Dr Laura Mumaw

Laura is a PhD Graduate in the Interdisciplinary Conservation Science Research Group.

Her PhD explores how community capacity for biodiversity stewardship can be grown using a case study of a community and local government collaboration to conserve indigenous biota across their landscape.

Research interests

  • Urban socio-ecology
  • Wildlife gardening
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Pro-environmental behaviour
  • Environmental education
  • Wildlife conservation


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