Professor Alan York
BSc (Hons), PhD
Board member since 2017
Alan advises the Conservation Ecology Centre on our scientific programs and partnerships with universities.
Alan leads the Fire Ecology and Biodiversity research program within The University of Melbourne’s School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences. His research group, based at Creswick, is currently investigating how fire causes patterns in the landscape, and how plants and animals respond to these patterns.
Alan has been involved in applied ecological research for over 35 years; working primarily in universities and State research agencies in NSW and Victoria.
“Having grown up in a bushland setting on what was then the outskirts of Sydney, I have always had a love of nature and all it has to offer. The care and management of our natural environment must follow best practice and be underpinned by scientific evidence; I am very fortunate to be able to work with the CEC and other stakeholders in the Otways to get the best outcomes from their research and conservation endeavours.”