Jasmine Green Talks Plants And Cities


All right. Jasmine green thank you. So much for coming on the podcast. How about we start off by telling everyone a little bit about who you are and what it is. You do sir jasmine green. I am a pg candidate at uc davis. And i studied plants in vacant. Lots and more broadly plants in cities and generally urban ecology so. I definitely didn't start out as a plant person per se and so it's been an incredible journey. I think in grad school mostly as far as getting really introduced to plant and all the cool things that they do. Ecosystem is the collagen wise largely. I would say. I was more interested from a landscape perspective of what could deal and my in my department of plant sciences department which has a real focus on the people side of research. I would say more like applied research. And that's where our lab which does urban ecology work really fit in because as you mentioned urban districts are really complex and large part of that complexity comes from them being designed for people so a lot of you know the traditional kind of theory of like how communities are structured or how ecosystems are formed in succession in. That kind of stuff is really really different. People are the ultimate like each constructors. You know they can. They've designed this entire system. That is really in the interest of this one species which humans so from from my point of view. I started as a masters student. And i was looking at yard. Transformation so looking at lawns like in like single family homes and so in california. Which is very i go to school where you live right now. One of the main ecological issues in environmental issues drought and saving water. For you know for those drought times to make sure enough water considered for people years for there to be used in agriculture and also to maintain for environmental quality

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