About me

Location: Room 128, Baldwin Spencer Building (Parkville campus); Room 32, Main Building (Burnley Campus)
Email: k.parris(at)unimelb.edu.au
+61 3 9035 8090


I’m an Associate Professor in the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences at The University of Melbourne.  I am also the Leader of the NESP Hub for Clean Air and Urban Landscapes (CAUL), and an Honorary Associate of the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria.

My research interests include:

  • urban ecology
  • ecology and conservation biology of amphibians
  • bio-acoustics and animal communication
  • field survey methods
  • ecological ethics

I am a keen science communicator, and particularly enjoy sharing stories about ecology and conservation in urban habitats.

Watch a video about my research with colleagues from Arizona State University: Impacts of traffic noise on birds in urban environments.  I look very cool in my sunglasses!  Video made by the Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University.

Field work in Phoenix, Arizona – a big city with a lot of traffic noise!

3 Responses to About me

  1. I’m looking forward to the stories!

  2. Pingback: Traffic Noise | Michael McCarthy's Teaching

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