Morgan Grove, Hixon Center Senior Fellow, will discuss his emerging work on understanding racial segregation in an environmental context and with an ecological perspective, and his work with an urban wood economy as an example of attempting to break urban ecological poverty traps.
Morgan Grove is a social scientist and Team Leader for the USDA Forest Service’s Baltimore Urban Field Station and is a lecturer at Yale University. He joined the USDA Forest Service in 1996 and has been a Co-Principal Investigator in the Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) since its beginning in 1997. Morgan was the Social Science Scholar in Residence at the National Social-Environmental Synthesis Center for two years, from 2016-2018.
Morgan is the lead author for The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology: Space, Scale, and Time for the Study of Cities, which advances a new school of urban ecology for the 21st century. He co-edited a companion book, Science for the Sustainable City: Empirical Insights from the Baltimore School of Urban Ecology, will be published in 2019. Morgan has a B.A. from Yale College with a dual degree in Architecture and Environmental Studies, a M.F.S. in Community Forestry from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Social Ecology from Yale University. Morgan was a Yale F&ES URI intern in 1989.