UOW led research team behind a study that found coastal wetlands capture more carbon as sea levels rise has won the 2019 NSW Environment, Energy and Science (DPIE) Eureka Prize for Environmental Research.

Winners of the 2019 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes were announced at a gala award dinner at Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday 28 August.

Associate Professor Kerrylee Rogers from UOW’s School of Earth, Atmospheric and Life Sciences led the Blue Carbon Horizons Team and accepted the award on behalf of the team, which included scientists from UOW, Macquarie University and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO).

“Our research has shown that protecting natural ecosystems can help us in the fight again climate change, however this battle can only be won if we also transition our economies away from fossil fuels now,” Professor Rogers said.

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