Optimising the diversity and resilience of grasses for use in urban environments.

Lead Research Organisation: Aberystwyth University
Department Name: IBERS

Abstract

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Publications

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Description Collaboration on resilience and drought tolerance in grasses in urban environments 
Organisation National Taiwan University
Country Taiwan, Province of China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project brings together grassland scientists, architects and landscape architects to increase the resilience of green infrastructures in the built environment in the UK and in Asia. The IBERS research team brings expertise on grass and legume resilience biology including phenomics and modelling.
Collaborator Contribution The National Taiwan University bring expertise on the benefiit of green and blue infrastructures in the built environment.
Impact This is a new collaboration which seeks to link groups, in the UK and Taiwan, on grass and legume genetics, phenomics and breeding, green infrastructures, landscape ecology and biodiversity, and innovation to tackle the global challenges of urbanisation and climate change through the use of nature-based solutions. Currently we are working on the use of grasses in a phytostabilisation project to reduce negative environmental impacts.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Welsh School of Architecture 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This project brings together grassland scientists, architects and landscape architects to increase the resilience of green infrastructures in the built environment in the UK and in Asia.
Collaborator Contribution The Welsh School of Architecture bring expertise on the modelling and design of green buildings and infrastructure including expertise in Asia and especially in Hong Kong.
Impact The project is ongoing and no outputs or outcomes have arisen yet.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Resilient green infrastructures and cities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with Taipei Representative Office in the UK including Representative Amb. David Yung-Lo Lin and Director of Science and Technology Division Prof Jiun-Huei Proty Wu on future cities and green infrastructure and UK-Taiwan opportunities for collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018