Margaret Grose is an ecologist and landscape architect, and an agricultural scientist, with a broad knowledge base across ecological science and landscape architecture.
Her research focusses on articulating synergies between ecology and landscape architecture and on approaches to teaching the translation of scientific ideas into design. She explores ecological knowledge for designers, artificial light at night, ecological agriculture and conservation, trees in the landscape, public open space, and tree colour as a component of botanical conservation. She has published sixty papers. Her book, Constructed Ecologies: Critical Reflections on Ecology with Design, was published in 2017; this contains new concepts for landscape architecture. She is currently working on other books.
In 2016 Margaret was Visiting Scholar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, at the Center for Advanced Urbanism. In June 2017, she addressed the transmission of ecological knowledge to practice to young academics from across China at Tongji University, Shanghai. In 2018, she was awarded a Sargent Visiting Scholar from Harvard University and was based at the Arnold Arboretum and the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology.
Margaret has been at the University of Melbourne since 2007. She teaches undergraduate and graduate landscape architecture core subjects on ecology and design.
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