Moving on to new biodiversity ventures

Caragh Threlfall is leaving GIRG for University of Sydney, having received a Commonwealth Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (ARC DECRA) for the project Success and the city: biodiversity responses in urban environments.

Through developing and testing a framework linking urban expansion and biodiversity change, her project aims to identify favourable conditions that support biodiversity in the face of global urbanisation. Caragh has been an integral member of GIRG since 2011, collaborating on a range of urban biodiversity projects including ecosystem services from golf courses, parks and gardens, and the development and assessment of a streetscape biodiversity planting palette. Caragh has also been a Project Leader for the Shared Urban Habitat research stream as part of the National Clean Air & Urban Landscapes Hub. We wish Caragh well in her endeavours and look forward to collaborating with her in future.