Simran PersaudMSc Student Dr. Matthew Adams, supervisor
Research and Professional Interests
My research interests surround the topic of urban air pollution. In my research thesis, I hope to investigate the effect of transportation-related air pollutants on surrounding roadside vegetation. As well as understand the downwash rates of the pollutants from the vegetation into nearby bodies of water. The biomonitoring properties of plants are a critical feature that can help identify trace metals as they collect air particulates that reside on their leaves. This collection of pollutants can be analyzed to determine its source's origin. Overall, I am interested in how air pollution connects to our water systems and how that may affect the surrounding ecosystem.
- 2021 Centre for Urban Environments Undergraduate Research Award