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Senior Lecturer In Urban Horticulture, The University of Melbourne

Amy Hahs is an urban ecologist with an established research career investigating how urban landscapes impact the local ecology. Since 1999, Amy has written and co-authored over 70 academic articles and delivered more than 100 talks, lectures and interviews to Australian and international audiences.

Standing as a highly-valued leader in urban ecology research and biodiversity planning, Amy regularly co-organises scientific conferences and workshops for academic and professional participants from around the world. Amy also holds honorary and advisory positions on several scientific boards, and reviews research papers for over 15 specialist journals in the fields of urban ecology, biodiversity, conservation and environment. In her previous role as Director of the specialist consultancy Urban Ecology in Action, Amy worked on a diverse range of building projects to develop green, healthy cities and towns, and conserve resilient ecosystems where we live and work. These projects included providing urban ecology advice to state and local governments, industry, businesses and other organisations to help identify innovative and practical actions that sympathetically integrates biodiversity into urban landscapes. Amy is part of the Green Infrastructure Research Group ( in the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences.


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    Senior Lecturer In Urban Horticulture, University of Melbourne