Urban biodiversity is essential to creating a next-generation city
We can better manage the green spaces in the places we live, work and play.
My research group seeks to understand the benefits people get from nature in urban areas. We want to learn how to better manage urban green spaces to contribute to healthier communities, fight climate change, and conserve biodiversity.
To do this, we use field observation and experiments, advanced sensor data and synthesis approaches.
I am a research member of the Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science and a fellow of Concordia’s Loyola Sustainability Research Centre and Science College.
While the idea of “smart cities” may conjure images of technology, my work emphasizes that nature-based solutions play an integral part in ensuring the health and well-being of urban residents.