现代生物学系列报告

(学术报告2019-09-16) Are urban greenspaces safe for nature and humans alike?

发布时间:2019-09-12 

报告题目:Are urban greenspaces safe for nature and humans alike?

报告人:Johan Kotze副教授

报告时间:9月16日 14:30-16:00
报告地点:农业与生物学院创新楼B-437

邀请人:惠楠 副教授

 

 

报告人简介:

       Kotze博士研究无脊椎动物和植物对城市环境的适应,例如城市绿地(如森林,公园,绿色屋顶)如何为各种生物提供生态系统服务和栖息地。Kotze博士的另一项专长是生态统计学分析及模型的建立。发表文章近百篇。

 

英文摘要:

       I will briefly introduce a research proposal which our team is currently developing, with the aim of including four cities: Lahti (Finland), Seoul (South Korea), Shanghai and Shenyang (China). Urban greenspace is aesthetically-pleasing for the enjoyment and health benefits of urban residents. But, are these greenspaces environmentally safe – and sustainable – especially given that they often reside in highly polluted urban settings? Herein lies a conundrum; people are more disconnected from nature than ever before due to rapid urbanisation, yet connecting to urban nature may not necessarily have health benefits if highly polluted. The focus of this proposal is three-fold; i) the characterization of toxicants (including metals), and ii) the microbial community (‘missing beneficial microbes’) in soils across urban-rural gradients in highly-polluted cities in Asia, and iii) the use of traits in an insect group, here carabid beetles, as indicators of pollution stress and thus soil health.

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