As part of a grant application, the environmental benefits and ecosystem services of UC San Diego's campus forest were assessed.
Urban Ecos provided the following services:
- Visit to campus to estimate the research and estimate the forest population
- Quantification of campus forest ecosystem services (energy conservation, greenhouse gas reductions, air quality improvement, stormwater mitigation) using iTree and the US Forest Service's Tree Carbon Calculator
- Qualitative assessment of other environmental benefits (reduced evaporative emissions, asphalt protection, wildlife habitat)
- Assessment of future opportunities for the use of trees in improving campus sustainability
The results of the study are available here.
UC San Diego Campus Forest Analysis