Rainfall interception by urban trees

Mariana Dias Baptista

Mariana's project will assess rainfall that falls through the canopy under the most common trees planted in Melbourne, in order to evaluate the impact of the selected trees on rainfall interception, bringing a better understanding of the actual effect of these variables in an urban scenario, and encouraging a better management of urban trees.

About Mariana Dias Baptista

Research interests and skills

  • Urban forestry
  • Environmental planning
  • Stormwater management
  • Quantitative research

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Key people


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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer