Dr Gyongyver Julia Kadas

Dr Gyongyver Kadas is an academic specializing in urban biodiversity and green roof ecology. In 2012, Gyongyver set up the Kadas Green Roof Ecology Research Centre at the University of Haifa.

Gyongyver graduated in Zoology at Royal Holloway University of London. Her Masters degree in species conservation produced a thesis on green roof ecology which became the baseline study for biodiversity of green roofs in the UK.

Gyongyver’s doctorate at Royal Holloway has helped the design and construction of thousands of square metres of London green roofs, establishing the concept of biodiverse green roofs in the capital.

Gyongyer’s doctoral thesis was published in 2010 and she has contributed to many academic journals and green roof guidelines. She also established a wildlife education centre where she teaches ecology to schoolchildren and is an active beekeeper.