Dr Claire Farrell

Dr Claire Farrell is a senior lecturer at the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences, The University of Melbourne

Claire’s research focus is on using green infrastructure to improve liveability in cities. As a plant scientist, much of her research has focused on understanding plant tolerances to improve survival and stormwater retention in green roofs, walls and urban plantings. In the Woody Meadow Project, Claire’s researching how naturalistic plantings of Australian shrubs can improve the appearance, resilience and function of low maintenance landscapes.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.