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Tijana Blanusa (Principal Horticultural Scientist) obtained her BSc (Crop Science) and MSc (Plant Physiology) from the University of Belgrade. She joined the RHS after completing her PhD in Plant Physiology (East Malling Research / Lancaster University) in 2003. She is based at the University of Reading where she works in the Centre for Horticulture and Landscape and collaborates with other departments and external organisations (University of Sheffield and Imperial College London; Universities of Siena and Bologna, Italy; University of Belgrade, Serbia).
Her research interests lie in understanding the interaction between plants and the environment – how the changing environment, such as drying soil and elevated temperatures, affects plants, and how plants moderate the environment around them. She runs several projects investigating the contribution of green roofs and walls, garden hedges and other forms of green infrastructure to the moderation of air temperatures, capture of excess rainwater and aerial pollutants.
Tijana has supervised two PhD projects to completion and is co-supervising two further PhD students (one co-funded by the RHS). She has also supervised more than 20 undergraduate and masters research projects. She convenes and delivers a module ‘”Plants, Greenspace and Urban Sustainability” for final year undergraduate and MSc students at the University of Reading. She has published her work in books and peer-reviewed journals. Tijana has served on the Education and Public Affairs Committee of the Society of Experimental Biology since 2008.
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