Professor Mike Bull Research Fund
The late Professor Michael Bull has left a wonderful legacy in animal behaviour, ecology and conservation.
Sleepy lizard; photo James Dorey
Professor Mike Bull was an outstanding scientist and made a notable contribution to the scientific community, including the first published record of monogamy in a reptile, the sleepy lizard (ie shingleback lizard, bobtail lizard).
In addition to his research, Mike was well known and revered for his mentorship of students. He mentored around 50 PhD students and numerous researchers over the course of his career, contributing over 320 research papers to the scientific community. Mike was passionate about his work and about training the next generation of scientists. His gentle demeanour and relaxed style belied a sharp mind and determination to ensure success.
Working with Mike's family, a group of colleagues have responded to numerous requests to develop a lasting legacy best reflecting his contribution to students, organisations and environmental research.
Your donation to the Professor Mike Bull Research Fund will support:
- A medal for academic excellence
- An early career nature scientist with funding to further their career
- The ongoing biological survey of Tiliqua rugosa (sleepy lizards)
With the funds managed through Nature Foundation, applications for the award are encouraged from across Australia, with the research or career supported furthering nature science in Australia.
We are grateful for every donation, because with each one you are sharing and growing the legacy of Mike's considerable contribution. You can also join our community of regular givers and your much-needed regular support means we can invest in longer-term solutions, reduce overheads and run this program with more certainty.
Donate regularly on a monthly basis, or once-off using the button below, or contact Nature Foundation on 08 8340 2880 or [email protected].
Thank you for your generosity.
Minimum donation is $2. All donations are tax deductible.