Dexter H Locke, PHD

Urban Ecology, Urban Forestry, and Geographic Information Systems


Postdoctoral Fellow, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), University of Maryland

I am an Urban Ecologist with a doctorate from the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University. Prior to Clark, I received a Master's of Environmental Science from The Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University. I also graduated Summa Cum Laude from The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at The University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Planning, with Minors in Economics as well as Forestry.

I worked for the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station in the People and Their Environments: Social Science Supporting Natural Resource Management and Policy work unit.

Conducting applied research with urban natural resource managers is my passion. If I'm not doing urban ecology I can usually be found rock climbing and hiking throughout the Mid Atlantic region, or listening to classic rock music. Connect with me via Twitter and LinkedIn, or send a message below.


My research interests are organized into three interrelated themes. The main focus is urban natural resource management and stewardship.


This section contains peer reviewed works only. The most current papers are shown first. Papers can be browsed by year. For a complete listing and access to all publications including reports, self-published material, and posters please see my CV. To receive the latest research news by email, follow me on Google Scholar and ResearchGate.

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