Habitat Network - small bird habitat specialist
Sue Stevens is a Sydney-based ecologist who has special interests in bird-vegetation relationships in
urban areas and in community biodiversity education.
Sue holds a Bachelors degree in Business and
completed a Masters degree in Natural Resources through the University of New England in 2007.
Sue’s masters’ studies focussed on vegetation ecology and ecosystem management, and she completed
a research project and thesis on Small Bird Habitat in the Urban Landscape. Sue has worked as
Project Officer for Sydney Weeds Committee, Birds Australia and the Future of Australia’s Threatened
Ecosystems program at the University of NSW.
She also has many years of experience facilitating
volunteer Landcare groups on ecosystem restoration and revegetation projects, and has presented
workshops on urban biodiversity to a number of community groups and at festivals. This has included
working closely with the NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change/Ethnic Communities Council
of NSW’s bilingual educators to assist in bringing information on urban biodiversity to people from
culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Sue now works as a consultant ecologist, with a
special interest in small bird habitats. Recent projects include the Glebe/Forest Lodge Superb
– see report here.
Sue also has a strong knowledge of Sydney’s natural vegetation through her work as a bush regenerator
and is keen to promote a deeper understanding of bird-vegetation relationships and human-biodiversity
relationships among the whole community. You can invite Sue to visit your site, public or private,
large or small, and help you assess its existing value and future potential for small bird habitat, or
invite her to speak to your group about urban bird habitat and backyard biodiversity.
You can contact Sue via the Habitat Network by emailing [email protected]