Georgia Silvera Seamans, PhD

Georgia Silvera Seamans lives and breathes city trees--with experience in New Haven, Boston, Oakland, and NYC, and a dissertation about mainstreaming the ecosystem services of urban forests in the municipal government and nonprofit realms in Northern California cities. 

Her research has been published in Urban Forestry & Urban Greening and Arboriculture & Urban Forestry. Georgia writes about trees with essays in City Trees (read Ginkgo: Notches, Edible Seeds, and Synchronous Leaf Drop and More and The Storied English Elm of Washington Square Park). She spoke about phenology on the Brian Lehrer Show #BLTrees. She serves on the #BlackBotanistsWeek organizing committee and spoke about the group with Jami Floyd on WNYC. She is a member of BIPOC Hort.

Georgia also writes about urban birds with bylines in Popular Science and Audubon. She is the creator and host of Your Bird Story, a podcast about everyday birdwatching in cities. Listen to the podcast’s origin story in this interview with the ABA Birding Podcast. 

She is the founder of Local Nature Lab and directs Washington Square Park Eco Projects.

Read Georgia’s personal blog, Local Ecologist. 

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