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  1. New solutions for cooling urban landscapes

    PhD candidate Pui Kwan (Paul) Cheung and A/Prof Stephen Livesley are working on a novel project looking at the use of misting to cool urban landscapes. …


  2. Online workshop: Green Roof Maintenance

    Find link to recording here In this free online1.5-hour workshop, research experts and practitioners in green roof design and maintenance outlined the key maintenance requirements for …


  3. Royal Park Direct Seeding Project

    In late April, almost a million seeds of native meadow species were sown across a 1,300m2 area under eucalypts in Royal Park. The Royal Park Direct …


  4. Moving on to new biodiversity ventures

    Caragh Threlfall is leaving GIRG for University of Sydney, having received a Commonwealth Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (ARC DECRA) for the project Success and the …


  5. PhD News

    Researcher in park

    JULY 2020 Image: PhD candidate Katherine Horsfall at her grassland research plots in Royal Park Road verges provide ecosystem benefits plus new projects in urban grasslands, …


  6. Collaborative ecology in public spaces – shared learnings

    Collaborative research projects in urban ecology and biodiversity were the focus of a March workshop led by GIRG’s Nick Williams with Prof Alexander Felson (Faculty of …


  7. Recent Publications

    JULY 2020 Biochar source material matters Joerg Werdin and colleagues tested the wood of 18 eucalyptus species and found that biochar made from lower density wood …


  8. Bringing nature back to cities: Streetscape Biodiversity Case Study

    The City of Melbourne has released a comprehensive case study of their biodiversity streetscape research project. The project has illustrated how diversifying streetscape plants can have …


  9. Roadmap for Greener Cities

    Green Roof At Skypart

    GIRG researchers Nicholas Williams, Kate Lee, John Rayner and Rachael Bathgate have worked with our industry, government and research partners to develop the Roadmap for Green …


  10. Putting Melbourne’s Green Plans into Practice

    Dr Claire Farrell took part in a lively panel discussion on urban greening as part of an MPavilion event “Living Melbourne: A Practitioner’s Toolkit to Improve …


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