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
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