Lots of media lately from our research group on urban greening and heat

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Applying companion planting to an urban context

Have you ever found yourself wondering how companion planting can be applied in an urban context? I know I have. Well, wonder no longer because we’ve done the thinking for you with the article ‘Using ecological knowledge for landscaping with plants in cities’ that has been published in Ecological Engineering. You can read it by clicking on the link below.


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Urban Tree Inventory is now available

Congratulations to Ale and the Which Plant Where team for their article ‘The Global Urban Tree Inventory: A database of the diverse tree flora that inhabits the world’s cities‘ being published in Global Ecology and Biogeography. Click on the link to have a read. The hard work has paid off!

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Tya’s experiment is harvested

After three months of living in the glasshouses, Tya is finally free from her incarceration. Well done Tya! Also, a massive thanks to Kelly Lee, Selina Kosak and David Coleman for their tireless work in helping harvesting more than 500 plants.

Tya's harvest

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Wendy graduates!!!

Congratulations Wendy on graduating in these crazy times!!! Never has a species of orchid felt so loved as Genoplesium baueri has felt for the last 10 years.

Wendy graduates



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Urban heat in The Conversation

Our article “A solution to cut extreme heat by up to 6 degrees is in our own backyards” has just been published on The Conversation.

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Guyo graduates!!!

Congratulations Guyo on graduating!!! Now that you’re officially a doctor can you have a look at this rash I’ve had for ages.

Guyo's graduation

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Glamming it up at the Eureka Awards

It was a spectacular night at the 2019 Eureka Awards, with the Weed Futures team led by Michelle Leishman & Lesley Hughes Finalists in the Environmental Research category.

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Wendy submits her thesis!

It’s been a big few days for Wendy! In addition to turning 21 and watching her son get married, she also submitted her masters thesis which was the culmination of 10 years of hard work. Congratulations Wendy on the magnificent effort! Orchid enthusiasts watch this space!

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Laura publishes her second paper from her PhD

Congratulations Laura and the Myrtle Rust team on the publication of their article ‘Endangered species face an extra threat: susceptibility to the invasive pathogen Austropuccinia psidii (myrtle rust) in Australia’ in the journal Australasian Plant Pathology. For an epic read check it out using the link http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13313-019-00640-4.

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