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Leigh Staas

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Biography

Leigh Staas is the Associate Director for Engagement & Research Partnerships at Macquarie University’s Centre for Smart Green Cities. She uses her scientific background and stakeholder engagement skills to develop user-centred research projects that will create smarter, greener and liveable cities. 

Leigh has worked extensively between academia, local and state government and industry for over 12 years. She is an expert in developing and leading multidisciplinary research projects that solve real-world problems, particularly in the area of green infrastructure, climate change adaptation, biodiversity and smart technology. 

Leigh is the Program Manager for the Which Plant Where project, a collaboration between Macquarie University, Western Sydney University, the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and Hort Innovation. This national five year program is aligning science with industry experience to develop an online tool that will identify species that will be resilient to future climate change.

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    Our cities need more trees, but some commonly planted ones won't survive climate change

    Ossola, A., Burley, H., Staas, L., Beaumont, L., Leishman, M. & Gallagher, R., 19 Nov 2019, The Conversation Yearbook 2019. Watson, J. (ed.). Carlton: Victoria: Melbourne University Press, 2 p.

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  • Our cities need more trees, but some commonly planted ones won’t survive climate change

    Ossola, A., Burley, H., Staas, L., Beaumont, L., Leishman, M. & Gallagher, R., 26 Jul 2019, The Conversation.

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    Blueprint for living cities: policy to practice

    Davies, P., Corkery, L., Nipperess, D., Barnett, G., Bishop, M., Hochuli, D., Hose, G., Joei, C., Lin, B., Keane, A., Osmond, P., Pelleri, N., Staas, L., Threlfall, C., van den Berg, F. & Wilkinson, S., May 2017, National Green Infrastructure Network. 67 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

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    Urban ecology: theory, policy and practice in New South Wales, Australia

    Davies, P., Corkery, L., Nipperess, D. A., van den Berg, F., Joei, C., Bishop, M., Staas, L., Hose, G., Pelleri, N., Osmond, P., Keane, A., Hochuli, D., Barnett, G., Lin, B., Threlfall, C. & Wilkinson, S., 2017, National Green Infrastructure Network. 378 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

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    Prizes

    2017 BHERT Award for Outstanding Collaboration for National (non-economic) Benefit

    Lesley Hughes (Recipient), Michelle Leishman (Recipient), Leigh Staas (Recipient), Rachael Gallagher (Recipient), Nola Hancock (Recipient), Linda Beaumont (Recipient), Victoria Graham (Recipient), Timothy J. Ralph (Recipient), Hsing-Chung Chang (Recipient), Kerrie Tomkins (Recipient), Emilie-Jane Ens (Recipient) & Melanie Bishop (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Honorary award

    Faculty of Science and Engineering Award for Excellence in Research

    Michelle Leishman (Recipient), Lesley Hughes (Recipient), Tori Graham (Recipient), Linda Beaumont (Recipient), Melanie Bishop (Recipient), Rachael Gallagher (Recipient), Nola Hancock (Recipient), Kerrie Tomkins (Recipient), Hsing-Chung Chang (Recipient), Emilie-Jane Ens (Recipient), Leigh Staas (Recipient) & Tim Ralph (Recipient), 24 Nov 2017

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  • Activities

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    Research and resources to build green life resilience in urban environments

    Leigh Staas (Speaker)
    4 Mar 2020

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    How much would you be willing to pay for shade?

    Leigh Staas (Speaker)
    19 Nov 2019

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    Diversity = Opportunity

    Leigh Staas (Speaker)
    13 Nov 2019

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    Creating inspiring places to work

    Leigh Staas (Speaker)
    8 Aug 2019

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    How much would you be willing to pay for shade?

    Leigh Staas (Speaker)
    21 Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk