Portfolio for Rachael Bergmann
School / Program:
School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Degrees and Concentrations
Master of Science in Environmental Science, Applied Ecology
Master of Public Affairs, Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management
Urban ecology, urban forestry, environmental policy, conservation biology, urban agriculture, sustainable communities
I have been working with Bloomington Urban Forestry Research Group since January 2013 as a graduate and research assistant. I have primarily been involved with a project evaluating the outcomes of neighborhood urban forestry funded by the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (NUCFAC) Challenge Cost- Share Grant. For this project, I have been involved with survey development and implementation assisting with protocol design, partner communication, meeting planning and other logistics. Throughout the implementation of this research, I will continue to be involved with database organization, using GIS to map community projects, and revising design method. I am interested in sustainable urban ecosystems, including trees, agriculture, and community engagement. I would like to work at the intersection of human and environmental dimensions to help inform better environmental policy and decisions.