Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell

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My PhD research is in collaboration with the EU Horizon 2020 Upsurge project and the Belfast City Council, and aims to assess the risks and benefits associated with urban agroecology. This project will first isolate the biogeochemical attributes and contaminants associated with a brownfield site within Belfast, Northern Ireland, that will subsequently be developed into a community garden with potential for urban agriculture. It will then address the risks posed to users of the community garden, particularly observing contaminant migration from the air, soil, and edible vegetation to humans, and the impact of contaminants on carbon sequestration. It will also address the benefits of the community garden as a nature-based solution in mitigating urban issues, particularly looking at soil and air contaminant remediation, and carbon sequestration.