Dr Grey Coupland
Ecology and restoration are Grey’s passions. She holds a PhD in ecology and has undertaken projects investigating mangrove and seagrass ecology, co-ordinated mass transplanting of seagrass to restore lost seagrass habitat off the south west Australian coast, and investigated how marine production subsidies influence arid terrestrial systems. She is currently based at the Harry Butler Institute at Murdoch university. Perhaps her most important experience so far is that of a parent.
Being a parent has made her acutely aware of the environmental crisis facing our planet. Grey feels the importance of bringing the ideas of environmental awareness and stewardship to the next generation. She feels Miyawaki forests are a fantastic way of introducing nature into school, and to enable children and the community to feel that they can make a difference.