Neil Jackson

Neil Jackson

PhD Candidate

Room 303
School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
University of Glasgow
East Quadrange, Main Building
G12 8QQ

Research Title

EPSRC iCASE 2016 Green biofilters: testing multifunctional urban greening solutions that improve asset resilience and air and water quality

Research Summary

Research Title

Green Biofilters: Testing Multifunctional Urban Greening Solutions that Improve Asset Resilience as well as Air and Water Quality


Research Summary

My project is jointly supervised by the Schools of Geographical and Earth Sciences and Engineering with industrial supervision and grant funding supplied by Arup. The project encompasses cross-disciplinary aspects of engineering, urban ecology, geomorphology and biogeochemistry, in order to address the pressing topics of urban air and water pollution. Multifunctional urban greening systems, including green screens and raingardens, will be implemented and tested. These systems are much less well studied that soil-based urban greening such as green roofs, swales and improved open spaces, and crucial data on their ability to trap and retain key air pollutants (NOx and PMs) is lacking. Similarly, there is limited data on whether and how green walls affect asset resilience; preliminary results from historic assets show asset resilience can be improved through greening.


Research Grant from Arup
Funding from Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (ESPRC)

Additional Information


Earth Systems Research Group (ESRG)

Scottish Universities Green Infrastructure Research Group (SUGIR)


Current Projects

Pilot Study on UoG campus, Boyd Orr buidling. Testing of green screens.


Academic Background

BSc (Hons) Environmental Science
MSc (Dist) Ecology and Conservation

Lancaster University