Urban Forests

As a visiting research scholar in Dr. Sarah Hobbie's lab, I am collaborating with researchers at the University of Minnesota and the U.S. Forest Service, as well as with local and regional non-profits, agencies, practitioners, and community members, to understand how socio-ecological factors relate to patterns of urban forest structure and biodiversity. We aim to apply our research to build more resilient and equitable urban forests as our communities are increasingly threatened by multiple environmental changes such as pest and pathogen outbreaks and more extreme weather events. This work is part of the NSF-funded Minneapolis-St. Paul Long-Term Ecological Research program.