The Royal Society of New South Wales Southern Highlands

The Royal Society of New South Wales is the oldest learned society in the Southern Hemisphere, tracing its origin to the Philosophical Society of Australasia, founded in Sydney in 1821.

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Oct 2023

“Are our weeds becoming new native species?”

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Professor Angela Moles FRSN Ecology and Evolution Research Centre UNSW Sydney

Professor Angela Moles runs the Big Ecology Lab, in the Evolution & Ecology Research Centre at UNSW Sydney. Angela and her students work to improve understanding of: 1) species’ responses to climate change, 2) the ecology and evolution of introduced species, and 3) the factors affecting global patterns in the ways plants grow and reproduce. Angela is passionate about conservation, science communication, and quality teaching. Angela is a member of the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Advisory Panel, the NSW Threatened Species scientific committee, and the ARC College of Experts, and is a board member for the NSW Saving our Species program. She has won a range of prizes, including the Nancy Millis Medal for Women in Science (from the Australian Academy of Science), the Australian Ecology Research Award (awarded by the Ecological Society of Australia), and the Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year (one of the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science). At home, Angela has two children and a golden retriever, and is a surf lifesaver.

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