Dr Amy Hahs

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Dr Amy Hahs is an urban ecologist with an established research career investigating how urban landscapes impact the local ecology. Amy is a is a senior lecturer in Urban Horticulture in the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences and works on a diverse range of building projects to develop green, healthy cities and towns, and conserve resilient ecosystems where we live and work.

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.

Projects

Scoping current challenges and best-practice examples of cities’ biodiversity strategies

Publications

Affiliations

  • Vice President- Research, Ecological Society of Australia (2016 – present)
  • Advisory committee, The Nature of Cities Global Summit, Sorbonne University, Paris, France (2019)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Urban Ecology, Oxford University Press (2018 – present)
  • Member, Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (2017 – present)
  • Steering committee member, UrBioNet Research Coordination Network (RCN) funded by U.S. National Science Foundation (2014 – present)
  • Member, British Ecological Society (2013 to present)