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Timon McPhearson is Assistant Professor of Urban Ecology at The New School’s Tishman Environment and Design Center in New York City, where he teaches urban ecology, sustainability, and resilience. He earned his Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources from Rutgers University, and is a former National Science Foundation Fellow and biodiversity scientist at the American Museum of Natural History’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation. Dr. McPhearson’s postdoctoral work included a three-year Columbia Science Fellowship focusing on innovative environmental education pedagogy at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, where he helped create the University’s first required undergraduate science course, Frontiers of Science. Dr. McPhearson’s research seeks to improve resilience and sustainability of urban social-ecological systems. Using New York City as a case study, he conducts theoretical and field-based empirical research on urban biodiversity and ecosystem services in order to better understand how to protect, manage, and restore critical ecosystem functions and services in urban systems.
Conceived as a transdisciplinary discussion, this event is considered as an extension of the dialogue that started in the book by Laura F. Gibellini Construyendo un Lugar / Constructing a Place. Please join us following the event for a closing reception of ICI Curatorial Hub at TEMP.read more »