Trees in the City 2: Socio-ecological interactions in the urban forest

Type: Paper
Theme:
Sponsor Groups: Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group, Human Dimensions of Global Change Specialty Group, Urban Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/3/2019
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 AM
Room: Congressional A, Omni, West
Organizers: Shawn Landry, Tenley Conway
Chairs: Tenley Conway

Call for Submissions

Urban forests are integral components of the urban social and ecological systems of the city. Moreover, trees are often framed as the solution or a mitigation strategy to address a laundry-list of problems facing cities. Justifications for urban forestry investments have included concepts such as the potential of increasing ecosystem services, using trees as green infrastructure to reduce the demand for gray infrastructure, mitigating and adapting to climate change, and/or addressing existing uneven access to a natural amenity. The presence and condition of urban trees is determined by a complex set of factors, many of which result from socio-ecological conditions and policy driven decisions at multiple spatial scales. Given the recent re-investment in urban forests occurring in many North American cities, monitoring and management of trees and green spaces has become an important object for government policy, business strategy and academic research.

For this session at the AAG, we are particularly looking for presentations that:
• Utilize geospatial methods to measure or monitor the urban forest
• Examine socio-ecological interactions in the urban forest
• Explore urban forestry policy and program impacts


Description

Urban forests are integral components of the urban social and ecological systems of the city. Moreover, trees are often framed as the solution or a mitigation strategy to address a laundry-list of problems facing cities. Justifications for urban forestry investments have included concepts such as the potential of increasing ecosystem services, using trees as green infrastructure to reduce the demand for gray infrastructure, mitigating and adapting to climate change, and/or addressing existing uneven access to a natural amenity. The presence and condition of urban trees is determined by a complex set of factors, many of which result from socio-ecological conditions and policy driven decisions at multiple spatial scales. Given the recent re-investment in urban forests occurring in many North American cities, monitoring and management of trees and green spaces has become an important object for government policy, business strategy and academic research.

Trees in the City includes four paper sessions and one panel session. This session will focus on socio-ecological interactions in the urban forest.


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Shawn Landry*, University of South Florida, Michael Andreu, University of Florida, Andrew Koeser, University of Florida, Christina Staudhammer, University of Alabama, Qiuyan Yu, University of South Florida, Hurricane Caused Tree Damage and the Role of Landscape Configuration and Socioeconomic Legacy 20 9:55 AM
Presenter Sarah Mincey*, IPE & IURTP, Samantha Hamlin, Environmental Resilience Institute, Indiana University - Bloomington, Samantha Hamlin*, Environmental Resilience Institute, Indiana University - Bloomington, Rob Montoya, School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, Indiana University - Bloomington, Jeff Wilson, Department of Geography, Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis, Heather Reynolds, Department of Biology, Indiana University - Bloomington, Urban forests and equitability in Bloomington and Indianapolis, Indiana: An explicitly socio-ecological and resilience trait-based approach improves spatial analysis for climate change resilience 20 10:15 AM
Presenter Michelle Johnson*, U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station, NYC Urban Field Station, Rich Hallett, U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station, NYC Urban Field Station, Rachel Holmes, The Nature Conservancy, Healthy Trees, Healthy Cities Program, Ben Mertz, The Nature Conservancy, Healthy Trees, Healthy Cities Program, Understanding variation in street tree health: an examination of urban form, socioeconomic context, and management factors 20 10:35 AM
Presenter Janina Kowalski*, University of Toronto - Mississauga, Urban Food Trees in Toronto: Benefits, Challenges & Distribution 20 10:55 AM
Presenter Nancy Sonti*, , Ambivalence in the Woods: Baltimore Resident Perceptions of Local Forest Patches 20 11:15 AM

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