Integrative Ecology Lab

Collaborations

Much of the work undertaken in the Integrative Ecology Lab is collaborative and we have enjoyed and benefited from collaborating with a range of colleagues. The interdisciplinary nature of much our work is that there is always a great deal to be learned from the perspectives of other scientists and most postgraduates in the lab have associate supervisors; providing expertise and insights from different viewpoints. Collaborators within The University of Sydney’s School of Life and Environmental Sciences including Prof Peter Banks, A/Prof Clare Macarthur, Dr Tanya Latty, A/Prof Mathew Crowther and A/Prof Ross Coleman. Outside the school, we regularly collaborate with Dr Caragh Threlfall (The University of Melbourne), Dr John Martin (Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney), Dr Dave Kendal, Dr Lisa Given (Swinburne University of Technology), Dr Brad Law (DPI) and Dr Cameron Webb (USYD).

We also work extensively with agencies outside the ivory tower. I am the lead researcher on a collaborative Policy Lab project ‘Nature Based Solutions: rewildling policy and practice’; where we are working with the National Parks Association of NSW, The Royal Botanic Gardens and Sydney’s local councils to address policy barriers in urban ecology.

I am also currently involved in two ARC Linkage projects examining urban ecology and greenspace in cities. ‘Managing urban trees for people and biodiversity’ is led by A/Prof Steve Livesley at the University of Melbourne; and the other, ‘Designing greenspace for biodiversity and humans’, is led by Prof Sarah Bekessy and Luis Mata at the RMIT.

We also work extensively with agencies outside the ivory tower. I am the lead researcher on a collaborative Policy Lab project ‘Nature Based Solutions: rewildling policy and practice’; where we are working with the National Parks Association of NSW, The Royal Botanic Gardens and Sydney’s local councils to address policy barriers in urban ecology.

I am also currently involved in two ARC Linkage projects examining urban ecology and greenspace in cities. ‘Managing urban trees for people and biodiversity’ is led by A/Prof Steve Livesley at the University of Melbourne; and the other, ‘Designing greenspace for biodiversity and humans’, is led by Prof Sarah Bekessy and Luis Mata at the RMIT.

Dr Jonno Webb, SoBS with the latest in high-tech field recording equipment Dr Gerry Cassis, Australian Museum
Dieter and Jonno at their site near Yalwal A/Prof Mike Thompson