Diploma of Horticulture, Bachelor of Applied Science (Parks Recreation and Heritage) Hons, PhD
Lisa Smallbone is a lecturer with the School of Environmental Sciences. Lisa has been a researcher in ecology since 2005 working on a wide range of projects from small scale glasshouse experiments to large scale landscape biodiversity research. Research projects have included urban biodiversity, woodland understory restoration and landscape change modelling using historic air photos and GIS predictive algorithms. Lisa completed her PhD thesis ‘Understanding Bird Responses in Regenerating Agricultural Landscapes’ in 2014. This research looked at how woodland birds responded to natural bush regeneration on abandoned farmland and how bird communities might change in the future as landscapes regenerate. Since then she has taught vegetation, wildlife, ecology, soil processes and resource management subjects for the School of Environmental Science at CSU. Lisa is passionate about urban ecology and biodiversity and the life changing opportunities education creates for people from a diversity of backgrounds. Lisa is also a high level coach and sweep in the sport of Dragon Boat racing with a number of National and World championship titles.