Grants & awards

2023King’s Artists Collaboration Scheme: Beyond Triffids – Plants without Prejudice (Catford & Hampton of Still/Moving artist collective; £5K).
2021-2026European Research Council Consolidator Grant: Predicting impacts of alien plant invasions on community diversity (AlienImpacts) (Catford; €2M).
2021KCL Geography Research Impact Fund: Communicating risk and biodiversity impact of invasive plant species (Catford & Gregory; £1.5K).
2019KCL Geography Research Fund: Field survey of Nutrient Network experiment (Catford; £2K).
2018-2019Royal Society Research Grant: Quantifying the responses and effects of plants in a warmer world (Catford; £15K).
2018- 2019King’s College London Social Science and Public Policy Faculty grant: Impact of biotic exchange in the Anthropocene (Catford; £5K).
2017ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions: International Visiting Fellowship (Catford; $6K).
2017University of Southampton Strategic Interdisciplinary Research: Combining ecology and economics to develop sustainable management strategies for the Elephant Marsh, Malawi (Schaafsma, Catford & Spake; £5K).
2015- 2019ARC Discovery Grant: Predicting the causes and consequences of plant invasions (Duncan & Catford; $503K).
2015-2018ARC Linkage Grant: Overcoming multiple constraints to wetland forest restoration (Walsh, Catford, Keatley, Raulings & Harley; $355K).
2015-2020National Environmental Science Program: Threatened Species Recovery Hub (Possingham and 40 others, including Catford; $29.98M).
2014Australian Freshwater Sciences Society Early Career Excellence Award (Catford; prize).
2013ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions: Early Career Researcher Travel Grant (Catford; $27K).
2013ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions workshop funding: Defining ecosystem resilience (Standish & Catford; $15K).
2012-2015Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award: Investigating the susceptibility of native vegetation edges to alien plant invasion (Catford; $375K).
2009-2012Australia-China Environment Development Program, AusAid: River Health & Environmental Flows in China (Pascoe and 24 others, including Catford; $4.1M).
2009-2010Australian Weeds Research Centre, Commonwealth Dept. of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry: Predicting ecosystem invasibility (Wintle, Vesk & Catford; $112K).
2009-2010National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility: Freshwater Biodiversity and Water Resources (Catford; $15K).
2009Marine and Freshwater Research journal: Best student presentation at Australian Society for Limnology annual conference (Catford; prize).
2008Postgraduate Travel Grant, Melbourne School of Land and Environment, The University of Melbourne (Catford; $2.5K international conference presentation).
2008Postgraduate Travel Grant, Ecological Society of Australia (Catford; $200 annual conference).
2008Pre-submission Postgraduate Publishing Award, Land and Food Resources, U. Melbourne (Catford; $360).
2007Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists: Science Program Scholarship (Catford; $5.5K international conferences, mentoring, master class).
2006CRC for Australian Weed Management: International Scientific Exchange/Travel (Catford; $3K).
2006Travel for Research In Postgraduate Study Scholarship, School of Graduate Studies, The University of Melbourne (Catford; $1.4K international conference presentation).
2006Postgraduate Overseas Research Experience Scholarship, Melbourne Scholarships Office, The University of Melbourne (Catford; $3.5K research visit).
2005-2008CSIRO Postgraduate Top-up Scholarship (Catford; $16K stipend, $18K research).
2005-2008Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Australian Weed Management: Postgraduate Project Scholarship (in-kind) (Catford; $3K training, workshops & conference attendance).
2005-2008Land and Water Australia – Environmental Water Allocation Program: Flows and aquatic plants: an historical and experimental approach (Downes, Rutherfurd, Entwisle, Nairn & Catford; $306K).
2005-2006Holsworth Wildlife Research Fund (Catford; $4K research).
2005Fieldwork Scholarship, School of Anthropology, Geography and Environmental Studies, The University of Melbourne (Catford; $1.5K field research).
2004-2008Australian Postgraduate Award (Catford; $65K stipend; over 3.5 years).
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