Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Casey Trees and Garden Clubs of America co-fund urban forestry research by Indiana University doctoral student

SPEA Doctoral Student Receives Urban Forestry Fellowship:
SPEA doctoral student Sarah Mincey recently received the prestigious Garden Club of America Fellowship in Urban Forestry, which will support her research with an award of $4,000.
Mincey received the award for her proposal on studying Bloomington’s urban tree canopy – specifically, how institutional forces in urban areas influence outcomes at the individual property level. By examining how these institutional forces incentivize or sanction actors to take specific action, Mincey hopes to identify which institutional arrangements affect the urban tree canopy, as well as address how the canopy varies between and within municipal sub-regions.

The Garden Club of America Fellowship, co-funded by Casey Trees in Washington, D.C., aims to advance knowledge of urban forests and increase the number of scientists in the field of urban forestry. Winners were selected by a committee of practicing urban forestry scientists at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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