Cities and the Environment publishes peer-reviewed scholarship on urban ecology research and urban ecology education.

We encourage submissions of scholarly works of the following types: well-written, relevant articles in English; multi-media products such as simulations, video streams, audio productions and other visualization tools.


All inquiries should be directed to the managing editor.

Senior Editor
Eric Strauss , Loyola Marymount University
President's Professor of Biology
Seaver College of Science & Engineering

Managing Editor
Anne Buckelew
USDA Forest Service

This publication is supported by Loyola Marymount University. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Loyola Marymount University or the institutions of the affiliated editors.

Current Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1 (2014) Urban Long-Term Research Area Exploratory Awards (ULTRA-Ex)

Special Topic Articles: Urban Long-Term Research Area Exploratory Awards (ULTRA-Ex)


What Does It Take to Achieve Equitable Urban Tree Canopy Distribution? A Boston Case Study.
Rachel S. Danford, Chingwen Cheng, Michael W. Strohbach, Robert Ryan, Craig Nicolson, and Paige S. Warren


Characteristics of Stewardship in the Chicago Wilderness Region
Lynne M. Westphal, Amelie Y. Davis, Cindy Copp, Laurel M. Ross, Mark J. Bouman, Cherie L. Fisher, Mark K. Johnston, Marc Lambruschi, and Erika Hasle



Rodenticide Exposure Among Endangered Kit Foxes Relative to Habitat Use in an Urban Landscape
Brian L. Cypher, Stella C. McMillin, Tory L. Westall, Christine Van Horn Job, Robert C. Hosea, Brian J. Finlayson, and Erica C. Kelly


Creating Spatially-Explicit Lawn Maps Without Classifying Remotely-Sensed Imagery: The case of suburban Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Nicholas M. Giner, Colin Polsky, Robert G. Pontius Jr., Daniel M. Runfola, and Samuel J. Ratick