Leishman, Michelle

Which Urban Plants Can Take the Heat? Choosing Trees for the Future

Abstract Urban street trees and road verges are subject to huge variation in temperatures, and in recent years have experienced severe heat-waves from climate cycles as well as warming due to the urban heat island effect. The ‘Which Plant Where’ Project at Western Sydney University and Macquarie University initiated a program around screening trees and

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Which Plant where? Species Selection for Urban Greening

Leigh Staas and Michelle Leishman Centre for Smart Green Cities Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, NSW Abstract Australia is a highly urbanized nation and the success of our cities will depend on how we adapt and design our urban regions to deal with population growth and future environmental change. Green infrastructure is an asset

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