Aria made a poster presentation of "The Benefits of Urban Forests in Tennessee" at the 45th Annual Tennessee State University-wide Research Symposium. And it was well received.
Dr. Chen is co-reaching AGSC 3340 Natural Resource and Management this semester.
Dr. Chen delivered an invited talk of "Green and Brown Infrastructure in the City: A Community-based Urban Soil Initiative from Los Angeles" in the "Session SY45A: Green and Blue Justice: Interdisciplinary, Cross-Sector, and Public-Private Environmental Research for an Inclusive Future" at AGU 2022 Annual Meeting.
Dr. Chen did a poster presentation of "Urban Soil Best Management Practices for Climate Resilience" at 2022 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings in Baltimore, MD.
Good news: We received a grant award from the USDA Forest Service to explore "The Benefits of Urban Forestry to Mitigate the Effects of Climate Change in the Southern United States".
Dr. Chen made an oral presentation of "Trees and Soils in the City: Healthy Soils for Healthy Communities" at Trees In The City Virtual Symposium.
Two high school students, Jaden Jackman and Lamar Prince from Georgia, worked with Dr. Chen and other forestry faculty on urban forests, heat island effects, and environmental justice through the Summer Apprentice Program this summer.
Dr. Chen made a poster presentation on "Urban Green Space, Soils, and Community Needs: A Case Study from Los Angeles" at the Urban Tree Diversity 4 (UTD4) Conference.
Aria Mcelroy joined the Urban Forest Ecosystems Lab as a Dean's Scholar.
Dr. Chen started teaching her first class, AGSC 5500 Environmental Issues and Sustainability, at TSU.
April-June, 2022 Dr. Chen made a presentation on "Building Soils for Circular Cities" at the Circular City Week New York 2022's event of "Waste2Soils - Optimizing the Urban Waste Stream to Create Soils and Capture Carbon". See here for the recording.
Dr. Chen delivered a guest lecture on "Trees: Nature-Based Solutions for Cities" at the Urban WildF.I.R.E. workshop organized by Michigan State University.
Dr. Chen did a guest lecture on "Trees in the City " in the Introduction to Environmental Science II (AGSC 2401) class and co-organized a campus Tree Tour as part of the Earth Day celebration at TSU.
Dr. Chen made her first departmental presentation on "Building Community From the Ground Up: A Case Study From Los Angeles" at the Spring 2022 DAES Seminar.
Dr. Yujuan Chen joined the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at Tennessee State University (TSU) as an Associate Professor in urban forestry in January and the Urban Forest Ecosystems Lab was born.