Welcome to Forests in Settled & Urbanized Landscapes Applied Science & Research aimed at supporting and informing conservation, management, planning and restoration of forests across different spatial scales – from single trees to entire landscapes.

Our science and research covers a range of forests across the urban-rural continuum, whose past we try to uncover so we can understand the present and plan for the future. We quantify, measure, and assess forests & landscapes using diverse methods and tools, while engaging, collaborating and supporting our partners to arm them with scientific knowledge and facts to take management action and make informed decisions.


Depending where we live and what surrounds us, we might perceive forests as larger green swaths spanning entire landscapes, woodlots within an urban-agricultural matrix, trees shading our streets and cities, riparian forest along streams, planation, hedgerows or some combination of these.
Green Systems Woodlands Single Trees
Natural Forest Remnants Plantations / Novel Ecosystems Urban Forest

Taking Action

Landscape and Land Use Planning Spatial Conservation Planning Spatial Restoration Planning
Forest & Landscape Restoration Adaptive Management Informing Decisions

Methods and Tools

Inventory & Monitoring Predictive Modeling & Mapping Spatial Analysis

Knowing the Past, Understanding the Present, Planning for the Future

Historical and Pre-settlement 
Landscapes & Forests

Landscapes & Forests
Landscapes & Forests

 Quantify, Measure, and Assess Forests & Landscapes

Ecological Goods & Services Vulnerability and Risks Thresholds and Resilience

Plant Species

Common PlantsSpecies at RiskInvasive Plants

Engage, Collaborate and Support

Do you have a research question? A problem that needs solving? 
An issue that needs to be studied? Are you thinking applied research could help? 
Do you need to complete a vegetation inventory?
Are you considering monitoring natural cover?

Please contact us with your research ideas / suggestions / needs
We welcome collaboration and input from partners and stakeholders