Tapper, Nigel

The influence of increasing tree cover on mean radiant temperature across a mixed development suburb in Adelaide, Australia

The implementation of trees in urban environments can mitigate outdoor thermal stress. Growing global urban population and the risk of heatwaves, compounded by development driven urban warmth (the urban heat island), means more people are at risk of heat stress in our cities…

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The influence of urban canyon microclimate and contrasting photoperiod on the physiological response of street trees and the potential benefits of water sensitive urban design

Street trees play an important role in helping cities to adapt to multiple environmental perturbations resulting from urbanization, such as changes to the urban water cycle…

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Water balance and tree water use dynamics in remnant urban reserves

Highlights Enough water to the sites despite urban surroundings and different water regimes. Groundwater contributes 30–40% of the total transpiration during the driest periods. Transpiration is 3–16% of total daily transpiration during night-time heat stress. Abstract During the expansion of urban areas, small natural reserves have often been left intact within the built environment as central

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Assessing vegetation response to irrigation strategies and soil properties in an urban reserve in southeast Australia

Increasing urban green spaces and canopy cover requires careful planning of irrigation strategies, especially in arid and semiarid areas. This study investigates how vegetation cover and irrigation affect the water balance and vegetation productivity of a small urban reserve in the Melbourne metropolitan area, Australia…

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