The Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University is seeking to appoint an energetic and innovative Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Spatial Data Analysis in under the Green Cities Initiative – which plant, where, when database for growing urban space. This five-year project will facilitate sustainable Green Cities by unlocking opportunities to develop sustainable and resilient urban green spaces. The successful applicant and engage with the industry partners NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, Horticultural Innovations Australia (HIA) and various stakeholders associated with the project. The main objective of this project is to gain a detailed understanding of what plant species/varieties to establish in different environmental and climatic contexts. Expected research outcomes include predictions of suitable native and exotic species/varieties in urban environments throughout Australia. The research will be published in peer-reviewed articles and in scientific journals. In addition, advice will be provided to industry partners on the suitability and viability of different plant material for a range of planting contexts.
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