• The University of Western Australia (M433), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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https://www.slu.se/en/lawn   LAWN Project

Dr. Maria Ignatieva is a Professor of Landscape Architecture at the School of Design, University of Western Australia. She was working in several countries, teaching as a full-time tenured academic in landscape architecture programs, conducting research in urban ecology (urban biodiversity and design), green infrastructure, ecological design, history of landscape architecture and garden restoration, and implementing research results in practical landscape architecture projects. She is a member of the AILA (Australian Institute of Landscape Architects) and IFLA (the recipient of the Certificate of Appreciation in Recognition and Thanks for Services to IFLA in 2009), and the President of URBIO (Urban Biodiversity and Design International Network).

Funding overview

Principle investigator: UWA FABLE Research Collaboration Award, project: Perth as a biophilic resilient city model in the time of climate change. $16,500. 2018-2019

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: SLU Climate Project: Towards sustainable lawns: searching for alternative cost effective and climate friendly lawns in Ultuna Campus. 2016-2017: 250 000 SEK. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Research funded project.


PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Lawn as ecological and cultural phenomenon: Search for sustainable lawns in Sweden. Gräsmattan som ekologiskt och kulturellt fenomen. Hur ska gräsmattor i Sverige planeras och skötas för att vara både funktionella, estetiskt tilltalande och ekologiskt hållbara?8445000 SEK (837000 Euro). 2013-2017 FORMAS funded research (The Swedish Research Council)

Please see our webpage www.slu.se/en/lawn



Research in Landscape Architecture, Methods and Methodology: a literature circle and workshop: Ingrid Sarlöv-Herlin (project coordinator), Lisa Diedrich; Maria Ignatieva; Thomas Oles; Christine Haaland, Anna Peterson

Research Funding Seminars: Neil Sang (project coordinator), Bengt Persson, Nina Vogel, Maria Ignatieva


CO-INVESTIGATOR: Low impact urban design and development. FRST funded subcontract to Landcare Research 2003-2009, New Zealand

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: The Arboretum/Botanical Garden Master Plan Project. SUNY ESF, Syracuse Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs, Carl Jahn & Associates 2003-2004, USA

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: The New Directions Initiative of Colorado Institute of Mines Interdisciplinary project: “Ecology and Cultural History in an Urban River (Neva, St. Petersburg)” 2002-2003, USA

CO-INVESTIGATOR:  The Syracuse Vacant Land Study.  The Central New York Community Foundation and the Syracuse Department of Community Development. 2001-2002

CO-INVESTIGATOR in the City of Syracuse Open Space Study: a Contribution to the City of Syracuse Comprehensive plan. 2002

CO-INVESTIGATOR:  Redesign of Erie Boulevard in Syracuse.  City of Syracuse Comprehensive Plan. 2002

CO-INVESTIGATOR. Lincoln Township – a Vision for our Future. Lincoln University.  New Zealand 2001

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Flora of Christchurch.  Lincoln University.  New Zealand 1997-1998



Urban and Rural Development evaluation panel member


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Botany, Landscape Architecture, PhD, Composition and analysis of flora and principle of creating sustainable plant communities in a nonindustrial Town, Poushchino, Moscow Region, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Award Date: 25 Dec 1987

Landscape Architecture, B.Sc and M.Sc, Project of the restoration of XVIII century parterres in Peterhof and Strelna parks of St.Petersburg, St. Petersburg State Forest Technical University

Award Date: 1 Sept 1982

External positions

Professor of Landscape Architecture, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

1 Sept 20101 Jan 2018

Industry keywords

  • Education

Research expertise keywords

  • Urban biodiversity
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Urban ecology
  • garden restoration
  • ecological design


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