Landscape architecture researchers’ work seeks green mechanisms

Findings by UO researchers including Gwynne Mhuireach, a doctoral student in landscape architecture at the UO, and landscape architecture Professor Bart Johnson are featured in the August 2 edition of and will appear in print in the journal Science of the Total Environment. The researchers determined that airborne bacterial communities differ in subtle but potentially important ways. “I am looking for mechanisms that explain why vegetation helps people and how we can design for it,” Mhuireach says. The findings provide evidence of how differences in vegetation in an urban area influence airborne microbial communities at fine spatial scales, said co-author Johnson. Read more

Gwynne Mhuireach