Conservation biologist and frog enthusiast, Associate Professor Michael Mahony from the Faculty of Science and IT, has been named a finalist in the United Nations Association of Australia's World Environment Day Awards 2010.
Nominated by a member of the public, Associate Professor Mahony is one of three finalists in the category of Individual Award for Outstanding Service to the Environment.
In a career spanning 40 years, Associate Professor Mahony has always been involved in researching and teaching about the natural world. During this time he has made a significant contribution to the understanding, protection and management of the natural environment, particularly in the area of amphibian research and protection.
The winners will be announced at a dinner to be held at the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne on Friday 4 June, 2010, hosted by environmentalist Rob Gell, the President of Greening Australia.