Theory to Practice of Urban Forest Management

Theory to Practice of Urban Forest Management

January 20, 2022 to April 14, 2022

Seminar Series: Theory to Practice of Urban Forest Management

Spring 2022 (Thursdays 11:30 – 12:10 via Zoom)

This seminar series hosted jointly by the Yale Hixon Center for Urban Ecology, the Urban Resources Initiative, and the Yale Forest Forum focused on urban forest management. Experts leading urban forestry research discussed key findings and their application in urban forestry practices.

YFF Review: Seminar Summary

Friday, January 14, 2022


Principles of Urban Forestry

Dr. Sharon Jean-Philippe, University of Tennessee

Professor of Urban Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries

Thursday, January 27, 2022


Urban Forest Mensuration, Information Systems, and Decision Support

Dr. Dexter Locke, USDA Forest Service

Research Social Scientist

Thursday, February 3, 2022


Estimating Carbon Storage in the City

Dr. Mark Bradford, Yale School of the Environment

Professor, Soils and Ecosystem Ecology

Thursday, February 10, 2022


Climate Change & Urban Forest Policy & Action - International Perspectives

Dr. Cecil Konijnendijk, University of British Columbia

Professor of Urban Forestry

Thursday, February 17, 2022


Silviculture in the City

Dr. Max Piana, USDA Forest Service

Research Ecologist

Thursday, February 24, 2022


Stand dynamics and diversity patterns in planted and naturally regenerating urban forests

Dr. Danica Doroski, Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

State Urban Forestry Coordinator

Thursday, March 3, 2022


Putting Urban Forest Theory Into Practice: Tree Risk, Pests, and Storms

Jennifer Greenfeld, NYC Parks

Assistant Commissioner of Forestry, Horticulture, and Natural Resources

Thursday, March 10, 2022


Urban Forests Planning for Future Climate Change Scenarios

Dr. Joe McBride, UC Berkeley

Professor Emeritus of the Departments of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Environmental Science, Policy and Management

Thursday, March 17, 2022


Modelling Ecosystem Services of Trees in Cities

Dr. David Nowak, USDA Forest Service

Emeritus Senior Scientist

Thursday, March 31, 2022


The Inequity of Climate Impacts and Access to Nature-based Solutions in New York City

Dr. Timon McPhearson, The New School

Professor of Urban Ecology & Director of the Urban Systems Lab

Thursday, April 7, 2022


Atlanta’s South River Forest: A Consideration of Affordable Housing

Dr. Cassandra Johnson Gaither, USDA Forest Service

Research Social Scientist

Thursday, April 14, 2022


Optimizing ecosystem service provisioning through tree planting strategies that account for community health and demographics

Dr. Mayra Rodríguez González, University of Vermont

Postdoctoral Research Fellow