Summer 2010: At the same sites as we observed birds, we have collected arthropods using pitfall traps.
A paired study of community gardens and vacant lots in southern Boston, was conducted using pitfall traps.
Summer & Fall 2010 through summer 2011
Within the same 12 census block groups, we have observed human behavior at greened sites and non-greened sites to understand how urban greening affects use and behavior patterns within urban spaces. We are interviewing local residents and stakeholders to compliment and further inform observations.
Summer & Fall 2010
We have conducted sidewalk surveys of vegetation and land use on private residential parcels in both the Plum Island Estuary and Boston. In addition to these snapshots, we are using GIS and 2009 orthophotography to map land covers in the two areas.
We develop and model possible future landscape change and greening scenarios for the Metro Boston region.