Stelzer Alexander

The “Carbon Conscious Greenspaces” project has a crucial goal: to understand how urban greenspaces can help fight climate change. I will focus on how different ways of managing lawns – the most common open greenspace in cities – affect their ability to store carbon, a major contributor to global warming. By studying practices like regular mowing and letting lawns become meadows with only rare cutting, I aim to figure out the best approach for maximizing carbon storage in these green areas. I will use data of plants and soil microorganisms in the soil, seeing how they impact carbon storage. This knowledge will help us develop smarter ways to manage urban parks and open spaces, making them powerful tools for reducing carbon in the air and creating a more sustainable future for our cities.