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.
I am a plant ecologist with particular expertise in the effects of the surrounding landscape on grassland plants. I’ve been working on urban ecology in particular, looking at how urbanization affects native grasslands.