Baltimore Ecosystem Study Institute of Ecosystem Studies

2014 BES Annual Meeting Presentation and Poster Abstracts

Dynamic Cycles of BES Science and Decision Making: 7 Cycles and Counting
Grove, Morgan

Abstract: The linkages between science and decision making in BES can be dynamic and iterative. In this presentation, I describe the interactions between science and decision making over seven iterations and how the cycles of these interactions have led to advances in both domains. Over the course of these feedbacks, Baltimore has become one of the first cities in the United States to establish an urban tree canopy goal, and the City’s tree program, TreeBaltimore, has been linked to other sustainability goals and has broadened its connections to diverse stakeholders and other city programs.