National Academy of Sciences Urban Forestry Workshop Presentations

Washington, DC (February 25-26, 2013) –  In February 2013, the National Academy of Sciences convened a workshop, “Urban Forestry: Toward an Ecosystem Services Research Agenda,” to move forward on targeted goals around identifying capabilities, challenges, and opportunities for advancing urban forestry. This multi-stakeholder event included research and information on ecosystems benefits from trees, quantifying economic values, policy, and key research gaps.  Here’s a full wrap-up of workshop presentations.

Presentations and Video from the Workshop

Slides will download in .pdf format.
Video can be accessed via this YouTube playlist.

  • Welcome and Purpose of Workshop — Gary Allen (chair), Center for Chesapeake Communities Slides Video
  • Keynote remarks — Ann Bartuska, USDA Slides Video
  • Urban Forestry within the Greater Urban Ecosystem: Session Introduction — Marina Alberti, University of Washington Slides Video
  • Urban Ecosystems and Their Potential to Provide Ecosystem Services — Richard Pouyat, USFS Slides Video
  • Ecosystem Services and Regional Tradeoffs: Resolving the Desert Forest Paradox — Diane Pataki, University of Utah Slides Video
  • Challenges for Green Infrastructure at the Interface of Science, Practice and Policy — Thomas Whitlow, Cornell University Slides Video
  • Panel Q & A Video
  • Biophysical Services of the Urban Forest: Session Introduction — Kenneth Potter, University of Wisconsin Video
  • Hydrology/Stormwater — Thomas Ballestero, University of New Hampshire Slides Video
  • Introducing Stuart Gaffin — Kenneth Potter, University of Wisconsin
  • Urban Climate & Urban Forests: A View from New York — Stuart Gaffin, Columbia University Slides Video
  • The Role of Urban Forests in Biodiversity Restoration — Doug Tallamy, University of Delaware Slides Video
  • Panel Q & A Video
  • Day 2 Introduction — Gary Allen (chair), Center for Chesapeake Communities Video
  • Tools for Ecosystem Service Evaluation: Session Introduction — Marie O’Neill, University of Michigan Video
  • Mapping the Urban Forest from Above — Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne, University of Vermont Slides Video
  • The Role of Urban Forestry in Public Health — Laura Jackson, EPA Slides Video
  • Panel Q & A Video
  • Managing the Urban Forest: Session Introduction — Gary Allen, Center for Chesapeake Communities Video
  • Air Quality and Urban Forestry — Janet McCabe, EPA Video
  • From Street Trees to Sustainability: Science, Practice, Tools — Morgan Grove, USFS Slides Video
  • Management Challenges and Opportunities — Mark Buscaino, Casey Trees Slides Video
  • Panel Q & A Video
  • Workshop Summary and Closing Remarks — Gary Allen, Center for Chesapeake Communities Video

Other Materials

Source: National Academy of Sciences, “Urban Forestry: Toward an Ecosystem Services Research Agenda