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Dave Coleman awarded McMaster Visiting Fellowship

Dave Coleman, retired Distinguished Research Professor of Ecology, has been awarded a McMaster Visiting Fellowship to travel to Australia from ­February-April 2006.

The fellowship is one of Australia’s most prestigious international research awards, bestowed only on distinguished overseas scholars to conduct work in Australia related to veterinary science or agriculture.

A soil ecologist, Coleman will spend 12 weeks studying the impacts of above- and below-ground interactions on the management of genetically modified crops, possible side-effects of such crops on other soil organisms and the implementation of the most environmentally suitable practices.

He will be based in Adelaide, South Australia, and will also present research seminars there and in Canberra.