NYC Urban Field Station Publications
(The following publications have been peer reviewed according to standards required for Forest Service research publications or those conducted by technical journals.)
Auyeung, D.S. Novem; Campbell, Lindsay K.; Johnson, Michelle; Sonti, Nancy Falxa; Svendsen, Erika. 2016. Reading the landscape: citywide social assessment of New York City parks and natural areas in 2013-2014
Boicourt, Kate; Pirani, Robert; Johnson, Michelle; Svendsen, Erika; Campbell, Lindsay K.. 2016. Connecting with our waterways: an assessment of public access and stewardship in the New York - New Jersey Harbor Estuary
Campbell, Lindsay K.; Gabriel, Nate. 2016. Power in urban social-ecological systems: Processes and practices of governance and marginalization
Campbell, Lindsay K.; Svendsen, Erika S.; Roman, Lara A.. 2016. Knowledge Co-production at the Research-Practice Interface: Embedded Case Studies from Urban Forestry
Campbell, Lindsay K.; Svendsen, Erika S.; Sonti, Nancy Falxa; Johnson, Michelle L.. 2016. A social assessment of urban parkland: Analyzing park use and meaning to inform management and resilience planning
McMillen, Heather; Campbell, Lindsay; Svendsen, Erika; Reynolds, Renae. 2016. Recognizing Stewardship Practices as Indicators of Social Resilience: In Living Memorials and in a Community Garden
Pregitzer, Clara C.; Sonti, Nancy F.; Hallett, Richard A.. 2016. Variability in urban soils influences the health and growth of native tree seedlings
Simmons, Brady L.; Hallett, Richard A.; Sonti, Nancy Falxa; Auyeung, D. S. N.; Lu, Jacqueline W. T.. 2016. Long-term outcomes of forest restoration in an urban park
Sonti, Nancy Falxa; Campbell, Lindsay; Johnson, Michelle; Daftary-Steel, S.. 2016. Long-term outcomes of an urban farming internship program
Svendsen, Erika S.; Campbell, Lindsay K.; Fisher, Dana R.; Connolly, James J.T.; Johnson, Michelle L.; Sonti, Nancy Falxa; Locke, Dexter H.; Westphal, Lynne M.; Fisher, Cherie LeBlanc; Grove, Morgan; Romolini, Michele; Blahna, Dale J.; Wolf, Kathleen L.. 2016. Stewardship mapping and assessment project: a framework for understanding community-based environmental stewardship
Connolly, James J.T.; Svendsen, Erika S.; Fisher, Dana R.; Campbell, Lindsay K.. 2015. Mixed methods analysis of urban environmental stewardship networks
Lerman, Susannah B.; Sonti, Nancy F.. 2015. U.S. Forest Service and partners deliver urban wildlife research in support of conservation and management
Oldfield, Emily E.; Felson, Alexander J.; Auyeung, D. S. Novem; Crowther, Thomas W.; Sonti, Nancy F.; Harada, Yoshiki; Maynard, Daniel S.; Sokol, Noah W.; Ashton, Mark S.; Warren, Robert J.; Hallett, Richard A.; Bradford, Mark A.. 2015. Growing the urban forest: tree performance in response to biotic and abiotic land management
Svendsen, Erika S.; Campbell, Lindsay K.; Sonti, Nancy F.; Baine, Gillian.. 2015. Urban stewardship as a catalyst for recovery and change
Vogt, Christine A.; Klenosky, David B.; Snyder, Stephanie A.; Campbell, Lindsay K.. 2015. Resident support for a landfill-to-park transformation
Campbell, Lindsay K.. 2014. Constructing New York City's urban forest. The politics and governance of the MillionTreesNYC campaign
Campbell, Lindsay K.; Monaco, Morgan; Falxa-Raymond, Nancy; Lu, Jacqueline; Newman, Andrew; Rae, Ruth A.; Svendsen, Erika S.. 2014. Million TreesNYC: the integration of research and practice
Campbell, Lindsay; Svendsen, Erika; Falxa-Raymond, Nancy; Baine, Gillian.. 2014. Reading the landscape, a reflection on method
Connolly, James J.T.; Svendsen, Erika S.; Fisher, Dana R.; Campbell, Lindsay K.. 2014. Networked governance and the management of ecosystem services: The case of urban environmental stewardship in New York City
Falxa-Raymond, Nancy; Palmer, Matthew I.; McPhearson, Timon; Griffin, Kevin L.. 2014. Foliar nitrogen characteristics of four tree species planted in New York City forest restoration sites
Grove, J. Morgan; Locke, Dexter H.; O'Neil-Dunne, Jarlath P.M.. 2014. An ecology of prestige in New York City: Examining the relationships among population density, socio-economic status, group identity, and residential canopy cover
Locke, Dexter H.; King, Kristen L.; Svendsen, Erika S.; Campbell, Lindsay K.; Small, Christopher; Sonti, Nancy F.; Fisher, Dana R.; Lu, Jacqueline W.T.. 2014. Urban environmental stewardship and changes in vegetative cover and building footprint in New York City neighborhoods (2000-2010)
McLain, Rebecca J.; Hurley, Patrick T.; Emery, Marla R.; Poe, Melissa R.. 2014. Gathering "wild" food in the city: rethinking the role of foraging in urban ecosystem planning and management
Oldfield, Emily E.; Felson, Alexander J.; Wood, Stephen A.; Hallett, Richard A.; Strickland, Michael S.; Bradford, Mark A.. 2014. Positive effects of afforestation efforts on the health of urban soils
Roman, Lara A.. 2014. How many trees are enough? Tree death and the urban canopy
Svendsen, Erika S.; Baine, Gillian; Northridge, Mary E.; Campbell, Lindsay K.; Metcalf, Sara S.. 2014. Recognizing resilience
Svendsen, Erika S.; Campbell, Lindsay K.. 2014. Community-based memorials to September 11, 2001: environmental stewardship as memory work
Zalesny, Ronald S.; Hallett, Richard A.; Falxa-Raymond, Nancy; Wiese, Adam H.; Birr, Bruce A.. 2014. Propagating native Salicaceae for afforestation and restoration in New York City's five boroughs
Connolly, James J.; Svendsen, Erika S.; Fisher, Dana R.; Campbell, Lindsay K.. 2013. Organizing urban ecosystem services through environmental stewardship governance in New York City
Falxa-Raymond, Nancy.. 2013. Book Review: Greening in the Red Zone
Falxa-Raymond, Nancy; Svendsen, Erika; Campbell, Lindsay K.. 2013. From job training to green jobs: a case study for a young adult employment program centered on environmental restoration in New York City, USA
King, Kristen L.; Locke, Dexter H.. 2013. A comparison of three methods for measuring local urban tree canopy cover
Kovacs, Kent F.; Haight, Robert G.; Jung, Suhyun; Locke, Dexter H.; O'Neil-Dunne, Jarlath.. 2013. The marginal cost of carbon abatement from planting street trees in New York City
Nowak, David J.; Hirabayashi, Satoshi; Bodine, Allison; Hoehn, Robert.. 2013. Modeled PM2.5 removal by trees in ten US cities and associated health effects
Svendsen, Erika S.. 2013. Storyline and design: how civic stewardship shapes urban design in New York City
Fisher, Dana R.; Campbell, Lindsay; Svendsen, Erika S.. 2012. The organisational structure of urban environmental stewardship
Svendsen, Erika S.; Campbell, Lindsay K.; Falxa-Raymond, Nancy; Northridge, Jessica; Stone, Edie.. 2012. Introducing a longitudinal study of community gardeners and gardens in New York City
Svendsen, Erika S.; Northridge, Mary E.; Metcalf, Sara S.. 2012. Integrating grey and green infrastructure to improve the health and well-being of urban populations
Morani, Arianna; Nowak, David J.; Hirabayashi, Satoshi; Calfapietra, Carlo. 2011. How to select the best tree planting locations to enhance air pollution removal in the MillionTreesNYC initiative
Svendsen, Erika.. 2011. Cultivating health and well-being through environmental stewardship
Locke, Dexter; Grove, J. Morgan; Lu, Jacqueline W.T.; Troy, Austin; O'Neil-Dunne, Jarlath P.M.; Beck, Brian.. 2010. Prioritizing preferable locations for increasing urban tree canopy in New York City
Lu, Jacqueline W.T.; Svendsen, Erika S.; Campbell, Lindsay K.; Greenfeld, Jennifer; Braden, Jessie; King, Kristen; Falxa-Raymond, Nancy.. 2010. Biological, social, and urban design factors affecting young street tree mortality in New York City
Svendsen, Erika S.; Campbell, Lindsay K.. 2010. Living Memorials: Understanding the Social Meanings of Community-Based Memorials to September 11, 2001
Svendsen, Erika S.; Lu, Jacqueline W.T.. 2010. MillionTreesNYC, green infrastructure and urban ecology symposium March 5-6, 2010
Tidball, Keith G.; Krasny, Marianne E.; Svendsen, Erika; Campbell, Lindsay; Helphand, Kenneth.. 2010. Stewardship, learning, and memory in disaster resilience
- Sacks, Oliver. 2009. Foreword
- Campbell, Lindsay; Wiesen, Anne. 2009. Introduction
- Martensen, Robert. 2009. Landscape designers, doctors, and the making of healthy urban spaces in 19th century America
- Heerwagen, Judith. 2009. Biophilia, health, and well-being
- Svendsen, Erika. 2009. Cultivating resilience: urban stewardship as a means to improving health and well-being
- Brown, Hillary. 2009. Re-naturing the city: a role for sustainable infrastructure and buildings
- Seitz, John. 2009. Urban gardens: catalysts for restorative commons infrastructure
- Kamp, David. 2009. Creating restorative settings: inclusive design considerations
- Stone, Edie. 2009. The benefits of community-managed open space: community gardening in New York City
- Sugarman, Jeffery. 2009. Environmental and community health: a reciprocal relationship
- Murphy-Dunning, Colleen. 2009. From front yards to street corners: revitalizing neighborhoods through community-based land stewardship
- Marshall, Victoria; Hoda, Dil. 2009. Creative uncertainty
- Jiler, James. 2009. Restoring lives, transforming landscapes: the greenhouse program at Rikers Island jail
- Campbell, Lindsay. 2009. Memoryscape
- Marvy, Ian. 2009. Youth empowerment through urban agriculture: Red Hook Community Farm
- Lacerte, Susan. 2009. Adapting the botanical garden into a sustainable, multicultural resource
- Bennaton, Rob. 2009. The re-greening of public housing
- Brdanovic, Davorin. 2009. Gardens for peace and reconciliation
Lu, Jacqueline W.T.; Shane, Megan; Svendsen, Erika; Campbell, Lindsay; Fragola, Cristiana; Krasny, Marianne; Lovasl, Gina; Maddox, David; McDonnell, Simon; McPhearson, P. Timon; Montalto, Franco; Newman, Andrew; Pehek, Ellen; Rae, Ruth A.; Stedman, Richard; Tidball, Keith G.; Westphal, Lynne; Whitlow, Tom.. 2009. MillionTreesNYC, Green infrastructure, and urban ecology: building a research agenda
Green, Nicole L.; Cairo, Jennifer A.. 2008. Fishing for improvements: managing fishing by boat on New York City water supply reservoirs and lakes
Murdock, Peter S.; Jenkins, Jennifer C.; Birdsey, Richard A.. 2008. 1.0 Executive summary
Svendsen, Erika s.; Campbell, Lindsay K.. 2008. Urban ecological stewardship: understanding the structure, function and network of community-based urban land management
Cairo, Jennifer A.. 2007. Getting "boater" all the time: managing fishing by boat on New York city water supply reservoirs
Nowak, David J.; Hoehn, Robert E., III; Crane, Daniel E.; Stevens, Jack C.; Walton, Jeffrey T.. 2007. Assessing urban forest effects and values, New York City's urban forest
Svendsen, Erika S.; Campbell, Lindsay K.; Duong, Phu. 2007. Land-markings: 12 Journeys through 9/11 Living Memorials [DVD]
Svendsen, E.; Marshall, V.; Ufer, M.F.. 2006. Urban field guide: applying social forestry observation techniques to the east coast megalopolis
Svendsen, Erika S.; Campbell, Lindsay K.. 2006. Land-markings: 12 Journeys through 9/11 Living Memorials
Svendsen, Erika S.; Campbell, Lindsay K.. 2005. Living memorials project: year 1 social and site assessment
Pouyat, Richard V.; Carreiro, Margaret M.. 2003. Controls on mass loss and nitrogen dynamics of oak leaf litter along an urban-rural land-use gradient
Research by Field Station Partners
NYC Parks Natural Resources Group. 2015. Alley Creek Watershed Management and Habitat Restoration Plan, Executive Summary. City of New York Parks and Recreation.
Tobing, S.L., and Larson, M. 2015. Final Report on Fish Passage Construction at the East 182nd Street Dam, Bronx River. City of New York Parks and Recreation. January 2015.
City of New York Department of Parks and Recreation. 2014. Guidelines for Urban Forest Restoration. 150 p.
Small, Christopher; Lu, Jacqueline W.T. 2006. Estimation and vicarious validation of urban vegetation abundance by spectral mixture analysis. Remote Sensing of Environment 100 (2006) 441-456.
(The following publications have not been formally peer reviewed according to standards required for Forest Service research publications or those conducted by technical journals.)
Auyeung, D.S. Novem; Campbell, Lindsay K.; Johnson, Michelle; Sonti, Nancy Falxa; Svendsen, Erika. 2016. Reading the Landscape: Park Profiles 2013 - 2014. Social Assessment White Paper No. 3. (34 MB)
Klenosky, David B.; Snyder, Stephanie; Vogt, Christine A.; Campbell, Lindsay; Svendsen, Erika S.; Schroeder, Herbert W.; Flanagan, Rich; Popper, Deborah. 2012. 2011 Staten Island/Freshkills Parks resident survey: data report. Unpublished report. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 62 p.
Svendsen, Erika; Campbell, Lindsay; Sonti, Nancy; Johnson, Michelle. 2015. Reading the Landscape : A Social Assessment of Parks and their Natural Areas in Jamaica Bay Communities. White Paper, Part I: Social Assessment Overview (4 MB)
Falxa-Raymond, Nancy; Campbell, Lindsay K. 2013. East New York Farms! Youth Internship Alumni Evaluation Report.
Fisher, Dana L.; Connolly, James J.; Svendsen, Erika S.; Campbell, Lindsay K. 2011. DIGGING TOGETHER: Why people volunteer to help plant one million trees in New York City. Environmental Stewardship Project at the Center for Society and Environment of the University of Maryland White Paper #2. 36 p.
Fisher, Dana L.; Connolly, James J.; Svendsen, Erika S.; Campbell, Lindsay K. 2010. Who Volunteers to Steward the Urban Forest in New York City? An analysis of participants in MillionTreesNYC planting events. Environmental Stewardship Project White Paper #1. 33 p.
Maddox, David, comp. ed. 2010. Supporting success: Making the transition to green collar jobs. New York, NY: MilliontreesNYC. 24 p. Unpublished report.
MillionTreesNYC Advisory Board Research & Evaluation Subcommittee. 2009. MillionTreesNYC, Green Infrastructure, and Urban Ecology: Building a Research Agenda. Report from the May 2009 Research Workshop
Campbell, Lindsay. 2008. Bronx Youth Urban Forestry Empowerment Program Evaluation.
Campbell, Lindsay Kathleen. 2006. Civil Society Strategies on Urban Waterways: Stewardship, Contention, and Coalition Building. Master of Science in City Planning Thesis. Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Grove, J. Morgan; O'Neil-Dunne, Jarlath; Pelletier, Keith; Nowak, David; Walton, Jeff. 2006. A Report on New York City's Present and Possible Urban Tree Canopy.
Svendsen, Erika; Campbell, Lindsay. 2005. The Urban Ecology Collaborative Assessment: Understanding the Structure, Function, and Network of Local Environmental Stewardship.
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Johnson, M.L., Campbell, L.K., Svendsen, E.S., Westphal, L., Fisher, C., Grove, J.M., Romolini, M., Locke, D., Fisher, D., Connolly, J., Waggle, J., and Wolf, K. 2015. Comparative analysis of environmental stewardship mapping in four U.S. cities: New York City, Chicago, Baltimore, and Seattle. Poster presented at Urban Environmental Stewardship Conference, University of Maryland, April 17, 2015.
Johnson, M.L., McMillen, H., Svendsen, E. and Campbell, L.K. Exploring an Emerging Interdisciplinary Process: A Socio-Ecological Assessment of New York City Parks. Poster presented at Ecology Society of America conference, Baltimore, MD. August 10, 2015.
Campbell, L.K., Svendsen, E.S., Johnson, M.L., and Auyeung. Engagement in, potential for, and barriers to stewardship among New York City park users. Poster presented at Urban Environmental Stewardship Conference, University of Maryland, April 17, 2015.
Resilient Cities: Strengthening resilience through green space and stewardship with Samuel Carter, The Rockefeller Foundation and Lindsay Campbell, USDA Forest Service. (June 2015)
Social Networks and Knowledge Systems for Urban Stewardship and Sustainability with Tischa A. Muñoz-Erickson, USDA Forest Service and
Erika S Svendsen, USDA Forest Service. (January 2015)
U.S. Forest Service. 2013. Increasing access to food in urban agroecosystems – food security, foraging, and urban green space managing in an era of changing climates. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Urban Natural Resources Institute. [webcast]. Available at http://www.unri.org/webcasts/international/ (Accessed Sept. 4, 2013).
STEW-MAP: Understanding Urban Environmental Stewardship in New York City with Erika S. Svendsen and Lindsay K. Campbell, for the Woodland Owner Networks. (April 2009)
The Restoration of Fresh Kills from Landfill to Park: Setting a Research agenda, introduction by Erika. S. Svendsen and Lindsay K. Campbell, U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station, with Eloise Hirsh and Carrie Grassi, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation (March 2009)
STEW-MAP: Using social-spatial-network analysis to understand urban environmental stewardship in New York City and beyond, with Lindsay Campbell and Erika Svendsen, US Forest Service, Northern Research Station, New York City. (May 2008)
Living Memorials Project Update with Erika Svendsen and Lindsay Campbell Northern Research Station, New York City. (September 2006)
Environmental Education: Trans-disciplinary Approaches to Addressing Wicked Problems - Global online course from Cornell University features case study and lecture from NYC UFS researchers. Spring 2016. In addition to the MOOC, now all the lectures are available directly on YouTube. View an index with links to lectures.
GIS Analysis of New York City's Ecology: Using spatial analysis tools to help with New York City's million tree campaign
Fall semester 2008 at University of Vermont
Austin Troy, J. Morgan Grove (US Forest Service) and Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne (University of Vermont)