Environmental Research Fellowship

Green-Wood is pleased to announce our 2023 Research Fellows in Urban Environmental Science and Human/Nature Interactions!

  • Researchers from Genspace, a community biology lab in Brooklyn, aim to characterize the community of bacteria that live around the root systems of trees and plants throughout Green-Wood. Titled “Investigating the Structure and Function of Rhizosphere Microbiomes,” it will be led by Leyla Hernandez, Education Manager at Genspace, and  Elizabeth Tuck, Executive Director, along with a team of high school interns.
  • Erica Kirchhof, Ph.D. Student, Department of Horticulture, University of Wisconsin-Madison, will study cold hardiness and dormancy of woody perennial plants at Green-Wood in her project, titled “Cold hardiness and dormancy dynamics of woody perennials at The Green-Wood Cemetery.”

(You can also read about the 2022 projects here.)

Green-Wood is indebted to the members of our Research Awards Advisory Committee who helped to shape this exciting new initiative:

Kenneth A. Gould
Professor of Sociology and Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Brooklyn College

Jenny Kao-Kniffin
Associate Professor, Horticulture Section, School of Integrative Plant Science 
Associate Director, Agriculture & Life Sciences, Cornell Cooperative Extension
Cornell University

Timon McPhearson
Associate Professor of Urban Ecology & Director of the Urban Systems Lab
The New School for Social Research

Kate Orff 
Professor & Director, Urban Design Program
Columbia University
SCAPE Landscape Architecture

Linh Pham
SCAPE Landscape Architecture