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Using sensitive monitoring equipment, i-trees compares the water absorption and cooling rates of different trees and surfaces in a number of sites across the university campus.

Project date: 
Monday, January 1, 2007



Dr Mohammad Rahman

I am primarily interested in plant physiology in terms of plants’ responses and interactions with the environment. I am especially keen to work on gas-exchange (photosynthesis, respiration and transpiration) and also resource-use efficiency across environmental gradients.

While doing my PhD I have investigated the effect of urban trees on adapting our cities to the urban heat island by measuring their growth and transpiration across environmental gradients. I have also attempted to carry out comparative ecophysiological studies on simulated changed climatic scenarios. 

Cities, Biodiversity, Trees, Climate, Management, Environment, Resources, Sustainability, Mitigation, Urban heat island, Climate change, Resilience, Soil, Plants, Transpiration