Trees in the City 4: Socio-Ecological Dynamics in the Urban Forest

Type: Virtual Paper
Sponsor Groups: Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group, Human Dimensions of Global Change Specialty Group, Urban Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/10/2021
Start / End Time: 1:30 PM / 2:45 PM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 33
Organizers: Shawn Landry, Tenley Conway
Chairs: Shawn Landry


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.

AAG 2021 will feature four Trees in the City sessions.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Janina Kowalski*, University of Toronto - Mississauga, Life, Death & Weeding: The Co-Creation of Urban Food Tree Ecologies 15 1:30 PM
Presenter Corinne Bassett*, University of British Columbia, The Urban Forest Management Action Framework: How human actions impact urban tree ecosystem services 15 1:45 PM
Presenter Nicholas Geron*, , Watered Down Stewardship: How residential and state stewardship regimes inform juvenile tree survivorship. 15 2:00 PM
Presenter Annie Yachen Yuan*, University of Toronto - Mississauga, Tenley Conway, University of Toronto - Mississauga, Lara Roman, United States Department of Agriculture , Exploring Urban Residents’ Interest and Socio-ecological Value of Living Green Infrastructure in Philadelphia, PA 15 2:15 PM
Presenter Tenley Conway*, University of Toronto, Camilo Ordóñez , University of Toronto, Janina Kowalski , University of Toronto, Dave Kendal, University of Tasmania, Jason Bryne, University of Tasmania, Kathleen Wolf, University of Washington, Public perceptions of urban forests: a systematic review and interdisciplinary synthesis 15 2:30 PM

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