Managing urban trees for people and wildlife (ARC Linkage Project administered by the University of Melbourne) (2016–2020)

Abstract:
Local governments spend millions of dollars planting and maintaining urban trees every year. Existing research provides little guidance to these land managers when making critical decisions in a rapidly changing social and physical environment. This project will explore the effects of different urban tree types and plantings upon people and wildlife in the Cities of Melbourne, Moreland and Ballarat so they can better plan their future urban forests. The project will combine tree inventory data with new information on the social and ecological effects of trees (e.g. human well-being, bird diversity) to guide future tree management decisions that lead to better social and environmental outcomes for Australia¿s cities into the future.
Grant type:
University of Melbourne
Researchers:
  • Professor
    School of the Environment
    Faculty of Science
    Professor
    School of the Environment
    Faculty of Science
    Affiliate of Centre for Biodiversit
    Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science
    Faculty of Science
Funded by:
The University of Melbourne