Dr Nick Williams is a plant ecologist at the University of Melbourne. Nick’s research investigates the ecology of urban areas in particular, grassland ecology and restoration, green infrastructure for climate change adaptation and weed invasions. Nick’s research has highlighted how surrounding landscapes influence the processes that occur in remnant habitats, such as edge effects and local extinctions, and, has developed ways to make urban areas more biodiversity friendly.
If you’re interested in working in native grasslands I’d suggest you do a Science or Resource Management degree at University. These qualifications will enable you to work as a park ranger, environmental planner or potentially a conservation officer in local government. They’re all looking after our native grasslands in both rural and urban environments.