Urban Environment Project - Biodiversity
Urban biodiversity includes all living things (both plant and animal) that reside in the urban environment. The impacts of a variety of infrastructural developments on urban biodiversity will be explored through enhancing the MOLAND land-use model to include data pertaining to habitats and biodiversity indicators.
Objectives of this sub project include:
- Acquiring distribution/density data for indicators of biodiversity
- Identifying key habitat features that retain, enhance or reduce biodiversity
- Developing and testing a biodiversity sub-model for the MOLAND model based on the findings
- Make recommendations for the extent and design of green spaces compatible with different degrees of biodiversity