Creating Green, Healthy, Resilient and Liveable Cities
Dr Amy Hahs
Director, Urban Ecology into Action
Amy Hahs (PhD) is an urban ecologist, with a keen interest in understanding the interplay between biodiversity and urban environments. She has extensive research experience in the field of urban ecology, working directly on projects studying how urban vegetation and habitat features influence the biodiversity in those spaces, how to conserve indigenous plants and animals, and how to incorporate positive biodiversity outcomes into the design and management of urban landscapes.
Amy also has over eight years of experience in providing advice and information related to urban ecology and biodiversity to local and state government agencies in Australia and overseas. As the Director of Urban Ecology in Action, Amy is committed to providing decision-makers with the most recent urban ecology knowledge to help make cities that support people and biodiversity.
By actively combining research and practice, Amy’s goal is to help develop green, healthy cities and towns, and conserve resilient ecological systems in areas where people live and work. Amy is a regular contributor to The Nature of Cities, and is VP-Research of the Ecological Society of Australia. An example of her work has recently been published by Foreground: Soft Cities: Making room for nature in our urban future .
This event is supported by the Ballarat STEM Network in partnership with the Ballarat Tech School and the Inspiring Australia – Science Engagement Program in support of community life long learning.