Research Projects

In workshops held across Australia as part of the 202020Vision roadshow, there was a consistent call for a tool that could be used to select plants backed by evidence and data on climate, species, position and other features.

The Which Plant Where research program aims to test the performance of major and new urban landscape species with scientific validity and accuracy under new and more extreme urban conditions.

We'll be engaging with interested participants to develop case study sites, conduct field and landscape trials, and hear from you what works well in developing the Which Plant Where Plant Selector tool.

 

Species Attributes And Climatic Tolerance

Species Attributes And Climatic Tolerance

The first module will focus on fifty plant species identified in the project’s Target Species List, and will develop maps that demonstrate each species’ suitability to both current and future climates across Australia.
Successes And Failures

Successes And Failures

There are many factors that contribute to the success or failure of urban plantings. These factors form the basis for the second module of the Which Plant Where research program.
Heat And Drought-Tolerant Species That Will Thrive

Heat And Drought-Tolerant Species That Will Thrive

Some plants can cope with adverse weather conditions better than others, and it is important to understand just how much heat and drought stress each of our target species could potentially tolerate. Using both glasshouse and field trial sites, we will be subjecting our target species to some of the toughest conditions they are likely to face over the coming century.
Developing The Interactive Plant Features Tool

Developing The Interactive Plant Features Tool

The ultimate aim of this research is a user-friendly Interactive Plant Features Tool that offers you the ability to select the right plants for your region. Covering all of Australia's major urban climate zones, this Plant Selector will give you confidence that you are choosing plants that have been tested for your region and that are available in your region from selected nurseries. The Interactive Plant Features Tool is due out in 2021.