[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP150103135]
Researchers A/Prof Marco Amati; Dr Stephen Livesley; A/Prof Cristopher Brack
Brief description Urban forests provide a range of ecosystem services including temperature regulation and rainfall capture. But measuring these benefits is currently prohibitively costly and inaccurate. This project will solve this by developing a new model of urban forest ecosystem services that uses remotely sensed three dimensional data to map canopy cover. Models using this data, which is being collected by an increasing number of governments, represents a novel advance on the established methodology that requires expensive and time-consuming fieldwork. The advancements made in this research will mean that environmental planners will be able to better plan the urban forest so that cities are more liveable and resilient in the face of climate change.
Funding Amount 274326
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects