Conservation

Islands in the sky

Scientists use rooftop gardens to help conserve endangered plant species.

Roof top gardens aren’t just a quasi hipster architect’s dream concept, but really help insulate and cool buildings, capture rainwater and provide locally sourced food. Scientists are now extending their uses  to help conserve endangered plant species.

Learn more about how roof top gardens are being used to help with species conservation in Melbourne

Go to full New Scientist article

 

Featured image: The Hallelujah Mountains from Avatar – floating islands that circulate slowly in  magnetic currents like icebergs at sea (image from www.wallconvert.com)

This article was also published on Prof Andy Lowe’s research group’s blog https://biodiversityrevolution.wordpress.com

Prof Andy Lowe is a British-Australian scientist and expert on plants and trees, particularly the monitoring, management and utilisation of genetic, biological and ecosystem resources. He has discovered new species, lost forests, championed to eliminate illegally logged timber in global supply chains, served the UN’s Office of Drugs and Crime and has been responsible for securing multi-million dollar research funding. He is an experienced and respected executive leader, as well as mid-career mentor. Andy is the inaugural Director of Food Innovation at the University of Adelaide serving as the external face for all significant food industry and government sectors across South Australia, and the world.

1 comment on “Islands in the sky

  1. Pingback: Rewilding; not just for plants and animals – Prof Andy Lowe

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