Safeguarding wildlife through landscape design

Landscape Architecture PhD candidate Amin Rastandeh looks at whether urban green spaces can help safeguard indigenous wildlife against climate change.

Landscape Architecture PhD candidate Amin Rastandeh

I am based in the Wellington School of Architecture and interested in how we can better organise and lay out green spaces in towns and cities to help protect our flora and fauna.

I use GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and FRAGSTATS (Spatial Pattern Analysis Program for Categorical Maps), incorporating knowledge of the spatial ecology of wildlife species into landscape architecture.

My research is in line with recent worldwide initiatives for supporting urban biodiversity in a changing climate.

Listen to Amin talk about his research.