arboriculture, Research, Uncategorized, urban forestry

Women in Urban Forestry, Arboriculture and Natural Resources: Reflections on three panel discussions

As part of my postdoctoral research through the University of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty of Forestry, I’m currently examining the role of women in arboriculture and urban forestry in North America to understand the barriers they face and the strategies they use to overcome them. This research and sharing progresses the goal of improved labour… Continue reading Women in Urban Forestry, Arboriculture and Natural Resources: Reflections on three panel discussions

arboriculture, Research, urban forestry

Inspiring communities and influencing change: Towards a deeper understanding of arborist roles

Last week at the International Society of Arboriculture Ontario Chapter (ISAO) Annual Conference in Huntsville, Ontario, I had the opportunity to present my two sociological research studies to over 550 delegates: First, an overview of findings from my doctoral work about arborist perspectives on language, labour, agency and education in southern Ontario; and, second, the preliminary… Continue reading Inspiring communities and influencing change: Towards a deeper understanding of arborist roles

Research, Uncategorized

Research in urban forestry: The social side of things

Urban forestry research has been generally classified in two categories: the biophysical and applied areas, and the social science side of things. The biophysical and applied aspects include threats and diseases such as Dutch elm disease, emerald ash borer, ecosystem services (benefits and value), and climate adaptation. The social sciences include human dimensions such as… Continue reading Research in urban forestry: The social side of things