Timon McPhearson

Assistant Professor of Urban Ecology at The New School’s Tishman Environment and Design Center

Dr. Timon McPhearson is Assistant Professor of Urban Ecology at The New School’s Tishman Environment and Design Center (TEDC) in New York City where he directs the Urban Ecology Lab. Dr. McPhearson currently coordinates a global study to understand the economic value of urban ecosystems with The Natural Capital Project and the Stockholm Resilience Center. He is a founding member of the ICLEI Urban Biosphere (URBIS) Initiative, a contributing author to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity’s Cities Biodiversity Outlook, writes regularly for The Nature of Cities blog, and is a member of DIVERSITAS, the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN), and the NSF Research Coordination Network on Urban Sustainability. In 2014, he will be a Visiting Research Scholar at the Stockholm Resilience Center in Stockholm, Sweden.

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