Susan Downing Day, Associate Professor

Ph.D. Virginia Tech, 1999

M.S. Cornell University, 1993

B.A. Yale University, 1985

Interest Areas: Sustainable Land Development, Urban Forestry & Horticulture, and Stormwater Management

My research is dedicated to uncovering practical information that will improve tree health and canopy cover in urbanizing environments and I conduct research in a variety of urban forestry issues. I am particularly interested in land development and urban design issues and how root/soil interactions affect the contribution of trees to urban ecosystems. Joint appointment in Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation (FREC).

Courses: HORT 2134 Plants & Greenspaces in Urban Communities, HORT 4744 Plant Establishment and Environmental Design, and FOR/HORT 5474: Advanced Studies in Urban Forest Ecosystems online option available