The Jacobs medal is awarded in memory of Maxwell Ralph Jacobs, an Australian forester who pioneered early research into forestry in Australia, particularly the growth habits and the utilisation of eucalypts. Field work is a vital part of forestry and this award is designed to acknowledge exceptional performance in this aspect of the overall role of foresters.
The medal is awarded to the student successfully completing the final year of the program of studies of the Bachelor of Science (Forestry) deemed by the Departments of Forestry at the Australian National University to have achieved the most outstanding performance in field studies, including field practical exercises, throughout the program.
The Chinner medal is awarded in memory of John Chinner, recognising the great contribution he made to the development of the Melbourne Forestry School. John was the School’s first head and saw the fledgling forestry course through many vicissitudes and laid a firm foundation for the course’s development over many years.
In the spirit of the contribution made by John Chinner, the Chinner Medal is awarded to the student successfully completing the final year of the program of studies of the Master of Ecosystem Science deemed by the Department at the University of Melbourne to have achieved the most outstanding performance in field studies, including field practical exercises, throughout the program.
Australian National University
University of Melbourne
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