Congratulations to Hannah Auricht who has been awarded SARDI's 2019 science bursary for women.
Every year SARDI awards $1,500 to a female post-graduate student undertaking studies in agriculture, fisheries, natural resource management or forestry science at a tertiary institution in South Australia.
This year's award recipient, Hannah Auricht, is enrolled in a Doctor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Adelaide. She is investigating the impact river plumes have on coastal environments as part of her PhD research.
"I'll be analysing several decades of river discharge data for more than 50 rivers around the world, in conjunction with 16 years of global satellite imagery," Hannah said.
"This will help me determine how changes in the flow of rivers – due to climatic effects, modification, extraction and regulation – affect coastal ocean primary productivity and water quality beyond river mouths across space and time."
Hannah says the funds she receives as part of the award will help her to attend an international conference where she'll gain greater insight into remote sensing.
"The bursary funds will allow me to attend the GeoScience and Remote Sensing Symposium to be held in Yokohama, Japan later this year, where I'll be able to consult with experts and learn of recent developments in remote sensing of water quality.
"This will in turn help me to conduct a more rigorous study by further developing the methods and outcomes of my work."
The SARDI science bursary was established in 1994 to celebrate the South Australian Women's Suffrage Centenary.