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Roisin O'Riordan

Formerly at Lancaster University

Research overview

Roisin is a PhD student working on urban soils and ecosystem services. Her research focuses on urban soil carbon, the effect of soil sealing by pavements and roads on soil carbon and the distribution of carbon down the urban soil profile. She is also interested in how urban soil supports the provision of ecosystem services in cities. Roisin’s previous work as a landscape architect and in an environmental charity feeds into her interest in how ecosystem services are being used in research, NGOs and consultancy. She is particularly interested in getting ecosystem services into planning as a force for protecting urban ecosystems and their functioning, and creating more sustainable cities.

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