Justin Oogjes

PhD Student

The University of Melbourne
Email: joogjes@student.unimelb.edu.au
Supervisors: Dr Peter Rayner, Dr Steve Livesley

Thesis Title

Actual water usage and associated microclimate benefits of urban forests in mitigating UHI.

Biography

Justin's research is on further quantifying and reducing uncertainty in biosphere-atmosphere moisture fluxes and their impact on UHI through the measurement of actual moisture uptake of urban forests. Urban green space, and particularly trees are seen as a key strategy in helping to reduce the Urban heat Island effect and providing a healthier urban environment through shade and evapotranspiration. Justin's research involves looking at actual water uptake of trees to better understand biosphere-atmosphere moisture fluxes.

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