#Lawns cover a lot of land in the U.S. - like a Georgia sized amount of land. New study reveals how income, age, & neighborly relations relate 2 yard management practices of irrigation, fertilization, & pesticide application across regions. #urbanecology #Baltimore #BESlter
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.
“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
This research was supported by funding from the NSF Long-term Ecological Research (LTER) Program. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. DEB-1637661 and DEB-1855277. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.