Dennis Touliatos

PhD student, Associate Lecturer

Research Overview

I am an interdisciplinary researcher exploring how and why we should make food differently, with a particular interest in food production in urban and peri-urban environments. I recently completed a PhD in biological sciences at the Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) during which I explored the potential and limitations of a commercial vertical farming system, designed for urban agriculture applications. Following my PhD studies, I remained at LEC to work on a research project that investigates photomorphogenic responses of plants imposed to ozone stress. I also took on a part time role as a research associate at the Centre for the Study of Environmental Change, to explore the potential of knowledge-exchange hubs in supporting community-driven food innovations.

Vertical farming increases lettuce yield per unit area compared to conventional horizontal hydroponics
Touliatos, D., Dodd, I.C., McAinsh, M.R. 08/2016 In: Food and Energy Security. 5, 3, p. 184-191. 8 p.
Journal article