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i-trees

i-trees

Using sensitive monitoring equipment, i-trees compares the water absorption and cooling rates of different trees and surfaces in a number of sites across the university campus.

http://www.redroseforest.co.uk/web/content/view/228/366/

Project date: 
Monday, January 1, 2007

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Person

Dr Mohammad Rahman

I am primarily interested in plant physiology in terms of plants’ responses and interactions with the environment. I am especially keen to work on gas-exchange (photosynthesis, respiration and transpiration) and also resource-use efficiency across environmental gradients.

While doing my PhD I have investigated the effect of urban trees on adapting our cities to the urban heat island by measuring their growth and transpiration across environmental gradients. I have also attempted to carry out comparative ecophysiological studies on simulated changed climatic scenarios. 

Keywords: 
Cities, Biodiversity, Trees, Climate, Management, Environment, Resources, Sustainability, Mitigation, Urban heat island, Climate change, Resilience, Soil, Plants, Transpiration