Urban Ecology and Biodiversity
Helping people and nature thrive in built environments
Urban ecology helps people and nature coexist in built environments, from individual organisms through to large-scale ecological systems, for more sustainable cities.
- Development and assessment of a streetscape biodiversity planting palette
- Ecosystem services from golf courses and urban parks
- Biodiversity in urban community gardens
Our research impact
We advance urban ecology knowledge of the diversity and distribution of organisms in cities, how urbanisation affects their ecology and the ecosystem processes that sustain them.
We offer governments, building owners, the construction industry and design community smart solutions to help nature thrive alongside humans in different types of green infrastructure such as remnant natural areas, parks, green roofs, home gardens, rain gardens, community gardens and golf courses.