ProjectImproving the performance and resilience of urban ecosystems through the biodiversification of ground covers
Lawn areas, generally composed of Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.), are ubiquitous in urban areas. They constitute a simplified ecosystem with low plant biodiversity. Considering their spatial importance, these areas have great potential for improving biodiversity which could increase their services to the ecosystems. The search for alternatives with lower maintenance is also very interesting for municipalities. Thus, this project focuses on the introduction of herbaceous plants that can serve as alternative ground covers to grass to improve resilience to different stresses and promote the attraction of urban pollinators. It takes place more particularly in the parks of Quebec and Montreal.