
    PDF (679 KB)