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  2013 Oliver Bazinet
School: University of Washington
Field of study: He is testing the reliability and applicability of a forest landscape tool he helped to develop. By training a variety of individuals to use the tool in varied landscapes and topography he will determine its consistency and best training methods.
 
  2013 Jancy Morgan Langley
School: Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Field of study: She plans to survey people who have requested and received a free street tree in order to better understand those who participate in this type of program. The study will improve outreach and engagement strategies needed to cultivate lasting environmental stewardship.
 
  2013 Emily Meineke
School: North Carolina State University
Field of study: Her research, which will be conducted in Raleigh, is focused on the effects of scale insects in warmer versus cooler sites and the subsequent impact on the affected trees’ ability to sequester pollution and cool the surrounding area.
 
    2013 Jessica M. Vogt
School: Indiana University Bloomington
Field of study: She and a team of trained youth will collect information about the Keep Indianapolis Beautiful nonprofit neighborhood tree planting and maintenance project. They will add 5 additional cities to their research, working with the local non-profits and she will be the project’s leader.
 
  2013 John Siefer
School: Kent State University
Field of study: He will research Electric Utility Industry Right of Way Maintenance within the US and Canada. He is an ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) Certified Arborist and plans to get his Master’s Degree in Plant Physiology.
 
  2012 Kunwar Singh
School: University of North Carolina
Field of study: A Ph.D. student in the Geography Program and Applied Geographic Information Science at University North Carolina, Charlotte. He will use LiDar, which measures speed, distance and rotation through light detection, to do rapid assessments of urban forestry health in Charlotte. This new methodology will aid in developing more accurate urban forestry management plans.
 
  2012 Yujuan Chen
School: Virginia Tech
Field of study: Is a Ph.D. candidate in Urban Forestry at Virginia Tech. She is studying compacted urban soils to determine if they can be rehabilitated to improve tree growth and if this rehabilitation will assist in sequestering carbon and mitigate storm water runoff.
 
  2012 Jessica M. Vogt
School: Indiana University
Field of study: Beginning her Ph.D. at Indiana University, Bloomington. Her research, working with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, will evaluate the social and biophysical effects of urban tree planting programs and the role of neighborhood tree planting participants.
 
  2012 Kyle Cooper
School: Virginia Tech
Field of study: Finishing his five-year Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program at Virginia Tech and has won this award for the second year in a row. He is synthesizing previously researched design elements of trees and forests, to produce a manual for fellow landscape architects which will illustrate how urban forestry positively affects the physical and mental well-being of the urban community.
 
  2011 Andrew Koeser
School: University of Illinois
Field of study: His work includes all the factors in urban tree planting including energy outputs associated with urban trees before being planted and assessing sequestration rates prior to full establishments.)
 
  2011 Ailene Kane Ettinger
School: University of Washington
Field of study: Has been working with the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation developing and implementing her research in conifer regeneration in urban forest fragments."
 
  2011 Esther Kirtman
School: Northern Kentucky University
Field of study: Studying resistance of urban riparian forest fragments to re-invasion by invasive honeysuckle.
 
  2011 Christine Moskell
School: Cornell University
Field of study: Is researching how urban forestry professionals can effectively engage low-income communities in urban forest stewardship.
 
  2011 Basil V. Iannone III
School: University of Illinois
Field of study: "Ph.D. student at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He is working on the forest preserve in the Chicago area, specifically, how forest remnant structure can help maintain buckthorn-free forests, a problem which has lasted for over thirty years."
 
  2011 Kyle Cooper
School: Virginia Tech
Field of study: A fourth-year student in a five-year landscape architecture program at Virginia Tech and has designed an independent program around the concepts of urban forestry and horticulture.
 
  2010 Nancy Falxa-Raymond
School: Stanford University - B.A.Columbia University - M.S.
Field of study: Urban Reforestation - Her research includes the comparison of nitrogen content and nitrate reduction in leaves and roots of young red oak in an urban and rural forest.
 
    2010 Frank Grano
School: PSU Mont Alto - Associates in Forest Technology Pennsylvania State University - B.A. in Urban Forestry
Field of study: "His interests center around plant health care, particularly the health of urban forests within arboretums."
 
    2010 Andrew Koeser
School: University of Wisconsin - B.S. in Forestry University of Illinois - M.S. natural Resources and Environmental Science University of Illinois - Ph.D.
Field of study: Andrew's project title is "How Green Are Urban Trees? Carbon Sources and Sinks from the Nursery to Carbon Neutrality."
 
    2010 Sarah Mincey
School: Morehead State University - B.A. in English Inidana University - SPEA/M.P.A. & M.S.E.S. - Environmental Policy & Natural Resource Management
Field of study: "Her primary focus is to assess the influence of complex institutional dynamics on urban tree canopy, e.g., what instutional arrangements exist that affect the urban tree canopy."
 
  2009 Tara Trammel
School: University of Louisville
Field of study: Urban Ecology/(Ecosystem) - Urban Forestry Will continue her studies in the use of highway corridors & stable carbon & nitrogen isotope techniques to determine the path & source of these elements in trees along hwy. corridors.
 
  2009 Jane Dilley
School: University of WashingtonMaster's Candidate 2010Gustavus Adolphus CollegeBA Environmental Studies & Psychology 2000
Field of study: Urban Forestry & Public Policy Will study the public acceptance of tree planting and the influence of social marketing strategies on the success of tree planting programs.
 
    2009 Mac Cloyes
School: University of Massachusetts
Field of study: Urban Forestry/Biomechanics Is studying the science of managing trees to maximize resistance to storm damage.
 
    2008 Lara Roman
School: University of California
Field of study: "2007 - Will study the influence of urban soils on tree health & mortality by monitoring street trees and analyzing soils. 2008 - Will monitor the health & mortality of street trees in the San Francisco Bay area, describing soil conditions."
Project location: "Oakland, California (2007) San Francisco, California (2008)"
 
    2008 Rebecca Bakker
School: Temple University
Field of study: Will research drought-tolerant species for urban areas and strategies for water delivery to trees in towns and cities.
Project location: Morris Arboretum
 
    2008 Evan Keto
School: North Carolina State University
Field of study: "Forestry Will study how the composition of trees in parking lots is affected by landscaping ordinances, development patterns, and green building standards."
 
    2008 Tara Trammel
School: University of Louisville
Field of study: Urban Ecology/(Ecosystem) - Urban Forestry Will continue her studies in the use of highway corridors & stable carbon & nitrogen isotope techniques to determine the path & source of these elements in trees along hwy. corridors.
 
    2007 Kelby Fite
School: Clemson University
Field of study: Urban Forestry Studying the benefits of several practices for ameliorating urban soil conditions and enhancing urban tree performance.
Project location: "South Carolina, Boston and Pittsburgh"
 
    2007 Lara Roman
School: University of California
Field of study: "2007 - Will study the influence of urban soils on tree health & mortality by monitoring street trees and analyzing soils. 2008 - Will monitor the health & mortality of street trees in the San Francisco Bay area, describing soil conditions."
Project location: "Oakland, California (2007) San Francisco, California (2008)"
 
    2007 Yvette Williams
School: University of Baltimore Ph.D.
Field of study: Ecology Will compare urban forestry practices and their effect on storm water quantity and quality.
 
    2006 Evan Henrich
School: Boston College
Field of study: Community Urban Forestry and Community Empowerment Will conduct original research into the equitability of green space distribution and the implications of inequalities on the development of margtinalized communities for his senior thesis.
Project location: "Boston, MA"
 
    2006 Kelby Fite
School: Clemson University
Field of study: Urban Forestry Studying the benefits of several practices for ameliorating urban soil conditions and enhancing urban tree performance.
Project location: "South Carolina, Boston and Pittsburgh"
 

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