Bella is interested in the benefits that urban trees provide humans and how those benefits are distributed across space and time. Using both large and fine-scale approaches, she will attempt to determine what drives the current capacity for ecosystem services in our cities. By taking a historical approach, she hopes to determine how our past decisions impact our quality-of-life today and how our urban planning decisions now will shape our future. Bella is working in the Department of Biology at Concordia University under the supervision of Dr. Carly Ziter.
The working title of Isabella's thesis is Temporal and spatial drivers of ecosystem services provided by urban trees.
Contact Isabella at isabella.richmond AT mail.concordia.ca