Much of the testing and research phases will be conducted at the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment at Western Sydney University and this workshop gained feedback from more than 45 participants from nursery, council and landscape industries.
The glasshouses will be used to test for the impacts of combined high temperatures (including heatwaves but also warm days and nights) plus elevated carbon dioxide and occasional drought or flooding.
From past research, we know that these combined effects make a big difference, much more than one factor on its own, on how plants perform in the long run and how newly planted selections fare in their first few years of establishment.
To ensure that our research and tools are relevant to end-users, we explored questions such as:
- What factors influence your decisions for plant selection?
- What are your top species choices for urban areas, and why?
- What tools and resources do you use for species selection?
- Notable planting success and failures within your urban environment
- Possible demonstration sites for research and testing
Event Date and Time:
Starts: Tuesday, 11 April 2017 9:00 AM
Ends: Tuesday, 11 April 2017 1:00 PM
Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment Western Sydney University Eucalypt Room, upstairs in Building R2 Bourke Street Richmond NSW 2753
Contact Leigh Staas, Project Manager
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