Assistant Professor of Urban Ecology, The New School
Dr. Timon McPhearson is Assistant Professor of Urban Ecology at The New School's Environmental Studies program, Director of the Urban Ecology Lab, and research faculty at Tishman Environment and Design Center, where he works directly with designers, planners, and managers to foster sustainable and resilient cities. He investigates the ecology in, of, and for cities and teaches urban resilience, systems thinking, and urban ecology at the university. Dr. McPhearson is a contributing author to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity's Cities Biodiversity Outlook, a member of the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN), and co-leads the Future Earth Urban Platform (FEUP). He is Co-PI of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) $12 Million "Urban Resilience to Extreme Weather Related Events" Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN, 2015-2020). His work is published widely including in scientific journals (Nature, AMBIO, Urban Ecosystems, Landscape and Urban Planning, Ecosystem Services), in books (Sustainability in America's Cities, Urban Sustainability Transitions) and popular press (Revolve Magazine, The Nature of Cities), and covered by The New York Times, The Nation, Chronicle of Higher Education, and others.
Key research Interests: Urban resilience, social-ecological systems, ecosystem services, urban sustainability, urban biodiversity
The Urban Resilience to Extreme Weather-related Events Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) will develop a novel theoretical framework for integrating social, ecological, and technological system (SETS) dimensions for conceptualizing, analyzing, and