My research is focused on urban forestry. This research is concerned with three questions:
- What is the relationship between the ecological characteristics of the biome in which a city occurs and the composition, structure, and function of its urban forest,
- What are the implications of global climate change for tree species selection for urban forests, and
- How have historical events and cultural attitudes influenced the composition and structure of urban forests.
I am interested in undergraduate education. I teach the following courses: ESPM 101A (Ecology of the Sierra Nevada), LA 182 (Forest Operations Management), ESPM C191 (The American Forest), LAEP 110 (Ecological Analysis), LAEP 201 (Ecological Factors in Urban Design), LAEP 212 (Landscape Ecology), LA 223 (California Landscapes), and LAEP 225 (Urban Forest Planning and Management). I like working with graduate students who are interested in teaching as a career objective.
- Composition, Structure, and Function of the World’s Urban Forests
- Reconstruction of Urban Forests after WWII Firebombing
- Global climate change and urban forest composition
- Urban Forest Master Plan for San Francisco