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Stephen Sheppard

Stephen Sheppard

Stephen Sheppard Professor in Forest Resource Management Email: stephen.sheppard@ubc.ca Website(s): Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP) Cool Tools: Social Mobilization on Climate Change using Digital Tools   Landscape and climate change planning, community engagement, visualization Dr. Stephen Sheppard, PhD., ASLA, is a Professor in Forest Resources Management at the University of British Columbia, teaching in […]

Tahia Devisscher

Tahia Devisscher

Tahia Devisscher Post Doctoral Email: tahia.devisscher@ubc.ca Website(s): LinkedIn ResearchGate Twitter Forest ecosystems, social-ecological dynamics, resilience, climate adaptation, urban-rural landscapes Dr. Tahia Devisscher is a Banting Research and Teaching Fellow at the UBC Faculty of Forestry. She is currently studying the extent to which forests and other greenspaces in and around cities increase social-ecological resilience, and […]

Sophie Nitoslawski

Sophie Nitoslawski

Sophie Nitoslawski PhD Candidate Email: s.nitoslawski@ubc.ca Website(s): LinkedIn ResearchGate Twitter Smart cities; green infrastructure, urban technology Sophie Nitoslawski is a PhD Candidate in Urban Forestry, whose work is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), UBC’s Faculty of Forestry, and Green College. After her Master’s degree at Dalhousie University, Sophie […]

Hyeone Park

Hyeone Park

Hyeone Park PhD Candidate   Email: hyeone.park@ubc.ca       Food forest, forest garden, ecological restoration, ecosystem services, socio-ecological resilience, urban parks Hyeone is interested in urban food forests as an emerging integrated approach to enhance ecosystem services and resilience for urban communities. Her PhD research comprehensively assesses the ecosystem services of urban food forests […]

Maria Jose Aguilar Carrasco

Maria Jose Aguilar Carrasco

Maria Jose Aguilar Carrasco PhD Student Email: naturalmenterodando@gmail.com Website(s): Naturalmente Rodando LinkedIn Twitter Accessibility, inclusive outdoor recreation, people with disabilities, national parks Maria is a PhD candidate of Transportation and Territory Infrastructures in the Urbanism Department of the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), Spain. She holds degrees in Environmental Sciences (ETSICCP) 2015 and Agricultural Engineering (ETSIAM) […]

Johanna Bock

Johanna Bock

Johanna Bock PhD Student Email: jbock@student.ubc.ca Website(s): LinkedIn     Well-being, Green Space Use, Healthy Development Back in Germany, Johanna completed her master’s degree in psychology during which she focused on developmental and health psychology. For her thesis, Johanna examined the importance of physical activity for positive development. Her thesis research and the work she […]

Kirsten Wong-Stevens

Kirsten Wong-Stevens

Kirsten Wong-Stevens MSc Student Email: kirsten.stevens@ubc.ca Website(s): LinkedIn     Urban forestry, public health, equity, climate change Kirsten completed her BSc with honours from the University of Toronto ’20 in Evolutionary Anthropology, Forestry, and Socio-cultural Anthropology. Kirsten is currently a MSc student in Urban Forestry working on an SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grant – “Will smarter […]

Andrew Almas

Andrew Almas

Andrew Almas Assistant Professor Email: andrew.almas@ubc.ca Website(s): Faculty web page LinkedIn   Human dimensions of urban forestry Dr. Andrew Almas is an Assistant Professor of Teaching in the Urban Forestry Program. Andrew works on all aspects of the undergraduate program including teaching or co-teaching (UFOR100) Greening the City, (UFOR220) Urban Forest Inventory and Assessment, and […]

Adrina C. Bardekjian

Adrina C. Bardekjian

Adrina C. Bardekjian Post Doctoral Website(s): Dr. Adrina C. Bardekjian’s website LinkedIn Twitter Youtube Arboriculture, gender equity, social narratives Dr. Adrina C. Bardekjian is an urban forestry researcher, writer, and educator, and has contributed to urban forestry for over 15 years. She received her PhD from York University, and completed her postdoctoral research with the […]

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Zhaohua (Cindy) Cheng

Zhaohua (Cindy) Cheng PhD Student Email: zhaohua.cheng@ubc.ca Website(s): LinkedIn ResearchGate Twitter   Climate change, urban forestry, community engagement Cindy is a PhD candidate in urban forestry at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Her Ph.D. research focuses on exploring urban forest-based solutions for climate resilience and urban livability. Besides Cindy’s PhD, she is a researcher […]