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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 […]

Ingrid Jarvis

Ingrid Jarvis

Ingrid Jarvis PhD Student Email: ingrid.jarvis@ubc.ca       Urban natural spaces, public health, ecosystem services, social-ecological systems Ingrid is a PhD candidate in the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences. She holds a BA in Psychology and a BSc in Natural Resources Conservation with Honours from the University of British Columbia. Her research examines […]

Corey Bassett

Corey Bassett

Corey Bassett PhD Student Email: cgbass@mail.ubc.ca Websites(s) LinkedIn Twitter   Urban forestry, ecosystem services Corey Bassett is a Ph.D. Student at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada, where she is researching urban forest management and ecosystem services. She has worked and lived across the United States, where she has managed statewide urban […]

Kaitlyn Pike

Kaitlyn Pike

Kaitlyn Pike PhD Student Email: kpike@mail.ubc.ca Websites(s): LinkedIn ResearchGate Twitter Urban forestry governance, green equity, environmental behavior Kaitlyn received her B.A. and M.S. in Environmental Science and Studies at DePaul University in Chicago, USA. As an undergrad, she quickly fell in love with the way that urban forestry blends both the natural and social sciences. […]

Yilin Zhao

Yilin Zhao

Yilin Zhao Visiting PhD Student   Email: yilin.zhao9358@gmail.com       Soundscape, urban parks, birds Yilin is a visiting student from the Chinese Academy of Forestry. Her current research topic is soundscape ecology. Yilin is focused on providing new ideas for urban ecosystem monitoring and solving urban biodiversity issues. In her free time, Yilin is an […]

Susan D. Day

Susan D. Day

Susan D. Day Professor of Urban Forestry   Email: susan.day@ubc.ca Website(s): Twitter   Urban soils, stormwater management, land development Dr. Susan Day is a Professor of Urban Forestry in the Department of Forest Resources Management and the Program Director for the urban forestry degree at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Susan’s research […]

Lorien Nesbitt

Lorien Nesbitt

Lorien Nesbitt Assistant Professor Email: lorien.nesbitt@ubc.ca Website(s): Google Scholar LinkedIn ResearchGate Twitter Urban forestry, environmental justice, urban green equity, ecosystem services Dr. Lorien Nesbitt research focuses on urban forestry and socio-ecological interactions in urban environments, with an emphasis on environmental justice, human health, well-being, and climate change. She employs mixed methods approaches and has both […]

Amy Blood

Amy Blood

Amy Blood PhD Student Email: ablood@mail.ubc.ca         Urban ecology, geospatial analysis, remote sensing Amy’s research focuses on using publicly-accessible data to answer ecological questions about urban environments. Amy began her Ph.D. degree in Geospatial and Environmental Analysis at Virginia Tech and followed her advisor Dr. Day to UBC. Prior, she completed a Master […]

Laura Grant

Laura Grant

Laura Grant MSc Student Email:  laura.grant@ubc.ca Website(s): Twitter     Urban Tree Health Laura is an MSc student studying urban canopy loss as a result of construction. She holds a BSc in forest health and double minors in urban forestry and environmental writing & rhetoric from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry located […]

Daniel Sax

Daniel Sax

Daniel Sax MSc Student Email: dlsax@mail.ubc.ca Website(s): LinkedIn     Urban green equity, urban placemaking, green gentrification, qualitative inquiry Daniel is a master’s student researching at the intersection of urban forestry and environmental justice. Following an undergraduate degree in Sociology and a brief stint interning as an arborist, Daniel joined the UBC Forestry community hoping […]

Jessica Quinton

Jessica Quinton

Jessica Quinton Ph.D. Student Email: jessica.quinton@ubc.ca Website(s): LinkedIn ResearchGate Twitter Green gentrification, environmental justice, urban governance Jessica previously obtained her Master of Environmental Studies at Dalhousie University, where she completed an NSERC-funded thesis on the perception and management of trees in urban cemeteries. Through a Mitacs Globalink award, Jessica traveled to Malmö, Sweden in 2019 […]

Matilda van den Bosch

Matilda van den Bosch

Matilda van den Bosch Professor Email: matilda.vandenbosch@isglobal.org Websites(s): LinkedIn ResearchGate Twitter Public health, urban natural environments, ecosystem services, planetary health Dr. Matilda van den Bosch is an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia and is currently an Associated Researcher at the Barcelona Institute of Global Health, ISGlobal, Spain. Her work lies in the […]