IGN 10 - Which Trees in Your Urban Forest like It Hotter and Drier Than It Is Right Now?

Tuesday, August 8, 2017: 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
C124, Oregon Convention Center
Stephen J. Livesley, The University of Melbourne
Nicholas S. G. Williams, University of Melbourne
Stephen J. Livesley, The University of Melbourne
This session will highlight recent research into the impact of climate change upon urban trees and the ability of the collective urban forest to adapt to these increasingly harsh conditions whilst maintaining tree and habitat biodiversity as well as ecosystem service benefits to urban residents. The objectives are to provide a global overview of research directions into urban tree resilience to heat and drought and different approaches to future species or provenance selection. This will include trait-based analysis of urban tree populations, physiological analysis of trees to extreme environmental stress and meta-analysis of past urban ecosystem adaptation studies. There is great interest in better understanding how our urban forest composition will change as this has ramifications for urban society with regards to: a sense of place and identity, mental health and well-being, biodiversity and habitat, cooling and microclimate, human thermal comfort, the urban heat island, flooding and catchment hydrology.
 It's warming up down under
Dave Kendal, University of Melbourne; Jess Baumann, The University of Melbourne
 Habitat- and trait-based selection to identify alternative urban tree species
Christopher Szota, The University of Melbourne; Stephen J. Livesley, The University of Melbourne; Claire Farrell, The University of Melbourne; Stefan K. Arndt, The University of Melbourne; Tim D. Fletcher, The University of Melbourne
 Selecting and field testing climate-ready trees in California
Natalie S. van Doorn, USDA Forest Service; Greg McPherson, US Forest Service; Alison M. Berry, University of California at Davis; Erika Teach, USDA Forest Service; James Downer, University of California Cooperative Extension; Janet Hartin, University of California Cooperative Extension; Darren Haver, University of California Cooperative Extension
 A macroecology of urban trees
G. Darrel Jenerette, University of California
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