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Timon McPhearson

Timon McPhearson

Assistant Professor of Urban Ecology, Tishman Environment and Design Center, The New School

mcpheap@newschool.edu

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Tishman Environment and Design Center
The New School
66 W 12th St
New York, NY 10011

Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Urban Ecology, Tishman Environment and Design Center, The New School

Biography

For more than ten years Dr. McPhearson's academic and professional research has attempted to understand how ecological systems work and how to conserve biodiversity and restore damaged ecosystems and their associated functions. His research, teaching, and activism centers on the premise that humans are integrated components of ecosystems and therefore must recognize and take responsibility for the intimate role they play in the structuring and functioning of all ecosystems. This is nowhere more apparent than in urban areas. Cities are home to more than 50% of humanity. Hence, most people’s experience of nature is urban. This requires that cities become models of highly sustainable human ecosystems. Therefore, his current research efforts are focused on better understanding urban socio-ecologies and specifically on protecting and restoring ecological functions and services in the urban forests of New York City.

Prior to joining The New School, McPhearson spent three years as a Columbia University Science Fellow teaching environmental and ecological science and conducting research at Columbia’s Earth Institute. He has also worked as an ecologist at the American Museum of Natural History’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, is a former National Science Foundation Fellow, and continues to work with local policymakers, planners, and designers on urban sustainability research and education.

Education

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Ecological Cooperation, Columbia University, 2008
  • PhD, Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources, Rutgers University, 2004
  • BS, Environmental Biology, Taylor University, 1997

Expertise

Journal Articles

2018

Andersson, E. and P. T. McPhearson. 2018. Making sense of biodiversity: The affordances of systems ecology. Frontiers in Psychology 8:Art.594. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00594. (link )

Depietri, Y. and P. T. McPhearson. 2018. Changing urban risk: 140 years of climatic hazards in New York City. Climatic Change 148(1-2):95–108. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-018-2194-2. (link )

Donahue, M., B. L. Keeler, S. A. Wood, D. Fisher, Z. Hamstead and P. T. McPhearson. 2018. Using social media to understand drivers of urban park visitation in the Twin Cities, MN. Landscape and Urban Planning 175:1-10. DOI: 10.1016/J.LANDURBPLAN.2018.02.006. (link )

Hamstead, Z., D. Fisher, R. T. Ilieva, S. A. Wood, P. T. McPhearson and P. Kremer. 2018. Geolocated social media as a rapid indicator of park visitation and equitable park access. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 72(Nov):38-50. DOI: 10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2018.01.007. (link )

Hara, Y., P. T. McPhearson, Y. Sampei and B. McGrath. 2018. Assessing urban agriculture potential: a comparative study of Osaka, Japan and New York City, United States. Sustainability Science 13(4):937-952. DOI: 10.1007/s11625-018-0535-8. (link )

Ilieva, R. and P. T. McPhearson. 2018. Social-media data for urban sustainability. Nature Sustainability 1(10):553-565. DOI: 10.1038/s41893-018-0153-6. (link )

McPhillips, L., H. Chang, M. Chester, Y. Depietri, E. Friedman, N. B. Grimm, J. S. Kominoski, P. T. McPhearson, P. Mendez-Lazaro, E. Rosi-Marshall and J. Shafiei Shiva. 2018. Defining extreme events: A cross-disciplinary review. Earth’s Future 6(3):441-455. DOI: 10.1002/2017EF000686. (link )

2017

Elmqvist, T., E. Andersson, O. Gaffney and P. T. McPhearson. 2017. Sustainability and resilience differ. Nature 546:352. DOI: 10.1038/546352d. (link )

Gittleman, M., C. J. Farmer, P. Kremer and P. T. McPhearson. 2017. Estimating Stormwater Runoff for Community Gardens in New York City. Urban Ecosystems 20(1):129-139. DOI: 10.1007/s11252-016-0575-8. (link )

Groffman, P. M., M. L. Cadenasso, J. Cavender-Bares, D. L. Childers, N. B. Grimm, J. M. Grove, S. E. Hobbie, L. R. Hutyra, G. D. Jenerette, P. T. McPhearson, D. E. Pataki, S. T. Pickett, R. V. Pouyat, E. Rosi-Marshall and B. L. Ruddell. 2017. Moving towards a new urban systems science. Ecosystems 20(1):38-43. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-016-0053-4. (link )

McPhearson, P. T. 2017. Hurricanes: enlist nature's protection. Nature 550(43):. DOI: doi:10.1038/550043c. (link )

McPhearson, P. T., D. M. Iwaniec and X. Bai. 2017. Positive visions for guiding urban transformations toward sustainable futures. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 22:33-40. DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2017.04.004. (link )

Romero-Lankao, P., P. T. McPhearson and D. J. Davidson. 2017. The food-energy-water nexus and urban complexity. Nature Climate Change 7(4):233-235. DOI: 10.1038/nclimate3260. (link )

2016

Bennett, E. M., M. Solan, R. Biggs, P. T. McPhearson, A. Norstrom, P. Olsson, L. Pereira, G. D. Peterson, C. Raudsepp-Hearne, F. Biermann, S. R. Carpenter, E. Ellis, T. Hichert, V. Galaz, M. Lahsen, M. Milkoreit, B. Martin-Lopez, K. A. Nicholas, R. Preiser, G. Vince, J. Vervoort and J. Xu. 2016. Bright Spots: Seeds of a Good Anthropocene. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 14(8):441–448. DOI: 10.1002/fee.1309. (link )

Frantzeskaki, N., N. Kabisch and P. T. McPhearson. 2016. Advancing urban environmental governance: Understanding theories, practices and processes shaping urban sustainability and resilience. Environmental Science & Policy 62(Aug):1-6. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2016.05.008. (link )

Kremer, P., Z. Hamstead, D. Haase, P. T. McPhearson, N. Frantzeskaki, E. Andersson, N. Kabisch, N. Larondelle, E. L. Rall, A. Voigt, F. Baro, C. Bertram, E. Gomez-Baggethun, R. Hansen, A. Kaczorowska, J. Kain, J. Kronenberg, J. Langemeyer, S. Pauleit, K. Rehdanz, M. Schewenius, C. van Ham, D. Wurster and T. Elmqvist. 2016. Key insights for the future of urban ecosystem services research. Ecology and Society 21(2):29. DOI: 10.5751/ES-08445-210229. (link )

Larondelle, N., D. Haase, Z. Hamstead, P. Kremer and P. T. McPhearson. 2016. Eine neue Stadtstruktur klassifikation zur Analyse der Beziehung zwischen ökologischer Funktion, Bebauung und Bodenbedeckungsstruktur: Eine vergleichende Studie von Berlin und New York City. Stadtforschung Und Statistik 2:64-75.

McPhearson, P. T., D. Haase, N. Kabisch and A. Gren. 2016. Editorial: Advancing understanding of the complex nature of urban systems. Ecological Indicators 70(Nov):566-573. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.03.054. (link )

McPhearson, P. T., S. Parnell, D. Simon, O. Gaffney, T. Elmqvist, X. Bai, D. Roberts and A. Revi. 2016. Scientists must have a say in the future of cities. Nature 538(7624):165-166. DOI: 10.1038/538165a.

McPhearson, P. T., S. T. Pickett, N. B. Grimm, J. Niemala, M. Alberti, T. Elmqvist, C. Weber, D. Haase, J. Breuste and S. Qureshi. 2016. Advancing urban ecology toward a science of cities. BioScience 66(3):198-212. DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biw002. (link )

2015

McHale, M. R., S. T. Pickett, O. Barbosa, D. N. Bunn, M. L. Cadenasso, D. L. Childers, M. Gartin, G. R. Hess, D. M. Iwaniec, P. T. McPhearson, M. N. Peterson, A. K. Poole, L. Rivers III, S. T. Shutters and W. Zhou. 2015. The new global urban realm: Complex, connected, diffuse, and diverse social-ecological systems. Sustainability 7(5):5211-5240. DOI: 10.3390/su7055211. (link )

2014

McPhearson, T., Z. A. Hamstead and P. Kremer. 2014. Urban ecosystem services for resilience planning and management in New York City. Ambio 43(4):502-515. DOI: 10.1007/s13280-014-0509-8. (link )

2013

Crossman, N. D., B. Burkhard, S. Nedkov, L. Willemen, K. Petz, I. Palomo, E. G. Drakou, B. Martin-Lopez, T. McPhearson, K. Boyanova, R. Alkemade, B. Egoh, M. B. Dunbar and J. Maes. 2013. A blueprint for mapping and modelling ecosystem services. Ecosystem Services 4(June):4-14. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2013.02.001. (link )

Kremer, P., Z. A. Hamstead and T. McPhearson. 2013. A social-ecological assessment of vacant lots in New York City. Landscape and Urban Planning 120(December):218-233. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2013.05.003. (link )

McPhearson, T., P. Kremer and Z. A. Hamstead. 2013. Mapping ecosystem services in New York City: Applying a social-ecological approach in urban vacant land. Ecosystem Services 6(September):11-26. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2013.06.005. (link )

2010

McPhearson, T., M. Feller, A. Felson, R. Karty, J. W. Lu, M. I. Palmer and T. Wenskus. 2010. Assessing the effects of the urban forest restoration effort of Million TreesNYC on the structure and functioning of New York City ecosystems. Cities and the Environment 3(1):Art. 7. (link )

1999

Petchey, O. L., T. McPhearson, T. M. Casey and P. J. Morin. 1999. Environmental warming alters food-web structure and ecosystem function. Nature 402:69-72. DOI: 10.1038/47023. (link )

Books

2018

Elmqvist, T., X. Bai, N. Frantzeskaki, C. Griffith, D. Maddox, P. T. McPhearson, S. Parnell, P. Romero-Lankao, D. Simon and M. Watkins eds. 2018. Urban Planet: Knowledge Towards Sustainable Cities. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 9781316647554.

Book Chapters

2018

Alberti, M., P. T. McPhearson and A. Gonzalez. 2018. Embracing urban complexity. Pp. 45-67 Urban Planet: Knowledge Towards Sustainable Cities. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 9781316647554. (link )

Bai, X., T. Elmqvist, N. Frantzeskaki, P. T. McPhearson, D. Simon, D. Maddox, M. Watkins, P. Romero-Lankao, S. Parnell, C. Griffith and D. Roberts. 2018. Synthesis: New integrated urban knowledge for the cities we want. Pp. 462 Urban Planet: Knowledge Towards Sustainable Cities. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 9781316647554.

McPhearson, P. T., M. Karki, C. Herzog, H. Santiago Fink, L. Abbadie, P. Kremer, C. M. Clark, M. I. Palmer, K. Perini and M. Dubbeling. 2018. Urban Ecosystems and Biodiversity. Pp. 259-320 Climate Change and Cities: Second Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network. Cambridge University Press.

Parnell, S., T. Elmqvist, P. T. McPhearson, H. Nagendra and S. Sorlin. 2018. Introduction: Situating knowledge and action for an urban planet. Pp. 1-16 Urban Planet: Knowledge Towards Sustainable Cities. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 9781107196933.

Pereira, L., E. M. Bennett, R. Biggs, G. D. Peterson, P. T. McPhearson, A. Norstrom, P. Olsson, R. Preiser, C. Raudsepp-Hearne and J. Vervoort. 2018. Seeds of the Future in the Present: Exploring Pathways for Navigating Towards “Good” Anthropocenes. Pp. 327-350 Urban Planet: Knowledge Towards Sustainable Cities. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 9781316647554.

2017

Andersson, E., S. Borgstrom and P. T. McPhearson. 2017. Double Insurance in Dealing with Extremes: Ecological and Social Factors for Making Nature-Based Solutions Last. Pp. 51-64 Nature-based Solutions to Climate Change in Urban Areas: Linkages Between Science, Policy, and Practice. Springer. Cham, Switzerland. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-56091-5. ISBN: 978-3-319-53750-4. (link )

Cole, L. B., P. T. McPhearson, C. Herzog and A. Russ. 2017. Green Infrastructure. Pp. 261-270 Urban Environmental Education Review. Cornell University Press. Ithaca, NY,. ISBN: 978-1-5017-0582-3.

Depietri, Y. and P. T. McPhearson. 2017. Integrating the Grey, Green, and Blue in Cities: Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation and Risk Reduction. Pp. 91-109 Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas. Springer, Cham. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-56091-5_6. ISBN: 978-3-319-53750-4. (link )

McPhearson, P. T. and K. Wijsman. 2017. Transitioning Complex Urban Systems: An Urban Ecology Approach to Urban Sustainability Transitions. Pp. 65-85 Urban Sustainability Transitions. Springer. ISBN: 9780415784184.

2013

Gomez-Baggethun, E., A. Gren, D. N. Barton, J. Langemeyer, T. McPhearson, P. O'Farrell, E. Andersson, Z. Hamstead and P. Kremer. 2013. Urban ecosystem services. Pp. 175-251 In: Elmqvist, T., M. Fragkias, J. Goodness, B. Guneralp, P. J. Marcotullio, R. I. McDonald, S. Parnell, M. Schewenius, M. Sendstad, K. C. Seto and C. Wilkinson eds., Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-7088-1_11. ISBN: 978-94-007-7087-4. (link )

McPhearson, T., . R. Auch and M. Alberti. 2013. Regional assessment of North America: Urbanization trends, biodiversity patterns, and ecosystem services. Pp. 279-286 In: Elmqvist, T., M. Fragkias, J. Goodness, B. Guneralp, P. J. Marcotullio, R. I. McDonald, S. Parnell, M. Schewenius, M. Sendstad, K. C. Seto and C. Wilkinson eds., Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities. Springer. Netherlands. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-7088-1_14. (link )

McPhearson, T., D. Maddox, B. Gunther and D. Bragdon. 2013. Local assessment of New York City: Biodiversity, green space, and ecosystem services. Pp. 355-383 In: Elmqvist, T., M. Fragkias, J. Goodness, B. Guneralp, P. J. Marcotullio, R. I. McDonald, S. Parnell, M. Schewenius, M. Sendstad, K. C. Seto and C. Wilkinson eds., Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities. Springer. Netherlands. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-7088-1_19. (link )

Posters

2017

Dahal, K., P. T. McPhearson and C. J. Farmer. 2017. Spatial disaggregation of census population data to cadastral lots in New York City: A novel approach. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual UREx SRN All Hands Meeting, New York, NY.

Depietri, Y. and P. T. McPhearson. 2017. The hazardscape of New York City: 140 years of hydro-meteorological hazards affecting infrastructures in the city. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual UREx SRN All Hands Meeting, New York, NY.

Depietri, Y., P. T. McPhearson and K. Dahal. 2017. Multi-hazard risk assessment in a coastal megacity: Identifying hotspots for ecosystem based climate adaptation in New York City. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual UREx SRN All Hands Meeting, New York, NY.

Farmer, C. J., K. Dahal and P. T. McPhearson. 2017. Strategic future scenarios of New York City: A modeling perspective. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual UREx SRN All Hands Meeting, New York, NY.

Markolf, S. A., Y. Depietri, M. Smith, P. T. McPhearson and M. Chester. 2017. Understanding the impact of historical extreme events on the development of urban infrastructure. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual UREx SRN All Hands Meeting, New York, NY.

McPhearson, P. T. 2017. Drivers of and solutions to heat impacts in NYC. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual UREx SRN All Hands Meeting, New York, NY.

Rosenzweig, B., P. T. McPhearson and E. Rosi. 2017. Multiple drivers of flooding in coastal cities: Implications for resilience. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual UREx SRN All Hands Meeting, New York, NY.

2015

Grimm, N. B., C. L. Redman, M. Chester, D. M. Iwaniec, P. T. McPhearson, T. R. Miller and T. A. Munoz-Erickson. 2015. Urban resilience to extremes: A proposed Sustainability Research Network. Poster presented at the Seventeenth Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 16 January 2015, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

Presentations

2018

Iwaniec, D., E. Cook, M. Davidson, N. Grimm, P. T. McPhearson and T. Munoz-Erickson. 2018. Positive futures. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, April 10-14, 2018, New Orleans, LA. (link )

McPhearson, T. 2018. A social-ecological-technical systems approach to modeling future scenarios of heat and heat vulnerability in New York City. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, April 10-14, 2018, New Orleans, LA. (link )

McPhearson, P. T. 2018. A science of cities: Evidence-based decision making for urban sustainability transformation. Presentation at the Think and Act for Transformative Change, 2018, Dutch Research Institute for Transition, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

McPhearson, P. T. 2018. Is your building at risk? Heat waves and flooding in New York City. Presentation at the University Club, 2018, New York, NY.

McPhearson, P. T. 2018. Past, present, and future climate change in New York City. Presentation at the Conference on Climate Migration and Cities, April 27, 2018, Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility and Urban Systems Lab, The New School, New York, New York. (link )

McPhearson, P. T. 2018. Projecting future heat and heat risk in the city. Presentation at the 3rd Annual UREx All Hands Meeting, March 19-21, 2018, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

McPhearson, P. T. 2018. Toward science of cities: Nature-based solutions to climate-driven extreme events. Presentation at the Cities & Climate Change Science Conference, March 5-7, 2018, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (link )

McPhearson, P. T. 2018. Urban futures: Positive visioning and co-design in urban systems. Presentation at the Future Earth, Ubran Knowledge Action Network.

Treglia, M. L., P. T. McPhearson, E. W. Sanderson, G. Yetman and E. N. Maxwell. 2018. Greenspaces over our heads: Mapping green roofs and understanding their benefits in New York City. Presentation at the 2018 Meeting of the U.S. Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (US-IALE), April 8-12, 2018, Chicago, IL. (link )

2017

Cook, E. M., O. Barbosa, M. Berbes-Blazquez, C. Cheng, N. B. Grimm, D. M. Iwaniec and P. T. McPhearson. 2017. A social-ecological-technological systems (SETS) approach to urban ecosystem services. Presentation at the II Conference of the Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society: Place-based Transdisciplinary Research for Global Sustainability, November 7-10, 2017, Oaxaca, Mexico. (link )

Depietri, Y. and P. T. McPhearson. 2017. The hazardscape of New York City: 140 years of hydro-meteorological hazards affecting infrastructures in the city. Presentation at the NYU Paris Conference, Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Urban Infrastructure History and the Social Sciences, New York University, Paris, France.

Depietri, Y., P. T. McPhearson and K. Dahal. 2017. Multi-hazard risk assessment in a coastal megacity: Identifying hotspots for ecosystem based climate adaptation in New York City. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, April 5-9, 2017, Boston, MA. (link )

Elmqvist, T., E. Hermansson-Török and P. T. McPhearson. 2017. Urban tinkering. Presentation at the 7th International Sustainability Science Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.

Grimm, N. B., M. Berbes Blazquez, C. Cheng, E. M. Cook, P. T. McPhearson and L. McPhillips. 2017. Assessing urban aquatic services in the face of climate-driven extreme events. Presentation at the Portland ESA 2017, August 6-11, 2017, Portland, OR. (link )

Grimm, N. B., C. L. Redman, M. Chester, E. M. Cook, D. M. Iwaniec, P. T. McPhearson, T. R. Miller and T. A. Munoz-Erickson. 2017. A social-ecological-technical systems approach to understanding urban complexity and building climate resilience. Presentation at the II Conference of the Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society: Place-based Transdisciplinary Research for Global Sustainability, November 7-10, 2017, Oaxaca, Mexico. (link )

Iwaniec, D., E. Cook, M. Berbes-Blazquez, M. Davidson, T. A. Munoz-Erickson, T. McPhearson and N. Grimm. 2017. Visions and strategies for guiding urban transformations. Presentation at the II Conference of the Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society: Place-based Transdisciplinary Research for Global Sustainability, November 7-10, 2017, Oaxaca, Mexico. (link )

Iwaniec, D., E. Cook, P. T. McPhearson, T. Munoz-Erickson, M. Davidson, M. Berbés-Blázquez and N. Grimm. 2017. Co-production of sustainability future scenarios. Presentation at the Resilience 2017: Resilience Frontiers for Global Sustainability, August 20-23, 2017, Stockholm, Sweden. (link )

McPhearson, P. T. 2017. A SETS approach to modeling urban futures. Presentation at the Scenarios Workshop, Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN), February 3, 2017, San Juan, PR.

McPhearson, P. T. 2017. A SETS approach to modeling urban futures. Presentation at the Urban Resilience to Weather-related Extremes Sustainability Research Network (URExSRN), Scenarios Workshop, San Juan, PR.

McPhearson, P. T. 2017. A social-ecological-technical approach to urban resilience. Presentation at the Rockefeller Resilience Journalism Fellowship Program, Rockefeller Foundation, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, 2017, New York, NY.

McPhearson, P. T. 2017. A social-ecological-technical systems approach to modeling futures. Presentation at the Lecture at Hamilton College, New York, NY.

McPhearson, P. T. 2017. A social-ecological-technical systems approach to urban ecosystem services. Presentation at the The Nature Conservancy, Long Island, Cold Springs Harbor, NY.

McPhearson, P. T. 2017. A social-ecological-technical systems approach to urban ecosystem services. Presentation at the Landscape Architecture Graduate Program, University of Pennsylvania, 2017, Philadelphia, PA.

McPhearson, P. T. 2017. A social-ecological-technical systems approach to urban ecosystem services. Presentation at the Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie (UPMC), Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), Sorbonne, Paris, France.

McPhearson, P. T. 2017. Building resilience in New York City: Lessons and progress since Hurricane sandy. Presentation at the Resilience 2017: Resilience Frontiers for Global Sustainability, August 20-23, 2017, Stockholm, Sweden. (link )

McPhearson, P. T. 2017. Climate adaptation at Princeton: Engineering, sciences, design, planning, policy, and the humanities. Presentation at the Princeton Center for Climate Adaptation and Resilience, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.

McPhearson, P. T. 2017. Drivers of and solutions to heat impact in NYC. Presentation at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Health (DOHMH), New York, NY.

McPhearson, P. T. 2017. Expert panel on the urban science-policy interface. Presentation at the UCL Nature Sustainability Panel, University College London, London, UK.

McPhearson, P. T. 2017. Identifying locations for “cool corridors” to reduce heat vulnerability in NYC. Presentation at the New York City Mayor's Office of recovery and Resiliency and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, City Hall, New York, NY.

McPhearson, P. T. 2017. Modeling urban futures: Spatial patterns of heat and heat vulnerability in New York City. Presentation at the Lecture at the Cary Institute of Ecosystems Studies, Millbrook, NY.

McPhearson, P. T. 2017. Social-ecological-technical context of urban ecosystem services as filters for improving production and access. Presentation at the II Conference of the Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society: Place-based Transdisciplinary Research for Global Sustainability, November 7-10, 2017, Oaxaca, Mexico. (link )

McPhearson, P. T. 2017. Urban sustainability transformations in the context of climate-driven events presentations in the US and Latin America. Presentation at the II Conference of the Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society: Place-based Transdisciplinary Research for Global Sustainability, November 7-10, 2017, Oaxaca, Mexico. (link )

McPhearson, P. T. 2017. Urban systems lab: Urban ecology session. Presentation at the MetroLab Brussels, Parsons School of Design, The New School, New York, NY.

McPhearson, P. T., E. Cook, C. Cheng, N. Grimm and D. Iwaniec. 2017. Climate resilience in urban social-ecological-technical systems: A SETS Approach to urban ecosystem services. Presentation at the Resilience 2017: Resilience Frontiers for Global Sustainability, August 20-23, 2017, Stockholm, Sweden. (link )

McPhearson, P. T. and Y. Depietri. 2017. The challenge for climate resilience in New York City: Impacts of 140 years of climate hazards and current multi-hazard risk. Presentation at the Resilience 2017: Resilience Frontiers for Global Sustainability, August 20-23, 2017, Stockholm, Sweden. (link )

McPhearson, P. T., T. Elmqvist, E. Andersson, N. Frantzeskaki, C. Folke, P. Olsson and K. Takeuchi. 2017. Resilience and sustainability differ: Trade-offs to achieving transformation. Presentation at the Resilience 2017: Resilience Frontiers for Global Sustainability, August 20-23, 2017, Stockholm, Sweden. (link )

McPhearson, P. T., C. Famer, K. Dahal, Y. Depietri, Z. Hamstead, J. Randhawa and D. Sauter. 2017. A social-ecological-technical systems approach to modeling future scenarios of heat and heat vulnerability in New York City. Presentation at the Baltimore Ecosystem Study LTER Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.

McPhillips, L., C. Cheng, P. T. McPhearson and N. B. Grimm. 2017. Cross-city spatial comparison of green infrastructure distribution in the US and Latin America. Presentation at the II Conference of the Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society: Place-based Transdisciplinary Research for Global Sustainability, November 7-10, 2017, Oaxaca City, Mexico. (link )

McPhillips, L. E., N. B. Grimm and T. McPhearson. 2017. Cross-city comparison of vacant lot form and function: Do they contribute to resilience or vulnerability?. Presentation at the Annual Meeting Portland ESA 2017, August 6-11, 2017, Portland, OR. (link )

Redman, C. L., N. B. Grimm and P. T. McPhearson. 2017. Co-producing urban resilience to extreme events. Presentation at the Resilience 2017: Resilience Frontiers for Global Sustainability, August 20-23, 2017, Stockholm, Sweden. (link )

Rosenzweig, B., P. T. McPhearson and E. J. Rosi. 2017. Beyond the floodplain: Drivers of flood risk in coastal cities. Presentation at the AGU Fall Meeting 2017, December 11-15, 2017, New Orleans, LA. (link )

2016

Hamstead, Z. and P. T. McPhearson. 2016. Using remote sensing and social data to link heat exposure and susceptibility in New York City. Presentation at the AAG Annual Meeting 2016, March 29-April 2, 2016, San Francisco, CA. (link )

Holscher, K., N. Frantzeskaki, P. T. McPhearson and D. Loorbach. 2016. Capacities for transformative climate governance in New York City. Presentation at the Mapping, Exploring and Interrogating (WG1) Workshop, Innovations in Climate Governance, September 22-23, 2016, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Holscher, K., N. Frantzeskaki, P. T. McPhearson and D. Loorbach. 2016. Capacities for transformative climate governance in Rotterdam and New York City. Presentation at the Adaptation Futures 2016: 4th International Climate Change Adaptation Conference, May 10-13, 2016, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Holscher, K., N. Frantzeskaki, P. T. McPhearson and D. Loorbach. 2016. Tackling high-end climate change as transformation challenge: Capacities for transformative climate governance in New York City. Presentation at the Urban Transitions Global Summit, Shanghai, China.

McPhearson, P. T. 2016. Urban Planet: Book launch. Presentation at the UN Habitat III, HabitatXChange, Quito, Ecuador.

McPhearson, P. T. 2016. Building urban resilience to extreme events: Lessons across cultures. Presentation at the UN Habitat III, HabitatXChange, Quito, Ecuador.

McPhearson, P. T. 2016. Keynote presentation: Urban systems, SDGs, and big data. Presentation at the Quantified Planet, Presidio, San Francisco, CA.

McPhearson, P. T. 2016. Linking knowledge to policy: How can the scientific community contribute to the New Urban Agenda after Quito?. Presentation at the UN Habitat III, HabitatXChange, Quito, Ecuador.

McPhearson, P. T. 2016. Nature-based solutions for cities: Leveraging urban ecosystems for improving equity, resilience, and sustainability. Presentation at the EDF Alliance, Columbia University, New York, NY.

McPhearson, P. T. 2016. NYC Team update. Presentation at the Urban Resilience to Weather-related Extremes Sustainability Research Network (URExSRN), Scenarios Workshop, Phoenix, AZ.

McPhearson, P. T. 2016. The role of science in the new urban agenda. Presentation at the UN Habitat III, HabitatXChange, Quito, Ecuador.

McPhearson, P. T. 2016. Urban acceleration and climate resilience: Leveraging ecosystems for equity, resilience, and sustainability. Presentation at the Oikos NYC, New York, NY.

2015

Chester, M., N. B. Grimm, C. L. Redman, T. R. Miller, P. T. McPhearson, T. A. Munoz-Erickson and D. G. Chandler. 2015. Developing a concept of social-ecological-technological systems to characterize resilience of urban areas and infrastructure to extreme events. Presentation at the AGU Fall Meeting 2015, 14-18 December 2015, San Francisco, California. (link )

Grimm, N. B., C. L. Redman, M. Chester, D. M. Iwaniec, P. T. McPhearson, T. R. Miller and T. A. Munoz-Erickson. 2015. Developing a concept of social-ecological-technological systems to characterize resilience of urban areas and infrastructure to extreme events. Presentation at the Complex Systems Symposium, Tempe, Arizona.

Grimm, N. B., C. L. Redman, M. Chester, D. M. Iwaniec, T. McPhearson, T. R. Miller and T. A. Munoz-Erickson. 2015. Developing a concept of social-ecological-technological systems to characterize resilience of urban areas and infrastructure to extreme events. Presentation at the Ecological Science at the Frontier: Celebrating the ESA Centennial 1915-2015, 9-14 August 2015, Baltimore, Maryland. (link )

McPhearson, P. T. 2015. Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network. Presentation at the New York City Project Team Meeting, The New School, New York, New York.

Blog Posts

2016

Hamstead, Z., P. T. McPhearson and A. Glenn. 2016. Climate resilience means meaningfully engaging vulnerability communities in Urban Planning Processes [Blog Post]. Retrieved from link