Dr Georgia Garrard

Project Leader
RMIT University

Georgia is an ecologist and Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Interdisciplinary Conservation Science Research Group at RMIT University.

Her research has focussed on improving the conservation of biodiversity and she has previously worked on projects related to urban biodiversity conservation, imperfect detectability and informative Bayesian priors in ecology.

Her recent research, supported by The Myer Foundation, investigated how different approaches to urban development and planning can result in benefits for biodiversity and people.

Georgia is interested in the human dimensions of biodiversity conservation and is currently involved in a range of interdisciplinary conservation projects, including an ARC Linkage Project investigating the biodiversity and human wellbeing benefits of urban green spaces.

She is currently exploring how communication and message framing influences community support for threatened species conservation as part of the National Environmental Science Programme's Threatened Species Recovery Hub.