In the News


Junk science: dodgy COVID research sparks mini- pandemic as papers retracted [Ascelin Gordon, Crikey, 10 June 2020]

How parking spots could save Melbourne’s small eateries [Thami Croeser, The Age, 3 June 2020]

Could we save Melbourne’s restaurants by allowing them to use public spaces? [Thami Croeser, 3AW Morning Radio, 2 June 2020]

4 ways our streets can rescue restaurants, bars and cafes after coronavirus [Thami Croeser, The Conversation, 29 May 2020]

How Melbourne’s suburbs can become mini office hubs post-coronavirus outbreak [Thami Croeser, Domain, 4 May 2020]

As Humans Hibernate, Animals Take Opportunity to Roam Free [VOA News TV: 27 April 2020]

What is nature doing while we’re in lockdown? [6PR Perth Tonight Radio: 14 April 2020]

Cities struggling to boost urban tree cover [Thami Croeser, BBC, 10 April 2020]

Nurturing Nature, designing a home with biodiversity in mind [Sanctuary Magazine: March 2020]

Urban tree cover on public land improving, but private land needs to be next: experts [Thami Croeser, Domain, 2 March 2020]

Urban tree cover on public land improving, but private land needs to be next: experts [Domain article and interview: March 2nd 2020]

Thousands of city trees have been lost to development, when we need them more than ever [Thami Croeser, The Conversation, 27 February 2020]

Want to help save wildlife after the fires? You can do it in your own backyard [The Conversation, 25 February 2020]

No need to give up on crowded cities – we can make density so much better [Thami Croeser, The Conversation, 19 February 2020]

There’s no need to give up on crowded cities — we can make density so much better [Thami Croeser, ABC, 19 February 2020]


Introducing wildlife back into urban spaces [ABC Radio Life Matters – Separate stories podcast: December 4th, 2019]


The big impact of the little things [Magic Casements: April 18th, 2018]

The future of koalas in Australia, hunting turtles in the NT, and the people who search for the Tassie tiger [ABC triplej HACK: February 14th, 2018]


Pests or pals? How to live in harmony with urban wildlife [ABC Science: December 10th, 2017]

Bring nature back into cities, planners told [GovernmentNews: December 4th, 2017]

Sydneysiders willing to pay a premium for homes near green space, but it’s running out [Domain: March 12th, 2017]

Has the lawn outlived its purpose? [ABC Radio National ‘Blueprints for Living’: March 11th, 2017]


Hanging on to what’s golden [National Environmental Science Programme – Threatened Species Recovery Hub: October 12th, 2016]

Researchers on journey to new discoveries with $2.3m ARC grants [RMIT News: May 23rd, 2016]

A+ for Biodiversity Sensitive Urban Design [Sourceable: April 25th, 2016]

Greener cities the key to happier, healthier, stress-free lives [The Age: January 26th, 2016]

Can cities save bees? [The Nature of Cities: January 20th, 2016]

Sustainability science for urban pollinator research and conservation [Ecojesuit: January 15th, 2016]


City sprawl or skyscraper tall: why can’t Melbourne do urban design better? [The Age: October 11th, 2015]

Social research for threatened species: collaboration and planning [National Environmental Science Programme – Threatened Species Recovery Hub: September 1st, 2015]

Biodiversity offsets may allow governments to double dip [ABC Science: July 23rd, 2015]

Scientists see risk in biodiversity offsets misuse [UQ News: July 23rd, 2015]

Citizen scientists blitz Melbourne’s public spaces [RMIT News: May 1st, 2015]


Pop-up parks provide more than a patch of grass [RMIT News: November 17th, 2014]

Inspiring new generation of environmentalist [Victoria University News: June 24th, 2014]


Is nothing sacred? Public science 2.0 revolutionises scientific practices [Evolution News & Views: October 9th, 2013]

Best of replication and data sharing collection 3 [Political Science Replication: October 2nd, 2013]


Greenhouse calculator can save families big bucks in the long run [The Sydney Morning Herald: July 18th, 2011]

Australian grazing trial ignites debate [Nature News: March 23rd, 2011]

Concerns over alpine cattle grazing trial [ABC News: March 10th, 2011]


More loss than gain in encroaching urban sprawl on threatened open plains [The Sydney Morning Herald: May 31st, 2008]


Losing a world we don’t know [The Age: September 10th, 2005]