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Below you will find the research, technical, and focused science delivery products that have been prepared by Green Cities Research Alliance collaborators. Products include:
Scholarly and Academic Publications
Professional and Technical Publications
Research Outreach Briefings and Web Sites
McLain, R.J., M.R. Poe, K. MacFarland, L. Brody, L.B. Buttolph, J. Hebert, P. Hurley, N. Gabriel, M. Emery, and S. Charnley, S. In Press. Gathering in the City: An annotated bibliography on urban non-timber forest products gathering. Pacific Northwest Research Station General Technical Report, PNW-GTR-849.
McLain, R.J., M.R. Poe, P.T. Hurley, J. Lecompte-Mastenbrook, and M. Emery, M. In Press. Producing edible landscapes in Seattle's urban forests. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening.
Moskal, L.M., and G. Zheng.2012. Retrieving forest inventory variables with terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) in urban heterogeneous forest. Remote Sensing 4, 1, 1-20.
Moskal, L.M., D.M. Styers, and M. Halabisky. 2011. Monitoring urban tree cover using object-based image analysis and public domain remotely sensed data. Remote Sensing 3, 2243-2262.
Styers, D.M., A.H. Chappelka, and G.L. Somers. 2011. Determination of alterations in forest condition using various measures of land use change along an urban-rural gradient in the West Georgia Piedmont, USA. ISRN Ecology Vol. 2011, Article ID 461310, 12 pages, doi: 10.5402/2011/461310
Donovan, G.H., Y.L. Michael, D.T. Butry, A.D. Sullivan, and J.M. Chase. 2011. Urban trees and the risk of poor birth outcomes. Health & Place 17, 1, 390-393
Wolf, K.L., D. Blahna, W. Brinkley, and M. Romolini. 2011. Environmental stewardship footprint research: Linking human agency and ecosystem health in the Puget Sound region. Urban Ecosystems doi: 10.1007/s11252-011-0175-6
Donovan, G.H., and D.T. Butry. 2011. The effect of urban trees on the rental price of single-family homes in Portland, Oregon. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 10, 3, 163-168.
Wolf, K.L. 2010. Urban ecosystem services: metro nature and human well-being. In: Laband, D.N. (ed), Linking Science and Society: Proceedings of Emerging Issues Along Urban/Rural Interfaces III. Atlanta GA.
Brinkley, W., K.L. Wolf, and D.J. Blahna. 2010. Stewardship footprints and potential ecosystem recovery: Preliminary data for Seattle and Puget Sound. In: Laband, D.N. (ed), Linking Science and Society: Proceedings of Emerging Issues Along Urban/Rural Interfaces III. Atlanta GA.
Donovan, G.H., and J.P. Prestemon. 2010. The effect of trees on crime in Portland, Oregon. Environment & Behavior doi: 10.1177/0013916510383238
Donovan, G. H., and D.T. Butry. 2010. Trees in the city: Valuing street trees in Portland, Oregon. Landscape and Urban Planning 94, 77-83.
Wolf, K.L., and L.E. Kruger. 2010. Urban forestry research needs: A participatory assessment process. Journal of Forestry 108, 1, 39-44.
Joye, Y., K. Willems, M. Brengman, and K. Wolf. 2010. The effects of urban retail greenery on consumer experience: reviewing the evidence from a restorative perspective. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 9, 1, 57-64.
Styers, D.M., A.H. Chappelka, L.J. Marzen, and G.L. Somers. 2010. Developing a land-cover classification to select indicators of forest ecosystem health in a rapidly urbanizing landscape. Landscape and Urban Planning 94, 3-4, 158-165.
Styers, D.M., A.H. Chappelka, L.J. Marzen, and G.L. Somers. 2010. Scale matters: Indicators of ecological health along the urban–rural interface near Columbus, Georgia. Ecological Indicators 10, 2, 224-233.
Styers, D.M., and A.H. Chappelka. 2009. Urbanization and atmospheric deposition: use of bioindicators in determining patterns of land-use change in west Georgia. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 200, 1-4, 371-386.
Kuhns, M., and D. Reiter. 2009. Tree care and topping beliefs, knowledge, and practices in six western U.S. cities. Arboriculture & Urban Forestry 35, 3, 122–128.
Wolf, K.L. 2009. Strip malls, city trees, and community values. Arboriculture & Urban Forestry 35, 1, 33-40.
Professional and Technical Publications
Wolf, K.L. 2011. Green cities for good health: a tool for urban forestry advocacy. City Trees: Journal of the Society of Municipal Arborists 7, 2: 8-15.
Moskal L.M., and D. Styers. 2011. Geospatial Canopy Cover Assessment Workshop Workbook. Online: http://depts.washington.edu/rsgalwrk/canopy/
Cieko, L. 2010. Forest Ecosystem Values: Residential Private Property Outreach Report. Online: www.itreetools.org/eco/resources/CLC_Outreach_Report.pdf
Wolf, K.L. 2010. City trees, nature and physical activity. Facility Management Journal 20, 1, 50-54.
Wolf, K. L. 2009. Trees mean business: city trees and the retail streetscape. Main Street News 263, 1-9.
Wolf, K.L. 2009. More in store: research on city trees and retail. Arborist News 18, 2, 22-27.
Donovan, G.H., and D.T. Butry. 2008. Market-based approaches to tree valuation. Arborist News 17, 52-55.
Research Outreach Briefings and Web Sites
Moskal, L. M., D. M. Styers, J. Richardson and M. Halabisky, 2011. Seattle Hyperspatial Land use/land cover (LULC) from LiDAR and Near Infrared Aerial Imagery Using Object-based Image Analysis (OBIA). Factsheet # 18. U of WA Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis Lab, Seattle WA.
Moskal., L. M. and D. M. Styers , 2010. Land use/land cover (LULC) from high-resolution near infrared aerial imagery: costs and applications. Factsheet # 12. U of WA Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis Lab, Seattle WA.
Green Cities :: Good Health – a series of research summaries based on an extensive literature review about the relationship of nearby nature and human health and well-being. Co-sponsored by the University of Washington and the USDA Forest Service.
Human Dimensions of Urban Forestry and Urban Greening – reports on a program of social science research co-sponsored by the University of Washington and the USDA Forest Service.
Recent presentations done by Green Cities Research Alliance collaborators at national, regional, and local conferences and meetings.
aUSDA Forest Service/ University of Washington
bUSDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station
dInstitute for Culture and Ecology
eUniversity of Washington, Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis Lab
Wolf, K.L.a November 2011. Supporting Partnerships for Green Cities & Good Health. Partners in Community Forestry National Conference (Orlando FL).
Cieko, L.c November 2011. Seattle i-Tree in Three Acts: Hydrology, Outreach, and Canopy. Partners in Community Forestry Conference (Orlando FL).
Wolf, K.L.a, W. Brinkley, and D. Blahna. November 2011. Civic Environmental Stewardship and Urban Forestry. Society of American Foresters 91st National Convention (Honolulu HI).
Cieko, L.c November 2011. Forest Ecosystem Values Project. City of Seattle Urban Forest Commission (Seattle WA).
Brinkley, W.c October 2011. Increasing Ecosystem Knowledge and Application through Collaborative Research: Green Cities Research Alliance. 2011 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (Vancouver BC).
Cieko, L.c October 2011. Urban Forest Ecosystem Services: Existing Tools, Model Limitations, and Policy Applications. Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (Vancouver BC).
Brinkley, W.c June 2011. Understanding and Optimizing Volunteer Environmental Stewardship Motivations, Operations, and Capacity in Seattle, Autumn 2010. Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation (Seattle WA).
Wolf, K.L.a June 2011. Urban Greening: Community Design for Health. National Healthy Homes Conference: Leading the Nation to Healthy Homes, Families, and Communities (Denver CO).
Moskal, L.M.e, and D. Styers. May 2011. Monitoring Seattle, Olympia and Tacoma Forest Canopies Using Object-Based Image Analysis and Public Domain Remotely Sensed Data. Annual Washington URISA Conference (Lynnwood WA).
Brinkley, W.c April 2011. Understanding and Optimizing Volunteer Environmental Stewardship Motivations, Operations, and Capacity in Seattle. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting (Seattle WA)
Moskal, L.M.e April 2011. Hyper-Resolution in Remote Sensing: What's All the Hype About? Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting (Seattle WA).
Styers, D.e, L.M. Moskal, et al. April 2011. Monitoring Urban Forest Canopies Using Object-Based Image Analysis and Public Domain Remotely Sensed Data. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting (Seattle WA).
Styers, D.M.e, and M.D. Dunbar. April 2011. Urban Forestry, Ecology, & Natural Resources, Panel Session. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting (Seattle WA).
Kazakova, A.e, L.M. Moskal, and S. Styers. April 2011. Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Urban Tree Species. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting (Seattle WA).
Kato, A.e, T. Kobayashi, and L.M. Moskal. April 2011. Evaluating Ecosystem Services of Urban Forests Using LiDAR. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting (Seattle WA).
Romolini, M.b, K. Wolf, and D. Blahna. March 2011. From Sanitary to Sustainable: An Emerging Role and Reevaluation of Environmental Governance and Polycentric Networks In Cities. Resilience 2011 (Phoenix AZ).
Poe, M.R.d, R. McLain, S. Charnley, P. Hurley, M. Emery, L. Urgenson, and J. LeCompte-Mastenbrook. March 2011. Seattle Urban Foraging: A Deeply Interactive Nature Practice. Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting (Seattle WA).
LeCompte, J.d, M. Poe, L. Urgenson, R. McLain. March 2011. Urban Foraging and Gleaning As A Place-Making Practice Amongst Newly Arrived Seattleites. Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting (Seattle WA).
Urgenson, L.d, M. Poe, R. McLain, and J. LeCompte-Mastenbrook. March 2011. Urban Foragers' Perceptions and Use of ‘Invasive Alien Plants’ in Seattle Greenspaces. Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting (Seattle WA).
Brinkley, W.c, and K.L. Wolf. March 2011. Understanding Volunteer Stewardship Experiences in Seattle. REI Puget Sound Stewardship Conference (Seattle WA).
Moskal, L.M.e, and D. Styers. February 2011. Mapping Impervious Surfaces and Canopy Cover in Seattle, Olympia & Tacoma Using Object-Based Image Analysis (OBIA) & Public Domain Remotely Sensed Data. 2011 UW Water Symposium (Seattle WA)
Wolf, K.L.a February 2011. Ecosystem Services & Urban Green Infrastructure: Urban Greening & Public Health. National Green Infrastructure Conference 2011 (National Conservation Training Center WV).
Cieko, L.c December 2010. Forest Ecosystem Values Project. King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks (Seattle WA).
Wolf, K.L.a December 2010. Ecosystem Services in the City: Urban Greening and Public Health. ACES: A Community on Ecosystem Services (Phoenix AZ).
Wolf, K.L.a October 2010. Geospatial Linkages of Green Infrastructure and Positive Public Health. ESRI Health GIS Conference (Denver CO).
McLain, R.d, M. Poe, P.T. Hurley, and J. Lecompte-Mastenbrook. June 2010. Greening and Gathering in the Emerald City: Producing Edible Landscapes in Seattle – Preliminary Findings. Annual Meeting for the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (Portland OR).
Wolf, K.L.a, D. Blahna, W. Brinkley, and M. Romolini. April. 2010. Stewardship Footprints and Potential Ecosystem Recovery Across the Wildland to Urban Interface: The Puget Sound Case Study. Emerging Issues Along Urban/Rural Interfaces 3: Linking Science & Society (Atlanta GA).
Wolf, K.L.a March 2010. Human Health & Well-Being: Evidence for an Expanded Framework of Ecosystems Services in Cities. Million Trees NYC, Green Infrastructure, and Urban Ecology: A Research Symposium (New York NY).
Wolf, K.L.a February 2010. Ecology in the City: Nearby Nature and the Restoration of Self and Society. Society for Ecological Restoration Northwest: 2010 Joint Regional Conference SERNW & TWS-WA (Tulalip WA).
McLain, R.d, P. Hurley, M. Emery, and M. Poe. February 2010. Finding Our Way Out of the Neoliberal Forest: Green Infrastructure Planning and Urban Gathering. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting (Washington D.C.).
Contact for Information:
Kathy Wolf, Research Social
Scientist; USDA Forest Service and University