Green Talents Curtis Rollins and Claire Doll received A$17,250 from the University of Western Australia (UWA) Research Collaboration Award to support data collection for their research stays. This award brings them together with early-career researchers, along with their supervisors, Prof. David Pannell and Michael Burton from UWA and their Green Talents hosts, Prof. Katrin Rehdanz (Christian Albrechts University) and Dr Juergen Meyerhoff (HWR Berlin), as well as Dr Katrina Davis, a colleague at the University of Oxford.
The grant has made it possible to send out survey invitations to over 20,000 households in Perth, Western Australia. The project is exploring public preferences for measures that promote urban biodiversity and save water. The results will help governments incentivise homeowners to plant more native trees and plants in their gardens. They are also using this opportunity to jointly plan future research activities, both in terms of additional research projects and communicating the results to German and Australian policy makers.
Claire and Curtis applied for and received this award as a direct result of their research stays. They held monthly team meetings, which were also attended by their Australian and German supervisors.
The UWA also wrote a media release about their research project, which was sent to news organisations in Perth. Learn more here: As verge popularity grows, new survey digs deep on householder preferences