UWA Economics student Adam Morris will be able to invest more time in his studies with the help of ATCO Australia.
Adam, the 2013 recipient of the ATCO Australia Undergraduate Scholarship, said receiving the $10,000 scholarship would allow him to focus more on his studies.
"Receiving the scholarship will allow me to allocate more hours to my studies that would have otherwise been allocated to part-time work. I will now be able to spend an adequate amount of time studying while being able to support my family," Adam said.
The life work, passion and achievements of a scientist with more than 20 years' experience in researching the ecology and conservation of Australian native plants and ecosystems have been recognised by one of the world's most prestigious scientific societies.
With food security and sustainable food production an increasingly pressing concern for a booming global population, agricultural experts from The University of Western Australia have teamed up with their Chinese counterparts at Lanzhou University to step up research into dryland agricultural production.
The more crop scientists know about how plant roots take up water and nutrients, the better able they will be to develop crop plants with roots that can cope with challenging soil and environmental conditions.