Dr. Kathleen Wolf Research Social Scientist, ( University of Washington ) 400 N. 34th St., Suite 201
Seattle, WA 98103 Phone: 206-732-7820
Dr. Kathleen Wolf is a Research Social Scientist with the College of the Environment, University of Washington, and has a joint appointment with the US Forest Service Pacific NW Research Station to help develop a program on urban natural resources stewardship. Since receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Dr. Wolf has done research to better understand the human dimensions of urban forestry and urban ecosystems. Her studies are based on the principles of environmental psychology. She has also worked as a landscape architect and as an environmental planner. Her professional mission is to discover, understand and communicate human behavior and benefits, as people experience nature in cities and towns. Moreover, she is interested in how scientific information can be integrated into local government policy and planning.
Wolf, K.L. 2014 (April 5). Water and Wellness: Green Infrastructure for Health Co-Benefits. Stormwater Report, a publication of the Washington Environment Federation.Web Link
Wolf, K.L. 2014. Greening the City for Health. Communities & Banking 25, 1: 10-12.View full pdf
Wolf, K.L. 2013. Stewardship Mapping: Understanding the Groups That Work for Urban Greening. Arborist News 22, 6: 54-58.
Wolf, K.L. 2013. Why Do We Need Trees? Let's Talk About Ecosystem Services. Arborist News 22, 4:32-35.View full pdf
Wolf, K.L. 2013 (spring). The Urban Forest. Communities & Banking 24, 2: 25-27.View full pdf
Wolf, K.L. 2012 (October). Economics of City Trees. Sitelines: Landscape Architecture in British Columbia, 14-17.View full pdf
Ciecko, L., K. Tenneson, J. Dilley, K.L. Wolf. August 2012. Seattle's Forest Ecosystem Values: Analysis of the Structure, Function, and Economic Benefits. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station and City of Seattle, 26 pp.View full pdf
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.View full pdf
Wolf, K.L. 2010 (January/February). City trees, nature and physical activity. Facility Management Journal 20, 1: 50-54.View full pdf
Wolf, K. L. 2009 (August). Trees mean business: City trees and the retail streetscape. Main Street News 263: 1-9.View full pdf
Wolf, K.L. 2008. City trees and property values. Facility Management Journal, September/October:120-124.View full pdf
Wolf, K.L. 2008 (Winter). With plants in mind: Social benefits of civic nature. MasterGardener, 2, 1:7-11.View full pdf
Hinrichs, J.J., and Wolf, K.L. 2008. Next steps! An assessment of national urban forestry policy & outreach. prepared for the national sustainable urban forests coalition. Champaign Ill: International Society of Arboriculture.View full pdf
Wolf, K. L. 2007. Learning sustainability: To know and to act. Public Garden 22, 1:12-15. View full pdf
Wolf, K. L. 2007. Science in the city: Urban forestry research. Western Forester, 52, 1:10-13.View full pdf
Wolf, K. L. 2006. Roadside urban trees: Balancing safety and community values. Arborist News, 15, 6: 56-58.View full pdf
Clark, J., W. Kruidenier, and K. Wolf. 2005. A national research plan for urban forestry 2005-2015. Washington D.C.: National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council/USDA Forest Service.View full pdf
Wolf, K. L., and S. Harris Ray. 2005. Trees are good for business: Urban forest planning guidelines for business associations. Portland, OR: Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture.View full pdf
Wolf, K. L. 2004. Trees, Parking and green law: Strategies for sustainability. Technical Report of the Georgia Forestry Commission. Stone Mountain, GA: Georgia Forestry Commission, Urban and Community Forestry. View full pdf
Selected Scholarly Publications
Wolf, K.L. in press. City Trees and Consumer Response in Retail Business Districts. In: F. Musso, & E. Druica (eds.) Handbook of Research on Retailer-Consumer Relationship Development. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Dilley, J., & K.L. Wolf, K. L. 2013. Homeowner Interactions with Residential Trees in Urban Areas. Arboriculture and Urban Forestry 39, 6: 266–276.
Wolf, K.L., D. Blahna, W. Brinkley, M. Romolini. 2013. Environmental Stewardship Footprint Research: Linking Human Agency and Ecosystem Health in the Puget Sound Region. Urban Ecosystems 16: 13-32.
Wolf, K.L. 2012. The Changing Importance of Ecosystem Services across the Landscape Gradient (pp. 127-146). In: Laband, D.N., B.G. Lockaby, and W. Zipperer (eds.) Urban–Rural Interfaces: Linking People and Nature. Madison, WI: American Society of Agronomy/Soil Science Society of America/Crop Science Society of America.
Romolini, M., W. Brinkley, and K.L. Wolf. 2012. What Is Urban Environmental Stewardship? Constructing a Practitioner-Derived Framework. Research Note PNW-RN-566, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Portland OR, 41 pp.View full pdf
Wolf, K.L., & L.E. Kruger. 2010. Urban forestry research needs: A participatory assessment process. Journal of Forestry 108 (1): 39-44.View full pdf
Wolf, K.L. 2008. Metro nature services: Functions, benefits and values, pp. 294-315. In: S.M. Wachter and E.L. Birch (Eds.), Growing Greener Cities: Urban Sustainability in the Twenty-First Century. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 416 pp. View full pdf
Wolf, K.L. 2008. Community context and strip mall retail: Public response to the roadside landscape. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2060, 95-103. View full pdf
Wolf, K.L. 2007. The environmental psychology of trees. International Council of Shopping Centers Research Review 14, 3:39-43.View full pdf
Wolf, K. L. 2006. Assessing public response to the freeway roadside: Urban forestry and context sensitive solutions. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 1984, 102-111.View full pdf
Wolf, K. L., and N. J. Bratton. 2006. Urban trees and traffic safety: Considering U.S. roadside policy and crash data. Arboriculture and Urban Forestry 32, 4, 170-179.View full pdf
Wolf, K. L. 2005. Business district streetscapes, trees and consumer response. Journal of Forestry, 103, 8, 396-400.View full pdf
Wolf, K. L. 2005. Trees in the small city retail business district: Comparing resident and visitor perceptions. Journal of Forestry, 103, 8, 390-395.View full pdf