Tyler King

Tyler is a passionate environmental advocate, educator, and researcher. He studied Environmental Science at the University of New South Wales and is currently completing a PhD in urban environmental management at Deakin University. Tyler’s research focuses on how wildlife-friendly spaces are established and maintained by local residents, community groups, and local councils in Melbourne. His research is situated at the intersection of ecology, anthropology, and urban geography, and aims to inform more ethical and inclusive approaches in environmental management, conservation, and planning.

Tyler has been involved with a number of research projects, which has included measuring the ecological impacts of small urban greening actions, endangered shorebird monitoring on Phillip Island, and assessing sheath-tail bat distribution in northern Australia. He has also worked as an environmental educator, facilitating citizen science programs focused on urban biodiversity in both primary and secondary schools. Outside of his role at the EcoCentre, Tyler is employed as a sessional academic across different institutions, including the Office of Environmental Programs at the University of Melbourne.

The EcoCentre acknowledges the Kulin Nations, including the Yalukit Willam clan of the Boon Wurrung language group, traditional custodians of the land on which we are located.

We pay respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other First Nations and Elder members of our multicultural community.