Bioengineered plant-integrated cover (BioEPIC)

Develop database for correlating hydromechanical properties of unsaturated vegetated soil with plant functioning traits of ten shrub species native to Scotland and UK. Develop innovative thermal imaging technique for obtaining plant transpiration parameters and correlating with soil water regime. Develop more scientific-sound screening criteria for maximising mechanical root reinforcement and hydrological plant transpiration for engineering applications, such as soil stabilisation

  • Academic: Anthony Leung
  • Collaborators: James Hutton Institute
  • Funding: EU FP7 Marie Curie Career Integration Grant
  • Value: Euro 100,000
  • Dates: November 2014 to November 2018