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Phillip Law Medal - 2018 Recipient
of the Phillip Law Medal
To be presented at the Macquarie Island 70th Anniversary Dinner in Hobart on Monday 6th August
Citation by President Joe Johnson
Dr Selkirk has spent considerable time in Antarctica and the subantarctic since 1978, when she was one of the first women scientists to work on Australian Antarctic bases. She has spent 5 periods on mainland Antarctica and 14 expeditions to Macquarie Island and 1 to Heard Island as a member of Australian, New Zealand and American Antarctic expeditions. Dr Selkirk was awarded the Australian Antarctic Medal in 2004.
Dr Selkirk has made significant contributions to Antarctic science in several capacities:
Her publications include the major reference work ‘Subantarctic Macquarie Island: Environment and Biology’ (Cambridge University Press 1990). This is the definitive reference book on the physical and biological features of Macquarie Island and includes a comprehensive annotated bibliography.
Earlier this year Dr Selkirk was presented with the University of Sydney’s 2017 Alumni Award for Professional Achievement.
The award will be presented at the Macquarie Island 70th Anniversary Dinner in Hobart on Monday 6th August.