Looking back to look forward
Professor Weihong He is visiting Deakin from the China University of Geosciences in Wuhan on a six-month Endeavour Awards Research Fellowship.
The Endeavour Awards are the Australian Government’s internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship/fellowship program providing high-achieving individuals with a unique opportunity to undertake study, research or professional development in Australia.
The Endeavour Awards enable collaboration in areas of shared interest between the people of Australia and overseas. In doing so, the Awards aim to develop mutual understanding and foster enduring linkages between individuals, organisations and countries.
Professor He is an internationally published research scientist in the field of palaeobiology and palaeoecology; her particular research interest is on mass extinctions in earth history and their implications for a better understanding of the current global biodiversity crisis.
While in Australia Professor He will be working with Deakin University’s Professor Guang Rong Shi, the Deputy Head of the School of Life and Environmental Sciences.
“Professor He and I are undertaking very exciting joint research on the patterns and processes of earth’s greatest mass extinction that took place some 252 million years ago,” Professor Shi said.
“I have been collaborating with Professor He since 2004.
“This is her third trip to Deakin. She has been here on two previous occasions supported by the Chinese government.
Professor He and I are also jointly supervising PhD students in China.”
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