Urban Ecology – Freshwater Ecosystem and Urban Forests
Freshwater ecosystem such as ponds and lakes, streams, rivers, springs, provide water for drinking, sanitation, agriculture, transportation etc. It also creates habitats for a diverse range of flora and fauna.
Urban Forest flora studies help to study and learn about native ecosystem of cities and help mitigate and adapt to climate change. Urban trees study help to bring together citizens and tree enthusiasts from the city’s to celebrate the natural heritage of flora.
Our scientific research programme assists in water & flora resource management in urban and peri-urban areas, help understand the availability and quality of freshwater and urban forest growth, by involving citizen scientists in helping measure pollution in freshwater bodies, local water quality and its impact on ecosystems, biodiversity and human being. Along with this understand of Urban trees also help learning about managing green spaces, phonological features etc.