Islands in the sky

hallelujah-mountains-avatar-5849Roof top gardens aren’t just a quasi hipster architect’s dream concept, but really help insulate and cool buildings, capture rainwater and provide locally sourced food. Scientists are now extending their uses  to help conserve endangered plant species.

The Hallelujah Mountains from Avatar – floating islands that circulate slowly in  magnetic currents like icebergs at sea (image from www.wallconvert.com)

Learn more about how roof top gardens are being used to help with species conservation in Melbourne

Go to full New Scientist article

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About Prof Andy Lowe

Prof Andy Lowe is a British-Australian scientist and expert in conservation biology. He has discovered lost forests, championed to eliminate illegally logged timber in global supply chains, served the UN’s Office of Drugs and Crime and has been responsible for securing multi-million dollar research funding. He is an experienced and respected executive leader, as well as mid-career mentor. Andy is currently Director of Food Innovation at the University of Adelaide serving as a single entry point for all significant food industry and government sectors across South Australia, and the world.
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