Sydney Science Festival: Urban Ecology in a Changing Climate

Dr Manuel Esperon-Rodriguez joined the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working on the project "Which Plant Where".

The "Which Plant Where" project aims to find out which plants are unlikely to thrive under the more extreme climates that Australian cities face; learn from past successes, and stress-test major landscape species to find opportunities to plant new species and varieties.

Dr Esperon-Rodriguez did his PhD at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). His project assessed the vulnerability to climate change of the cloud forest in Mexico. His research mainly focused on plant ecophysiological responses to climate change; he also assessed socio-economic vulnerability in the region. He is skilled in plant ecology, urban ecology, vulnerability, environmental awareness, climate change, and climatology.

This event is part of Inspiring Australia’s Talking Science series as part of Sydney Science Festival in National Science Week.

Sydney Science Festival: Urban Ecology in a Changing Climate
Event Date and Time:

Starts: Monday, 12 August 2019 12:00 PM

Ends: Monday, 12 August 2019 1:30 PM


Chatswood Library 409 Victoria Ave Chatswood New South Wales 2067


Contact Leigh Staas, Project Manager

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