Our research group studies the behavior of plants and their response to signals from their environment, with a particular focus on Plant Acoustics and the sounds that could be beneficial for plants to hear. We also explore the unique relationship between humans and plants, including the practice of Shinrin-yoku, which is derived from the Japanese practice of walking in a wood or forest to receive its atmosphere-related benefits. When getting around is not by walking, but by bicycle, we fall into our slow bike field of research. Additionally, we investigate how microalgae growth can be enhanced to promote CO2 bio-sequestration and turn agro-industrial waste into biodiesel or other high value products.

Plant Acoustics
Slow bike