Lead Scientist for Nature-Based Solutions, TNC
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Mapping Tree Inequality: Why Many People Don’t Benefit from Tree Cover
Trees provide valuable cooling services in cities, but they are not equally distributed. And the problem is worse than originally thought.
Biophilic Cities For An Urban Century
What use is nature in the urban century?
What We Know (And Don’t Know) About Cities & Biodiversity
Scientists don't know much about how human cities affect other species.
Trees in the US Annually Prevent 1,200 Deaths During Heat Waves
High temperatures are often the greatest weather-related public health threat. Trees can help.
Keeping Conservation Relevant in the Urban Century
How will nature fare in the face of the most significant urban growth in human history?
How Can We Protect Endemic Species in the Face of Urban Growth?
There will be almost 2 billion additional urban dwellers by 2030. In the face of this massive urban growth, how can we protect plants and animals that are endemic to different regions around the world?
Global Change and Urban/Agriculture Competition for Water
More than 1 in 4 cities could have water shortages by 2050 even if they had first priority for water. How can cities meet growing demand in a changing climate?
A Tale of Climate Change and Two Cities
While it is almost impossible to attribute an individual event to climate change, the reality is that we live in a climate altered world.