My research focuses on socio-ecological interactions in urban environments, with an emphasis on well-being, climate change, and equity.

I am currently examining

(1) the relationship between greenness exposure and public health outcomes in urban environments, with a focus on spatial and temporal metrics, and the effects of large-scale dieback on psychological and physical health, and
(2) opportunities to develop a Canadian strategy for climate change mitigation through urban forest management. My PhD research used a multi-method approach to developing and analyzing the concept of urban green equity, defined as the fair governance and distribution of urban vegetation, including an examination of practitioner conceptions of urban green equity and a large-scale spatial analysis of distributional equity in North America.

I hold a joint appointment in the Faculty of Medicine, School of Population and Public Health and the Faculty of Forestry, Department of Forest Resources Management, UBC.

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UFOR 100 Greening the City
UFOR 400 Urban Forestry Field School
CONS 481 Conservation Planning and Wildland Recreation
Vancouver Summer Program – Urban Forestry