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RMIT is proud to host this free lecture with researcher and biodiversity specialist Dr Georgia Garrard of RMIT University.
As urban sprawl expands across the globe, planners and ecologists must come together to promote innovative approaches to conservation.
Dr Georgia Garrard will discuss the importance of incorporating natural habitats within cities to support wildlife conservation and improve human health and well-being. She will also showcase her work in biodiversity and how her research is helping to re-imagine cities.
This RMIT event is part of the Sustainable Living Festival.
About Dr Georgia Garrard
Dr Georgia Garrard is a research fellow in RMIT’s Interdisciplinary Conservation Science Research Group, a team of researchers that seeks to engage in high impact, interdisciplinary and collaborative research to find solutions to applied environmental problems.
Since beginning her PhD at RMIT in 2005, Georgia has researched and published widely on technical and policy issues around biodiversity conservation, including planning for biodiversity in cities, increased rigour in environmental impact assessments, ecological modelling, environmental decision making and the role of scientists in public discussions about conservation.
Her most recent work draws on the social sciences and focuses on topics such as the importance of nature for creating liveable cities, and how the ways in which we engage with nature and deliver environmental messages influence behaviours and attitudes towards biodiversity conservation.
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