May 21, 2020: i-Tree in the Tropics!

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May 21, 2020
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

i-Tree in the Tropics!

This session provided a look at how some of our collaborators are using i-Tree to help communities and managers inform their tropical forestry initiatives and urban green space planning. The session presented an overview of three different projects in Puerto Rico, exploring ideas about how understanding forest health and tree canopy benefits can have a meaningful impact on community resilience, hurricane recovery, and how using these tools can strengthen connections that foster stewardship across the landscape.

Presenter Contact Information

  • Elvia J. Meléndez-Ackerman
    Professor of Environmental Science
    University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras
  • Christopher Nytch
    Ecologist and Environmental Educator
    Friends of El Yunque (National Forest) Foundation
  • Krista Heinlen
    The Davey Institute / USDA Forest Service
    Philadelphia Field Station | 100 N. 20th Street, Suite 205 | Philadelphia, PA 19103
    desk: 215.988.1635
  • David V. Bloniarz
    Urban Forest Researcher
    Holdsworth Natural Resources Center
    University of Massachusetts
    Amherst, MA 01003

Discussion Log

Click Here to view a transcript of the roundtable discussion log.

CEU Credits

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Support Materials

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Archived Video of Workshop Session

Click Here to view the replay of this workshop session.  The session is available for viewing on-line in streaming format, or can be downloaded for replay and distribution.




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