Baltimore Ecosystem Study

Long-term Ecological Research (LTER)

About Us

Since 1998, the Baltimore Ecosystem Study has been investigating the ecological, cultural, and economic forces that shape the Baltimore metropolitan area. Read more

Our Research

Links to documents explaining the areas of BES LTER urban ecology study and listing the affiliated researchers. Read more

The Balto Brief

Notes from the BES Director, Dr Emma J. Rosi and Director Emeritus, Dr Steward T.A. Pickett. Read more

BES Twitter

dissertation ch's are now published. I looked yard care:
1. geographic variation (what are ppl doing & where?) https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0222630
2. social norms (why ppl do what they do?) http://shorturl.at/pITY3
3. biophysical outcomes (what are the consequences?) http://shorturl.at/qFKX2

"New Ideas for the Urban Century: Conserving City and Country" - seminar by @UrbanSteward of @caryinstitute @BESlter streams live on Friday, Nov. 15, 11:00am EST. Join us! https://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/seminars p.s. Steward has a new book out this month via @YalePress: https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300238327/science-sustainable-city.

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“We are seeing a surge in attention around urban trees around the world … not just because they are beautiful, but because cities realize that trees are an important part of resiliency, health, wellness, happiness, and economic benefit" https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/nov/05/green-streets-which-city-has-the-most-trees

Atlanta is not alone in treasuring it's #trees. https://bit.ly/34OujPY
#BESlter & @usfs_nrs assess #Baltimore's tree #canopy, its value to #community & #environment, & inform #policy. https://bit.ly/2X66tg0, https://bit.ly/2q9yGXh, & more. #urbanecology #EnvironmentalJustice

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2019 Annual Meeting

23 October 2019 - 21 W Mt Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201