Midday Talk: Forestry and Design Series
Dr. Danijela Puric-Mladenovic, Daniels Faculty " The Southern Ontario Forest"
Danijela is a faculty member working for the Ministry of Natural Resources, Science and Research Branch, Natural Heritage Information Center. Her research and professional work is focused on forests in settled and urban landscapes. Her research has a specific focus on conservation, restoration and integrated spatial planning and management of forests in urban, peri-urban to rural landscapes and their interfaces. Within this research framework she has a special focusses on: development and application inventory and monitoring protocols; spatial conservation and landscape planning; spatial design of green systems and networks; quantifying values of forests and green systems in the contest of green infrastructure; determining thresholds and landscape and vegetation reference conditions; spatial prioritization of restoration; predictive modeling and mapping under current, future and past (pre-settlement vegetation) environmental and climate conditions; vegetation analysis and assessment; development of monitoring criteria and indicators, and application of spatial analysis and decision tolls to forest and landscape conservation. In collaboration with Dr. A. Kenney Danijela co-developed Neighbourwoods, a single tree inventory and monitoring protocol, and Vegetation Sampling Protocol, inventory and monitoring protocol applicable to forests and other vegetation. Dr. Puric-Mladenovic collaborates with partners from different levels of governments, NGOs, academia and community groups engaged in forests and natural resources conservation across urban and settled landscapes.