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Kathy Wolf

Dr. Kathleen Wolf
Research Social Scientist, ( University of Washington )

400 N. 34th St., Suite 201 Seattle, WA 98103
Phone: 206-732-7820
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kwolf@u.washington.edu



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. Kathy's 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, Kathy is interested in how scientific information can be integrated into local government policy and planning. She is a member of the Environmental Design Research Association, the International Society of Arboriculture, the Transportation Research Board national committee on Landscape and Environment, the Washington State Community Forestry Council, and is a technical contributor on human well-being to the Sustainable Sites Initiative
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Selected Professional and Technical Publications
arrow Wolf, K.L. 2012 (October). Economics of City Trees. Sitelines: Landscape Architecture in British Columbia, 14-17. View full pdf
arrow Wolf, K.L. (in press). Open space and parks. In: Encyclopedia of Housing. Sage Publications.
arrow 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
arrow Wolf, K.L. 2010 (January/February). City trees, nature and physical activity. Facility Management Journal 20, 1: 50-54. View full pdf
arrow Wolf, K. L. 2009 (August). Trees mean business: City trees and the retail streetscape. Main Street News 263: 1-9. View full pdf
arrow Wolf, K.L. 2008. City trees and property values. Facility Management Journal, September/October:120-124. View full pdf
arrow Wolf, K.L. 2008 (Winter). With plants in mind: Social benefits of civic nature. MasterGardener, 2, 1:7-11. View full pdf
arrow 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
arrow Wolf, K. L. 2007. Learning sustainability: To know and to act. Public Garden 22, 1:12-15. View full pdf
arrow Wolf, K. L. 2007. Science in the city: Urban forestry research. Western Forester, 52, 1:10-13. View full pdf
arrow Wolf, K. L. 2006. Roadside urban trees: Balancing safety and community values. Arborist News, 15, 6: 56-58. View full pdf
arrow 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
arrow 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
arrow 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
arrow Romolini, M.; Brinkley, W.; Wolf, K.L. (in press). What is environmental stewardship? Working toward a practitioner-derived definition in Seattle. Research Note, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station.
arrow Wolf, K.L., D. Blahna, W. Brinkley, M. Romolini. Online April 25, 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. View full pdf
arrow 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
arrow 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
arrow 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
arrow Wolf, K.L. 2007. The environmental psychology of trees. International Council of Shopping Centers Research Review 14, 3:39-43. View full pdf
arrow 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
arrow 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
arrow Wolf, K. L. 2005. Business district streetscapes, trees and consumer response. Journal of Forestry, 103, 8, 396-400. View full pdf
arrow 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

   

 

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