Managing urban trees for people and wildlife
Grant number: LP160100780 | Funding period: 2016 - 2020
This project aims to explore the effects of different urban tree types and plantings on people and wildlife in Melbourne, Moreland and Ballarat so they can better plan their future urban forests. Local governments spend millions of dollars planting and maintaining urban trees every year. Research provides little guidance to these land managers when making critical decisions in a rapidly changing social and physical environment. This project will combine tree inventory data with new information on the social and ecological effects of trees (e.g. human well-being, bird diversity). This research is expected to guide future tree management decisions that have better social and environmental outc..View full description
Related publications (7)
International approaches to protecting and retaining trees on private urban land
Camilo Ordonez-Barona, Judy Bush, Joe Hurley, Marco Amati, Sirkku Juhola, Stephen Frank, Myles Ritchie, Christopher Clark, Alex English, Kelly Hertzog, Meg Caffin, Steve Watt, Stephen J Livesley
Most studies of urban forest management look at vegetation on public land. Yet, to meet ambitious urban forest targets, cities mus..
Private tree removal, public loss: Valuing and enforcing existing tree protection mechanisms is the key to retaining urban trees on private land
Chris Clark, Camilo Ordonez, Stephen J Livesley
In many cities, private trees dominate urban tree canopy cover, but densification often means fewer private trees and diminishing ..
Patterns of tree removal and canopy change on public and private land in the City of Melbourne
Thami Croeser, Camilo Ordonez, Caragh Threlfall, Dave Kendal, Rodney van der Ree, David Callow, Stephen J Livesley
Many cities face a struggle to reconcile ambitious tree canopy cover targets with urban development pressures. Canopy cover in The..
Decision-making of municipal urban forest managers through the lens of governance
Camilo Ordonez, Caragh G Threlfall, Stephen J Livesley, Dave Kendal, Richard A Fuller, Melanie Davern, Rodney van der Ree, Dieter F Hochuli
Awareness of the benefits of urban trees has led many cities to develop ambitious targets to increase tree numbers and canopy cove..
Urban forest governance and decision-making: A systematic review and synthesis of the perspectives of municipal managers
Camilo Ordonez, Caragh G Threlfall, Dave Kendal, Dieter F Hochuli, Melanie Davern, Richard A Fuller, Rodney van der Ree, Stephen J Livesley
Empirical research on the views of municipal managers can provide insights into urban forest governance and decision-making. Howev..
Nature-Based Solutions for Urban Climate Change Adaptation: Linking Science, Policy, and Practice Communities for Evidence-Based Decision-Making
Niki Frantzeskaki, Timon McPhearson, Marcus J Collier, Dave Kendal, Harriet Bulkeley, Adina Dumitru, Claire Walsh, Kate Noble, Ernita Van Wyk, Camilo Ordonez, Cathy Oke, Laszlo Pinter
Nature-based solutions offer an exciting prospect for resilience building and advancing urban planning to address complex urban ch..
A global comparison of the climatic niches of urban and native tree populations
Dave Kendal, C Dobbs, RV Gallagher, LJ Beaumont, J Baumann, NSG Williams, SJ Livesley
Aim: Urban macroecology studies can provide important insights into the impacts of climate change and human intervention in ecosys..