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Bloomington Urban Forestry Research Group Publications and Presentations

Publications

2015

Hauer, R.J., J.M. Vogt, and B.C. Fischer. 2015. What is the cost of not maintaining the urban forestArborist News Feb 2015.

Vogt, J.M., R.J. Hauer, and B.C. Fischer. In press. The costs of maintaining and not maintaining trees: A review of the urban forestry and arboriculture literature. Arboriculture & Urban Forestry. (Part of a contract with the International Society of Arboriculture.)

Vogt J.M. 2015. Trees and People: Outcomes of Neighborhood and Nonprofit Tree Planting. Urban Tree Growth & Longevity Newsletter, April.

Vogt J.M, S.L. Watkins, S.K. Mincey, M. Patterson, and B.C. Fischer. 2015. Explaining planted-tree survival and growth in urban neighborhoods: A study of recently-planted trees in Indianapolis. Landscape & Urban Planning, 136: 130-143. DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2014.11.021.

Widney S., B.C. Fischer, S.K. Mincey, J.M. Vogt, S.L. Watkins, R. Bergmann, and L. Westphal. 2015. Forest ReLeaf of Missouri Planted Tree Re-Inventory Report: Survival, Condition, and Benefits of Recently Planted Trees. Bloomington, IN: Bloomington Urban Forest Research Group at the Center for the Study of Institutions, Population and Environmental Change, Indiana University. 15 pp. (Short version brochure available here.)

Widney S., B.C. Fischer, S.K. Mincey, J.M. Vogt, S.L. Watkins, R. Bergmann, and L. Westphal. 2015. The Greening of Detroit Planted Tree Re-Inventory Report: Survival, Condition, and Benefits of Recently Planted Trees. Bloomington, IN: Bloomington Urban Forest Research Group at the Center for the Study of Institutions, Population and Environmental Change, Indiana University. 15 pp. (Short version brochure available here.)

Widney S., B.C. Fischer, S.K. Mincey, J.M. Vogt, S.L. Watkins, R. Bergmann, and L. Westphal. 2015. Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Planted Tree Re-Inventory Report: Survival, Condition, and Benefits of Recently Planted Trees. Bloomington, IN: Bloomington Urban Forest Research Group at the Center for the Study of Institutions, Population and Environmental Change, Indiana University. 16 pp. (Short version brochure available here.)

Widney S., B.C. Fischer, S.K. Mincey, J.M. Vogt, S.L. Watkins, R. Bergmann, and L. Westphal. 2015. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Planted Tree Re-Inventory Report: Survival, Condition, and Benefits of Recently Planted Trees. Bloomington, IN: Bloomington Urban Forest Research Group at the Center for the Study of Institutions, Population and Environmental Change, Indiana University. 16 pp. (Short version brochure available here.)

Widney S., B.C. Fischer, S.K. Mincey, J.M. Vogt, S.L. Watkins, R. Bergmann, and L. Westphal. 2015. Trees Atlanta Planted Tree Re-Inventory Report: Survival, Condition, and Benefits of Recently Planted Trees. Bloomington, IN: Bloomington Urban Forest Research Group at the Center for the Study of Institutions, Population and Environmental Change, Indiana University. 16 pp. (Short version brochure available here.)

2014

Mincey, S.K., and J.M. Vogt. 2014. Watering strategy, collective action, and neighborhood-planted trees: An Indianapolis case study. Arboriculture & Urban Forestry, 40(2): 84-95.

Vogt J.M., S.K. Mincey, B.C. Fischer, and M. Patterson. 2014. Planted Tree Re-Inventory Protocol. Version 1.1. Bloomington, IN: Bloomington Urban Forest Research Group at the Center for the Study of Institutions, Population and Environmental Change, Indiana University.

2013

Mincey, S.K., M. Hutten, B.C. Fischer, T.P. Evans, S.I. Stewart, and J.M. Vogt. 2013. Structuring Institutional Analysis for Urban Ecosystems: A Key to Sustainable Urban Forest ManagementUrban Ecosystems 16(3):553–571.

Mincey, S.K., M. Schmitt-Harsh, and R. Thurau. 2013. Zoning, Land Use, and Urban Tree Canopy Cover: The Importance of ScaleUrban Forestry & Urban Greening 12(2):191–199.

Schmitt-Harsh, M., S.K. Mincey, M. Patterson, B.C. Fischer, and T.P. Evans. 2013. Private residential urban forest structure and carbon storage in a moderate-sized urban area in the Midwest, United States. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, in press. 

2012

Fischer, B.C., K. McClain, S.K. Mincey, N. Myers, and J.M. Vogt. 2012. City of Bloomington Public Tree Inventory - 2012. 18 pp. See a PDF of the presentation given at the February 26, 2013 Parks Board meeting.

Vogt, J.M., and B.C. Fischer. 2012. Exploring the relationship between the urban forestry and community sustainability programs of Tree City USA municipalities in Indiana. Bloomington Urban Forestry Research Group White Paper, November 2012.

2009

Mincey, S.K., and B.C. Fischer. 2009. The Woodland Campus: A Historic Walking Tour of Indiana University-Bloomington. IUB School of Public and Environmental Affairs publication (1st edition), 20 pp.

2007

Fischer, B.C., M. Steinhoff, S.K. Mincey, and L. Dye. 2007. The 2007 Bloomington Street Tree Report: An Analysis of Demographics and Ecosystem Services. Bloomington Urban Forestry Report 01-07. 30 pp.

Conference Proceedings

2015

Vogt, J.M., S.K. Mincey S.K., S. L. Watkins, B. C. Fischer, S. Widney, R. Bergmann, L. Westphal, and S. Sweeney. 2015. Neighborhood and nonprofit urban forestry: Results of a 5-city study. International Society of Arboriculture 2015 Annual Conference and Trade Show, August 8-12, 2015, Orlando, FL. (Vogt & Watkins Presenting)

Widney, S.E., J.M. Vogt, and B.C. Fischer. 2015. Estimating current and future benefits of recently planted trees with i-Tree Streets: Successes, challenges, and lessons learned. International Society of Arboriculture 2015 Annual Conference and Trade Show, August 8-12, 2015, Orlando, FL. (Widney presenting)    

Vogt, J.M., B.C. Fischer, and R.J. Hauer. 2015. The challenging and rewarding relationship between urban forestry and interdisciplinary environmental studies programs. Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences 2015 Conference: Confronting Frontiers, Borders, and Boundaries, June 24-27, 2015, San Diego, CA. (Vogt presented)

Mincey, S.K., J.M. Vogt, S.L. Watkins, B.C. Fischer, S. Widney, R. Bergmann, L. Westphal, and S. Sweeney. 2015. Neighborhood and nonprofit urban forestry: Results of a 5-city study. Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences 2015 Conference: Confronting Frontiers, Borders, and Boundaries, June 24-27, 2015, San Diego, CA. (Mincey presented)

Vogt, J.M. 2015. Neighborhood and nonprofit urban forestry: Results of a 5-city study. Future Earth 2015 Young Scientists Networking Conference, May 24-30, 2015, Villa Vigoni, Italy. (Poster; Vogt presented)

Vogt, J.M., S.E. Widney, S.L. Watkins, S.K. Mincey, B.C. Fischer, R. Bergmann S. Sweeney, and L. Westphal. 2015. Tree survival in social-ecological systems: Results of a 5-city study.Association of American Geographers 2015 Annual Meeting, April 21-25, 2015, Chicago, IL. (Vogt presented)

Watkins, S.L., S.K. Mincey, S. Sweeney, J.M. Vogt, S.E. Widney, B.C. Fischer, R. Bergmann, and L. Westphal. 2015. The distributional results of current land-use decisions: Might nonprofit street tree plantings reduce disparity in urban canopy cover? Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, April 21-25, 2015, Chicago, IL. (Watkins presented)

Watkins, S.L., S.K. Mincey, S. Sweeney, J.M. Vogt, S.E. Widney, B.C. Fischer, R. Bergmann, and L. Westphal. 2015. Do nonprofit street tree plantings reduce neighborhood disparity in urban canopy cover?Association of SPEA PhD Students Conference, April 17, 2015, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. (Watkins presented)

Fischer, B.C., S.E. Widney, J.M. Vogt, and J.R. Farmer. 2015. The roles of environmental nonprofits in delivering tree planting and lake monitoring services for government agencies.Advancing the Field(s) of Nonprofit Management: New Structures, New Solutions, April 16-18, 2015, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. (Fischer presented)

Watkins, S.L. 2015. The public good nature of the urban forest and implications for management. Workshop Colloquia presentation at The Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, April 8, Bloomington IN. (Watkins presented)

Widney, S.E., J.M. Vogt, and B.C. Fischer. 2015. Survival, growth rates, and benefits of recently planted urban trees.Indiana Academy of Science 130th Annual Meeting, March 21, 2015, Indianapolis, IN. (Widney presented)

2014

Vogt, J.M., and B.C. Fischer. 2014. Trees and people: A comparative assessment of five non-profit tree planting programs. 2014 Partners in Community Forestry Conference, November 5-6, 2014, Charlotte, NC. (Vogt Presenting)

Watkins, S.L., J.M. Vogt, S.K. Mincey, B.C. Fischer, R.A. Bergmann, S.E. Widney, L. Westphal, and S. Sweeney. 2014. Examining the relationship between collective action and collective efficacy of neighborhood residents: Do neighborhood street tree plantings yield social benefits? Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Annual Conference, November 6-8, 2014, Albuquerque, NM. (Watkins presented)

Fischer, B.C., and J.M. Vogt. 2014. Trees and people: Assessing urban greening organizations’ neighborhood tree planting program outcomes – An interactive session with researchers.Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees) Day at the 2014 Partners in Community Forestry Conference, November 4, 2014, Charlotte, NC. (Fischer & Vogt presented)

Watkins, S.L., J.M. Vogt, S.K. Mincey, B.C. Fischer, R.A. Bergmann, S.E. Widney, L. Westphal, and S. Sweeney. 2014. Does participation in nonprofit urban tree-planting programs improve neighborhoods? Examining the impact of collective action on neighborhood residents.International Union of Forest Resource Organizations World Conference, October 5-11, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT. (Poster; Watkins presented)

Watkins, S.L., J.M. Vogt, S.K. Mincey, B.C. Fischer, R.A. Bergmann, S.E. Widney, L. Westphal, and S. Sweeney. 2014. Does participation in nonprofit urban tree-planting programs improve neighborhoods? Examining the impact of collective action on neighborhood residents. Arboriculture Research and Education Academy (AREA) Student Presentations. International Society of Arboriculture 2014 Annual International Conference and Trade Show, August 2-6, 2014, Milwaukee, WI. (Watkins presented)

Bergmann, R.A., S.L. Watkins, J.M. Vogt, S.K. Mincey, B.C. Fischer, S.E. Widney, L. Westphal, and S. Sweeney. 2014. Tree survival in urban neighborhoods: Examining the role of community knowledge. Arboriculture Research and Education Academy (AREA) Student Presentations. International Society of Arboriculture 2014 Annual International Conference and Trade Show, August 2-6, 2014, Milwaukee, WI. (Bergmann presented)

Vogt, J.M., S.L. Watkins, S.K. Mincey, M.S. Patterson, and B.C. Fischer. 2014. Explaining planted-tree survival and growth in urban neighborhoods using a social-ecological systems perspective: A study of recently-planted trees in Indianapolis (United States). International Society of Arboriculture 2014 Annual International Conference and Trade Show, August 2-6, 2014, Milwaukee, WI. (Vogt presented; part of the symposium entitled “Urban Forestry through the Lens of Tree Growth and Longevity”)

Widney, S.E., J.M. Vogt, M. Patterson, R. Bergmann, S.K. Mincey, and B.C. Fischer. 2014. Is the Urban Site Index (USI) a good predictor of growth rate or condition of recently planted trees? International Society of Arboriculture 2014 Annual International Conference and Trade Show, August 2-6, 2014, Milwaukee, WI. (Poster; Widney presented)

2013

Coleoni, C.M., L.A. Bradford, and S. L. Watkins. 2013. Analysis of the Urban Forest Condition in Bloomington, Indiana, and a Protocol to Update Bloomington's Street Tree Inventory of 2007. International Society of Arboriculture 89th Annual International Conference & Trade Show, August 3-7, 2013, Toronto, ON. (Poster Presentation and Conference Proceedings)

Vogt, J.M., and S.L. Watkins. 2013. Modeling urban tree growth and survival as social-ecological systems. Association of SPEA PhD Students Conference, March 29, 2013, Bloomington, IN. (Oral Presentation and Conference Paper)

Watkins, S.L., S.K. Mincey, J.M. Vogt, R. Bergmann, and B.C. Fischer. 2013. A research design for evaluating the outcomes of neighborhood and nonprofit urban forestry. Workshop Colloquia presentation at The Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, April 17, 2013, Bloomington, IN. Working Paper available (Presentation and Working Paper)

Fischer, B.C. Growing Partnerships through Tree Campus USA. Partners in Community Forestry National Conference, November 14-15, 2012, Sacramento, CA. (Presentation)

2012

Mincey, S.K., M. Schmitt-Harsh, M.S. Patterson, R. Thurau, T. Evans, and B.C. Fischer. 2012. The relative influence of homeowner attitudes and social institutions on residential urban forest structure. International Society of Arboriculture 2012 Annual International Conference and Trade Show, August 11-15, 2012, Portland, OR. (Poster Presentation and Conference Proceedings)

Vogt, J.M., S.K. Mincey, M. Patterson, and B.C. Fischer. 2012. Predicting urban tree success: Establishment, maintenance, growth and condition of neighborhood-initiated tree plantings. International Society of Arboriculture 2012 Annual International Conference and Trade Show, August 11-15, 2012, Portland, OR. (Oral Presentation and Conference Proceedings)

Mincey, S.K., M. Schmitt-Harsh, M. Patterson, B.C. Fischer, and T. Evans. 2012. Analysis of private residential urban forest structure and management in Bloomington, Indiana: A social-ecological systems (SES) perspective.  Life on Earth: Preserving, Utilizing and Sustaining our Ecosystems: 97th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, August 5-10, 2012, Portland, OR. (Oral Presentation and Conference Proceedings)

Schmitt-Harsh, M., S.K. Mincey, M. Patterson, T. Evans, and B.C. Fischer. 2012. Carbon storage and ecosystem services of urban trees in Bloomington, IN as a function of development age. Life on Earth: Preserving, Utilizing and Sustaining our Ecosystems: 97th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, August 5-10, 2012, Portland, OR. (Oral Presentation and Conference Proceedings)

Vogt, J.M., S.K. Mincey, and B.C. Fischer. 2012. Evaluating the biophysical and social results of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful’s urban tree plantings as a social-ecological system. Life on Earth: Preserving, Utilizing and Sustaining our Ecosystems: 97th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, August 5-10, 2012, Portland, OR. (Oral Presentation and Conference Proceedings)

Vogt, J.M., M. Wilson, & J. Swilik. 2012. Engaging high school students in urban tree growth research. National Workshop on Public Participation in Scientific Research, August 3-4, 2012, Portland, OR. (Poster Presentation and Conference Proceedings)

Mincey, S.K., M. Schmitt-Harsh, M. Patterson, B.C. Fischer, and T. Evans. 2012. Analysis of private urban forest management in Bloomington, Indiana: A social-ecological systems (SES) perspective. Disturbed Environments - Ecological Impact & Management: Mid-Atlantic Chapter, Ecological Society of America, Annual Meeting, April 14-15, 2012, Blacksburg, VA. (Presentation)

Vogt, J.M., S.K. Mincey, M. Patterson, and B.C. Fischer. 2012. Predicting urban tree success: Modeling tree growth in neighborhood-initiated tree plantings. Disturbed Environments - Ecological Impact & Management: Mid-Atlantic Chapter, Ecological Society of America, Annual Meeting, April 14-15, 2012, Blacksburg, VA. (Poster Presentation)

Vogt, J.M., S.K. Mincey, M. Patterson, and B.C. Fischer. 2012. Predicting survival, growth, and condition of community-planted street trees in Indianapolis, IN. Women in Science Research Conference 2012, March 9, 2012, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. (Poster Presentation)

2011

Vogt, J.M., S.K. Mincey, and B.C. Fischer. 2011. Establishment & Growth of Community-Planted Street Trees in Indianapolis, IN: Presentation of a Data Collection Methodology and Preliminary Results. Urban Tree Growth: An International Meeting & Research Symposium, September 12-13, 2011, The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL. (Poster Presentation and Conference Proceedings)

2010

Fischer, B.C., and S.K. Mincey. 2010. Characteristics of sustainable urban forest social-ecological systems: Analysis tools for the local level. 2010 Partners in Community Forestry National Conference, November 9-11, 2010, Philadelphia, PA.

Thurau, R., S.K. Mincey, M. Schmitt-Harsh, and M.E. Cox. 2010. Spatial distribution and socio-economic contexts of urban tree canopy cover in Bloomington, Indiana, USA. The Urbanization and Global Environmental Change (UGEC) Conference, October 18, 2010, Tempe, Arizona. (Presentation)

Mincey, S.K., L. Ahern, B.C. Fischer, and M. Widhelm. 2010. Planning sustainable urban forests for college campuses. The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education 2010 Annual Conference, October 10-12, 2010, Denver, CO. (Presentation and Conference Proceedings)

Krause, R.M., S.K. Mincey, and J.M. Vogt. 2010. Tying Local Policy, Management, and Institutional Arrangements to Environmental Outcomes: The Role of Urban Forests in Municipal Sustainability Initiatives. Association for the Advancement of Public Policy and Management 2010 Conference, November 4-6, 2010, Boston, MA. (Poster Presentation and Conference Proceedings; Awarded 2nd place in APPAM poster session)

Mincey, S.K., B.C. Fischer, and S. Stewart. 2010. Managing urban forests as commons: Implications for sustainability. 86th International Society of Arboriculture Annual Conference & Trade Show, July 25-28, 2010, Navy Pier Convention Center, Chicago, IL. (Presentation and Conference Proceedings)

Vogt, J.M., and B.C. Fischer. 2010.  Tree City USA: A Potential Catalyst for Community Sustainability. 86th International Society of Arboriculture Annual Conference & Trade Show, July 24-27, 2010, Navy Pier Convention Center, Chicago, IL. (Poster Presentation and Conference Proceedings)

2008

Fischer, B.C., and B.C. Steed. 2008. Street Trees: A Misunderstood Common Pool Resource. 84th International Society of Arboriculture Conference & Trade Show, July 25-28, 2008, St. Louis, MO. 18 pp. (Conference Proceedings)

Mincey, S.K., and B.C. Fischer. 2008. Bloomington, Indiana and Indiana’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs: Partnering for the Urban Forest. International Society of Arboriculture Annual Conference & Trade Show, July 25-28, 2008, St. Louis, MO. (Poster and Conference Proceedings)

Steed, B.C., and B.C. Fischer. 2008. Street Trees: Are They A Misunderstood Common Pool Resource? 12th Biennial International Association for the Study of the Commons Conference, July 14-18, 2008, Cheltenham, England. (Conference Proceedings)