Theory to Practice of Urban Forest Management

January 7, 2022

The Yale Forest Forum is excited to announce the next speaker series for the spring 2022 semester, taking place on Thursdays,  jointly hosted by the Hixon Center for Urban Ecology and the Urban Resources Initiative.

Theory to Practice of Urban Forest Management

The structure and function of forests in rural areas has similarities to natural areas in cities, however the importance of street trees as part of the tree canopy and stressors in urban areas require different management approaches. Moreover, other essential facets of urban forestry vary from counterparts of rural forest management, including differing objectives and methods to achieve goals. For instance, objectives of urban forest management may be focused on reducing impacts of urban heat island or reversing inequitable tree cover in low-income communities. Concepts of community forestry also apply across the spectrum of rural-to-urban, however the density of landowners in urban forestry makes the application of the model different in cities. 

Join us every Thursday from January 20 - April 14 from 11:30am-12:10pm US ET. Note: there will be no webinar on March 24.

ISA-certified arborists and/or CT-certified arborists may receive 0.5 CEU credits for each live lecture attended. Connecticut Certified Forest Practitioners may receive 1.0 CEU credits for each live lecture attended.

Click here to register.  Register once to attend all webinars and to view the recordings.

Date Speaker Organization Lecture Title & Abstract Speaker Bio Webinar Recording & Slides (will be added after lecture)

January 20

Dr. Sharon Jean-Philippe - Professor of Urban Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries University of Tennessee Principles of Urban Forestry Biography Recording
January 27 Dr. Dexter Locke ‘13 M.E.S.c - Research Social Scientist

USDA Forest Service

Urban Forest Mensuration, Information Systems, and Decision Support Biography Recording
February 3 Dr. Mark Bradford - Professor, Soils and Ecosystem Ecology Yale School of the Environment

Estimating Carbon Storage in the City

Biography Recording

February 10

Dr. Cecil Konijnendijk- Professor  of Urban Forestry University of British Columbia Climate Change & Urban Forest Policy & Action - International Perspectives Biography Recording

February 17

Dr. Max Piana ‘11 M.E.M. - Research Ecologist USDA Forest Service Silviculture in the City




February 24 Dr. Danica Doroski ‘17 M.F.S., ‘21 PhD - State Urban Forestry Coordinator Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Stand Dynamics and Diversity Patterns in  Planted and Naturally Regenerating Urban Forests

Biography Recording
March 3 Jennifer Greenfeld ‘91 M.F.S. - Assistant Commissioner of Forestry, Horticulture, and Natural Resources NYC Parks Putting Urban Forest Theory Into Practice: Tree Risk, Pests, and Storms Biography Recording
March 10 Dr. Joe McBride - Professor Emeritus of the Departments of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Environmental Science, Policy and Management UC Berkeley Urban Forest Planning for Future Climate Change Scenarios Biography Recording
March 17 Dr. David Nowak - Emeritus Senior Scientist USDA Forest Service Modeling Ecosystem Services of Trees in Cities Biography Recording
March 31 Dr. Timon McPhearson - Professor of Urban Ecology & Director of the Urban Systems Lab The New School

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

Biography Recording
April 7 Dr. Cassandra Johnson Gaither - Research Social Scientist USDA Forest Service Atlanta’s South River Forest: A Consideration of Affordable Housing Biography Recording
April 14 Dr. Mayra Rodríguez González - Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Vermont Optimizing Ecosystem Service Provisioning through Tree Planting Strategies that account for Community Health and Demographics Biography Recording