Publications by Year

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[21] Locke, D.H., Romolini, R., Galvin, M. F., O’Neil-Dunne, J. P. M., Strauss, E. G.. (2017). Tree canopy change in Coastal Los Angeles, 2009 – 2014. Cities And The Environment (CATE) [LINK]

[20] Grove, J.M., Ogden, L.A., Pickett, S.T.A., Boone, C.G., Buckley, G.L., Locke, D.H. and Lord, C.. [In Press]. The Legacy Effect: Understanding how segregation and environmental injustice unfold over time in Baltimore. Submitted the March 2018 Annals of the American Association of Geographers Special Issue on “Social Justice and the City.” [LINK]

[19] Groffman, P. M. , Avolio, M., Cavender-Bares, J., Bettez, N. D., Grove, J. M., Hall, S., Hobbie, S., Larson, K.L., Lerman, S., Locke, D.H., Heffernan, J., Morse, J. L., Neil, C., Nelson, K., O’Neil-Dunne, J. P. M., Pataki, D., Polsky, C., Pouyat, R. V., Roy Chowdhury, R., Steele, M., Trammell, T. L. E.. (2017). Ecological homogenization of Residential Macrosystems. Nature Ecology and Evolution. 1(0191), 1-3. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-017-0191 [LINK]

[18] Locke, D.H.. (2017). A New Look at Residential Ecosystems Management: Heterogenous Practices and the Landscape Mullets Concept (Doctoral Dissertation). [LINK to submitted draft]

[17] Chuang, W-C., Boone, C. G., Locke, D.H., Grove, J. M., Buckley, G. L., Whitmer, A., Zhang.. (2017) Tree canopy change and neighborhood stability: A comparative analysis of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD. Accepted at Urban Forestry and Urban Greening on March 28, 2017. [LINK]

[16] Locke, D.H., Han, S., Kondo, M., Murphy-Dunning, C., Cox, M.. (2017). Did community greening reduce crime in New Haven, CT from 1996 to 2007? Landscape and Urban Planning 161,72–79. 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.01.006 [LINK]

[15] Nguyen, V. D., Roman, L. A., Locke, D. H., Mincey, S. K., Sanders, J., Fichman, E. S., … Tobing, S. L. (2017). Branching out to residential lands: missions and strategies of five tree distribution programs in the U.S. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 22, 1–24. [LINK]



[14] Locke, D. H., Landry, S., Grove, J. M., Roy Chowdhury, R.. (2016). What’s scale got to do with it? Models for urban tree canopy. Journal of Urban Ecology. 2(1): 1-16. DOI: 10.1093/jue/juw006 [LINK]

[13] Sachdeva, S., McCaffrey, S., Locke, D. H.. (2016). Social Media Approaches to Modeling Wildfire Smoke Dispersion: Spatio-temporal and social scientific investigations. Information, Communication and Society, 4462(August), 1–16. doi:10.1080/1369118X.2016.1218528 [LINK]

[12] Svendsen, E.S., Campbell, L.K., Fisher, D.R., Connolly, J.J.T., Johnson, M.L., Sonti, N.F., Locke, D. H., Westphal, L.M., LeBlanc F.C., Grove, J.M., Romolini, M., Blahna, D.J., Wolf, K.L.. (2016). Stewardship mapping and assessment project: a framework for understanding community-based environmental stewardship. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-156. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 134 p. [LINK]

[11] Groffman, P. M., Grove, J. M., Polsky, C., Bettez, N. D., Morse, J. L., C-B, J., Hall, S. J., Heffernan, J. B., Hobbie, S. E., Larson, K. L., Neill, C., Nelson, K., Ogden, L., O’Neil-Dunne, J. P. M., Pataki, D., Roy Chowdhury, R., and Locke, D. H.. (2016). Satisfaction, water and fertilizer use in the America residential macrosystem. Environmental Research Letters on Feb. 15, 2016 [LINK]



[10] Locke, D. H., Roman, L. A., Murphy-Dunning, C.. (2015) Why opt-in to a planting program? Long-term residents value street tree aesthetics. Journal of Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, 41(6): 324–333 [LINK]

[9] Locke, D. H., & Baine, G. (2015). The good, the bad, and the interested: how historical demographics explain present-day tree canopy, vacant lot and tree request spatial variability in New Haven, CT. Urban Ecosystems, 18(2), 391-409. doi:10.1007/s11252-014-0409-5 [LINK] – available for one time personal download only



[8] Locke, D. H., and Grove, J. M.. (2014). Doing the Hard Work Where It’s Easiest? Examining the relationships between urban greening programs and social and ecological characteristics. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy. DOI: 10.1007/s12061-014-9131-1 [LINK]

[7] Locke, D. H., King, K. L., Svendsen, E. S., Campbell, L. K., Small, C., Sonti, N.F., Fisher, D. R. Lu, J. W. T.. (2014). Urban environmental stewardship and changes in vegetative cover in New York City neighborhoods (2000-2010). Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, 4(3), 250–266. doi:10.1007/s13412-014-0176-x [LINK]

[6] Grove, J. M., Locke, D. H., & O’Neil-Dunne, J. P. M. (2014). An Ecology of Prestige in New York City: Examining the Relationships Among Population Density, Socio-economic Status, Group Identity, and Residential Canopy Cover. Environmental Management. 54(3), 402–419 doi:10.1007/s00267-014-0310-2  [LINK]



[5] Locke, D. H., Grove, J. M., Galvin, M. F., O’Neil-Dunne, J. P. M., & Murphy, C.. (2013). Applications of Urban Tree Canopy Assessment and Prioritization Tools: Supporting Collaborative Decision Making to Achieve Urban Sustainability Goals. Cities and the Environment (CATE), 6(1). [LINK]

[4] Romolini, M., Grove, J. M., & Locke, D. H.. (2013). Assessing and comparing relationships between urban environmental stewardship networks and land cover in Baltimore and Seattle. Landscape and Urban Planning, 120, 190–207. doi:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2013.08.008 [LINK]

[3] Kovacs, K. F., Haight, R. G., Jung, S., Locke, D. H., & O’Neil-Dunne, J. P. M.. (2013). The marginal cost of carbon abatement from planting street trees in New York City. Ecological Economics, 95, 1–10. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2013.08.012 [LINK]

[2] King, K. L., & Locke, D. H.. (2013). A Comparison of Three Methods for Measuring Local Urban Tree Canopy Cover. Journal of Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, 39(2), 62-67. [LINK]



[1] Locke, D. H., Grove, J. M., Lu, J. W. T., Troy, A. R., O’Neil-Dunne, J. P. M., Beck, D. B.. (2010). Prioritizing preferable locations for increasing urban tree canopy in New York City. Cities And The Environment 3(1):18. [LINK]