Amy Hahs is an urban ecologist with an established research career investigating how urban landscapes impact the local ecology. Since 1999, Amy has written and co-authored over 100 academic articles and delivered more than 70 talks, lectures and interviews to Australian and international audiences.
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.Amy is part of the Green Infrastructure Research Group (www.thegirg.org) in the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences.
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Urban impacts across realms: Making the case for inter-realm monitoring and management
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The seven lamps of planning for biodiversity in the city
Kirsten M Parris, Marco Amati, Sarah A Bekessy, Danielle Dagenais, Ole Fryd, Amy K Hahs, Dominique Hes, Samantha J Imberger, Stephen J Livesley, Adrian J Marshall, Jonathan R Rhodes, Caragh G Threlfall, Reid Tingley, Rodney van der Ree, Christopher J Walsh, Marit L Wilkerson, Nicholas SG Williams
Journal article | 2018 | Cities
Functional trait changes in the floras of 11 cities across the globe in response to urbanization
Estibaliz Palma, Jane A Catford, Richard T Corlett, Richard P Duncan, Amy K Hahs, Michael A McCarthy, Mark J McDonnell, Ken Thompson, Nicholas SG Williams, Peter A Vesk
Journal article | 2017 | Ecography
Hierarchical filters determine community assembly of urban species pools
Myla FJ Aronson, Charles H Nilon, Christopher A Lepczyk, Tommy S Parker, Paige S Warren, Sarel S Cilliers, Mark A Goddard, Amy K Hahs, Cecilia Herzog, Madhusudan Katti, Frank A La Sorte, Nicholas SG Williams, Wayne Zipperer
Journal article | 2016 | Ecology
The Little Things that Run the City: How do Melbourne’s green spaces support insect biodiversity and ecosystem health?
Luis MATA, Christopher IVES, Georgia GARRARD, Ascelin GORDON, Anna BACKSTROM, Kate Cranney, Tessa Smith, Laura Stark, Daniel Bickel, Saul Cunningham, Dieter HOCHULI, Mallik Malipatil, Melinda MOIR, Michaela Plein, Nick Porch, Linda Semeraro, Rachel Standish, Ken WALKER, Peter Vesk, Kristen Parris, et al.
Report | 2015
Plant traits and extinction in urban areas: a meta-analysis of 11 cities
Richard P Duncan, Steven E Clemants, Richard T Corlett, Amy K Hahs, Michael A McCarthy, Mark J McDonnell, Mark W Schwartz, Ken Thompson, Peter A Vesk, Nicholas SG Williams
Journal article | 2011 | Global Ecology and Biogeography
A conceptual framework for predicting the effects of urban environments on floras
Nicholas SG Williams, Mark W Schwartz, Peter A Vesk, Michael A McCarthy, Amy K Hahs, Steven E Clemants, Richard T Corlett, Richard P Duncan, Briony A Norton, Ken Thompson, Mark J McDonnell
Journal article | 2009 | Journal of Ecology
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Ecological Society of Australia Student Travel Grant
American Meteorological Society Student Travel Grant
John S Turner Postgraduate Scholarship
School of Botany Postgraduate Student Travel Award
Melbourne Abroad Scholarship Scheme for Postgraduates
Australian Postgraduate Award (with Stipend)
Senior Lecturer In Urban Horticulture
Ecosystem And Forest Sciences
International Association of Landscape Ecology
British Ecological Society
American Meteorological Society
International Association of Landscape Ecology- Australasian Chapter
Ecological Society of Australia
Field Naturalists Club of Victoria
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours)
University of Melbourne