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Timon McPhearson

Timon   McPhearson

Asst Prof of Urban Ecology & Chair of Environmental Studies Program

Assistant Professor of Urban Ecology and Chair of Environmental Studies Program

Office Location:

79 Fifth Avenue
  • Email: timon.mcphearson@newschool.edu


  • Recent Publications:

    McPhearson, Timon, Madhav Karki, Cecilia Herzog, Peleg Kremer, Christopher Clark, Luc Abbadie, Katia Perini, Matthew Palmer, Helen Santiago Fink, and Maria-Paola Sutto, Jack Ahern, Pippin Anderson, Robert Braumann, Lena Chan, Nate Cormier, Geoffrey Davison, Niki Frantzeskaki, Maria Peláez, Jorge Perez, Helene Roumani, Melanie Simon, Nico Tillie, Naomi Tsur, and Kongjian Yu.  “Urban Ecosystems and Biodiversity”, in Second Assessment Report on Climate Change in Cities (ARC3-2) (Eds. Cynthia Rozensweig, Bill Solecki, et al.), Urban Climate Change Research Network, forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.

    McPhearson, Timon and Katinka Wijsman. “Transitioning Complex Urban Systems: An Urban Ecology Approach to Urban Sustainability Transitions”. In Urban Sustainability Transitions (ed. Dirk Lerboch, Niki Frantzeskaki, et al.), forthcoming from Springer.

    McPhearson, Timon, Erik Andersson, Thomas Elmqvist, and Niki Frantzeskaki. 2015. “Resilience Of and Through Urban Ecosystem Services,“ Ecosystem Services (Special Issue), DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2014.07.012, in press

    McPhearson, Timon and Victorial Marshall.  2015. “Micro_Urban: The Ecological and Social Potential of Small-Scale Urban Spaces”. The Nature of Cities,

    http://www.thenatureofcities.com/2015/01/03/micro_urban-the-ecological-and-social-potential-of-small-scale-urban-spaces/Kremer, Peleg, Erik Andersson, Timon McPhearson, and Thomas Elmqvist. 2015. “Advancing the Frontier of Urban Ecosystem Services Research.” Ecosystem Services (Special Issue), in press.

    Andersson, Erik, Timon McPhearson, Peleg Kremer, Erik Gomez-Baggethun, Dagmar Haase, Magnus Tuvendal, and Daniel Wurster. 2015. “Scale and Context Dependence of Ecosystem Service Providing Units.“  Ecosystem Services (Special Issue), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2014.08.001, in press

    Hansen, Rieke, Niki Frantzeskaki, Timon McPhearson, Emily Rall, Nadja Kabisch Anna Kaczorowska, Jaan-Henrik Kain, , Martina Artmann, and Stephan Pauleit. 2015. “The uptake of the ecosystem services concept in planning discourses of European and American cities.” Ecosystem Services (Special Issue), doi:10.1016/j.ecoser.2014.11.013, in press

    Andersson, E., Maria Tengö, Timon McPhearson and Peleg Kremer. 2015. “Cultural Ecosystem Services as a Platform for Working Towards Urban Sustainability.” Ecosystem Services (Special Issue), DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2014.08.002, in press

    McPhearson, Timon, Zoé Hamstead, and Peleg Kremer. 2014. “Urban Ecosystem Services for Resilience Planning and Management in New York City.” AMBIO: Journal of the Human Environment (Special Issue) 43:502–515?DOI 10.1007/s13280-014-0509-8

    Larondelle, Neele, Hamstead, Zoé A., Peleg Kremer, Dagmar Haase, and Timon McPhearson. 2014. “Applying a novel urban structure classification to compare the relationships of urban structure and surface temperature in Berlin and New York City.” Applied Geography, 53: 427-437. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2014.07.004

    Pickett, Steward T.A., Kenneth T. Belt, Geoffrey Bukley, Timothy Carter, Edward J. Doheny, Erle C. Ellis, ?Peter M. Groffman, Gordon M. Heisler, ?Brian P. McGrath, Timon McPhearson, Katalin Szlavecz, and?Jonathan M. Walsh.  2014. BES Urban Lexicon: Concepts for the Interdisciplinary Study of Urban Ecology. Baltimore Ecosystem Study, ISBN 978-1-312-39712-5.

    Haase, Dagmar, Neele Larondelle, Erik Andersson, Martina Artmann, Sarah Borgström, Jürgen Breuste, Erik Gomez-Baggethun, ?sa Gren, Zoé Hamstead, Rieke Hansen, Nadja Kabisch, Peleg Kremer, Johannes Langemeyer, Emily Lorance Rall, Timon McPhearson, Stephan Pauleit, Salman Qureshi, Nina Schwarz, Annette Voigt, Daniel Wurster, and Thomas Elmqvist.  2014. “A Quantitative Review of Urban Ecosystem Services Assessments: Concepts, Models, and Implementation.” AMBIO (Special Issue), 43:413–433, ?DOI 10.1007/s13280-014-0504-0

    Schewenius, Maria, Timon McPhearson, and Thomas Elmqvist. 2014. “Opportunities for Increasing Resilience and Sustainability?of Urban Social–Ecological Systems: Insights from the URBES and the Cities Biodiversity Outlook Projects.” AMBIO (Special Issue), 43:434-444,?DOI 10.1007/s13280-014-0505-z

    Falxa-Raymond, Nancy, Matthew I. Palmer, Timon McPhearson, and Kevin Griffith. 2014. “Foliar Nitrogen Characteristics of Four Tree Species Planted in New York City Forest Restoration Sites.” Urban Ecosystems (2014): 1-18, http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11252-014-0346-3

    McPhearson, Timon.  2014. “The Rise of Resilience: Linking Resilience and Sustainability in City Planning”. The Nature of Cities, http://www.thenatureofcities.com/2014/06/08/the-rise-of-resilience-linking-resilience-and-sustainability-in-city-planning

    McPhearson, Timon.  2014. An Urban Ecology Approach to “The Future We Want”. Revolve Magazine 11:18-24. http://www.revolve-magazine.com/home/2014/06/20/urban-ecology-an-approach-to-the-future-we-want/

    Haase, Dagmar, Timon McPhearson, Anna Kaczorowska, Niki Frantzeskaki. 2014. “Ecosystem Services in Urban Landscapes: Practical Applications and Governance Implications.” Urbanization and Global Environmental Change: Viewpoints, Spring 2014.

    McPhearson, Timon.  2014. “How much should we worry about exotic species in urban zones?” The Nature of Cities, http://www.thenatureofcities.com/?p=6501

    McPhearson, Timon.  2014. “Many believe that better information on the monetary value of ecosystem services is critical for getting cities to adopt more green infrastructure solutions”.  The Nature of Cities, http://www.thenatureofcities.com/?p=5792McPhearson, Timon, Peleg Kremer, and Zoé Hamstead. 2013. “Mapping Ecosystem Services in New York City: Applying a Social-Ecological Approach in Urban Vacant Land.” Ecosystem Services 11-26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2013.06.005

    Kremer, Peleg, Zoé Hamstead, and Timon McPhearson. 2013.  “A Social-Ecological Assessment of Vacant Lots in New York City.Landscape and Urban Planning 218-233,http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2013.05.003

    Crossman, Neville, Benjamin Burkhard, Stoyan Nedkov, Louise Willemen, Katalin Petz, Ignacio Palomo, Evangelia G. Drakou, Berta Martín-Lopez, Timon McPhearson, Kremena Boyanova, Rob Alkemade, Benis Egoh, Martha Dunbar, Joachim Maes. 2013. “A blueprint for mapping and modelling ecosystem services.” Ecosystem Services 44-14. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2013.02.001

    McPhearson, Timon and Keith G. Tidball. 2013. “Disturbances in Urban Social-Ecological Systems: Niche Opportunities for Environmental Education” In, Trading Zones in Environmental Education: Creating Transdisciplinary Dialogue, eds. Marianne Krasny and Justin Dillon. Peter Lang, New York.

    McPhearson, Timon, David Maddox, Bram Gunther, and David Bragdon. 2013. “New York City Biodiversity, Green Space, and Ecosystem Services”, In, Cities and Biodiversity Outlook: Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities, (Eds: Thomas Elmqvist, Michail Fragkias, Julie Goodness, Burak Güneralp, Peter J. Marcotullio, Robert I. McDonald, Susan Parnell, Maria Schewenius, Marte Sendstad, Karen C. Seto, Cathy Wilkinson), Springer Netherlands, pp.355-383, DOI:10.1007/978-94-007-7088-1_19

    McPhearson, Timon, Roger Auch, and Marina Alberti. 2013. “Urbanization trends, biodiversity patterns, and ecosystem services in North America,” In, Cities and Biodiversity Outlook: Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities, (Eds: Thomas Elmqvist, Michail Fragkias, Julie Goodness, Burak Güneralp, Peter J. Marcotullio, Robert I. McDonald, Susan Parnell, Maria Schewenius, Marte Sendstad, Karen C. Seto, Cathy Wilkinson), Springer Netherlands, pp.279-286, DOI:10.1007/978-94-007-7088-1_14

    Gómez-Baggethun, Erik, Åsa Gren, David N. Barton, Johannes Langemeyer, Timon McPhearson, Patrick O’Farrell, Erik Andersson, Zoé Hamstead, and Peleg Kremer. 2013. “Urban Ecosystem Services,” In, Cities and Biodiversity Outlook: Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities, (Eds: Thomas Elmqvist, Michail Fragkias, Julie Goodness, Burak Güneralp, Peter J. Marcotullio, Robert I. McDonald, Susan Parnell, Maria Schewenius, Marte Sendstad, Karen C. Seto, Cathy Wilkinson), Springer Netherlands, pp.175-251, DOI:10.1007/978-94-007-7088-1_11

    McPhearson, Timon*.  2013.  “What is Urban Ecology?” Stockholm Resilience Center Video. http://www.stockholmresilience.org/21/research/research-videos/6-4-2013-what-is-urban-ecology.html

    McPhearson, Timon. 2013. “Getting Beyond Plant PR: Accounting for Both Services and Disservices of Urban Green Infrastructure.” The Nature of Cities, http://www.thenatureofcities.com/?p=3425

    McPhearson, Timon. 2013. “Wicked Problems, Social-ecological Systems, and the Utility of Systems Thinking.” The Nature of Cities, http://www.thenatureofcities.com/?p=2180

    McPhearson, Timon. 2012. “Vacant Land in Cities Could Provide Important Social and Ecological Benefits.” The Nature of Cities, http://www.thenatureofcities.com/?p=656McPhearson, P. Timon. 2012. “Cities as Highly Functional Socio-Ecological Systems: Solving the Environmental Crisis with a Tree?” Scapes 8: 30-37.

    McPhearson, P. Timon. 2011.  “Toward a Sustainable New York City: Greening Through Urban Forest Restoration.” In, The Triple Bottom Line: Sustainability Principles, Practice, and Perspective in America’s Cities (M. Slavin, editor), pp181-204, Island Press, Washington, D.C.

     

     

     

    Research Interests:

    urban ecosystems, social-ecological systems, resilience, social equity, urban planning, sustainability, biodiversity conservation, urban forestry

    Awards and Honors:

    Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN), National Science Foundation, PI Charles Redman, Co-PI Timon McPhearson with others. 2015. Funded: $12,000,000.

    What is urban? - Global urbanization as viewed from multiple scientific domains, Future Earth, Urban Cluster, PI Thomas Elmqvist, Co-PI Timon McPhearson with others. 2014. Funded: $75,000.

    Bright Spots: Seeds of a Good Anthropocene, Future Earth, Fast-track Initiative, PI Elena Bennett, Co-PI Timon McPhearson with others. 2014. Funded: $75,000.

    Scientific Support for the Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Knowledge Generation, Future Earth, Cluster, PI Paul Leadley, Co-PI Timon McPhearson with others. 2014. Funded: $100,000.

    Global Biodiversity Monitoring, Prediction and Reporting, Future Earth, Urban Cluster, PI Walter Jetz, Co-PI Timon McPhearson with others. 2014. Funded: $100,000.

    Modeling the economic value of urban green infrastructure with Urban InVEST: A model design and development framework, Natural Areas Conservancy, Timon McPhearson, PI, Tishman Environment and Design Center, The New School, 2014.  Funded: $24,196.

    Turning Vacant Acres into community Resources, NSPE Civic Engagement Fund, PI Timon McPhearson. 2014. Funded: $6000.

    Soil-Vegetation Dynamics and Tree Growth and Survivorship Outcomes of MillionTreesNYC Forest Restoration in New York City Parkland, Eppley Foundation for Research, Timon McPhearson, PI, Tishman Environment and Design Center, The New School, 2013.  Funded: $25,500.

    Urban Ecology Field Experience, Civic Engagement Fund Grant, P. Timon McPhearson, PI, Tishman Environment and Design Center, The New School for Public Engagement, 2011.  Funded: $10,000.

     



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