The Department of Botany organized a Webinar on Role of Botanists in Developing Urban Green Spaces and Plant ConservationDr. U.M. CHANDRASHEKARA Scientific Advisor & Senior Principal Scientist (Retd.), from Kerala Forest Research Institute sub-center Nilambur Kerala State was the resource person. This program was convened by Dr. Kumara Hegde B. A HOD of the Department of Botany and Coordinated by Mr. Ganesh V Shendye and Ms. Shakunthala B, Assistant Professors of the Department. 199 participants were present for this webinar event.
During this talk, The resource person shared his vast knowledge of plants to create urban green spaces to improve the urban environment. He emphasized on the ecosystem services rendered by the plant communities. The societal, economic, health, and ecological benefits of native plants have been focussed through proper examples. Using medicinal plants for developing urban green spaces has been stressed by Dr. U.M. Chandrashekhar as they can fit easily into these concepts. His presentation attracted the audience through beautiful landscape images and information.
The program concluded with a question and answer session with the resource person.