Kaitlyn Pike

PhD Student

Urban forest governance, green equity, and community buy-in

Kaitlyn is a Ph.D. student in UBC’s Faculty of Forestry and a member of the Urban Forestry Research in Action (UFORIA) Lab. Her proposed research aims to better understand how urban forest governance capacity shapes green equity and community buy-in. Kaitlyn received her B.A. and M.S. in Environmental Science at DePaul University in Chicago, IL, USA, where she worked alongside non-profit and municipal groups to evaluate their urban forestry programs. She was also active in several extra-curricular organizations, as Co-founder and President of DePaul Trees and Senator for Sustainability and Executive Vice President of Operations in DePaul’s Student Government Association.

In her free time, Kaitlyn enjoys bird watching, going on adventures, and playing video games.



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Selected Publications

Pike, K., O’Herrin, K., Klimas, C., and J. Vogt. (2021). Tree preservation during construction: an evaluation of a comprehensive municipal tree ordinance. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 57: 1-13.

Pike, K., Brokaw, R., and J. Vogt. (2020). Self-reported motivations, environmental attitudes, and personal efficacy of volunteers at CommuniTree tree-planting events in Northwest Indiana, U.S. Cities and the Environment (CATE), 13(2): 1-36.

Pike, K., O’Herrin. K., and J. Vogt. (In preparation). Homeowner and homebuilder practices and perceptions of construction and tree preservation on residential properties.