Ecologist, educator and artist
Amelie is an ecologist, educator and artist in her final PhD year at the University of Sydney. Amelie researches the role of community gardens and urban green spaces for promoting pollinating insect biodiversity. She also designs educational programs that connect youth with local ecology, inviting them to be co-creators of ecological research and science communications.
Inspired by her studies, Amelie writes original Ecology PoP music as “Amelie Ecology” and has performed at festivals, schools and in communities across Australia and Japan.
Amelie has facilitated over 100 workshops for all ages on the ecology of native bees, urban permaculture and designing for biodiversity. Amelie was awarded the Ecological Society of Australia and NSW OEH award for Outstanding Outreach in 2019, and Dean’s Award for Citizenship and Outreach in 2020.
Amelie became an insect ecologist because she never lost her wonder at the amazing world of invertebrates and their fascinating lives. Her dream is to share this wonder with our broader community – because you can be an ecologist too!
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