Nicholas Williams

Associate Professor in Urban Ecology and Urban Horticulture, University of Melbourne

Nick has over 20 years of urban ecology and urban green infrastructure research experience and is recognised as an international expert in these fields. He has broad research interests and has worked with plant physiologists, engineers, horticulturalists and environmental psychologists to develop one of the world’s leading green roof research programs that has significantly contributed to the development of the Australian green roof industry. Nick co-leads the Green Infrastructure Research Group (GIRG) at The University of Melbourne, and is the Urban Greening Theme Leader in the Commonwealth government’s National Environmental Science Program Clean Air and Urban Landscapes research hub. He has published more than 60 scientific papers many in high impact journals, has four papers recognised as ISI highly cited (top 1 % in the field) and presents his research regularly at national and international conferences. He is actively involved in community and professional management of urban bushland reserves


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Urban Ecology and Urban Horticulture, University of Melbourne


  • 2006 
    University of Melbourne, PhD